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Homicide investigation in Upper Hutt

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, New Zealand, New Zealand Police  /  Comments Off on Homicide investigation in Upper Hutt

Source: New Zealand Police Attributable to Detective Senior Sergeant Ian Martin: Emergency services were called to a scene on Golders Road, Upper Hutt shortly before 4:30pm this afternoon to reports a man had been stabbed. Despite efforts to revive him, the man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police arrested a male at a nearby […]

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Missing man – South Otago

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, New Zealand, New Zealand Police  /  Comments Off on Missing man – South Otago

Source: New Zealand Police Police are calling for the public’s help as they search for a man who has been missing since this morning from Otanomomo, South Otago.  The man, in his 60s, was last seen about 11am in the Koau Rd area. He is believed to have been wearing dark green overalls and gumboots. […]

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Largest Police graduation in over a decade

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Largest Police graduation in over a decade

Source: New Zealand Government Ninety-eight new Police constables will be deployed around the country with the graduation today of the largest single Police recruit wing in more than a decade. Police Minister Stuart Nash has congratulated the new constables who passed through the final stages of their formal training at the Royal New Zealand Police […]

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Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, ACT Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Two Ministers Down, Nine More To Go

Source: ACT Party Facebook0 Twitter “I wholeheartedly support Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s decision today to cut the size of the Executive,” says ACT Leader David Seymour. “ACT currently has a Smaller Government Bill which will limit the size of the Executive to 20 Ministers. “She’s implementing our policy one Minister at a time. “Meka Whaitiri […]

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Yet another attack on farmers

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Yet another attack on farmers

Source: National Party The Government’s Tax Working Group has today suggested a capital gains tax on the sale of farms, National’s Agriculture Spokesperson Nathan Guy says. “Sir Michael Cullen spent years as a Labour Party Minister of Finance unsuccessfully trying to introduce a Capital Gains Tax on the family farm.  “Today’s report confirms that Sir […]

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Govt must take action to prevent teacher strikes

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, National Party, New Zealand, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on Govt must take action to prevent teacher strikes

Source: National Party National’s spokesperson for Education Nikki Kaye has confirmed today that large numbers of primary principals and teachers have contacted the Minister of Education on the eve of the settlement ballot next week.  “The Acting Education Minister confirmed in the House that she has been contacted by over 100 teachers and principals in […]

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Arrest in relation to death of Whanganui baby

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, New Zealand, New Zealand Police  /  Comments Off on Arrest in relation to death of Whanganui baby

Source: New Zealand Police A 25-year-old man has been charged with the murder of an eight-month-old girl in Whanganui in 2016. He appeared in Masterton District Court today (Thursday 20 September) and has been remanded in custody. Bella Richardson died at a property in Whanganui on 7 November 2016. The accused was known but not […]

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Meka Whaitiri removed as a Minister

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, New Zealand, New Zealand Coalition Government, New Zealand Executive Government, New Zealand Government, New Zealand Labour-led Government, Politics  /  Comments Off on Meka Whaitiri removed as a Minister

Source: New Zealand Government Meka Whaitiri will be removed as a Minister with immediate effect Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said today. The decision was made after receiving a report into an incident that occurred on 27 August in Gisborne, involving Meka Whaitiri and one of her staff. “While the facts are in dispute, the report […]

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Oxfam responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, Activist Organisations, Economy, Environment, Lobby Groups, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on Oxfam responds to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report

Source: Oxfam New Zealand In response to the release of the Tax Working Group’s interim report, Oxfam New Zealand’s executive director Rachael Le Mesurier said: “While the interim report has a lot of positive recommendations, there is no mention of making multinational corporations publish key financial information from each country they operate in. This is […]

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Sentencing for bobby calf abuse

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24/7, Ministry for Primary Industries, New Zealand, New Zealand Government - Business  /  Comments Off on Sentencing for bobby calf abuse

Source: Ministry for Primary Industries – Headline: Sentencing for bobby calf abuse The owner of a pet food company was given 6 months’ community detention, 180 hours’ of community work, and banned from owning or exercising any authority over production animals for 5 years at the Hamilton District Court today. His company was sentenced to […]

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