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Communities Call for Action

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in hard-working communities are calling on the Prime Minister for help dealing with the impact of drugs, the housing crisis, lack of mental health services and economic support. Read more »

A Call to Action in Manurewa

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in Manurewa want to talk to the Prime Minister about street gangs, crime, drug abuse and impacts of the housing crisis that have left them fearing for their safety. Read more »

A Call to Action in Hornby

Press Release – Salvation Army

People in Hornby want to talk to the Prime Minister about better infrastructure, economic growth and opportunities for disconnected young people. Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Dec 11

Press Release – Hansard

1. MARAMA DAVIDSON (Co-LeaderGreen) to the Minister for Child Poverty Reduction : What is her response to the finding in yesterday’s Child Poverty Monitor report that around 100,000 New Zealand children are “doing it really tough”? Read more »

GAME OVER! Nautilus’ Solwara 1 experiment fails

Press Release – Deep Sea Mining Campaign

Nautilus aspirations to be the world’s first deep sea miner sink to the bottom of the ocean on news that the project support vessel critical to the development of Nautilus deep sea mining project in Papua New Guinea has been purchased for … Read more »

Tongan Speaker’s visit

Press Release – Office of the Speaker

Lord Fakafanua, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Tonga, along with a delegation of Tongan MPs and officials, are visiting as official guests of the New Zealand Parliament from 10 December to 14 December 2018. Read more »

Finaccess bid for Restaurant Brands control gets thumbs up

Article – BusinessDesk

Dec. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Finaccess Capital’s $881.5 million bid for three-quarters of Restaurant Brands New Zealand has the backing of the Kiwi firm’s board, with the per-share price topping the independent adviser’s assessment. Read more »

UN official defends Papuan rights – free speech, assembly

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

West Papuan rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly have been defended by the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in a response to the mass arrests of Papuan protesters during flag raising ceremonies earlier this … Read more »

GirlBoss NZ CEO Announced as YES Emerging Alumni Winner

Press Release – Young Enterprise Scheme

GirlBoss CEO & founder Alexia Hilbertidou has won the 2018 YES Emerging Alumni of the Year Award. Read more »

Rallies in Jakarta and Fiji highlight global human rights

Press Release – Pacific Media Watch

JAKARTA ( CNN Indonesia/Indoleft News/ Asia Pacific Report/Pacific Media Centre ): Hundreds of workers from the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) held a protest march at the weekend in the capital of Jakarta and Fijis Coalition on … Read more »