web analytics

LabourHQ: Election Update 1

Written By: - Date published: 12:48 am, August 28th, 2013 - 42 comments
Categories: labour, leadership - Tags:

Labour’s first ever Leadership Election College process is now roaring into action. We last wrote to you five days ago, on the evening that the election was triggered. Since then:

  • The New Zealand Council, the governing body of our Party, has finalised the Rules under which the election will run; appointed Tim Barnett, General Secretary, as the Returning Officer for the election and confirmed the membership of the Leadership Election Advisory Group, which has oversight of the election process under the Rules.
  • The nomination process has opened and closed, generating three outstanding candidates (in alphabetical order): David Cunliffe, Grant Robertson and Shane Jones.
  • The Party has contracted with a Christchurch-based provider, electionz.com, to administer the election; they will be working with Thames Publications in Wellington – a Living Wage employer. The Returning Officer will maintain oversight of this operation. As a modern Party, we also wanted to give you the opportunity to vote electronically (in the same way that the Census included an online option this year).
  • Key dates have been set – the ballot papers for all who were members when the election was triggered will be sent out at the end of this week, and will need to be back with electionz.com by noon on Sunday 15th September (posted by Wednesday 11th or completed online), with a result an hour or two after that;
  • Twelve (12) meetings have been organised, to a standard format (details at the campaign page on www.labour.org.nz), the first on Saturday 31st August and the last on Tuesday 10th September. Candidates will be at all 12 meetings to speak and answer questions.
  • New Zealand Council has agreed that people who have been financial members of the Party sometime between January 1 2011 and August 22 2013 but have not yet paid their membership for 2013 can renew their membership and vote, so long as they do so before 12.00am on Friday 6 September. In addition, people who join after August 22nd (the day that the election was triggered) can attend the meetings.

There are a couple of key points for members as you plan your voting:

  • The Electoral College has three sections (Party Members, Caucus and Affiliates). You will be sent a ballot paper for every section of the Electoral College that you are entitled to vote in. You can only vote once in each section.
  • You will have three ways of voting after you receive your ballot paper in the mail – by posting it back (a freepost envelope will be included in the mailing), voting online (the mailing will include a unique pin number which you can use) or by taking your written ballot paper along to one of the twelve meetings and placing it in the ballot box there. If you are a member of the Service and Food Workers Union, you will be handed your ballot paper at one of the 12 candidate meetings and will need to vote there (unless you have applied for a postal vote).
  • If you will be overseas when the voting is happening, you will be able to both receive and send your ballot paper by email. For that to happen, the Party HQ needs to have your email address. If you are already registered by us at an overseas postal address and we have your email address, we will automatically capture your details.

And there is one message for all of us, in the heat of this internal Labour election. The media, other political parties and the wider public are all watching how this election is conducted. That means that every one of us needs to focus on the policies not the people, on the positive not the negative, on the future and not the past. That way we all win!

Best wishes,

Moira Coatsworth, President
Tim Barnett, General Secretary (and Returning Officer)

PS: You can contribute to running this exciting process by clicking here and making a donation to the party.

click for larger image

42 comments on “LabourHQ: Election Update 1”

  1. tracey 1

    Not mobile friendly and couldnt see a link to click

  2. Tracey 2

    No probs. here’s the link for those on mobiles to use

    http://www.labour.org.nz/leadership-elections-2013

  3. Colonial Viper 3

    Leadership Election College process

    Is this the official name for the process? It’s just a really bad acronym, LEC, conflicting with the long established Labour Electorate Committee (LEC).

    So these meetings are not public meetings?

    Can people turn up and join on the day of the meeting, in order to attend?

    • bad12 3.1

      Would have liked to have turned up for a lurk,look, and listen in Wellington too, but, i can understand that having non-Party members attending might create difficulty with voting,

      i cannot tho simply discount the past as Moira so kindly asks us to do, the past is who we should be in the future, simply adapting that past to what the future brings us…

      PS, its good to see the Party is fully involved with supporting ‘ the living wage’, hopefully the next government reflects this in it’s Legislative program…

    • lprent 3.2

      Can people turn up and join on the day of the meeting, in order to attend?

      Nope. Card carrying is the word… And since I didn’t inform the NZLP of my change of address at the start of the year this could be a problem.

      Perhaps if I wear my various badges for VFL and century fund?

      • Colonial Viper 3.2.1

        Well I know all the party officials who will be sphincter police at the local meeting but I hear that I’m not flavour of the month currently 😈

        • Te Reo Putake 3.2.1.1

          Currantly?

        • lprent 3.2.1.2

          I’ve worked with most people in the local LP for decades, including right back to the ructions at the end of the 80’s and early 90’s. You’d be surprised at how little the active members don’t care provided you don’t heckle. It is always pleasant when one of the old New Labour (or whatever reason that they disengaged) activists returned to the fold

          Usually the only people who try to hold grudges are the junior politicians who haven’t spent time on the ground. The old hands tend to just follow the rules if there are any set and make exceptions if it is too much hassle.

          Mostly it is politics, not personality

          • Colonial Viper 3.2.1.2.1

            Usually the only people who try to hold grudges are the junior politicians who haven’t spent time on the ground.

            You don’t say 😉

            Cheers lprent. Not worried in the least, I’m doing my bit and going along regardless!

            • Tim 3.2.1.2.1.1

              Maybe the juniors will turn up at Pipitea Road wherever that is, and everyone else Pipitea Street

  4. I have real concerns about the electronic option. Not because I expect foul play in this particular contest — I’m sure it will be clean — but because online voting is bad in principle and using it here lends it legitimacy for future use in national elections.

    Assurances about the integrity of an online voting system can only be provided by a small number of technical people (I am one of those kind of people). In the event of a dispute, in practical terms there is no way to satisfy objectors — you can only rely on experts saying “trust us”. This is in contrast to a paper ballot where all votes can be audited by untrained people of reasonable intelligence. It’s hard enough to verify the chain of custody of paper votes. For a lay person to verify that electronic data in the hands of a returning officer is really an accurate record of user actions is next to impossible.

    In a national election the incentives are there both to cheat and to dispute the result of a legitimate election. Online voting greatly increases the scope both for cheating and dispute.

    This is why I’ve written to party officials suggesting that electronic voting not be used in future.

    • weka 4.1

      Thanks for that Stephen. I have a gut reaction against electronic voting, so it’s good to have the rational explanation for why it’s a bad idea.

    • bad12 4.2

      Indeed, save a postal workers job and vote by snail mail should be the battle cry…

    • Colonial Viper 4.3

      Thanks for putting your thoughts down in writing to party officials, Stephen. I too have serious concerns about online voting, electronic voting machines and the like, and believe that they should be avoided.

    • lprent 4.4

      Hey Stephen. I agree (I’m a c++ geek in my day job).

      But if you feel strongly about it, write a post and send it through. I never seem to have time to finish the rant I started in 2011

    • Rich 4.5

      Moreover, even if technical issues are all solved and everything is properly audited and above board, there is no way to determine whether a secret ballot is in fact secret.

      This isn’t so much of an issue for a (hopefully) well behaved electorate like the Labour Party, but it can and does lead to abuses in national or local elections.

      (I actually think NZ should go back to ballot box voting for councils, with the election dates synchronized with general elections to maximise turnout).

    • jaymam 4.6

      Yes I don’t like electronic voting. There should be a paper record, so why not use paper in the beginning? As far as counting votes is concerned, I’d like to see about 100 votes in an envelope, counted independently by at least two different people, and they keep counting that envelope until all the counters agree. Sort of like the punch and verfiy for punch cards, if anyone is old enough to remember them!
      I have seen video of people counting national election votes and their methods look just horrible.

      Of course for the Labour leaders’ vote, any result that doesn’t say Cunliffe/Ardern is clearly stupid and would be an indication that the voters don’t want Labour to win the next election.
      (Assuming that David Cunliffe gets more practice in speech making)

  5. Curtis 5

    Good to see they are stopping off in the West Coast

  6. Ron 6

    Does anyone know what kind of format the meetings will be. Is it just a straight three prepared speeches and then the patsy questions or what?

    • Anne 6.1

      Don’t worry on that score Ron. Unlike their pliant and brainwashed counterparts in National, Labour members don’t do “patsy” at all well. I’m talking about the members here – not the pollies. That’s why Labour conferences and meetings like the up and coming leadership meetings are so much more interesting – even fun.

  7. Takere 7

    Great turnout today at the Manukau Convention Centre …… heaps of support for Shane Jones from the brown folks! The people I spoke to were behind Jonesee all the way.

    • jaymam 7.1

      Are they choosing who they like or who will help Labour win?

      https://www.ipredict.co.nz/app.php?do=browse&cat=706

      Cunliffe 79.1%
      Robertson 20.9%
      Jones 0.3%

      • Colonial Viper 7.1.1

        It’s exactly as the bet says – who will be the next Labour Leader.

        • jaymam 7.1.1.1

          I’m talking about what the people at Manukau Convention Centre are thinking.

          • Colonial Viper 7.1.1.1.1

            Ahhh. Sorry. I think the answer is that Takere is just FoS.

            • Rhinocrates 7.1.1.1.1.1

              “FoS”?

              What does that stand for?

              Forgive my ignorance.

              Anyway, I have the impression that “Takere” is just Jones’ astroturf, if not a sock puppet, or considering a recent misogynist outburst about “women’s problems” (‘cos women don’t vote, I suppose), a moron.

              Robertson… if he’s endorsed by the likes of Hoots now that even they see that Jones is a non-contender, then that’s surely a mark against him. Unfortunately, I think that he’s so blinded by his own ego, he’ll take that as a sign that he can “seize the middle” – you know, those half dozen soft Nat votes that somehow matter more than the 800, 000 roof painters.

            • Takere 7.1.1.1.1.2

              Thats not very nice CV ….. been a bully and abusive is allowed for some ….. different rules for different folks. Hmmm that sounds familiar?

    • Rodel 7.2

      2 people?…and.”….the brown folks”?..sounds like “the coloured folks”.
      Now where have I heard that before?

  8. tracey 8

    Nz post is laying off workers and sponsorjng the black caps…

    I too dont like electronic voting. A number of reasons including the ongoing assumption everyone has a computer at home and everyobe is computer literate.

  9. tracey 9

    Gcsb sis powers etc… influence of usa and we should trust the security of online voting???

    why do people think the days of the cia influencing foreign elections is gone?

  10. Ron 10

    I think that ballot box voting is probably easier to rig than electronic voting. After doing electoral work for many elections and seeing some things like lost ballot boxes etc I think that a properly designed electronic system is way more secure

    • Stephen 10.1

      How can you tell?

    • Colonial Viper 10.2

      A lost ballot box might mean you lose a hundred votes at a booth.

      A fucked computer system might mean every vote cast across the country is suspect.

      Why build that scale of fragility into the system?

      • jaymam 10.2.1

        Remember the Florida voting machines and how Bush got re-elected? And a machine that started off with -4000 votes for one candidate!
        Think how different the world would have been without Bush.

        • alwyn 10.2.1.1

          I think I remember it a little better than you do.
          The problem with Florida was really in 2000, when Bush was first elected and not in 2004 when he was, in your words, “re-elected”.
          It was also a problem with mechanical, rather than electronic, machines which left “hanging chads”.
          Florida in 2004 didn’t have any more problems that any other state and wasn’t a particularly controversial result.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Julie Anne Genter: My Budget 2016 wish is fairness
    When my parents first visited me in Auckland ten years ago, they remarked on how there were no homeless people on the streets. Coming from Los Angeles, they were used to seeing the impacts of horrendous inequality and a lack… ...
    GreensBy Julie Anne Genter
    35 mins ago
  • Steffan Browning: Pesticide reduction and Organic Growth Strategy in Budget 2016
    Pesticide reduction The Budget is an opportunity for the Government to launch a pesticide reduction strategy that multiplies the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) and the Ministry for Primary Industries’ capacity to reassess pesticides and other toxins.  The Agricultural Compounds and… ...
    GreensBy Steffan Browning
    2 hours ago
  • Steffan Browning: Pesticide reduction and Organic Growth Strategy in Budget 2016
    Pesticide reduction The Budget is an opportunity for the Government to launch a pesticide reduction strategy that multiplies the Environmental Protection Authority’s (EPA) and the Ministry for Primary Industries’ capacity to reassess pesticides and other toxins.  The Agricultural Compounds and… ...
    GreensBy Steffan Browning
    2 hours ago
  • Minister won’t fess up on wrong figures
    The Minister of Health was caught out telling porkies in Parliament today when he was asked about the number of people getting access to mental health and addiction services, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King. ...
    20 hours ago
  • Budget 2016 and our LGBTQI communities
    LGBTI people make up about a tenth of our population, and our communities face a unique set of needs and challenges. These challenges are caused or exacerbated by discrimination, invisibility and barriers to appropriate support. We have a long way… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    20 hours ago
  • Budget 2016 and our LGBTQI communities
    LGBTI people make up about a tenth of our population, and our communities face a unique set of needs and challenges. These challenges are caused or exacerbated by discrimination, invisibility and barriers to appropriate support. We have a long way… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    20 hours ago
  • Scrambled announcement policy on the hoof
    Paula Bennett’s scrambled desperate announcement that she will pay homeless people to move to the regions is just the latest evidence of the disarray this Government’s housing policy is in, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. “This is policy… ...
    21 hours ago
  • Police Minister admits resolution rates fall short of expectation
    Police Minister Judith Collins has admitted in Parliament current burglary resolution rates are not meeting the expectations of our communities, says Labour’s Police spokesman Stuart Nash “Out of 284 police stations in New Zealand in 2015, 24 stations recorded zero… ...
    22 hours ago
  • Mojo Mathers: A better deal for animals in Budget 2016
    Currently we are failing animals in NZ. On the face of it farmed and domestic animals in this country have strong legal protection from abuse, cruelty and neglect. In reality it seems that only the very worst, most extreme cases… ...
    GreensBy Mojo Mathers
    22 hours ago
  • Metiria Turei: What we need from Budget 2016
    Every family deserves a warm decent home.  Everyone believes that. This housing crisis is just the latest consequence of a Government who puts the interests of the few wealthy people above the needs of NZ families.  Families are doing it… ...
    GreensBy Metiria Turei
    24 hours ago
  • Dairy exports fall of 11%: Budget action on diversification needed
    Dairy exports have fallen 11 per cent compared to this time last year, a fall of almost $1.5b, showing the Government must take clear action on diversifying the economy in tomorrow’s Budget, says Labour’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson David… ...
    24 hours ago
  • Investors driving families out of homes in South and West Auckland
    Investors cashing in on skyrocketing Auckland house prices are driving families out of homes in South and West Auckland and causing homeownership rates in some of our poorest suburbs to plummet, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “New analysis shows… ...
    1 day ago
  • Budget must deliver on paid parental leave
    Budget 2016 must deliver 26 weeks paid parental leave by April 2018 – anything less will be short-changing families, says Labour MP Sue Moroney. “My Bill which is before Parliament this afternoon has majority support and does just that. I… ...
    1 day ago
  • Key’s “brain fart” on tax cuts news to English
    John Key didn’t tell his own Finance Minister he was about to go on radio and announce he wanted $3b of tax cuts, just days after Bill English ruled them out, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “In Parliament today… ...
    2 days ago
  • What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 – A better start for our tamariki
    Ensuring the best start for our tamariki is a priority for me in everything I do. And so in Budget 2016, my first budget as an MP, I looking for the Government to make a real investment in the wellbeing… ...
    GreensBy Marama Davidson
    2 days ago
  • What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 – A better start for our tamariki
    Ensuring the best start for our tamariki is a priority for me in everything I do. And so in Budget 2016, my first budget as an MP, I looking for the Government to make a real investment in the wellbeing… ...
    GreensBy Marama Davidson
    2 days ago
  • Denise Roche: What I’m looking for in Budget 2016 Pt II
    Aotearoa’s new New Zealanders,  come to our country in vulnerable position: – often away from the culture, communities and families they know, sometimes in neighbourhoods without familiar faces and often encountering barriers to employment. With net migration at 50,000+ a… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche
    2 days ago
  • Equal Pay and Budget 2016
    The last few years we’ve seen equal pay for women flagged as an undefined risk in the budget. This year we should expect to see this, as well as budgeted money to deliver equal pay to caregivers and funding for,… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    2 days ago
  • Equal Pay and Budget 2016
    The last few years we’ve seen equal pay for women flagged as an undefined risk in the budget. This year we should expect to see this, as well as budgeted money to deliver equal pay to caregivers and funding for,… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    2 days ago
  • A great Budget would
    A great Budget would embrace the challenge of our polluted rivers and move the money away from justifying the status quo water rules into cleaning up waterways. A great Budget would take the Ministry for the Environment freshwater budget and… ...
    GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
    2 days ago
  • Budget building materials policy backfires
    On the eve of this year’s Budget official figures show Nick Smith’s Budget 2014 centrepiece to reduce the cost of building materials has backfired, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment officials have spent the… ...
    2 days ago
  • Smarter, Better, Cleaner, Stronger
    This Thursday Bill English will deliver his eighth Budget. Will it continue the trend of previous National budgets, making tertiary education less affordable, putting only token funds into innovation, and subsidising polluters? Budgets aren’t what they used to be. Once… ...
    GreensBy Gareth Hughes
    2 days ago
  • Govt must come clean on tax cuts in Budget
    National is making a mockery of the Budget process by dangling the promise of tax cuts but failing to include them in the Budget, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. “National’s tax cut promises have turned into a farce. One… ...
    3 days ago
  • Grant Robertson Pre-Budget Speech
    Today I want to talk about success. As we know success can come in many different forms, from the fact you all made it here at such an early hour on a Monday, for which I am very grateful, to… ...
    3 days ago
  • Budget must deliver for middle New Zealand
    The Government must ensure next week’s Budget stops the squeeze on middle New Zealand and delivers shared prosperity for all New Zealanders, Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little says. The call follows new research commissioned by Labour that shows working… ...
    4 days ago
  • Our housing emergency – why we have to act
    Marama and Metiria at Homes Not Cars launch On Thursday, Metiria Turei announced the Green Party’s plan to start addressing the emergency housing crisis facing our country. Too many people are without homes right now – homeless. It is the… ...
    GreensBy Marama Davidson
    5 days ago
  • Will funding boost for sexual violence services go to the right places?
    This week the Government announced $46million for sexual violence services. This announcement was a result of decades of work by advocates and everyone who submitted to the Select Committee inquiry into funding for sexual violence services that I initiated with… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    6 days ago
  • Will funding boost for sexual violence services go to the right places?
    This week the Government announced $46million for sexual violence services. This announcement was a result of decades of work by advocates and everyone who submitted to the Select Committee inquiry into funding for sexual violence services that I initiated with… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    6 days ago
  • Denise Roche – What I’m looking for in this year’s Budget
    Two of the things I’ll be looking for in the Budget next week are more funding for refugees and for our arts and culture sector. More funding for refugees I’m a strong supporter of the #DoubleTheQuota campaign and its goals… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche
    6 days ago
  • Denise Roche – What I’m looking for in this year’s Budget
    Two of the things I’ll be looking for in the Budget next week are more funding for refugees and for our arts and culture sector. More funding for refugees I’m a strong supporter of the #DoubleTheQuota campaign and its goals… ...
    GreensBy Denise Roche
    6 days ago
  • Car rego victims must get a refund
    Motorists who have been overcharged for their car registration should get a refund, says Labour’s Transport spokesperson Sue Moroney.  “Minister Nikki Kaye’s ‘faulty risk’ rating scheme has blown up in her face with over 170 different models of car having… ...
    6 days ago
  • Council statement shows they just don’t get it
    The Auckland Council’s statement today shows they don’t understand the problems created by the urban growth boundary, says Labour’s housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.  “I have been the first to defend the Auckland City Council when Bill English has been blaming… ...
    6 days ago
  • Inspecting electronic devices a potential privacy threat
    Labour is expressing concern for New Zealanders’ privacy rights as the Government signals Customs will have the power to inspect electronic devices coming across the border, says Labour’s Customs Spokesperson Rino Tirikatene. “We agree that customs officers should have the… ...
    6 days ago
  • The Price of Water
    This week I hosted a public meeting at EIT in Hawkes Bay to discuss how we might put a price on the commercial use of water, so that water may be valued and treated more sustainably. I invited a… ...
    GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
    6 days ago
  • Caption It NZ!
    Today I received a petition from the NZ Captioning Working Group urging the government to legislate for accessibility via closed captioning for deaf and hard of hearing New Zealanders. It was timely because today is the fifth Global Accessibility Awareness… ...
    GreensBy Mojo Mathers
    7 days ago
  • Older Kiwis to miss out on electives
    The Government is not doing enough elective surgery to keep up with New Zealand’s ageing population, says Labour’s Health spokesperson Annette King.  “It’s damning that the targeted national intervention rate for cataract and knee and hip surgery is the same… ...
    7 days ago
  • Most principals say their college is underfunded
    The Government must substantially increase funding for secondary schools in next week’s Budget after a new survey found 86 per cent of principals consider their college under-resourced, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says. “Just 14 per cent of secondary principals… ...
    1 week ago
  • Bill English and Nick Smith on different pages
    The Government’s support for Labour’s policy to remove the Auckland urban growth boundary is good news, but National needs to clarify its position, Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “The Acting Prime Minister has acknowledged our position… ...
    1 week ago
  • Bill English and Nick Smith on different pages
    The Government’s support for Labour’s policy to remove the Auckland urban growth boundary is good news, but National needs to clarify its position, Labour’s Housing and Auckland Issues spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “The Acting Prime Minister has acknowledged our position… ...
    1 week ago
  • Labour calls for independent inquiry into illegal fish dumping
    The Labour Party is reiterating its call for an independent inquiry into New Zealand’s fishing industry after two reports revealed the Ministry for Primary Industries turned a blind eye to widespread fish dumping in New Zealand waters, says Labour’s Fisheries… ...
    1 week ago
  • Mt Karangahake and Newcrest Mining
    On Wednesday and Sunday of last week the local residents of the Karangahake mountain in the Karangahake gorge of Hauraki/Coromandel peacefully protested against a gold mining drill rig on private land adjacent to the DOC land. The drilling rig was… ...
    GreensBy Catherine Delahunty
    1 week ago
  • Robbing Aucklanders to pay Rio Tinto
    New Zealand’s national electricity grid stretches the length of the country and contains some 11,803 kilometres of high-voltage lines and 178 substations. It wouldn’t make sense for competing power companies to duplicate and build their own expensive electricity transmission system… ...
    GreensBy Gareth Hughes
    1 week ago
  • Government should abolish Auckland urban growth boundary
    The Government should rule out any possibility of an urban growth boundary in Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan if it is serious about fixing the housing crisis, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Over 25 years the urban growth boundary hasn’t… ...
    1 week ago
  • Kiwis don’t want iPads for Land deals
     It is outrageous that schools are relying on money and iPads from foreign land investors to meet the learning needs of their students, says Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins.  “Several OIO land applications by offshore investors have claimed that without… ...
    1 week ago
  • Homelessness – National has failed all of us
    A young South Auckland Māori woman recently tried to get hold of me around midnight. I missed her call. The woman wanted me to know the sharp reality facing too many families looking for a stable place to live. Things… ...
    GreensBy Marama Davidson
    1 week ago
  • Moko case should never have been manslaughter deal
    Confirmation again yesterday that the manslaughter charge in the Moko Rangitoheriri case was a deal done by the Crown Prosecution Service is justifiably the cause of outrage, says Labour’s Children’s spokesperson Jacinda Ardern.“This should never have been a case where… ...
    1 week ago
  • Overseas investor funds school’s digital devices
    The Government must address the inequality laptops and tablets in classrooms are causing after a Queenstown school was forced to use a donation from an overseas investor to get their students digital devices, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins. “Documents obtained… ...
    1 week ago
  • Child Youth and Family Review and Domestic Violence
    This Government has consistently failed to recognise the links between Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS) and intimate partner violence. For me, the recent review of CYFS has highlighted this misunderstanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and its impacts… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    1 week ago
  • Child Youth and Family Review and Domestic Violence
    This Government has consistently failed to recognise the links between Child Youth and Family Services (CYFS) and intimate partner violence. For me, the recent review of CYFS has highlighted this misunderstanding of the dynamics of domestic violence and its impacts… ...
    GreensBy Jan Logie
    1 week ago
  • Canterbury rebuild: How wood is a better choice for the new city
    It was interesting to attend the ForestWood Conference in Auckland recently and learn about the extent of innovation in the wood processing and manufacturing sector. The forestry sector may be New Zealand’s third largest export earner, but raw logs make… ...
    GreensBy Eugenie Sage
    1 week ago

Public service advertisements by The Standard

Current CO2 level in the atmosphere