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


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

Stuff raising the retirement age, tax the rich instead!

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.

Post-budget lunch Langham protest

School cuts appal principals

Ministers’ kids skip big classes

Raising Retirement: The intergenerational theft of baby boomers

A balance that includes rail is the key for Auckland, says transport chair

No student allowance for post-grad students

AUSA: Students won’t be listened to, says English

People’s Party

South Auckland Social Justice Network


NZ ‘dropping ball’ – environment commissioner—environment-commissioner/tabid/1160/articleID/255881/Default.aspx

Facts, fracks and community action

100% Pure New Zealand. Ha, ha, ha

Before and Beyond Rio: Environmental Colonisation and Destruction

Forest & Bird backs call for biodiversity action


Unicef report card on poverty names crisis of monitoring

UNICEF concerned about child poverty in New Zealand

Radio NZ: NZ ranked 20 out of 30 for child poverty

Maori and Pasifika children our highest priority says Ririki

He Ara Hou – The Pathway Forward (Getting it right for Aotearoa/New Zealand’s Maori and Pasifika children).

Children in poverty ‘lost’ to education system

Poverty-stricken kids resort to scavenging

Can we end child poverty in two Parliamentary terms?


Tuhoe outraged by Court decision

Matt McCarten: Iti’s 2 year jail sentence outscores bland Budget

Tame Iti appeals Urewera conviction

Civil Rights March Auckland 271007

Q+A looks at the Urewera Four Trial

Protesters say sentences for Iti and Kemara are racist

QC: Iti not to blame for police rampage

Tuhoe considers cancelling reconciliation meetings with Police

CTU Runanga supports Appeal in Urewera sentencing

The Urewera sentence and the reaction from Maori


Major win in New Zealand: Locked-out Talley’s/AFFCO workers back to work!

Iwi leaders force AFFCO’s hand

Employers exploiting migrant workers


Slave labour an issue for NZ – employment law expert—employment-law-expert/tabid/423/articleID/255690/Default.aspx#ixzz1wKqlW4vu

Dept of Labour mulling immigrant worker case

Employers face blacklisting for underpaying migrants

Fairfax workers to strike over outsourcing to New Zealand

NZEI: Government Class Size Policy in Tatters

Principals heckle Parata

Teachers’ union gears up for fight

Otago principals threaten strike action

Sacking ‘only’ 400 teachers ‘good news’ say Nats

Undercover boss slams workers’ conditions

Caring counts: Report of the Inquiry into the Aged Care Workforce

Gordon Campbell on the crisis in the aged care sector

PM: No money for aged care workers

Tapu Misa: Caring for the carers of the aged

CTU welcomes hard hitting report into aged care sector

Ryman profit fuels row on aged care pay

More than 1000 teachers could lose jobs

Law change will widen Aussie-Kiwi gap Jackie Mcgrath, NZ Nurses Organisation

The living wage and the zero budget by Denise Roche MP

Living Wage Aotearoa New Zealand Website

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?


Brian Easton: Rogernomics and the Left

Tightening the fiscal thumbscrews

Hastie Group folds – 500 NZ jobs at risk

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