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    Feature and news articles by Max Rashbrooke

    Religious voices should not be ‘excluded’ from debate, says departing professor

    by  • July 23, 2013 • Articles, News • 0 Comments

    “Fear and hostility” towards religious values is leaving public debate impoverished, according to Andrew Bradstock, Director of the University of Otago’s Centre for Theology and Public Issues. Professor Bradstock, who is returning shortly to Britain, said the media were often “indifferent” towards religious perspectives, and members of the public frequently feared that religious speakers...

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    Action against exploiting migrants welcome

    by  • June 24, 2013 • Features • 1 Comment

    There’s been some good news over the weekend, with the government announcing tougher penalties for people found to be exploiting migrant workers. There’s been a lot of coverage of this in recent weeks, including stories that workers in Auckland are being paid as little as $4 an hour, or exploited by the firms that...

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    Big step for Living Wage Wellington

    by  • May 17, 2013 • Articles, Comment • 1 Comment

    Great news: Wellington City councillors have voted unanimously for a report on the Living Wage to be prepared, as follows: “to inform the annual plan deliberations on a proposed Council commitment to support a Living Wage. The report should advise on the following key points: ·       Whether Wellington city council should support the principle of a...

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