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A very stupid petulant spoilt child whines again

Written By: - Date published: 4:47 am, February 19th, 2016 - 47 comments
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Good news for law abiding bloggers, the foolish Cameron Slater has to find about 8k to pay for his latest legal hiding  by Matthew Blomfield.

I can summarise the judgement as this. If a judge orders you to take down a post to avoid contempt of court, then it pays to do so. Especially in a civil action. The fine may be small (in this case $1500), but paying the plaintiff’s legal costs in a civil can leak money fast (in this case 60% of $11,000 = $6,600). 

I’d expect to see even more activity on the extortion raising of funds on Whaleoil from the ever diminishing commentators and the small proportion of actual local readers in their inflated statistics.

Of course Cameron Slater whines about it, especially the money. But we have all met people who like to talk big, and who whine piteously when bailed up about it to avoid the responsibility for their own completely stupid actions. And this is really whining..

He said ongoing attempts by Mr Blomfield to seek court orders against him, including bankruptcy proceedings, were designed to wear him down financially.

Ha! Who wrote the posts about Mr Blomfield that I think were highly defamatory. That is the person that Cameron Slater should point to for his misfortunes.

Mr Blomfield has followed the legal route for redress in the defamation case in public and continues to do so. It appears that Mr Blomfield has wanted a public courts and documentation to help clear his name. Mr Blomfield observes the court orders and pursues their enforcement with vigour.

Mr Blomfield seeks court orders when Cameron Slater violates previous court orders. Often it appears that Cameron Slater does it quite deliberately as if to express his inner petulant and rather spoilt child. Seeking court orders is Mr Blomfield’s redress when Cameron acts like a fool and violates court orders.

When a judgement is made for legal costs and a deadbeat with an interesting and occluded income stream like Cameron Slater fails to pay them, it is a bad debt. The legal recourse for collection is ultimately bankruptcy proceedings. This involves more court time and more costs.

These are all correct legal actions to curb particular types of stupid behaviour. If Cameron Slater doesn’t like them, then he should just avoid performing any action that the court has proscribed with court orders or which may fall under those orders. To date that appears to have been something he has a great deal of trouble understanding.

I have no idea how Slater thinks that bleating to reporters about being dragged in front of court to explain multiple times to explain his actions will help. I’m pretty sure that it won’t.

Probably more useful would be for Cameron Slater to get off his lazy arse, stop giving Mr Blomfield cause to drag him into court to enforce action on court orders, and accept that eventually he will wind up dealing with his defamatory posts about Mr Blomfield back in 2012 – nearly 4 years ago.

Matthew Blomfield appears to want to see those posts he claims are defamatory to be examined and judged on legally. That means that eventually all of Cameron Slater evasions will be for nought. The child will have to face the pain of examination and judgement, which I suspect will be something he does not wish to do.

This is evidenced by the case being dragged by Cameron Slater through several fruitless appeals. And appeals are expensive.

I believe that he is currently appealing for leave to present his appeal of the high court ruling to the Court of Appeal (after losing an attempt to introduce new evidence). While trying not to second-guess the Appeal court judges, I did sit through a large chunk of the appeal loss in the High Court that he is appealing. I think Cameron has a a chance of winning any appeal that is on the same order of a snowballs chance of surviving a Auckland summers day.

While I’m sure that Cameron thinks that the idea of fighting all of those rather strange appeals is cool, they cost money to fight even when ‘representing yourself’. Appeals mean doing costly filing of the paperwork with the court, the costs of attending court, and apon losing – paying the legal costs of whoever you are losing to.

And ‘representing yourself’, in the world of the nutters of the populist right blogs, appears to mean having the rather strange and highly unfocused legal talents of Dermot Nottingham as an ‘advocate’ or a ‘supporter’, and losing every time. Yeah good luck with that…

I expect that one day Cameron Slater will manage finally jump through the right hoops to get his appeal day with the Court of Appeal. I also expect that he will lose and then start blustering about appealing to the Supreme Court. But in the meantime I expect that he will keep irresponsibly violating court orders, and getting pulled up for it,  right up to the time when he winds up back at the High Court to defend or admit his original defamations.

That is because Cameron Slater is, in my view, very fundamentally stupid. He doesn’t seem to think that the laws that bind us all collectively as a society apply to him. But they do. It doesn’t matter how much this petulant spoilt 40+ brat twists and turns, eventually he will be facing in court the consequences of his actions in 2012 in writing those posts about Matthew Blomfield

 


 

And on a side issue, I still don’t know what the police status is for the complaint against Cameron Slater for hiring someone to try to hack into my personal servers. I’ll have to go and officially ask about that, as I haven’t been told anything by the police (or courts).

The more that I think about that particular bit of stupidity the more irritated I get. Speaking as a computer programmer, which is mostly what I do when I am not on here, I’m angry that someone who so clearly violated the Crimes Act in attempting to procure a crime targeting my personal server appears to have not had charges placed against him. But I want to know the details of the state of the case because there are a number of actions I can take if the police aren’t willing to lay charges, or even if they are proceeding.

Basically I want to make damn sure that Cameron Slater realises that it’d be a very bad idea to even consider trying to hack my or anyone else’s computers again. Since he is such a slow learner, the lesson will have to be pretty blunt. Prison time seems to me to be quite justified.

47 comments on “A very stupid petulant spoilt child whines again ”

  1. tc 1

    Good luck finding out what nationals police are doing about slaters attempts to hack you.

  2. Chooky 2

    lol…good news alright…pity the fine and penalty wasnt bigger…Cameron Slater thinks he is above and beyond the law ( there is a name for this…and it means menace to civil society)

  3. BLiP 3

    Dermot Nottingham . . . a McKenzie friend . . . hahahahaha! That’s hilarious. If ever a pair of knuckle draggers deserved each other, its Slater and Nottingham.

  4. vto 4

    Don’t know why you bother with the pig of a man. In fact he doesn’t even reach the standards of pigs which are fine, clean and intelligent animals with compassion.

    The sooner he disappears from the face of the earth the better

    • James 4.1

      “The sooner he disappears from the face of the earth the better”

      Really ??? just because you dont like someone thats a horrible thing to say.

      There are plenty of people on here that are pigs also, but to ‘wish’ something like that personally – I think makes you just as bad as he (if not more so knowing that he suffers from depression).

      If a member of the right said the sooner someone on the left disappears from the face of the earth the better – people on here would be up in arms (assuming that the comment was left without moderation).

      For the record – even as a “righty” – I agree with the basis of LPrents post here – I think Slater is being an idiot in regard to this. As for how hard he is fighting it – Im guessing there is stuff he does not want to come out. But hey – you break the law, you pay the consequences.

    • Roflcopter 4.2

      I’m not a CS fan by any means, but this is yet another fucking digusting comment that is becoming all too common on TS.

      And stop trying to justify/pass it off as “just acting as a mirror” you sad sack.

      • McFlock 4.2.1

        yeah, don’t like shamelessly wishing people to die.

        We need to remind ourselves that even those who are… “difficult to love”, as it were, are human beings.

        I’m happy ripping seven kinds of shit out of people, but wishing them dead is not something we should be doing.

        • One Anonymous Bloke 4.2.1.1

          +1

          Attack the argument and/or behaviour, not the person.

          • instauration 4.2.1.1.1

            Wishing the demise of an entity that is errant is an effective way of managing outcomes.
            We don’t have a commercial airport at Whenuapai – Morrison
            Party pills ceased to threaten my kids – Millar
            Parked cars are now safer – Lance – Haigh
            Sporting contracts are now less subjective – Pugh
            Goats of the World City are now beyond Criticism – Holmes

            Many more
            Works for me

        • vto 4.2.1.2

          Hey, everyone, who said anything about being dead?? Certainly not me. Please read again – s l o w l y . . .

          this was intentional

          that’s it for me and this entire subject forever and ever

          • McFlock 4.2.1.2.1

            “The sooner he disappears from the face of the earth the better”

            Disappearing from a thread can be the result of many different causes: personal problems, time management, banning, advice from friends, cowardice, and so on.

            But 99.9% of all humans in history who have “disappeared from the face of the earth” have done so in only one way.

  5. The Right are supposedly strong advocates of Law & Order…

    • James 5.1

      One person does not represent the entire right.

      And as a righty – I personally believe he broke the law – and indeed should face the consequences of his actions.

      • One Anonymous Bloke 5.1.1

        One person does not represent the entire right.

        That’s true. However, when that one person has a direct line into the Prime Minister’s and other Offices, who hand him information on a plate for their own ends, and socialise with him, you can understand why everyone might think so.

      • Lanthanide 5.1.2

        The point, James, is that Slater riles up his audience with law and order topics, while he himself simultaneously doesn’t abide by the rule of law. Many of his supporters (ie, the idiots that tithe him money) are similarly supporters of law and order being upheld, except when it comes to Slater.

        It’s hypocrisy at its most rank..

      • Lanthanide 5.1.3

        I’ve just made two replies to this comment that haven’t been published, I suspect they may be held in moderation or possibly the spam bucket? If it’s in moderation, I don’t see them displayed, with the little tag saying “awaiting moderation” as I would have expected. Bug?

      • You_Fool 5.1.4

        “One person does not represent the entire right.”

        Tell that to Slater, sometimes it seems like he thinks he is the entire “right”

    • Redbaiter 5.2

      Frank- The political divide these days is really between Progressives and Conservatives and Slater definitely does not fit the latter category.

      I was banned from his site ostensibly for calling him a dickhead but really because my comments opposing same sex marriage were garnering considerable support.

      He later did a post accusing me of voting up my own comments, which was a baseless and cowardly lie. An attempt to smear me because he perceived me as leading a charge against him (from Conservatives) and he was losing ground.

      His professed care for freedom of expression and a diversity of viewpoints is garbage.

      He’s not a Conservative, he’s a progressive, and with his apparent lack of any kind of regard for principle, he’s symptomatic of everything that is wrong today with the party of Sid Holland.

      So please, when you comment on Slater, try not to think of him as anyone who is ever going to give the Labour party any real problem. He’s just a politically confused buffoon.

    • TopHat 5.3

      No I think they are more tuned toward crime and PUNISHMENT.

      • One Anonymous Bloke 5.3.1

        ^^^this.

        If they really wanted less crime they’d advocate for better (as measured by outcomes) penal policy.

        They pursue vengeance fantasies instead.

  6. savenz 6

    Like the offspring of many Natz, they don’t think laws apply to them, because Daddy always cleaned up before.

    Therefore I think Slater will never change. Fundamentally due to his upbringing, the family & political connections he comes from and his own narcissistic personality he will keep hacking others, doing dirty politics and avoiding responsibility via fighting legal action and refusing to pay, and his family and political connections will protect him until a point where he has gone too far and then the punishment will come raining down.

    He has already been repeatedly caught, the problem is, he keeps avoiding punishment.

    • mac1 6.1

      I agree with your assessment. What concerns me is the way that supposedly more moderate members of the right use Slater, allowing him to coddle up to them, and feeding his mania for their own purposes.

      • greywarshark 6.1.1

        I’m afraid what rains down is most likely to be Golden Rain, and that still won’t match his insupportable criminal and socially destructive behaviour.

    • James 6.2

      “he keeps avoiding punishment”

      Not really. He is just putting it off- its just getting worse and worse for him when he does need to pay.

      • Macro 6.2.1

        Yes. It is all going to end very messily I fear for Cameron. He is digging a very deep hole for himself.

  7. ianmac 7

    No doubt certain people in the National Party will front up with the cash.
    Sl**er knows stuff that would be disastrous if given light.

    • mary_a 7.1

      @ ianmac (7) this is true. And given the fact the greasy whale is in a very fragile mental state, he could just explode if put under pressure or feels threatened. The revelations would undoubtedly end the reign of FJK.

      So NatzKEY prefer to keep the whale man sweet and onside … just in case! I’m surprised he’s still upright and walking around in fact, with what he knows!

  8. AmaKiwi 8

    John Key let Cameron Slater down.

    I would have thought Key would have passed a law exempting Slater from any litigation.

    Dictators can do that.

  9. keepcalmcarryon 9

    Despite the obvious real harm Slater does to others with his disgusting behaviour, part of me feels sorry for him.
    He seems to suffer massively from “tranference” , reflecting outward his inner self loathing.
    His decision making falls well outside “normal”, it may well be he needs some form of help.

  10. Anne 10

    It’s an interesting dilemma that the National Party finds itself in over Slater. On the one hand many influential Nats hate his guts and I don’t think John Key is particularly disposed towards him anymore. On the other hand Slater must have knowledge concerning Nat MPS (including Key) – and other party luminaries – which would be enough to bring about their downfall if he was to ‘talk’ about them. I would be very interested to know how they are keeping him silent. ianmac touched on one obvious solution. They are supplying him with cash. And it probably is literally cash too so there is no paper trail which could lead back to them. There could also be an element of blackmail because John Key’s top drawer will not only have info on Nat. enemies but also their friends.

  11. adam 11

    Once again, thanks Lprent for a clear and precise piece.

  12. Rich 12

    Apart from prison being an expensive way to make bad people worse, I think it would be cruel and unusual punishment to inflict Slater on the prison population of honest drug dealers and house burglars.

    I’d suggest intensive supervision for an extended period of time with a condition of no internet use, given that the internet is the locus of Slater’s transgressions.

  13. Here is the News.

    Today on his site Cameron Slater called someone ‘a fool’.

    Today on his site Cameron Slater pontificates about someone having to pay money back which they misappropriated.

  14. adam 14

    Silly question Lprent, but could you not do a private prosecution?

  15. Grindlebottom 15

    I’ve warmed to Cam somewhat these days. His unintentional ongoing comedy show makes me laugh so often.

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    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    4 days ago
  • COVID: Back to Level 1
    After stamping the Coronavirus out via strict lockdown between March and May, New Zealand went through a good three months without any community cases. Then a local outbreak in Auckland rather buggered things up last month. Auckland’s been in level 3 and level 2.5 for the past six weeks. ...
    4 days ago
  • Climate Change: Climate injustice
    Who's causing our skyrocketing emissions? As with most of our other problems, It's the rich: The wealthiest 1% of the world’s population were responsible for the emission of more than twice as much carbon dioxide as the poorer half of the world from 1990 to 2015, according to new ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • Good riddance
    The border closure and resulting lack of foreign slave-workers is driving the fishing industry out of business: One fishing company is effectively out of business while others are bracing for large financial hits as the deepwater New Zealand industry, unable to get skilled foreign workers into the country, have ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    4 days ago
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming Digest #38
    Story of the Week... Toon of the Week... Coming Soon on SkS... Climate Feedback Claim Review... SkS Week in Review... Poster of the Week... Story of the Week... The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis Many parts of the Earth’s climate system have been destabilised by ...
    5 days ago
  • Anyone for Collins?
    In the absence of national public opinion polls, we have had to make do in recent weeks with other guides to voter intentions. Those guides, such as the Auckland Central poll, the incidence of google enquiries and the responses to Vote Compass questions, have suggested, not unexpectedly, that Labour is ...
    Bryan GouldBy Bryan Gould
    5 days ago
  • Crusher’s fiscal malfunction
    Crusher Collins - National Party leaderWe all know that the National Party is desperate to gain some traction during this election campaign and have been throwing pretty much everything at the Labour Party in order to try and undermine Jacinda Ardern and what the Coalition Government has achieved. But unfortunately ...
    5 days ago
  • Much of the commentariat’s reporting of the most recent GDP figure was misleading and unhelpful. The prize for the stupidest remark about the GDP figure for second quarter 2020 (2020Q2) released on Thursday (17 Sept) goes to Judith Collins, whose response to Grant Robertson’s comments indicated she did not ...
    PunditBy Brian Easton
    5 days ago
  • Love and Hate as Complementary Revolutionary Acts
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    RedlineBy Admin
    5 days ago
  • 2020 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #38
    A chronological listing of news articles linked to on the Skeptical Science Facebook Page during the past week: Sun, Sep 13, 2020 through Sat, Sep 19, 2020 Editor's Choice Get to Net-Zero by Mid-Century? Even Some Global Oil and Gas Giants Think it Can Be Done A report by a ...
    6 days ago
  • Tax cuts for all!!! (except you, you, and you)
    With the National Party this week announcing a new policy of tax cuts to spice up the election campagin. MyThinks went along to the launch and afterwards we spoke to the party’s finance spokesperson Paul “Golden Touch” Goldsmith. MT: Thanks for speaking to us Mr Goldsmith. PG: No. Thank you. ...
    My ThinksBy boonman
    7 days ago
  • Great Waves Washing Over New Zealand
    Always to islanders danger Is what comes over the seas ‘Landfall in Unknown Seas’ (Allen Curnow)Six economic issues external to New Zealand, which will greatly impact upon us. 1.         The Diminishing Global Dominance of the US. Since 1941 America has dominated the world economically and politically. Probably it could ...
    PunditBy Brian Easton
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand has role to play in resolving crisis on ‘geopolitical fault line’, Helen Clark says
    By Geoffrey Miller New Zealand should continue to champion human rights in Belarus amidst an ongoing crackdown on protests by the country’s regime, former Prime Minister Helen Clark says. Protests in the country often referred to as ‘Europe’s last dictatorship’ erupted after the country’s disputed presidential elections on August 9 ...
    Democracy ProjectBy Geoffrey Miller
    1 week ago
  • Euthanasia referendum: How to cut through the emotions
    Jacqui Maguire, registered clinical psychologist This podcast episode highlights how difficult it is to have effective conversations about euthanasia due to how polarised people’s views are. I’m a clinical psychologist, with a passion for science communication. In early 2020 I founded the podcast Mind Brew, with an aim to make psychological ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • Why we need cameras on boats
    In case anyone needed further convincing, there's another example today of why we need cameras on fishing boats: reported seabird bycatch doubled during a camera trial: Commercial fishers operating off Auckland's coast around vulnerable seabirds are twice as likely to report accidentally capturing them when cameras are on ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Graham Adams: The religious right’s campaign to spike the euthanasia referendum
    In the leadup to the euthanasia referendum, an array of conservative Christian political organisations is running an expensive campaign to sow doubt about the safety of assisted dying. Graham Adams argues that these religious forces know that Christian arguments aren’t convincing the public, but that it is in the public ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    1 week ago
  • Opportunistic looting
    The National Party has spent the last six months acting horrified at the cost of supporting people through the pandemic and banging on about how the debt must be repaid. So what was their economic policy released today? Massive tax-cuts for the rich, of course! National has walked back ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Uncomfortable Choices.
    Dangerous Times: This will be the choice confronting those coming of age in the 2020s. Embrace Neoliberalism’s belief in racial and sexual equality; adopt its secular and scientific world view; and cultivate the technocratic, multicultural, global outlook required of those who keep the machinery of hyper-capitalism humming. Or, throw your ...
    1 week ago
  • Tony Burton: Covid and benefit payments
    It would be a great time to reform the benefit system, according to former Deputy Chief Economic Advisor at the Treasury, Tony Burton. He argues the complexity of benefit system means that it’s failing to achieve its difficult three core objectives, which form an “iron triangle”.   New Zealand’s benefit ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    1 week ago
  • Talking tax: How to win support for taxing wealth
    Tax Justice UK, September 2020 Serious tax reform is on the political agenda for the first time in decades due to the coronavirus crisis. As this debate hots up it is important to understand what people think about public spending, wealth and tax. Tax Justice UK, along with Survation and ...
    Closing the GapBy Tracey Sharp
    1 week ago
  • Getting Tough.
    Not Mucking Around: With upwards of 800 dead from the virus’s resurgence in the Australian state of Victoria, leniency is not on Premier Daniel Andrews’ agenda. The Victorian Police are cracking down hard on the protesters the Australian press has labelled "Covidiots".IMAGES OF POLICE, some in riot gear, others on ...
    1 week ago
  • Media Link: Nuclear strategy, then and now.
    Although I had the fortune of being a graduate student of some of the foremost US nuclear strategists of the day (1970s) and later rubbed shoulders with Air Force and Naval officers who were entrusted with parts of the US nuclear arsenal, I seldom get to write or speak about ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    1 week ago
  • The Chinese List.
    News that Zhenhua Data, an arm of China Zhenhua Electronics Group, a subsidiary of the military-connected China Electronic Information Industry Group (CETC), maintains a list of 800 New Zealanders on a “Overseas Key Information Database” that contains personal information on more than 2.4 million foreign individuals, has caused some consternation ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    1 week ago
  • Things that grow fast, and things that surprise us
    Marie Becdelievre January 2020. The number of news article mentioning coronavirus exploded and anxious voices whispered about a global pandemic. Whisper? To me, it was only a whisper. I tend to learn about the world through non-fiction books, conferences, and academic research rather than news and social media, so ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • Skeptical Science New Research for Week #37, 2020
    2,082,476,000,000,000 Viability of greenhouse gas removal via the artificial addition of volcanic ash to the ocean  (not open access, unfortunately) walks us through the numbers on a particular means of CO2 removal, addition of volcanic tephra to the ocean. The mechanism is straight chemistry and the cost is fully an order of ...
    1 week ago
  • Barbados to become a republic
    Barbados is planning to remove the queen as head of state and become a republic in time for the 55th anniversary of its independence in 2021: Barbados has announced its intention to remove the Queen as its head of state and become a republic by November 2021. [...] Reading ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Party Like It’s 1989: Bait and Switch is a Bad Look, Mr Hipkins
    At the 2017 election, the New Zealand Labour Party promised a Fees Free Policy for tertiary students. Basically, it would make the first year of university education free in 2018, with a second year in 2021, and a third in 2024. It also promised to restore Post-Graduate access to the ...
    1 week ago
  • Will the tropics eventually become uninhabitable?
    Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz What is the impact of temperature increases in the tropics? ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • A first-hand look: What it’s like to live in a 2020 California wildfire evacuation zone
    This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections by Daisy Simmons It felt like 100 degrees in my in-laws’ Grass Valley, California, kitchen, but at least the lights were on and for the moment we were safely “distanced” from the Jones Fire. We’d just finished dessert, after pizza and a movie ...
    1 week ago
  • COVID-19 is not the only infectious disease New Zealand wants to eliminate, and genome sequencing is...
    Nigel French, Massey University Genome sequencing — the mapping of the genetic sequences of an organism — has helped track the spread of COVID-19 cases in Auckland, but it also plays an important role in the control of other infectious diseases in New Zealand. One example is Mycoplasma bovis, a ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • A flaw in our electoral transparency regime
    A key part of our electoral funding regime is a requirement for some transparency around donations, on the basis that if we can find out who has bought our politicians (typically after we have voted for them) then everything is alright. There are a lot of problems with that regime ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Don’t Steal This Book
    On “In Defense of Looting” Matt Taibibi takes an entertaining look at this generation of woke activists and how they compare with Abbie Hoffman the iconic anti-Vietnam war counter-culture figure of the 1960s On Thursday, August 27th, the same day Donald Trump formally accepted the Republican nomination, National Public Radio ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Carbon prices must rise
    When Parliament introduced the Emissions Trading Scheme, it was worried that carbon prices might get too high. So it introduced a "fixed price option", allowing polluters to pay the government $25 in the place of surrendering credits. The result was predictable: after we were thrown out of international carbon markets ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Disclosure
    The government will finally be requiring large New Zealand companies to disclose their climate change risks: New Zealand finance companies will be made to report on climate change risk, Climate Change Minister James Shaw has announced. The policy will force around 200 large financial organisations in New Zealand to ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs makes two diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters has announced two new diplomatic appointments: •         Michael Appleton as New Zealand’s first resident High Commissioner to Sri Lanka. •        Tredene Dobson as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to Viet Nam.  Sri Lanka “New Zealand is opening a post in Colombo in 2021 because we are ready ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • NZ’s most prestigious conservation award – Loder Cup presented to Graeme Atkins
    The Minister of Conservation Minister, Eugenie Sage, today presented Aotearoa New Zealand’s most prestigious conservation award, the Loder Cup, to the 2020 winner Graeme Atkins while in Gisborne/Tūranga-nui-a-Kiwa. “Graeme Atkins of Ngāti Porou is a Department of Conservation ranger whose contribution to conservation goes well above and beyond his employment,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Parliament to install solar and cut carbon
    Parliament is leading by example by taking action to cut its carbon footprint by installing solar and improving energy efficiency, the Minister for Climate Change, James Shaw said today. The Minister confirmed that Parliamentary Services will receive support through the Clean-Powered Public Service Fund to install solar PV and LED ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Tuvalu Language Week theme promotes community resilience in the face of COVID-19
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio says the 2020 Tuvalu Language Week theme of “Fakatili Te Kiloga Fou” which means “Navigating the changing environment” is a call on all Pacific peoples to be strong and resilient in the face of COVID-19. “This theme is a reminder to us ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 hours ago
  • International sport back up and running in New Zealand
    The Government is welcoming today’s announcement that the West Indies and Pakistan cricket teams will tour New Zealand this summer.  “A lot of hard work has been undertaken by sports officials including New Zealand Cricket, Netball New Zealand and government officials to ensure that international sport can return safely to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 hours ago
  • 1BT funds for Northland forest taonga
    Northland’s indigenous tree canopy is set to grow for the benefit of mana whenua and the wider community thanks to nearly $2 million in One Billion Trees funding, Forestry Minister Shane Jones announced today. Te Komanga Marae Trust has received more than $1.54 million to restore and enhance the native ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Better health care for West Coasters as Te Nikau Hospital officially opened
    The Government has delivered a new hospital for Greymouth and is starting work on a much needed new health centre in Westport, ensuring local communities will benefit from better access to high quality integrated health services. Today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare officially open Te ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • Government backing local with PGF loan
    A West Coast distillery will benefit from a Provincial Growth Fund investment that will enable it to expand its operations and create jobs in the town of Reefton, Rural Communities Minister Damien O’Connor and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. The Reefton Distilling Co will receive a $928,000 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    15 hours ago
  • Primary sector exports and jobs up again
    Primary sector exports and jobs are up again, demonstrating the sector’s underlying strength amid the COVID-19 global pandemic and US-China trade war, and supporting New Zealand’s economic recovery. Stats NZ today reported New Zealand’s merchandise exports in August were up 8.6% on a year ago, driven by an increase in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Clean energy future for more schools
    Schools across Aotearoa New Zealand will be supported by the Government to upgrade to run on clean energy, the Minister for Climate Change James Shaw announced today. The Minister has allocated $50 million from the Clean Powered Public Service Fund to replace, or convert, coal boilers in schools with clean ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Building business strength with digital tools
    New training and tools for digital commerce will give small businesses, especially in the tourism sector, the support they need to adapt and innovate in a COVID world. Tourism Minister Kelvin Davis and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash have announced details of how $20 million digital capability funding set aside ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New pest lures to protect nature
    The Department of Conservation (DOC) is investing $1.4 million to develop new predator lures that would be game-changers for trapping and surveillance towards a predator-free Aotearoa, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage, announced in Christchurch today. The proposal is to develop long-life lures attractive to a range of predators—rats, mustelids ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Support for innovative Pacific education responses to COVID-19 needs
    Supporting new and creative Pacific education practices as part of our COVID-19 response and recovery is the focus of a new $28.5 million Pacific Education Innovation Fund announced today by Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa.  “There is already an incredible amount of innovative and creative work going on in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Eligibility expanded for COVID-19 leave support
    The expanded scheme will cover: People who have COVID-19 like symptoms and meet the Ministry of Health’s criteria, and need to self-isolate while awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test. People who are directed to self-isolate by a Medical Officer of Health or their delegate or on advice of their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Seasonal work visa available to more people
    The Government is putting in place a range of immigration policy changes to help fill labour shortages in key industries while ensuring New Zealanders, who have lost jobs due to COVID-19, have the chance to find new employment. “Two key sectors we are moving to help are horticulture and wine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • More border exceptions for critical roles
    The Government has established class exceptions for border entry for a limited number of veterinarians, deep sea fishing crew, as well as agricultural and horticultural machinery operators. “Tight border restrictions remain the backbone of the Government’s border strategy to protect New Zealand against COVID-19 and ensure New Zealand citizens and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Crown will not appeal Dodds v Southern Response decision
    The Crown will not appeal the Court of Appeal decision in the Dodds v Southern Response case, Grant Robertson announced today. “Southern Response will be paying the damages awarded by the Court to Mr and Mrs Dodds shortly. The Crown was already meeting their legal costs for this appeal. “The ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Crucial PGF investments for Northland
    The Provincial Growth Fund is investing nearly $30 million in a diverse range of projects that will create immediate and long-term jobs and lift economic and social outcomes for Northland and its people. Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones made the announcement today in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • $27million investment in global vaccine facility
    The Coalition Government has committed to invest $27 million in COVID-19 vaccine development through the global COVAX Facility, Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today. “The COVAX Facility is a key part of our COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy to obtain safe and effective vaccines. It allows us to invest in a high-quality, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government backing Māori landowners
    The Government will provide up to $1.69 million through the One Billion Trees programme to Māori landowners to make their whenua more productive through the planting of forests, both native and exotic, and improve economic and environmental outcomes, Forestry Minister Shane Jones has announced. “Around 1.5 million ha of land ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New tools to make nature more accessible
    People planning to head outdoors now have a resource that lets them know how accessible an area is for people with varying levels of mobility, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced today. The Halberg Foundation, Sensibel, and the Department of Conservation (DOC) have launched Accessibel, a new tool which helps ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • PGF makes Māori history more accessible
    One of the most significant battle sites of the 1860s Land Wars will receive $2.96 million from the Provincial Growth Fund to improve the site and help tell the New Zealand story to visitors, Māori Development Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. Nanaia Mahuta ...
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    1 week ago
  • Making it official: The journey of te reo Māori | Kia whakapūmautia: Ngā piki me ngā heke o te r...
    The journey towards recognising Māori as an official language and taonga has been captured as a web series and launched today during Te Wiki o te Reo Māori, announced Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “Te reo Māori is a living language, and understanding its significance, and pathways to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Better-than-forecast GDP reflects decision to protect New Zealand
    Today’s better-than-forecast GDP figures show the expected impact of the decision to act quickly to protect New Zealanders from the global COVID-19 pandemic. GDP fell 12.2% in the June quarter from March, reflecting decisions to close New Zealand’s borders and enter Alert Level 4. “This result was better than the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Boost for COVID-19 related Pacific education needs
    The Government is investing $39.7 Million over four years to support the educational needs of Pacific learners and families in the regions hardest hit by COVID-19, with Auckland getting an immediate boost, Associate Minister of Education Jenny Salesa says.   “Like all New Zealanders Pacific families want learners to do well ...
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    1 week ago
  • More resources for kiwi conservation
    New Zealand’s goal of 100,000 kiwi by 2030 is being helped by an extra $19.7 million in funding to accelerate iwi and community efforts to protect kiwi, Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced. “$19.7 million of Jobs for Nature funding is being invested in kiwi conservation activities including increased predator ...
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    1 week ago
  • Improving access to affordable electricity
    Ensuring New Zealanders can get the best deal on their electricity takes a step in the right direction today with the South Island launch of the EnergyMate pilot run by the Electricity Retailers’ Association, says Minister of Energy and Resources, Dr Megan Woods. EnergyMate is an industry-led programme providing coaching ...
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    1 week ago
  • Government achieves 50 percent women on state boards
    Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter announced today that the Government has reached its target of 50 percent on women on state sector board and committees – setting a new record level of women on state sector boards. “This Government is committed to having more women in leadership roles - ...
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    1 week ago
  • Record transport investment to help economic recovery and save lives
    Transport Minister Phil Twyford released today the final Government Policy Statement on land transport (GPS) 2021 which outlines the planned $48 billion investment in services and infrastructure over the next decade. “The final GPS supports our Government’s five-point plan for economic recovery by confirming our record investments in transport infrastructure ...
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    1 week ago
  • Advancing clean energy technology
    Three ambitious and cutting-edge research programmes that will lift New Zealand’s advanced energy technology research capability over seven years, have been supported by Government today, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods. The projects will each receive a share of $40.7 million investment from the Strategic Science Investment Fund. ...
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    1 week ago
  • Major milestone reached in Pike River Re-entry
    The critical area for forensic examination known as Pit Bottom in Stone has been reached in what is a major milestone for the Pike River re-entry project, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little announced. “The infrastructure located in Pit Bottom in Stone is of very significant interest in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Economic recovery guides Govt response to retirement income policy review
    The Government is working on how New Zealand’s retirement income policies and settings can best support Kiwis in light of the COVID-19 economic recovery, with the help of the Retirement Commissioner’s latest review, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi said. “The Retirement Commissioner’s three-yearly review into New Zealand’s retirement ...
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    1 week ago
  • Iwi community hub opens in Murupara
    A new digital hub and development centre in Murupara will be instrumental in growing the region’s productivity, said Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau at the official opening of two community initiatives today. “I’m pleased to be here celebrating a significant milestone for two projects set to make a ...
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    1 week ago
  • PREFU shows economy doing better than forecast
    PREFU shows economy doing better than forecast Unemployment to peak at 7.8%, down from 9.8% forecast in the Budget Year-to-June accounts show tax revenue, debt and OBEGAL better than forecast Global forecast downgraded as COVID-19 second waves and uncertainty grows Balanced plan to support critical public services, manage debt and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Spruce-up for Ōtaki community facilities
    The Kāpiti Coast town of Ōtaki will receive $1.4 million in Government funding for two projects providing scores of jobs for locals while improving community facilities, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. The Māoriland Charitable Trust will receive a $900,000 Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) grant to upgrade the ...
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    1 week ago
  • PGF funding for Jobs for Nature programme
    The Provincial Growth Fund will provide $11.88 million to fund fencing and waterway projects nationwide that will improve the environment and create jobs in their communities, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. “These projects will create more than 100 jobs nationwide with work starting within the next couple ...
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    1 week ago
  • Procurement to promote jobs, Māori and Pasifika businesses and sustainability
    As part of the COVID-19 recovery, the Government has strengthened its procurement rules to ensure its annual $42 billion spend creates more jobs, uses more sustainable construction practices and results in better outcomes for Māori and Pasifika, Government Ministers announced today.   Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford says the $42 ...
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    1 week ago
  • Timaru’s Theatre Royal to be upgraded and new heritage facility built
    The Government is supporting a major upgrade of Timaru’s iconic Theatre Royal and the construction of a new connected Heritage Facility museum and exhibition space with $11.6 million from the Government’s Infrastructure Fund, Jacinda Ardern announced today. “We heard the call from the community and the council. The Theatre Royal ...
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    1 week ago
  • District Court judge appointed
    Chrissy Montague (formerly Armstrong), barrister of Auckland has been appointed as a District Court Judge with Family Court jurisdiction to be based in Wellington, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Ms Montague commenced practice in Auckland in 1987 and went into general practice dealing with Wills, Estates, Trusts, Conveyancing, Relationship Property ...
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    1 week ago
  • Approval given to Commercial Film and Video Production Proposal
      A Proposal to provide for the development and operation of commercial film and video production facilities in areas of Christchurch has been given the go ahead. Hon Poto Williams, Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, has approved the Proposal, which was prepared and submitted by Regenerate Christchurch. Minister Williams ...
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    1 week ago