Archive for the 'Politics' Category

Drop the Cap to Close the Inequality Gap

Press Release – Closing The Gap

Drop the Cap to Close the Inequality Gap
The Income Equality group Closing the Gap today joined those calling on the government to drop its self-imposed spending cap, saying there’s little hope of putting a dent in inequality if such arbitrary spending limits stay in place. Read more »

Commissioner appointed at Unitec

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commissioner appointed at Unitec

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has appointed a Commissioner at Unitec, after receiving the final submission from the Auckland-based institute of technology’s Council, which supported the move. Read more »

Inquiry into Deputy Commissioner of Police appointment

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Tracey Martin
Minister of Internal Affairs

23 July 2018 Media Statement

Inquiry into Deputy Commissioner of Police appointment process Read more »

Boatie ordered to pay $17,500 after running over diver

Press Release – Maritime New Zealand

23 July 2018
An Auckland boatie, Carl Allan Whiteman, has been ordered to pay $17,500 in reparation after seriously injuring a diver who he ran over in the water. Read more »

Simon Bridges’ rhetoric on welfare is irresponsible

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

MEDIA RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE USE
23/07/2018
AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY

Simon Bridges’ rhetoric on welfare is irresponsible. Read more »

Are We There Yet?

Press Release – Auckland War Memorial Museum

Media Release:
Auckland Museum continues the Are We There Yet? conversation with a symposium and upcoming 2018 LATE series of talks. Read more »

Youth Search and Rescue applications now open for 2019

Press Release – YSAR

YSAR are taking applications for next year in the Auckland and Western Bay of Plenty area.

Here are a few details;

Brief Read more »

Plant-based proteins gaining traction, take heed farmers

Press Release – Vegan Society

Media Release

The future is plant-based protein! A cutting edge conference regarding the future of protein in New Zealand is being held in Auckland on 24th July. Aimed at the farming community and developers of plant-based foods, this innovative event is a first in the country. Read more »

Property developers in pole position to buy up auto hub

Press Release – Bayleys

Property developers in pole position to buy up automotive hub

The land and buildings sustaining one of Auckland’s biggest combined second-hand car sales outlets and automotive spare parts breakers yards have been placed on the market for sale – with the potential for the location to become a new urban hospitality hub for the city. Read more »

Sculpture on the Gulf Secures Lead Sponsor

Press Release – Sculpture on the Gulf

23 July 2018

Auckland’s Sculpture on the Gulf has secured the support of lead sponsor Perpetual Guardian. The company joins key partners ATEED and Fullers Group Limited in anchoring the event which will take place on Waiheke Island March 1 to 24 next year. Read more »

Minister called on to uphold NZ human rights reputation

Press Release – NZ Council for Civil Liberties

Immigration Minister called on to uphold New Zealand’s human rights reputation

https://nzccl.org.nz/content/media-release-immigration-minister-called-uphold-new-zealands-human-rights-reputation Read more »

IR and MBIE workers on strike TODAY

Press Release – PSA

WHEN: Today, Monday 23 July, 1pm – 3pm

WHERE: Various locations around New Zealand (see below)

WHAT: 4000 PSA members from IR and MBIE take strike action Read more »

Prototype Social Media Cafe Set to Open in Auckland

Press Release – Gong Cha

Prototype Social Media Cafe Set to Open in Auckland

A cafe concept designed specifically for social media users is set to open in Auckland this month. Read more »

Auckland Council flag concerns with Free Speech Coalition

Press Release – Free Speech Coalition

Auckland Council flag concerns with fact that the Free Speech Coalition is “give a little” funded
SUNDAY 22 JULY 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Read more »

Q+A: Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: Conservation and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage interviewed by Corin Dann

Conservation and Associate Environment Minister Eugenie Sage signals a ban on single use plastic bags is imminent. Read more »

Q+A: Georgina Beyer interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Former Labour MP and Mayor Georgina Beyer to speak at the Oxford Union.

Georgina Beyer told TVNZ 1’s Q+A programme, ‘they certainly want me to cover my experiences in the political arena as a transgender person and then some of the broader aspects of my colourful life.’ Read more »

The Nation: Minister for Climate Change James Shaw

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Simon Shepherd interviews Minister for Climate Change James Shaw

Simon Shepherd: Public submissions closed this week on the Government’s Zero Carbon Bill. Read more »

Govt should ensure Million Babies goes ahead

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Govt should ensure Million Babies goes ahead
National is calling on the Ardern-Peters Government to show leadership to ensure the Million Babies concert at Eden Park can proceed on Waitangi Day, National’s Economic Development spokesman Paul Goldsmith says. Read more »

Threats of violence continue as fascist duo get visas

Press Release – Auckland Peace Action

“We are alarmed at the impending arrival of white supremacists Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, and will aim to organise a non-violent anti-racist response to any public events in Auckland,” said Valerie Morse, member of Auckland Peace Action. Read more »

Join Us at the Table: Auckland Regional Migrant Services

Press Release – ARMS

Join Us at the Table: Auckland Regional Migrant Services Trust (ARMS) serving up delicious community conversations.

Bringing together communities is what ARMS has succeeded in doing for 16 years, and the Civic Dinners are no different. They provide the opportunity for people of all walks of life to come together and have courageous conversations, over delicious food. Read more »

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