Canadian duo public speech ban raises controversy

Jonathan Mitchell Green Party Co-Leader Marama Davidson says death and rape threats have been directed at her after comments she made on social media. The MP posted on Facebook on July 7, 2018 supporting Auckland mayor Phil Goff’s decision to ban two controversial Canadian speakers from Auckland Council venues. Mayor Intervenes Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux, who are known for their…

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Immigration lawyer wants offshore education agents regulated

Venkat Raman An Immigration lawyer has called on the government to regulate offshore education agents and protect international students being exploited. Auckland based Alastair McClymont of McClymont Associates (Barristers & Solicitors) said in a statement that the New Zealand immigration system does not include specific mechanisms to regulate offshore education agents. He was reacting to a decision of Chief Ombudsman…

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Report accuses Ministry of overspending, underreporting

Phil Pennington The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) severely understated its spending on external contractors and consultants, spending $77 million and telling MPs it only spent $39 million. Government departments spent more than half a billion dollars on contractors and consultants last year, almost double that of eight years ago. The government said on June 22, 2018 the total…

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The Tindall Foundation boosts Community Funding Movement

A rare opportunity to hear Sir Stephen Tindall at our Lecture Venkat Raman While The Warehouse Group (including Noel Leeming) has given New Zealand the most extensive and affordable retail experience, its Founder-Chairman Sir Stephen Tindall has fostered, through The Tindall Foundation, social and environmental development with the concept of ‘More than Money.’ The Tindall Foundation has supported the community…

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