Archive for August, 2014

A new deal for the conservation estate

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The health of our economy depends on New Zealand preserving and restoring our land, air, water and indigenous wildlife, says Labours Conservation spokesperson Ruth Dyson. Read more »

Vera Auriga must be banned from NZ waters

Press Release – New Zealand Independent Coalition

The Vega Auriga is a ticking timebomb that must be banned from New Zealand – it poses as great a risk as the Rena did when it sailed from Napier to the Astrolabe Reef, said Brendan Horan. Read more »

$200,000 to support popular Polyfest

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals Pacific Affairs Spokesman Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has today announced that if re-elected National will provide financial backing for the most popular Pacific youth event in New Zealand, the ASB Polyfest. Polyfest is an annual Auckland Secondary … Read more »

Bill English: allegations against Judith Collins are serious

Press Release – TVNZ

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English told TV1s Q+A programme that the allegations against Judith Collins are serious and thats why an inquiry is needed. Read more »

Culture Change Required

Press Release – Clinton Dearlove

“There are serious issues raised in an Employment Relations Authority judgement released this week. The culture within the Whangarei District Council (WDC) organisation must change. The culture of any organisation is defined by its leadership starting … Read more »

$22.5 million to support new forest planting

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals Forestry Spokesperson, Jo Goodhew, has today announced a re-elected National-led Government will invest $22.5 million over five years to further encourage and support the planting of new forests. Mrs Goodhew made the announcement at Knapdale … Read more »

Reducing Reoffending Statistic Challenged

Press Release – Rethinking Crime and Punishment

In Rethinkings latest blog, http://blog.rethinking.org.nz/2014/08/th-bps-reducing-crime-and-reoffending.html it closely examines the current claim that reoffending in New Zealand has reduced by 12.5% since June 2011, and reveals how that figure has been achieved. It argues … Read more »

University economics team studying workers’ comparing wages

Press Release – University of Canterbury

A University of Canterbury economics research team is looking at fairness of the job assignments and whether workers are sensitive to the wages of their co-workers. Read more »

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Disorder

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Experts gather to discuss action on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in New Zealand A national symposium FASD in New Zealand: A Time to Act will be held on Friday 5 September at the University of Aucklands Tamaki campus. The Symposium is a collaboration … Read more »

Statement by State Services Commissioner

Press Release – State Services Commission

30 August 2014 “The State Services Commission was contacted by the Prime Minister’s Office over the last 24 hours on this issue.” Any activity that undermines, or has the potential to undermine, the trust and confidence in the public service … Read more »

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