Community Scoop

Archive for June, 2013

New Zealand’s property dream is a nightmare for tenants

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

The largest-ever worldwide study linking damp housing to respiratory and allergy problems paints a grim picture for New Zealand children says Child Poverty Action Group spokesperson Associate Professor Nikki Turner. Read more »

Internal affairs cracks international child abuse case

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

The jailing of an Australian man for 40 years in the US for sexually abusing a young boy was the direct result of an Investigation by New Zealands Department of Internal Affairs. Read more »

Election Winner Wants Focus on Housing and Jobs

Press Release – TVNZ

Winner of the Ikaroa Rawhiti by-election and Labours newest MP, Meka Whaitiri is singling out housing and jobs as the major issues she will focus on in Parliament. Read more »

Phillipstown School launches Judicial Review

Press Release – Phillipstown School Board of Trustees

The Board of Phillipstown School will be filing judicial review proceedings in the Christchurch High Court on Monday seeking a declaration that the decision to close the school and merge it with Woolston school is in breach of the Education Act 1989. Read more »

Q+A: Jessica Mutch Interviews Gerry Brownlee

Press Release – TVNZ

There are 2 National Land Transport Fund programmes that will be in the intervening time before, say, the rail link. What we have said, of course, is that those other 5 very significant roading projects that we want to bring forward. Read more »

KiwiSaver first home buyer stats soar

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The number of first home buyers using KiwiSaver to get onto the first rung of the property ladder has increased seven fold over the past 2 years, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Revenue Minister Todd McClay announced on KiwiSavers 6th birthday. Read more »

Leave GMO regulation to government, not councils

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With some councils trying to regulate genetically modified organisms, Federated Farmers is backing a move by the Minister for the Environment, the Hon Amy Adams, to clarify who has regulatory responsibility for the management of GMOs. Read more »

Community turns to Social Media to Combat Synthetic Cannabis

Press Release – CARE NZ

Social media is the secret weapon in the battle against retailers who choose to sell synthetic cannabis, it was agreed by many of the attendees at the recent public meeting held at Kuranui College. Read more »

Maori Party is ‘finished’ says Shearer

Press Release – TVNZ

Labour leader David Shearer has told TV Ones Q+A programme that the Maori Party is finished after placing third in the Ikaroa Rawhiti by-election on Saturday (June 29). Read more »

Super City Council Supporting ZMs Fabulous Gay Wedding

Press Release – ZM – Radio Station

ZMs Fabulous Gay Wedding which will take place on 19 August at 8am, (the day the bill becomes law), has now become an Auckland event with two key Council bodies offering support. Read more »

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