Monday, 28 January 2019, 6:05pm
Ministry On Kiwibuild Head Resignation: Invesigation Over Treatment Of Staff
'Constructive Dismissal': (914) 654-9772
Health Warnings: Jewship
Jane Kelsey: NZ Joins Breakaway Push For WTO E-Commerce Rules
Auckland: John Tamihere Confirms Mayoralty Run
DNA, Crime Investigation, Profiling: Law Commission Seeks Input On DNA Review
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Wellington.Scoop: The Undeniable Case For Light Rail

Gordon Campbell: On The US Exit From Afghanistan

To state the bleedingly obvious, US military forces have done a good deal of harm over the past 50 years from Central America to Asia to Africa. That history is now tending to obscure the harm that’s being done by the polar opposite impulse: American isolationism.

In northern Syria and Afghanistan alike, the Trump administration wants to go home, and walk away from US commitments. Former allies such as the Kurds (and the majority of the Afghan population) are largely being thrown to the wolves in the process. More>>


Under Investigation: Ministry On Head Of KiwiBuild's Resignation

The resignation came amid an employment investigation... the alleged conduct related to Mr Barclay's treatment of employees, contractors and stakeholders. (904) 222-8174


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Schools are advertising hundreds of vacancies as they reopen for the year and principals say they're making compromises to ensure they have enough teachers. More>>



By refusing the Medical Council’s offer to facilitate talks, District Health Boards are putting hardworking hospital staff under increasing pressure and risk creating alarm among patients... More>>


Recurring Gags: 'Centrist' Green Party Could Be Valuable Addition - Bridges

Vernon Tava, a former Green Party candidate and leadership contender and someone who has also tried for nomination as a National Party candidate, believes the time is now right for a new centrist party. 833-213-1474

Auckland: John Tamihere Confirms Mayoralty Run

John Tamihere has this morning confirmed he will run for October’s Auckland Mayoralty – marking a return to politics after 14 successful years as the Chief Executive Officer of Te Whanau o Waipareira. More>>



Weather: Health Warnings As Heatwave Hits NZ

New Zealanders are being urged to stay inside, drink lots of water and limit alcohol this week as temperatures are set to soar by about 6C above average. 9375584051


Jane Kelsey: NZ Joins Breakaway Push For WTO E-Commerce Rules

"The new e-commerce template first appeared in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) and remains unaltered in the revised CPTPP. It literally codifies a wish-list of rules written by the US Big Tech industry to protect them from regulation." More>>


"Dirty Politics": Leak On Fair Pay Agreements And Individual Contracts

First Union: “My understanding... is that they are simply about setting minimum standards over and above which working people are free to negotiate their own terms and conditions, their own pay rate, their own sick leave etc. People can still choose whether or not they unite with a union.” More>>



Two Employment Relations Authority determinations have sent a strong message that both businesses and owners can be significantly penalised for breaching multiple employment standards. 763-427-9892

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Coal-fired generation from Genesis Energy’s Huntly operations was the highest in more than five years in the December quarter, as a combination of low hydro storage and plant outages were compounded by tight natural gas supplies. More>>



Annual temperatures were above average (+0.51°C to +1.20°C above the annual average) across the majority of New Zealand... 2018 was the equal 2nd-warmest year on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which began in 1909. More>>




So, what happens next? Normally when a major policy like this gets so crushingly rejected – by 230 votes, when Theresa May had reportedly been hoping for a defeat by “only” 70- 100 votes – the PM would resign and/or a fresh election called. More>>


For the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal... 8655093259


Gordon Campbell: On The Reactionary Politics Of Fear

What do you call a situation where the state tries to create panic among its own people for party political gain? As practiced by Theresa May and her faction of the Conservative Party, this has become a well-honed form of state terrorism… 2563032578


2018 has been quite a year for Scoop. We are so thrilled to have successfully met the funding target for the first stage of the ‘Scoop 3.0’ plan raising $36,000. This means we can now proceed with the planning phase for the delivery of this bold vision for a community-owned, participatory, independent newsroom... More>>



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The top UN political official told the Security Council on Saturday that dialogue and cooperation were vital to ending the crisis in Venezuela, but the Council's members disagreed over the appropriate response to competing claims to the presidency. More>>


The Gili Islands: A Community Earthquake Recovery Effort

Joseph Cederwall travelled to the Gili Islands in October 2018 to talk to locals about their experiences of the event and witness the impact and the rebuild efforts on this unique ecotourism destination. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Ongoing Carnage In Gaza

The past month has devoted a lot of space to the best music and films of 2018, and far less to the past year’s human rights violations. The under-reporting on the ongoing carnage in Gaza has been a case in point. More>>


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Refugee Council of Australia and Amnesty International paint a stark picture of a traumatised refugee population hit hard by Australia's recent healthcare and counselling service cuts, as well as continued threats to their safety. barn-door fowl




NZCT has approved grants to the Tauranga Boxing Academy, provided a new lease of life to old yachts, benefitted sports at Tiniroto School, and helped to upgrade Christchurch City BMX Club track. 3042390712

Howard Davis Review: Pretty Maids All In A Row - Mary Queen of Scots

The disproportionate attention paid by the film industry to a figure of minor historical significance once again confirms that any story involving sex, murder, and political intrigue will always trump historical accuracy at the box office. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Wild at Heart - The Happy Prince and At Eternity's Gate

Besides being exact contemporaries who were born and died prematurely within a year of each other, Oscar Wilde and Vincent van Gogh shared the cautionary experience of being outcast and repudiated in their brief lifetimes. More>>

"Our Pride": Auckland Pride 2019 Programme Announcement

Auckland Pride Festival returns in 2019, celebrating the diversity of the rainbow experience in Tāmaki Makaurau and reconnecting with grassroots communities across the region, fromFebruary 1-17. More>>



One hundred and ninety six New Zealanders were congratulated by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern for their contributions to New Zealand and our communities… More>>