Community Scoop

Archive for July, 2013

The Maori Party continues to opposes GCSB Bill

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Maori Party continues to oppose the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) and Related Legislation Amendment Bill because it is clearly intrusive and lacks justification for what we believe is an extraordinary extension of powers of … Read more »

New Invesigation into the Case of Teina Pora

Press Release – TV3

Tonight on 3rd Degree: a New Invesigation into the Case of Teina Pora TV3s 3rd Degree will tonight air an explosive new investigation into the case of Teina Pora. Pora was arrested in 1993 for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in her Papatoetoe … Read more »

Banking sector leads the way with RealMe

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Internal Affairs Chris Tremain has announced that a number of banks will soon be using the RealMe service to enable online banking customers to prove their identity. Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. SHANE ARDERN (NationalTaranaki – King Country) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on trends in the cost of living for New Zealand families? Read more »

Woodhouse rubbishes Peters’ nonsensical claims

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse has rubbished claims by New Zealand First that the Government is hiding thousands of parent category applications to manipulate immigration figures from China downwards. The New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, … Read more »

ACE Place – Building Learning Communities

Press Release – Adult and Community Education

What did you learn today? Its a question often asked of children at the end of the school day but one we rarely ask an adult. ACE Aotearoa Director, Jo Lake says this is surprising given that learning doesnt stop once people leave school or … Read more »

Resource Management Reform Bill bad for trees

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

The Environmental Defence Society is urging regional and district councils to urgently consider the implications of the Resource Management Reform Bill on their indigenous biodiversity functions. Read more »

NZEI Te Riu Roa complaint forces charter schools revelation

Press Release – NZEI

The Ministry of Education has finally been forced to reveal the names of organisations who have shown an interest in setting up a charter school in New Zealand. Read more »

Car seat risks concern Police and Plunket

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Canterbury Police say they are concerned at the number of children in cars who are at risk of injury because of unsafe or incorrectly installed car seats. During a two-week campaign this month, Police and Plunket visited pre-schools across Christchurch … Read more »

Foreign charter vessels exemption appalling

Press Release – First Union

The Rail and Maritime Transport Union is backing calls from the CTU this morning that boats fishing under settlement quota should not exempted from proposed requirements for foreign charter vessels. Read more »

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