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Mums can now breastfeed in Wellington pools

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Council Community Pools Manager Amy Carter says the Council had spoken with other New Zealand councils about their breastfeeding in pools policies. Read more »

Maangai Maaori positions to be become a reality in 2020

Press Release – Waikato District Council

Waikato District Council is looking for up to three Maangai Maaori (the voice of Maaori) to join our team for a start in 2020. The job description asks for people who are actively involved in their iwi, hapuu and marae, who share Councils values, … Read more »

Road to Zero strategy must be locally accountable to succeed

Press Release – Local Government NZ

LGNZ broadly supports the Road to Zero Safety Strategy, saying that its success will depend on government and NZTA improving their relationships with local communities, who directly fund this core infrastructure through fuel taxes and rates. Read more »

Amnesty applauds NZ leadership for refugee sponsorship

Press Release – Amnesty International

Amnesty International applauds NZ Minister’s leadership for signing onto global network for refugee sponsorship Read more »

Racism within the NZ Police must be addressed

Press Release – Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council is calling on the Government to establish an Inquiry into Institutional racism in the New Zealand Police. Councils Executive Director Matthew Tukaki has said for too long our people within the force and outside in … Read more »

Why a pardon for Rua Kēnana doesn’t go far enough

Article – The Conversation

Why a pardon for 20th-century Mori leader Rua Knana doesn’t go far enough Read more »

Cull: Environment commissioner right to be concerned

Press Release – Local Government NZ

LGNZ President Dave Cull says that Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton is on the money with his new report warning that domestic and international tourists are putting too much pressure on our environment. The report, Pristine, … Read more »

Church welcomes declaration from Pope on abuse secrecy

Press Release – Catholic Church in Aotearoa New Zealand

We welcome this declaration by Pope Francis. The issue of Pontifical Secrecy regarding sexual abuse has not been an issue in New Zealand because the Church here is strongly committed to cooperating with the police and judicial authorities in … Read more »

Aged care expert’s top tips for a merrier Christmas

Press Release – Miranda Smith Homecare

An aged care expert is urging Kiwis to take time to understand the needs of their elderly loved ones this holiday season a time when stress can take its toll on all generations of the family. Read more »

National Library makes more room for NZ and Pacific stories

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

The National Library holds millions of books stored carefully beneath the road under Molesworth St in Wellington and in storehouses outside Wellington. 600,000 books make up a portion of the overseas published collections stretching across 24,544 … Read more »

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