Category Archives: Political

the War on Drugs has been a Crime against Humanity

RNZ story. From Nine to Noon, 1 December 2016, story on the RNZ Site with Audio [ War on Drugs Failure ] ‘We are just recycling vulnerable people’ The war on drugs has been a “failure”, international experts say. Is … Continue reading

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Court date set for legal challenge to sale of state houses in Tauranga

Source: State Housing Action Incorporated The 9th of November in the Wellington High Court has been set aside for a hearing of State Housing Action Incorporated’s legal challenge to any government agreement to sell 1124 state houses in Tauranga. Following … Continue reading

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High Court Challenge – Govt selling State Houses

This post is a copy from a flyer published by; State Housing Action Incorporated [21 Yourk St, Christchurch 8023] and Wellington Housing Action Coalition [WHAC] High Court Challenge against the Government selling State Houses, while families live in cars and … Continue reading

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Child poverty: Are we there yet? Without targets, we’re lost

RNZ .co.nz      5:20 pm on 4 October 2016 By Max Rashbrooke @MaxRashbrooke source story [ RNZ Post ]   Opinion – Anyone planning their summer holiday will already be thinking about the logistics – the plane tickets, the car hire, … Continue reading

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The battle continues, 50 years after first test at Mururoa

Radio New Zealand story, published 3 July 2016 [ source story ] On July 2, 1966 the calm of French Polynesia’s Mururoa atoll was shattered by an explosion of unbelievable force. Within a second, the azure tropical sky flashed bright … Continue reading

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Minimum wage ‘doesn’t really cut it’

8:42 am 1 July 2016 RNZ Maja Burry – maja.burry@radionz.co.nz [ RNZ Living Wage Story ] Employers are being recognised for paying staff the ‘living wage’ including one who had in the past struggled on the minimum wage. The Living … Continue reading

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A submission to WCC meeting about Begging – 13 April 2016

by Busker Mark and the Mp3’s Elvis is Busking Outside the Building 2001 Founder – Bus Tunnel Studios  While making a submission at city Hall, I also shot video of the meeting. Wellington City Council has been very good about … Continue reading

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