Global unions applaud NZ ‘slave ships’ progress

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Global unions the ITF (International Transport Workers’ Federation) and IUF (International Union of Food, Agricultural and Hospitality Workers) today applauded the steps forward made in preventing often shocking abuse of crews on fishing vessels in New Zealand … Read more »

Families before commerce at Easter

Press Release – First Union

Families before commerce at Easter The retail workers union has hit back at critics of New Zealand’s modest Easter trading restrictions. “Some things are more important than going to the mall, and for just three and a half days each year we put community … Read more »

Questions and Answers – April 17

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. DENIS OROURKE (NZ First) to the Minister of Transport : Does he agree with all of the Prime Ministers statements concerning transport? Read more »

Public Address – I can’t see you, but you should see me

Column – Public Address

Being lost for words when youre a talkback host could hardly be considered ideal. But back in September of 1992, I was hosting an evening talkback show on a fledgling radio station in what was then a newly deregulated, highly unstable radio market. Read more »

St Augustine’s Church registered

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

The historic importance of a Devonport church has been recognised by the countrys lead heritage agency. Read more »

Environment Canterbury keen to help people keep warm this wi

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has welcomed the number of people who have responded to the letters sent out to homeowners reminding them that this winter they cannot use their wood burner if it is 15 or more years old. Read more »

Missing boy – Pakuranga

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police are seeking information as to the whereabouts of 14 year old Demetrius Masiutama. Demetrius was last seen at 6am on 24 March in Pakuranga. Yesterday was his 14th birthday. He suffers from a mild intellectual disability and is meant to take medication but … Read more »

Collaboration stops drugs from crossing borders

Press Release – New Zealand Customs Service

Collaboration between Hong Kong and New Zealand Customs has stopped millions of dollars worth of drugs coming into New Zealand this year, with a number of seizures and arrests in both countries. Read more »

Work visa problems need monitoring

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government is handing out temporary work visas to migrants to work in jobs that could easily be filled by unemployed Kiwi workers in the Christchurch rebuild, says Darien Fenton, Labours Associate Immigration spokesperson. Read more »

Where Are The 15,000 Jobs?

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

Paula Bennett is today proudly telling New Zealand that beneficiary numbers have decreased by 15,000 in the past year. There is no proud declaration that 15,000 jobs have been created in the same period, says Auckland Action Against Poverty spokesperson, … Read more »