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Celebrating Te Ao Māori at the 2019 Matariki Awards

Press Release – Maori Television Service

Mori Television recognises ten deserving winners Winners of the 2019 Matariki Awards were celebrated at the fourth annual ceremony which was broadcast live on Mori Television from Eden Park in Auckland tonight. Read more »

The Nation: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Press Release – The Nation

Simon Shepherd: This week’s reshuffle comes as the Prime Minister passes the halfway mark in her first term. She came to power promising transformation, and 100,000 houses. I asked her whether she’s achieved as much as she thought she would have by now. Read more »

Second Chance for a Revolutions

Press Release – Childrens’s Commission

Almost 30 years ago New Zealand had the opportunity to revolutionise how we whakamana Mori children and young people affected by the Care and Protection and Youth Justice systems. It came with the 1989 Children Young Persons and their Families Act, … Read more »

UPDATE: Makhlouf in denial, no resignation offer

Article – BusinessDesk

June 27 (BusinessDesk) – Public sector chief executives should offer to resign in the case of “major failings”, but there was no such offer from Treasury secretary Gabriel Makhlouf over the Treasury website security lapses that allowed … Read more »

Celebrating our volunteers at Civic Honours Awards

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Eleven individuals and two groups were recognised for their valued contribution to the community at a Civic Honours Awards ceremony in Hastings last night. Read more »

No accountability at Treasury over Budget “hack”

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Treasury Secretary Gabriel Makhlouf should have offered his resignation following the early release of Budget information, and at the very least should apologise for how he handled it, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Paula Bennett says. Mr Makhlouf … Read more »

Council welcomes Government crackdown on State Sector Act

Press Release – Maori Council

The New Zealand Maori Council has welcomed a restructure of the public service with the Executive Director, Matthew Tukaki, calling this the first step towards greater engagement with Maori, Iwi and Hapu: Read more »

The Genter pay gap

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Womens Minister Julie-Anne Genter has confirmed that women are paid less than men at the very Ministry that is focussed on eliminating the gender pay gap, Nationals Womens spokesperson Paula Bennett says. Julie-Anne Genter told a Select Committee … Read more »

End of Life Choice bill vote in Parliament today

Article – RNZ

The bill that would give the terminally ill the right to choose to die faces a make-or-break vote in Parliament today. Read more »

Whanau First calls on urgent intervention from Commission

Press Release – Whanau First

Whanau First new parent advocacy group is calling on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse and the Childrens Commissioner Andrew Becroft and the Childrens Commission for urgent and immediate intervention into a current situation of abuse … Read more »

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