web analytics

Daily Review 03/07/2018

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 3rd, 2018 - 44 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

Daily review is also your post.

This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day.

The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

44 comments on “Daily Review 03/07/2018 ”

    • AsleepWhileWalking 2.1

      From RNZ

      Lawyer Catriona MacLennan said the seven-year fight would have been “enough to break” most people.

      “I don’t think people can understand the thousands of hours she’s had to waste on this, looking for bits of paper, producing them over and over, justifying, explaining where every dollar came from and where it went.

      “And it was just an incredible waste of time. She was bringing up her kids and to have this hanging over her and constantly stressing her is just appalling and completely unnecessary.”

      • AsleepWhileWalking 2.1.1

        3000 hrs@ 16/hr (about ave min wage across this time) =

        $48,000 seems a good start.

        • Draco T Bastard 2.1.1.1

          She’s been legal work and lawyers charge more $200/hour.

          Seems more correct.

  1. Just listening to it on Checkpoint – a solo mother of two fought MSD for seven years finally got a judgement in her favour – bank loans as income – for God’s sake!

    But what really pisses me off is that MSD presumably fought this case ‘in my name and in the name of all the taxpayers of New Zealand.’

    No, sorry, not in my name! Go after the rich tax bludgers/avoiders in my name, with my blessing, but leave the beneficiaries alone!

    Oops, should have been a reply to Anne.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 3.1

      +1

      How much did hounding this lady cost *us*?

      She deserves compensation for stress and humiliation.

    • BM 3.2

      Minimising tax is not a crime.

      Tax avoidance is though and lots of money has been put into the pursuit of people who don’t fulfil their tax obligations.

      • Ad 3.2.1

        You will be particularly pleased to see that the Taxation (Neutralising Base Erosion and Profit Shifting) Bil passed its third reading last week in Parliament under a Labour-led government, after 9 years of the previous government letting foreign corporates run away with profits while paying almost zero contribution to our society through tax.

        • Antoine 3.2.1.1

          Bet this work started under National and was simply continued by Labour

          A.

      • Pingao 3.2.2

        Tax evasion is a crime. Tax avoidance is not.

        • BM 3.2.2.1

          Correct, sorry about that, evasion, not avoidance.

          Also, fuck this having to always put in your details every time you post it’s such a pain in the arse.

          Come on lprent this is basic stuff.

          [Do you use a Vodafone network? It seems to be an intermittent problem – MS]

          • BM 3.2.2.1.1

            I’m on fibre through My republic, being on vodafone shouldn’t be an issue though. This is a cookie issue.

            • Incognito 3.2.2.1.1.1

              Yes, this has been a constant issue since that first major server problem IIRC.

              In addition, I cannot see who’s replied to any of my comments (used to be on the RH side of the page, next to Comments and Opinions) and the Search functionality is also affected.

          • mary_a 3.2.2.1.2

            @ BM … same here. Been having to log in my details since the change. And I’m not on Vodafone.

      • Draco T Bastard 3.2.3

        That depends upon how it’s minimised doesn’t it?

        And then that’s basic truth that you RWNJs just don’t seems to get: Just because it’s legal doesn’t mean that it’s right.

        All immoral behaviour needs to be illegal.

        Of course, that would really fuck up capitalism because capitalism is immoral.

        • JohnSelway 3.2.3.1

          Given we all have varying standards of what constitutes immoral I think your blanket statement is completely hopeless.

          Is cheating on your partner immoral? I think so – my dad didn’t. Should he be guilty of a crime or not?

          Is lying immoral? Most would say yes but am I guilty of a crime because I told my girlfriend I had a single glass of wine when I had a full bottle? Should I be charged with Lying and fined if found out?

          I don’t think you have thought this through

          • Draco T Bastard 3.2.3.1.1

            Cheating on your partner has always grounds for divorce.
            Lying to your girlfriend is also grounds for breakups. If you lie to her how can she trust you?

            When it comes to paying the proper taxes taxes and ripping people off I’m pretty sure that you’ll find that most of us actually agree that it should be a crime. There’s going to be some resistance from those who think these things are good though and from those that simply will want to hold on to what they know.

            • JohnSelway 3.2.3.1.1.1

              Yes but it isn’t illegal and you don’t decide others morals. Some people have open marriages whereas some people find it inmoral. You don’t decide – others decide.

              Basically your suggestion relies on us all having the same moral compass – yours.

      • AB 3.2.4

        A lot of what currently passes as legal avoidance should be illegal as it is contrary to the spirit an intention of the law. As well as being unethical.
        Going after the avoiders simply requires a preliminary law change. Simplification of the tax code to remove loopholes would probably help. Ideally, any sort of complex structures in someone’s tax affairs would be prima facie evidence of evasion.

    • Bearded Git 3.3

      +1000 senor veitch

    • Tricledrown 3.4

      I would like to know who ordered this draconian illegal directive Paula Bennett was in charge of MSD at the time remember she exposed private information around the same time.

  2. Marcus Morris 4

    In October last year Stuff ran a report on an address Sir Peter Gluckman gave at the NZBio Biotechnology Conference in Wellington. In his address Sir Peter suggested that, in the face of the rapid development of synthetics foods, including, and particularly, “milk” it would be an opportune moment to reopen the conversation around genetically modified food. He alluded strongly to this same theme in a recent interview with Liam Dann.

    Sir Peter was appointed to the position of Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister of New Zealand in the first year of John Key’s premiership. His qualifications for the position are impeccable.

    Unless I was singularly unobservant I can recall very little that came from his office during the nine years that National was in office. Now, in the last nine months (of his tenure incidentally) he has made three observations that have been of considerable significance and certainly controversial. Firstly he argued against the building of the so called mega prison tacitly supporting the Labour Parties aim of reducing the national muster (which sent amateur criminologist Garth McVicar into an apoplectic fit). Secondly he destroyed totally the “science” of P contaminated houses and thirdly he has reopened the whole GM debate.

    My point is this. For a man so qualified in his field, why did it take him so long to “go public” on these issues. Surely he could have made his pronouncement on P several years ago. Could he have been under some kind of political constraint?

    Given Sir Peter’s latest observations on GM food I am stunned that there has not been more reaction – on this site in particular.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 4.1

      I think science is a very politically constrained field

      • McFlock 4.1.1

        It is if one works for the government.

        • Johnr 4.1.1.1

          True. Unfortunately if your a scientist the labour market is pretty much limited to govt employment, either uni’s or govt research instaitutes. As a result, if you value your income, any dissenting opinions must be muzzled

          • McFlock 4.1.1.1.1

            not so much as a researcher (although big calls need big evidence to support them), but when you work in the PM’s office, I suspect the topics you can speak freely on are up to the boss.

            Whether that also applies to the general advice one might give in meetings is also up to the boss.

            • Incognito 4.1.1.1.1.1

              I’ll repeat the comment I made late last night:

              Nah, it is the difference between Sir Peter Gluckman, Advisor to the powers that be and Prof. Dr Peter Gluckman, Scientist and seeker of truth by application of the scientific method who adds to [the] body of knowledge produced by many over many years in order understand and explain the physical world we live in to his fellow humans for the benefit of all. The poor guy simply had lost his good hat for the most part of nine long years …

              Doofus of the week – July 1, 2018

              • McFlock

                Sounds like judgemental bs to me, but whatevs.
                I compare gluckman against independent commissioners who are actually free to state their opinions. Even they have unofficial constraints.

          • Incognito 4.1.1.1.2

            As a result, if you value your income, any dissenting opinions must be muzzled

            They can muzzle people but they cannot muzzle opinions expressed in independent forums …

            • McFlock 4.1.1.1.2.1

              And the village idiot has more opinions than anyone.

              The scientific opinion of the PM’s advisor carries more weight than that of a cleaner, even if they share the same opinion.

              Muzzle the person, you muzzle the experience and status that makes their opinion information rather than random speculation.

              • Incognito

                I disagree.

                A scientific ‘opinion’ has to stand on its own regardless of who puts it forward with the necessary scientific support (e.g. data, logic, reasoning, etc.).

                If an anonymous scientist (let’s call them “the Village Idiot” or “The Janitor”) were to go into a scientific argument with Sir Peter Gluckman here on TS why would you favour Gluckman from the outset? This bias is a known issue in the (peer) review of science.

                Here’s a nice story that’s somewhat linked to the above: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Student%27s_t-test#History

                • McFlock

                  If every single scientific argument I saw here interested me to the degree that I was willing to work it from basic principles, I’d agree.

                  But few if anyone has the breadth and depth to do that for every time people disagree. Hell, wasn’t there a Fukushima explosion argument yesterday? I know fuckall about secondary steam systems in nuclear plants. So if the architect of the reactor came here and said claim xyz was bullshit, I’d probably go with that commenter over the person making the claim. The only exception would be if they were patently wrong, a condition that is more rare than one might expect.

                  • Marcus Morris

                    An interesting debate. So it would appear that the position CSA to the PM is a somewhat dubious one. The incumbent could well find himself between a rock and a hard place. Acquiesce and remain silent or publish and be damned. I am sure that Sir Peter has held the views, alluded to in my first post, for some time and now that the “shackles” are off he has made those views public. I am sure too that in the case of prisons and methamphetamine usage the Labour government would be very happy to endorse them. Given the Green party antipathy towards GM modified food those thoughts might not be quite so welcome.

                    Am I crediting John Key with too much guile to suggest that his appointment of Sir Peter might have been to have had this most “senior and respected scientist” at his bidding. Had the National Party still been in office would Sir Peter’s revelations seen the “light of day”. One can only speculated but I for one am very glad that these particular issues, backed by serious scientific research are in the public domain.

                    • McFlock

                      It’s not even “publish and be damned”. Depending on where one is in the state service/public service/department, drafts can be reviewed by anyone from departmental specialists to the minister themselves. And then there are constraints set beforehand – like the instructions in Florida that their environmental agency can’t use the words “global warming” or “climate change”.

                      I suspect that Key’s office gave more guidance on what advice was expected than Ardern’s does (although Curran might be inclined). But the other thing is that we’re still in the period where observed problems are the last government’s fault. Might be interesting to see where we are in six years…

  3. AsleepWhileWalking 5

    Well I hope all these nasty little fuckers get prosecuted by the SPCA.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12081853

    • Ed 5.1

      I fear for their children.
      And their partners.

    • Naki man 5.2

      Agree, i hope the school deals to them too, sick little fucks.

      • Chris 5.2.1

        Yes, the school certainly needs to. But it’ll be interesting to see what happen here. Principal Patrick Walsh is a right wing fucker. If not enough happens we’ll know why.

  4. Robert Guyton 6

    “National MP Nikki Kaye is incredibly saddened by her stepbrother’s conviction for first-degree murder in the United States.

    “It’s an incredibly sad and difficult time for all those affected by this,” Kaye said.

    Aucklander Clinton Forbel Thinn could face the death penalty or a minimum of 25 years in prison after being found guilty of strangling his 30-year-old cellmate Lyle Woodward in a San Diego jail in 2016.”

  5. Brigid 7

    “It’s an incredibly sad and difficult time for all those affected by this,” Kaye said.

    I really do get the feeling she’s not including the dead person or his family.

    • Tricledrown 7.1

      Thinn has joined a white supremacist gang Aryan Nation.
      His lawyer was making excuses for him like he was late for his bank robbery and his claim that he was scared of his cell mate when in reality he was getting credit from the gang for murdering someone he won’t see the light of day ever.

  6. Naki man 8

    How long have you been psychic??

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Pause on Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales extended
    The pause on Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand will continue for a further 12 days, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says.  There are now 36 recent community cases of COVID-19 in New South Wales – including four not yet linked to the existing outbreak that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    18 mins ago
  • Address to the INZBC 7th International Summit 2021
    Day 2, India New Zealand Business Council 7th International Summit, Auckland (speech delivered virtually) Tēnā koutou katoa, Namaste, Sat sri akal, Assalamualaikum  Good morning and good evening to you all, Thank you for this opportunity to be with you virtually today. The India New Zealand Business Council has put together ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 hours ago
  • Government commits $4 million additional support for flood-affected Canterbury farmers
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today announced the Government is injecting a further $4 million into relief funding to support flood-affected Canterbury farmers who are recovering from the damage of a historic one in 200 year flood. An additional $100,000 will also be provided to the Mayoral Relief Fund to support ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Appointment of Queen’s Counsel
    Attorney-General David Parker today announced the appointments of 10 Queen’s Counsel.   The newly appointed Silks are:   Auckland – Lynda Kearns, Stephen McCarthy, Ronald Mansfield, Alan (Fletcher) Pilditch, Davey Salmon, Laura O’Gorman  Wellington – Greg Arthur, Michael Colson, Victoria Heine  Christchurch – Kerryn Beaton   “The criteria for appointment recognise that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates victorious Black Caps
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has congratulated Kane Williamson and the Black Caps for their victory over India in the final of the inaugural Cricket World Test Championship. “The Black Caps have made New Zealand proud. This was a masterful performance from a team at the top of their game and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Further action to tackle cervical cancer
    Parliament has taken another step to help reduce the number of women who develop cervical cancer, with the Health (National Cervical Screening Programme) Amendment Bill passing its third reading. “I am very pleased by the robust consideration this Bill has received. It will ensure technology allows healthcare providers to directly ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • $500 million seized from gangs and criminals
    A significant Government milestone has been reached with $500 million in cash and assets seized from gangs and criminals by Police over the past four years, Police Minister Poto Williams announced today. “During our last term in office, this target was set for 2021 with Police as part of our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • Congratulations to the Black Caps – World Champions
    Minister of Sport and Recreation Grant Robertson has congratulated the Black Caps as the deserved winners of the inaugural World Test Cricket Championship. “The Black Caps have pulled off a remarkable and deserved win in the World Test Championship final against India.  The final is the culmination of two years ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • Alert Level 2 in Wellington, Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast
    Alert Level 2 measures are now in place for Wellington, Wairarapa and Kāpiti Coast to the north of Ōtaki, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. These measures are precautionary, following the potential exposure of New Zealanders to a COVID-19 case from Sydney. The person visited a range of locations in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Speech to the India New Zealand Business Council Summit
    5pm, Wednesday 23 June 2021 [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] Tuia te Rangi e tū nei Tuia te Papa e takoto nei Tuia te here tangata Ka rongo te pō, ka rongo te Ao Tihei Mauri Ora   Introduction Namaskar, tēnā koe and good evening. Thank you for your kind invitation to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Financial support for caregivers widened
    Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has welcomed changes that will make it easier for caregivers looking after children outside of the state care system to access much-needed financial assistance. The Social Security (Financial Assistance for Caregivers) Amendment Bill will also allow these caregivers to access further benefits previously unavailable to them. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Agencies to have powers to secure maritime domain
    A Bill introduced to Parliament today aims to prevent serious criminal offending at sea, including transnational offending and organised crime, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced. “Aotearoa New Zealand will be better placed to keep our maritime environment secure against threats like drugs trafficking, wildlife trafficking and human trafficking with the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Critical support for New Zealand’s budding researchers
    Fellowships to attract and retain talented researchers in the early stages of their career, have been awarded to 30 New Zealanders, Associate Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. “I am pleased to congratulate these researchers, who will be receiving funding through the MBIE Science Whitinga Fellowship. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Bill to stop taxpayers having to fund oil field decommissions
    The Government is preventing taxpayers picking up the bill for the decommissioning of oil fields, says Energy and Resource Minister Dr Megan Woods.  “After the Crown had to take responsibility for decommissioning the Tui oil field, it became clear to me that the current requirements around decommissioning are inadequate and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand to pause
    New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand will be paused while the source of infection of new cases announced in Sydney is investigated, says COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. There are 10 new community cases of COVID-19 today in New South Wales, taking the Australian ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Milestone reached for Iwi Affiliation Population Counts
    Iwi affiliation data released today provides updated population counts for all iwi and addresses gaps in Māori data originating from the 2018 Census, says Associate Minister of Statistics Meka Whaitiri. “The release of the 2018 Iwi Affiliation Estimated Counts is a really important step, and I acknowledge the hard work ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill passes first reading
    Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little welcomed Ngāti Rangitihi to Parliament today to witness the first reading of The Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill. “I know it took a lot of hard work, time and patience by all parties involved to reach this significant milestone. I am honoured to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Speech to the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa
    Mihi Tēnā tātou katoa Kei ngā pou o te whare hauora ki Aotearoa, kei te mihi. Tēnā koutou i tā koutou pōwhiri mai i ahau. E mihi ana ki ngā taura tangata e hono ana i a tātou katoa, ko te kaupapa o te rā tērā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Infrastructure Acceleration Fund opening for business
    Criteria to access at least $1 billion of the $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF), announced in March, is now available, and an invitation for expressions of interest will be released on 30 June, Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced.  “This is a key milestone in our plan to accelerate ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Bringing back the health of Hauraki Gulf
    New marine protection areas and restrictions on fishing are among a raft of changes being put in place to protect the Hauraki Gulf for future generations. The new strategy, Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan, released today, draws on input from mana whenua, local communities, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Speech to AI Forum – Autonomous Weapons Systems
    AI Forum New Zealand, Auckland Good evening and thank you so much for joining me this evening. I’d like to start with a thank you to the AI Forum Executive for getting this event off the ground and for all their work and support to date. The prospect of autonomous ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Zealand boosts support to Fiji for COVID-19 impact
    Aotearoa New Zealand is providing additional support to Fiji to mitigate the effects of the current COVID-19 outbreak on vulnerable households, Foreign Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced today. “Recognising the increasingly challenging situation in Fiji, Aotearoa will provide an additional package of assistance to support the Government of Fiji and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Round 2 of successful energy education fund now open
    $1.65 million available in Support for Energy Education in Communities funding round two Insights from SEEC to inform future energy hardship programmes Community organisations that can deliver energy education to households in need are being invited to apply for the second funding round of the Support for Energy Education in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Ngarimu scholarships to target vocational training
    Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis today announced three new scholarships for students in vocational education and training (VET) are to be added to the suite of prestigious Ngarimu scholarships. “VET learners have less access to study support than university students and this is a way to tautoko their learning dreams ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Recognising the volunteers who support our health system
    Nominations have opened today for the 2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, as part of National Volunteer Week. “We know that New Zealanders donate at least 159 million hours of volunteer labour every year,” Minister of Health Andrew Little said in launching this year’s awards in Wellington. “These people play ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Drug Free Sport supported to deal with new doping challenges
    Drug Free Sport New Zealand will receive a funding boost to respond to some of the emerging doping challenges across international sport. The additional $4.3 million over three years comes from the Sport Recovery Fund announced last year. It will help DFSNZ improve athletes’ understanding of the risks of doping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government support for South Auckland community hit by tornado
    The Government is contributing $100,000 to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support Auckland communities impacted by the Papatoetoe tornado, Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi says. “My heart goes out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one, and to those who have been injured. I ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Celebrating World Refugee Day
    World Refugee Day today is an opportunity to celebrate the proud record New Zealanders have supporting and protecting refugees and acknowledge the contribution these new New Zealanders make to our country, the Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi said. “World Refugee Day is also a chance to think about the journey ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Face to face meeting delivers significant progress on NZ-UK FTA
    New Zealand and the UK have committed to accelerating their free trade agreement negotiations with the aim of reaching an agreement in principle this August, Trade Minister Damien O’Connor announced. “We’ve held constructive and productive discussions towards the conclusion of a high-quality and comprehensive FTA that will support sustainable and inclusive trade, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government taking action to protect albatross
    New population figures for the critically endangered Antipodean albatross showing a 5 percent decline per year highlights the importance of reducing all threats to these very special birds, Acting Minister of Conservation Dr Ayesha Verrall says. The latest population modelling, carried out by Dragonfly Data Science, shows the Antipodean albatross ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Adoption laws under review
    New Zealand’s 66-year-old adoption laws are being reviewed, with public engagement beginning today.  Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said the Government is seeking views on options for change to our adoption laws and system. “The Adoption Act has remained largely the same since 1955. We need our adoption laws to reflect ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Wider roll-out of cameras on boats to support sustainability and protect marine life
    Up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels will be fitted with on-board cameras by 2024 as part of the Government’s commitment to protect the natural marine environment for future generations.  Minister for Oceans and Fisheries David Parker today announced the funding is now in place for the wider roll out ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Plan for vaccine rollout for general population announced
    New Zealanders over 60 will be offered a vaccination from July 28 and those over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The rollout of the vaccine to the general population will be done in age groups as is the approach commonly used overseas, with those over ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand introduces Belarus travel bans
    New Zealand has imposed travel bans on selected individuals associated with the Lukashenko regime, following ongoing concerns about election fraud and human rights abuses after the 2020 Belarus elections, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced. The ban covers more than fifty individuals, including the President and key members of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • NZ economy grows driven by households, construction and business investment
    The Government’s efforts to secure the recovery have been reflected in the robust rebound of GDP figures released today which show the economy remains resilient despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grant Robertson said. GDP increased 1.6 percent in the first three months of 2021. The Treasury had ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Milestone 250th tower continues to improve rural connectivity
    The Government has welcomed the completion of the 250th 4G mobile tower, as part of its push for better rural connectivity. Waikato’s Wiltsdown, which is roughly 80 kilometres south of Hamilton, is home to the new tower, deployed by the Rural Connectivity Group to enable improved service to 70 homes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria to lift on Tuesday
    Following a further public health assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Melbourne, New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria has been extended to 11.59pm on Tuesday 22 June, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. It has been determined that the risk to public health in New Zealand continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister mourns passing of Dr Sir Ian Hassall
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is mourning the passing of Dr Sir Ian Hassall, New Zealand’s first Children’s Commissioner and lifelong champion for children and children’s health. As a paediatrician Sir Ian contributed to a major world-first cot death study that has been directly credited with reducing cot deaths in New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • APEC structural reform meeting a success
    APEC ministers have agreed working together will be crucial to ensure economies recover from the impact of COVID-19. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs David Clark, chaired the virtual APEC Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting today which revolved around the overarching theme of promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Digital hub to boost investment in forestry
    A new website has been launched at Fieldays to support the forestry sector find the information it needs to plant, grow and manage trees, and to encourage investment across the wider industry. Forestry Minister Stuart Nash says the new Canopy website is tailored for farmers, iwi and other forestry interests, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago