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Archive for January, 2016

Future-Proofing Our Festivals

Press Release – Nostalgia Festival

Music festivals create images of late summer evenings, the humid day dissolving into a crisp night, with music rolling over fields. What is often ignored is the mess remaining when the festival-goers have left: a sea of white, dropped disposable cups … Read more »

School Year Begins for 750,000 Students

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Hon Hekia Parata Minister of Education Education Minister Hekia Parata has wished children and young people well as they prepare to pick up their school bags and head to school this week. I hope kids are feeling full of beans after the summer break … Read more »

Woman Airlifted From Whakamaru

Press Release – Rescue Helicopter Trust

The BayTrust Rescue Helicopter was dispatched to an area of the Waikato River Saturday afternoon at 6pm near Whakamaru (51 km SW of Rotorua) to attend a woman that had received injuries from a fall. Read more »

Labour launches policy offering 3 years’ free tertiary ed

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 31 (BusinessDesk) – A Labour Party-led would institute a policy of free tertiary education for up to three years for any New Zealander who has not previously studied past the end of secondary school, its leader, Andrew Little, announced today in a … Read more »

Ruth Dyson: Vulnerable Women the Victims of Govt Inaction

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments failure to address the housing crisis and its refusal to take steps to raise wages have led to vulnerable women being exploited, Labours spokesperson for Women Ruth Dyson says. Reports today that women are being offered free rent … Read more »

1,500 Concerned Christchurch Citizens Attend Anti-TPPA Rally

Press Release – Its Our Future Christchurch

A large crowd of at least 1500 came to Christchurch’s Cathedral Square today, Sat January 30, 2016, to mourn the death of Democracy if the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is implemented. Read more »

Updated draft of Ture Whenua Bill and hui details released

Press Release – Minister for Maori Development

Mori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has released an updated draft of Te Ture Whenua Mori Bill and details around further consultation hui. Read more »

Photos: TPP Rally At Government House

Article – Olex Sydor

Photos from today’s Wellington rally to hand over a petition to the Governor-General on the TPP at Government House. [ Press release ] Read more »

Bad Judgement causes Courts to lose credibility

Press Release – Sensible Sentencing Trust

A Judge who sentenced a mother to home detention after videoing herself sexually abusing her 12 month old baby son has been named and shamed on the Sensible Sentencing Trusts controversial web-site Read more »

UN expert group urges the US to address legacies of the past

Press Release – United Nations Human Rights Commissioner

UN expert group urges the US to address legacies of the past, police impunity and racial injustice crisis Read more »

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