Archive for March, 2013

Q+A: Susan Wood interviews Mike Sullivan and Robert Cole

Press Release – TVNZ

Eugenics has always been concerned with the policy of reducing the prevalence and population of people deemed to be disadvantaged, so theyve actually presented that argument in the paper. Read more »

Q+A: Jessica Mutch interviews Simon Bridges

Press Release – TVNZ

Protesters targeting offshore mining structures and vessels may face harsher penalties if a Government proposal is passed into law. Read more »

Police investigate assault on elderly women by burglar

Press Release – New Zealand Police

At approximately 1:15pm on Saturday, 30 of March 2013, a 76-year-old female victim encountered an intruder in her ptiki home. When she demanded to know what the young man was doing, he grabbed her and demanded cash. Read more »

Minister explores options for Tongariro crossing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Options to re-open the full Tongariro Alpine Crossing for next summer are being explored by Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith, GNS Science, DOC staff, iwi, Taupo MP Louise Upston and representatives of the local tourism industry. Read more »

Moves to strengthen protection of offshore activity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is proposing stronger measures to protect offshore petroleum and minerals activity from unlawful interference, Energy and Resources Minister Simon Bridges said today. Read more »

Minimum wage workers go backwards again

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Tomorrows miniscule 25 cents an hour increase to the minimum wage wont matter a jot to our lowest paid workers says Darien Fenton, Labours spokesperson for Labour Issues. Read more »

Budget tricks begin with ACC levy hike

Article – New Zealand Labour Party

New Zealanders will pay millions of dollars more to ACC from tomorrow thanks to the Governments revenue gathering levy hike says Labour’s ACC spokesperson Sue Moroney. Read more »

Bridges’ protest ban an over-reaction

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s decision to ban protesting within 500m of commercial vessels in NZ’s Exclusive Economic Zone is a massive over-reaction and yet another example of National kowtowing to foreign multi-national companies says Labour. Read more »

Court changes cast doubt on Collins’ judgement

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government back down on family court changes is welcome, but casts doubt on Judith Collins’ judgement for allowing the proposed reforms to get as far as they did, says Labours Justice spokesperson Andrew Little. Read more »

Fiordland’s depths reveal more new-to-science wonders

Press Release – NIWA

Scientists from NIWA and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have used a remote operated vehicle (ROV) equipped with cameras and a grappling arm to locate and sample specimens of sea pen previously unknown to science, hidden in the undiveable depths … Read more »

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