web analytics

Daily Review 13/06/2018

Written By: - Date published: 6:10 pm, June 13th, 2018 - 46 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 …

46 comments on “Daily Review 13/06/2018”

  1. Tamati Tautuhi 1

    Seeing as I have suffered abuse from all directions today re The Official Trolling Register and with regards to our Daily Daisycutter Sports Inc Pick Six Competition, I am suggesting I get recommendations from other members who should be/or should not be on the list or in the Pick Six Competition.

    I have had abuse and smart comments from people who are on the list and from people who are pissed off who think that they should be on the list. Any comments or suggestions would be much appreciated ?

    • James 1.1

      I think you will find most of the comments too you were more about you using terms like “sucking cock”.

      But hey If you are happy marking this a less comfortable space and trying to drive people away – you are on the right track.

      • In Vino 1.1.1

        Warning – the two trolls above played havoc on Open mike, and are now trying the same thing here. Don’t feed either of them.

        • James 1.1.1.1

          So what are your views as using cock sucking as an insult on here ?

          Do you think it’s appropiate ?

          Pulling people up for shit like that isn’t trolling.

        • Ed 1.1.1.2

          James needs to get back to butchering animals and gorging on them with his friends.

          • James 1.1.1.2.1

            Doing that Saturday Ed as we have friends coming for a bbq and all blacks game. Lamb on a spit.

            Beautiful.

            You can sit at home alone sucking on a lettuce leaf.

  2. Anne 2

    I originally put this link on the ‘This is a China Play” post but really…

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/jun/13/trump-video-national-security-council-destiny-pictures

    I’m still laughing.

  3. Carolyn_Nth 3

    RNZ reports, with respect to the Eugenie Sage granting an extension of water bottling rights to a foreign company:

    The application satisfied the criteria set out in the Overseas Investment Act, she said.

    “It was using the criteria in the Act … if there is a substantial and identifiable benefit for New Zealanders … then the decision must be granted.”…

    On Twitter, former Green MP Sue Bradford called the decision a “betrayal” and a “sad day for Green voters”.

    The Greens campaigned last election on banning new water bottling consents and putting a charge on water exports.

    Ms Sage said the government included special enforcement conditions to ensure the company did provide its promised 60 jobs for New Zealanders.

    Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson said the decision went against Green Party kaupapa and policy.

    But she said the minister was constrained by a flawed Act.

    “It was always going to be hard … but we will continue to uphold our kaupapa on this while also understand the constraints of the minister.”

    Senior Green MP Julie Anne Genter said the problem lay with the law – not with the minister or the party.

    “That’s why it’s important for us to be in government – so we can change the law.”

    Ms Sage said a review of the Overseas Investment Act is on the government’s agenda.

    • Ad 3.1

      Great to see a Green Party Minister getting blooded into hard calls.
      Nuff respec

    • alwyn 3.2

      “Ms Sage said a review of the Overseas Investment Act is on the government’s agenda.”.
      Did she say whether Winston is going to allow time to be spent on it?
      Let’s face it. If it isn’t being supported by Tsar Winston it isn’t ever going to rise out of the rubbish on the floor. Did she give a date for this review?

      • Craig H 3.2.1

        Maybe not, but I suggest this will be one area Winston is well on board with.

  4. Grey Area 4

    Maybe a hard call but the wrong decision. How is a possible 60 jobs in four years time “substantial and identifiable benefit for New Zealanders”?

    • Barfly 4.1

      Where the fuk is the levy on bottled water??

      • James 4.1.1

        They only said that before the election – they didn’t really mean it.

        • Ed 4.1.1.1

          How would you solve the issue of climate change?

          • solkta 4.1.1.1.1

            Yes, we would have that sorted if we could just stop bottled water.

            • Ed 4.1.1.1.1.1

              Are you capable of a serious political discussion or is trivial sneering the only way you can contribute?

              • solkta

                We are discussing bottled water and so you ask James how he would “solve” climate change. How is that “serious political discussion”?

                Also, simply pasting links to videos is not discussion either.

          • Richard McGrath 4.1.1.1.2

            Virtue signalling seems to be the favoured approach currently.

        • Grey Area 4.1.1.2

          A levy on bottled water remains Green Party policy. You do realise that as just one part of a coalition government they don’t get everything they want?

        • Draco T Bastard 4.1.1.3

          The Greens meant it then and they still mean it. NZ1st is against it and so it doesn’t get to go through parliament.

          As I suspect that you knew.

      • Richard McGrath 4.1.2

        A levy that would discourage people from drinking water and encourage them to consider other options such as Coca-Cola?

  5. Trump manages to do what over 50 years of American foreign policy never could and you grizzler’s whine about the colour of his hair…

    What a pack of party poopers… you should be like this for peace instead:

    “I Could Have Danced All Night” – Audrey Hepburn, “My Fair Lady …
    Video for i could have danced all night▶ 4:06

  6. Still , I identify more with Lee Marvin … totally …

    Mud can make you prisoner, and the plains can bake you dry
    Snow can burn your eyes, but only people make you cry
    Home is made for coming from, for dreams of going to
    Which with any luck will never come true

    Do I know where hell is? Hell is in “hello”
    Heaven is goodbye forever, it’s time for me to go…

    All right , all right ,… I can understand you now… just stop being so damn grumpy.

    Lee Marvin I was born under a Wandering Star remastered – YouTube

    • A lot of foreign money also lives on the North Shore these days… don’t discount that element either ,- lest we elevate all Pakeha as inherent racists.

      Speaking of which , I sent this brilliant and epic vid to a friend in America, ( foolish move ) to which he replied,… ‘ don’t you ever send me a link like that again with all those monkeys ‘…

      Suffice to say ,… that shitheaded fuckers off the list now as well.

      I’m proud of this vid. 16 year old musicians , with a magnificent energy driven power message of some brutal aspects of the Musket wars… brilliant video.

      ALIEN WEAPONRY – Kai Tangata (Official Video) | Napalm Records …
      Video for alien technology kai tangata▶ 7:17

      • AsleepWhileWalking 7.1.1

        Intense stuff. I like how it conveyed the power of elements + wairua.

    • Alan 7.2

      Ed, King of the sweeping generalization strikes again.

      You live on the North Shore Ed?
      You ever visit the North Shore Ed?
      Do you have any idea how diverse the North Shore is Ed?

      Don’t hold back from those sweeping generalizations Ed, they are hilarious

      • Ed 7.2.1

        Did you read the article??

        “Ani McGahan, from the University of Auckland, interviewed more than a dozen Māori and spoke to many more from affluent suburbs for her masters research.
        Of those she has spoken to some said they were made fun of for doing kapa haka, given strange looks for speaking Māori, called names, followed at shops and pulled over multiple times while driving their parent’s car.”

        And the East Coast result.

        https://www.parliament.nz/en/mps-and-electorates/electorate-profiles/electorate-profiles-data/document/DBHOH_Lib_EP_East_Coast_Bays_Electoral_Profile/east-coast-bays-electoral-profile

      • WILD KATIPO 7.2.2

        Hang on , there’s fair comment in what ED says,…

        What we are observing is in fact a form of white flight,… we have the same form happening in the eastern areas of the city of Auckland… however , the point is ,… even that is now being superseded by a new immigrant monied class with cash to burn …or more importantly , cash to buy up our lands…

        So what we are really dealing with is a class faction ,.. one that views success and any threats to that success as in need of ostracization , and marginalization at any cost to protect their assets…and antagonistic to their bid for future building of the family empire.

        The root cause of it is insecurity and the relinquishing of power… coupled with greed.

        Much of which can be solved by empowering working people with a LIVING WAGE.

        And THAT ,… is where the rubber hits the road.

        Right there.

        And until this country wises up and admits it,… we will always have this tired old boring argument. And the inherent and easily politically motivated and manipulated finger pointing.

    • AsleepWhileWalking 7.3

      Thanks Ed.

      Pretty shocking. I wonder to what extent the rapid immigration has influenced this

      • Ed 7.3.1

        Rapid immigration from white South Africans.

        By people happy to live there when apartheid rules the waves and the servants bowed and curtseyed.

        But not so happy after Mandela was freed and white rule terminated.

        And we let these racists in.

        • WILD KATIPO 7.3.1.1

          But lets not forget that several years ago a political party was operating out of the North Shore that had its financial backings traced back to Beijing .

          It was promptly disbanded when it was exposed.

          And we also are one of the only country’s in the world that allows residents to have the vote. And can we really believe that members of the Chinese communist party DOESN’T have their ‘monitors’ keeping an eye on all these Chinese students when the National party has an alleged Chinese spy as an ACTUAL MP ?!!?

          No wonder Judith feels qualified to sound off.

          Orivida has never been so secure.

        • Richard McGrath 7.3.1.2

          So all white South Africans are racist, are they, Ed? I guess you’d like Julius Malema and his catchy chant “Kill the farmer, kill the Boer”.

  7. Tamati Tautuhi 8

    Have we had any active trolls today for our morning result sheet ?

    • … ‘ During the infamous 1932-33 Bodyline cricket series, Neo Liberal captain, Roger Douglas , walked into the New Zealand dressing room to complain about being called a bastard. A New Zealand cricketer supposedly asked his team: “Which one of you bastards called this RWNJ bastard a bastard?…

      They cant hack it , mate.

      They’re screwed.

  8. Oh , totally unrelated to the majority of the subject at hand but still relevant to the skulduggery of the National party regarding its meth scam lurk and then billing the poor with unpayable amounts instead of compensating them for their losses is THIS:

    It is so good in its tongue in cheek manner displaying the fact that these drugs are nothing new under the sun but are in fact , old hat… that I may add it to my favorites.

    Minus the harlotry of course , which doesn’t particularly tinkle my bells in any way.

    So anyways , here it is. Hosted of course by none other than David Carradine of Kill Bill fame…

    Wild West: Vices (Documentary) – YouTube
    Video for vices of the old west youtube▶ 44:29

    • Tamati Tautuhi 9.1

      WP you will be in the shit putting stuff like this on te Standard, you will upset some of the purists who visit this site.

  9. Oh ,… and in case your wondering who the NZ woman was that rescued those young Chinese woman from such disgusting and despicable treatments ?

    It was this woman:

    Donaldina Cameron – Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donaldina_Cameron

  10. Tamati Tautuhi 11

    WP yep it’s been going on for a while now.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Record year for diversity on Govt boards
    The Government is on the verge of reaching its target of state sector boards and committees made up of at least 50 percent women, says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter and Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa. For the first time, the Government stocktake measures the number of Māori, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 hours ago
  • New appointments to the Commerce Commission
    The Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister, Kris Faafoi, has today announced the appointment of Tristan Gilbertson as the new Telecommunications Commissioner and member of the Commerce Commission. “Mr Gilbertson has considerable experience in the telecommunications industry and a strong reputation amongst his peers,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Historic pay equity settlement imminent for teacher aides
    The Ministry of Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa have agreed to settle the pay equity claim for teacher aides, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. This will see more than 22,000 teacher aides, mostly women, being valued and paid fairly for the work they do. “Teacher aides are frontline ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Govt delivers security for construction subcontractors
    Subcontractors will have greater certainty, more cashflow support and job security with new changes to retention payments under the Construction Contracts Act says Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa. A recent review of the retentions money regime showed that most of the building and construction sector is complying with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • New Zealand and Singapore reaffirm ties
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have marked the first anniversary of the New Zealand-Singapore Enhanced Partnership with a virtual Leaders’ Meeting today. The Enhanced Partnership, signed on 17 May 2019, provides the framework for cooperation across the four main areas of trade, defence and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • JOINT STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTERS OF NEW ZEALAND AND THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE ON THE FIRST AN...
    On 17 May 2019, New Zealand and Singapore established an Enhanced Partnership to elevate our relations. The Enhanced Partnership – based on the four pillars of trade and economics, security and defence, science, technology and innovation, and people-to-people links – has seen the long-standing relationship between our countries strengthen over the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • Government investment supports the acquisition of new Interislander ferries
    State-Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters has welcomed KiwiRail’s announcement that it is seeking a preferred shipyard to build two new rail-enabled ferries for the Cook Strait crossing. “This Government is committed to restoring rail to its rightful place in New Zealand. Bigger, better ships, with new technology are yet another ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Better protection for seabirds
    Better protection for seabirds is being put in place with a new National Plan of Action to reduce fishing-related captures, Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.   The National Plan of Action for Seabirds 2020 outlines our commitment to reduce fishing-related captures and associated seabird ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Milestone in cash flow support to SMEs
    Almost $1 billion in interest-free loans for small businesses More than 55,000 businesses have applied; 95% approved Average loan approx. $17,300 90% of applications from firms with ten or fewer staff A wide cross-section of businesses have applied, the most common are the construction industry, accommodation providers, professional firms, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government protects kids as smoking in cars ban becomes law
    Thousands of children will have healthier lungs after the Government’s ban on smoking in cars with kids becomes law, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa. This comes after the third reading of Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill earlier today. “This law makes it ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Parliament returns to a safe normal
    The special Epidemic Response Committee (ERC) has successfully concluded its role, Leader of the House Chris Hipkins said today. The committee was set up on 25 March by the agreement of Parliament to scrutinise the Government and its actions while keeping people safe during levels 4 and 3 of lockdown. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Foreign Minister makes four diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced four diplomatic appointments: New Zealand’s Ambassador to Belgium, High Commissioners to Nauru and Niue, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. “As the world seeks to manage and then recover from COVID-19, our diplomatic and trade networks are more important than ever,” Mr Peters said. “The ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Bill to counter violent extremism online
    New Zealanders will be better protected from online harm through a Bill introduced to Parliament today, says Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin. “The internet brings many benefits to society but can also be used as a weapon to spread harmful and illegal content and that is what this legislation targets,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Mycoplasma bovis eradication reaches two year milestone in good shape
    New Zealand’s world-first plan to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is on track the latest technical data shows, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “Two years ago the Government, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand and industry partners made a bold decision to go hard and commit ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New payment to support Kiwis through COVID
    Further support for New Zealanders affected by 1-in-100 year global economic shock 12-week payment will support people searching for new work or retraining Work programme on employment insurance to support workers and businesses The Government today announced a new temporary payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • PGF reset helps regional economies
    The Provincial Growth Fund will play a vital role in New Zealand’s post-COVID-19 recovery by creating jobs in shorter timeframes through at least $600 million being refocused on projects with more immediate economic benefits, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. The funding is comprised of repurposed Provincial Growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government exempts some home improvements from costly consents
    Government exempts some home improvements from costly consents Homeowners, builders and DIYers will soon have an easier time making basic home improvements as the Government scraps the need for consents for low-risk building work such as sleep-outs, sheds and carports – allowing the construction sector to fire back up quicker ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Concern at introduction of national security legislation for Hong Kong
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says the New Zealand Government has reacted with concern at the introduction of legislation in China’s National People’s Congress relating to national security in Hong Kong.  “We have a strong interest in seeing confidence maintained in the ‘one country, two systems’ principle under which Hong ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Samoa Language Week theme is perfect for the post-COVID-19 journey
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio, says the theme for the 2020 Samoa Language Week is a perfect fit for helping our Pacific communities cope with the unfolding COVID-19 crisis, and to prepare now for the journey ahead as New Zealand focuses on recovery plans and rebuilding New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Adult kakī/black stilt numbers soar
    A nearly 40-year programme to protect one of New Zealand’s most critically endangered birds is paying off, with a record number of adult kakī/black stilt recently recorded living in the wild, the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage announced today. “Thanks to the team effort involved in the Department of Conservation’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Waikato-Tainui settlement story launched on 25th anniversary of Treaty signing
    The story of the Waikato-Tainui Treaty process and its enduring impact on the community is being told with a five-part web story launched today on the 25th anniversary of settlement, announced Associate Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “I am grateful to Waikato-Tainui for allowing us to help capture ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Taita College to benefit from $32 million school redevelopment
    Taita College in the Hutt Valley will be redeveloped to upgrade its ageing classrooms and leaky roofs, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “The work is long overdue and will make a lasting difference to the school for generations to come,” Chris Hipkins said. “Too many of our schools are ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Redeployment for workers in hard-hit regions
    The Government is allocating $36.72 million to projects in regions hard hit economically by COVID-19 to keep people working, Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. Projects in Hawke’s Bay, Northland, Rotorua and Queenstown will be funded from the Government’s $100 million worker ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • $35m to build financial resilience for New Zealanders
    A $35m boost to financial capability service providers funded by MSD will help New Zealanders manage their money better both day to day and through periods of financial difficulty, announced Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni. “It’s always been our position to increase support to key groups experiencing or at risk ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Dunedin barrister Melinda Broek has been appointed as a District Court Judge with Family Court jurisdiction to be based in Rotorua, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Ms Broek has iwi affiliations to Ngai Tai. She commenced her employment in 1996 with Scholefield Cockroft Lloyd in Invercargill specialising in family and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • $206 million investment in upgrades at Ohakea Air Force Base
    The Coalition Government has approved a business case for $206 million in upgrades to critical infrastructure at Royal New Zealand Air Force Base Ohakea, with the first phase starting later this year, Defence Minister Ron Mark announced today. The investment will be made in three phases over five years, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Review of CAA organisational culture released
    Transport Minister Phil Twyford today released the Ministry of Transport’s review of the organisational culture at the Civil Aviation Authority. Phil Twyford says all employees are entitled to a safe work environment. “I commissioned this independent review due to the concerns I had about the culture within the CAA, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Board appointed at Stats NZ
    Ensuring that Stats NZ’s direction and strategy best supports government policy decisions will be a key focus for a new Governance Advisory Board announced today by the Minister for Statistics, James Shaw. The new Governance Advisory Board will provide strategic advice to Stats NZ to ensure it is meeting New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Principal Environment Judge
    Environment Judge David Kirkpatrick of Auckland has been appointed as the Principal Environment Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today.  Judge Kirkpatrick was appointed an Environment Judge in February 2014. From December 2013 to July 2016 he was Chair of the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel. Prior to appointment he ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Digital connectivity boost for urban marae
    A programme to connect marae around the country to the internet has received $1.4 million to expand to include urban marae in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister Kris Faafoi and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. The funding for the Marae Connectivity Programme ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt increases assistance to drought-stricken Hawke’s Bay farmers
    The Government will provide $500,000 to the Hawke’s Bay Mayoral Drought Relief Fund to help farmers facing one of the worst droughts in living memory, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. “Yesterday afternoon I received a letter from Hawke's Bay's five local Government leaders asking me to contribute to the Fund. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Investment in New Zealand’s history
    Budget 2020 provides a major investment in New Zealand’s documentary heritage sector, with a commitment to leasing a new Archives Wellington facility and an increase in funding for Archives and National Library work. “Last year I released plans for a new Archives Wellington building – a purpose-built facility physically connected ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Driving prompt payments to small businesses
    Government Ministers are asking significant private enterprises to adopt prompt payment practices in line with the state sector, as a way to improve cashflow for small businesses. The Ministers of Finance, Small Business, Commerce and Consumer Affairs have written to more than 40 significant enterprises and banking industry representatives to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Rotorua tourist icon to be safeguarded
    Maori Arts and Crafts will continue to underpin the heart of the tourism sector says Minister for Maori Development Nanaia Mahuta.  “That’s why we are making a core investment of $7.6 million to Te Puia New Zealand Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, over two years, as part of the Government’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • $14.7m for jobs training and education
    The Government is funding more pathways to jobs through training and education programmes in regional New Zealand to support the provinces’ recovery from the economic impacts of COVID-19, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Employment Minister Willie Jackson have announced. “New Zealand’s economic recovery will be largely driven by ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Is it time to further recognise those who serve in our military?
     Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has announced the launch of a national conversation that aims to find out whether New Zealanders think there should be a formal agreement between service people, the Government, and the people of New Zealand. “This year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of World ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Paving the way for a fully qualified early learning workforce
    The Government’s drive to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE) is taking another step forward with the reintroduction of a higher funding rate for services that employ fully qualified and registered teachers, Education Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. “Research shows that high-quality ECE can improve young people’s learning ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Sport Recovery Package announced
    The Sport and Recreation sector will receive a multi-million dollar boost as part of the COVID-19 response funded at Budget 2020.  Grant Robertson says the Sport and Recreation Sector contributes about $5 billion a year to New Zealand’s GDP and employs more than 53,000 people. “Sport plays a significant role ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Major boost in support for caregivers and children
    A major increase in funding and availability of support will improve the incomes and reduce the pressure on 14,000 caregivers looking after more than 22,000 children. Children’s Minister Tracey Martin says that caregivers – all those looking after someone else’s children both in and outside the state care system – ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Great Walks recovery on track for summer
    Vital conservation and visitor infrastructure destroyed by a severe flood event in Fiordland earlier this year is being rebuilt through a $13.7 million Budget 2020 investment, announced Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage.   “This investment will mean iconic Great Walks such as the Routeburn track and the full length of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago