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Labour Finds New Life for Old Election Signs

Posted 10:36am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Joel MacManus

After the shock resignation of former Labour Leader Andrew Little and the promotion of the newly crowned saviour of left wing politics, Jacinda Ardern, Labour had one small problem. They had already put their billboards up. Across the country, fenceposts and walls had been plastered with the big Read more...

First naked person in Lumsden since 1934

Posted 10:34am Sunday 13th August 2017 by Charlie OíMannin

Satire An already riveting debate over the extension of a council bylaw on freedom camping in the Stewart Island town of Lumsden suddenly became breaking news last Tuesday as His Worship the Mayor of Southland Gary Tong revealed that he had, in fact seen a naked person in the town, something that Read more...

Jacinda Ardern Becomes Labourís Sixth Leader in Nine Years

Posted 11:00am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Joe Higham

The leadership of the Labour Party has changed just six weeks out from September 23rd’s General Election, following their worst poll result in 24 years. Former Deputy Leader and MP for Mt Albert Jacinda Ardern was nominated unopposed to replace Andrew Little, who said that “while Read more...

Students Paid More through Student Job Search than Anytime in the Last Decade

Posted 10:50am Sunday 6th August 2017 by Joel MacManus

Student Job Search (SJS) say that students are earning more money through their service than at any point in the last decade. SJS, which is a not-for-profit organisation owned by all of the university students associations, connects employers and students for part time, short term, and Read more...

Opinion: The Deliberate Flouting of the Crimes Act at Aucklandís Drury Christian School

Posted 10:56am Sunday 30th July 2017 by Jean Balchin

Last year, I wrote an article on the horrors of Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), a fundamentalist American homeschooling programme being taught in homes and schools across New Zealand. I discussed how ACE upholds the belief that the Bible is literally true, that there should be no distinction Read more...

Household Income Report Reveals No Sign of Change for Poorest Families

Posted 10:51am Sunday 30th July 2017 by Joe Higham

A Ministry of Social Development report has revealed that the cost of housing in New Zealand remains a significant impediment to lifting people out of poverty. The Household Income Report (HIR) highlights that, although poverty has declined in the ten years since the Global Financial Crisis, Read more...

No Plastic Bag Ban for Countdown NZ Despite Aussie Progress

Posted 11:07am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Zahra Shahtahmasebi

Two large supermarket chains in Australia, Woolworths and Coles, plan to phase out plastic bag usage over the next 12 months. Four states (South Australia, the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, and Tasmania) have already implemented state-wide bans. Coles supermarket is the Read more...

Controversial Warehouse Work-Experience Programme Expands

Posted 11:04am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

The Ministry for Social Development (MOD) announced the expansion of the ‘Red Shirts in Community Programme’ that will now provide work experience opportunities to almost 1,000 16-24 year olds. The programme hit the headlines recently due to the absence of pay throughout the entirety Read more...

Is $200/week Enough To Buy The Under 23 Vote In The Election?

Posted 10:43am Sunday 23rd July 2017 by Joe Higham

The Opportunities Party (TOP) last week extended its Universal Basic Income (UBI) policy to all New Zealanders aged between 18-23. Set at $200 per week (after tax), the youth UBI is “designed to give all young New Zealanders a safety net of income to allow them to pursue their Read more...

Animal Law Conference calls for hearts, minds, and action

Posted 11:19am Sunday 16th July 2017 by Kari Schmidt

On 1 July, the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) hosted New Zealand's first ever animal law conference at the AUT campus in Auckland. Dr Jane Goodall set the scene, providing perspective on why the legal community must do more to advocate for animals. She focused on compassion. Read more...

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