International students, you are us and we care

International students, you are us and we care

Sourced Content Wellington, March 31, 2020 International students are a valued part of New Zealand’s education system and of our community. New Zealand provides quality education to many thousands of international students each year, and we want that to continue. The New Zealand Government’s number one priority is the health of people in New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Our…

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Community newspapers should be allowed to continue

Community newspapers should be allowed to continue

Auckland, March 31, 2020 A decision to block publication of community newspapers under the State of Emergency could be changed today (March 31, 2020). A decision to stop community newspapers from circulating in the country’s suburbs, towns and settlements appears to have been an example of officials scratching their regulatory itch. On Friday, without consultation, newspapers and magazines that do not…

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Judicial review call against community newspapers ban

Judicial review call against community newspapers ban

Jordan Williams Auckland, March 30, 2020 The Free Speech Coalition is preparing to launch an urgent judicial review of the Ministry of Culture and Heritage’s decision to deem non-daily newspapers and publications not an essential service for the purposes of the COVID-19 Level-4 nationwide shutdown. No High Court is going to uphold a bureaucrat deciding what media can and cannot operate. This…

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