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Where’s the taxpayer value in sending Mr Speaker to Africa?

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

If Speaker of the House Trevor Mallard wanted to see gorillas in Africa he should have paid for the privilege, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union. Read more »

Forcing Mike Lee to go to shows flaws in Gov structure

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

Forcing Mike Lee to go to using LGOIMA and Ombudsman shows flaw in NZs local government structure Read more »

Government fails on Police targets

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Government is well behind on its target to boost the number of sworn frontline Police by 1800 by 2020, Nationals Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. This is yet another target that hasnt been reached by the Government. So far there … Read more »

PSA disturbed by dismal handling of funding issues

Press Release – Public Service Association

New revelations today that the Ministry of Health has been blocked from making major cuts in funding for disability support services are a disturbing symptom of longstanding underfunding of the disability sector says the Public Service Association (PSA). Read more »

Top military attache found guilty of planting hidden camera

Article – RNZ

Top military attache Alfred Keating has been found guilty of trying to film his colleagues on the toilet in New Zealand’s US embassy. Read more »

Radical new approaches may be required says NZTech

Press Release – Make Lemonade

The future of work and the impact of tech changes are complex issues, so it is fantastic to see the Productivity Commission undertaking such a detailed analysis of the potential opportunities and challenges, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says. The rapid … Read more »

Public statement on behalf of NZNO President Grant Brookes

Press Release – Lloyd Law

It has recently come to light that a petition is circulating among members of the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Tptanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa, calling for a Special General Meeting. The motion to be put to the proposed SGM makes reference … Read more »

Health bodies fail to detect serious employment law breaches

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

An Auckland pharmacy group penalised for underpaying employees by more than $255,000, has highlighted a hole in the auditing processes within the health sector when it comes to safeguarding the labour standards of employees. Read more »

Kiwi friend of the moa returns home

Press Release – Environmental Protection Authority

The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has appointed Kiwi expat Professor Michael Bunce to the role of Chief Scientist. Read more »

Removal of pathologists from skills shortage list unwise

Press Release – Association of Salaried Medical Specialists

The senior doctors union says its concerns about the immigration status of pathologists have been acknowledged but the Governments response falls well short of what is needed. Read more »

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