The Complainant was concerned the advertisement depicted women’s bodies for the sexual servicing of men, and women as sexual objects devoid of individuality. They also drew comparisons with the male version of the advertisement to illustrate the contrast in the advertisements.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has released its new Guidance Note on Identification of Advertisements The nature of advertising is constantly evolving and recently there have been calls to help consumers identify advertising. The ASA Code of Ethics states that all advertising content controlled directly or indirectly by the advertiser should be identified as such,…
The Human Rights Commission supports the announcement from Minister of Justice Andrew Little for a review regarding internal sexual harassment claims.
The Prime Minister’s announcement regarding an amendment to the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act (BORA) has been welcomed by the Human Rights Commission.
The 2018 Census represents a marked shift in the way that information and data about people living with disabilities in New Zealand is collected.
Data released today by the Human Rights Commission shows a positive shift from Crown entities to meet their obligations as good employers but demonstrates more needs to be done to incorporate employees with disabilities.
Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the End of Life Choice Bill undermines years of work to change perceptions of disabled people in New Zealand and poses significant risks to them.
Still without a win in Investec Super Rugby in 2018 the Blues have found themselves in Johannesburg being regarded by their next rivals, the Lions (Sunday-NZT), as the toughest opposition they have met so far.
Travel fatigue, what travel fatigue, the Hurricanes could ask after playing more than six minutes of second half injury time to beat the Crusaders for the fifth consecutive time in Wellington when claiming a 29-19 victory on Saturday.
Kiwibank has succumbed to consumer pressure and is extending the expiry date of its Prezzy Card from 12 to 24 months.
The Australian government has announced a compulsory recall of more than two million vehicles fitted with Takata airbags. Manufacturers have until the end of 2020 to replace the defective airbags, or face heavy fines.
A heavily marketed herbal supplement poses a risk of liver damage and some users of the product have ended up in hospital.
Auckland Transport has cleaned up its AT HOP card terms and conditions after a Commerce Commission review found they were likely to be unfair and breach the Fair Trading Act.
Emergency room doctors who regularly bear the brunt of alcohol intoxication have become frequent advocates for alcohol policy, Professor Sally Casswell says in her letter to the New Zealand Medical Journal.
Research has repeatedly demonstrated the benefits that regular exercise has on our health.
Complex problems are often left to experts to ‘solve’. But they tend to view the problem from a narrow-specialty perspective, says Professor Kambiz Maani.
It’s better watching some sports played by women – a slightly slower-paced game can emphasise the importance of skill over power.
When it comes to presence, creativity and engagement across different social media assets, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs doesn’t rate, says PhD student Fahad Alammar.
Māori businesses now account for an economic asset base of more than NZ$42.6 billion – and small and medium-sized enterprises make up the largest part.
The Eat Right, Be Bright campaign have turned to Human Nutrition and Dietetics staff and students for advice about the best types of food for children to improve their dietary intake while at school.
Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Frankton Bay at Lake Wakatipu have shown high levels of the bacteria E. coli. Frankton Bay is one of the 25 sites monitored on a weekly basis for bacteria levels as part of its Contact Recreation monitoring programme.
Land owners around Otago will be breathing a sigh of relief that the application to import and release a rabbit virus has been approved.
The RHDV1 K5 (K5) virus is a Korean variant of a strain that is already in New Zealand, and could reduce the rabbit population by over 40%.
Otago Regional Council (ORC) director environmental monitoring and operations Scott MacLean said the approval of K5 is good news for Otago.
“Rabbits are the number one pest in Otago,” he said. “Ten rabbits can eat as much grass as one sheep. They are a threat to our biodiversity, not to mention the soil degradation and loss of soil caused by rabbit holes and warrens.
Otago Regional Council (ORC) water quality samples taken from Frankton Bay at Lake Wakatipu have returned a reduced level of the bacteria E. coli, and also following two successive weeks where cyanobacteria levels have reduced, swim warning signage will be removed from Lake Hayes today.
100,000 passenger trips were taken on Orbus Queenstown in January 2018 – compared to 41,000 trips taken on Queentown’s former commercial bus service in the same month of 2017.
Amelia Saxby – Secretary of the New Zealand Sea Lion Trust
Otago’s coastline is a well-known treasure to many locals, and many visit our region to experience it.
By Aless Smith, MSc Student, University of Otago
By Dr Dean Olsen, ORC’s Manager Resource Science and keen surfer
Otago Regional Council (ORC) has made plans to release the RHDV1 K5 (K5) rabbit virus later this month.
By Doug Mackie, Lab Manager, NZ Marine Studies Centre
The week’s water quality monitoring has returned high levels of bacteria in a number of rivers and lakes. The following waterways have reached a level where it is currently unsuitable for swimming and contact recreation.
The Kavanagh Envirogroup began in 2009 and since then has been involved in multiple beach and coastal clean-ups, usually twice a year.
Erica Donlon is in her second year of her Masters in Marine Sscience at the University of Otago studying aging and developmental rates in the lesser known midget octopus.
In May 2017 the Year 11 and 12 Geography class from Queen’s High School spent a day investigating plastic pollution at Blackhead, Anderson’s Bay Inlet and Aramoana.
What is biodiversity? Biodiversity describes the variety of all living things. It includes the range of species, their genetics, and the ecosystems where they live.
Nueva Zelandia se desempeña como el Depositario del Tratado Integral y Progresista de Asociación Transpacífico o CPTPP. El gobierno de Nueva Zelandia recientemente ha difundido los textos finales del acuerdo en inglés, español y francés el día 21 de febrero. El CPTPP se firmará el día 8 de marzo, en la ciudad de Santiago, en Chile.
A través de las palabras de Derek Baxter, nos adentramos a una perspectiva que se enfoca en la integración.
The European Union (EU) and New Zealand today reaffirmed their commitment to deepen their partnership in the coming years.
Have you ever considered a career as a diplomat, negotiator or adviser to the New Zealand government on foreign policy or humanitarian issues? Then the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade could be the start of your career.
Come and find out more about what we can offer you at university presentations in March.
We are heading for a St Patrick’s Day Ireland-England showdown to decide the Six Nations.
Architects Klein Ltd have been awarded the contract for designing new facilities for Canterbury DHB’s specialist mental health services currently based at The Princess Margaret Hospital.
A comprehensive study led by University of Otago researchers has revealed links between cycle skills training and young people’s lack of confidence around cycling to school.
A University of Otago health expert is calling for an independent assessment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact’s potential impacts on climate change and health.
A new study on smoking trends among doctors and nurses in New Zealand finds smoking has declined steadily within these healthcare professions. Researchers say this shows that very low smoking rates can be achieved in large occupational groups, suggesting that New Zealand’s Smokefree 2025 goal is reachable.
Otago researchers are helping lead a major international project to determine what the main causes of fever in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia are and how they should be treated.
People living in the Sockburn and Heathcote Valley areas may smell or taste chlorine in their water for the next few days.
A management plan designed to protect and improve Whakaraupō/Lyttelton Harbour has been launched at Rāpaki Marae.
Public feedback about the scruffiness of some of the city’s riverbanks has prompted changes to Christchurch City Council’s riverbank cutting trial.
The route has been finalised for the new Nor’West Arc cycleway that will connect cycle routes to the west of the city.
Go wild outside and take up the challenge to visit our local parks and become a Parks Week winner.
The Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration will seek public feedback on a proposal to make changes to the Christchurch District Plan to enable the relocation of Redcliffs School.
With the Christchurch Lantern Festival, Culture Galore and two one-day international cricket matches on, it is shaping up to be a busy weekend in Christchurch.
Now is the time for you to have your say on Christchurch City Council’s plans and priorities for the next 10 years.
Halswell Quarry has been awarded the South Island’s first Green Flag Award.
Victoria Square is ready to resume its reign as one of Christchurch’s premier public places.
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The SPCA is urging all pet owners to make sure their rabbits are up-to-date with vaccinations after the K-5 strain of the Rabbit Haemorrhagic Virus Disease (RHDV1-K5) has been approved for release in New Zealand.
The SPCA List of Shame has been released today, highlighting 11 of the most shameful cases of animal cruelty in 2017. The list includes a five year old Lab starved to death, a duck with its beak blown up by a firecracker and a neglected horse left in pain with a deformed eye and engorged head injury.
The List of Shame is being released ahead of the 2018 SPCA Annual Appeal from 9th to 11th March, which aims to raise awareness and funding to support the 15,000+ animal welfare complaints SPCA receive each year, along with ongoing education to prevent animal cruelty. SPCA Chief Executive Andrea Midgen, says, “We need the public’s support to end this shameful cruelty in New Zealand. We receive almost no government funding to run the SPCA Inspectorate, which costs approximately $9 million every year.”
The face of this year’s campaign is Sully, a spaniel-poodle cross owned by a woman previously prosecuted by the SPCA and disqualified from owning animals. While in her care, Sully experienced psychological trauma that led to severe anxiety and the inability to make eye contact. Melissa, the inspector who rescued Sully, said: “I found him locked in a garage where he was living with his owner and another dog. There is evidence to support the dogs were never let outside, and never interacted with anyone other than his owner, resulting in serious emotional trauma and severe separation anxiety.”
SPCA Inspector Melissa will never forget the day she first met Sully. He was locked in a dark room, cowering in the corner. Sully’s spirit was broken. He was frightened and anxious.
People have been targeted by a phishing email stating that the user has a private message and they need to access their RealMe account.
New research indicates e-cigarettes, used as an alternative form of nicotine replacement, could be helpful for curbing smoking during hospital stays.
Do you enjoy the taste of feijoa, but have trouble with the perfume-like aroma? Are you partial to a flat white, but always pick up on the smallest variations in the milk?
New research shows social supply of alcohol to friends under 18 has reduced following a law change but the quantities of alcohol supplied are still alarmingly high.
Artist Bronwyn Holloway-Smith really tested the depths of her comfort zone by learning to scuba dive as part of her PhD research into the history of the Southern Cross Cable – New Zealand’s primary internet connection to the rest of the world.
One of several missing murals made by renowned New Zealand artist, craftsman and designer, E Mervyn Taylor, has been found.
Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Santiago, Chile.
New Zealand has signed agreements to exclude compulsory investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) between them with five countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Make your voice heard because no country can truly prosper without you, is the message Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has given to female school students on International Women’s Day at the opening of new buildings at Tereora College in the Cook Islands.
One of New Zealand’s rare bats is on its way to recovery after successful large-scale predator control in Fiordland, according to a new science report released by Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage today.
Minister of Defence Ron Mark has today met with his Australian counterpart Senator Marise Payne in Wellington for the annual Defence Ministers’ Meeting.
Foreign Affairs Parliamentary Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau is travelling to Latin America this week.
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand government welcomes the United States’ willingness for talks with North Ko
Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni wishes New Zealand’s Para athletes the best of luck as the PyeongChang 2018 Paralympic Winter Games commence this weekend.
The Crown has signed a deed of settlement with Ngāti Rangi, settling the historical Treaty of Waitangi claims of Ngāti Rangi, the Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little has anno
Hon Julie Anne Genter, Minister for Women, leaves today to lead the New Zealand Government Delegation at the Sixty-Second Session of the United Nations Commissi
A man has been charged in connection with the firearms incident in Pukekohe yesterday where a man received a gunshot wound to his leg. A 37-year-old man will appear in Manukau District Court this morning. Police enquiries are continuing however no one else is being sought in relation to the incident.
Two people have died following the serious crash at the intersection of State Highway 47 and 48 this morning around 6:40am. The road is expected to be closed for some time while the Serious Crash Unit investigates. Diversions are in place at the scene.
Hutt Valley Police have launched a homicide investigation following the discovery of a man’s body at an address in Wainuiomata late on Wednesday night. The man has been identified as 40-year-old, Paul Te Hiko, from Wainuiomata. Emergency services were called to the Jack Vaughan Grove address around 11pm on 7 March 2018.
The 89-year-old man who was earlier reported missing in Onerahi has been found deceased. There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding his death, which will be referred to the Coroner.