web analytics

Daily Review 07/08/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 7th, 2017 - 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 07/08/2017 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Wow Kennedy Graham and David Clendon are saying that Metiria should stand down as co leader … breaking news … maybe there will be two changes of leadership on the left?

    • Ad 1.1

      The Greens are drowning in negative media, and clearly struggling to break out of the downward news cycle.

      Well, it worked for Labour!

    • Carolyn_nth 1.2

      Clendon & Graham are expendable. B ye bye guys. Swarbrick and Holt can then go up on the list.

      How can the GP change leaders when a selection new leader has to go to the membership? Impossible this close to election.

      According to RNZ, GP insider says those 2 are disgruntled and have done little campaigning.

      Apparently Gower is saying the 2 MPs have quit, not just threatened to.

      • ScottGN 1.2.1

        Kennedy Graham, one of the old eco-warriors who used to be the whole point of The Greens is expendable? What a bloody mess.

    • Ben 1.3

      I wonder if any other Green MPs have the guts to make the same stand.

      • Hanswurst 1.3.1

        I wonder if any of the other Green MPs has the sense of élitist, middle-class disdain to make the same stand. Thankfully, I doubt it.

    • mauī 1.4

      Oh boy. I think Dave has had his day though.

    • I wish I had kiwisaver investments in the bill board printing game.

    • Bill 1.6

      Metiria lost her bottle once – just after that drubbing by WINZ and subsequent mobbing by media over false electoral address bullshit and further subsequent bullshit from Ardern about a cabinet position.

      She has to not lose it twice!

      Fuck those clowns is all I can say. They’ve bought the whole “she condones” nonsense that’s been flying around.

      Maybe she should put a call in to Jeremy and ask for some tips on standing unbowed?

      • weka 1.6.1

        Yeah, the use of the word ‘condone’ by those men (assuming it’s been reported correctly) falls into the unforgivable bracket for me. That and talking to the media before the party could announce something.

        The thing that worries me is that to have bottle you’ve got have physical reserves to draw on, and Turei and Shaw are starting to look seriously tired and stressed. Not as bad as Little was, but 7 weeks is a long time to hold that together and have to fight such a big fight.

        On the other hand, there’s an opportunity here for them to break greenieleft.

        • adam

          And mention that word, the one that worries the hell out of everyone on the right.

          Social Democracy.

          • weka

            Yeah, tbh, I’m not sure what would be the best way for them to break greenieleft, NZ style.

            I get what you and Bill say about breaking left in traditional left terms. And talking about social democracy is probably good, although I’m not sure this close to the election. It’s that balance between getting to the people and fending off the MSM and RW PR shitstorm. Sanders and Corbyn did the groundwork, but those are very different countries and cultures to here, it’s like we need to find our own version.

            • outofbed

              Ok by accident or design
              We never ever command media attention like this. we can be relentlessly positive have great policies great conferences and we get shots of morris dancing on the 6 o’clock news. it was always so
              So this is a fantastic opportunity grap hold of that news cycle bang out those radical leftie policies nothing to lose. There must be 20% lefties out there.

              Highlight mental health care and suicide rates
              Bang on about affordable state housing
              Campaign on the living wage.
              Highlight investment in public transport
              Promise to do what it takes to make our rivers swimmable
              BE BOLD

        • Sabine

          i have said it before and i say it again.

          Labour needs the Green Party more then the Green Party needs Labour.

          at the end of the day, Labour can not run alone, might run a while with Winston and we all can guess how long that will go well.

          The Green Party however is comfortable in the role of opposition. They are comfortable to work accross the aile, and have a decent record of doing so.

          So if labour thinks it can throw the Greens and their female co-leader under the bus and think it will not affect the fragile alliance they have forged they would be fucking stupid.

          Labour needs the Greens. So it might be time now for Labour to stand behind the Greens.
          No one can break the alliance other then the parties. Unless really, this country is run by Patrick Gower and Mike Hoskins and then really why don’t we just do away with elections and all pretense.

    • … maybe there will be two changes of leadership on the left?

      Turei’s made a big commitment to the country’s poor on the Green Party’s behalf. Picture how that plays on the left if the party were now to sack her.

  2. Siobhan 2

    David Clendon MP…..”As one of seven kids raised by working class parents in Ōtara during the sixties and seventies, David has always understood the needs of the most vulnerable.” hmm, maybe not so understanding….and while a loss in terms of the blue/green vote it maybe their departure leaves the Greens free to build on the momentum of being the Party of the people.

  3. If you haven’t worked it out by now, Ben, you never will. Therefore, it would be a waste of everyone’s time to try to explain it to you. I hope no one does 🙂

    • In Vino 3.1

      In trying to understand Ben’s message, I wonder what he means by ‘guts’. Obtuseness? Stupidity? Blind self-obsession? Veniality? Treachery?
      They are GP members who should have consulted their own party in advance. This was a treacherous backstab. Ben obviously condones treachery and backstabbing. I hope that Ben’s guts are not playing up on him..

  4. Israel moves to shut down local operations of Al-Jazeera

    JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel plans to revoke press credentials of Al-Jazeera TV journalists, close their Jerusalem bureau and pull the Qatar-based station’s broadcasts from local cable and satellite providers, Communications Minister Ayoub Kara said on Sunday.

    Kara accused the station of “supporting terrorism” and said cable broadcasters had agreed to his proposal to take the station’s Arabic and English channels off air. Closure of the station’s office would require further legislation, he added.

    Short so just copy/pasted whole thing.

    Shows Israel’s support of freedom. Wonder if any of the western governments, which often call out such tactics from Russia and other countries, will do the same here.

  5. joe90 5

    Fascinating Q&A with NeuroTribes author Steve Silberman.

    Leviton: Do you think Grandin’s accomplishments give a false impression of the capabilities of autistic people in general?

    Silberman: I hear that a lot. Parents say, “My child is not like Temple Grandin.” But when Grandin was four, she wasn’t “Temple Grandin” yet. She was having meltdowns in church because the skirt she had to wear was scratchy; nobody knew about the sensory sensitivity that often accompanies autism. When parents offer examples of how hard their lives are, they often tell me that their children throw shit on the walls, and Grandin did that, too. She was expelled from several schools. Her mother was told that she should send her daughter away, but she refused to do it. One of the reasons Grandin became so accomplished is that she wasn’t institutionalized and got support for her special interest in animals. She is an example of what happens if you don’t mistreat autistic people.


  6. adam 6

    Got an email from a Russian Friend who is very scared.

    The yanks have done this.


    And the Russian media have stepped up the jingoistic rants.

    • Gabby 6.1

      Russian tanks would definitely be safer in Russia.

      • Sanctuary 6.1.1

        “…Russian tanks would definitely be safer in Russia…”

        LoL got it in one!

    • The Yanks have done what? Considered sending Ukraine some shoulder-launched anti-tank missiles that probably won’t be much use to them? Not the kind of thing that would have me quaking in my boots. The Russian media’s jingoistic rants, on the other hand, yeah that definitely is a worry. Maybe those Javelins might become relevant.

      I loved this bit:
      The State Department told The Washington Post that it has not provided Ukraine with what it calls “defensive weapons,” a characterization not typically assigned to antitank missiles like the Javelin…

      What? Shoulder-held anti-tank missiles can’t be characterised as anything but defensive weapons – defending infantry against tanks is their only use-case.

      • adam 6.2.1

        It’s defiantly the ramp up inside Russia that is the worry.

        Coupled with the trade embargo, it seems the west is handing the hardliners all the ammunition they need.

        Anti-tank missiles are generally used offensively, just ask any veterans of Afghanistan, Russian or American.

        • exkiwiforces

          The Javelin is a primarily a man portable Anti Tank weapon system to use against attacking Armoured formations when the infantry are dug in a defensive position. It can be use by the dismounted infantry in an attacking role when trying breach a defensive position or as point of entry. The current situation in the Ukraine front is bit like something out of WW1 trench warfare, so these weapon system would quite useful in defensive or a offensive role attacking fixed fortified positions and also useful if the defending forces counter attack with a combined arms assault (tanks, apc’s, dismounted or mounted infantry, with artillery/ mortars in fire support).

          My biggest concern is how long does this weapons platform turns up in a place where it shouldn’t be?

          As there is cheaper weapon system called the M3 or M4 84mm Carl Gustav recoilless rifle anti tank it comes with a very useful anti armour round, he round that be use as either direct target or as a air bust weapon and a Luim round that lights up just over 900m’s square. Even the training rounds can use a non lethal breaching round, but if are on the side of it you will have very nasty headache or as a last ditch anti armour round.

  7. lprent 7

    Watching the site run up to high levels of people online with the two resignations from the Green MPs. The nice thing about it is that the server is neither overheating nor has excessive fan noise.

    Looks like I finally have the balance right. And it is 6-7 weeks from the elections!

    fan1: 1527 RPM (min = 10 RPM)
    fan2: 1451 RPM (min = 10 RPM)
    fan3: 1216 RPM (min = 10 RPM)
    fan4: 2812 RPM (min = 10 RPM)
    fan5: 0 RPM (min = 0 RPM)
    temp1: +38.0°C (low = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C) sensor = thermistor
    temp2: +46.0°C (low = +127.0°C, high = +127.0°C) sensor = thermal diode
    temp3: +46.0°C (low = +0.0°C, high = +90.0°C) sensor = Intel PECI

    😈 I have a rather unique view on elections – sysop.

    • lprent 7.1

      Comment saving looks sluggish though. Be patient..

    • Whispering Kate 7.2

      Read this out ot my partner and he had a good laugh – sometimes I think you are a bloody genius keeping his site operating – all good thoughts go to you for your valiant efforts.

    • Rosemary McDonald 7.3

      “The nice thing about it is that the server is neither overheating nor has excessive fan noise.”

      Despite all the hot air wafting about?


      • Stuart Munro 7.3.1

        Greens are cool – even under pressure.

      • lprent 7.3.2

        Oh there is a lot of hot air floating around.

        After all the CPU is generating at *lot* of it. It is an older 220W 8 Core AMD running at 4.7/5.0 powering the server. A factory overclocked CPU that the sales description understate it as “Cooler: Robust Liquid Cooling System Required (see AMD.com for details),”. But the point is that CPU isn’t hot – the heat was vented into the room

        This is how I heat my apartment. From every ones hot air 🙂

  8. adam 8

    Funny today’s photo reminded me of this excerpt from Blackadder 4. Sorry was the best version of it I could find on YouTube.

  9. weka 9

    All the best lolz on twitter tonight,

    Jeremy‏ @nz_voter 8h8 hours ago

    If The Internet Party joined The Opportunities Party in a coalition they could be TIP TOP.

  10. Editractor 10

    Was Bill English orchestrating a take down of Barclay?

    “Winston Peters claims he’s been leaked the text records. He hasn’t revealed their contents but says they show English was orchestrating a takedown of Barclay.” – http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election/2017/08/patrick-gower-bill-english-in-shutdown-mode-over-todd-barclay-texts.html

    If it is true and Peters isn’t just blowing smoke, it is going to be very hard for National to point the finger at other parties regarding dissension in the ranks.

  11. swordfish 11

    Newshub poll: Bill English’s credibility hit by Todd Barclay saga

    Fifty-six percent of all voters (& over one-third of Nats) have lost some trust in Bill English.


  12. swordfish 12

    Colmar Brunton poll asked Kiwis their view on the Maori seats.

    Fifty-five per cent say they should be kept, 13 per cent say they should be abolished as soon as possible and 23 per cent say they should be abolished some time in the future.

    Pretty much dovetails with most Poll data I’ve seen on the issue in recent years


Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Major milestones for Māori COVID-19 vaccine rollout as new campaign launches
    Whānau Ora and Associate Health (Māori Health) Minister Peeni Henare acknowledges two major milestones in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for Māori. “I am very pleased to announce more than 50 percent of eligible Māori have received their first dose and 25 per cent are now fully vaccinated,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Government funding to fight infectious diseases
    $36 million for research into Covid-19 and other infectious diseases The investment will improve our readiness for future pandemics Research will focus on prevention, control, and management of infectious diseases The Government’s investing in a new Infectious Diseases Research Platform to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response and preparedness for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks
    Suspension to be reviewed again mid to late November Decision brought forward to enable access from Australia to first tranche of around 3000 rooms in MIQ Air New Zealand working at pace to put on more flights from Australia from October    The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Extra support for Ethnic Communities to share vaccination information
    Extra support is being made available to Ethnic Communities to help them share COVID-19 vaccination information within their communities, Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “We know we need to get every eligible person in New Zealand vaccinated. A fund being launched today will allow for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region
    School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I’ve carefully considered advice on the implications of shifting the dates and concluded that on balance, maintaining the status quo ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government continues crackdown on gangs and organised crime
    Operation Tauwhiro extended until March 2022 Since it was launched in February, Operation Tauwhiro has resulted in:   987 firearms seized $4.99 million in cash seized 865 people charged with a firearms-related offence Gangs and organised crime groups will continue to be relentlessly targeted with the extension of Police’s successful ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Speech to Body Positive 'HIV Treatments Update Seminar 2021'
    E ngā mana E ngā reo E ngā iwi Tēnā koutou katoa Ka huri ki ngā mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēnā koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. Nō reira tēnā koutou katoa Acknowledgements It’s a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • NZ economy’s strong momentum will support rebound from Delta outbreak; COVID fund replenished
    The economy showed strong momentum in the period leading up to the recent Delta COVID-19 outbreak, which bodes well for a solid economic rebound, Grant Robertson said. GDP rose 2.8 percent in the June quarter, following on from a 1.4 percent increase in the previous March quarter. This was a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Projects create benefits into the future
    Making a well-known lake swimmable and helping to halt the decline of the endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins are among a suite of new projects being supported by the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme across the southern South Island, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “It’s no secret that many of our most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Opening statement for Whāriki Indigenous Small Business Roundtable
      Kei ngā tōpito e wha o te āo e rere ana te mihi maioha ki a koutou nō tawhiti, nō tata mai e tāpiri ana ki tēnei taumata kōrero mo te ao hokohoko arā mā ngā pākihi mo ngā iwi taketake Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa – Pai Mārire.  ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New members appointed to Kāpuia
    The Government is adding four additional members to Kāpuia, the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. “I’m looking forward to having Pamela MacNeill, Huia Bramley, Melani Anae and Katherine Dedo  join Kāpuia and contribute to this group’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan
    Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October and require that the final plan be released by the end of May next year in line with the 2022 Budget, the Minister of Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today. “Cabinet’s decision allows organisations and communities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Pay parity pathway for early learning teachers confirmed
    Pay parity conditions and higher funding rates for education and care services will come into force on 1 January, 2022, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins confirmed today. The Government signalled this work in Budget 2021. “From 1 January, 2022, centres opting into the scheme will receive government funding and be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Speech to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Conference 2021
    Kia Ora tatau katoa.   Ka tuku mihi ki nga nēhi, He pou Hauora o Aotearoa, E ora ai tatou.   Whakatau mai  I runga i te kaupapa o te ra Te NZNO conference.   Tena koutou tena koutou Tena tatou katoa   Good morning, and thank you inviting me ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government investment in farmer-led catchment groups sweeps past 150 mark
    171 catchment groups have now been invested in by the Government 31 catchment groups in the Lower North Island are receiving new support More than 5,000 farmers are focussed on restoring freshwater within a generation through involvement in catchment groups  Government investment in on-the-ground efforts by farmers to improve land ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Fight to protect kauri on track
    The Government is pitching in to help vital work to protect nationally significant kauri forests in Auckland, Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan says. “Ensuring the survival of these iconic trees for future generations means doing everything we can to prevent the potential spread of kauri dieback disease,” Kiri Allan said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Joint statement of Mr Bernard Monk; Hon Andrew Little, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry,...
    [Note: The Parties have agreed on terms to fully and finally settle the proceeding and will jointly issue the below statement.] At the heart of this litigation are the lives of the 29 men tragically lost at the Pike River mine on 19 November 2010 and to whom we pay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • More financial support for businesses
    Today’s decision to keep Auckland in a higher COVID Alert Level triggers a third round of the Wage Subsidy Scheme which will open for applications at 9am this Friday. “The revenue test period for this payment will be the 14th to the 27th of September. A reminder that this is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Aotearoa New Zealand provides further humanitarian support for Afghanistan
    Aotearoa New Zealand is providing a further $3 million in humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today.  “There is significant humanitarian need in Afghanistan, with the crisis disproportionately affecting women and girls,” said Nanaia Mahuta. The UN has estimated that 80% of the quarter of a million ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Innovative te reo prediction tool announced in Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
    A new Māori language prediction tool will play a key role in tracking our te reo Māori revitalisation efforts, Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today. He Ara Poutama mō te reo Māori (He Ara Poutama) can forecast the number of conversational and fluent speakers of te reo Māori ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Further Government support for people to access food and essential items
    The Government is responding to need for support in Auckland and has committed a further $10 million to help people access ongoing food and other essential items, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today. This latest tranche is targeted at the Auckland region, helping providers and organisations to distribute ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Half a million Pfizer vaccines from Denmark
    The Government has secured an extra half a million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from Denmark that will start arriving in New Zealand within days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “This is the second and larger agreement the Government has entered into to purchase additional vaccines to meet the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Inland Revenue providing essential COVID support for businesses
    Inland Revenue is seeing increased demand for Resurgence Support Payments and other assistance schemes that it administers, but is processing applications quickly, Revenue Minister David Parker said today. David Parker said the Resurgence Support Payment, the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme and the Wage Subsidy are available at the same ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
    New Zealand is expressing unity with all victims, families and loved ones affected by the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, and all terrorist attacks around the world since, including in New Zealand. “Saturday marks twenty years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, which killed nearly 3,000 people ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to SPREP Environment Ministers
    Talofa Honourable Ulu of Tokelau Faipule Kelihiano Kalolo Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings from Aotearoa to your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. The new science released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on 8 August paints an alarming picture of the projected impacts of climate change on the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Additional Resurgence Support Payments to support business
    Businesses affected by higher Alert Levels will be able to apply for further Resurgence Support Payments (RSP). “The Government’s RSP was initially intended as a one-off payment to help businesses with their fixed costs, such as rent. Ministers have agreed to provide additional payments to recognise the effects of an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • More Dawn Raids scholarships announced
    Details of the ‘Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships’, a goodwill gesture that follows the Government’s apology for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s, were released today by Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito William Sio. “These scholarships that are targeted to the Pacific will support the kaupapa of the Dawn Raids’ ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • One-way quarantine-free travel for RSE workers starting in October
      One-way quarantine-free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu starts in October New requirement for RSE workers to have received their first vaccination pre-departure, undertake Day 0 and Day 5 tests, and complete a self-isolation period of seven days, pending a negative Day 5 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt boosts Pacific suicide prevention support
    Applications have opened for the Pacific Suicide Prevention Community Fund as the Government acts to boost support amid the COVID delta outbreak. “We know strong and connected families and communities are the most important protective factor against suicide and this $900,000 fund will help to support this work,” Health Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt parks the expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos
    As a result of the Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences (‘regos’) and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will be valid until 30 November 2021, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today. “While this extension won’t officially ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • COVID-19 community fund to provide support for vulnerable women and girls
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced a $2 million community fund that will provide support for women and girls adversely affected by COVID-19. “We know that women, particularly those who are already vulnerable, are disproportionally affected by the kind of economic disruption caused by COVID-19,” Jan Tinetti said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Next phase of support for Fiji’s COVID-19 response announced
    A further NZ$12 million of support for Fiji’s COVID-19 response has been announced by Foreign Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta today. The package builds on previous tranches of assistance Aotearoa New Zealand has provided to Fiji, totalling over NZ$50 million. “Fiji remains in a very challenging position in their response to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Robotic asparagus harvester aimed at addressing industry challenges
    The Government is backing a $5 million project to develop a commercial-scale autonomous robotic asparagus harvester, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. The Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund (SFF Futures) is contributing $2.6 million to the project. Project partner Robotics Plus Limited (RPL) will build on a prototype asparagus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Additional Pfizer vaccines to arrive tomorrow
    More than a quarter of a million additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine are on their way from Spain to New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The additional doses will arrive in Auckland on Friday morning to help meet the current surge in demand for vaccination. “It’s been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Young people to have their voices heard in Youth Parliament 2022
    The dates and details for Youth Parliament 2022 have been announced today by Minister for Youth Priyanca Radhakrishnan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Youth Parliament is an opportunity for 141 young people from across Aotearoa New Zealand to experience the political process and learn how government works. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Boosting support for tertiary students affected by COVID-19
    Students facing a hard time as a result of COVID-19 restrictions will continue to be supported,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. The Government is putting a further $20 million into the Hardship Fund for Learners, which will help around 15,000 students to stay connected to their studies and learning. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • COVID-19: Immediate relief available for Māori and iwi organisations
    The Government has reprioritised up to $5 million to provide immediate relief to vulnerable whānau Māori and communities during the current COVID-19 outbreak Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today. The COVID-19 2021 Whānau Recovery Fund will support community-driven, local responses to gaps in access and provision of critical ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New beef genetics programme to deliver cows with smaller environmental hoof-print
    The Government is backing a genetics programme to lower the beef sector’s greenhouse gas emissions by delivering cows with a smaller environmental hoof-print, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. Informing New Zealand Beef is a seven-year partnership with Beef + Lamb New Zealand that is expected to result in more ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Appointments to the New Zealand Qualifications Authority
    Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced new appointments to the board of the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA). Former Associate Minister of Education, Hon Tracey Martin, has been appointed as the new Chair for NZQA, replacing the outgoing Acting and Deputy Chair Professor Neil Quigley after an 11-year tenure on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Govt supports residential house building by allowing manufacture of building supplies
    The Government has agreed to allow some building product manufacturing to take place in Auckland during Covid lockdown to support continued residential construction activity across New Zealand. “There are supply chain issues that arise from Alert Level 4 as building products that are manufactured domestically are mostly manufactured in Auckland. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago