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Fairer rules for tenants and landlords

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fairer rules for tenants and landlords The Government has delivered on its promise to the over one million New Zealanders who now rent to make it fairer and more secure, Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) Kris Faafoi has announced today. Both … Read more »

Ireland makes permanent Community Sponsorship of Refugees

Press Release – Amnesty International

Amnesty International has sent personnel to Ireland to learn about how to best implement the Community Sponsorship of Refugees in New Zealand. Read more »

The Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Meghan Murphy

Press Release – The Nation

Simon Shepherd: It’s Transgender Awareness Week, the same week a feminist group, Speak Up For Women, has brought Megan Murphy from Canada to speak in New Zealand. Murphy is a radical feminist who believes trans women aren’t women, views that have … Read more »

Otago University partners with Pacific Health Plus

Press Release – Pacific Health Plus

Over the next ten weeks four medical and health students from Otago University will work at Pacific Health Plus, a primary healthcare service, in Cannons Creek, Porirua, on a research project to better understand patients, their families and the community. Read more »

Same-gender sexual orientation “throughout NZ society”

Press Release – University of Auckland

The countrys first-ever major sexual health survey shows that some degree of same-gender sexual orientation exists throughout Aotearoa New Zealand society, and is more common among women than men, says a University of Auckland expert. Read more »

Partnership visa rules, time to get it right

Article – New Zealand Immigration Law

Immigration Law expert Aaron Martin comments on the recent backtrack from the immigration minister on partnership visa laws, he points out that there are other major flaws in the thinking around this visa category. Read more »

Arohata Prison Christmas concert “humanising and healing”

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa

When Marama* got up on stage to sing in Arohata Prisons annual Christmas concert, the audience wasnt prepared for what happened next. As she sang the Whitney Houston song I will always love you , dedicated to her children, people began to cry. By … Read more »

Shane Jones echoes fascist gunman’s manifesto

Article – Socialist Equality Group

Shane Jones, a cabinet minister in Prime Minister Jacinda Arderns Labour-led government, and a member of the right-wing NZ First Party, has used the governments intensifying attacks on immigrants to echo the extreme-right positions espoused in the Christchurch … Read more »

Christchurch prepares a warm welcome for Behrouz Boochani

Press Release – Word Christchurch

WORD Christchurch, Christchurchs Mayor and representatives of Ngi Tahu will gather at the citys Airport tomorrow morning to welcome a multi award-winning international author who has arrived in New Zealand. Read more »

National Period Hui Addresses All Types of Period Poverty

Press Release – The Period Place

32 academics, nurses, activists, product makers, volunteers, community groups and associations came together in Aucklands Ellen Melville Centre to share knowledge and first-hand accounts of growing period poverty in Aotearoa, on Saturday 2 November, … Read more »

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