web analytics

National Day of action against Bennett’s welfare reforms » demo crossing intersection

Demonstration crossing intersection in Henderson

Demonstration crossing intersection in Henderson


  • Trackback URL
  • Leave a Comment

    Show Tags

    Recent Comments

    Recent Posts

    • Nick Smith: There is NO crisis
      MyThinks has been fielding many questions about Nick Smith. “What’s happening with housing?” “Does Nick Smith know anything about any of his policy areas?” “Why does he look so shifty when he’s telling us what we should think?” These are… ...
      My ThinksBy boonman
      2 hours ago
    • Fanshawe St Bus Stop improvements
      Occasionally it is small projects that can have a lot of impact on people’s PT experience. With the ever growing number of people working near Victoria Park, an upgrade to the bus stops on Fanshawe St along with improvements to the… ...
      5 hours ago
    • Fanshawe St Bus Stop improvements
      Occasionally it is small projects that can have a lot of impact on people’s PT experience. With the ever growing number of people working near Victoria Park, an upgrade to the bus stops on Fanshawe St along with improvements to the… ...
      5 hours ago
    • An abuse of the Speaker’s chair
      Last week NewsHub revealed leaked MPI reports which showed that MPI had been turning a blind eye to widespread criminal behaviour in the fishing industry. Today was the first day of Parliament since those revelations, and given their seriousness, it… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      6 hours ago
    • An abuse of the Speaker’s chair
      Last week NewsHub revealed leaked MPI reports which showed that MPI had been turning a blind eye to widespread criminal behaviour in the fishing industry. Today was the first day of Parliament since those revelations, and given their seriousness, it… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      6 hours ago
    • Punakaiki Fund invests in Populate
      Crosspost from Punakaiki Fund. New Investment: Populate One of our core motivations at Punakaiki Fund is being able to help and watch companies create a large number of sustainable new jobs. And one of the best people around at hiring… ...
      Lance WiggsBy Lance Wiggs
      7 hours ago
    • A piece of gratis media advice for Hilary Clinton
        Here’s some free media advice for Hilary Clinton now just trailing Donald Trump in the polls: Stop smiling and waving to “people you recognise” in the crowd. It’s insulting to everyone else, looks (and may well be) dishonest… ...
      7 hours ago
    • A piece of gratis media advice for Hilary Clinton
        Here’s some free media advice for Hilary Clinton now just trailing Donald Trump in the polls: Stop smiling and waving to “people you recognise” in the crowd. It’s insulting to everyone else, looks (and may well be) dishonest… ...
      7 hours ago
    • The Nuit Debout revolt in France: let the gems sparkle. . .
      by Denis Godard The movement of occupation of squares in France is [over] two weeks old. [1] Its evolution is difficult to predict, because it is open to many unforeseen events, even though its roots are deep. At this point… ...
      RedlineBy Admin
      7 hours ago
    • Open Government: Unilateral
      Back in April, State Services Minister Paula Bennett announced in an answer to a Parlaimentary written question that we were consulting the Open Government Secretariat about an extension to the deadline for submitting our action plan:While New Zealand's second Open… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      7 hours ago
    • Open Government: Unilateral
      Back in April, State Services Minister Paula Bennett announced in an answer to a Parlaimentary written question that we were consulting the Open Government Secretariat about an extension to the deadline for submitting our action plan:While New Zealand's second Open… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      7 hours ago
    • What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 – A better start for our tamariki
      Ensuring the best start for our tamariki is a priority for me in everything I do. And so in Budget 2016, my first budget as an MP, I looking for the Government to make a real investment in the wellbeing… ...
      frogblogBy Marama Davidson
      7 hours ago
    • Free the Wicklow 2
      Protests around the imprisonment of these two activists are taking place around Ireland and also in Britain.  Anyone fancy organising something at the Irish embassy in Wellington  There is also an Irish consulate in Auckland. ...
      RedlineBy Admin
      7 hours ago
    • DIY Touring The World: New Zealand
      New Zealand has a small population, few places to play and not much money for touring bands - but you can’t beat the beautiful landscapes, hidden gem venues and fantastic audiences. Music impresario Ian Jorgensen has been touring bands… ...
      8 hours ago
    • We are all socialists now
      A mass government house-building programme is a favourite policy of the left for solving the Auckland housing crisis. Use cheap government capital, build affordable, energy-efficient homes, mass produce them to get efficiencies of scale, and get people back into owning… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      8 hours ago
    • We are all socialists now
      A mass government house-building programme is a favourite policy of the left for solving the Auckland housing crisis. Use cheap government capital, build affordable, energy-efficient homes, mass produce them to get efficiencies of scale, and get people back into owning… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      8 hours ago
    • Protected: Tributes to Dame Margaret Sparrow
      This post is password protected. You must visit the website and enter the password to continue reading.Filed under: Uncategorized ...
      ALRANZBy ALRANZ
      8 hours ago
    • New Zealand and New Zealand
      There’s a 2009 sci-fi novel by China Miéville called The City and the City. The action takes place in two separate cities which overlap each other geographically, but the denizens of each city is compelled to ‘Unsee’ things they see happening in… ...
      DimPostBy danylmc
      8 hours ago
    • New Zealand and New Zealand
      There’s a 2009 sci-fi novel by China Miéville called The City and the City. The action takes place in two separate cities which overlap each other geographically, but the denizens of each city is compelled to ‘Unsee’ things they see happening in… ...
      DimPostBy danylmc
      8 hours ago
    • Breaking free from fossil fuels – the risk we take is not taking action
      Last week, #BreakFree2016 wrapped up across the globe. Greenpeace joined with many inspiring organisations in a global wave of peaceful actions that lasted for 12 days and took place across six continents to target the world’s most dangerous fossil fuel projects.In places… ...
      8 hours ago
    • More odious debt
      The media over the last few days has been full of stories about WINZ and odious debt. But the worst one is this:A woman with eight children living in emergency housing is facing a debt to Work and Income of… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      9 hours ago
    • More odious debt
      The media over the last few days has been full of stories about WINZ and odious debt. But the worst one is this:A woman with eight children living in emergency housing is facing a debt to Work and Income of… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      9 hours ago
    • Additional Harbour Crossing ill-considered and over-rushed.
      We are increasingly concerned that Auckland is in the middle of very poor process where by far the nation’s biggest ever infrastructure project is being forced along and at ill-considered speed without anything like the level of public participation nor detailed… ...
      Transport BlogBy Patrick Reynolds
      10 hours ago
    • Additional Harbour Crossing ill-considered and over-rushed.
      We are increasingly concerned that Auckland is in the middle of very poor process where by far the nation’s biggest ever infrastructure project is being forced along and at ill-considered speed without anything like the level of public participation nor detailed… ...
      Transport BlogBy Patrick Reynolds
      10 hours ago
    • Tinder and 3nder are officially at war
      Your right to swipe for threesomes is under threat.    Some clean-cut millennials enjoying the 3nder afterglow. 1232RF Those for whom three is the magic sex-number should know that one's right to swipe one's way into a six-limb circus is… ...
      11 hours ago
    • Some big news, for me
      Two pieces of news that are kind of a big deal, for me. Firstly, I’m ditching my landline! I’m not a student and I’m not in a low income band, so make of that what you will. Secondly, after 10… ...
      GrumpollieBy Andrew
      11 hours ago
    • Start as you mean to go on
      The GCSB has a new director: His family tease him by calling him Johnny English. He has a 3000-strong record collection – not classical, but some “out there” 1980s indie rock. Andrew Hampton is also a government fix-it man –… ...
      DimPostBy danylmc
      11 hours ago
    • Start as you mean to go on
      The GCSB has a new director: His family tease him by calling him Johnny English. He has a 3000-strong record collection – not classical, but some “out there” 1980s indie rock. Andrew Hampton is also a government fix-it man –… ...
      DimPostBy danylmc
      11 hours ago
    • Polity: Mike’s minute: Mike’s maths!
      Today, media ubiquity Mike Hosking took to nzherald.co.nz to vent his frustration at Labour for suggesting that it would re-convene the same Tax Working Group first used by National. He was clearly very upset.For Mike, Auckland’s housing crisis is a… ...
      11 hours ago
    • Polity: Mike’s minute: Mike’s maths!
      Today, media ubiquity Mike Hosking took to nzherald.co.nz to vent his frustration at Labour for suggesting that it would re-convene the same Tax Working Group first used by National. He was clearly very upset.For Mike, Auckland’s housing crisis is a… ...
      11 hours ago
    • Denise Roche: What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 Pt II
      Aotearoa’s new New Zealanders,  come to our country in vulnerable position: – often away from the culture, communities and families they know, sometimes in neighbourhoods without familiar faces and often encountering barriers to employment. With net migration at 50,000+ a… ...
      frogblogBy Denise Roche
      11 hours ago
    • Helter smelter deja vu: Tiwai Point uncertainty stalls NZ renewables
      Simon Johnson looks at how New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Limited is behind the Meridian/Genesis deal keeping the Huntly Thermal Power Station burning coal as the threat of closing the Tiwai Point smelter is stalling the construction of consented renewable energy… ...
      Hot TopicBy Mr February
      13 hours ago
    • Helter smelter deja vu: Tiwai Point uncertainty stalls NZ renewables
      Simon Johnson looks at how New Zealand Aluminium Smelter Limited is behind the Meridian/Genesis deal keeping the Huntly Thermal Power Station burning coal as the threat of closing the Tiwai Point smelter is stalling the construction of consented renewable energy… ...
      Hot TopicBy Mr February
      13 hours ago
    • Equal Pay and Budget 2016
      The last few years we’ve seen equal pay for women flagged as an undefined risk in the budget. This year we should expect to see this, as well as budgeted money to deliver equal pay to caregivers and funding for,… ...
      frogblogBy Jan Logie
      13 hours ago
    • Equal Pay and Budget 2016
      The last few years we’ve seen equal pay for women flagged as an undefined risk in the budget. This year we should expect to see this, as well as budgeted money to deliver equal pay to caregivers and funding for,… ...
      frogblogBy Jan Logie
      13 hours ago
    • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy.
      It's eight days since the Prime Minister airily assured Guyon Espiner on Morning Report that "in my experience with Work and Income", homeless people could go along to their local office and get sorted with some emergency housing.We now know… ...
      13 hours ago
    • Hard News: This. Is. Crazy.
      It's eight days since the Prime Minister airily assured Guyon Espiner on Morning Report that "in my experience with Work and Income", homeless people could go along to their local office and get sorted with some emergency housing.We now know… ...
      13 hours ago
    • A great Budget would
      A great Budget would embrace the challenge of our polluted rivers and move the money away from justifying the status quo water rules into cleaning up waterways. A great Budget would take the Ministry for the Environment freshwater budget and… ...
      frogblogBy Catherine Delahunty
      13 hours ago
    • Smarter, Better, Cleaner, Stronger
      This Thursday Bill English will deliver his eighth Budget. Will it continue the trend of previous National budgets, making tertiary education less affordable, putting only token funds into innovation, and subsidising polluters? Budgets aren’t what they used to be. Once… ...
      frogblogBy Gareth Hughes
      14 hours ago
    • What we are expected to believe
      In recent months I have become increasingly concerned at the state of bullshit in this country. Bullshit, as Harry Frankfurt famously wrote, is distinguished not by its intentionally negative truth value (those are lies) but its absence of intentional truth… ...
      14 hours ago
    • The end of Auckland’s old growth model
      The New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development’s public shark-jumping exercise the other week got me thinking. While their flagship policy of a new megabillion eastern tunnel project is a bit mad, their report does a reasonable job of diagnosing one… ...
      Transport BlogBy Peter Nunns
      15 hours ago
    • The end of Auckland’s old growth model
      The New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development’s public shark-jumping exercise the other week got me thinking. While their flagship policy of a new megabillion eastern tunnel project is a bit mad, their report does a reasonable job of diagnosing one… ...
      Transport BlogBy Peter Nunns
      15 hours ago
    • Why are whistleblowers being prosecuted as spies?
      Whistleblowers are a ‘check’ on government, corporate or organisational secrecy and malfeasance. I recently read Tim Shipman’s preview of the Chilcot report into the origins of the Tony Blair-led UK engagement in the US’s invasion of Iraq, which looked at… ...
      The PaepaeBy Peter Aranyi
      15 hours ago
    • Spend and Tax
      As a general rule, New Zealanders want more public spending. Surveys (such as the 2014 Election Survey) show consistent support for increases in spending, particularly in the areas of health, education, housing, law enforcement, public transport and the environment (in… ...
      Briefing PapersBy Brian Easton
      16 hours ago
    • The birth place of the artist
      It may not be the best reason to fund the arts. It’s certainly not the only one. But travelling to the small city of Rovereto, at the feet of the Italian dolomites, reminded me of the lasting influence that a… ...
      Bat bean beamBy Giovanni Tiso
      22 hours ago
    • Gordon Campbell on the rise of the far right, and battle bots
      In his victory speech at the Cannes film festival this week, the British film director Ken Loach warned that the rise of far right parties in Europe was being fuelled by the economic policies of austerity, and manifested in a… ...
      23 hours ago
    • Why Corrections prevented Tony Robertson from getting treatment in prison
      Tony Robertson was sentenced to eight years in prison for indecently assaulting a five year old girl in 2005. He was considered a high risk prisoner and the parole board declined to release him on four separate occasions.  He was… ...
      PunditBy Roger Brooking
      1 day ago
    • Have We a Housing Policy?
      The Prime Minister’s announcement that there is nothing new about homelessness is both an example of his strengths in reassuring the public that there is never really a problem and the weaknesses of the government’s policy approach..read more ...
      PunditBy Brian Easton
      1 day ago
    • Have We a Housing Policy?
      The Prime Minister’s announcement that there is nothing new about homelessness is both an example of his strengths in reassuring the public that there is never really a problem and the weaknesses of the government’s policy approach..read more ...
      PunditBy Brian Easton
      1 day ago
    • Climate denial arguments fail a blind test
      As we saw in the recent legal ruling against Peabody coal, arguments and myths that are based in denial of the reality of human-caused global warming rarely withstand scientific scrutiny. In a new study published in Global Environmental Change, a team led by Stephen Lewandowsky… ...
      1 day ago
    • Palmerston North librarians gather to support UCOL colleagues
      At 5pm today at the UCOL Library, representatives of library staff from the City Library, Massey, Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, and local schools will meet in a show of support for UCOL Library staff whose jobs are threatened. “We all… ...
      1 day ago
    • Accountability for Iraq?
      Six years after it was established, the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war is finally about to report back. And from the sound of it, its going to pin the blame squarely where it belongs: on… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • Accountability for Iraq?
      Six years after it was established, the Chilcot Inquiry into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war is finally about to report back. And from the sound of it, its going to pin the blame squarely where it belongs: on… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • Not Quite But Getting There
      It seems that Labour might have finally gotten the memo about getting it’s A into G but perhaps not quite digested the content. Still it’s a start. The last month has seen a steady stream of both Labour and Little… ...
      1 day ago
    • Climate change: The latest inventory
      The annual inventory report [PDF] of our greenhouse gas emissions was released on Friday. The headline data: emissions are still increasing: There's been another "recalculation" in the last 12 months, making year-to-year comparisons difficult. Naurally, this seems to have shifted… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • Climate change: The latest inventory
      The annual inventory report [PDF] of our greenhouse gas emissions was released on Friday. The headline data: emissions are still increasing: There's been another "recalculation" in the last 12 months, making year-to-year comparisons difficult. Naurally, this seems to have shifted… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • Australia lets kiwi detainees literally rot
      What are our "closest friends" Australia doing to kiwis awaiting deportation? Letting them literally rot away in prison due to substandard medical care:A New Zealander held at an Australian immigration detention centre will find out today if his leg has… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • Australia lets kiwi detainees literally rot
      What are our "closest friends" Australia doing to kiwis awaiting deportation? Letting them literally rot away in prison due to substandard medical care:A New Zealander held at an Australian immigration detention centre will find out today if his leg has… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • CRL already impacting land use on city fringe
      The City Rail Link will be one of the most transformational projects Auckland has ever seen. Perhaps nowhere else will see experience that transformation more than the inner west of the isthmus which effectively gets picked up and moved much closer to… ...
      1 day ago
    • CRL already impacting land use on city fringe
      The City Rail Link will be one of the most transformational projects Auckland has ever seen. Perhaps nowhere else will see experience that transformation more than the inner west of the isthmus which effectively gets picked up and moved much closer to… ...
      1 day ago
    • National should give us our $13,000 back
      We all know that National works for the rich and screw over ordinary New Zealanders to funnel wealth upwards into the pockets of its rich mates. But how bad have they been? $13,000 bad:Yesterday, Mr Little said that since National… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • National should give us our $13,000 back
      We all know that National works for the rich and screw over ordinary New Zealanders to funnel wealth upwards into the pockets of its rich mates. But how bad have they been? $13,000 bad:Yesterday, Mr Little said that since National… ...
      No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
      1 day ago
    • Access: The Universal Basic Income and its implications for citizenship
      The suggestion about a possible Universal Basic Income (UBI) was only one of numerous suggestions to come out of Labour’s Future of Work initiative. This a wide-ranging policy discussion that the Party’s economic development spokesman, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson,… ...
      1 day ago
    • Access: The Universal Basic Income and its implications for citizenship
      The suggestion about a possible Universal Basic Income (UBI) was only one of numerous suggestions to come out of Labour’s Future of Work initiative. This a wide-ranging policy discussion that the Party’s economic development spokesman, Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson,… ...
      1 day ago
    • Review: The Block Party
      Did New Zealand’s 'premier urban music' event live up to the hype?   Photo: Nicole Semitara Hunt ‘Old school’ was the name of the game on Friday night at The Block Party, where several thousand converged on ASB… ...
      1 day ago
    • Hard News: The media awards are dead – long live the media awards!
      Friday's Canon Media Awards was the most interesting instance of the long-running national ceremony in a long time, maybe ever. There were notable insurgencies – The SpinOff took two awards from 11 first-time nominations, Radio NZ's The Wireless won Website… ...
      1 day ago
    • Hard News: The media awards are dead – long live the media awards!
      Friday's Canon Media Awards was the most interesting instance of the long-running national ceremony in a long time, maybe ever. There were notable insurgencies – The SpinOff took two awards from 11 first-time nominations, Radio NZ's The Wireless won Website… ...
      1 day ago
    • New research confirms water fluoridation does not cause bone cancers
      The most common type of bone cancer is Osteosarcoma. Image credit:  Osteosarcoma This time for Texas. A new study confirms what other researchers have found elsewhere. It is reported in this recent paper: Archer, N. P., Napier, T. S., & Villanacci, J. F. (2016).… ...
      1 day ago
    • Redline on the Labour Party
      No-one on the anti-capitalist left in this country today puts forward a case that Labour is on the side of the working class.  There are certainly people who call themselves ‘socialist’ who do, but they are essentially liberals with vested… ...
      RedlineBy Admin
      1 day ago
    • Selfie-takers think they’re the greatest
      Science says otherwise.  “People often perceive themselves as more attractive and likable than others [perceive them to be].” This is the cutting conclusion from a new study that has found you're probably not as great as you think you… ...
      1 day ago
    • UCOL cutting the staff who lifted student results
      UCOL needs to halt its proposed cuts to student support services now that it knows those services are improving student outcomes. On Friday, in an email to all staff, UCOL released its provisional 2015 Educational Performance Indicator (EPI) results which… ...
      1 day ago
    • Another Road Only Harbour Crossing on the Cards?
      The absence of rail as well as walking and cycling options to the North Shore has been considered an oversight by many probably ever since the Harbour Bridge was first approved for construction over 60 years ago. While Skypath will… ...
      2 days ago
    • Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham
      Press Release – New Zealand First Party Rt Hon Winston Peters New Zealand First Leader Member of Parliament for Northland 23 MAY 2016 Leaked UK Briefing Shows NZ-EU Trade Deal is a Sham The Prime Ministers EU trade deal… ...
      Its our futureBy ScoopBlogPush
      2 days ago
    • Gordon Campbell on bank scandals and air crashes
      Libor. It stands for the London Interbank Offered rate. Back in 2012, Libor became synonymous with a scandal involving the dodgy manipulation of how interest rates were fixed – during the years before and after the Global Financial Crisis –… ...
      2 days ago
    • March Against Monsanto
      Press Release – TPP Action Waikato March Against Monsanto (MAM)is a global form of action aimed at informing the public, calling into question the long term health risks of genetically modified foods and Roundup ready crops.Today Waikato people rally, at… ...
      Its our futureBy ScoopBlogPush
      2 days ago

    • Key’s “brain fart” on tax cuts news to English
      John Key didn’t tell his own Finance Minister he was about to go on radio and announce he wanted $3b of tax cuts, just days after Bill English ruled them out, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “In Parliament today… ...
      6 hours ago
    • What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 – A better start for our tamariki
      Ensuring the best start for our tamariki is a priority for me in everything I do. And so in Budget 2016, my first budget as an MP, I looking for the Government to make a real investment in the wellbeing… ...
      GreensBy Marama Davidson
      7 hours ago
    • What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 – A better start for our tamariki
      Ensuring the best start for our tamariki is a priority for me in everything I do. And so in Budget 2016, my first budget as an MP, I looking for the Government to make a real investment in the wellbeing… ...
      GreensBy Marama Davidson
      7 hours ago
    • Denise Roche: What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 Pt II
      Aotearoa’s new New Zealanders,  come to our country in vulnerable position: – often away from the culture, communities and families they know, sometimes in neighbourhoods without familiar faces and often encountering barriers to employment. With net migration at 50,000+ a… ...
      GreensBy Denise Roche
      11 hours ago
    • Equal Pay and Budget 2016
      The last few years we’ve seen equal pay for women flagged as an undefined risk in the budget. This year we should expect to see this, as well as budgeted money to deliver equal pay to caregivers and funding for,… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      13 hours ago
    • Equal Pay and Budget 2016
      The last few years we’ve seen equal pay for women flagged as an undefined risk in the budget. This year we should expect to see this, as well as budgeted money to deliver equal pay to caregivers and funding for,… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      13 hours ago
    • A great Budget would
      A great Budget would embrace the challenge of our polluted rivers and move the money away from justifying the status quo water rules into cleaning up waterways. A great Budget would take the Ministry for the Environment freshwater budget and… ...
      GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
      13 hours ago
    • Budget building materials policy backfires
      On the eve of this year’s Budget official figures show Nick Smith’s Budget 2014 centrepiece to reduce the cost of building materials has backfired, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment officials have spent the… ...
      13 hours ago
    • Smarter, Better, Cleaner, Stronger
      This Thursday Bill English will deliver his eighth Budget. Will it continue the trend of previous National budgets, making tertiary education less affordable, putting only token funds into innovation, and subsidising polluters? Budgets aren’t what they used to be. Once… ...
      GreensBy Gareth Hughes
      14 hours ago
    • Govt must come clean on tax cuts in Budget
      National is making a mockery of the Budget process by dangling the promise of tax cuts but failing to include them in the Budget, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “National’s tax cut promises have turned into a farce. One… ...
      1 day ago
    • Grant Robertson Pre-Budget Speech
      Today I want to talk about success. As we know success can come in many different forms, from the fact you all made it here at such an early hour on a Monday, for which I am very grateful, to… ...
      1 day ago
    • Budget must deliver for middle New Zealand
      The Government must ensure next week’s Budget stops the squeeze on middle New Zealand and delivers shared prosperity for all New Zealanders, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. The call follows new research commissioned by Labour that shows working… ...
      2 days ago
    • Our housing emergency – why we have to act
      Marama and Metiria at Homes Not Cars launch On Thursday, Metiria Turei announced the Green Party’s plan to start addressing the emergency housing crisis facing our country. Too many people are without homes right now – homeless. It is the… ...
      GreensBy Marama Davidson
      3 days ago
    • Will funding boost for sexual violence services go to the right places?
      This week the Government announced $46million for sexual violence services. This announcement was a result of decades of work by advocates and everyone who submitted to the Select Committee inquiry into funding for sexual violence services that I initiated with… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      4 days ago
    • Will funding boost for sexual violence services go to the right places?
      This week the Government announced $46million for sexual violence services. This announcement was a result of decades of work by advocates and everyone who submitted to the Select Committee inquiry into funding for sexual violence services that I initiated with… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      4 days ago
    • Denise Roche – What I’m looking for in this year’s Budget
      Two of the things I’ll be looking for in the Budget next week are more funding for refugees and for our arts and culture sector. More funding for refugees I’m a strong supporter of the #DoubleTheQuota campaign and its goals… ...
      GreensBy Denise Roche
      4 days ago
    • Denise Roche – What I’m looking for in this year’s Budget
      Two of the things I’ll be looking for in the Budget next week are more funding for refugees and for our arts and culture sector. More funding for refugees I’m a strong supporter of the #DoubleTheQuota campaign and its goals… ...
      GreensBy Denise Roche
      4 days ago
    • Car rego victims must get a refund
      Motorists who have been overcharged for their car registration should get a refund, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Sue Moroney.  “Minister Nikki Kaye’s ‘faulty risk’ rating scheme has blown up in her face with over 170 different models of car having… ...
      4 days ago
    • Council statement shows they just don’t get it
      The Auckland Council’s statement today shows they don’t understand the problems created by the urban growth boundary, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.  “I have been the first to defend the Auckland City Council when Bill English has been blaming… ...
      4 days ago
    • Inspecting electronic devices a potential privacy threat
      Labour is expressing concern for New Zealanders’ privacy rights as the Government signals Customs will have the power to inspect electronic devices coming across the border, says Labour’s Customs Spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. “We agree that customs officers should have the… ...
      4 days ago
    • The Price of Water
      This week I hosted a public meeting at EIT in Hawkes Bay to discuss how we might put a price on the commercial use of water, so that water may be valued and treated more sustainably. I invited a… ...
      GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
      4 days ago
    • Caption It NZ!
      Today I received a petition from the NZ Captioning Working Group urging the government to legislate for accessibility via closed captioning for deaf and hard of hearing New Zealanders. It was timely because today is the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness… ...
      GreensBy Mojo Mathers
      5 days ago
    • Older Kiwis to miss out on electives
      The Government is not doing enough elective surgery to keep up with New Zealand’s ageing population, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.  “It’s damning that the targeted national intervention rate for cataract and knee and hip surgery is the same… ...
      5 days ago
    • Most principals say their college is underfunded
      The Government must substantially increase funding for secondary schools in next week’s Budget after a new survey found 86 per cent of principals consider their college under-resourced, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “Just 14 per cent of secondary principals… ...
      5 days ago
    • Bill English and Nick Smith on different pages
      The Government’s support for Labour’s policy to remove the Auckland urban growth boundary is good news, but National needs to clarify its position, Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “The Acting Prime Minister has acknowledged our position… ...
      5 days ago
    • Bill English and Nick Smith on different pages
      The Government’s support for Labour’s policy to remove the Auckland urban growth boundary is good news, but National needs to clarify its position, Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “The Acting Prime Minister has acknowledged our position… ...
      5 days ago
    • Labour calls for independent inquiry into illegal fish dumping
      The Labour Party is reiterating its call for an independent inquiry into New Zealand’s fishing industry after two reports revealed the Ministry for Primary Industries turned a blind eye to widespread fish dumping in New Zealand waters, says Labour’s Fisheries… ...
      5 days ago
    • Mt Karangahake and Newcrest Mining
      On Wednesday and Sunday of last week the local residents of the Karangahake mountain in the Karangahake gorge of Hauraki/Coromandel peacefully protested against a gold mining drill rig on private land adjacent to the DOC land. The drilling rig was… ...
      GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
      6 days ago
    • Robbing Aucklanders to pay Rio Tinto
      New Zealand’s national electricity grid stretches the length of the country and contains some 11,803 kilometres of high-voltage lines and 178 substations. It wouldn’t make sense for competing power companies to duplicate and build their own expensive electricity transmission system… ...
      GreensBy Gareth Hughes
      6 days ago
    • Government should abolish Auckland urban growth boundary
      The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Over 25 years the urban growth boundary hasn’t… ...
      6 days ago
    • Kiwis don’t want iPads for Land deals
       It is outrageous that schools are relying on money and iPads from foreign land investors to meet the learning needs of their students, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.  “Several OIO land applications by offshore investors have claimed that without… ...
      6 days ago
    • Homelessness – National has failed all of us
      A young South Auckland Māori woman recently tried to get hold of me around midnight. I missed her call. The woman wanted me to know the sharp reality facing too many families looking for a stable place to live. Things… ...
      GreensBy Marama Davidson
      1 week ago
    • Moko case should never have been manslaughter deal
      Confirmation again yesterday that the manslaughter charge in the Moko Rangitoheriri case was a deal done by the Crown Prosecution Service is justifiably the cause of outrage, says Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.“This should never have been a case where… ...
      1 week ago
    • Overseas investor funds school’s digital devices
      The Government must address the inequality laptops and tablets in classrooms are causing after a Queenstown school was forced to use a donation from an overseas investor to get their students digital devices, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Documents obtained… ...
      1 week ago
    • Child Youth and Family Review and Domestic Violence
      This Government has consistently failed to recognise the links between Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS) and intimate partner violence. For me, the recent review of CYFS has highlighted this misunderstanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and its impacts… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      1 week ago
    • Child Youth and Family Review and Domestic Violence
      This Government has consistently failed to recognise the links between Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS) and intimate partner violence. For me, the recent review of CYFS has highlighted this misunderstanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and its impacts… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      1 week ago
    • Canterbury rebuild: How wood is a better choice for the new city
      It was interesting to attend the ForestWood Conference in Auckland recently and learn about the extent of innovation in the wood processing and manufacturing sector. The forestry sector may be New Zealand’s third largest export earner, but raw logs make… ...
      GreensBy Eugenie Sage
      1 week ago
    • Canterbury rebuild: How wood is a better choice for the new city
      It was interesting to attend the ForestWood Conference in Auckland recently and learn about the extent of innovation in the wood processing and manufacturing sector. The forestry sector may be New Zealand’s third largest export earner, but raw logs make… ...
      GreensBy Eugenie Sage
      1 week ago
    • Key plucks $3b out of thin air – reckless and irresponsible
      John Key refuses to give up on his dream of tax cuts to the wealthy, despite being shot down by Bill English, and is resorting to plucking numbers out of thin air, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “On radio… ...
      1 week ago
    • John Key woefully out of touch on homelessness
      John Key is completely out of touch if he thinks desperate South Auckland families forced to live in cars can simply go to Work and Income for help, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. “Many of these families are working and… ...
      1 week ago
    • Under-reporting shows need to review quota system
      The Government must launch an independent review into New Zealand’s 30-year-old Quota Management System following a new report suggesting gross under-reporting of catch in the New Zealand fishing industry, Labour’s Environment spokesperson David Parker says.  “The Auckland University report found… ...
      1 week ago
    • Investigations into tertiary institutions overdue
      A Tertiary Education Commission investigation into the Tai Poutini Polytechnic is overdue and should have been launched last year, Labour’s Associate Education (Tertiary) spokesperson David Cunliffe says. “Labour has been calling for an inquiry into potential rorts at Tai Poutini… ...
      2 weeks ago
    • Investigations into tertiary institutions overdue
      A Tertiary Education Commission investigation into the Tai Poutini Polytechnic is overdue and should have been launched last year, Labour’s Associate Education (Tertiary) spokesperson David Cunliffe says. “Labour has been calling for an inquiry into potential rorts at Tai Poutini… ...
      2 weeks ago
    • Where is the fair share for most New Zealanders?
      Most New Zealanders reading the news that chief executive pay has risen 12 per cent in the last year will be wondering when they are going to get their fair share, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “More and more… ...
      2 weeks ago
    • Where is the fair share for most New Zealanders?
      Most New Zealanders reading the news that chief executive pay has risen 12 per cent in the last year will be wondering when they are going to get their fair share, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson says. “More and more… ...
      2 weeks ago
    • Mega media merger is bad news
      Some people call newspapers “tomorrow’s fish and chips” but this week’s news around a mega media merger is not an issue we should discard. Media giants Fairfax and APN News & Media announced they were in discussions to merge their… ...
      GreensBy Gareth Hughes
      2 weeks ago
    • Mega media merger is bad news
      Some people call newspapers “tomorrow’s fish and chips” but this week’s news around a mega media merger is not an issue we should discard. Media giants Fairfax and APN News & Media announced they were in discussions to merge their… ...
      GreensBy Gareth Hughes
      2 weeks ago
    • National puts Easter trading in the too hard basket
      All Labour MPs will vote against National’s move to leave Easter trading laws up to councils, Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain-Lees Galloway says.  “Despite this being a conscience vote, Labour MPs are united in their opposition to the Government’s moves… ...
      2 weeks ago
    • National puts Easter trading in the too hard basket
      All Labour MPs will vote against National’s move to leave Easter trading laws up to councils, Labour’s Workplace Relations spokesperson Iain-Lees Galloway says.  “Despite this being a conscience vote, Labour MPs are united in their opposition to the Government’s moves… ...
      2 weeks ago
    • Law Commission speaks up for domestic violence survivors
      I want to give kudos to the Minister for Justice for getting the Law Commission to review options for how our justice system responds when victims of domestic violence kill their partners. This is a relatively discrete piece of work… ...
      GreensBy Jan Logie
      2 weeks ago

    Public service advertisements by The Standard

    Current CO2 level in the atmosphere