web analytics

Direct action against SH20 motorway begins

Written By: - Date published: 9:04 pm, May 17th, 2009 - 32 comments
Categories: activism, mt albert - Tags:

Protesters calling for the Government to abandon its plans to drive an above-ground motorway through the middle of Mt Albert disrupted the opening of an adjacent stretch of motorway by Transport Minister Steven Joyce on Friday.

Socialist Aotearoa has the footage:

32 comments on “Direct action against SH20 motorway begins ”

  1. edoze 1

    The Fulton Hogan worker was useless! He could have stopped those rabble rouses in their tracks. He had the orange jacket of faux authority on and everything.

    People were more scared of getting arrested than protesting for real. They obviously dont care enough about the tunnel.

    That was a one of the tamest protest i have ever seen, but it had a good edit and soundtrack.

  2. I have a few thoughts on “where to from here” with regards to protesting against the Waterview decision.

    http://transportblog.co.nz/2009/05/16/bulldozing-the-process-for-waterview/

    Basically, two steps first:

    1) Get the costs and benefits of the project to be calculated and properly released. This needs to take into account the additional social and environmental costs from this option vs the full tunnel option. The $2.6b of time-savings benefits should also be extremely closely examined.

    2) Demand a local hearing. The government IS going to bulldoze this through a “board of inquiry”, limit the length of the consent process and limit the rights of appeal – all changes currently being promoted in the RMA Amendment Bill (remember the one we didn’t get a proper say on). Residents should work together to demand a proper local hearing for this proposal, not some quasi environment court situation where everyone will need to have hot-shot lawyers.

    Starting a “Stop the Motorway” society would also be a good idea. My boss (who lives in across the road from where the motorway will be) has suggested that “Bury the Motorway” might be a good name – as it either means bring back the tunnel or stop the whole project.

    • serpico 2.1

      Just get on with your life jambury and you never know you might be able to get a job picking up litter on the new motorway.

      • The Voice of Reason 2.1.1

        Nah, John Key’s already got that job. He’s trying to scrape some roadkill called Melissa off the tarmac as we speak.

    • Anita 2.2

      It needs a combination of three tactics IMO:

      1) A respectable community group with a couple of very eloquent and middle class looking spokespeople (ideally with either no political affiliation or a balanced pair)able and willing to drop everything and spokesperson on just about everything related. Epic media accessibility (think Garth McVicar). This might be your “bury the motorway”.

      2) Dedicated detailed legal and procedural challenges from hell (think Waterfront Watch)

      3) Radical direct action with a real eye to media opportunities and street theatre.

      The first group will be the “balanced opinion” used by the media whenver groups 2 and 3 do something. So it’ll be group 2/3, group 1, govt spokesperson (probably preceded with “Transport Minister, Steven Joyce, was unavailable for comment”. That way the media is carrying 2:1 anti-motorway voices and group 1 shows that the entire community is against the motorway (not just the nutty procedure freaks and the dreadlocked rent a mob (as the right will try to portray groups 2 and 3 ))

      Just saying 🙂

      • rave 2.2.1

        Great ideas. Also I think that we could get the logo bury the motorway printed on hiviz jackets and all wear them everywhere as a sort of constant street theatre.

      • jarbury 2.2.2

        Excellent ideas there. I wonder if I am impartial enough to get involved with group 1?

        Legal work will clearly need a lot of money to help fund it. But then again there are a lot of people in the surrounding area who are likely to lose a lot if it goes ahead (and particularly if it is not mitigated properly).

        The extremely busy stretch of Great North Road through Waterview offers some great opportunities for group 3 to protest along.

  3. Natpicker 3

    Serpico will have the luxury (along with the rest of us) of good health from walking to work within the next dozen years when only the super rich have the ability to buy petrol (for which they will get mugged), Whilst walking most people will likely reflect upon the massive missappropriation of resources to build this road which should have gone towards alternatives such as rail. Fortunately for Serpico there wont be much litter to pick up as his public duty (strange word “duty”).

    For the rest of us the divorce from our cars is going to be a real shocker, we just cant get our heads around it which is why we are going down the mad path of building soon to be redundant motorways. Jarbury, lets not piss around with reroutes, modifications etc, lets see it fore what it is, a massive resource missappropriation. Hey, Serpico, get a bike.

    • serpico 3.1

      I already got a bike with a blue banana seat and ape hangers.
      Hey Natpicker, give jamberry a nosegay!!

  4. Who is jamberry?

  5. giggles 5

    Pretty important issue this one, as evidenced by the protester turnout.

    • jagilby 5.1

      “25-30” NIMBYs, NIABYs, BANANAs and CAVE people?

      Hmmm, is that all it takes to define a substantial turnout? I see democracy works in quite a different way on planet The Standard.

  6. Tom Semmens 6

    Well you see Jarbury, the right has a sense of humour permanently frozen at about the level of a year five or six schoolchild. In keeping with the fine comedic tradition of ten year olds, a lot of righties seem to think it is enormously funny to deliberately get someones name wrong.

    It just means that you are a bit of clever clogs study swot who all the dumb kids further down the stream find a wee bit threatening. Just nod, and avoid eye contact.

    Next: Serpico tries to steal your playlunch.

  7. Nih 7

    Although there’s plenty of name-calling from the opposition and their supporters during any given term, this particular government is undeniably a train wreck.

    Key’s popularity has waned more quickly than any prime minister in our history, they’ve failed to properly address the recession, ‘political royalty’ behaviour such as an unskilled Rankin’s appointment to an inappropriate position has reared its ugly head and National’s dubious Australian PR team seems to have gone on holiday.

    Can’t wait for the next election.

    • Tim Ellis 7.1

      Key’s popularity has waned more quickly than any prime minister in our history, they’ve failed to properly address the recession and their dubious Australian PR team seems to have gone on holiday.

      Erm, the polls suggest otherwise. Key is more popular as prime minister and National is more popular as a government than any other political leader or party under MMP.

      • The Voice of Reason 7.1.1

        Not this week, Timmy. Ask around the research department at the ‘bank’ you work at. One term, then another decade on the opposition benches.

    • Anita 7.2

      Nih writes,

      Key’s popularity has waned more quickly than any prime minister in our history

      Any evidence of that?

      • Pat 7.2.1

        Is there a prize for the dumbest comment ever made on The Standard? Cause surely Nih’s one would be a finalist.

  8. Chris 8

    I know two of the people on that protest (and I would have been there had I known about it). The two are in fact deeply die-heart National Party members. I would like to acknowledge that they at least have the courage of their conviction that Steve Joyce’s motorway is a bad idea for everyone concerned.

  9. Pat 9

    Anita: You made some throughful assessment on gender bias about Lee. Your thoughts on Rankin? It seems Rankin bears the brunt of the attacks, yet her husband Mr McIntyre is off-limits. Also, I am not sure a male would be subjected to the same scrutiny about their personal life (Cullen, Mallard, Brash etc spring to mind).

    • Anita 9.1

      Pat,

      I do intend to write something about the revolting intrusion into Rankin’s personal life. I just need to calm down a little and work out which tack to take as there are so many things that bother me about it and I try not to write posts which are just a breathless list of things that offend me connected by “and what’s more”. 🙂

      Do you think the gender bias is the worst aspect of it?

      • Pat 9.1.1

        “Do you think the gender bias is the worst aspect of it?”

        I can’t think of an example in NZ politics where a male’s personal life has suffered an attack such as this. She is being labelled the scarlet woman and the direct implication is that she caused Mrs McIntyre to take her own life. This line of attack is despicable, and for the life of me I cannot find the connection to her ability to carry out a part-time role on a board.

        • Anita 9.1.1.1

          I think there are three bundled issues

          1) Gender archetypes

          2) Attack politics

          3) Intrusion into personal lives.

          I’m pretty offended by all three.

          • Pat 9.1.1.1.1

            I think you have unbundled the key issues well. You can write your blog now.

            The great irony is that Rankin has already done more for the profile of the Family Commission than anything or anyone else since it started. Most people were not aware it existed, and even less know what it does. She is a threat to its cushy existence, because she will ask the hard questions (e.g. the Kahui twins comment she made last night) and also demand outcomes.

          • Anita 9.1.1.1.2

            Pat writes,

            I think you have unbundled the key issues well. You can write your blog now.

            I can’t do justice to all three in a single post.

            I will fiddle with it and write something tonight.

          • Anita 9.1.1.1.3

            Pat,

            Here you go

            Everyone else,

            Apologies for linkwhoring.

          • felix 9.1.1.1.4

            All true but you know what? I couldn’t give a fuck.

            The woman is – to borrow from Bill Hicks – a demon sent from hell to lower the standards.

            That’s all she is. No amount of attacking or defending her can change this. You’re all wasting your time.

            Now can we get back to serious issues which actually matter please?

  10. The Voice of Reason 10

    I think the trophy is still round at Tim Ellis’s place, Pat. You’d be fighting Serpico and Bilbo for the right to stick it on the mantlepiece, I guess.

    NiH’s comment, overenthusaistic though it might have been, does raise a question for me. Where are the polls? Are any due nationally or in Mt Albert? Sorry to sidetrack, Standardistas, but does anyone know?

    • Pat 10.1

      Labour have been doing their own polling in Mt Albert, haven’t they? I’m sure if they looked real good for Shearer, they would release them.

      • The Voice of Reason 10.1.1

        Ditto for the Nats, Pat, but they’d be holding back out of embarrassment.

        I’m actually wondering when the major polling companies are due to canvass the voters again. I think the honeymoon is over and the bride is thumbing the yellow pages for divorce lawyers, but I’d love to see some numbers to prove it.

      • Pascal's bookie 10.1.2

        “…they would release them”

        Unlikely I think, if you start selectively releasing favourable results you only set yourself up for a world of awkward questions in other times.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Trans-Tasman travel window to close at midnight tomorrow
    A further 500 MIQ rooms released for managed returnees from NSW Further Government actions announced today are balanced to provide more certainty for Kiwis wanting to return from Australia, while continuing to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, acting Minister for COVID-19 Response Ayesha Verrall says. The actions were foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    40 mins ago
  • Govt investing millions in Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti schools
    Napier Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools are among those set to benefit from a $16.5 million investment in the Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti region, Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash announced today. The Government has set aside money in Budget 2021 to accelerate five projects in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Game changing Jobs for Nature investment for Northland
    Conservation Minister Kiri Allan has announced Jobs for Nature funding for a portfolio of projects that will create ‘game changing’ gains for nature and communities across Northland/Te Tai Tokerau as part of the Government’s acceleration of the economic recovery from COVID. “This portfolio of 12 projects will see over $20 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Third COVID-19 vaccine receives provisional approval
    New Zealand’s regulatory authority Medsafe has granted provisional approval of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older, Acting Minister for COVID-19 Response Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. New Zealand secured 7.6 million doses (enough for 3.8 million people) of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Bowel-cancer screening programme is saving lives
    More than 1000 New Zealanders have had bowel cancer – New Zealand’s second-most-common cause of death from cancer - detected under the Government’s National Bowel Screening Programme, Health Minister Andrew Little said today. More than 1200 New Zealanders died from bowel cancer in 2017. The screening programme aims to save ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Govt welcomes draft report on the retail grocery sector
    The Commerce Commission’s draft report into the retail grocery sector is being welcomed by Government as a major milestone. “I asked the Commerce Commission to look at whether this sector is as competitive as it could be and today it has released its draft report for consultation,” Commerce and Consumer ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Christchurch’s Youth Hub ‘set to go’ thanks to further Government funding
    Construction of New Zealand’s first, purpose-built centre for youth well-being is ready to get underway thanks to an extra $2.5 million of COVID-19 response funding, Housing Minister and Associate Minister of Finance, Megan Woods announced today.  “The Christchurch Youth Hub is about bringing together all the things young people need ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Next step to protect Milford Sound Piopiotahi
    Expert group lays out plan to better protect iconic UNESCO World Heritage site Milford Sound Piopiotahi and its surrounds Funding confirmed for dedicated unit and Establishment Board to assess the recommendations and provide oversight of the process from here Milford Opportunities Project a test case for transformational change in tourism ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Funding for projects to reduce waste from construction and demolition
    The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. “Construction is the main source of waste sent to landfill, and much of this could be reduced, reused and recovered,” Environment Minister David Parker said. “The Government is funding ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Plan to eliminate hepatitis C as a major health threat by 2030
    A plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand, reducing liver cancer and the need for liver transplants, has been released today by Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall. “Around 45,000 New Zealanders have hepatitis C, but only around half know they have it,” said Ayesha Verrall. “Symptoms often ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • School upgrades and new classrooms for West Coast, Tasman and Canterbury
    A funding injection from Budget 2021 to complete four shovel ready projects and new classrooms at six schools and kura will provide a real boost to local communities, Minister Dr Megan Woods announced today. “This Government has committed to providing quality fit for purpose learning environments and 100,000 new student ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Warmer Kiwi Homes smashes annual target
    The Government's highly successful insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, is celebrating a key milestone with the completion of more than 38,000 insulation and efficient heater installs in the year to the end of June, smashing its target of 25,000 installs for the year. “The Warmer Kiwi Homes scheme ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ
    Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New Zealand was suspended on Friday for at least eight weeks following the worsening of the COVID outbreak across the Tasman. New Zealanders have ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs makes three diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced three New Zealand Head of Mission appointments. They are: Mike Walsh as Ambassador to Iran Michael Upton as Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Kevin Burnett as Ambassador to Indonesia Iran “Aotearoa New Zealand has a long-standing and constructive relationship with Iran, despite a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved for West Coast and Marlborough
    The Government has activated Enhanced Task Force Green (ETFG) in response to the West Coast and Marlborough floods, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “To assist with the clean-up, up to $500,000 will be made available to support the recovery in Buller and Marlborough which has experienced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Govt support for upgrade of Eden Park players facilities
    Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade the players facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World Cup events. Eden Park is a confirmed venue for the Rugby World Cup 2021, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, and a proposed venue for matches of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More jobs and quicker public transport motoring towards West Auckland
    Work to improve public transport for West Aucklanders and support the region’s economic recovery by creating hundreds of jobs has officially kicked off, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff this morning marked the start of construction on the Northwestern Bus Improvements project. It ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government backs critical health research
    Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease is getting crucial support in the latest round of health research funding, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today. The funding, awarded through the Health Research Council of New Zealand, covers 31 General Project grants ($36.64 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Bay of Islands hospital facilities to bring services closer to home
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little have joined a ceremony to bless the site and workers for Phase Two of the redevelopment of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa today. The new building will house outpatients and primary care facilities, as well as expanded renal care ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Raukokore re-imagined with ‘smart’ relocatable rent to own housing
    Iwi, Crown Partnership Relocatable, fully insulated housing, connected to a new solar plant Provides a pathway to home ownership New housing in the remote eastern Bay of Plenty community of Raukokore shows how iwi and Crown agencies can work together effectively to provide warm, dry, energy efficient homes in a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Cabinet accepts Turkish authorities’ request for the managed return of three NZ citizens
    Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier this year. Turkey has requested that New Zealand repatriate ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Govt delivers more classrooms so children can focus on learning
    Extra Government investment in classrooms and school building projects will enable students and teachers to focus on education rather than overcrowding as school rolls grow across the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis say. The pair visited Ruakākā School in Whangārei today to announce $100 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New station a platform for AirportLink to take off
    Every Aucklander with access to the rail network will now have a quick and convenient trip to the airport, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said during the official opening of the new Puhinui Interchange today. The new interchange links the rail platform with a new bus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 10 days sick leave for employees delivered
    Legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days comes into effect today, bringing benefits to both businesses and employees, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. “Our Government is delivering on a key manifesto commitment to help Kiwis and workplaces stay healthy,” Michael Wood said. “COVID-19 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on Election Win
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tonight congratulated Prime Minister-elect Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her victory in the Samoa’s general election. “New Zealand has a special relationship with Samoa, anchored in the Treaty of Friendship. We look forward to working with Samoa’s new government in the spirit of partnership that characterises this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Quarantine Free Travel with Australia suspended
    Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. From 11.59pm today Australians will no longer be able to enter New Zealand quarantine-free. This will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Growing conservation efforts in Gisborne
    A big injection of Jobs for Nature funding will create much-needed jobs and financial security for families in TeTairāwhiti, and has exciting prospects for conservation in the region, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The projects target local communities most affected by the economic consequences of COVID 19 and are designed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Flood recovery given further assistance
    The Government is contributing a further $1 million to help the flood battered Buller community, Acting Emergency Management Minister Kris Faafoi announced today. “Buller is a small community which has found itself suddenly facing significant and ongoing welfare costs. While many emergency welfare costs are reimbursed by Government, this money ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Funding for five projects to reduce food waste
    The Government is funding five projects to help address the growing problem of food waste, Environment Minister David Parker announced today. “New Zealand households throw away nearly 300,000 tonnes of food every year, half of which could still be eaten. By supporting these initiatives, we’re taking steps to reduce this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding event
    The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated today - meaning residents on the West Coast of the South Island and in the Marlborough region hit by flooding over the weekend can now access help finding temporary accommodation, announced Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) Poto Williams in Westport today. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pause to Quarantine Free Travel from South Australia to New Zealand
    Quarantine Free Travel from South Australia to New Zealand will be paused from 11.59am (NZT) tonight, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. However, people currently in the state who ordinarily live in New Zealand will be able to return on “managed return” flights starting with the next available flight, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand condemns malicious cyber activity by Chinese state-sponsored actors
    New Zealand has established links between Chinese state-sponsored actors known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40 (APT40) and malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “The GCSB has worked through a robust technical attribution process in relation to this activity. New Zealand is today joining other countries in strongly condemning this malicious ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Remarks to Diplomatic Corps
    It is a pleasure to be with you all this evening. Some of you may have been surprised when you received an invitation from the Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control, and I would forgive you if you were. New Zealand is unique in having established a Ministerial portfolio ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Early Pfizer shipment boosts vaccine schedule
    The largest shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to date has arrived into New Zealand two days ahead of schedule, and doses are already being delivered to vaccination centres around the country, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “The shipment of more than 370,000 doses reached New Zealand yesterday, following a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Backing for Bay of Islands predator free effort
    The Government is throwing its support behind an ambitious project to restore native biodiversity and build long-term conservation careers, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Predator Free Bay of Islands aims to eradicate predators from the three main peninsulas in the region, and significantly reduce their impact throughout the wider 80,000-plus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government commits $600,000 to flood recovery
    The Government is contributing $600,000 to help residents affected by the weekend’s violent weather with recovery efforts. Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have been in the Buller district this afternoon to assess flood damage and support the local response effort. They have announced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government assisting local responses to heavy rainfall and high wind
    Acting Minister of Emergency Management Kris Faafoi says Central Government is monitoring the severe weather across the country, and is ready to provide further support to those affected if necessary. “My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this latest event, particularly communities on the West Coast and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • PM Ardern chairs APEC Leaders’ meeting on COVID-19
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of Leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight. “For the first time in APEC’s history Leaders have come together for an extraordinary meeting focused exclusively on COVID-19, and how our region can navigate out of the worst health and economic ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Health Minister welcomes progress on nurses’ pay
    The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s decision to take the Government’s improved pay offer to members and to lift strike notices is a positive move towards settling district health board nurses’ pay claims, Health Minister Andrew Little said. “It’s encouraging that the discussions between NZNO and DHBs over the nurses’ employment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Boost for Pacific regional business
    Pacific businesses will get a much-needed financial boost as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the new Pacific Aotearoa Regional Enterprise Fund, said Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  The new $2 million fund will co-invest in Pacific business projects and initiatives to create ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago