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The Importance of Culture, Identity and Social Connectedness to Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing

tayo-agunlejikaTayo Agunlejika

Executive Director | Multicultural NZ

The Treaty of Waitangi, as a founding document of Aotearoa New Zealand, provides a framework to strive for racial equity, partnership, kindness and fairness. We have made major gains in getting along with each other compared to other OECD, Commonwealth and francophone countries. Notwithstanding, we still have a long way to go in achieving racial justice especially now that we are witnessing foreign cultures and foreign toxic race politics infiltrating our polity, institutions and community – our kiwi culture of respect, DIY and fairness. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on scrapping the capital gains tax

Column – Gordon Campbell

W ith the wisdom of hindsight, the Labour/Greens combo never did have the numbers to get a meaningful capital gains tax (CGT) across the line. New Zealand First was unlikely to abandon the Mum and Dad property investors and small business owners … Read more »

Inspection reports for three prisons released

Press Release – Department Of Corrections

The Office of the Inspectorate today released inspection reports for Auckland South Corrections Facility, Rimutaka Prison and Otago Corrections Facility. Read more »

Victory for common sense as Shchetkovas allowed to remain

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Associate Minister of Immigrations decision to allow the Shchetkova family to remain in New Zealand is a victory for common sense, says ACT Leader David Seymour. Read more »

National terrorism threat level moves to medium

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands National Terrorism Threat Level has moved from high to medium following review by the Combined Threat Assessment Group (CTAG) Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. Read more »

Terror attack victims to receive $3m by end of month

Article – RNZ

Another $3 million out of the millions donated so far will be given to those affected by the mosque shootings by the end of the month. Read more »

Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara Kick-Off Event

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion Te Whanganui-a-Tara Kick-Off Event A Gathering of Rebels International Week of Action against climate change and the 6th mass extinction (April 15 – 20, 2019) Read more »

Were journalists ‘just doing their job’ in the political resignation of Metiria Turei?

Article – Sean Phelan and Leon Salter

Metiria Turei (here with James Shaw) was the co-leader of the Green party until 2017, but resigned within weeks of her welfare reform speech in which she shared her personal experience with New Zealands welfare system. Scowlie/flickr , CC … Read more »

Westpac Stadium filled three times with people in need

Press Release – Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is facing yet another year of high demand and is pleading for support to help crowds of people frontline staff see every day. Read more »

SOUR MILK – There is a sour side to our white gold

Press Release – Extinction Rebellion NZ

Extinction Rebellion (XR) Wellington will be taking action at Parliament at 3pm on the 17th of April 2019 to draw attention to the sour side of our white gold. Esteemed freshwater ecologist Dr. Mike Joy will be speaking about the issues of intensive … Read more »

Health Minister considers Commissioner for Waikato DHB

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Health Minister Dr David Clark has informed Waikato DHB Board that he is seriously dissatisfied with their performance and is considering the appointment of a Commissioner to replace Board members. Read more »