Archive for September, 2018

New Zealand primary teachers reject sellout pay offer

Article – Socialist Equality Group

New Zealand primary teachers reject sellout pay offer
By Tom Peters, Socialist Equality Group
29 September 2018
On September 26, the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI), the primary teachers’ union, announced that teachers and principals had voted “resoundingly” to reject the latest pay offer from the Labour Party-led government. The NZEI did not release the voting figures. Read more »

Lower speed limits linked to increase in road deaths

Press Release – Dog And Lemon guide

Lower speed limits linked to increase in road deaths

Speed limits that are impractically low tend to be ignored, leading to an increase in road deaths, according to studies quoted in the Times newspaper in the UK. Read more »

Petrol tax hikes further drive up cost of living

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Petrol tax hikes further drive up cost of living

The Government is refusing to accept the impact it is having on the back pockets of New Zealanders by forcing through another petrol tax hike when Kiwis are already paying record prices for fuel, National Party Leader Simon Bridges says. Read more »

Minister of Defence to open peacekeeping conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Ron Mark
Minister of Defence

Media Statement

Minister of Defence to open international peacekeeping conference in Auckland Read more »

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees

Press Release – University of Otago

High unmet need for dental care among Syrian refugees, Otago research shows

High unmet need for dental care is causing pain, embarrassment, worry and reducing quality of life among Syrian refugees, new University of Otago research shows. Read more »

Green Party start social support campaign

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party kick-start campaign to put the heart back into our social support system

The Green Party is launching a campaign in Auckland to put the heart back into our social support system, so that no one gets left behind, and are urging the community to get involved and come along. Read more »

Auckland Transport says no to alcohol advertising

Press Release – Alcohol Healthwatch

Celebrations as Auckland Transport says no to alcohol advertising

Media release: Alcohol Healthwatch, Auckland Transport, 30 September 2018 Read more »

NZers embrace Chinese language and culture

Press Release – NZ Chinese Language Week

New Zealanders embrace Chinese language and culture during New Zealand Chinese Language Week

Even Tomeke the German Shepherd got in on the act, learning a few commands in Chinese from his handler. Read more »

Crash in Wiri, south-west Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Police

“Crash in Wiri, south-west Auckland”

Police are enroute to a crash involving at least five vehicles in Wiri on Roscommon Road, near Cavendish Drive. Read more »

AAAP welcomes Green Party’s welfare policy

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

The Green Party launched a renewed call for welfare reform today, acknowledging that all benefit sanctions need removing and benefit levels substantially increased, which are currently below the poverty line. Auckland Action Against Poverty welcomes the Greens call for genuinely transformative reform of the New Zealand welfare system, and challenges Labour and New Zealand First to support its policy. Read more »

Celebrating the best in hair, beauty and barbering

Press Release – HITO

Celebrating the best in hair, beauty and barbering

Finalists have been announced for The Industry Awards, celebrating the talent in New Zealand’s hair, beauty and barbering industries. Read more »

Newshub launches crime podcast

Press Release – Mediaworks


NEWSHUB
LAUNCHES ‘GROVE ROAD’

EIGHT-PART INVESTIGATIVE CRIME PODCAST
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Jolliff And Shepherd to Present The Nation

Press Release – The Nation

Emma Jolliff And Simon Shepherd to Present Three’s

Newshub Nation
Newshub is pleased to announce that Emma Jolliff and Simon Shepherd will become the presenters of Three’s current affairs show, Newshub Nation from October 6th, 2018. Newshub Nation is made with the support of New Zealand on Air. Read more »

Designers From Eight Countries Win Awards in WOW

Press Release – World of WearableArt

Designers From Eight Countries Win Awards in Prestigious World of Wearableart (WOW®) Competition

Designers from eight countries have won awards at the prestigious World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards in Wellington, New Zealand. The 2018 show features 140 finalist garments by 147 designers from 17 countries and regions, vying for 39 awards. Read more »

Taylor v Attorney General

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

Taylor v Attorney General

In October 2016, management and officers at Auckland prison strip searched 209 prisoners, including Mr Taylor and Mr Smith. Read more »

More budget blowouts at Auckland Council

Press Release – Auckland Ratepayer’s Alliance

More budget blowouts at Auckland Council
28 SEPTEMBER 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Auckland Council has revealed more budget blowouts in its Read more »

Vector advocates solar for low-income homes

Article – BusinessDesk

Vector advocates solar for low-income homes; Mercury warns of political tinkering

By Gavin Evans

Sept. 28 (BusinessDesk) – Tariff changes are unlikely to assist low-income households with energy costs when their usage is structurally higher than that of other users and is also declining more slowly, Vector chief executive Simon Mackenzie says. Read more »

Emirates driving Ryder Cup action

Press Release – Emirates Airlines

Emirates, an Official Partner of The 2018 Ryder Cup, will be in the thick of the action this weekend when the world’s top golfers from Europe and the United States, two of the six continents the airline serves, compete for the most coveted golf trophy in men’s team tournament play. Read more »

Tamati Coffey will MC First NZ LGBTI Awards in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand LGBTI Awards

Tamati Coffey will be the MC of the First New Zealand LGBTI Awards in Auckland on November 29

New Zealand LGBTI Awards are excited to announce that Tamati Coffey will be the MC for their inaugural black-tie Awards ceremony in Auckland this November. Read more »

Tuvalu Language Week celebrates culture and heritage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Aupito William Sio

Minister for Pacific Peoples
28 September 2018

The theme for Tuvalu Language Week 2018 is “Tuvalu faka’na ki te Atua. Fakatumau au tu mo faifaiga. Tautua mo Aotearoa”. “Tuvalu, trust in God. Nurture your cultural values and heritage. Serve Aotearoa”. Read more »

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