web analytics

Daily Review 18/08/2016

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, August 18th, 2016 - 43 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

Close Nauru camp
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 …

43 comments on “Daily Review 18/08/2016 ”

  1. Anne 1

    NZ intelligence and Security Bill – First Reading;

    Andrew Little – http://www.inthehouse.co.nz/video/44820

    Kennedy Graham – http://www.inthehouse.co.nz/video/44824

    I hope the select committee hearings will take place in public. I, for one, would wish to watch proceedings.

  2. joe90 2

    A plan so cunning, you could put a tail on it and call it a weasel!

    .

    Proportionally speaking, Americans living in poverty pay more for basic necessities. On energy bills, the poorest 20 percent of Americans spend more than seven times the share of their income than do the wealthiest. Dividing American incomes into three, households in the bottom third spend twice the portion of their incomes on transportation than the top third. High housing costs are hurting everyone—but they’re hurting poor Americans the most.

    […]

    It might not need to be. Urban poverty could be cut—rather drastically— through a basic principle of finance, according to the Center for Neighborhood Technology, a Chicago-based urban policy think-tank. On Thursday, the CNT released the “Urban Opportunity Agenda,” with a central premise so simple that it’s sort of stunning it’s not talked about more: Reducing the cost of living for low-income citizens.

    http://www.citylab.com/cityfixer/2016/08/poverty-reduction-cost-of-living-center-for-neighborhood-technology/494348/

  3. ScottGN 3

    So according to Claire Trevett’s rather disjointed and incoherent efforts in the Herald today it’s a perfectly legitimate tactic for a government to clog up the private member’s bill ballot with bogus bills that are doled out to backbench MPs by the Attorney-General?
    Is this really the best the Herald can do as far as political opinion pieces go?

  4. Garibaldi 4

    Bit of a heavy day of right wing trolls. Big of them to point out that it’s better to be taught how to fish than to be given one. I would challenge them to walk a mile in another man’s shoes rather than sling off from their position of privileged upbringing. However I guess it is better not to respond to them at all.

    • Halfcrown 4.1

      Got to agree with you there. I really don’t believe that there are people out there who are so callous. The bit that really gets to me is, they don’t realise how lucky they have been dealt a decent hand. If only they stopped and thought for a minute and adopted an attitude ” There for the grace of God goes I”
      I sometimes wonder if the comments by these people is piss taking or a wind-up.

  5. joe90 5

    Most recent wingnut meme-

    .

    MUST SEE: Photos of Hillary Clinton Propped Up on Pillows

    […]

    Notice anything about the image?

    Hillary is being propped up by a pillow, and it’s hardly the first time this has happened. In fact, the former secretary of state used to include propping cushions on her list of demands during her lucrative time on the paid celebrity speaking circuit.

    http://archive.li/viFKD

    edit: for giggles – #sayswho?

    • Colonial Viper 5.1

      Dr Drew Pinsky says he is “gravely concerned” about Hillary Clinton’s health

      Board-certified medicine specialist and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky has come out and said that he is “gravely concerned” about presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s health, pointing out that treatment she is receiving could be the result of her bizarre behaviors…

      Appearing on KABC’s McIntyre in the Morning, Pinsky said he and his colleague Dr. Robert Huizenga became “gravely concerned….not just about her health but her health care,” after analyzing what medical records on Hillary had been released.

      Pinsky pointed out that after Clinton fainted and fell in late 2012, she suffered from a “transverse sinus thrombosis,” an “exceedingly rare clot” that “virtually guarantees somebody has something wrong with their coagulation system.”…

      “So the very medicine doctors are using may be causing this problem and they’re using an old fashioned medicine to treat it – what is going on with her health care?” asked Pinsky.

      Pinsky described the situation as “bizarre,” and said that Hillary’s medical condition was “dangerous” and “concerning”.

      Dr. Drew also went on to add that it was a sign of “brain damage” when Hillary had to wear prism glasses after her fall.

      Easy win Trump November 2016.

      http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-08-17/dr-drew-pinsky-says-he-%E2%80%9Cgravely-concerned%E2%80%9D-about-hillary-clinton%E2%80%99s-health

      • Garibaldi 5.1.1

        This “concern” about Hillary’s health has been around for a while. I can’t help wondering if isn’t mainly coming from those nice empathetic Republicans….

        • Colonial Viper 5.1.2.1

          What do you think about the MD’s suggestion that her need for prism glasses suggests that Clinton is suffering relevant brain damage from her blood clot in 2012 (presumably damage to her visual or oculomotor functions)?

            • Colonial Viper 5.1.2.1.1.1

              Sure joe90, if you’re right, Clinton will last through the physical rigours of the final months of the campaign just fine.

              By the way, any idea why if Clinton is in such good health, that she is only doing 1 to 2 campaign events a week (which are usually small scale fund raising functions) at the moment while Trump is doing one or two 1000+ person public rallies a day?

              Between August 21 and Sept 13 inclusive (a 24 day span) Clinton has just 5 public events on her campaign schedule. There are city councillors here in Dunedin doing harder campaigning than she is.

              And its been approx 260 days since she has held a sit down press conference. If her health is good, why doesn’t she front up?

              • There could be many valid reasons apart from illhealth. This latest health focus is such a crock.

                • Colonial Viper

                  Sure. What are the 3 most likely reasons for Clinton only doing 5 campaign events in 24 days this close to the election, apart from ill health?

                  • McFlock

                    Not wanting to distract from what trump says.
                    Clintons campaign chances leap when trump opens his mouth.

                    • Colonial Viper

                      Sure, if that’s what you think, all is well.

                      Edit – will do a post on this in the next day or so which will suggest why you are incorrect.

                    • McFlock

                      lol

                      hot off the RT press,eh…

            • joe90 5.1.2.1.1.2

              Well she probably does owe it to voters to give a press conference at some point soon but it’s most certainly not a political mistake to give fewer than Trump.

              • Colonial Viper

                Her ill health will be apparent in any all media press conference which lasts longer than 15 minutes.

                Thats why she has been avoiding them.

                • weka

                  You’ve seen the West Wing CV. You know that health issues don’t equate with incompetence or debilitating weakness. The line you are running is ableist, meaning that you are assuming that her illness is a disability and that disability is an incompetence. People with disabilities have spent decades working against those kind of prejudices. Seeing them in a left wing space is bizarre.

                  • Colonial Viper

                    What is bizarre weka is that you can refer to that story line in the West Wing yet still fail to understand its implications Weka.

                    The problem wasn’t that Bartlet had multiple sclerosis. The problem was that him, his spouse and his senior advisors LIED TO THE ENTIRE COUNTRY about it.

                    The line you are running is ableist, meaning that you are assuming that her illness is a disability and that disability is an incompetence.

                    Fuck that is stupidly missing the point. See above. The point is the LIE and the DECEPTION ffs.

                    • Colonial Viper

                      For those interested this is from the West Wing episode in question

                    • Rosemary McDonald

                      “Fuck that is stupidly missing the point. See above. The point is the LIE and the DECEPTION ffs.”

                      Fuck that is a stupid thing to say….whose business is it anyway if a person has a disability or medical condition?

                      Eh? Eh?

                      If they can do the job….so fucking what?

                      Trump? Clinton?

                      Who really gives a toss…one as bad as the other and the US of A richly deserve either…or hey…both.

                      But CV…leave a person’s health and disability status out of it…

                      Unless its fucking relevant.

                    • Colonial Viper

                      Sure, you seem like someone who wants to be kept ignorant by the candidate, Rosemary.

                    • weka

                      No, the ableism is you deciding that someone you perceive as having an illness or disability is lying, when you really have no idea. That shit damages people’s lives. It’s the same prejudice and arrogance that leads people to question the right’s of ill and disabled people to benefits. It’s also the same dynamic as an insurance company denying someone cover for chronic illness because their facebook page has a picture of them at a party dancing. Or someone deciding that a person on a sickness benefit seen painting their roof is really a lying bludger and instead of making a speech about it they ring the fraud line at WINZ which reigns a whole heap of shit down on that person despite them having done nothing wrong.

                      The only difference is that Clinton is writ large a million fold because of who she is.

                      No-one has the right to diagnose people online and use that misdiagnosis for their own ends (it looks like your anger against Clinton is a part of this). It’s discriminatory and creates a culture where people who are ill and disabled get active prejudice directed at them.

                      The people who have a legitimate right to discuss Clinton’s medical status are her, her family, and her medical practitioners.

                      As for Bartlet, I took a different moral to the story. Which was the dilemma of having a disability in a country which is prejudiced against illness, and having to make decisions about what is fair and useful to disclose when in a position of power. Had Bartlet disclosed he had MS he would have been discriminated against and never have become president despite his disability not affecting his ability to do the job. You think that the issue is the lying, I think the issue is that disability doesn’t equate to incompetence and yet we live in a society that too often thinks it does.

                      I actually don’t care if Clinton has a health issue that she isn’t disclosing. I do care if she has a condition that affects her ability to be president. Both those statements apply to anyone running. But we have no way of knowing if she has an illness that affects her ability, and you trying to guess in such a politically charged way sanctions that being done to anyone. That’s fucked.

        • One Two 5.1.2.2

          Joe, your one sided posts create an inpression that you desperately wish to see a Hillary Clinton presidency

          Why is it that you defend Clinton so feverishly?

          What is in it for you that has created this obsession, via your posts deriding Trump or anyone who may take up an opinion against Clinton?

          Do you even know?

          • joe90 5.1.2.2.1

            In short, ABT. As for posts deriding Trump – the narcissistic draft dodging racist misogynist lying bully boy deserves derision.

            • Colonial Viper 5.1.2.2.1.1

              Ahh yes the copious liberal sneering and falling for the MSM memes of the day, replacing actual thinking and insight.

              Easy Trump win Nov 2016.

              • joe90

                As opposed to the copious sneering and falling for the alt-right memes of the day, replacing actual thinking and insight.
                //

                • Colonial Viper

                  huh? You’re the one who has been sneering against Trump with stupid name calling in this exchange.

                  • joe90

                    Trump is a thin skinned narcissistic draft dodging bully boy with allegations both public and private, of racist misogynist behaviour and sexual impropriety swirling about in the ether.

                    And then there’s his lying, cheating financial skullduggery

            • One Two 5.1.2.2.1.2

              Can’t fault your honesty

              Critical thinking and evaluation are not for everyone

              So how about the decades of ‘allegations’ against The Clintons and The Clinton Foundation including sexual violence, fraud, corruption etc?

              ABT provide you with a big enough curtain to hide all that behind?

      • miravox 5.1.3

        So how is Trump’s dementia?

        Although the Democrats can’t put out any false memes about that. His doctor’s letter clears up any doubts about his health.

        • Colonial Viper 5.1.3.1

          Trump is doing one to two public appearances a day in front of crowds of between 1,000 and 10,000.

          Hillary has got 5 campaign events scheduled across 24 days, all small, non-public event fund raisers.

          You do the math on who can keep up the pace.

      • McFlock 5.1.4

        BTW, has Dr Drew bothered to apply his magical diagnostic powers to Trump as well?

  6. whispering kate 6

    Can anybody explain to me why there has to be Terms of Reference for a Government inquiry. Tonight Dr Jonathan Coleman has announced there will be an independent inquiry into the contaminated water in Havelock North and now Hastings by the look of the news this evening. He said once the Terms of Reference have been sorted out they do this inquiry.

    Surely if you have experts in the field presumably to conduct this inquiry then surely they will be totally adequate, experienced and knowledgeable enough to know what to do and be left to get on with it. It looks to me like the Government like to steer these inquiries to a conclusion to their liking, not very democratic if you ask me.

    Why are Terms of Reference always included in any Government inquiry.

  7. Halfcrown 7

    “Why are Terms of Reference always included in any Government inquiry.”

    They are there to make sure when the brown stuff hit the revolving thing, none of it sticks to the government or their tory mates. and to make sure that it is Labours fault

  8. whispering kate 8

    Thanks guys, I thought it was pretty obvious why they set Terms of Reference. Democracy as it is today is totally wrecked. Terms of Reference have to be the most cynical ploy and so openly practiced. Why bother with these expensive enquiries in the first place. They now need to declare it is a State of Emergency but its obvious that the Government doesn’t want to have to give compensation and that is the reason they are declining to do so – cynicism of the highest order. What a ghastly lot we have sitting in power today.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Upgraded Auckland Film Studio ready to roll
    The completion of upgrades to the Auckland Film Studio will provide an economic boost for Auckland and the country as a whole. The Government invested $30 million into the project through the Infrastructure Reference Group. The project was also funded by Auckland Council. “The investment has been transformational for Auckland ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    59 mins ago
  • Government boost for Queenstown’s film and technology industry
    The Government continues to invest in projects across the country to ensure our regions have the infrastructure they need to thrive and grow, and to boost local economies. The investment today announced for Queenstown Lakes district will drive innovation and create job opportunities in the region. The Government has approved ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • Building a better housing and urban future for Rotorua, together
    Housing Accord renews the commitment by Government, Rotorua Lakes Council, Te Arawa and Ngāti Whakaue for better housing and social outcomes in Rotorua.  The Accord seeks to: reduce the reliance on emergency housing provide better support and care to people in emergency housing increase housing supply to ensure more Rotorua ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • New Zealand observers to Fiji elections
    New Zealand observers are to join a Multinational Observer Group that will report on Fiji’s forthcoming General Election. “Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to support Fiji’s upcoming election on 14 December,” Nanaia Mahuta said. “The Multinational Observer Group is an important initiative to support the people of Fiji and the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 hours ago
  • Improved visa conditions for frequent official visitors from Pacific Island Forum Countries
    Officials, diplomats, and frequent business visitors travelling to New Zealand from Pacific Island Forum Countries and Kiribati will receive improved visa conditions when travelling to New Zealand, Immigration Minister Michael Wood has announced today. “Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific share an important history and close partnership, and after the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • New legislation to provide affordable water services for New Zealanders
    The Water Services Economic Efficiency and Consumer Protection Bill and Water Services Legislation Bill have been introduced to Parliament today, following the passage of the Water Services Entities Act. Once passed the legislation will ensure affordable drinking water, wastewater and stormwater can be provided to New Zealanders now and into ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Freshwater regulations updated
    The Government has updated the Essential Freshwater 2020 regulations to support their effective implementation, and in response to consultation feedback.   Changes have been made to the: NPS-FM – National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 NES-F – Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Freshwater) Regulations 2020 Stock Exclusion Regulations – ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    24 hours ago
  • Changes to Fire and Emergency New Zealand Board Announced
    Minister of Internal Affairs, Jan Tinetti is today announcing changes to the board members of Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) to assist in improved performance from the Crown Entity. “It is important that FENZ has the governance and support it needs to meet the Governments expectations; to ensure our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Next steps in securing affordable water services for New Zealanders
    The Government has laid foundations for safe and affordable water services with the Water Services Entities Bill passing its third reading in Parliament.  This is the first of three bills that will ensure affordable drinking water, wastewater and stormwater services can be provided to New Zealanders now and into the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New Zealand homes warmer and healthier with 100 thousand retrofits
    The Government's flagship insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, has passed 100,000 installations of insulation and efficient heaters, making homes warmer and healthier. “Since its launch in 2018, Warmer Kiwi Homes has played a key role in our government’s action to tackle energy hardship and make homes healthier for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Circuit breaker introduced to stop children re-offending
    A fast-track intervention introduced for children aged 10-13 engaging in serious and persistent offending, with initial rollout in Counties Manukau and Waitakere Children who offend will now have a plan put in place within 24-48 hours of offending Expanding Kotahi te Whakaaro, a programme that’s already successfully turning young lives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • More medicines for more New Zealanders
    Spinraza to be funded for young people with spinal muscular atrophy. Free meningococcal vaccine for more people. Capsule instead of intravenous chemotherapy for hundreds of cancer patients. The Government is welcoming news that more important medicines are to be publicly funded, thanks to a major increase in the budget of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Celebrating the success of Prime Minister’s Oranga Tamariki Award winners
    The achievements of a group of young people who have been in care or involved in the youth justice system have been recognised at the Oranga Tamariki Prime Minister Awards, Minister for Children Kelvin Davis said. A total of 25 young people were present at the Awards ceremony along with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • DevNet 2022: Keynote address
    Whakataka te hau ki te uru, Whakataka te hau ki te tonga. Kia mākinakina ki uta, Kia mātaratara ki tai. E hī ake ana te atakura. He tio, he huka, he hauhū. Tihei Mauri Ora!   Tēnā koutou katoa. Thank you to the University of Auckland for hosting this DevNet ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Community voices amplified in fight against alcohol harm
    Alcohol licensing hearings will become more accessible and less adversarial as the Government removes barriers preventing community voices from being heard, Justice Minister Kiri Allan said today. A Bill making targeted changes to the licensing process in the Sale and Supply of Alcohol Act 2012 has been introduced to the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • GOVT to provide further funding to Ruapehu Alpine Lifts
    The Government has decided to advance a further $6 million bridging funding to allow time for MBIE through Kanoa-RDU to support the development of an alternative commercial solution. “Following discussions with affected stakeholders, including other creditors and iwi, it has become clear that more time is needed to further explore ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government delivers safer roads for Waimakariri
    Associate Minister of Transport Kieran McAnulty was in Waimakariri this morning to mark the beginning of work on a $41 million programme to improve road safety in the Waimakariri district. “The projects started today is critical for the people of Waimakariri as it will address the stretch of SH1 between ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • International tourists bring over $1b into economy
    Spend from all international visitors totalled $1.03 billion in the September 2022 quarter Holidaymakers spent $479 million Visitors for friends or relatives spent $292 million Tourism Electronic Card Transactions spend in 8 regions (out of 16) was higher than October 2019 levels pre-COVID The release of the International Visitor Survey ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Launch of Te Ara Paerangi Future Pathways
    E ngā mātāwaka, E ngā iwi o te motu, Tēnā koutou katoa. Ko Ayesha Verrall ahau, Te Minita mō te Rangahau, Pūtaiao me te Auahatanga. Tēnā koutou i runga i te kaupapa o te wā, Nō reira, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā tatou katoa.   Acknowledgements It is a privilege ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Reform of science system to build better future for New Zealand
    The Government has set the direction for a future-focused science system says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall. Our research, science and innovation system will be geared towards tackling New Zealand’s big challenges such as climate change, environmental degradation and the complex health and problems that undermine wellbeing. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Te Rohe o Rongokako Joint Redress Bill Third Reading I Te Pānuitanga Tuatoru o te Pire mō te Puret...
    Te Pānuitanga Tuatoru o te Pire mō te Puretumu Ngātahi mō Te Rohe o Rongokako I te rā nei, i Pāremata, ka oti te tuatoru me te whakamutunga o ngā pānuitanga o te Pire mō te Puretumu Ngātahi mō te Rohe o Rongokako. Ko tā te pire, he whakatinana i ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Hi-tech New Zealand strawberries on the horizon
    New Zealanders will be able to enjoy spray-free strawberries grown through a hi-tech new system almost all year round through a Government-backed pilot project based in Foxton, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced. “We’re focussed on innovations that lift the sustainability and productivity of our food and fibre sector and this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Cadetships programme continues to empower whānau Māori
    Since July 2022, more than 610 cadets across 35 programmes have been approved, up from the 499 cadets approved by this time in the last financial year. The programme is growing. “The Cadetship programme’s ongoing success comes down to treating our young people with mana so that they can achieve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New rules for offshore detention complete Govt response to Operation Burnham inquiry
    The government has announced a new set of rules to ensure proper and humane treatment of people detained by Police, Defence forces, or other New Zealand agencies during offshore deployments. The Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta says the new framework for offshore detention delivers on the fourth and final recommendation accepted ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • 19 new townhouses for whānau in need in Lower Hutt
    Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) Peeni Henare today visited Kahungunu Whānau Services and their newly purchased 19 townhouses in Taita, Lower Hutt. “Through the Government’s Te Kahui Māori Housing programme, Tātai Mokopuna Holdings Limited (the asset holding company of Kahungunu Whānau Services)  was granted a $7.1 million Māori housing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government backs greater competition in building supplies to reduce costs for Kiwis
    The Government will take action to increase competition in the residential building supplies sector, says Building and Construction Minister Dr Megan Woods and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark, following the release of the Commerce Commission’s market study final report. “We asked the Commerce Commission to review our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Royal Commission to draw lessons from pandemic response
    A Royal Commission to prepare New Zealand for future pandemics through lessons learned from COVID-19 has been announced by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today. “Every country in the world has grappled with COVID-19 and there was no playbook for managing it,” Jacinda Ardern said. “It had been over 100 years ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Minister Sio to discuss Pacific development priorities
    Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio travels to Indonesia this week to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Indonesia Pacific Forum for Development and the 15th Bali Democracy Forum. “Attending these international meetings enables Aotearoa New Zealand to connect with our partners kanohi ki te kanohi, or face to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Changes to partner work visas deferred to April 2023
    Changes to partner work visas that were set to come into effect in December 2022 have been deferred to April 2023, Immigration Minister Michael Wood has announced today. “I have made the decision to defer these changes to April 2023,” Michael Wood said. “Our Government wants to provide greater certainty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Building Act changes put the environment at the heart of how we build
    The Government is taking action to reduce waste and lower emissions from the building and construction sector in significant Building Act amendments announced today. “This Government is proud to put the environment at the heart of how New Zealand builds. By enabling mandatory energy performance rating requirements for buildings, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Govt’s medicines boost paying off for New Zealanders
    Pharmac’s plan to fund the cystic fibrosis medicine Trikafta is another example of the Government’s boost to the medicines budget helping New Zealanders, says Health Minister Andrew Little. “Pharmac, not politicians, makes the decisions on what treatments to fund, but politicians decide what funding to provide to Pharmac, and health ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Better transport choices for New Zealanders
    Forty-six councils across Aotearoa New Zealand, from large metro centres to small provincial towns, will receive funding to implement more transport options for communities, as part of the Transport Choices package 2022-24, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. “The Government is upgrading New Zealand’s transport infrastructure system to make it ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Te Rangiwaituhi – Maniapoto apology
    Mihi Ko taku rourou iti a haere, maringi kai whenua Ko taku rourou iti a haere, maringi kai moana kia mau ki te kawau māro, whanake ake! kō Maniapoto e! Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa   Greetings and Thanks As we gather here this morning I want to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Maniapoto receives Crown Apology – Ka whakawhiwhia ki a Ngāti Maniapoto te Whakapāhatanga a ...
    Kua tukuna e te Pirimia, e Jacinda Ardern, i te taha o te Minita mō ngā Take Tiriti o Waitangi, a Andrew Little, te Whakapāhatanga a te Karauna ki a Ngāti Maniapoto mō āna mahi o mua i takahi i te Tiriti o Waitangi. I tū te hui i Te ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Big online platforms to pay fair price for local news content
    The Government will legislate to require big online digital companies such as Google and Meta to pay a fair price to New Zealand media companies for the local news content they host and share on their platforms, Minister of Broadcasting Willie Jackson announced today. The legislation will be modelled on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government to remove entrenchment from Three Waters legislation
    The Government will fix the Water Services Entities Bill this week by removing the entrenchment clause that was voted on during committee stages, Leader of the House Chris Hipkins announced today. “It was a mistake to put the entrenchment clause in and the Government will fix the issue as soon ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 10 new whare for Ngāi Tāmanuhiri kaumātua and whānau in Te Muriwai
    Associate Minister of Housing (Māori Housing) Peeni Henare joined Ngāi Tāmanuhiri and the wider Toitū Tairāwhiti collective, at the opening of 10 new homes built for kaumātua and whānau in Muriwai today.   “Every whare that is built and whānau that is transferred from inadequate housing to a warm dry ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Joint statement: Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand Foreign Minister Consultations
    Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator the Hon Penny Wong welcomed Aotearoa New Zealand's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon Nanaia Mahuta to Canberra today for biannual Australia – Aotearoa New Zealand Foreign Minister Consultations. The Ministers acknowledged the unique strength of the relationship between Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, reaffirmed the shared ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Funding boost for kaupapa Māori response to homelessness
    Associate Minister of Housing (Homelessness) Marama Davidson has announced a significant funding boost today for kaupapa Māori approaches that support whānau into housing. $24.7 million will be allocated to support the delivery of He Ara Hiki Mauri – a tangata whenua-led response to homelessness. “Homelessness is not inevitable. By working ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Appointment of Judge of the High Court
    Auckland barrister David Gary Johnstone has been appointed a judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General David Parker announced today. Justice Johnstone graduated from the University of Auckland in 1991 with a BCom/LLB(Hons), and joined Bell Gully as a solicitor, practising in general commercial litigation. During 1993 and 1994 he studied at the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago

Site running without external caching as that has been a recent problem. It will be slower. Working on it.