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Archive for March, 2018

“More Extreme, Deviant & Violent” Porn

Press Release – Family First

The Ministry of Health, in its submission to the Select Committee which is considering a 22,334-written petition calling on an expert panel to investigate the public health effects and societal harms of pornography, says that the content of pornography … Read more »

Royal Commission calls for public submissions on draft Terms

Press Release – Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care is welcoming submissions from the public on the draft Terms of Reference. Read more »

Kapiti Run for Youth Nudging $20,000 Raised

Press Release – Kapiti Run for Youth

Kapiti Run for Youth took place on Sunday 25 March with 272 participants. Sponsorship is still open until Friday 6 April however funds raised at this point are nudging $20,000. This a truly awesome effort and once we close sponsorship we hope to … Read more »

World-leading scientist addresses global sustainability

Press Release – University of Auckland

Professor Johan Rockstrm, Director of the Stockholm Resilience Centre will visit the country next week, and will present the ‘NZCGS 5th Global Affairs Lecture’, at the University of Auckland. Read more »

War on tooth decay in the Bay

Press Release – Bay of Plenty District Health Board

Free dental care was provided in the Eastern Bay township of Taneatua recently in a New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) exercise with the Bay of Plenty District Health Board (BOPDHB) and Tuhoe iwi. Read more »

No good outcome from ring-fencing losses

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

Stuart Nash announced today that In conjunction with the recently announced extension to the bright-line test, ring-fencing losses from rental properties would make property speculation less attractive and level the playing field between property investors … Read more »

Forest & Bird: driving 500m melts 1kg of glacier ice

Press Release – Forest and Bird

At the event Climate 2050: discussing Wellingtons future this evening Forest & Bird climate advocate Adelia Hallett highlighted new research showing that every 500 metres we drive melts at least one kilogram of glacier ice. This brings home … Read more »

Forest & Bird leaves bank over fossil fuel investments

Press Release – Forest and Bird

New Zealand’s largest independent conservation organisation is moving its bank accounts from ANZ because of serious concerns over the banks investments in fossil fuels. Read more »

New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support

Press Release – NZNO

Media Release 29 March 2018 New campaign gears up fast to mobilise support After the rejection of the latest DHB Nurses and Midwifery Multi Employer Collective Agreement pay offer, NZNO launched a campaign to mobilise NZNO members and the wider public … Read more »

Employment changes not good for flexibility, productivity

Press Release – BusinessNZ

Employment changes not good for flexibility, productivity BusinessNZ says proposed changes to employment law should be carefully scrutinised to ensure the strengths of the current employment relations framework are not lost. Read more »

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