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Trumpian Inspired Rhetoric From Anti-Trans Group

Press Release – Agender New Zealand

US Trumpian Inspired Rhetoric From Anti-Trans Group Not a Good Fit with Nz Society Trans-rights support groups around the country have been dismayed by recent divisive and repellent comments by Stand Up For Women (SUFW), a group calling itself feminist … 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 »

Ministry continuing surgical mesh work

Press Release – Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health has now heard more than 600 stories from those who have been affected by surgical mesh, through an innovative restorative justice process. 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 »

Employment Expos provide opportunities for students

Press Release – UCOL

Students got to meet employers and gain advice about job seeking at UCOLs recent series of Employment Expos. Read more »

TB prevention is no longer a choice, but essential to end TB

Article – Citizen News Service

“TB prevention is no longer a choice but an essential intervention to end TB… TB is one of the few infections that we ignore and do not treat till it manifests as late stage disease that has already [been] transmitted to several others. The … 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 »

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 »

Kiwi companies recognised for sustainable energy projects

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Two New Zealand sustainable energy companies, Infratec and Sunergise, have each won two sustainable energy awards in the past week for solar projects in the Pacific. Read more »

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