Canadian duo public speech ban raises controversy

Jonathan Mitchell Wellington, July 8, 2018 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 yesterday morning, 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…

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Report says Russell McVeagh had ‘A Culture of sexual misconduct’

RNZ, Auckland, July 6, 2018 Law firm Russell McVeagh had a culture of excessive drinking when sexual misconduct allegations arose in 2015 and 2016, an independent review has found. Dame Margaret Bazley, who led the review, is releasing her findings this morning. Watch a live feed of the media conference with Dame Margaret Bazley and Russell McVeagh Chairman Malcolm Crotty…

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Financially troubled UNITEC to have a Commissioner

Supplied Content Wellington, July 4, 2018 The Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) has opened consultation on the possibility of dissolving Unitec’s council and appointing a commissioner to the Auckland-based institute of technology, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said. The following is his Statement: Unitec is in extreme financial difficulty and needs urgent financial assistance. The Government is investigating how that support will…

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Registration for KiwiBuild home opens today

Supplied Content Wellington, July 4, 2018 From today aspiring homeowners can register their interest in a KiwiBuild home, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford has announced. The following is his Statement. Today is a milestone in the Government’s ambitious Programme to restore affordable homeownership. With the first KiwiBuild homes on track to be completed shortly and many more in…

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Auckland Council takes illegal dumpers to court

Supplied Content Auckland, July 4, 2018 Three illegal dumpers will appear in Court tomorrow (Thursday) as Auckland Council takes action against those responsible for illegally dumping oil drums in Manurewa and the Waitkere Ranges earlier this year. The Council is filing thirty charges against three parties for offences against the Resource Management Act. Sixteen charges relate to two incidents in…

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