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Activists lock down High Commission in solidarity with Manus

Today, Monday 13th November, Peace Action Wellington have locked down the Australian High Commission. Peace activists have locked themselves to the gates of the High Commission preventing anyone from leaving, to draw attention to the situation of the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island.

Farewelling a fair and just New Zealander, Judge David Ambler

The Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta has paid her respects to a Māori Land Court Judge who passed away at the weekend, describing him as a softly spoken, intelligent man who was held in high regard by Māori and Pākehā alike.

TPP agreement safeguards New Zealand's export sector - Feds

Federated Farmers congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the coalition government for recognising the importance of free trade to New Zealand.

10-Year Plan will secure Hamilton's future - Mayor

Statement by Mayor Andrew King:

We can do better to support the rights of children - CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes the new report "Getting it Right" by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCROC) Monitoring Group.

Kelsey: First test for Labour and NZ First on ISDS in future deals

‘Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has called the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism "a dog" and promised to exclude it from New Zealand’s future agreements.

Family First welcomes prospect of Oranga Tamariki watchdog

Family First NZ is welcoming comments by the new Minister for Children Tracey Martin who has said that there is a need for a fully independent Complaints Authority to act as a watchdog on the new state agency Oranga Tamariki (previously CYF).

China's political influence needs investigation - Dr Anne-Marie Brady

A warning from Chinese politics expert Dr Anne-Marie Brady today that New Zealand is unaware of the level of China’s political influence, which she says includes our Chinese-language media being "co-opted", close contact between our political parties and political donations.

'Worst NZ trade performance with China since 80s'

Beijing-based New Zealand businessman claims worst NZ trade performance with China since "80s"

The tremendous growth rate in trade with China has eased off according to Beijing-based Wigram Capitol Advisors principal Rodney Jones.

Minister's decision to delay electronic fishing monitoring 'fatally flawed'

Conservation group representatives say a decision by the new Minister of Fisheries, Stuart Nash, to delay implementation of camera monitoring of fishing efforts in New Zealand is ‘fatally flawed’.

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