New Zealand

Champion of independent journalism censoring Pro Life views

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Pro-life group Right to Life claims its submissions to the champion of independent journalism, Scoop Media, are being muzzled. Visiting Right to Life’s media release page on Scoop reveals the independent journalism champion has published just one media release in 2021 and 2022. Right to Life estimates in this year alone they have sent Scoop Read more

Kiwi tech addresses modern slavery in NZ

Monday, May 16th, 2022
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Tough new modern slavery legislation is near at hand. So is some straight-aiming Kiwi tech, with its sights on spotting exploited workers. Bosses who like to turn staff into slaves should think again. New legislation By the end of the year New Zealand is likely to have new legislation to combat modern slavery. Submissions on Read more

Futuna Chapel gets ‘best of’ Wellington award

Monday, May 16th, 2022

The Futuna Chapel in Karori Wellington has been awarded a “Best of Wellington” award by Metro Magazine. “This 1961 chapel by John Scott is perhaps the greatest piece of modernist architecture in New Zealand. “Recently opening its doors to broader use has seen it host some of the most exciting experimental music in the country, Read more

Success of mobile payments company depends on Catholic Church market

Monday, May 16th, 2022

NZ owned US-based mobile payments company Pushpay Holdings Ltd, says its success depended on capturing a significant portion of the Catholic church market in the United States. On Thursday the company provided the market with long-term projections forecasting that the total value of money processed on its platforms would exceed $15.9 billion and it would Read more

Yes! New Zealand sending delegates to World Youth Day 2023

Thursday, May 12th, 2022
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The New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference’s Council for Young People is making plans to send delegates to World Youth Day (WYD) 2023. They have received the go-ahead from the bishops and are now on a countdown to the big event. Although the Covid epidemic delayed the international get-together for a year, Pope Francis has confirmed Read more

Council offers “crumbs” to state-integrated schools

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Catholic and other state-integrated schools in Hamilton are being offered “crumbs” from the Council’s table to offset development costs, the lawyer for Hamilton’s Catholic diocese says. The diocese is challenging inequitable changes the Council is proposing for the city’s Development Contributions (DC) policy. This policy sets out the DC levies developers have to pay. The Read more

Construction begins on cabin community for homeless

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

A housing project aimed at helping people living in emergency accommodation move into stable housing has started construction in Nelson. The Cabins for Community project would see eight single-room cabins placed at 236 Vanguard Street on land owned by Victory Community Anglican Church. Under the direction of the Salvation Army’s Housing First programme, people living Read more

Buried health report hinders disadvantaged and disabled

Thursday, May 12th, 2022

Health Minister Andrew Little is facing calls to release the final report from a review of Pharmac. The Independent Pharmac Review Panel’s final report has not yet been released, though the Government has received it. An interim report released last year found the strategy of the drug-buying agency disadvantaged Māori, Pasifika, disabled people and those Read more

Icon of the South began his life at the Home of Compassion

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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Eulogies for a Timaru City Councillor speak of a man who started his life at the Home of Compassion and spent his life working for the benefit of others. Even as a toddler the young Terry Kennedy knew what he wanted and how to get it. His determination, persistence and stubbornness made Kennedy the man Read more

New stats show fewer marriages, civil unions and divorces

Monday, May 9th, 2022
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New Stats NZ data shows fewer people are getting married, celebrating civil unions and being granted divorces. In fact, the 2021 stats show New Zealand’s marriage and divorce numbers are the lowest since the 1970s. Marriages and Civil Unions Stats NZ says last year 15,657 marriages and civil unions were registered to New Zealand residents. Read more