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Taking the Long View

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 01:38 PM
There are five days each year I cherish. Three of them come in May when I attend the Auckland Writers Festival. Two are in August when I go to the annual conference of the Environmental Defence Society (EDS). Read more...

Gordon Campbell on Bridges’ ‘meth crooks’ leadership failure

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 12:01 PM
G iven that National Party leader Simon Bridges has made consistency and strong leadership the cornerstones of his attacks upon the coalition government, his own massive backflip on the meth compensation issue has been unfortunate, to say the ... Read more...

Is Auckland’s transport becoming more or less accessible?

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:52 AM
This article will appear in Fightback's upcoming September issue on Accessibility. To support our work, consider subscribing to our e-publication ($NZ20 annually) or print magazine ($NZ60 annually). You can subscribe with PayPal or credit card here ... Read more...

Court of Appeal rejects NZME-Stuff merger

Published: Tue 25 Sep 2018 10:03 AM
The Court of Appeal has turned down the proposed merger between media companies NZME and Stuff. Read more...

Acting PM's Press Conference 24/9/18: UN-Leader'd

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 06:05 PM
Winston Peters, Acting Prime Minister while Jacinda Ardern is in New York for the UN Leaders' Week, held a short press conference Monday after chairing this week's cabinet meeting. Read more...

Ardern focuses on child poverty in first US speech

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 02:26 PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has used her first speech in the US to recommit the government to making New Zealand the best place in the world to be a child. Read more...

Warning on Christchurch seller's building reports

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 01:08 PM
A warning has gone out to house hunters in Christchurch not to rely on building reports supplied by those selling homes. Read more...

Students walk out of school over truancy comments

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 12:37 PM
More than 100 students walked out of a Hamilton high school this morning in protest after the principal said truants are more likely to wind up being a rape victim. Read more...

Hot compost cause of mystery vapour, police say

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 12:33 PM
The sulpur smell at a Carterton school where 10 pupils fell ill on Friday was from compost at a neighbouring property, police say. Read more...

Jacinda Ardern rejects Trump's call for war on drugs

Published: Mon 24 Sep 2018 11:25 AM
New Zealand will not be signing the United States' document calling for global action on the war on drugs, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. Read more...
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