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Business Leaders Join UN Chief To Step Up Action For Sustainability

Press Release – UN News

Business leaders joined UN Secretary-General Antnio Guterres on Tuesday, to step up delivery of critical investment, for a sustainable, net zero, resilient and equitable world. The Global Investors for Sustainable Development (GISD) Alliance … Read more »

Welcome Packs Help Former Refugee Families Make Their New House A Home

Press Release – New Zealand Red Cross

This month, New Zealand Red Cross Pathways to Settlement Programme will be delivering a welcome pack to former refugees households across Aotearoa to help them settle into their new homes. The welcome packs are filled with essential household items, … Read more »

Bipartisan Housing Policy Falls Short

Press Release – New Conservative

New Conservative is glad to see a bipartisan approach to housing policy. Unfortunately, however, the policy shows how out of touch both Labour and National are with the practicalities of suburban housing planning, and the consultative process that local … Read more »

Asia Connections Are At The Heart Of Success For Many South Island Businesses, New Report Shows

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation

A new report from the Asia New Zealand Foundation finds strong appetite among South Island businesses to continue growing trade and investment links to Asia, even as Covid-19 constrains their ability to connect in person. Published today, the report … Read more »

Lights Out

Press Release – Primary Land Users Group

The government has spoken about the use of major infrastructure projects as a means of kick-starting our economy and all infrastructure projects start with an increased demand for supply infrastructure. There are many people in New Zealand that are proposing … Read more »

Peace Action Plan Climate Action

Press Release – Peace Action Network

Peace Action Wellington is holding an info evening on Thursday, 21 October from 6-9pm at the Newtown Community Centre to discuss and plan a climate justice action to coincide with the international climate negotiations happening in Scotland, COP … Read more »

Government Reforms: Same Hospitals, Same Care, Different Name

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

Health Minister Andrew Little has had today held a briefing about the Governments health reforms that has left more questions than answers, says ACT Deputy Leader and Health spokesperson Brooke van Velden. Little says progress is underway to … Read more »

New Research Reinforces Urgency To End Conversion Practices

Press Release – Green Party

New research from the University of Waikato showing a link between conversion practices and negative mental health for trans and non-binary people reinforces the urgent need to pass the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill. Aotearoa should … Read more »

Mayor Announces Taskforce On Social Housing

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Mayor Andy Foster has announced the establishment of a Mayoral Taskforce on Social Housing to tackle challenges to the future sustainability of Council Housing and alleviate financial hardship experienced by tenants. The decision to take a deeper … Read more »

New Research Shows Link Between Conversion Practices And Negative Mental Health For Trans And Non-binary People

Press Release – University of Waikato

New findings published from a national survey led by University of Waikato researchers has found that trans and non-binary people living in Aotearoa New Zealand who have experienced gender identity conversion practices are more likely have worse mental … Read more »

MindTheGap NZ Announces Employer Pay Gap Registry

Press Release – MindTheGap NZ

On the 49th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act (EPA), MindTheGap NZ has announced a Public Pay Gap Registry at to highlight the need for fairer pay for Mori, for Pacific peoples, for gender, disability communities and other ethnicities … Read more »