web analytics

CYF massively underfunded

Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, July 26th, 2016 - 28 comments
Categories: child welfare, class war, families, human rights, national, quality of life, useless - Tags: , , , ,

National pays electoral homage to our vulnerable children. There is a Children’s Action Plan. There is a white paper (pdf) on vulnerable children. Child Youth and Family (CYF) is being overhauled. They talk a big game:

“These initiatives put the needs of our most vulnerable children and families at the centre of decisions on planning, programmes and resourcing,” Mr English says.

Actions speak louder:

CYF facing ‘unfunded cost pressures’ of millions, Government admits

The national state carer is facing a $56m funding shortfall, as the Ministry of Social Development tries to cover a wider shortage of $200m. …

The Government has admitted the ministry was facing cost pressures of $362.4m over four years ahead of this year’s budget. That appears to have reduced to $194.7m since Finance Minister Bill English delivered his May Budget, which included a $652m social investment package and $348m to overhaul Child, Youth and Family (CYF) and carry out current work.

Stuff has obtained documents showing the responses to a series of post-budget questions asked of the Ministry, by Parliament’s Social Services Committee. They outline three areas in which cost pressures, such as pay increases, inflation and increased demand were only partially funded.

The overall tally for full time social worker positions has dropped from 2776 in June 2010, to 2711 by March this year.

Labour’s children’s spokeswoman Jacinda Ardern said CYF was a department that could “least afford to be stretched”. “It strikes me that Child, Youth and Family has been one of the victims of Bill English trying to ensure he can deliver a surplus. “And we can’t afford to play politics or fiddle with the books when it comes to child protection issues,” she said. …

I’m not sure how much more “Brighter Future” the country can take.

28 comments on “CYF massively underfunded ”

  1. Sabine 1

    under fund a service
    create a hostile working environment
    repeatedly state that the service is broken
    sell service to private provider as they will provide a better service
    profit.

    the children? ah, who in this country cares about the wellbeing of children
    not many
    if any

    • adam 1.1

      You forgot to add, making the service impossible for other NGO’s to work with, or get information from.

      And the always popular with this government, the changing of the regulations, so no one actually knows what they are able to do, or not to do.

      • Sabine 1.1.1

        i also forget the most important bit

        pay a dame 2000$ a day to make sure the dame recommends the changes one needs to privatise
        suffer the little children cause the adults have other ideas

      • Chuck 1.1.2

        You will then be pleased to hear adam that your concerns are being addressed.

        “Currently, funding, services and strategies for supporting vulnerable children is scattered across multiple agencies, and also within those agencies. It is complex and fragmented, difficult to navigate for children, whanau and decision-makers, and there is no accountability for poor results.”

        “By the end of March next year, a new operating model will be in place, which will act as a single point of accountability so that one agency is responsible for the long-term well-being of these vulnerable children and young people.” Anne Tolley.

        • Sabine 1.1.2.1

          next. year. So the last 8.5 years mean nothing, because when year 9 hits they finally gonna do their job?

          oh, but you mean the government is working very hard so very fucking hard to under fund the service, create a hostile environment for Workers, any and all NGO’s the families in need and of course the precious children.

          In the meant time some do nothing dame is being paid 2000$ a day to produce a report that will tell the government that the child has fallen into the well and has drowned, thus no resources need to be wasted saving the child.

          And next year Anne Tolley or any other appointed National Party muppet that wants to earn his/her keep will tell the press that the services has been given over to Serco and that the new Service will be called from Cradle to Prison, Serco! 🙂

          • adam 1.1.2.1.1

            The only thing i’d add Sabine, it’s only the first of my remarks Chucky dealt with in his post. None of yours.

            So Chucky I know you’re only fledgling at this ideological purity thing, but feel free to offer no original thinking or a moral perspective – what really will make your case is to not offer a link to the lazy minister you are quoting. Cheers.

            • Sabine 1.1.2.1.1.1

              i honestly get very confused with the thread thingy. Sorry if i butted in on your fun. t’was not intentional.

              • adam

                Don’t be. I rather enjoyed your response. And jumping in is what makes the debate enjoyable, and helps us all look for answers.Yes Chucky, even you..

                That said, my point was to clarify is that he should have responded to both our remarks anyway, as my remarks were a clear continuation of yours.

              • In Vino

                With you all the way on this one, Sabine. Chucky chucks pure…

                People can work out the next word for themselves.

            • Chuck 1.1.2.1.1.2

              adam you only had one worthwhile remark to reply to in 1.1

              Yes correct, I did not directly respond to Sabine post 1.

              As for Sabine post 1.1.1 you pay for experience and expertise in any profession.

              Sabine asked and I provided a link further down the thread.

              However here it is again: https://www.msd.govt.nz/about-msd-and-our-work/work-programmes/cyf-modernisation/

        • reason 1.1.2.2

          http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/06/26/tdb-exclusive-investigation-cyf-the-hollowing-out-of-a-state-agency/

          “As announced on 1 June, last year, National was casting it’s eye over social-services as part of it’s next step in it’s privatisation agenda;”

          “a continuation of National’s attempt to privatise public services, which will always see the most vulnerable left out and National’s mates better off. In two years of charter schools, not one has enrolled a student with the highest special needs.”

          “On 26 September last year, Tolley issued stern reassurances that there would be no outsourcing of front-line services;…. Lisa Owen: “Can you rule out today that you won’t be outsourcing front-line care and protection services?”

          Anne Tolley: “Look, let’s put it to rest. This is a state responsibility. There’s no talk within government at all of outsourcing that responsibility.”

          …..”Seven months later, on 9 April, on TV3’s ‘The Nation‘, Tolley flip-flopped,”

          Anne Tolley: “Well, CYF is gone. You know, it’s finished. It’s gone.

          “It is a stark contrast that as notifications to CYF have been steady increasing since 2008 (ref1, ref2), the numbers of front-line and other support staff at the department have fallen.”

          It is also worth noting that Tolley VOTED along with the rest of Nationals Mps when they wrote Alcohol laws that ignored key advice and measures to lower Alcohol abuse …. knowing that this would keep our family violence & child abuse rates high.

          “ALCOHOL A MAJOR FACTOR
          Detective Sergeant Kylie Schaare has dealt with some of the most horrific cases the unit has seen ……. Alcohol was a major factor in the bashing, which was apparent in a lot of physical and sexual abuse cases the unit dealt with, Mrs Schaare said.”

          http://thedailyblog.co.nz/2016/06/26/tdb-exclusive-investigation-cyf-the-hollowing-out-of-a-state-agency/

        • Michelle 1.1.2.3

          Another pnats experiment on one of the most vulnerable groups in our country. So much for putting the children at the centre it is all spin must be a lot of people getting dizzy.

    • Rosemary McDonald 1.2

      “under fund a service
      create a hostile working environment
      repeatedly state that the service is broken
      sell service to private provider as they will provide a better service”

      This is exactly what the previous government did with MOH Disability Support Services. Contracted out every level.

      Been an expensive disaster for many…especially the people who have high and very high support needs.

      National has had a field day entrenching this system….and who would have thought that the ‘costs’ would just go up and up and up.

      Happy, profitable contracted providers.

      With no better supports and protections for those who most need them.

      This will happen with cyfs.

      • adam 1.2.1

        I think you laid that out rather well Rosemary. Any chance you could submit a post on it, as I do rather enjoy your remarks around disability.

        All I’d add is the issues that are arising around individualised funding, but, that is a topic in, and of itself.

        • Rosemary McDonald 1.2.1.1

          Thanks for that Adam.

          I think issues about how disabled New Zealanders are treated are too important to discuss here on TS in any great depth.

          No disrespect intended to the TS admin or community, but it is so political here (as it should be), that inevitably conversations move so far off the specific topic that the essence is lost.

          If you are seeking conversations about disability in New Zealand, try here…http://publicaddress.net/access/archive/

          We try to ensure that current issues involving disability get at least a mention, if not more in depth debate and information sharing. There are personal stories, and a couple of on going threads where issues (such as the current revision of the NZ Disability Strategy) get an airing.

          Combined, a true depth of knowledge and experience.

          For anyone with an interest in the history of disability in New Zealand, Wellington academic Hilary Stace has written four very good posts.

          Oh, and yes, bring your IF discussions….we will know what you’re talking about. 😉

  2. whispering kate 2

    I left a comment on Open Mike this morning but I think I have got it in the wrong place. I listened to Merepeka Raukawa-Tait on Breakfast TV1 7.15 this morning. She was a fantastic. Such an strong lady, she really did sock it to the Government about the moribund state of CYFS and that as they have been derelict in their duties for so long with the safety of our children that it should be disbanded and given over to people who can “gain access through the front doors” of these homes where abuse is occurring. She stated it was a shocking state of affairs where it had come down to paying informants to give up information and that the root of the problem is not being sorted out long before abuse happens.

    She is wasted wherever she is, she is badly needed to help our young ones have a safe future. Its the first time I have heard for many a long day a person who was passionate, angry and direct – and telling it how it is, not the waffling lies we have to suffer on a daily basis. What a useless Government we have with the likes of troughers like Bennett, Parata and Tolley, all useless dead wood which should have been pruned and chucked out years ago. All power to this lady and I hope she can be put to good use, She is someone we should be proud to have on our screens regularly. I salute her.

    • Johan 2.1

      “What a useless government…” WK this what happens when we have a do-nothing gov’t., a bean counter as a leader, insensitive to the needs of its people, and merely there to fill the pockets of fellow cronies.

      • Sabine 2.1.1

        the man is not a leader, heck he is not even a bean counter, he is a gambler.
        Currently he is gambling this country away. But look over there, houses in NZ now being advertised for sale in China……..go New Zealanders sell your homes and for one short day and night be a millionaire.

  3. Sabine 3

    Mrs. Tolley and the most useless Alfred Ngaro are having a bit of a meet n green again.
    Might it be time for some to show up and ask some questions?

    I wonder how much police they will need to safe guard their event from undesirable elements .

  4. Nic the NZer 4

    Good comment by Ardern, exactly on message. Govt budget surplus always amounts to a political game of fiddling with the books. Under funding CYFS hurts real families and children when CYFS fails in its duty. The same goes for under funding the health system. The same goes for under funding of education. The funding requirements of various departments should determine the governments budgeted spending, the governments spending ambitions should not impose an onerous budget constraint on the departments.

  5. save nz 5

    Shocking. We clearly need more social workers, not talk feasts and reports!

    As they sell off all the state houses and put more vunerable people into debt with dodgy courses and emergency housing bills, easy to see why we have a terrible record for child welfare.

    In fact in most international reports our ratings fall because we always fall short of child related statistics. More deaths, more violence etc.

    Isn’t it about time, a government cared a bit more about children?

    • Garibaldi 5.1

      They don’t care about the children , they only care about underfunding, failing, then privatising.

    • Chuck 5.2

      “Shocking. We clearly need more social workers, not talk feasts and reports!”

      So your idea is to keep on doing the same thing and achieving the same results?

      “A study found that by the age of 21, for children with a care placement who were born in the 12 months to June 1991:

      Almost 90 per cent are on a benefit
      Around 25 per cent are on a benefit with a child
      Almost 80 per cent do not have NCEA Level 2
      More than 30 per cent have a Youth Justice referral by age 18
      Almost 20 per cent have had a custodial sentence
      Almost 40 per cent have had a community sentence

      “On top of this the panel found that:

      “less than 25 per cent of CYF staff work directly with children in need of care and protection, and Less than 1 per cent of staff have a dedicated professional support role, such as psychologists and therapists.

      “Quite simply the current system is not delivering effectively for vulnerable children and young people. It is not allowing our social workers to do their job, which should be spending most of their time supporting vulnerable children and families.”

      The Government is implementing the recommendations from the panel report by 03/2017.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Iwi receive Treaty Settlement adjustments
    An adjustment payment has been made to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu under the relativity mechanisms in their 1995 and 1997 Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little announced today. Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu have received $93,000 and $88,000 respectively to ensure the value of their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 hours ago
  • One more day for border workers to get vaccinated; rates already above 98%
    New Zealand’s border workers have stepped up to help protect their whānau and fellow Kiwis, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today.  As of this morning over 98% of the active border workforce have received at least one dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, and 93% are fully vaccinated. “This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 hours ago
  • Govt delivers more wellbeing support to Rainbow young people
    The Government has increased its targeted mental health and wellbeing investment for Rainbow young people, taking the total amount of funding past its manifesto commitment. “Earlier this year the Government announced the first investment of $4-million specifically for Rainbow mental wellbeing initiatives aimed at young people – this has now ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Government to transform Oranga Tamariki
    The Government has accepted all the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Board set up to provide advice on how to fix the child care and protection system, Kelvin Davis has announced. Decision making and resources to be shifted to communities, with children and whānau at the centre of the system ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Government helps protect jobs and incomes for Arts and Culture sector
    The Government will provide a targeted support package of repriortised funding to protect jobs and incomes in the arts and culture sector as it faces the ongoing challenges of Delta, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “As we continue to secure New Zealand’s economic recovery, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Bill to transform drinking water safety passes
    The Government today passed legislation that will transform drinking water safety and improve environmental outcomes for our wastewater and stormwater networks. “The Water Services Act gives Taumata Arowai the legal authority to carry out its duties as New Zealand’s dedicated water regulator. This represents a major transformational advance for the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor to travel to Europe and US to support economic re...
    Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor will travel to Europe and the United States on Thursday this week to advance New Zealand’s trade and economic interests with key partners, including representing New Zealand at the G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Italy. It follows recent engagement between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Asia New Zealand Foundation Chair and Board members announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Dame Fran Wilde, DNZM, QSO, as the new Chair to the Board of the Asia New Zealand Foundation – Te Whītau Tūhono. “Dame Fran Wilde has been a trustee since 2019 and I am confident that her experience and deep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Latest KiwiSaver Annual Report shows promising benefits for members
    The latest KiwiSaver Annual Report from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), highlights how Government’s recent policy tweaks have positively benefitted New Zealanders, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said today. “Fourteen people so far have withdrawn their funds early thanks to a rule modification made in March this year. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Reasons for permitted travel across Alert Level boundary expanded
    From 11:59pm tonight additional reasons for permitted travel will be introduced for movement across the Auckland boundary, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “As this outbreak has shown Delta is highly transmissible, and in order to be confident of controlling its spread, restrictions at the Alert Level boundary have been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Tenancy measures introduced to further support COVID-19 impacted businesses and tenants
    The Government has introduced changes to help ease the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on both commercial and residential tenancies. As part of the COVID-19 Response Legislation Bill introduced to Parliament, measures are being taken to help businesses resolve disputes over commercial rent, as well as provide greater certainty for landlords ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Details of interest deductibility rules released
    The Government has released the draft legislation outlining the details of the policy limiting the deductibility of interest costs on residential property investments. Finance Minister Grant Robertson said the interest limitation proposals, announced in March, aim to stem investor demand for existing residential properties. They do not affect the main ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • GPS sets long-term direction for housing, urban development
    The Government has today laid out its long-term vision for housing and urban development in Aotearoa New Zealand, ensuring we have the infrastructure and homes needed to nurture thriving communities in the decades to come. The Housing Minister Megan Woods says the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government welcomes collaboration between Vector and X
    A move by Vector to form a strategic collaboration with X, (formerly Google X) to work together on the virtualisation of the Auckland electricity grid highlights the type of innovation that can help decarbonise and decentralise the electricity system, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods. “The visualisation of New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • PM farewells Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy
    The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy completes her five year term as Governor-General of New Zealand today. “Today marks the end of an eventful term of office for Dame Patsy and I want to acknowledge and thank her for her tireless service to New Zealand over the last five years,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government delivers on improving health and equity outcomes for women
    ACC cover for maternal childbirth injuries Government working to improve and strengthen maternity services The Government is laying the foundations for a better future by improving equity and health outcomes for women through amending ACC legislation and an updated Maternity Action Plan. “Amongst a suite of changes, we’re proposing to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Speech at launch of the Dementia Economic Impact Report
    E nga mana E nga reo E nga iwi Tēna kotou katoa Ka huri ki nga mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēna koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. No reira tēna koutou katoa Acknowledgements Thank you ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Backing world-class innovation in New Zealand
    $12 million Government investment to support cutting-edge R&D in New Zealand by international businesses Dawn Aerospace and Merlin Labs join Innovative Partnership’s Airspace Integration Trials programme MOU signed with Air New Zealand to conduct a nationwide feasibility study into sustainable aviation fuels The Government is propelling cutting-edge innovation through a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • One-way quarantine free travel dates confirmed for RSE scheme
    From 4 October RSE workers from Vanuatu can begin arriving into New Zealand From 12 October RSE workers Samoa and Tonga from can begin arriving into New Zealand As part of a programme of work to reopen our borders and reconnect with the world, the Government has announced quarantine free ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More community grants to support youth mental wellbeing
    The Government continues to make more mental health and wellbeing supports available to young people to ensure services are there when and where they need them, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “More than twenty community-led projects have now received a funding boost through The Youth Mental Wellbeing Fund to keep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Self-isolation pilot to start with 150 people
    The goal of safely re-opening our borders and developing new ways for people to travel will start with a self-isolation pilot, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “As part of the Reconnecting New Zealanders plan announced in August, the self-isolation pilot will look at self-isolation for vaccinated travellers who ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Poroporoaki: Waka Joseph Nathan
    E Waka e, kei hea ra koe, kua ngaro nei i te iwi e, E kawe nei i ngā rongo, i ngā mahara mōu, i ngā wawata i hua mai i a koe. E Waka e, haere ra, kei te tuahu koe o te ati a toa, Kei poho tonu ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Canterbury school students get hands-on with food and fibre careers
    Secondary school students in Canterbury will have the breadth of food and fibre careers showcased to them thanks to a new initiative launched today, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) Canterbury is a collaboration between the Ministry for Primary Industries and SmartNZ, a charitable trust that connects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Tuvalu language revival and COVID-19
    Te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu 2021 - Tuvalu Language Week moves online due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 said the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  “However it is a timely reminder of the power of embracing both traditional and new ways of doing things. It has been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Strengthened reporting will improve abortion and sterilisation services
    Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced new data and reporting regulations which will help improve abortion and sterilisation services in New Zealand, by painting a clearer picture of the need in our communities. “The Government is committed to ensuring everyone who needs to access abortion services can, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • United Nations General Assembly: 76th General Debate Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā o tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Prestigious people, Speakers of note, Chiefs one and all of this General Assembly Ngā mihi mahana ki o koutou katoa, mai i toku Whenua o Aotearoa Warm greetings to you all from my home ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum prioritises women’s economic empowerment
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today chaired the virtual APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum, which is working to address outstanding issues for women and girls across the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum brought together Ministers and representatives from 21 economies to discuss gender ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government invests in restoring iconic South Canterbury river valleys
    The Government is investing up to $18.4 million over four years to create jobs and help restore braided river valleys, alpine and pastoral lands in the South Island as part of its Jobs for Nature programme Land Information Minister, Damien O’Connor announced. Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Upper Hauraki to move to Alert Level 2
    Upper Hauraki will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow, 25 September, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. After positive cases were detected in the Upper Hauraki area on Sunday, extra Alert Level restrictions were put in place to immediately prevent any wider transmission of the virus.  “We’ve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Report into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system released
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed the findings of an independent review into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system, which regulates the export of goods to foreign militaries, police forces or paramilitaries. Produced by David Smol, a former Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of Brett Crowley of Wellington as a District Court Judge.  He is currently the Wellington Public Defender and started his career as a staff solicitor working in a range of litigation including criminal defence work. He went to the bar in 1999 specialising ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Mental health stocktake shows strong progress
    The first report of the Government’s Implementation Unit has found strong progress has been made since the Mental Health and Addictions Package was announced in 2019. “The report notes most initiatives funded in the Budget 2019 package are on track to deliver what is expected by 2023/24,” Grant Robertson said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Working together to grow the West Coast
    A project that has been crucial in allowing businesses to continue during the tourism downturn is among a number of initiatives to receive a boost from the Government’s Jobs For Nature programme, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Sustaining South Westland is an extension of an initiative set up last year ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Next steps to improve safety in wake of Whakaari White Island tragedy
    The Government is moving to improve safety in light of the Whakaari White Island tragedy and has released proposals to reinforce safety standards in registered adventure activities. The package of proposals includes: Strengthening requirements for how operators, landowners and the regulator manage natural hazard risks Improving how risks are monitored, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to the Pacific and AstraZeneca vaccines to the COVAX Facility, to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. “New Zealand is donating 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Speech to the Property Council of New Zealand
    Kia ora koutou katoa   Is it a pleasure to be able to speak with you today, and to be able to answer some questions you may have. I would like to acknowledge the organisers of this event, the Property Council. The theme of this year’s conference is City Shapers. Together ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Additional MIQ for Christchurch
    An additional hotel will be added to our network of managed isolation and quarantine facilities, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I have approved and Cabinet is in the final stages of signing off The Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch as a new managed isolation facility,” Chris Hipkins said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • NZ COVID-19 response earns another major digital investment
    Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Amazon’s Web Services’ (AWS) decision to establish a Cloud Region on New Zealand shores, further boosting New Zealand’s growing digital sector, and providing a vote of confidence in the direction of New Zealand’s economic recovery. “Amazon is the second ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New Zealand invests in cutting edge cancer R&D
    Scaling up the manufacture of CAR T-cell cancer therapy for clinical trials Advancing New Zealand’s biomedical manufacturing capability Supporting future international scientific collaborations Transforming cancer care with targeted, affordable solutions Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced that the fight against COVID-19 will not stop the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Expert group appointed to lead New Zealand’s future health system
    An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This Government is building a truly national health system to provide consistent, high-quality health services right across the country. This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago