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April 3, 2017

More than 48 protesters and journalists from Belarus were detained last week during protests over a new tax on unemployment. A government ban on protests saw some receiving sentences of up to 15 days in administrative detention, and at least eight journalists are still detained at time of print. The new, so-called “social parasite” tax […]

April 3, 2017

A new VUW policy on Academic Freedom has been drafted without consultation with students or staff.

April 3, 2017

Western Guard NZ, a white supremacist group which gained media attention for postering the University of Auckland on March 20, has less than 12 active members.

April 3, 2017

Documents released under the Official Information Act (OIA) have revealed that some international student graduates are being let down by the policies of education agents and private training providers. 66 Indian graduates, who were interviewed in their application to study bachelor-level programmes at private tertiary education providers, were interviewed again during the ‘Operation Shakespeare’ investigation. […]

April 3, 2017

A review of women’s football in the lower North Island has resulted in a number of structural changes to women’s club football in 2017. Capital Football (CF) hired private company Peter Dale Management to conduct a review of women’s football across the lower North Island in 2016. Lisa Jones, CF’s Operations Manager, described the process […]

April 3, 2017

Green MP Jan Logie’s Equal Pay Amendment Bill, which was drawn from the ballot last week, seeks to provide greater transparency and remove gender discrimination in the workplace. In brief, the bill requires businesses to make pay rate information available to the Ministry for Business, Information, and Employment for publication. Catherine Flemming, a Senior Associate […]

March 27, 2017

Last week, investigative journalists Nicky Hager and Jon Stephenson released Hit and Run. The book alleges that a 2010 raid organised and lead by the New Zealand SAS in Afghanistan resulted in the death of six civilians and the injury of 15 — despite no insurgents being killed or captured. The raid took place after […]

March 27, 2017

Shakti Refuge Wellington is petitioning for adequate funding from the Ministry of Social Development (MSD) after three requests for funding have been declined since their formation in 2014. The refuge provides culturally appropriate support and advocacy services for African, Middle Eastern, and Asian women who may feel alienated by Women’s Refuge. The service includes a […]

March 27, 2017

Apple Inc. is facing allegations that it has not paid revenue tax in New Zealand for a decade. Apple have sold $4.2 billion dollars’ worth of products in New Zealand since 2007, but a New Zealand Herald investigation has uncovered an absence of tax paid to IRD over this period. As Apple NZ is a […]