New Zealand

Many Charities overwhelmed by new reporting standards Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Many charities, particularly smaller ones, are being stressed and overwhelmed by the reporting standards introduced in 2015 says a charity law specialist Sue Barker. Last year an audit of about 1000 charities over six months by the Department of Internal Affairs has found only 59 percent have complied. In a RNZ report last year Barker Read more

US based Kiwi Christian rock band changes focus to pre-schoolers Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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New Zealanders Steve King and Mike Millard performing are Christian music for children in the USA. They are the stars of a series for pre-schoolers called TuneTime Steve and Mike are the only remaining members of The Lads, a Christian rock band that started in New Zaland in 1993. They played at Christian music festivals Read more

Man tipped to be USA’s next ambassador has colourful past Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

In theory New Zealand could say no to the appointment of Former US senator Scott Brown. He is being considered for nomination as President Trump’s ambassador to New Zealand. Among is other accomplishments Brown won Cosmopolitan magazine’s “America’s Sexiest Man” competition in 1982. He has also featured in a naked centrefold in the same magazine. Read more

NZ should man up like Dan Carter to face our sport and alcohol problem Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Research clearly shows that New Zealand men and women involved in team sport are likely to drink alcohol in a dangerous pattern. The results are so often injurious, physically as well as socially to the drinker and those around. Let’s cut the crap and man up about our sport and alcohol problem in New Zealand Read more

Marriage Celebrants Rejected For Personal Beliefs Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Family First NZ says that people applying to be marriage celebrants are having their applications rejected if they do not want to officiate at same-sex ‘weddings’ due to their personal beliefs or convictions, despite assurances by politicians that this would not occur. In response to a request by Family First NZ to the Department of Read more

Drone assassination awareness week Comments 0

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Six days and nights of fasting and prayer in solidarity with drone assassination victims and families have been arranged to promote Drone Awareness Week. It will take placein wellington between 26 February and 3 March and will be centred in a Vigil Bus. Anyone is are welcome to join the bus at any time, day or Read more

$15 million to relocate Monte Cecilia School Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017
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The cost for moving the Monte Cecilia Catholic school in Auckland is forecast to be $15,355,000. The school was relocated from Monte Cecilia as part of the development of Monte Cecilia Park and is now next to St John Vianney Church at 34 Whitmore Rd in Hillborough. The new site is built around three Modern Learning Read more

Cathedral restoration: Church disputes Government offered 25m Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Bishop Victoria Mathews called an emergency media standup on Sunday to refute Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Gerry Brownlee’s claim that  the Government offered the church a $25 million deal to restore the building. On Friday Brownlee said he was disappointed an offer to help with the restoration of the Anglican Cathedral in Christchurch was turned down by Read more

Abortion Law Reform Society poll on legalising abortion Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

The Abortion Law Reform Association (ALRANZ) is continuing its campaign to have abortion made legal in New Zealand. ALRANZ has published the results of a poll it has commissioned. They shows Green party voters were most supportive of the legalising abortion, followed by Labour voters then National voters and least supportive were NZ First voters. Read more

NZ does not need hate-crimes law Comments 0

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Police Commissioner Mike Bush wants to see if there is a case for hate-crimes legislation in New Zealand, and is prompted by an  incident in Huntly. A woman threatened and abused a Muslim woman sitting quietly in her car. Bush wants more research to establish whether there is a need for hate-crimes legislation. He is Read more