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AuthorHenry Juer

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September 18, 2017

CW: Suicide   Suicide is a much bigger issue than many people realise. New Zealand’s youth suicide rate (20–25 year olds) is the second worst in the developed world. New Zealand’s teen suicide rate (15–19 year olds) is the worst in the developed world. The number of suicides in New Zealand has risen over the […]

August 14, 2017

The Auckland University European Students Association (AUESA) has reemerged after a period of inactivity, claiming that University of Auckland (UoA) schemes to promote Māori and Pasifika enrolment are “racist.”

May 8, 2017

Approximately 18 kilometers of State Highway One are set to become local roads after being superseded by the $630 million Kāpiti expressway. The process involves the seven new sections eventually being given new road names to reflect the change. The Kāpiti Coast District Council has proposed names which reflect the local history of the district […]

May 1, 2017

Over 2000 employees of Restaurant Brands — the company that operates KFC, Pizza Hut, Carl’s Jr., and Starbucks in New Zealand — held strikes and picketed workplaces on April 22, after Unite Union rejected a collective agreement offer put forward by Restaurant Brands as “unacceptable.” Unite Union proposed an annual wage increase of $0.10 an […]

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 […]

March 20, 2017

More than 1000 Auckland University staff members went on strike for half a day on March 16 after pay disputes with the university. The decision came after several months of negotiations between the Tertiary Education Union  (TEU) and the university regarding a pay increase proposal by the union. The proposal included a 1.2% pay increase […]

March 13, 2017

The Minister of Justice, Amy Adams, announced last week that the government plans to overhaul New Zealand’s domestic violence laws. The announcement came after domestic violence watchdog, Backbone Collective, garnered significant media attention for their work supporting female victims/survivors of domestic abuse and advocating for law reform. The NGO reported that courts are failing to […]

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