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SMC Bulletin – Overseer: fit for regulation?

Press Release – Science Media Centre

Overseer: fit for regulation? The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment recommends the farm management software Overseer is reviewed and upgraded before it can be used to regulate nitrogen pollution from farms. Read more »

NZ’s investment ranking plummets after ban

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

New Zealands ranking as a place to invest has plummeted since the Governments decision to ban new oil and gas exploration and were now behind the Republic of Congo and Bangladesh, Nationals Energy & Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young … Read more »

Seymour Struggling to Save his Contentious Euthanasia Bill

Press Release – Right To Life

Members of Parliament should not be seduced by David Seymours proposed ammendments to his euthanasia bill. Right to Life contends that David Seymour knew from the outset that in order to get any Euthanasia bill across the line he had to shoot for the … Read more »

Waitara Lands Bill a Chance to Establish a Positive Future

Press Release – Manukorihi Hapu

The New Plymouth District Council (Waitara Lands) Bill has passed its Third Reading in Parliament today providing Waitara hap Manukrihi and Otaraua an opportunity to build a positive foundation for the future. Read more »

Seymour is grasping at straws to try salvage his Death Bill

Press Release – Renee Joubert

Last night David Seymour published a 73-page Sponsors Report which includes several pages of amendments to his proposed End of Life Choice Bill, only three weeks after allegedly claiming that his Bill was perfect . Read more »

Viva Scoop 3.0! Rounding Up 2018 and Looking Ahead

Article – Joseph Cederwall

2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the Scoop 3.0 plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold … Read more »

NZSIS welcomes the Inspector-General’s report

Press Release – NZ Security Intelligence Service

The New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) welcomes the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Securitys report relating to requests made to financial services providers. The report looks at a snapshot of three months and captured 13 case studies … Read more »

MHF welcomes Government’s response to synthetic drug use

Press Release – Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation (MHF) welcomes the Governments announcement that it will make it easier for those with synthetic drug use problems to get the help they deserve. Read more »

Strike off for 180 Fuel Tanker Truck Drivers

Press Release – First Union

Strike off for 180 Fuel Tanker Truck Drivers: Deal reached 180 fuel tanker drivers at Pacific Fuel Haul who had voted to walk off the job from December 16 for five days will no longer be doing so as a deal has been reached between workers and the … Read more »

New Zealand needs to take a human-rights based approach

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will highlight significant human rights issues in New Zealand with United Nations member states in Geneva this week. Read more »

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