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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Sit down unionists: MBIE, IRD officials already overpaid

Source: Taxpayers Union 18 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE State Services Minister Chris Hipkins needs to demonstrate that he is not a pushover for self-serving unionists, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “First it was nurses, and now it’s bureaucrats who have decided the new Government is a soft target […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions where there are children

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Banking and Finance, Child Poverty Action Group, Children and Wellbeing, Culture, Economics, Economy, English, Health, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Trade, United Kingdom, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: CPAG urges immediate action on sanctions where there are children

Source: Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) 15 June 2018 Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says New Zealand must take heed of UK studies into the ineffectiveness and negative outcomes of welfare sanctions. The Guardian reports that a major recent UK study found “benefit sanctions do little to enhance people’s motivation to prepare for, seek or […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: $10 million for a gondola makes a joke of the Provincial Growth Fund

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Politics, Queenstown, Taxpayers Union, Tourism  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: $10 million for a gondola makes a joke of the Provincial Growth Fund

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Shane Jones’ decision to provide a $10 million loan to build a ‘high-speed gondola’ is absurd pork barrel politics typical of the Provincial Growth Fund, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union.Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says, “If installing a high-speed gondola made good economic sense, Ruapehu Alpine Lifts […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Living wage for public servants morally questionable and will increase wage gap

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Living wage for public servants morally questionable and will increase wage gap

Source: Taxpayers Union 15 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The announcement of a $20.55 minimum wage for core public service employees is an expensive capitulation to the Government’s union backers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says, “The public sector is already paid substantially more than the private sector, an issue […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: You did it! Samsung chooses renewable energy!

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, China, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, English, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Korea, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Republic of Korea, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, Technology, Trade, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: You did it! Samsung chooses renewable energy!

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Remember the time we gave Samsung stores a makeover… Greenpeace activists protest Samsung to commit to using 100% clean energy. The environmental activists hang a 40m2 banner over a Samsung advertisement on the walls of the Berlin Palace that reads: ‘Go 100% renewable energy now!’. © Mike Schmidt / Greenpeace Or […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Corporate welfare takes flight in Kapiti

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Airlines, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Aviation, Business, Commerce, English, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Associations and Organisaitons, Open Source Intel, Taxpayers Union  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Corporate welfare takes flight in Kapiti

Source: Taxpayers Union 14 JUNE 2018FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Responding to Kāpiti Coast District Council’s decision to subsidise a private airline, Taxpayers’ Union spokesperson Louis Houlbrooke says: “This is a classic case of corporate welfare. The Council has turned Air Chathams, a private, profitable business, into a charity case.” “Regular flyers like Councillors and Chamber of Commerce members […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Oxfam’s reaction to decision on Oxfam Great Britain’s work in Haiti

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, British, Culture, Earthquake Commission - EQC, Economy, English, Environment, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Oxfam New Zealand  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Oxfam’s reaction to decision on Oxfam Great Britain’s work in Haiti

Source: Oxfam New Zealand Oxfam is disappointed but understands the Haiti Government’s decision to withdraw Oxfam Great Britain’s permission to work in Haiti. The behaviour of some former Oxfam staff working in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake was completely unacceptable. We have apologised to the government and the Haitian people for what happened. From 2011, […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Global protests push Samsung to commit to 100% renewable energy

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Aid, Asia, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Conservation, English, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Korea, Lobby Groups, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Republic of Korea, Technology, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Global protests push Samsung to commit to 100% renewable energy

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand Samsung Electronics officially announced today its plan to commit to 100% renewable energy in the United States, Europe and China by 2020. This major commitment – the first by an electronics manufacturing company in Asia – comes after months of campaigning and global protests calling on Samsung to urgently set a clear renewable energy […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rich lister props up failing irrigation schemes, threatens NZ’s rivers

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Conservation, English, Environment, Greenpeace New Zealand, Labour, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Open Source Intel, United States of America  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Rich lister props up failing irrigation schemes, threatens NZ’s rivers

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand It’s been revealed that a rich-lister Gary Rooney looks set to bail out the ailing South Canterbury irrigation scheme, Hunter Downs. Rooney also bailed out another Canterbury irrigation scheme, the Hurunui Water Project in 2016. The Hurunui scheme is still struggling to find adequate funds. Rooney’s companies have also profited from […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: 5 ways people are standing up to oil pipeline companies

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Activist Organisations, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Canada, Climate, Climate Change, Conservation, Crude, English, Environment, Exploration, fish, Gas, Greenpeace New Zealand, Lobby Groups, MIL OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand NGOs, Oil, Open Source Intel, Pacific, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, United States of America, Weather, Wildlife  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: 5 ways people are standing up to oil pipeline companies

Source: Greenpeace New Zealand All over the world, people are getting more concerned about the threats posed by major new oil pipelines. They’re prone to spills and, as a result, they’re a serious risk to clean water and the wildlife, ecosystems and communities living along their routes. In fact, pipelines belonging to just three companies […]

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