‘Fast Fashion’ refers to clothing and accessories that are designed to reflect current industry trends, yet produced using less expensive materials to ensure a low price tag
In honoring Mother's Day, Save the Children released the 14th annual State of World's Mother report.
Greenpeace Australia made a new coke ad with a twist. It exposes how this drinks giant is willing to let plastic pollution trash our ocean and kill our marine life.
The New Zealand tourism industry is saying a big "Thanks a Million"to Australian visitors to celebrate the record of welcoming a million Australians in a 12-month period
Zara, the world’s largest clothing retailer, today announced a commitment to go toxic-free following nine days of intense public pressure. This win belongs to the fashion-lovers, activists, bloggers and denizens of social media. This is people power in action
Thursday, September 16
Friday, September 10
Community and Voluntary Sector Minister, Tariana Turia, has given credit to the ‘overwhelming generosity' of New Zealanders in announcing a top ranking for Aotearoa New Zealand in the World Giving Index 2010 report released today by the Charities Aid Foundation.
"In the aftermath of the Canterbury earthquakes it is great to be able to share some good news" said Mrs Turia.
"Indeed, the generous spirit of New Zealanders has truly come to the fore in Canterbury this week, but of course we also see it everyday on our marae and in our community organisations, schools, and neighbourhoods.
The World Giving Index 2010 is based on data gathered through the Gallup WorldView World Poll. It has declared New Zealand and Australia as the two most giving nations in the world.
"The report shows that New Zealanders are particularly generous when it comes to giving money and helping strangers, but also in terms of volunteering" said Mrs Turia.
"As a nation we must celebrate our generosity and make sure that our decisions and our actions bolster it even further.
"For this reason I will be launching a new quarterly generosity indicators for New Zealand at the 20th Anniversary of Volunteering Auckland next week".
"Being identified as a generous nation reminds us that we have the capacity and the resource within us all to head off some of the complex challenges that we face as a society today.
"Let us be proud of our capacity to be kind - and work even harder to make sure that same generosity of spirit and kindness is valued in our homes as much as it is on the streets and across our communities".
The Commerce Commission has advised complainants regarding new arrangements for taxis and shuttles at Wellington International Airport Limited that these arrangements are unlikely to breach the Commerce Act.
The Commission received complaints following the airport’s move to a new layout for its taxi and shuttle forecourt, including the awarding of tenders for dedicated taxi spaces immediately outside the terminal doors and an exclusive provider arrangement for non-booked shuttle services.
Complainants alleged that as Wellington Combined Taxis now had the prime spot right outside the terminal doors there was an unfair competitive advantage. In relation to shuttles it was alleged that an exclusive contract with Super Shuttles cut out other providers.
The Commission has examined the facts and concluded that neither arrangement is likely to breach the Commerce Act.
“Consumers still have a choice of taxi companies; they can simply walk past the Wellington Combined Taxi rank if they wish. With shuttles, as there is a range of other transport options, the shuttle arrangement is not likely to create a competition concern. Legitimate efficiency gains and improved customer service have also been identified as reasons for the exclusive shuttle arrangement,” said Commerce Commission General Manager Enforcement, Kate Morrison.
The Commission has concluded its preliminary investigation and will not be investigating further.
Thursday, September 9
This year celebrities, politicians and ordinary New Zealanders have been telling Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand what human rights mean to them through the organisation’s “I ♥Human Rights campaign”.
Long-term Amnesty supporter and volunteer Susan Grimsdell loves human rights because ‘when we take away the rights to freedom, respect and equality we become less than human’.
And artist Angela Tiatia loves human rights because ‘they protect us against human wrongs’.
Human rights mean different things to different people and all around the world every day hundreds of people are working in countless ways, to promote, protect and defend human rights.
On December 10th, International Human Rights Day, Amnesty International Aotearoa New Zealand will present its Human Rights Defender Award to one person from New Zealand or the Pacific region who has made an outstanding contribution to the protection of human rights.
Nominations for the Human Rights Defender Award are now open and will be accepted until 5pm on Monday 15th November.
To submit nominations visit http://bit.ly/aYAKFz