Do we really want guns in our schools?

Warren L 200x300Warren Lindberg
Chief Executive Officer
Public Health Association

Police figures show they seized 1227 firearms in the last financial year, Police Association president Chris Cahill told Otago University’s Summer School last month. Police know of 13,331 military-style semi-automatics (MSSAs), 40,605 pistols, 4676 restricted machine-guns and 1419 other restricted firearms. An AR-15, a type of MSSA, was used in 1990’s Aramoana massacre and in the recent Florida school shooting. Read more »

Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards Winners Announced

Press Release – NZ Dairy Industry Awards

The winners of the 2018 Southland-Otago Dairy Industry Awards Share Farmer of the Year competition believe strong relationships with all the people they deal with are the key to their successful business. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – March 21

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Finance 1. VIRGINIA ANDERSEN (Labour) to the Minister of Finance : What recent advice has he received on the impact of the Government’s Families Package? Hon GRANT ROBERTSON (Minister of Finance) : Last week, Treasury corrected the coding … Read more »

NZ contributes to global actions on migration

Press Release – Office Of Speaker Of Parliament

Three members of Parliament will represent New Zealand at an international forum focused on promoting democracy and human rights. Read more »

Explainer: Why you should care about Cambridge Analytica

Article – RNZ

Facebook’s shares has lost billions of dollars in value after something to do with data used by Cambridge Analytica. Confused? Here’s what it means, and what could come next. Read more »

Access to Palliative Care Bill in members ballot

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Every New Zealander has the right to access a high standard of palliative care and the support services they need, whether its in a hospice, hospital, rest home or their own home and wherever they live in the country, Maggie Barry MP for North … Read more »

January storms cost insurers $38.5 mln, more claims to come

Article – BusinessDesk

March 21 (BusinessDesk) – Ex-cyclone Fehi has cost insurers $38.5 million so far, with that expected to rise and the cost of other extreme weather not yet quantified, the Insurance Council said. Read more »

Pressure building on Govt to halt employment law changes

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

21 March 2018 Pressure building on Govt to halt employment law changes Time is running out for employers to submit on Labours first sweeping changes to employment law, National Party Workplace Relations Spokesperson Michael Woodhouse says. Business … Read more »

Dear Jacinda: We Haven’t Got Any More Time

Opinion – Valerie Morse

On Monday, the Prime Minister accepted a petition calling for the end to oil and gas exploration signed by 45,000 people. In response to this, the Prime Minister asked for a bit more time to make a decision about the future of oil and gas. … Read more »

People with Down syndrome making meaningful contributions

Press Release – IHC

IHC calls for New Zealanders to step up for everyone on World Down Syndrome Day 2018. Read more »

Walking for Granny – Auckland Walk For Dementia, Sunday 25/3

Press Release – Dementia Auckland

After the heartbreak of watching her mum fading away due to early-onset Alzheimers, Auckland woman Victoria has rounded up her daughters, plus her sisters, and nephews (aged 1 to 6 years) to take part in this years Walk for Dementia on Sunday 25th … Read more »