web analytics

Daily Review 25/11/2016

Written By: - Date published: 6:02 pm, November 25th, 2016 - 63 comments
Categories: Daily review - Tags:

darren-watson

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 …

63 comments on “Daily Review 25/11/2016 ”

    • BM 1.1

      Twyford is a fool.

    • The Chairman 1.2

      She sure did. But Labour made her work easy.

      • Sacha 1.2.1

        Verily. Don’t seem to value strategic political comms as a skill. Party deserves every kicking they get. Shame for the rest of us.

        • Colonial Viper 1.2.1.1

          Little just needs another 6 months to settle into the Leaders role.

        • Muttonbird 1.2.1.2

          Nope. Here she calls for ‘howls of derision’ on Key’s TPP, yet she’s not game enough to do it.

          She says Labour did two things wrong: The timing of the conference, when gooey-eyed idiots were focussed on the US election for some reason. And that the media had picked one of the ideas from the FOW commission and ran negatively about it.

          She calls for ‘edge’ but don’t dare speak negatively about the pm.

          The rest was about her being sucked in by Key having a selfie with Zuckerberg. You seem to have been sucked in too, Sacha. I am disappointed about that most of all.

        • Leftie 1.2.1.3

          Party deserves a kicking for what Sacha?

          Since when was it a criminal offence to call out a reporter for deliberately lying?

          • Sacha 1.2.1.3.1

            Who’s talking about calling out a reporter? Not part of the story.

            Party deserves a kicking for not doing a major part of its job for the last 9 years. Strategic comms wins elections. Dunderheads ignore it after losing 3 in a row.

            • Leftie 1.2.1.3.1.1

              Thought it was. The discussion was on Andrea Vance and commentary was made on Labour and Phil Twyford, was it not?

              I thought it was dirty politics and a complicit msm that wins National elections.

              • Sacha

                This story does not even mention Twyford. Context is Lab’s lack of successful overall framing and engagement with gallery journos like Vance. Twyford’s recent spat is a miniscule influence on that. Party lost at sea for years.

                • Leftie

                  But as I pointed out, the commentary mentioned Twyford. And Vance, following National party attack lines, purposely lied. Labour were correct in challenging that.

                  National must of felt like a party lost at sea, when in opposition for 9 years, they came back, so too will Labour. That’s politics.

                • Leftie

                  But as I pointed out, the commentary mentioned Twyford. And Vance, following National party attack lines, purposely lied. Labour were correct in challenging that.

                  National must of felt like a party lost at sea, when in opposition for 9 years, they came back, so too will Labour. That’s politics

      • Leftie 1.2.2

        Reporters have been getting away with deliberately lying for the National government way to long. Labour is right to challenge that.

    • b waghorn 1.3

      so vance likes some of labours work but would rather be a shallow little shit, grow up you stupid cow is what someone should tell her

      • Colonial Viper 1.3.1

        Someone from the Leaders Office could give her a call and let her know that despite her misconceptions, Labour is in fact right on track to win next year.

        • Muttonbird 1.3.1.1

          Perhaps they would be if people like you would get off their arse and support them instead of posting about Trump, and other irrelevancies, 24/7.

          • Colonial Viper 1.3.1.1.1

            I’ll support Labour 100% and Andrew Little 100% if he:

            1) States that it is time to turn NZ away from free market neoliberalism and apologises for the role the 4th Labour Government played in wrecking the country.

            2) Says that there will be a total clear out of the no-hopers out of caucus, Labour Parliamentary staff and consultants who have led Labour to electoral losses over and over and over again.

            3) Commits to transitioning the nation to a livable UBI and/or living minimum wage within Labour’s first term in government.

            Give me a call when it happens.

            • Muttonbird 1.3.1.1.1.1

              Why the absolutism?

              For Andrew Little to publicly apologise for Rodger Douglas would be farcical, even you must see that.

              A purge of the Labour caucus and backroom staff would send an odd message. How about getting everyone on message and working together?

              A UBI is way ahead of its time right now. Proper immigration settings would lift wages immediately.

              • adam

                Look Muttonbird you must realise by now that what you are saying is getting no traction with the public. Are you actually talking to real people? Because most people I speak too, have a simple message, they don’t like national, but labour are no different.

                I do a lot of different volunteering and engage with a lot of different people. Labour are not getting tracking because they are seen to be out of touch. Just last week a labour party member was telling me – were all right wing now. How are you going to win people over with that attitude?

                And to put it very bluntly, what is happening overseas is eventually going to happen here, and labour will cop as much of the backlash as national.

                The key here is to turn away from neo-liberalism. Because if labour don’t, then they are done, pretty much like many other out of touch social democratic parties over the west.

                • Muttonbird

                  We are all right wing. The country has been dragged to the right and the non-voting vulnerable have been left sitting in their own stress, penury, and violence.

                  Are these the ‘most people you speak to’? I think not. National and their voters have long forgotten these people and you are forgetting them too. I suspect the people you talk to are voters and quite comfortable.

                  Labour has plenty of policy which says to these disenfranchised people that they are with them in their journey. These days however the message costs a lot to get across.

                  I will agree that Little needs to own his ground more, even under the weight of mixed messages coming from various interested parties.

                  I donated directly to Labour today with money and ideas around campaigning.

                  • adam

                    “I donated directly with Labour today with money and ideas, did you?”

                    And end up like C.V. shafted by so called reasonable people, no thanks, I’m not into sadomasochism. I helped the mana party last election, that was enough sadomasochism to last a life time.

                    But jokes aside,

                    You are not having conversations across the board are Muttonbird. Because, I speak to voters. I speak to homeless, immigrants, students, a lot of unemployed, non-voters and large sections of the disabled community on a regular basis. The joy of working (volunteering) in the community at a lot of different organisations. And they all seem to find labour the same as national, now I’m not putting words in there mouth, because I like to find out what people are thinking.

                    What I can tell you is my prediction is more people not voting the next election. A substantial bump in non-voters.

                    You speak of expense, is that not a self imposed road block? Because the labour party of old ran on the smell of a oily rag, and won elections.

                    Just saying.

                    Plus the argument we are all right wing now, is one argument which reinforces my argument that labour is not different from national. It is one of those weak ass liberal arguments that make people think labour are lossers, so why bother even voting.

                  • Leftie

                    +1 Muttonbird

                • Leftie

                  Adam. Labour has said the era of trickle down economics is over, is that not a start? And how to get traction when there is a msm that goes out of it’s way to ensure that doesn’t happen?

              • Leftie

                + 1 Muttonbird.

            • Leftie 1.3.1.1.1.2

              You wouldn’t support Labour no matter what they did Colonial Viper.

        • Jenny Kirk 1.3.1.2

          Sounds to me like Vance is smarting after being told by Phil Twyford that she was wrong about his numbers re housing a week or so ago. Now she’s getting her own back. A bit simplistic, and just downright nasty.

      • james 1.3.2

        Yeah – dont like her work – call her a “stupid cow” – Im guessing you would make an amazing employer.

        • mauī 1.3.2.1

          He would make a great employer. TVNZ would be cleaned out by mid-afternoon. No more spin and they wouldn’t end up going down the painful road of irrelevance.

        • b waghorn 1.3.2.2

          her articles are of not much use ,just more mindless drivel ,health, wages ,housing are all fucked under national but lets focus on the opposition .

          i wouldn’t sack her maui, but she would get the message that she needed to lift her game.

      • Leftie 1.3.3

        +1 B Waghorn.

    • mickysavage 1.4

      Im going to sound like I support Trump here but …

      Media are all about playing the game and who plays the game best. Key is great at it. Little is more down key.

      If we want as a leader someone who will get a photo with a former All Black who now flies helicopters as a living and gets it spread far and wide then no contest.

      In my personal view there is far too much following the sizzle and not enough concentration on substance.

      • james 1.4.1

        Andrew Little really dosnt need people concentrating on the substance.

        Labour will sink under 20% if thats the case.

      • Jenny Kirk 1.4.2

        + 100% Micky.

        And the guff about Mr McCaw “helping” out in Kaikoura was less than a joke – it was just cringe-making. And then ShonKey flew off to Peru – out of sight, out of mind. Never mind the people whose lives have been turned upside-down, not only in Kaikoura, but Wellington too.

    • ianmac 2.1

      Incredible Chairman that the beneficiaries even need to be helped let alone be punished for being on the footpath. Perhaps Paula has told staff to block those seeking entitlements any way the can.

      • Anne 2.1.1

        Perhaps Paula has told staff to block those seeking entitlements any way the can.

        A case of deliberately inadvertently forgetting to apprise them of their entitlements.

        • ianmac 2.1.1.1

          “But you poor thing, you didn’t ask the right question so how could I possibly tell you what you are entitled to. No go away you silly bunny and perhaps come back next year and then ask the right questions. Off you go then. Next please.”

        • Rosemary McDonald 2.1.1.2

          “A case of deliberately/ inadvertently forgetting to apprise them of their entitlements.” ??

          Quite possibly.

          More excellent work from CPAG, with the release of the Report “Barriers to support Uptake of the Child Disability Allowance
          in Otara”

          ” Of the 1084 households, 108 (10%) had at least one child with a disability or chronic health condition, and they had a structured interview. Of these, the majority reported a child with a serious chronic health condition (48.1% of respondents had a child with severe eczema and 20.4% with chronic asthma), and a minority reported a serious disability. Most of these families reported that they were struggling in terms of supporting their child and managing these conditions. Only 7.6% of the 108 families were receiving the CDA. The majority of them had not previously applied for the CDA, with 82% of the respondents reporting that they were not aware of the allowance or that they could receive any assistance from Work and Income. ”

          http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/news/2016/november-2016/25/make-it-easier-for-parents-to-apply-for-child-disability-allowance-%E2%80%93-otara-gp.aspx

          “The Ministry of Social Development was asked if it was policy for staff to mention the child disability allowance when they see a child who looked likely to qualify.

          No answer was given to this question. Instead, the ministry associate national commissioner Te Rehia Papesch responded by taking issue with elements of the CPAG report saying the numbers do not support the claim that the majority of eligible families who have children with a disability or chronic illness are missing out on financial help, and the study itself outlines it should be considered exploratory research only. ”

          and from another nzdoctor post….http://www.nzdoctor.co.nz/news/2016/november-2016/22/confusion-over-child-disability-allowance-sees-many-missing-out.aspx

          “Dr Taylor, as a GP registrar teacher, spends half a day each year taking registrars in south Auckland, and other doctors, to Work and Income offices to discuss the entitlements patients might be eligible for.

          “It’s absolutely fascinating and beneficial,” he says. He wishes such time slots were compulsory for all registrars.

          Many doctors don’t know about benefits, including the child disability allowance, accommodation supplements, Family First and ACC entitlements, he says. “I’m talking about across the board.””

    • Muttonbird 2.2

      Perhaps Hone Harawira would have sorted this out?

      If Kim Dotcom let him, that is.

  1. ianmac 3

    $500,000 was raised today to fund Plunket who are doing the basic support to help parents with little kids get a positive start.
    Remember when Plunket was supported with taxpayers money? Then in 2009 National dropped their funding. How cruel was/is that!

  2. BM 4

    Bit of Music

  3. Muttonbird 5

    Now, I know this isn’t the woman he threw down the stairs, but is it the one who stood by him in the fall-out from that?

    I don’t think it is. I think this is another woman who appears to have had enough after just one year of marriage.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11755046

  4. Adrian 6

    Just got a message from Scott O’Donnell the CEO of Allied Concrete, ( H. “Bill” Richardson group ) thanking us for our congratulatory message and stating that they are a family organisation and they sympathise and stand with the Pike River families.
    They have had an enormous response, all positive.
    Why can’t we have more businesses like this?
    It’s not that difficult to be ethical and human, eh.

    • Muttonbird 6.1

      On the day Jackson, Mau, and Garner were all over this but it hasn’t translated much to print media or even here, which has surprised me.

      Is it possible Dr Smith engineered this refusal from Allied in order to take the sting out of further blockades on the access road?

      As it stands, the current government hasn’t lost face, but it has avoided an increase in protest coverage.

    • james 6.2

      But hes extremely rich – dosnt that automatically make him a bad employer living off the work of others, never pays any tax – tax avoiding bastards. Generally the kind of person that is called a rich prick by the left – and a lot on here.

      Must make heads explode when they see that the rich and employers can be good people as well.

      • Muttonbird 6.2.1

        Good to see you are on the side of the families on this. I’m surprised as I thought you just mouthed the current government’s position on everything.

        • James 6.2.1.1

          I feel for the family – but I don’t agree that anyone should be allowed to go in when there is evidence that it is dangerous (despite other evidence saying it’s safe).

          But I do applaud the position of allied concrete for sticking with their views in a professional and respectful way

          • adam 6.2.1.1.1

            There is little proof that proper teams who do this work in mines around the world would have any problem going into this mine to check how the incident happened. What there is a lot of proof about is political interference and a dirty tricks campaign to stop families and the general public know what actually happened.

            If you think for one minute that international teams who do this type of work would deliberately endanger themselves – then you mate, are deluded.

            Is it not just twisted, when there was all the moaning about shower heads, and energy efficient light bulbs. But, when national go all full tilt granny state, you lot fall all over each other to defend it.

      • adam 6.2.2

        Poor james, does not realise it’s the rich who actually are unethical which are the problem, not those who are.

        But as james once again shows he has no empathy or any social conscious. So wants us all to be as hateful, and as spiteful, as him.

        • James 6.2.2.1

          Actually not hateful or spiteful. But you do prove my point.

          Here is a rich guy taking a principled stand – and yet you state the rich are unethical.

          Go figure – you just cannot see past your bias of rich people.

          • adam 6.2.2.1.1

            Can’t you read whole sentences james, or was you hand on it so hard thinking you won a argument, you exploded onto the screen before putting your brain into action?

            I invite you to re read what I wrote, take your time, read it aloud, if that helps. Look at the words again and see the order they are put in, and what it means in the context of the whole sentence.

            Good luck.

            • James 6.2.2.1.1.1

              Ahh going with the smug superiority complex reply.

              Original. I won’t get into the irony of you having one tho’ 🙂

              Have a nice night Adam.

        • Draco T Bastard 6.2.2.2

          Poor james, does not realise it’s the rich who actually are unethical which are the problem, not those who are.

          Wrong. Even those rich who are humane are also the problem as they’re engaging in the same unethical actions as those who are more on the psychopathic spectrum.

          We only accept it because we’ve been taught that such unethical actions are right and proper.

  5. Paul 8

    Arctic ice melt could trigger uncontrollable climate change at global level.

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/25/arctic-ice-melt-trigger-uncontrollable-climate-change-global-level

    Arctic scientists have warned that the increasingly rapid melting of the ice cap risks triggering 19 “tipping points” in the region that could have catastrophic consequences around the globe.
    The Arctic Resilience Report found that the effects of Arctic warming could be felt as far away as the Indian Ocean, in a stark warning that changes in the region could cause uncontrollable climate change at a global level.
    Temperatures in the Arctic are currently about 20C above what would be expected for the time of year, which scientists describe as “off the charts”. Sea ice is at the lowest extent ever recorded for the time of year.
    “The warning signals are getting louder,” said Marcus Carson of the Stockholm Environment Institute and one of the lead authors of the report. “[These developments] also make the potential for triggering [tipping points] and feedback loops much larger.”

    Worth listening to this guy, I reckon.

  6. Incognito 9

    How the mighty have fallen; an OE that didn’t have a happy ending?

    A Dame has effectively become persona non grata in the UK, of all places.

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/former-nz-high-court-judge-slammed-uk-mps-in-report

    That enquiry is jinxed. Why might that be?

    It smells like this: https://thestandard.org.nz/rnz-on-suppressed-child-abuse-report/

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Tuvalu language revival and COVID-19
    Te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu 2021 - Tuvalu Language Week moves online due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 said the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  “However it is a timely reminder of the power of embracing both traditional and new ways of doing things. It has been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • United Nations General Assembly: 76th General Debate Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā o tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Prestigious people, Speakers of note, Chiefs one and all of this General Assembly Ngā mihi mahana ki o koutou katoa, mai i toku Whenua o Aotearoa Warm greetings to you all from my home ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum prioritises women’s economic empowerment
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today chaired the virtual APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum, which is working to address outstanding issues for women and girls across the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum brought together Ministers and representatives from 21 economies to discuss gender ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Upper Hauraki to move to Alert Level 2
    Upper Hauraki will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow, 25 September, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. After positive cases were detected in the Upper Hauraki area on Sunday, extra Alert Level restrictions were put in place to immediately prevent any wider transmission of the virus.  “We’ve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Report into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system released
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed the findings of an independent review into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system, which regulates the export of goods to foreign militaries, police forces or paramilitaries. Produced by David Smol, a former Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of Brett Crowley of Wellington as a District Court Judge.  He is currently the Wellington Public Defender and started his career as a staff solicitor working in a range of litigation including criminal defence work. He went to the bar in 1999 specialising ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Mental health stocktake shows strong progress
    The first report of the Government’s Implementation Unit has found strong progress has been made since the Mental Health and Addictions Package was announced in 2019. “The report notes most initiatives funded in the Budget 2019 package are on track to deliver what is expected by 2023/24,” Grant Robertson said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Working together to grow the West Coast
    A project that has been crucial in allowing businesses to continue during the tourism downturn is among a number of initiatives to receive a boost from the Government’s Jobs For Nature programme, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Sustaining South Westland is an extension of an initiative set up last year ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Next steps to improve safety in wake of Whakaari White Island tragedy
    The Government is moving to improve safety in light of the Whakaari White Island tragedy and has released proposals to reinforce safety standards in registered adventure activities. The package of proposals includes: Strengthening requirements for how operators, landowners and the regulator manage natural hazard risks Improving how risks are monitored, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to the Pacific and AstraZeneca vaccines to the COVAX Facility, to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. “New Zealand is donating 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Speech to the Property Council of New Zealand
    Kia ora koutou katoa   Is it a pleasure to be able to speak with you today, and to be able to answer some questions you may have. I would like to acknowledge the organisers of this event, the Property Council. The theme of this year’s conference is City Shapers. Together ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Additional MIQ for Christchurch
    An additional hotel will be added to our network of managed isolation and quarantine facilities, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I have approved and Cabinet is in the final stages of signing off The Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch as a new managed isolation facility,” Chris Hipkins said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • NZ COVID-19 response earns another major digital investment
    Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Amazon’s Web Services’ (AWS) decision to establish a Cloud Region on New Zealand shores, further boosting New Zealand’s growing digital sector, and providing a vote of confidence in the direction of New Zealand’s economic recovery. “Amazon is the second ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Zealand invests in cutting edge cancer R&D
    Scaling up the manufacture of CAR T-cell cancer therapy for clinical trials Advancing New Zealand’s biomedical manufacturing capability Supporting future international scientific collaborations Transforming cancer care with targeted, affordable solutions Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced that the fight against COVID-19 will not stop the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Expert group appointed to lead New Zealand’s future health system
    An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This Government is building a truly national health system to provide consistent, high-quality health services right across the country. This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Funding to help clean up contaminated sites
    The Government is supporting the clean-up of contaminated sites in Northland, Dunedin and Southland to reduce risk to people’s health and protect the environment. Environment Minister David Parker said the funding announced today, through the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund, will help us turn previously hazardous sites into safe, usable public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Predator Free apprenticeships open up new job opportunities
    The expansion of a predator free apprenticeship programme is an opportunity for more people to kick-start a conservation career, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The Predator Free Apprenticeship Programme is focused on increasing the number of skilled predator control operators in New Zealand through a two-year training programme. “The Trust ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Further NCEA support confirmed for Auckland students
    The number of Learning Recognition Credits for senior secondary school students will be increased for Auckland students, Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. This recognises the extended time these students will spend in Alert Levels 3 and 4. “It means students in Auckland will have a fair opportunity to attain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Long-term pathway next step to better mental wellbeing for New Zealanders
    The Government is taking a new approach to support people who experience mental distress, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “Kia Manawanui Aotearoa – Long-term pathway to mental wellbeing (Kia Manawanui) is the first 10-year plan of its kind that targets the cause of mental distress and also sets out how ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Keeping our Police safe to keep our communities safe
    The Government is committed to keeping our frontline police officers safe, so they in turn can keep New Zealanders safe – with one of the largest investments in frontline safety announced by Police Minister Poto Williams at the Police College today.   The $45 million investment includes $15.496 million in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 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 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    7 days 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks 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
    2 weeks ago