web analytics

Daily review 17/07/2020

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, July 17th, 2020 - 42 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 …

42 comments on “Daily review 17/07/2020 ”

  1. Robert Guyton 1

    Who's the National Party spokesperson for the cannabis referendum?

    • Robert Guyton 1.1

      Probably one of the young, progressive, unencumbered Nats, right?

    • Andre 1.2

      Their justice dude, surely.

      • Robert Guyton 1.2.1

        Maybe… or not!

        • Robert Guyton 1.2.1.1

          Not Ol' Nick, surely!!

          • Cinny 1.2.1.1.1

            Unfortunately yes… dr custard got the gig.

            Lolz I honestly thought you were joking Robert…but you were for real. Hows that for what the fuckery? nick smith…

            I almost guarantee that he wanted it as a big FU to Rose Renton, because he's bitter like that.

            Edit… come to think of it, he could also be doing a big FU to ex Nelson Mayor,<a href=http://www.nelson.govt.nz/council/news/recent-media-releases-and-news/getting-real-on-nelson-s-rates-rises/"Aldo". . Who called nick out for publishing misinformation.

            Aldo is looking at creating a <a href=https://www.waimeaweekly.co.nz/brightwater-cannabis-facility-creates-jobs/"cannabis facility"
            <a href="

    • Incognito 1.3

      Any tobacco lobbyists left in the party or have they all gone up in … thin air?

  2. Incognito 2

    When is a Tax not a Tax?

    When there is an alternative.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2020/07/national-s-transport-plan-road-tolls-proposed-congestion-charging-on-the-cards.html

    That’s what the rich & wealthy do: talk to their accountants and structure their affairs to minimise their Tax liability and euphemistically call it “an alternative”.

    It would make a good Tui ad:

    There are no Taxes, only Alternatives!

  3. Anker 3

    Listened to Bridges and Parker being interviewed by garner. Parker doing well. Smiling. Not defensive. Saying to Bridges not true when Bridges made claim. Bridges was calling Parker Davo . Ffs. Parker just said Davo, no that doesn’t work. Good stuff

  4. Reality 4

    Wonder why the Nats and business lobbies are not demanding we open the borders with Australia and start taking in overseas students? After all, they are (rather were) doing so well! They have gone all quiet on that.

    Thank you Jacinda for not giving in to their pressure and demands.

    • Treetop 4.1

      The silence is deafening from the opposition when it comes to an Australian bubble.

      The Covid-19 infections in Australia are alarming. Brisbane will be next just like Melbourne and Sydney unless a level 4 lockdown.

  5. Johnr 5

    So, national announce a 30billion infrastructure spend. I thought, yahoo they're planning to spend on hospitals, education, mental health, et al.

    Silly, silly johnr it's all on ROADS. Here I sit, head in hands.

    • observer 5.1

      It's not hard to tell when a party expects to lose an election.

      Last time National won from opposition (2008) they knew they were already on track to be in government, so they followed the "small target" approach. If you think you will be asked to do what you promise, you keep those promises under control.

      If you know you won't have to deliver any of the things you talk about, you promise the earth. Why only $31billion? Might as well make it 300 billion. With no tax to pay for it, yippee!

      • Westykev 5.1.1

        Absolutely correct

        100,000 Kiwibuild homes

        1,000,000 Trees

        Child poverty reductions

        Auckland light rail

        easy to promise in opposition but harder to deliver in government

    • Grafton Gully 5.2

      In a speech in Auckland on Friday, Collins said that as well as building a four-lane expressway linking Whangārei, Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga – transforming them into an “economic powerhouse".

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/122153158/national-announces-biggest-infrastructure-package-in-history

      The road/rail integration of these centres would be vulnerable to sudden geological events.

      https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118431927/auckland-volcanoes-6km-blast-ash-hurricane-and-as-little-as-a-days-eruption-warning

      https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=10918784

      "How big is the tsunami risk facing New Zealand? New Zealand faces significant tsunami risk but has almost no direct experience so this risk is not widely appreciated. The geological record suggests New Zealand has experienced multiple large devastating tsunami in the past, and since 1840 there have been about 10 recorded tsunami higher than 4 metres. However there has been only one recorded fatality from a tsunami since European settlement. As a result the size and nature of New Zealand’s tsunami risk is not widely understood and the responses required are not widely appreciated. GNS Science modelling undertaken for this study highlighted the large exposure that New Zealand’s major population centres have to tsunami of varying sizes from a range of sources."

      https://www.eqc.govt.nz/sites/public_files/Report%20on%20Tsunami%20Risk%20facing%20New%20Zealand%20Aug%202015.pdf

      [Turned PDF into hyperlink – Incognito]

      Better then to put money and effort into regional independence and resilience with robust state of the art electronic communications we are now getting a taste for thanks to Covid 19.

      I see the National Party policy as backward looking and risky and I would not vote for it.

      • weka 5.2.1

        Better then to put money and effort into regional independence and resilience with robust state of the art electronic communications we are now getting a taste for thanks to Covid 19.

        Yep. There's a town on the Westcoast that is preparing for 3 months of isolation when the big one hits. This is approaching sensible.

        Covid and how we have responded gives us lots of opportunity for future proofing that most couldn't conceive of before. Nat are dinosaurs but there are plenty across the political spectrum who believe our future is BAU, more or less greener to an extent. This blocks doing what is necessary because when the issues are raised on TS for instance, the response too often is fear of nasty, brutish and short. People seem stuck in a very narrow view of wellbeing. I think this is changing a bit, but whether it is fast enough remains to be seen.

      • RosieLee 5.2.2

        Correct me if I'm wrong. didn't they also start transmission gully?

    • Byd0nz 5.3

      Dont worry its to be spent over a ten year period, and given they are unlikely to be in power for another ten years or more that means around about 2032, so all this 30 billion is irrelevant.

  6. Muttonbird 6

    'We are in the fight of our lives': Victoria's virus question experts can't answer.

    See, this is why you can't do pandemic response half way. You either respect it or you don't. There is no 'management' of this disease where you can tweak settings in the health vs economy dichotomy.

    This Coronavirus will run away from governments if they blink.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12348968

    • I Feel Love 6.1

      Yes, the US a case in point, chasing their tails over there, hospitals at maximum, health workers utterly exhausted, with second lockdowns businesses going to the wall (utterly heartbreaking hearing those guys talk), & Trump poses on the Resolute Desk with cans of beans.

    • McFlock 6.2

      Go hard or go home.

      Any government (national or state or region or city) that hasn't learnt this most likely doesn't care about its people dying.

      138,000 deaths in the USA, 1% of the population infected (confirmed – most likely an undercount).

      Our rate is 3 hundreds of 1%. A lot of that is luck, and a lot of it is resisting the "plan B"-type dickheads and nats constantly undermining the isolation and elimination efforts.

      • Muttonbird 6.2.1

        I notice Judith and the Nats have completely abandoned their previous position of demanding bubbles, organising funeral exemptions and lauding Australia.

        This is a complete and very very public acknowledgement that JA and her government got it right and they, the opposition, got it so badly wrong.

      • I Feel Love 6.2.2

        100% luck, luck we have the current lot in charge as opposed to the other lot.

  7. Treetop 7

    Are there going to be any more resignations from the National Party next week?

    Is there going to be another cabinet reshuffle?

    I am ruling out a leadership coup in the National Party.

  8. observer 8

    Here's a headline to make you sit up and notice:

    "Greens plan $30 billion defence spend-up!".

    Wow, what is going on? The Greens are mad militarists now? OK, don't bother Googling, they haven't really done this. All I've done is take the current annual defence budget (around $4 billion) and cut it in half, which would actually be a pretty drastic cut. Then I've pushed that $2 billion out to 2035, with no allowance for inflation or any other cost increases.

    And there's your $30 billion.

    If you want a bigger number, just add more years. And there's your headline, all over the news. Bigly big!

  9. Muttonbird 9

    I see Collins' promise of a second harbour crossing as ill thought out as JA's promise of light rail to the airport. Leaders do weird stuff before elections.

    Get decent people (off shore if need be) to agree on a broad 100 year plan, then spend the money, wisely.

    • Treetop 9.1

      Collins seems so focused on the congestion of traffic in Auckland that fixing the problem is finally a high priority. Auckland is her stomping ground and Collins appears to be after the Auckland vote.

      No mention of improving passenger rail between Auckland and Wellington.

      Economically it makes sense for roading to be four lanes from Auckland to Hamilton and Tauranga. Air travel between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga may become limited and too expensive or people may not fly short distances anymore. Were the Auckland Port to be shifted further up north four lanes would be needed.

      As for the Auckland Harbour Bridge a second bridge is required three times the width. Were anything major to occur to the bridge this would impact heavily.

      I await the housing policy from National. National finally woke up when it came to flogging off state houses thinking that they were not desperately needed.

      • greywarshark 9.1.1

        A 100 year plan? Are you young and unknowing, or old and hopeful despite obvious signs we cannot plan beyond about 10 years (20th century, now say 5 years).

        If cautionary plans are made so as to be prepared for future developments or for an emergency, probably they will not be complied with to legal levels by about 10 years on. It is too hard for humans to restrain themselves if there is money to be made, from doing what is expedient.

        100 year plans; by that time anyone involved in those plans will be dead and their sons and daughters will be into utilising anything of value for immediate consumption within thirty years or less.

  10. Incognito 10

    The pay of bloggers has not kept up with inflation if WO was allegedly paid $300 per blog post.

    https://www.newsroom.co.nz/the-return-of-dirty-politics

  11. Draco T Bastard 11

    Why can't people learn the law?

    No politics at schools.

    • In Vino 11.1

      It's not Politics, DTB – It's an Important Social Issue about which we have every right to tell you what to think for the sake of our young ones! Politics is things like Labour or National… (sarc)

      • greywarshark 11.1.1

        It's legal for churches to preach on abstinence from things they decide people shouldn't do, and to restrain thought, so they are only doing what is normal for them.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Clean Vehicles Bill passes first checkpoint
    The Land Transport (Clean Vehicles) Amendment Bill will help New Zealand drive down transport emissions by cleaning up the light vehicle fleet, Transport Minister Michael Wood says. The Bill passed its first reading today and will establish the legislative framework for key parts of the Government’s Clean Car Package, including ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Funding boost supports ongoing Māori COVID-19 response
    The Government is responding to the need by whānau Māori and Māori Health providers to support their ongoing work responding to COVID-19 and to continue increasing rates of Māori vaccination, Associate Minister for Health (Māori Health), Peeni Henare and Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today.   This increased ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Significant increase to COVID-19 penalties
    Penalties for breaches of COVID-19 orders are set to significantly increase from early November 2021 to better reflect the seriousness of any behaviour that threatens New Zealand’s response to the virus, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Throughout this Delta outbreak we’ve seen the overwhelming majority of people doing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 hours ago
  • Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill returns to Parliament
    The Counter-Terrorism Legislation Bill has returned to Parliament for its second reading in an important step towards giving enforcement agencies greater power to protect New Zealanders from terrorist activity. “The Bill addresses longstanding gaps in our counter terrorism legislation that seek to protect New Zealanders and make us safer,” Justice ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • Joint Statement: New Zealand and Australian Trade Ministers
    Hon Damien O'Connor MP, New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, and Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, met virtually on Monday 20 September to advance trans-Tasman cooperation under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER). CER is one of the most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Prime Minister’s Post Cabinet Press Conference/COVID-19 Update opening statement
    ***Please check against delivery***   E te tī, e te tā, nau mai rā [To all, I bid you welcome]   As you will have seen earlier, today there are 22 new community cases to report; three of which are in Whakatiwai in the Hauraki area, and the remainder in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    4 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
    4 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
    5 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
    5 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
    5 days ago
  • Power bill changes bring fairness to charges
    A key recommendation of an independent panel to make electricity charges fairer across all households will be put in place, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. “Phasing out the regulations on ‘low-use’ electricity plans will create a fairer playing field for all New Zealanders and encourage a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    6 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
    7 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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