Widening ethnic pay gap worsens in New Zealand

Dr Jackie Blue Auckland, December 7, 2017 A concerted effort to eliminate ethnic pay gaps will be required if we are to achieve the Prime Minister’s and the Minister for Women’s goal of closing the gender pay gap in the

Bill to regulate Financial Advisors gets first nod

Kris Faafoi Wellington, December 7, 2017 The first reading of the Financial Services Legislation Amendment Bill in Parliament today is the first step in a significant package of changes to ensure all Kiwis can get good quality financial advice based

New Zealand plugs loophole to tax multinationals

Stuart Nash Wellington, December 7, 2017 Legislation just introduced to Parliament will prevent multinationals from avoiding tax by shifting profits out of New Zealand. The legislation also reflects an important objective of the Labour-New Zealand First Coalition Agreement. Aggressive Strategies

Downward trend in Child Poverty encouraging

Anton Blank Auckland, December 7, 2017 The latest Child Poverty Monitor, launched in Auckland today, shows a slight decrease in the numbers of New Zealand children living in poverty. The signs are encouraging. The new government’s commitment to putting child

National claims initiative for reducing Child Poverty

Paula Bennett Wellington, December 7, 2017 Confirmation from the Children’s Commissioner that the growth in child poverty has been halted is largely due to initiatives introduced by National. Judge Andrew Beacroft has today confirmed that since the National Government increased

Marginal decline in child poverty means nothing

Supplied Content Auckland, December 7, 2017 Julie Chapman KidsCan hopes that the slight decline in child poverty rates in this year’s ‘Child Poverty Monitor’ would not stop Kiwis from keeping the significant issue of children living in hardship at the

Child poverty should be addressed across party lines

Jacinda Ardern Wellington, December 7, 2017 A small drop in the number of children in low income households is welcome but the Government is committed to making significant progress on lifting children out of poverty. Every child deserves the best

Hindu Council marks International Volunteers Day

Fun, Food and Accolades in Lower Hutt Kiran Thakar Wellington, December 6, 2017 Hindu Council of New Zealand (HCNZ) Wellington Chapter celebrated International Volunteers Day (IV Day) on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Naenae Community Hall in Lower Hutt, Wellington.

Programme to learn how the brain talks to every human organ

Research to understand the Autonomic Nervous System Auckland, December 6, 2017 Do you know that almost every emotion activates your nervous system which in turn impacts on the functioning of the brain and other essential organs of your body? That

Digital Convergence Bill put on hold

Clare Curran Wellington, December 6, 2017 The Government has put on hold the Digital Convergence Bill to seek greater consensus and ensure the Bill is fit for purpose. A draft Bill produced under the previous government was muddled because of

Gandhi Statue raises controversy in Grenada

Jai Sears in Grenada December 6, 2017 I write in response to a letter on Mahatma Gandhi entitled ‘Dustbin of History’ written by Josiah Rougier and published in ‘The New Today (November 3, 2017) of Grenada. In his letter, Rougier

Government asks Mayors to check water quality

David Parker Wellington, December 6, 2017 I have today released the second stage of the Inquiry into Havelock North’s drinking water contamination. I received the inquiry into Havelock North’s drinking water on Monday night. It makes for sobering reading and