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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 »

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