web analytics

Caption contest

Written By: - Date published: 2:47 pm, September 8th, 2014 - 131 comments
Categories: caption contest - Tags:

digging

131 comments on “Caption contest ”

  1. DropDeadFred 1

    I know we hid those ballot boxes around here somewhere Pete…

  2. Zorr 2

    “Dig your own graves…

    That way I don’t ever get my hands dirty”

  3. One Anonymous Bloke 3

    VRWC work gang doing PD.

  4. joe90 4

    Doc, Grumpy, Happy, Sleepy, Bashful, Sneezy and Dopey sing –

    We dig dig dig dig dig dig dig in our mine the whole day through
    To dig dig dig dig dig dig dig is what we really like to do
    It ain’t no trick to get rich quick
    If you dig dig dig with a shovel or a pick
    In a mine! In a mine! In a mine! In a mine!
    Where a million diamonds shine!

  5. hoom 5

    ‘Soil victim of left wing smear campaign & media hounding.’

  6. One Anonymous Bloke 6

    White collar crims allowed to wear own clothes.

  7. karol 7

    5 out of 6 people questioned reckon Peter Dunne knows where the bodies are buried.

  8. karol 8

    As we count the clock down to the election, government ministers seen to be digging their own graves.

  9. mickysavage 9

    Despite Prime Ministerial assistance benefit cost ratio of Transmission Gully still hopeless.

  10. karol 10

    government ministers learn how to astroturf.

  11. infused 11

    Fuck the Greens. We are building this road!

  12. Clemgeopin 12

    Shallow graves for hallow crooks.

  13. r0b 13

    Dirty politicians.

  14. Vaughan 14

    Day before release of Dirty Politics by Nicky Hager, ShonKey took a drive out to the country with some of the crew. . . Ummmm anyone seen Jason Ede lately?

  15. Adrian 15

    “I’m pretty sure that should do it but knowing Judith and Jason we should pour a bloody big lump of concrete over the whole area”

  16. Tracey 16

    KEY: you can dig all you like but you’ll never find the truth

  17. Tracey 17

    dig slater up, the danger has paased, we need our zombie back

  18. weka 18

    The National Party has finally realised the limitations of having no toilets on Planet Key.

  19. Vaughan 19

    Gerry says: “This soil is definitely made in NZ, no question. . .”
    Peter says: “Yes, this land is our land no doubt about it. . .”
    ShonKey laughs: “HA HAAAA, not anymore!”

  20. rod 20

    Three useless sods on the end of a spade.

  21. anker 21

    The closest thing to an honest days work #teamkey have ever done.

  22. Chris 22

    Wankers.

  23. the final internment of any idea the national party is a rational/fair political-force..

    ..one working for the betterment of all new zealanders..

    ..(i understand that after the internment..

    ..they all took turns at pissing on the grave…)

  24. here lieth jason ede…

  25. the story of keys’ life..

    ..others work..he just leans in..a bit..

    ..looking for the angle..

  26. wi tako prison work gang..pre-release-vocational-training…2016…

  27. key:..’i’m sure i buried/hid those ‘high standards’ somewhere around here..’

  28. key:..’c’mon guys..!..it’s my maui-wowee stash..!..keep looking..!..’

  29. key to parata:..

    ..’and these are our plans for unemployed rural maori youth..

    ..we are going to teach them how to use a spade..’

  30. dunne and brownlee dig deep in strange national party competition/ritual..

    ..the winner getting to be a minister..

  31. jimekus 31

    Well, we gotta dig him up again.

  32. the national party goes looking for some policies…

  33. No lads, when I said Eade was “underground” I didn’t mean that!

  34. key buries all his jeers/sneers at colin ‘moon-landing-denier’ craig..

    ..hoping nobody will notice/remember..

  35. Tel 35

    National’s new growth policy “Plant a Spade” in full swing.

  36. SpaceMonkey 36

    This how you dig yourself into a hole.

  37. Tel 37

    Sods launch new PPP scheme selling dirt to China.

  38. yeshe 38

    James Cameron generously employs out of work Nats on his new Wairarapa farm. He was quoted as saying,” It’s only fair”.

  39. mac1 39

    Sotto voce from back ….. “That’s not what I meant when I said we had to replace the sod.”

  40. key makes brownlee and dunne dig their own graves..

    ..the ‘smiling-assasin’ strikes again…

  41. key:..’i’m sure this is where i buried heatley and wilkinson..’

  42. yeshe 42

    Key ekshully so relaxed at the end of the day, he mis-hears ‘Mardi Gras’ so promotes “Muddy Grass” to attract gay voters.

  43. minarch 43

    All day long they work so hard till the sun is going down
    Working on the highways and byways and wearing, wearing a frown
    You hear they moaning their lives away
    Then you hear somebody say

    That’s the sound of the men,
    Working on the chain, ga-ang
    That’s the sound of the men,
    Working on the chain, gang

  44. Rich 44

    I’ve never done this before but I used to mow the lawns at our state house in Bryndwr…

    no honest I did…..

  45. Jagd 45

    “We’re just like these spades….shiny on top dirty underneath”.

  46. Jagd 46

    I can stop digging now my feet have enough clay

  47. Phate 47

    For Christ sake Pete’s put your back into it, I’ve hidden that tax cut money round here somewhere & Gerry would you be so kind to point that in the other direction.

  48. Weepus beard 49

    With your help we can bury the bodies of the nation’s poor where no one will ever find them.

  49. Connie DC 50

    “How many holes have I dug? hmmmm I can’t remember”

  50. Phil DC 51

    13, 14, 15, right! 15 paces north… and dig, I think this is where I buried my integrity all those years ago.

  51. gerry’s just digging on the promise of a free-lunch…

  52. the first bit of physical work dunne has done in a decade..

    ..it doesn’t really show..does it..?

  53. dunne:..’don’t you know who i am..?’..

  54. BLiP 55

    Dig, baby, dig.

  55. dunne:..’i swear i didn’t leak the kitteridge report..!’

    key:..’just keep digging..’

  56. 2nd guy from left:

    “..i’m just unbuckling here..’..

  57. Nick K 58

    The Standard already captioned it for me:

    View post on imgur.com

  58. millsy 59

    Phew! that was taxing — ready for bed now.

  59. repateet 60

    “I know you’ve been patient John but the source of the leak is here somewhere – honestly.”

  60. Hanswurst 61

    Key: “Hey Pete + Gerry, how do you get the spade to dig into the Earth like that? I’m pushing as hard as I can on the handle, but it just won’t break the surface.”

  61. peterlepaysan 62

    The sod is turning.

  62. Montag 63

    Finally, after 4 long years and with the election looming, the Christchurch rebuild begins in earnest.

  63. CnrJoe 64

    when yr in a hole, start another one! tax cut #taxcutsquirrels

  64. b waghorn 65

    You think this is hard work wait till colin and Seymour join us

  65. greywarbler 66

    Postcard from the Nat family all looking for gold.

    Oh Mary this [country’s] a wonderful sight
    with the people here working by day and by night
    They don’t sow potatoes nor barley nor wheat
    But there’s gangs of them digging for gold in the street
    At least when I asked them that’s what I was told
    So I just took a hand at this digging for gold
    But for all that I found there I might as well be
    Where the mountains of mourne sweep down to the sea

  66. Clemgeopin 67

    Hey you guys, quick! Let us start digging the graves for the poor underclass feral scums now!

  67. Clemgeopin 68

    “Let us dig our own long drop. Voters are sure to send us all here on election night. Personal responsibility, remember? We have just 12 days to go! Nice place to hide our shit”

  68. Claris Moses 69

    How far down is the oil?

  69. Maui 70

    “We need 50 more of these for the dolphins”

  70. Billie Sweet 71

    John – “When is a spade not a spade……?
    Hekia – “When you’ve got hold of it John, then it becomes a leaner?

  71. Clemgeopin 72

    “Plebs don’t have enough food you say? Ok, I am relaxed about that! Let us dig them some grass instead. See, we do care!’

  72. Stuart Munro 73

    Dig you pitiful mammals! There’s no way I’m getting dirt under my scales…

  73. tricledrown 74

    John Key demonstrates how he digs dirt on the opposition
    Hekia notices a Slater crawling around in a very deep hole!
    Key shows with a little coating of whale oil no Dirt sticks to him or his Spade!
    Transmission resumes as usual Key and cabinet get away with digging more dirt!
    Key pulls his team into line its my way or the highway more dirt digging now this is how!
    Pete have you finished the Dunny yet,Gerry I know your keen on brown fields Development!

  74. Clemgeopin 75

    Key: “With all this dirt, I’ll need to buy a new top drawer”

  75. Hannahj 76

    National’s funeral

  76. Montag 77

    Under the Governments version of the “Sword in the Stone” method for deciding leaders, Dunne & Brownlie fail in their leadership bid.

  77. “Um guys, you know when I told you to ‘bury’ Nicky Hager ….”

  78. risildowgtn 79

    Judith is around here somewhere

  79. greywarbler 80

    Brilliant captions. The best yet?

  80. fat-cat rightwing politician extreme-sport..

  81. parata to dunne:..

    ..’do you want me to check if yr butt-plug is still ok..?..’

  82. 2nd guy on left..

    ..’i’m still unbuckling here..!..

    ..he’s mine..!..’

  83. straight after photo was taken..

    ..brownlee had to have a wee lie-down..

    ..lifting that sod..had done him in..

  84. Clemgeopin 85

    Key : “Dunny and Gerard, you buggers do have such big bottom lines!’

  85. Jagd 86

    Checking out the reports-digging up the dirt
    you get to meet all sorts in this line of work
    treachery and treason-there’s always an excuse for it
    and when I find the reasons-there’s still no excuse for it.
    And what have you got-at the end of the day
    what have you got to take away
    a block of cheese and a new set of lies
    blinkers on the people to avert their eyes.
    Scared of life-no compensation……
    private investigations.

    Deepest apologies to Dire Straits

  86. Jagd 87

    Better hurry up with this bunker – Julian Assange talks on monday!

  87. Potato 88

    3 tools, some onlookers … and 3 garden spades

  88. Dramaticus 89

    Hekia’s horticultural lesson

    ”This is how we use to plant our dope up the coast
    Just put a seed in the ground, no possums to worry about in those days .”

    ”Are you learning some thing John about the reason why we grow dope in NZ?”

    NO MONEY cause you and pricks like you stole it all .

    Maori fella ”If im quick I will be able to piss in that hole Peter”

    Gerry:”This brings back distant memories”

    Other fella ” We are gathered here today to witness the burial of a nation”

  89. rod 90

    John Key. Working for New Zealand. What lovely words

  90. Clemgeopin 91

    “After all the bunkum we have dished out to the common people for the last six years, we might need this secret remote bunk to hide ourselves away after 20 Sept. So, dig, boys, dig!”

  91. Clemgeopin 92

    A small RWNJ crowd watches two senior cabinet ministers twerking for New Zealand! The head honcho who is also the twerking instructor looks well pleased! “The job is not yet finished, there are miles to go before we fleece, miles to go before we flee”, he whispers.

  92. Stuart Munro 93

    The PM and flunkeys break ground on the new ‘highway to China’ project. Hekia’s innotative tunnel concept passed completely under opposition party radar.

  93. mike 94

    Peter Dunne digs his own grave with rouge National Party MPs

  94. Montag 95

    With Crosby and Textor looking on, Key makes sure he leaves the dirty work for others.

  95. Clemgeopin 96

    Suspects excavating our neo liberal modern National land of Oravida milk and dirty politics.

  96. Ecosse_Maidy 97

    Call this a competition? You gits…Hell,,,I have already dug mine and taken a piss in it! Do I win the shoveling shit comp or what?

  97. Ecosse_Maidy 98

    Two fellas at left hand side…..ffs….hurry up….we are bursting!

  98. Ecosse_Maidy 99

    You two really believed me when I said,,,,I had buried your SIS records around here,,Ha!

  99. Ecosse_Maidy 100

    The Ministry of Jerks!!!!!!!

  100. Ecosse_Maidy 101

    Dig faster you morons….the Governor told me my Knighthood was buried around here someplace!

  101. Ecosse_Maidy 102

    Ok , his Ego is massive, we aren’t gonna get Pete Georges out of here with small holes like that!

  102. Ecosse_Maidy 103

    The Pretenders non tribute band,,,,started off with “Backkkkkkkkkkk on The Chain Gang”…..It needed more work yet at the defeat party it would be perfect..

  103. Ecosse_Maidy 104

    Right seeing as Kim Dot pratt isn’t going to fund it for me……Get working on my swimming pool!

  104. Ecosse_Maidy 105

    Trust me, like i tell the electorate trusts me….If we dig a tad deeper, we shall come across a colony of live moas……!

  105. Ecosse_Maidy 106

    Excellent lads,,,,those two rugs of turf,,,will cover it…no one will see my balding spot

  106. Ecosse_Maidy 107

    Ok we started off with four spades, which of you dickheads has thieved it?

  107. Ecosse_Maidy 108

    Ok I have seen the film..we dig here….Ok there is no big W, like in the film…yet I am sure we will come across the tax cuts here

  108. Ecosse_Maidy 109

    Keys didn’t know it at the time…yet to dig up the all blacks, haka practice ground…would have repercussions that would see him in plaster in a private hospital.

  109. Ecosse_Maidy 110

    Its Ok, don’t sweat u dicks…Peter Jackson told me, this is middle earth and if we dig deep enough…We can use the live hobbit as as Slaters replacement!

  110. Ecosse_Maidy 111

    Ha you morons..digging with old fashioned spades,,,look at me with my self delusional pneumatic hammer….I am gonna beat ya!!!!

  111. Ecosse_Maidy 112

    Keys wins the shiny spade competition and declares himself exempt from any enquiries.

  112. Ecosse_Maidy 113

    This is so wrong..you two promised me, you knew where the bodies of my political opponents were buried..If your wrong you know your punishment, yes a whole day with Pete George canvassing!

  113. Ecosse_Maidy 114

    The deed was done, it took a while, yet free speech, democracy were buried far away in a field in New Zealand

  114. Ecosse_Maidy 115

    Agent one far left “has anyone told keys, you don’t find truffles like this….agent two far left” you’re joking? It just good to see the arse do some work,,shusssh..”

  115. Ecosse_Maidy 116

    Keys shows off to the press the beginning of his new holiday camps for the poor and vulnerable and anyone that votes Labour….Stalag Luft NZ1 would soon be built

  116. Potato 117

    WARNING – Disturbing content

    It was rumoured that back in 2016 President Parata and her personal hit-squad used to take former rivals out to remote locations where they would be forced to dig their own graves before being shot.

    (Please, if you find the thought of a President Parata distressing , do seek help and/or counseling and vote sensibly )

  117. Clemgeopin 118

    “Eureka, Eureka! I found it, I found it!”

    “What?”

    “Slater’s shit!”

    “Bugger that, where is Jason?”

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Shining the light on screen workers
    Improved working conditions for workers in the screen industry is now a reality with the Screen Industry Workers Bill passing its third reading today, announced Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood. “It’s fantastic to see the Screen Industry Workers Bill progress through Parliament. The new Act will strengthen protections ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 mins ago
  • Mental health resources for young people and schools launched
    Associate Minister of Education (School Operations) Jan Tinetti and Associate Minister of Education (Māori Education) Kelvin Davis have today launched two new resources to support wellbeing, and the teaching and learning of mental health education in schools and kura. “Students who are happy and healthy learn better. These resources ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    43 mins ago
  • Progress continues on future-proofing Auckland’s transport infrastructure
    Transport Minister Michael Wood has welcomed the latest progress on Auckland’s two most transformational transport projects in a generation – Auckland Light Rail and the Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections. Auckland Light Rail and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency have named preferred bidders to move each project to their next phase, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • Government supports local innovation in homelessness prevention
    Ten successful applicants in round two of the Local Innovation and Partnership Fund (LIPF) Close to $6 million allocated as part of the Homelessness Action Plan (HAP) Māori, Pasefika and rangatahi a strong focus Round three opening later this year with up to $6.8 million available. Government is stepping up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • More medicines for New Zealanders, thanks to Govt’s Budget boost
    Health Minister Andrew Little is welcoming news that two more important medicines are set to be funded, thanks to the Government’s big boost to the country’s medicines budget. “Since coming into Government in 2017, the Labour Government has increased Pharmac’s funding by 43 per cent, including a $71 million boost ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Government delivers ACC change to support 28,000 parents
    The Maternal Birth Injury and Other Matters Bill passes Third Reading – the first amendment to ACC legislation of its kind From 1 October 2022, new ACC cover to benefit approximately 28,000 birthing parents Additional maternal birth injuries added alongside new review provision to ensure cover remains comprehensive Greater clarity ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    18 hours ago
  • Further cuts for East Coast tarakihi limits to rebuild numbers faster
    Commercial catch limits for East Coast tarakihi will be reduced further to help the stock rebuild faster. “Tarakihi is a popular fish, and this has led to declining levels over time. Many adjustments have been made and the stock is recovering. I have decided on further commercial catch reductions of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • New Ambassador to Colombia announced
    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of diplomat Nicci Stilwell as the next Ambassador to Colombia. “Aotearoa New Zealand’s relationship with Colombia is fast growing with strong links across education, climate change and indigenous co-operation,” Nanaia Mahuta said.  “Trade is a key part of our relationship with Colombia, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • 3000 more RSE workers to ease workforce pressures
    The Government continues to respond to global workforce shortages by announcing the largest increase in over a decade to the Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE), providing 3000 additional places, Immigration Minister Michael Wood and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have announced. The new RSE cap will allow access to 19,000 workers ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • Sanctions on more of the Russian political elite
    Further sanctions are being imposed on members of President Putin’s inner circle and other representatives of the Russian political elite, as part of the Governments ongoing response to the war in Ukraine, says Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta. “Ukraine has been clear that the most important action we can take to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • New Principal Youth Court Judge appointed
    Judge Ida Malosi, District Court Judge of Wellington, has been appointed as the new Principal Youth Court Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Born and raised in Southland, Judge Malosi graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and spent her legal career in South Auckland.  She was a founding partner of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Visitor arrivals highest since pandemic began
    Overseas visitor arrivals exceeded 100,000 in July, for the first time since the borders closed in March 2020 Strong ski season lifts arrivals to Queenstown to at least 90% of the same period in 2019 Australia holiday recovery has continued to trend upwards New Zealand’s tourism recovery is on its ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Language provides hope for Tuvalu
    Climate change continues to present a major risk for the island nation of Tuvalu, which means sustaining te gana Tuvalu, both on home soil and in New Zealand Aotearoa, has never been more important, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said. The Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust and wider Tuvalu ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Minister Sio to attend Asian Development Bank meeting in Manila
    Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio travels to the Philippines this weekend to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors in Manila. “The ADB Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to engage with other ADB member countries, including those ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • United Nations General Assembly National Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā kua huihui mai nei i tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa, mai i tōku Whenua o Aotearoa Tuia ki runga, Tuia ki raro, ka Rongo to pō ka rongo te ao Nō reira, tēnā ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New strategy unifies all-of-Government approach to help Pacific languages thrive
    A united approach across all-of-Government underpins the new Pacific Language Strategy, announced by the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio at Parliament today. “The cornerstone of our Pacific cultures, identities and place in Aotearoa, New Zealand are our Pacific languages. They are at the heart of our wellbeing,” Aupito ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Upgrades for sporting facilities ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup
    Communities across the country will benefit from newly upgraded sporting facilities as a result of New Zealand co-hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. The Government is investing around $19 million to support upgrades at 30 of the 32 potential sporting facilities earmarked for the tournament, including pitch, lighting and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Partnership supports climate action in Latin America and Caribbean
    Aotearoa New Zealand is extending the reach of its support for climate action to a new agriculture initiative with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean. Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced a NZ$10 million contribution to build resilience, enhance food security and address the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Landmark agreement for Māori fisheries celebrates 30th year
    The 30th anniversary of the Fisheries Deed of Settlement is a time to celebrate a truly historic partnership that has helped transform communities, says Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries Rino Tirikatene. “The agreement between the Crown and Māori righted past wrongs, delivered on the Crown’s treaty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government backs initiatives to cut environmental impact of plastic waste
    The Government has today announced funding for projects that will cut plastic waste and reduce its impact on the environment. “Today I am announcing the first four investments to be made from the $50 million Plastics Innovation Fund, which was set last year and implemented a 2020 election promise,” Environment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Call for expressions of interest in appointment to the High Court Bench
    Attorney-General David Parker today called for nominations and expressions of interest in appointment to the High Court Bench.  This is a process conducted at least every three years and ensures the Attorney-General has up to date information from which to make High Court appointments.  “It is important that when appointments ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Depositor compensation scheme protects Kiwis’ money
    New Zealanders will have up to $100,000 of their deposits in any eligible institution guaranteed in the event that institution fails, under legislation introduced in Parliament today. The Deposit Takers Bill is the third piece of legislation in a comprehensive review of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New fund to help more Pacific aiga into their own homes
    The Government has launched a new housing fund that will help more Pacific aiga achieve the dream of home ownership. “The Pacific Building Affordable Homes Fund will help organisations, private developers, Māori/iwi, and NGOs build affordable housing for Pacific families and establish better pathways to home ownership within Pacific communities. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • More than 100,000 new Kiwis as halfway point reached
    Over 100,000 new Kiwis can now call New Zealand ‘home’ after the 2021 Resident Visa reached the halfway point of approvals, Minister of Immigration Michael Wood announced today. “This is another important milestone, highlighting the positive impact our responsive and streamlined immigration system is having by providing comfort to migrant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Maniapoto Claims Settlement Bill passes third reading – He mea pāhi te Maniapoto Claims Settl...
    Nā te Minita mō ngā Take Tiriti o Waitangi, nā Andrew Little,  te iwi o Maniapoto i rāhiri i tēnei rā ki te mātakitaki i te pānuitanga tuatoru o te Maniapoto Claims Settlement Bill - te pikinga whakamutunga o tā rātou whakataunga Tiriti o Waitangi o mua. "Me mihi ka ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • 50,000 more kids to benefit from equity-based programmes next year
    Another 47,000 students will be able to access additional support through the school donations scheme, and a further 3,000 kids will be able to get free and healthy school lunches as a result of the Equity Index.  That’s on top of nearly 90% of schools that will also see a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Healthy Active Learning now in 40 percent of schools across New Zealand
    A total of 800 schools and kura nationwide are now benefitting from a physical activity and nutrition initiative aimed at improving the wellbeing of children and young people. Healthy Active Learning was funded for the first time in the inaugural Wellbeing Budget and was launched in 2020. It gets regional ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Speech at 10th meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty
    Kia Ora. It is a pleasure to join you here today at this 10th meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty. This gathering provides an important opportunity to reiterate our unwavering commitment to achieving a world without nuclear weapons, for which the entry into force of this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Speech for Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit 2022
    Kia ora koutou katoa Thank you for the invitation to join you. It’s a real pleasure to be here, and to be in such fine company.  I want to begin today by acknowledging His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Sir David Attenborough in creating what is becoming akin ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New accreditation builds capacity for Emergency Management Volunteers
    Emergency Management Minister Kieran McAnulty has recognised the first team to complete a newly launched National Accreditation Process for New Zealand Response Team (NZ-RT) volunteers. “NZ-RT volunteers play a crucial role in our emergency response system, supporting response and recovery efforts on the ground. This new accreditation makes sure our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Govt strengthens trans-Tasman emergency management cooperation
    Aotearoa New Zealand continues to strengthen global emergency management capability with a new agreement between New Zealand and Australia, says Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty. “The Government is committed to improving our global and national emergency management system, and the Memorandum of Cooperation signed is another positive step towards ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Christchurch Call Initiative on Algorithmic Outcomes
    Today New Zealand, the USA, Twitter, and Microsoft, announced investment in a technology innovation initiative under the banner of the Christchurch Call.  This initiative will support the creation of new technology to understand the impacts of algorithms on people’s online experiences.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms play a growing role in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • JOINT PR: Trans-Tasman Cooperation on disaster management
    Hon Kieran McAnulty, New Zealand Minister for Emergency Management Senator The Hon Murray Watt, Federal Minister for Emergency Management Strengthening Trans-Tasman cooperation on disaster management issues was a key area of focus when Australia and New Zealand’s disaster management ministers met this week on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • More transparency, less red-tape for modernised charities sector
    The Charities Amendment Bill has been introduced today which will modernise the charities sector by increasing transparency, improving access to justice services and reducing the red-tape that smaller charities face, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “These changes will make a meaningful difference to over 28,000 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Pacific visas reopened to help boost workforce
    Work continues on delivering on a responsive and streamlined immigration system to help relieve workforce shortages, with the reopening of longstanding visa categories, Immigration Minister Michael Wood has announced.  From 3 October 2022, registrations for the Samoan Quota will reopen, and from 5 October registrations for the Pacific Access Category ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day Bill passes into law
    The Bill establishing Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day has passed its third reading. “As Queen of Aotearoa New Zealand, Her Majesty was loved for her grace, calmness, dedication, and public service. Her affection for New Zealand and its people was clear, and it was a fondness that was shared,” Michael ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New investor migrant visa opens
    The new Active Investor Plus visa category created to attract high-value investors, has officially opened marking a key milestone in the Government’s Immigration Rebalance strategy, Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash and Immigration Minister Michael Wood have announced. “The new Active Investor Plus visa replaces the previous investor visa categories, which ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New wharekura continues commitment to Māori education
    A new Year 1-13 designated character wharekura will be established in Feilding, Associate Minister of Education Kelvin Davis announced today. To be known as Te Kura o Kauwhata, the wharekura will cater for the expected growth in Feilding for years to come. “The Government has a goal of strengthening Māori ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • National minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth II
    A national minute of silence will be observed at the start of New Zealand’s State Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II, at 2pm on Monday 26 September. The one-hour service will be held at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, during a one-off public holiday to mark the Queen’s death. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to the Climate Change and Business Conference
    Tēnā koutou i tēnei ata. Good morning. Recently I had cause to say to my friends in the media that I consider that my job is only half done. So I’m going to take the opportunity of this year’s Climate and Business Conference to offer you a mid-point review. A ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago