GPJA #428: Part 1. News from Aotearoa/New Zealand – 30/5/12

I will try doing the newsletter in 3 parts on different days for a while and see how it goes. That means we can categorise and tag each newsletter more effectively for reference.

Mike Treen
Editor

GENERAL NEWS

Government are in breach on their own legal process, says iwi

Stuff raising the retirement age, tax the rich instead! http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/stuff-raising-retirement-age-tax-rich.html

NZ Budget 2012 impact on Maori and the poor

Stay in the streets: The National, Act, Maori Party coalition is under pressure. On the streets they are increasingly feeling the heat over their New attacks on the working class, students and the environment. http://socialistaotearoa.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/stay-in-streets.html

Post-budget lunch Langham protest http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150993961669739.477138.693039738&type=1

School cuts appal principals http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10809181

Ministers’ kids skip big classes http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10809374

Raising Retirement: The intergenerational theft of baby boomers http://tumeke.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/raising-retirement-intergenerational.html

A balance that includes rail is the key for Auckland, says transport chair http://www.tewahanui.info/twn/index.php/a-balance-that-includes-rail-is-the-key-for-auckland-says-transport-chair/

No student allowance for post-grad students http://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbpol/569986254-No-student-allowance-for-post-grad-students

AUSA: Students won’t be listened to, says English http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00434/students-wont-be-listened-to-says-english.htm

People’s Party

South Auckland Social Justice Network http://www.facebook.com/sasocialjusticenetwork

ENVIRONMENT

NZ ‘dropping ball’ – environment commissioner http://www.3news.co.nz/NZ-dropping-ball—environment-commissioner/tabid/1160/articleID/255881/Default.aspx

Facts, fracks and community action http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/perspective/7004829/Facts-fracks-and-community-action

100% Pure New Zealand. Ha, ha, ha http://www.listener.co.nz/commentary/the-internaut/100-pure-ha-ha-ha/

Before and Beyond Rio: Environmental Colonisation and Destruction http://tewhareporahou.wordpress.com/2012/05/29/before-and-beyond-rio-environmental-colonisation-and-destruction/

Forest & Bird backs call for biodiversity action http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/AK1205/S00625/forest-bird-backs-call-for-biodiversity-action.htm

CHILD POVERTY

Unicef report card on poverty names crisis of monitoring http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/unicef-report-card-poverty-names-crisis-monitoring/5/124883

UNICEF concerned about child poverty in New Zealand http://www.3news.co.nz/UNICEF-concerned-about-child-poverty-in-New-Zealand/tabid/423/articleID/256093/Default.aspx#ixzz1wLUdBQJN

Radio NZ: NZ ranked 20 out of 30 for child poverty http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20120530-0614-new_zealand_rank_20th_in_child_poverty_survey-048.mp3

Maori and Pasifika children our highest priority says Ririki http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00486/maori-and-pasifika-children-our-highest-priority-says-ririki.htm

He Ara Hou – The Pathway Forward (Getting it right for Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Maori and Pasifika children). http://www.everychildcounts.org.nz/_w/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/He-Ara-Hou-Report-20112.pdf

Children in poverty ‘lost’ to education system http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/7005396/Children-in-poverty-lost-to-education-system

Poverty-stricken kids resort to scavenging http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7004197/Poverty-stricken-kids-resort-to-scavenging

Can we end child poverty in two Parliamentary terms? http://blog.greens.org.nz/2012/05/28/can-we-end-child-poverty-in-two-parliamentary-terms/

UREWERA 4

Tuhoe outraged by Court decision http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/News/TuhoeNewsandEvents/id/410/title/tuhoe-outraged-by-court-decision.aspx

Matt McCarten: Iti’s 2 year jail sentence outscores bland Budget http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808690

Tame Iti appeals Urewera conviction http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7000710/Tame-Iti-appeals-Urewera-conviction

Civil Rights March Auckland 271007 http://www.flickr.com/photos/16424226@N05/sets/72157602746028919/

Q+A looks at the Urewera Four Trial http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/News/TuhoeNewsandEvents/id/405/title/qa-looks-at-the-urewera-four-trial.aspx

Protesters say sentences for Iti and Kemara are racist http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/106790/protesters-say-sentences-for-iti-and-kemara-are-racist

QC: Iti not to blame for police rampage http://www.ngaituhoe.iwi.nz/News/TuhoeNewsandEvents/id/408/title/qc-iti-not-to-blame-for-police-rampage.aspx

Tuhoe considers cancelling reconciliation meetings with Police http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/106753/tuhoe-reconsidering-renewed-talks-with-police

CTU Runanga supports Appeal in Urewera sentencing http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00479/ctu-runanga-supports-appeal-in-urewera-sentencing.htm

The Urewera sentence and the reaction from Maori http://mauistreet.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/urewera-sentence-and-reaction-from.html

WORKRIGHTS NZ

Major win in New Zealand: Locked-out Talley’s/AFFCO workers back to work! http://cms.iuf.org/?q=node/1680

Iwi leaders force AFFCO’s hand http://mauistreet.blogspot.co.nz/2012/05/iwi-leaders-force-affcos-hand.html

Employers exploiting migrant workers http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/employers-exploiting-migrant-workers-4901118

Video http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/employers-exploiting-migrant-workers-4901118/video

Slave labour an issue for NZ – employment law expert http://www.3news.co.nz/Slave-labour-an-issue-for-NZ—employment-law-expert/tabid/423/articleID/255690/Default.aspx#ixzz1wKqlW4vu

Dept of Labour mulling immigrant worker case http://www.3news.co.nz/Dept-of-Labour-mulling-immigrant-worker-case/tabid/423/articleID/255733/Default.aspx

Employers face blacklisting for underpaying migrants http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/employers-face-blacklisting-underpaying-migrants-4902003

Fairfax workers to strike over outsourcing to New Zealand http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10809640

NZEI: Government Class Size Policy in Tatters http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00482/government-class-size-policy-in-tatters.htm

Principals heckle Parata http://www.odt.co.nz/news/politics/211241/principals-heckle-parata

Teachers’ union gears up for fight http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/7015888/Teachers-union-puts-Government-in-its-sights

Otago principals threaten strike action http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/211029/otago-principals-threaten-strike-action/

Sacking ‘only’ 400 teachers ‘good news’ say Nats http://thestandard.org.nz/sacking-only-400-teachers-good-news-say-nats/

Undercover boss slams workers’ conditions http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/6995337/Undercover-boss-slams-workers-conditions

Caring counts: Report of the Inquiry into the Aged Care Workforce http://www.hrc.co.nz/eeo/caring-counts-report-of-the-inquiry-into-the-aged-care-workforce

Gordon Campbell on the crisis in the aged care sector http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2012/05/28/gordon-campbell-on-the-crisis-in-the-aged-care-sector/

PM: No money for aged care workers http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/6999480/PM-No-money-for-aged-care-workers

Tapu Misa: Caring for the carers of the aged http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10808840

CTU welcomes hard hitting report into aged care sector http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1205/S00438/ctu-welcomes-hard-hitting-report-into-aged-care-sector.htm

Ryman profit fuels row on aged care pay http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/6995353/Ryman-profit-fuels-row-on-aged-care-pay

More than 1000 teachers could lose jobs http://www.3news.co.nz/More-than-1000-teachers-could-lose-jobs/tabid/817/articleID/255609/Default.aspx

Law change will widen Aussie-Kiwi gap Jackie Mcgrath, NZ Nurses Organisation http://www.stuff.co.nz/marlborough-express/opinion/6984098/Law-change-will-widen-Aussie-Kiwi-gap

The living wage and the zero budget by Denise Roche MP http://www.greens.org.nz/node/28409

Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand http://www.facebook.com/LivingWageAotearoaNewZealand Website http://www.livingwagenz.org.nz/

The Union Report – CTU Economist Dr Bill Rosenberg & SFWU’s Annie Newman – Issue 1: How does a zero budget impact on workers and public servants, Bill English claims we all liked it, really? Issue 2: What will the living wage campaign do for social justice in NZ? and Issue 3: How does Iwi involvement in the Affco industrial dispute change the wider dialogue for labour relations in NZ?

NZ ECONOMY

Brian Easton: Rogernomics and the Left http://www.eastonbh.ac.nz/?p=1661

Tightening the fiscal thumbscrews http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/blogs/first-reading/7008652/Tightening-the-fiscal-thumbscrews

Hastie Group folds – 500 NZ jobs at risk http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10809036

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