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Revealing Poll Shows People See Te Tiriti O Waitangi As Partnership

Wednesday, 22 November 2023, 12:46 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Seventy per cent of New Zealanders believe it is important for Māori and non-Māori to decide together on an equal footing how te Tiriti o Waitangi is honoured. This is one of the crucial findings for Aotearoa of a Horizon Research survey conducted ... More >>

Long Term Commitment Needed To Eliminate Conversion Practices

Saturday, 18 February 2023, 6:43 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission says it will take sustained effort to meet the intent of the conversion practices legislation in Aotearoa New Zealand. “Tackling ideologies that lead to conversion practices will take years and an all-of-society ... More >>

Emergency Housing Human Rights Concerns Taken To The United Nations

Friday, 27 January 2023, 10:25 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata Human Rights Commission has shared experiences of children and young people in emergency housing ahead of New Zealand’s review under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Geneva this week. “The government ... More >>

Emergency Housing System In Breach Of Human Rights, But Not Beyond Repair

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 7:46 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Government’s emergency housing system is in breach of the human rights of those it aims to help but it is not beyond repair according to the report, Homelessness and human rights, released today by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission. ... More >>

Aged Care Commissioner Welcomes New Immigration Rules

Tuesday, 13 December 2022, 2:34 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Aged Care Commissioner is welcoming the Government’s decision to fast-track nurses, midwives, and specialist doctors not already eligible, onto the immigration ‘Green List’ by 15 December 2022. These and other professions will get immediate ... More >>

Tenants Staying In Homes Longer But Gap Remains

Tuesday, 8 November 2022, 6:28 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Renters are having to move less frequently but security of tenure for many remains much lower than homeowners, according to data released today by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission’s housing inquiry. “Security of tenure means people ... More >>

Shortage Of Accessible Homes A Human Rights Deficit

Friday, 30 September 2022, 10:02 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Human rights data on housing released today by Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission, estimates more than 100,000 people face severe housing deprivation, while 17 percent of people with a physical impairment have unmet housing modification ... More >>

'Netiquette’ Campaign Aims To Dial Down Online Hostility And Harmful Lies

Wednesday, 7 September 2022, 7:03 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Te Kahui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission, has launched a new stage of its Dial it Down campaign, called ‘Netiquette’, which reminds people to put their best foot forward when engaging with others online. Chief Human Rights Commissioner ... More >>

New Research Reveals Majority Of The Pacific Pay Gap Can’t Be Explained

Tuesday, 19 July 2022, 9:46 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

New research examining the factors that contribute to Pacific, Māori, and ethnic pay gaps in Aotearoa New Zealand has been launched by the Human Rights Commission’s Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry. The report ‘Empirical analysis of Pacific, Māori, and ... More >>

Human Rights Scorecard Reveals Those Most Likely To Suffer Violations

Thursday, 23 June 2022, 5:56 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt says the government must improve outcomes for tangata whenua, disabled people, LGBTQIA+ and low-income earners, including homeless people, who all suffer high levels of human rights violations. His comments come ... More >>

Uniform Guidelines

Wednesday, 25 May 2022, 1:06 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has released a set of uniform guidelines in an effort to help schools align their policies with human rights principles. The non-binding guide is framed around a Te Tiriti o Waitangi and human rights lens and follows a ... More >>

Pluses But No Explicit Budget Funding For Preventing Violence And Abuse Against Disabled People Concerning

Thursday, 19 May 2022, 3:58 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Budget 2022 has pluses and minuses for the disabled community, says Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero. On the plus side there was considerable investment in the new Ministry for Disabled People and other funding which has the potential ... More >>

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Says Cold, Crowded Homes Continue To Blight Our Communities

Wednesday, 27 April 2022, 5:44 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Renters, Māori and Pacific peoples are among the groups most affected by poor housing habitability in Aotearoa New Zealand, according to human rights indicators released today as part of Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the Human Rights Commission’s Housing ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Begins Conciliatory Process With Protesters

Wednesday, 23 February 2022, 3:34 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has started a conciliatory process with a section of protesters in an effort to help de-escalate the Parliament protest. The meeting held yesterday afternoon included representatives from Voices for Freedom ... More >>

The Human Rights Commission Is On A Journey To Become A Tiriti-based Organisation

Tuesday, 8 February 2022, 7:56 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Commissioner Paul Hunt says the Human Rights Commission Te Kāhui Tika Tangata is continuing to evolve so that it can better serve the people of Aotearoa New Zealand. The comment follows an interview with Dame Susan Devoy in which she discussed her ... More >>

Race Relations Commissioner Calls For Urgent Action To Pursue Compulsory Te Reo Māori In Schools

Sunday, 6 February 2022, 3:09 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon has called for a five-year strategy for te reo Māori to be incorporated in schools as a core subject.  Foon says as a life-long student and advocate of te reo Māori he recognises its value for ... More >>

The Government Must Make Use Of Its Human Rights Toolkit To Tackle Food Insecurity

Friday, 21 January 2022, 2:41 pm | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paul Hunt has joined the call from community group Sunday Blessings for the government to tackle food insecurity by making better use of the tools available to it through international human rights law. On Thursday, ... More >>

New Accountability Measures Needed To Help End Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6:31 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The first report in the Human Rights Commission’s ongoing inquiry into the right to a decent home has called for new accountability measures to track whether the right is being realised for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. “Decades of failure, ... More >>

New Accountability Measures Needed To Help End Housing Crisis

Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 6:31 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

The first report in the Human Rights Commission’s ongoing inquiry into the right to a decent home has called for new accountability measures to track whether the right is being realised for everyone in Aotearoa New Zealand. “Decades of failure, ... More >>

Human Rights Commission Launches Campaign Targeting COVID-19 Hostility

Tuesday, 14 December 2021, 6:27 am | New Zealand Human Rights Commission

Covid-19 tension danger The Human Rights Commission’s new Dial if Down campaign aims to dial down the hostility around COVID-19 and keep the kōrero flowing. The campaign is a reminder that we’re in a better position to support a public health ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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