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Joining together to get ahead of bullying

Friday, 22 May 2015, 12:45 pm | Human Rights Commission

Releasing the updated 2015 Bullying Prevention Guidelines on Pink Shirt Day at Silverstream School, Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Mr David Rutherford said he is confident that the drive to stop bullying across New Zealand schools is really gaining ground. More >>

UN report says NZ must improve in many areas

Monday, 18 May 2015, 3:35 pm | Human Rights Commission

Significant issues highlighted by the Human Rights Commission have been reflected in the most recent UN report on New Zealand’s human rights performance. More >>

Education is fundamental to the wellbeing of our children

Thursday, 14 May 2015, 12:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is concerned at allegations officials are trying to access information held by schools to locate and deport students’ family members. “Education is a basic human right, the most powerful tool we can give New Zealand ... More >>

Human Rights Commission mourns the passing of Erima Henare

Thursday, 7 May 2015, 2:07 pm | Human Rights Commission

“A tireless leader whose many life achievements include safeguarding New Zealand’s only indigenous language, we mourn the sad and sudden loss of a great son of Ngati Hine,” says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. “Last year Erima called ... More >>

Human Rights begin at home - ANZAC of the Year

Friday, 24 April 2015, 8:59 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has congratulated New Zealand’s 2015 ANZAC of the Year, Louise Nicholas. More >>

It's never OK to touch someone without their permission

Wednesday, 22 April 2015, 4:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has supported an open letter from the National Council of Women to Prime Minister John Key. “It’s never OK to touch someone without their permission. There are no exceptions,’” said Human Rights Commissioner Dr ... More >>

Commission calls for cross party accord on housing

Friday, 17 April 2015, 12:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford today supports calls for all political parties to agree to a cross party accord to address the “very serious” issues facing New Zealand with respect to adequate housing. More >>

Blue: Open Letter on Feminism to Paul Henry

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

You are wrong. Feminism hasn’t come further than Hillary Clinton and Helen Clark, feminism will only ever go as far as they and other women go. More >>

NZ Mainstream media can do better - Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 14 April 2015, 12:19 pm | Human Rights Commission

New Zealand’s mainstream media need to make sure they include the voices of the very people they report on says the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Race hate incident apology welcomed

Tuesday, 31 March 2015, 11:47 am | Human Rights Commission

An ugly incident of racial abuse on a Wellington bus last week has led to an apology from the perpetrator and expressions of forgiveness from some Kiwi Muslim leaders. “It’s encouraging to see this turnaround in such a short time, I’m very pleased ... More >>

Governor General to host Race Relations Day celebrations

Friday, 20 March 2015, 1:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

Events to celebrate Race Relations Day are already taking place across the country and this Saturday Governor-General Sir Jerry Mateparae will be hosting a Nationhood to Neighbourhood Garden Party. Young Kiwis from refugee and migrant communities will ... More >>

Commission welcomes Police "Roastbusters" apology

Thursday, 19 March 2015, 3:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed today’s Police apology and acknowledgement that officers let down victims and their families by failing to properly investigate the so called “Roastbusters”. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Mediaworks statement

Monday, 16 March 2015, 4:01 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed a statement from Mediaworks chief executive Mark Weldon that two X Factor judges are no longer suitable to judge the reality show. “Whether we’re at work, at school or on stage at an X Factor talent show: ... More >>

Celebrating Diversity in our kitchens and our communities

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is encouraging New Zealanders to share their culture and food to celebrate race relations day this year. More >>

Big Change Starts Small

Friday, 13 March 2015, 3:18 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has released a series of resources to celebrate Race Relations Day 2015. More >>

Human Rights Commission delighted with Supreme Court result

Friday, 13 March 2015, 12:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The government should act swiftly and take an individualised approach to each of the families remaining in Christchurch’s Red Zone, says Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford in response to the Supreme Court’s ruling on the ‘Quake Outcasts’ ... More >>

Race unity crucial for young New Zealanders

Tuesday, 10 March 2015, 12:41 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging young people from all cultures to take part in or attend the upcoming Race Unity Speech Competitions taking place in Christchurch and across the country at the end of March. “Our changing face is younger and more ... More >>

Race unity crucial for young NZers – Human Rights Commission

Monday, 9 March 2015, 4:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging young people from all cultures to take part in or attend the upcoming Race Unity Speech Competitions taking place in Dunedin and across the country at the end of March. “Our changing face is younger and more ... More >>

Race unity crucial for young New Zealanders

Monday, 9 March 2015, 1:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is urging young Northland people from all cultures to take part in or attend the upcoming Race Unity Speech Competitions taking place at the end of March. More >>

State schools still not on target to give all kids access

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

‘Success for All – Every School, Every Child' is the government’s vision and work programme to achieve a fully inclusive education system. However, as revealed in a Radio New Zealand interview today, reports of a Papakura school’s resistance ... More >>

 

 

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