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Archive for July, 2016

PAKISTAN: Nowshera police order transgender to vacate

Press Release – Asian Human Rights Commission

The district police of Nowshera, Khyber Pakhtunkha (KP) province has ordered the externment of the transgender community for an indefinite period. The order will affect more than 1100 transgenders who are scattered throughout the district. Read more »

On The Nation: Unitary Plan debate

Press Release – The Nation

The Property Institute says the majority of new buildings under the Unitary Plan will be apartments, and there will be enough demand for them. Read more »

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Antony Green

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: This months Australian election returned the Liberal Party and Malcolm Turnbull to power but only just. Two of the last three federal elections have been tight races, with 2010 ending in a hung parliament. And an increasing number of Australians … Read more »

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Michael Gibino

Press Release – The Nation

Lisa Owen: Political editor Patrick Gower spoke to Michael Gibino, who ran 1800km to the convention to support Clintons former rival, Bernie Sanders. Read more »

Q + A – Sunday July 31

Press Release – TVNZ

1. Can the Auckland Unitary plan fix our biggest city? Jessica Mutch asks Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith. Read more »

Police investigate serious assault

Press Release – New Zealand Police

Police in Onehunga are investigating a serious assault after an incident that occurred in Trafalgar Street around 3.00am this morning, Saturday 30 July. Read more »

This weekend on The Nation…

Press Release – The Nation

After five years of submissions and debate, the Unitary Plan is heading to Council for a final vote. Can it calm the city’s housing crisis… or will it create city full of low-quality high-rises? And will it get more people on the property ladder, … Read more »

Minister encouraged by progress on future of Wellington

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Local Government Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga is encouraged by progress made by local councils and communities in the wider Wellington region working with the Local Government Commission on the future of their local government structures. Read more »

Sentencing on Health Fraud Charges

Press Release – Ministry of Health

An Auckland man charged with making multiple fraudulent applications for health funding and carer support has been sentenced to home detention, as well as being ordered to make reparation after appearing in Manukau District Court. Read more »

Housing First funding a great step forward

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa is applauding the Governments move to invest $9 million over the next two years into two internationally recognised models aimed at curbing homelessness. Read more »

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