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Air New Zealand cuts fares to Christchurch

Press Release – Air New Zealand
Air New Zealand has capped one-way domestic fares for flights directly to and from Christchurch at $139 to assist customers needing to travel there to support those affected by the shooting tragedy. Read more »

NZEI postpones teachers’ union meetings, after Christchurch attacks

News from NZEI
NZEI Te Riu Roa has postponed paid union meetings for primary teachers and principals due to begin nation-wide on Monday, as a mark of respect for the 50 children, men and women murdered during the terrorist attacks in Christchurch on Friday. Read more »

Pride Festival cancels march and Out in the Park

Wellington.Scoop
The Wellington Pride Festival | Tū Whakahīhī e Te Whanganui-ā-Tara has canclled today’s Pride Hikoi and the Out in the Park event, at the request of the police. Read more »

“Not the New Zealand that any of us know” – PM

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The Prime Minister in Christchurch. Photo from Christchurch City Council

Media release from Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at 3.30pm
Many of you will know that this morning a contingent of community leaders met together at a refugee centre in Christchurch. It was an important opportunity for us to share the grief of New Zealanders directly with those who have experienced so much loss. Read more »

Refugee organisations, in shock, offer support to Christchurch

Media release from ARMS
In the month that celebrates our multicultural nation with Race Relations and Neighbours day, yesterday was a day of tragedy for the Muslim community and all New Zealand. Read more »

Rise of hate groups to be a pre-conference topic

Press Release – PSA
The PSA’s Out@PSA network welcomes participants arriving in New Zealand for next week’s 2019 World Conference of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) in Wellington. Read more »

Whanganui homicide: woman arrested after death of teenage girl

News from NZ Police
Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of a 14-year-old girl in Whanganui. Read more »

Record cruise ship season – 100th vessel arrives

Press Release – CentrePort
CentrePort’s record cruise ship season has hit a new milestone with the 100th vessel visiting Wellington – the first time the mark has been achieved in a season in the port’s history. Read more »

School strikers fill Civic Square, then march to Parliament

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Students gather in Civic Square this morning. Picture from Twitter

Wellington.Scoop
Civic Square was packed this morning as striking students gathered in preparation for their march to parliament, protesting at lack of action on climate change. Read more »

James Shaw has a broken eye socket after being attacked

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Report from RNZ
Green Party co-leader James Shaw says his family and staff were all shaken up after yesterday’s attack in Wellington left him with a small fracture in the bone of his eye socket. Read more »

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