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Gordon Campbell: Ten Reasons For Not Voting National

Column – Gordon Campbell

F aith-based voting is the norm, in that we tend to select the election messages that best fit with our deeply held beliefs. Routinely, faith trumps the evidence. There is, for instance, a doctrine that says National is better at managing the economy, … Read more »

124 years since NZ women got the vote

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Women’s Minister Paula Bennett is encouraging all New Zealanders to take some time tomorrow, on Suffrage Day, to reflect on women’s rights in New Zealand. “I’m so proud to live in a country that was the first in the world to give women the vote. … Read more »

Cut Pipeline Proves Need for Rail Link to Marsden Point

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The public needs to know how the fuel pipeline from Marsden Point has been cut, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Carers of loved ones with dementia overwhelmed, distressed

Press Release – interRAI

Over half of people caring for a loved one with dementia and cognitive performance issues report feeling overwhelmed by the persons support needs. Read more »

The Nation: Flavell, Jackson and Davidson

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Patrick Gower interviews Te Ururoa Flavell, Willie Jackson and Marama Davidson Headlines: Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says whether his party goes into government with National or Labour after the election depends on who gives … Read more »

Kiwi kids demand adults protect environment

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand children have a message for adults as they head to the polls in next weeks general election: clean up our environment and reduce inequality! Read more »

Dept of Internal Affairs investigation into Peters leak

Press Release – Department Of Internal Affairs

To be attributed to a Department of Internal Affairs spokesperson: We investigated whether any Ministerial Services staff received or passed on information regarding the Rt. Hon. Winston Peters superannuation matter. The investigation process included … Read more »

Whitireia And Weltec Join Forces

Press Release – WelTech and Whitireia

Whitireia And Weltec Join Forces To Establish A Health And Social Services Centre Of Learning Read more »

Harsh punishments on sole parents fuel child poverty

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that urgently removing Sections 176, 177, 178 from the Social Security Legislation Rewrite Bill and extending the In-Work Tax Credit portion of Working for Families to all children irrespective of their parents … Read more »

MSD on Winston Peters super leak investigation

Press Release – Ministry of Social Development

Following information regarding Mr Winston Peters Superannuation payments entering the public arena, the Ministry launched an investigation to assess whether there was any indication that a Ministry employee may have been the source of the information. Read more »

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