Welfare Headlines

Govt Urged To Source External Carbon From Pacific Islands

Press Release – Carbon Partnership

Environmental financing charity Ekos is urging Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett to source any foreign carbon credits from the Pacific Islands before searching for credits elsewhere, and only after making every effort to reduce emissions at home, … Read more »

How to deal with contradictory scientific information

Press Release – University of Auckland

Science and research is becoming more popular in the media and on-line, so how can the general public deal with contradictory scientific advice and research? Professor Rainer Bromme of the University of Mnster, Germany, will present a talk, Between … Read more »

Bennett to Fiji for climate talks ahead of Bonn

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett will travel to Nadi today to join leaders and ministers at ministerial talks ahead of the 23rd Conference of the Parties COP23 in Bonn, Germany in November. Read more »

On The Nation: Workers’ Rights Panel

Press Release – The Nation

Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue says NZ could close the gender pay gap within 10 years and should make that our goal. She says a good start would be requiring companies with more than 250 employees to publish their gender pay gaps, … Read more »

Kristine Bartlett Next Woman of the Year Supreme Winner

Press Release – NEXT Woman Of The Year

When aged-care worker Kristine Bartlett filed a case against her employer over her low pay, she unleashed a five-year battle that ended in a historic victory for gender pay equality and a wage rise of between 15 and 50% for more than 55,000 caregivers. … Read more »

ACT Leader David Seymour Offers Helpful Advice on Baubles

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader David Seymour is offering other parties some helpful advice on baubles: slash them. Read more »

Your Support For Crowd Fund Campaign

Press Release – No Fixed Abode

No Fixed Abode is for people who are homeless to share skills and experience, which helps prevent homelessness now. Specifically its support for people who sleep in cars, garages, on couches and at overnight hostels to find adequate employment … Read more »

Ministers Mislead the Public over Fossil Fuel Subsidies

Press Release – Fossil Fuels Aotearoa Research Network

During the recent election campaign, Minister for Climate Issues Paula Bennett came under pressure from celebrities, scientists and a coalition of environmental organisations to state what National was doing to address climate change and meet New Zealands … Read more »

Landmark decision by Veterans’ Affairs

Press Release – Parkinsons New Zealand

Landmark decision by Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs New Zealand has recognised that Parkinsons is linked to a toxic solvent used within the Navy, both on ships and on shore, and will now be paying disability compensation. The Royal New Zealand … Read more »

Māori academic receives Rutherford Discovery Fellowship

Press Release – University of Auckland

When Associate Professor Melinda Webber was told she had been awarded a 2017 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship from the Royal Society she couldnt believe it. Read more »

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