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Police maintains high level of public trust and confidence

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 11:01 AM
The results from this year’s Police Citizens’ Satisfaction Survey show that public trust and confidence in Police nationally remains high and stable at 78% - just up from the previous year’s result of 77%. Read more...

Video project to amplify the voices of beneficiaries

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 10:44 AM
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and We Are Beneficiaries have teamed up to amplify the voices of those who have experienced first hand that Aotearoa’s current system of welfare is not always the supportive safety net that it was built to be. Read more...

Teachers can help children make their voices heard

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 09:56 AM
Primary teachers now have a simple way to encourage their students to know and learn about their rights under the Children’s Convention. A new resource from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner can help teachers encourage children to speak their ... Read more...

Zonta commends new Family Violence legislation

Published: Tue 20 Nov 2018 09:46 AM
Zonta commends the passing of the Family Violence Act and related Family Violence (Amendments) Act. Zonta made a submission in favour of this new legislation and is committed to supporting its implementation. Read more...

Hāpai Te Hauora joins the Health Not Handcuffs Coalition

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2018 07:10 PM
Hāpai Te Hauora joins the Health Not Handcuffs Coalition to petition the Prime Minister to invest $150m in drug harm reduction Read more...

Rapid rent increases a product of bipartisan inaction

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2018 06:52 PM
The median nationwide rent has gone up $20 a week over the past two month , a rapid increase that is part of an upward trend overseen by both Labour and National Governments. Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns successive National and Labour Governments ... Read more...

87% of Speed Limits Unsafe

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2018 04:36 PM
A new study by the NZ Transport Agency has revealed that 87% of our road network has speed limits that exceed the safe and appropriate speed. Read more...

International Govts call on NZ to protect Māui dolphins

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2018 04:18 PM
At the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting, governments highlighted the plight of Māui dolphins, expressed concern over their lack of protection, and called on New Zealand to do more. The just-released formal record of the meeting ... Read more...

Bus drivers begin to share their stories on the picket line

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2018 03:46 PM
The 120 Waikato bus drivers who’ve started picketing the Go Bus lockout today have begun to tell their harrowing employment stories. Read more...

Violent Thug Gets ‘Get Out of Jail Early’ Opportunity

Published: Mon 19 Nov 2018 03:11 PM
Kiwi’s, who have shown in a recent poll to be 68% in favour of the Three Strikes Law, are appalled that yet another Judge has engaged in judicial activism by subverting the will of the NZ Parliament and invoking the ‘manifestly unjust’ clause in ... Read more...
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