web analytics

Dirty politics in Dunedin

Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, September 3rd, 2014 - 42 comments
Categories: accountability, Politics, Satire, tertiary education - Tags: , , , , , , ,

Nope, fortunately despite the title this post is definitely is not about the tediously infamous Pete George1. 😈

Instead Andrew Geddis appears to be up to his neck in the mire of organising “Debating ‘Dirty Politics’: Media, Politics and Law”, at a ‘scholarly’ debate on Friday from 1pm-4pm. The key features that indicate that it is a scholarly debate is the long-winded format and that they have scheduled it inside non-academic’s work hours.

Andrew Geddis suspiciously manages to give some very specific insider details…

1:00-1:15: Opening interview with Mr Nicky Hager
1:15-2:05: Media panel with Dr Rosemary Overell; Dr Holly Randell Moon; Dr Brett Nicholls and Dr John Farnsworth.
2:05-2:55: Politics panel with Dr Bryce Edwards and Professor Richard Jackson.
2:55-3:45: Law panel with Professor Paul Roth and Professor Ursula Cheer
3:45-4:00: Closing remarks from Mr Nicky Hager

I’m sure that the levels of scholarly speculation will be brimming with polite disagreement. But it looks like it will be worth watching later on while quaffing a beer at the end of the day.

It will be live streamed on youtube and hopefully they will provide a offline link even if they don’t provide the refreshments.

 


 

  1. Pete George would have to be New Zealand’s most obsessive blogger since Dad4Justice stopped haunting every blog that he wasn’t banned at. He is conservative who considers that he is in the centre of politics, but his tag cloud indicates that he has a strong right lean. Because he attacks the left and especially the left blogs at every available opportunity, we easily dwarf his tags for National in his tag cloud. I am so glad that this political fool isn’t in Auckland.

42 comments on “Dirty politics in Dunedin ”

  1. ghostwhowalksnz 1

    PG is a treasure of the old school.

  2. The key features that indicate that it is a scholarly debate is the long-winded format and that they have scheduled it inside non-academic’s work hours.

    Well, it is within academic work hours, too! What do you think we are, Vampire-like creatures who only operate after the sun has set?

    Seriously, but, the event will be available in clip form on YouTube after its completion. The point of filming it is to make a permanent, publicly accessible record of proceedings for anyone interested.

    • Tracey 2.1

      Have sent the details to a retired professor friend of mine in Dunedin. I hope he will come along. Well done Andrew.

    • lprent 2.2

      *grin* I thought that might get a reaction.

    • lprent 2.3

      What do you think we are, Vampire-like creatures who only operate after the sun has set?

      Confidentially, every time I hear Lyn describing politics in the academic environment, I sometimes to get visions that she is describing the set of some vampire laden sitcom.

      But hey, everyone to their own. I’m sure that the struggle for sparse resources there really isn’t *that* bad 🙂

      (I’m an ardent fan of working away from taxpayers dollars myself)

      • Confidentially, every time I hear Lyn describing politics in the academic environment, I sometimes to get visions that she is describing the set of some vampire laden sitcom.

        You may be confusing your vampires with your zombies, there.

        • AmaKiwi 2.3.1.1

          Lyn is a male.

          • lprent 2.3.1.1.1

            Actually no. Lynn Prentice (ie lprent) is grey headed male. My partner Lyn is very definitely a female (I have investigated this)

            We just happen to have the same first name with variant spellings.

            My parents call us Grey Lynn and New Lyn…. Funny eh? (not)

        • lprent 2.3.1.2

          Surely not. I’d never describe academics as mindless lumbering slow beasts with an appetite for “brains”…..

          Ummm. Maybe that isn’t a good line to take. I do recall a few nearly somnolence first year courses. Organic chemistry in particular, cost accounting was pretty damn bad (and even worse in second year), that 3rd year course in compiler theory with Bruce Hutton – fascinating and deadly boring at the same time…

    • RedBaronCV 2.4

      Possibly at Vic. Floor after floor without the office lights on during the day – semi dimness the rule. Or maybe the “don’t waste power memo” was exceptionally sharp

  3. Enough is Enough 3

    Bring our Brian Roper.

    He was the highlight of my BA years with that ‘fro, drinking coke and seeing him out surfing.

    It would be good to hear his perspective on all this.

  4. left for dead 4

    He is still banned from here,is he not…(There really is a god) someone else’s quote.Just read Dirty politics this morning,so disheartening.Even the ODT’s political editor Dene MacKenzie called it (Depraved).

    • lprent 4.1

      Can’t remember. I suspect not.

      He usually gets a reasonably short ban about behaviour and then huffs away in distaste at being accountable for his behaviour. I then expect to see a pile of links coming through from posts as he declaims the brimstone level here.

      Personally I think he comes here when he starts running out of material..

      • veutoviper 4.1.1

        He got the ‘good bye’ from Russell Brown at Public Address a few weeks ago.

      • weka 4.1.2

        HAve you seen the pingback at the bottom of the page? 😉

        • lprent 4.1.2.1

          We leave them in when the post is about him.

          But he has been a bit stale recently. Hopefully this should raise his amusing ire again.

          I saw a link coming through this morning. So I thought I’d help him out by giving him something solid to whine about.

          • Lanthanide 4.1.2.1.1

            Just had a read of it. PG apparently doesn’t understand how footnotes work, as he claims the post starts and ends talking about him, and the stuff in the middle is just an excuse to talk about him…

            No, really.

            • lprent 4.1.2.1.1.1

              Why did you find that surprising. That is genuinely how he thinks…

              The joy of it is that because he has such a conservative frame of reference and so very thin-skinned, he is alarmingly easy to manipulate. For instance I was at one stage considering treating him as a kind of blogging grenade.

              Hopping into kiwiblog or whaleoil on one of my rare incursions, making comments in the context of a Farrar or Slater pompous post using Pete George as an example, and then exiting in the sure knowledge that the posts comments would shortly become trash.

              But then I made the mistake of telling another blogger that. They felt that it was going to reek too much of being cruel to dumb animals.

      • Tracey 4.1.3

        was he ever the kind of dirty of dirty politics? His old pal Dunne is determined not to read the book, such virtue

        • lprent 4.1.3.1

          Dunne isn’t that notable for his ability to deal with new ideas. You can see why he’d avoid learning them.

          The ‘conservative’ party in NZ really doesn’t deserve the name becasue they have quite a lot of (foolhardy) ideas.

          For true conservatives you can’t go past United Future – the party of Hair and the past.

        • weka 4.1.3.2

          He was running his own wee personal smear campaign against karol and other tsers a while back.

          • Tracey 4.1.3.2.1

            ah, thanks.

            Lprent

            Good point, the want a higher low end tax free threshold, but other than colinc crazi party are practically Amish

    • Tracey 4.2

      now you know why national is determined people dont read itcos it is filthy not dirty, and the water that is wasted by people hving to shower afterwards

      • lprent 4.2.1

        And they haven’t fully privatised the water (yet). Is that the reason?

        • Tracey 4.2.1.1

          i notice that rather than make farmers clean up some waterways, the nats are going to buy $100m worth of bad water from farmers. Kind of a lolly scramble

  5. brian 5

    Dirty Politics in Hamilton, as well
    I understand Nicky Hagar will be talking at a public meeting at Waikato University on Monday 8 September. I have no other details at this stage.

    • brian 5.1

      The University of Waikato

      Public Lecture by Nicky Hagar
      Monday 8 September, 7.30pm

      Introducing Nicky Hager

      Nicky Hager is a Wellington-based investigative journalist. His previous books
      include The Hollow Men, Secret Power, Seeds of Distrust and Other People’s
      Wars. Nicky will speak about attack politics in the New Zealand political
      environment in the age of social media.

      This is a free lecture – everyone is welcome.

      Monday 8 September, 7.30pm
      S.G.01, S Block, University of Waikato

  6. swordfish 6

    I miss the sheer existential futility of PG’s daily missives of a year or two back . His comments would proceed something along the lines of: “A number of interesting things have happened in politics over recent months. What sort of factors might account for these interesting things ? And, equally, what sort of factors might not so much account for them ? How interesting it is to contemplate.”

    He always had a kind of Waiting for Godot thing going on. Which is why, unlike many here, I usually found him not so much irritating as (unintentionally) entertaining.

    • Anne 6.1

      The other (unintentionally) entertaining aspect of PG was his frequent habit of stating the obvious, believing himself to be the first person to think of it or work it out… such was his belief in his monumental(?) powers of observation.

      • lprent 6.1.1

        …his frequent habit of stating the obvious, believing himself to be the first person to think of it or work it out…

        Especially the standard ideas that I learnt when I used to sneak along to my mothers uni lectures back in the 1970s (which incidentally caused my lifelong addiction to reading history texts).

      • Pete 6.1.2

        It wasn’t so much his political leanings I objected to – he’s an older fellow and they tend to be more conservative. It was his constant desire to have the last word. In contrast, for all the rage Matthew Hooton engenders, I don’t find myself skipping his comments. Whenever I saw PG in a thread, it made political discussion a tedious act, rather than enjoying my political nerdery. There’s maybe, what, 150 or so regulars involved in discussion threads. Plus lurkers (hi, lurkers). And we’re spread across the left. We all have differences of opinion, but we don’t actively seek to derail conversation, which is what PGs technique amounted to. Maybe it’s the format – I think Twitter might be a better forum for his style.

        • Anne 6.1.2.1

          Twitter??? How could he ever manage to fit those interminable and vacuous ravings into a twitter feed. 🙂

        • lprent 6.1.2.2

          There’s maybe, what, 150 or so regulars involved in discussion threads. Plus lurkers (hi, lurkers).

          Maybe three or four times that. A lot of the occasional people are really regular commenters having a bit of a sabbatical for a few years or a few months. People come and go.

  7. emergency mike 7

    Don’t you mean infamously tedious lprent?

  8. Paul Campbell 8

    Well Peter George is not representative of the rest of us in Dunedin, (or maybe the rest of us are just less annoying).

    Dunedin is going through it’s own Dirty Politics scandal of sorts with mass resignations of employees from the DCC as a decades long rort has been uncovered and councilors crying ignorance, even though we elect them to keep an eye on such things (remember the similar situation with the Hospital Board a decade or so ago with some of the same representatives professing ignorance).

    There must be something in the water (oh wait we sold that off to Christchurch ….). Sadly our city is so mired in debt (mostly rugby debt forced on us by the govt and NZRFU for the world cup) the council is unable to do much of anything other than raise rates in a city where jobs continue to disappear …

  9. Chloe O'Brien 9

    Nicky Hager’s ‘Dirty Politics’ has already overshadowed half of the election campaign and I like many other Kiwis are getting sick and tired of hearing about it. I probably will never read it, so instead I just fall victim to the media and its take on the book.

    However, if all these dirty tactics are what’s really going on in parliament and between ministers how can we feel proud of our government? How are young people supposed to want to vote when all they see is nastiness and corrupt politicians? I for one feel completely turned off, even John Key and David Cunliffe’s responses to the issues brought up by the book have been woeful.

    All the fuss has even brought Dame Anne Salmond out to make comment, in a recent article she said:

    “We have the right to live in a democracy where our leaders do not lie to us, or abuse their powers, or strip away our freedoms. They need to represent what’s best, not what’s worst about New Zealand. We are entitled to feel proud and confident about the way we’re governed, not embarrassed and ashamed.”

    I couldn’t agree more. My question to all you intelligent and open minded individuals is this, who is prepared to take a stand to clean up all the dirt? Lets get it out in the open so we as citizens of New Zealand can actually make well informed decisions about who we want running our country. #independent #high-level #inquiry

Links to post

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • 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
    2 hours 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
    2 hours 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
    2 hours 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
    4 hours 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
    7 hours 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
    20 hours 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
    22 hours 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
    1 day 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
    1 day 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
    1 day 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
    1 day 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    4 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
    4 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
    5 days ago
  • Government funding to fight infectious diseases
    $36 million for research into Covid-19 and other infectious diseases The investment will improve our readiness for future pandemics Research will focus on prevention, control, and management of infectious diseases The Government’s investing in a new Infectious Diseases Research Platform to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response and preparedness for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks
    Suspension to be reviewed again mid to late November Decision brought forward to enable access from Australia to first tranche of around 3000 rooms in MIQ Air New Zealand working at pace to put on more flights from Australia from October    The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Extra support for Ethnic Communities to share vaccination information
    Extra support is being made available to Ethnic Communities to help them share COVID-19 vaccination information within their communities, Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “We know we need to get every eligible person in New Zealand vaccinated. A fund being launched today will allow for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region
    School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I’ve carefully considered advice on the implications of shifting the dates and concluded that on balance, maintaining the status quo ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week 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
    1 week ago
  • Speech to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Conference 2021
    Kia Ora tatau katoa.   Ka tuku mihi ki nga nēhi, He pou Hauora o Aotearoa, E ora ai tatou.   Whakatau mai  I runga i te kaupapa o te ra Te NZNO conference.   Tena koutou tena koutou Tena tatou katoa   Good morning, and thank you inviting me ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government investment in farmer-led catchment groups sweeps past 150 mark
    171 catchment groups have now been invested in by the Government 31 catchment groups in the Lower North Island are receiving new support More than 5,000 farmers are focussed on restoring freshwater within a generation through involvement in catchment groups  Government investment in on-the-ground efforts by farmers to improve land ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Fight to protect kauri on track
    The Government is pitching in to help vital work to protect nationally significant kauri forests in Auckland, Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan says. “Ensuring the survival of these iconic trees for future generations means doing everything we can to prevent the potential spread of kauri dieback disease,” Kiri Allan said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Joint statement of Mr Bernard Monk; Hon Andrew Little, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry,...
    [Note: The Parties have agreed on terms to fully and finally settle the proceeding and will jointly issue the below statement.] At the heart of this litigation are the lives of the 29 men tragically lost at the Pike River mine on 19 November 2010 and to whom we pay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • More financial support for businesses
    Today’s decision to keep Auckland in a higher COVID Alert Level triggers a third round of the Wage Subsidy Scheme which will open for applications at 9am this Friday. “The revenue test period for this payment will be the 14th to the 27th of September. A reminder that this is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago