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10-day Sick Leave Plan Will Disadvantage Part-time Workers New! 2020-11-29 22:57:00Retail NZ says that the Government’s announcement that it is proceeding with a blanket increase to 10 days paid sick leave is bad news for those

Labour Uses Covid To Push Left-Wing Agenda New! 2020-11-29 22:36:00“Labour’s decision to double sick leave shows it is using Covid-19 as an excuse to advance a left-wing agenda and help its union mates,&rd

Jump In Youth Voting New! 2020-11-29 22:12:00There was a big increase in the number of young people turning out to vote at the 2020 General Election. “This election we saw more people enrol

Māori Language Commission Welcomes Stuff Announcement New! 2020-11-29 22:11:00Commission welcomes Stuff announcement The Māori Language Commission has welcomed the unprecedented, new direction taken by the editorial team at

Mining By Stealth On DOC Land New! 2020-11-29 21:54:00Oceana Gold has quietly released their plan to build a 6.8km tunnel under primarily high value conservation land at Wharekirauponga, an area of dense

Pleasing Progress On Pay Equity In DHBs New! 2020-11-29 21:46:00The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists is pleased to see an initial agreement reached between district health boards and the Public Service A

13 Parties Charged By WorkSafe New Zealand Over New! 2020-11-29 21:36:00WorkSafe New Zealand today filed charges against 13 parties in relation to the Whakaari/White Island eruption in December last year. “22 people

After The Pandemic, Prepare For The Roaring Twenties? New! 2020-11-29 21:09:00Join Diplosphere's Discussion & Celebration After the Pandemic, Prepare for the Roaring Twenties? Are there parallels between the famed roaring 2

EDS Calls For The Hauraki Gulf Marine Park New! 2020-11-29 19:12:00  In a new report released today, the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) has called for a strengthening of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000

Ministers Need To Explain Surprise New Priorities New! 2020-11-29 17:47:00The New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union is calling on all Labour Government ministers to release a list of their top policy priorities which did not fe

Government’s Shameful Record On Implementing Their Own WEAG New! 2020-11-29 17:17:00Back in early 2019 The Welfare Expert Advisory Group made 42 recommendations to transform the welfare system in it’s report titled ‘Whakam

Petition For The Regulation Of Gene Edited Foods. New! 2020-11-29 16:36:00The Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Authority, a trans-Tasman body set up to assess genetically engineered food products for safety befor

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Covid 19 coronavirus: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says New! 2020-11-29 14:28:00Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says the timetable for a vaccination against Covid-19 in New Zealand was looking like a March date - but not everyone wo

'Children cannot wait': Government slammed for 'unjustifiably slow' New! 2020-11-29 12:00:00Child advocates are slamming the Government for its "unjustifiably slow" action on welfare reform, with a new report finding just four of 126 recomm

Covid 19 coronavirus: 1 new case of Covid-19 2020-11-28 19:45:00There is one new case of Covid-19 in managed isolation.The case is a person who arrived from Jordon, via Dubai, on November 26 and are in the Auckland

Another cannabis referendum? Vote proposed on decriminalisation 2020-11-27 23:34:00Another referendum on cannabis is being proposed - this time to decriminalise, but not legalise, the drug.A public notice in today's Herald gives not

Christchurch mosques terror attack evidence suppressed by Royal 2020-11-27 14:53:33Evidence given by ministers and public sector bosses to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Christchurch terrorist attack will be suppressed for

NZ to have bilingual traffic signs by 2023, 2020-11-26 23:53:10Transport Minister Michael Wood has committed to having bilingual traffic signs throughout New Zealand by the end of this Government's term, but says

Parliament dress code review: Wellington fashion icon on 2020-11-26 21:36:36A Wellington fashion icon is backing the review over rules making ties mandatory for male MPs, but says there is a reason for dress standards in the w

Covid 19 coronavirus: Indian duo praise Jacinda Ardern's 2020-11-26 21:33:35Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has received a lot of praise this year from people all over the world.But two Indian artists have paid tribute to her in

Government muddying waters around its no new taxes 2020-11-26 21:14:00A top Government minister is muddying the waters when it comes to Labour's pre-election promise of not increasing income taxes during this term in of

Speaker of the House and Māori Party accuse 2020-11-26 19:17:03By RNZ In a highly unusual move, the Speaker has released correspondence between himself, the Clerk's office and Māori Party MPs over the row

Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara considering run for US 2020-11-26 14:58:02Donald Trump's daughter-in-law is considering a run for the US Senate in a move that could start a new American political dynasty.Lara Trump, 38, who

Government to let in 2000 fruit pickers from 2020-11-26 12:00:00Two thousand workers from the Pacific will come to New Zealand early next year to pick fruit for the horticulture and wine industries.Their arrival is

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Doubling sick leave will make our economy crook New! 2020-11-29 23:32:42An economic crisis is not the time to be loading more costs onto businesses in the form of extra sick leave, National’s Workplace Relations spok

Ten day sick leave will disadvantage part-time workers New! 2020-11-29 22:47:37Retail NZ says that the Government’s announcement that it is proceeding with a blanket increase to 10 days paid sick leave is bad news for those

Labour uses Covid to push left-wing agenda - New! 2020-11-29 22:40:40"Labour’s decision to double sick leave shows it is using Covid-19 as an excuse to advance a left-wing agenda and help its union mates," says

Bill introduced to support workers with 10 days New! 2020-11-29 22:00:54The Government is delivering on a key commitment by introducing a Bill to Parliament to expand sick leave entitlements from five days to ten days a ye

Progress on pay equity for DHB staff - New! 2020-11-29 18:00:28Today’s initial agreement between DHBs and the PSA on pay equity for clerical and administration staff is an important step toward better, faire

Govt’s shameful record on implementing WEAG recommendations - New! 2020-11-29 17:16:05Back in early 2019 The Welfare Expert Advisory Group made 42 recommendations to transform the welfare system in it’s report titled ‘Whakam

Iconic Milford Track officially reopens - Kiri Allan New! 2020-11-29 11:00:09One of New Zealand’s premier hikes and a cornerstone of the Te Anau community, the Milford Track has officially reopened,

'Expert independent advisory group appointed to strengthen future New! 2020-11-29 08:08:58A panel of seven experts are adding their support to help shape the future of Māori broadcasting, Minister for Māori Development

Govt increases support for New Zealanders to work New! 2020-11-29 07:08:57Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni said the Government was acutely aware of the increased numbers of New Zealanders withou

Call for urgent action on Pacific conservation - 2020-11-29 05:06:46A declaration on the urgency of the global biodiversity crisis and the need for immediate, transformative action in the Pacific was agreed at a pan-Pa

Withholding evidence an alarming development - ACT 2020-11-27 20:35:10"It is disturbing to learn that evidence from senior public servants to the Royal Commission into the Christchurch mosque attacks will be withheld in

Jobs for Nature funding protects health of Hawke’s 2020-11-27 17:40:35A joint Government and Hawke’s Bay Regional Council project will invest $4.2 million to protect local waterways, enhance biodiversity and employ

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Auckland congestion charge: Drivers could be taxed $3.50 New! 2020-11-30 00:14:29A central city congestion charge could be in place within three years to encourage more people to use public transport.

Why the Electoral Commission paid social media influencers New! 2020-11-30 00:00:42Electoral commission paid 12 Kiwi social media stars a combined $160k to create content it hoped would boost youth voter turnout.

Youthquake? Young people voted in far greater numbers New! 2020-11-29 23:57:02Far more young people voted in 2020 than 2017, but older people are still turning out in far greater force.

Babies moved in superbug outbreak at Waikato Hospital New! 2020-11-29 23:18:08Four newborn babies and four of their caregivers developed symptoms of a drug resistant infection.

Election spending investigation clears Hamilton Mayor Paula Southgate, New! 2020-11-29 23:08:25Police find no evidence of wrongdoing by Hamilton mayoral contenders during 2019 campaign.

Government to double paid sick leave by late-2021, New! 2020-11-29 22:52:50The Government has introduced a bill to double the legal minimum of paid sick leave to ten days a year by late next year, but won't increase the maxi

Taranaki Regional Council supports removing ward law anomaly New! 2020-11-29 21:00:00Taranaki Regional Council have joined forces with other bodies supporting Local Government New Zealand's call to change the law around overturning M&

Fix order for building blocking sun from dying New! 2020-11-29 20:15:47His son says the council should have ordered the former classroom be removed from the site.

Council set to approve $100k for central New New! 2020-11-29 17:00:00New Plymouth District Council is set to approve $100,000 for doing up buildings in the central city.

Covid-19: Vaccine could be rolled out in March New! 2020-11-29 14:41:59Jabs may be rolled out as early as March, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. But they won’t be available for everyone at once.

Auckland toll road proposal to be revealed, but New! 2020-11-29 11:00:00Plans to make Aucklanders pay to drive on select roads during rush hour will be unveiled on Monday, but they're anything but set in stone.

Bay residents to have 'massive party' after new 2020-11-28 18:43:02It only took 15 minutes for councillors to vote to close all but five council-owned freedom camping sites in Marlborough.


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