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Daily Review 16/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, November 16th, 2016 - 80 comments
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80 comments on “Daily Review 16/11/2016”

  1. billmurray 1

    I would just like to say that I am a bit sick and tired of the protests in the USA against the Trump victory.
    I would have voted for Hillary and was stunned when Trump won against most of the polling predictions.
    I guess many millions of ordinary Americans were also stunned.
    But those same millions accepted the result and went to work the next day.

    The people protesting seem to be unable to accept fact and reallity

    The pox and anything else on the heads of the nihilistic flat headed morons.

    • lprent 1.1

      At first glance you appear to be a bit of gormless hypocrite.

      On one hand you are saying that people should accept legal popular action in the form of vote to express their opinion.

      And in the other you appear to be saying that people are should not exercise popular action in the form of legal protests to express their opinion.

      Can’t you see that they are exactly the same level of civic responsibility?

      Perhaps you should desist from whatever has made the blood rush away from your brain (on the cause of that I won’t comment) and try to do some thinking before you run a dumbarse, hackneyed and stupid line like that.

      Being the kind of idiot troll you are, I don’t expect that you are capable of dealing with the actual substance of my comment. Instead I predict that you will either avoid it, or start worrying about politeness rather than to shore up your argument. But that is the way of the idiotic parrot…

      • billmurray 1.1.1

        lprent
        it was not a gormless statement, there has been a legal and proper election across all states of America.
        Trump won fair and square, these so called peaceful protests on many occasions turn into wanton damage of private and public property.
        Most of the protests are not legal as you proclaim but take place in defiance of official approval.
        The protest’s ARE nihilistc and do not serve democracy or indeed the Democratic party for the future.

        There was nothing contradictory in my post.

        The pox on them and all their supporters.

        • Draco T Bastard 1.1.1.1

          Trump won fair and square

          Clinton actually got more votes so are you sure that it was ‘fair and square’?

          When we got election results like that we changed the system.

          • billmurray 1.1.1.1.1

            Draco T Bastard,
            Trump won the “States” hence the required legal state votes.
            Hillary apparently got more votes than Trump across the USA but lost the “States” vote.
            Hillary is now getting lambasted by the Democrats for not campaigning hard enough in the rust belt States.
            Obama has also given Hillary a burst for not campaigning hard enough anyway.
            Ordinary democrats are also saying that Hillary by attacking Trump on the legal and illegal migrant row was in fact endorsing the status quo of migrants into the country.

            It was fair and square election, with a quirk.

            • Draco T Bastard 1.1.1.1.1.1

              Yeah, figured that you would come out with some sort of BS justification for the unfair and anti-democratic US electoral system. Fairly typical of RWNJs to hang on to the laws the way they are even after they’ve been shown to be morally repugnant.

    • ropata 1.2

      I protest against this oxymoronic protest protest.

      • billmurray 1.2.1

        ropata,
        I reject your assertion, nothing oxymoron about what I said.

        • ropata 1.2.1.1

          please shut up and stop expressing your opinion. to complain about others freedom of speech is a dick move. but that’s what you are

          • In Vino 1.2.1.1.1

            True. A protest about protesting is the very definition of an oxymoron, billmurray – a pity it needs to be explained to you. Please take Ropata’s advice.

    • millsy 1.3

      Given that the protesters are of a sector of the community that will be subjected to mass pogroms by Trump’s brownshirts, I don’t blame them for protesting.

    • GregJ 1.4

      @billmurray

      Be prepared for more. Calls already going out for a million women march on Washington for Inauguration Day to protest Trump and the Repugs misogyny!

      More power to them!

    • Siobhan 1.5

      Protests are, you know, an important part of Democracy…though the George Soros funded ones should come with a massive ‘disclaimer’. Then again so should most of Hillarys ‘independent’ media advocates.

  2. billmurray 2

    Just read that John Key has slammed Brian Tamaki of Destiny church for Tamaki’s assertion that Gays / Sinners are the cause of our earthquakes.
    Well done John Key.
    First political cab off the block.
    Come on Winston, Andrew, Metiria and James.
    Brian Tamaki is a hateful, idiotic moonbeam, what’s your take????

    [Are you on troll duty? Of course Labour and the Greens will criticise Tamaki for his stupid obnoxious inane comments. So the test now is who does the Herald print first? – MS]

    • ropata 2.1

      The media should not give that troll Tamaki any oxygen. It’s obvious tabloid junk devoid of substance. Nice soft target for FJK to continue his earthquake PR campaign

      • billmurray 2.1.1

        ropata,
        yes I agree with you, but unfortunately we both know that it will be headline in the TV news channels tomorrow.
        Not nice nor positive for this blog to say FJK when referring to our Prime Minister
        “earthquake PR campaign”, yes you are right on that , John Key is the leading MMP politician in the country and unless we box smart, he WILL get a fourth term.

        • Robert Guyton 2.1.1.1

          “The media should not give that troll Tamaki any oxygen”, says ropata.
          “yes I agree with you” says billmurray, the man who brought up the subject here on TS.

          *sigh*

          • billmurray 2.1.1.1.1

            Robert Guyton,
            it was not about Tamaki, it was about an expert showing us how MMP works.
            You know that.

            • Robert Guyton 2.1.1.1.1.1

              I “know that”?
              I know I hadn’t seen “that troll Tamaki” getting any oxygen in the media until I read your comment, billmurray. That’s what I know. Your agreeing that Tamaki shouldn’t get any oxygen from the media contrasts with your action of giving him just that. Odd. Almost as odd as your claim to know what I know. You employ a curious kind of illlogic.

      • KJT 2.1.2

        I think it is God punishing Tamaki for making himself rich at his disciples expense.
        It could be God aiming for CV for offering a different position on
        Trump.
        Someone needs to tell it his aim was a bit off.
        Maybe God learnt geography at a charter school?

      • Siobhan 2.1.3

        If John Key had anything to interesting/valid/important to say he would have refused to comment on Tamaki.
        It’s like the politicians and media folk who feel the need to talk about that one Nazi in Dannevirke or wherever, and the gaggle of like minded morons in ChCh..its an excellent way to avoid talking about real NZ homophobia and racism.

    • Gabby 2.2

      Isn’t it a little selfish to appropriate 4 question marks for one question billmurray? Do you not feel a moral obligation to provide 3 more questions? I hardly think the Blessed John Ponyboy Key would approve of such extravagance.

      • billmurray 2.2.1

        Gabby,
        yes you are right but your admonishment for chiding me, this time, is a verbal warning, any further chiding will result in a full written final warning with the gallows being the next step.
        Cheers.

      • Anne 2.2.2

        I agree with you Gabby @ 2.2

        I mean 4 question marks and only one question is dishonest and shows a level of contempt for readers. I mean when one sees 4 question marks and he only supplies one question well… I consider that to be an attempt to undermine our democratic rights. We have every reason to expect and receive 4 questions. I mean it is so impolite and ungentlemanly to behave in such an inglorious way. I could go on…. 😉

        • billmurray 2.2.2.1

          Anne,
          Please do, you were polite and I enjoy your commentary.
          No contempt, impoliteness or ungentlemanly behaviour was meant.
          Your democratic rights and cooked breakfast mean a lot to me.

        • mikesh 2.2.2.2

          Four question marks would surely show four times the puzzlement that one would show.

          • In Vino 2.2.2.2.1

            Or the finger was left on the ‘?’ button four times too long… Never misunderestimate the digital and literary clumsiness of a klutz.

  3. weka 3

    I see there is a new mouse in the house.

    Meanwhile, if you missed the super moon last night, here’s a good time lapse,

  4. Gabby 4

    I should have thought the very least you could do was to say ‘please’ when you call down a plague. Your discourtesy leaves an unfavourable impression.

    • billmurray 4.1

      Gabby,
      “please”.

      • Gabby 4.1.1

        I’m hurt that you felt it unnecessary to thank me for my helpful reminder. It is sad that your persistent flouting of the conventions of social intercourse is poisoning the minds of your readers. I fear for your future, I really do. One cannot fail to be put in mind of the Worst Excesses of the French Revolution.

  5. “When the words of Donald Trump such as “Build a wall” or “Grab her by the pussy” are repeated in this country (and they have been) we have to look into our own potential for darkness. Let’s not forget how our own Prime Minister grabbed a young woman by the ponytail in her workplace and would not take “no” for an answer. He would never be as verbally crude as Trump but he has shown a bizarre lack of respect and judgement.”

    Catherine Delahunty

    • billmurray 5.1

      Robert Guyton,
      I do not condone any such actions:
      We should consider the societies we live in:
      John Key is the Prime Minister of New Zealand.
      Donald Trump is the President elect of the United States of America.
      Political correctness is not the political bogey that many political parties like to preach it is.

      “ain’t them the facts”

  6. You do not condone the hair-pulling actions of John Key *single question mark.
    I’m pleased to hear that. Does that mean you condemn Key’s behaviour (repeated and unasked-for) toward the waitress with the pony tail *single question mark

    • billmurray 6.1

      Robert Guyton,
      I shall write my first sentence again:
      “I do not condone any such actions”

      BTW what’s your thought’s on political correctness?.

      • “Do not condone” and “condemn” are different, billmurray, fyi.
        Do you condemn Key’s behaviour, (I ask for the second time)?

        • billmurray 6.1.1.1

          Robert Guyton,
          you should keep asking until the cows come home , which used to be about 5am.
          Try a different dictionary.
          Ask Catherine Delahunty I am sure she will help.
          If you contact Catherine give her my regards.
          Try getting a grip.

          Finally, you could try asking me a third time to get the same reply.

          • Robert Guyton 6.1.1.1.1

            Finally, you could try asking me a third time to get the same slippery reply.
            Fify

            • billmurray 6.1.1.1.1.1

              Robert Guyton,
              You do know of course that you need to put your glasses on when you read a post.
              Could be your problem!.
              Its cold at 5am in the morning, don’t wake me up.

              • Doogs

                “5am in the morning”

                5am IS in the morning.

                I don’t not understand your syntax.

              • The lost sheep

                What is ‘slippery’ about Bill’s statements Robert?

                He does not ‘condone’ JK’s actions, i.e. he is willing to state they were neither harmless or acceptable.
                But he is declining to ‘condemn’ the actions, i.e. he is unwilling to express a strong disapproval or a suggestion that the actions are worthy of censure or punishment.

                That’s perfectly clear?

                • As I said, slippery, that’s perfectly clear *no question mark.

                  Unwilling to suggest that repeated pulling of a young woman’s hair, despite her objections, by a male Prime Minister, is worthy of a censure?
                  Is he really not willing to suggest that, lost sheep?
                  Really?
                  Got it.

  7. Anne 7

    This… in all seriousness:

    Can anyone provide a background to today’s DR photo? Or is it photo-shopped?

    • mickysavage 7.1

      A protester at one of the recent anti Trump protests. Slightly naff and opportunistic but the message I thought was appropriate.

      • billmurray 7.1.1

        Mickey Savage,
        The protest may have been at a anti-Trump rally, but was it a anti-Trump message or a message to the protesters?.
        I have taken part in many protests, some violent, and often the Marshalls would warn us against the dangers of certain action.
        In the photo shown the police would be armed.

      • Anne 7.1.2

        Talking of naff… 🙄

        • mickysavage 7.1.2.1

          He thinks that Key stole a march on Labour by criticising Tamaki as if Labour or the Greens would not …

          • Anne 7.1.2.1.1

            He can’t even put his response in the right place.

            Edit: oops… it’s gone.

          • billmurray 7.1.2.1.2

            Anne @ Mickey Savage,
            What is naff about my post?
            Key did steal a march on Labour and the Greens, Key made Herald front page at 5pm lambasting Tamaki.
            Its MOU and MMP, Labour and the Greens need to pull finger if they want impact.
            Mickey you should stop defending second rate performance, you are not doing the practitioners any favours.

            • mickysavage 7.1.2.1.2.1

              If performance is measured by the priority the Herald gives a story Labour will never win.

              • billmurray

                Mickey,
                perhaps fair comment, I am somewhat uneasy about their polls.
                John Key, for 3 more years would be awful tragedy for the country.
                I am worried about a early election 2017.
                The fact that John Key denies it means nothing.

  8. billmurray’s “style” is to disingenuously respond to every criticism of his behaviour here with a passive/aggressive “who me? Naaah!” then seize the opportunity to repeat, over and over, his original (naff) claims. Watch him work.

    • ropata 8.1

      bring back CV. at least he made his case instead of boring everyone to death with fucked up fake politeness

      • In Vino 8.1.1

        Exactly, Ropata. BM, Pockish Rouge, James and Chuck must be laughing into their coffee mugs over the CV ban. It is they who do the damage on this site.

        Ban the dumb-arse trolls who pretend to be polite and matey, not CV who never indulges in vulgar invective, but gives challenging info.

        • James 8.1.1.1

          I don’t pretend to be polite – I am polite.

          As for vulgar invective – I don’t believe you will find that in my post – people who disagree with me see to have it in spades tho.

  9. Muttonbird 9

    billmurray got his arse handed to him on a plate yesterday. Looks like he enjoyed it because he is back for more. A banning is not far off, surely.

    • billmurray 9.1

      Muttonbird,
      I’ve missed you.
      You need to be more positive about your postings.
      I have it on the highest authority that this will help you with stomache upsets, sleep, backache, migraine and unpleasant thoughts such as voting for John Key.
      Give it a try and keep me posted.
      Go the Wallabies.

      • Muttonbird 9.1.1

        It’s like I know you. Not sure you’ll be around here for long so I hope it comes to me soon.

        • billmurray 9.1.1.1

          Muttonbird,
          I am sure it will come to you, try thinking and stay off the juice.

          • Muttonbird 9.1.1.1.1

            You have me at a disadvantage. You seem to know me but I haven’t a clue who you are.

            I know you are upset about being found out yesterday but do tell before you leave.

            • billmurray 9.1.1.1.1.1

              Muttonbird , I am not leaving:
              Except for going on holiday to my house in Honolulu for a few weeks a year, I will not be going anywhere.

      • Paul 9.1.2

        Any chance you could stop trolling this site?

        • weka 9.1.2.1

          Any chance people will stop feeding him? 😉

          • Paul 9.1.2.1.1

            Better to ban him.

            • greywarshark 9.1.2.1.1.1

              Go for it Paul. Stick to that theme. Looking at the whole thread, it’s the usual lot of hot air that follows from dealing with such people-bots. It’s like the proverbial ‘bashing your head against a brick wall being a great thing because you feel so good when you stop’. But commenters need all their undamaged brains to do effective good in this crummy world.

  10. joe90 10

    Bloke has a crack.

    1) These Sanders tweets on WWC are what happens when good intentions meet high school term papers that get a D – let me tweetsplain why pic.twitter.com/4LDkF1PqQ0— T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) November 15, 2016

    2) This is a long tweetstorm, so after it is posted, you can more easily read the tweets kanvz’d here: https://t.co/kAnTQHnwjc— T. R. Ramachandran (@yottapoint) November 15, 2016

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  • Extended loan scheme keeps business afloat
    Small businesses are getting greater certainty about access to finance with an extension to the interest-free cashflow loan scheme to the end of the year. The Small Business Cashflow Loan Scheme has already been extended once, to 24 July. Revenue and Small Business Minister Stuart Nash says it will be ...
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  • New investment creates over 2000 jobs to clean up waterways
    A package of 23 projects across the country will clean up waterways and deliver over 2000 jobs Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Environment Minister David Parker announced today. The $162 million dollar package will see 22 water clean-up projects put forward by local councils receiving $62 million and the Kaipara ...
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  • Speech to Labour Party Congress 2020
    Tena koutou katoa  Nga tangata whenua o tenei rohe o Pōneke, tena koutou Nau mai, haere mai ki te hui a tau mo te roopu reipa Ko tatou!  Ko to tatou mana!  Ko to tatou kaupapa kei te kokiri whakamua  Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena tatou katoa   Welcome. I ...
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  • PGF top-up for QE Health in Rotorua
    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $1.5 million to ensure QE Health in Rotorua can proceed with its world class health service and save 75 existing jobs, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development, Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. The PGF funding announced today is in addition to the $8 million ...
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  • Building a more sustainable construction sector
    A new programme, which sets a firm course for the Building and Construction sector to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, has been announced by the Minister for Building and Construction Jenny Salesa. “A significant amount of New Zealand’s carbon emissions come from the building and construction sector.  If we’re serious ...
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  • PGF funds tourism boost in Northland
    The Provincial Growth Fund is investing more than $7.5 million in Northland ventures to combat the economic impact of the COVID-19 virus, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment is going to the Northern Adventure Experience and ...
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  • Four new projects announced as part of the biggest ever national school rebuild programme
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins today announced significant funding for Auckland’s Northcote College as part of the first wave of a new nationwide school redevelopment programme to upgrade schools over the next 10 years. The $48.5 million project brings the total investment in Northcote College to ...
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  • COVID-19: Support to improve student attendance and wellbeing
    The Government has opened an urgent response fund to support schools and early learning services to get children and young people back on track after the Covid-19 lockdown. “While we are seeing improvements in attendance under Alert Level 1 Ministry of Education data shows that attendance rates in our schools ...
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    4 days ago
  • Fast-track consenting law boosts jobs and economic recovery
    The law to boost the economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19 by speeding up resource consenting on selected projects has passed its second and third readings in the House today. “Accelerating nationwide projects and activities by government, iwi and the private sector will help deliver faster economic recovery and ...
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  • Whanganui Port gets PGF boost
    Five port-related projects in Whanganui will receive a $26.75 million Provincial Growth Fund investment to support local economic recovery and create new opportunities for growth, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “This is a significant investment that will support the redevelopment of the Whanganui Port, a project governed ...
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  • More support for Sarjeant Gallery
    Whanganui’s Sarjeant Gallery will receive an investment of up to $12 million administered by the Provincial Growth Fund to support its redevelopment, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. The project is included in a $3 billion infrastructure pipeline announced by Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Shane Jones yesterday. ...
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  • Funding for training and upskilling
    The Provincial Growth Fund is investing nearly $2.5 million into three Te Ara Mahi programmes to support Manawatū-Whanganui jobseekers and employees to quickly train and upskill, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “Up to 154 local people will be supported into employment within the first year by these ...
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  • Statement from the Minister of Health Dr David Clark
      This morning I have formally tendered my resignation as Minister of Health, which was accepted by the Prime Minister. Serving as Minister of Health has been an absolute privilege – particularly through these extraordinary last few months. It’s no secret that Health is a challenging portfolio. I have given ...
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  • Scholarship placements for agricultural emissions scientists doubles
    Scholarships for 57 early-career agricultural emissions scientists from 20 developing countries is another example of New Zealand’s international leadership in primary sector sustainability, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. Mr O’Connor, announcing the scholarships today, says hundreds of applications were received for this fourth round of the CLIFF-GRADS programme (Climate, Food ...
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  • Funding for Foxton regeneration
    A project to help rejuvenate the Horowhenua town of Foxton will receive a Provincial Growth Fund investment of $3.86 million, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “This funding for the Foxton Regeneration project will be used to make the well-known holiday town even more attractive for visitors and ...
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  • Plan to improve protection of moa bones
    Moa bones and other sub-fossil remains of extinct species are set to have improved protection with proposals to prevent the trade in extinct species announced the Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today. “We have lost too many of our native species, but these lost species, such as moa, remain an ...
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  • Free lunches served up to thousands of school children in the South Island
    The Government’s free and healthy school lunches programme moves south for the first time creating jobs for around 30 people in Otago and Southland. “Eighteen schools with 3000 students are joining the programme – 11 have already begun serving lunches, and seven are preparing to start during Term 3. This is ...
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    5 days ago
  • Screen Sector recovery package protects jobs, boosts investment
    Thousands of Kiwi jobs and investment in New Zealand productions will be protected through a screen sector support package announced today by Associate Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni, Minister for Economic Development Phil Twyford and Minister for Broadcasting Kris Faafoi. The package also includes investment in broadcasting ...
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  • New fund to help save local events and jobs
    The Government has established a new $10 million fund for the domestic events sector to help save jobs and protect incomes as it recovers from the impacts of COVID-19, Minister of Economic Development Phil Twyford announced today. This funding from Budget 2020 follows talks with the event sector designed to ...
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  • Bill to improve fuel market competition
    The Government has taken another step in its commitment to making sure New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump with the introduction of legislation to improve competition in the retail fuel market, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods. “The fuel market study that this Government ordered ...
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  • New Zealand joins global facility for pre-purchase of COVID-19 Vaccine
    New Zealand has joined a global initiative that aims to enable all countries to access a safe and effective Covid-19 vaccine, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters announced today. The COVAX Facility was recently launched by Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The Alliance includes the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank ...
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  • Right to legal representation in Family Court restored today
    From today new legislation takes effect to both restore the right to legal representation at the start of a Care of Children (CoCA) dispute in the Family Court, and allow parties to those proceedings to access legal aid where eligible. During a visit to the Family Court in Auckland today, ...
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  • Transitioning to a fully-qualified home-based ECE workforce
    Home-based early childhood education (ECE) subsidised by the government will transition to a fully qualified workforce by 2025 to ensure better and more consistent quality, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “Quality early learning helps provide children with a strong foundation for their future,” Chris Hipkins said. From 1 January ...
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  • Criminal Cases Review Commission gets to work
    The new Criminal Cases Review Commission | Te Kāhui Tātari Ture (CCRC) has started work and can now independently investigate claimed miscarriages of justice. “Even though we have appeal rights and safeguards against unsafe convictions, from time to time our justice system does get things wrong. The design of the ...
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  • Speech by the Minister of Defence to the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs
    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangatanga maha, tēnā koutou Ki a koutou Te Āti Awa, Taranaki Whānui, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, ngā mana whenua o te rohe nei, tēnā koutou Ko Te Whare Wānanga o Aotearoa ki ngā take o te Ao (NZIIA), Ko te Rōpū Tohu Tono ...
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  • Six months with baby and $20 more a week for new parents
    The Government’s increase to paid parental leave kicks in today with another 4 weeks taking New Zealand up to a full 6 months (26 weeks, up from 22 weeks) leave for new parents, and the maximum weekly payment will increase by $20pw, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Iain Lees-Galloway says. ...
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  • Infrastructure investment to create jobs, kick-start COVID rebuild
    A new package of infrastructure investments will help kick-start the post-COVID rebuild by creating more than 20,000 jobs and unlocking more than $5 billion of projects up and down New Zealand. Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones today outlined how the $3 billion infrastructure fund in the ...
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  • Statement on passage of national security law for Hong Kong
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today expressed the New Zealand Government’s deep disappointment at the passage by China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee of a national security law for Hong Kong. “New Zealand has consistently emphasised its serious concern about the imposition of this legislation on Hong Kong without inclusive ...
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  • July 1 marks progress for workers, families
    More jobs and more family time with newborns are the centrepiece of a suite of Government initiatives coming into effect today. July 1 is a milestone day for the Government as a host of key policies take effect, demonstrating the critical areas where progress has been made. “The Coalition Government ...
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  • Auckland water consent referred to Board of Inquiry
    Environment Minister David Parker has today “called in” Auckland’s application to the Waikato Regional Council to take an extra 200 million litres of water a day from the lower reaches of the Waikato River for Auckland drinking water and other municipal uses.  The call-in means the application has been referred ...
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  • New Zealand to host virtual APEC in 2021
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today that New Zealand’s hosting of APEC in 2021 will go ahead using virtual digital platforms. Mr Peters said the global disruption caused by COVID-19, including resultant border restrictions, had been the major factor in the ...
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  • Matakana Link Road construction kicks off and drives jobs
    The start of construction on a new link road between Matakana Road and State Highway 1 will create jobs and support the significant population growth expected in the Warkworth area, Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff announced today. Transport Minister Phil Twyford said construction of the Matakana Link ...
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    7 days ago
  • PPE supplies secured as COVID-19 response focuses on border
    The Government is prioritising its latest investment in PPE for frontline health workers, including staff at managed isolation and quarantine facilities, Health Minister David Clark says. “With no community transmission of COVID-19 our response now has a firm focus on keeping our border safe and secure. “We must ensure that ...
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    1 week ago
  • PGF funding for Parihaka settlement
    The Parihaka Papakāinga Trust in Taranaki will receive up to $14 million for a new visitor centre and other improvements at the historic settlement that will boost the local economy and provide much-needed jobs, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little have ...
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    1 week ago
  • Protections for workers in triangular employment
    Protections for workers who are employees of one employer but working under the direction of another business or organisation have come into force, closing a gap in legislation that  made the personal grievance process inaccessible for some workers, says Workplace Relations Minister Iain Lees-Galloway. “This Government is working hard to ...
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  • Government strengthens managed isolation system
    A range of improvements are already underway to address issues identified in the rapid review of the Managed Isolation and Quarantine system released today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. The review was commissioned just over a week ago to identify and understand current and emerging risks to ensure the end-to-end ...
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  • Whakatāne to go predator free with Government backing Ngāti Awa led efforts
    The important brown kiwi habitat around Whakatāne will receive added protection through an Iwi-led predator free project announced by Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. “The Government is investing nearly $5 million into Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa’s environmental projects with $2.5 ...
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  • Growing Goodwood: Expanding wood waste recycling plant in Bay of Plenty, Waikato
    An extra 4,000 tonnes of offcuts and scraps of untreated wood per year will soon be able to be recycled into useful products such as horticultural and garden mulch, playground safety surfacing and animal bedding as a result of a $660,000 investment from the Waste Minimisation Fund, Associate Environment Minister ...
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  • Scott Watson’s convictions to be referred to Court of Appeal
    The Governor-General has referred Scott Watson’s convictions for murder back to the Court of Appeal, Justice Minister Andrew Little announced today. Mr Watson was convicted in 1999 of the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope. His appeal to the Court of Appeal in 2000 was unsuccessful, as was his ...
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