web analytics

DJ Key broke the law

Written By: - Date published: 8:17 am, February 9th, 2012 - 43 comments
Categories: crime, election 2011, john key - Tags:

The Electoral Commission’s decision on the ‘DJ Key’ hour on RadioLive has been leaked. It shows that Key’s hour-long DJ spot was an election ad. It’s the only sensible decision. Key was clearly on the show to promote his brand to win votes. He made several political comments. RadioLive now faces a $100,000 fine for perverting our election. And Key’s reputation takes another hit.

43 comments on “DJ Key broke the law ”

  1. Kaplan 1

    Will the Nats have to account for this in their election costs now?
    An hour long radio advert can’t be cheap.

    Maybe zero interest on a forty odd million loan covers it…

    • burt 1.1

      No, all they do now is retrospectively validate themselves – naturally supported by the same people who supported such self serving antics when Labour did it !

      Parliament know better than anyone what the intent of the law was and they know they didn’t breach the intent…. no guilt mind, no guity hands…..

      Keep up…

      • bbfloyd 1.1.1

        so burty… when you’ve finished working yourself into a froth over your hero being exposed for the self serving, cynical recipient of the corrupt old boys network that has utterly highjacked our airwaves….. would you care to exercise that melon of yours , and give at least ONE valid example of your claims?

        i would hate to think of you as just another halfwit without the maturity to be able to face reality with any kind of dignity….

        come on little berty,, SHOW US THE MONEY!!!

  2. Carol 2

    It’s the broadcaster that is being referred to the police for breaking the law, not the PM. How so? Surely the PM was complicit? And does it come out of their election budget?

    • The Commission generally only ever refers events or ads, not people. The people bit is usually up to the Police.

      That said, the reason the broadcaster might have been referred is that it is they whom the Broadcasting Act makes liable for things like this.

    • I hope the police consider the possibility of Key being a party to the offence.  This would create some interesting legal issues.

      • Inventory2 2.2.1

        As it would with every Labour Party breach currently under investigation by the Police micky. Be careful what you wish for 🙂

        • mickysavage 2.2.1.1

          I don’t follow I2. 
           
          A party to an offence includes those who does an act for the purpose of aiding any person to commit the offence, or abets any person in the commission of the offence, or incites, counsels, or procures any person to commit the offence. 
           
          It could be argued that by Key agreeing to do the show and by showing up aided Radio Live to breach the Broadcasting Act by allowing them to broadcast an election programme in breach of section 80 of the Act.

          • aerobubble 2.2.1.1.1

            worse, it plays to those that think teagate was a set up to make Key look like a victim of MSM rather than as now seems a user of MSM influence illegally.

    • Blue 2.3

      The broadcaster should be the one getting in hot water for this. The PM did what any reasonable politician would do when offered an hour’s free advertising on a popular radio station right before the election.

      Radio Live did something fucking stupid and arrogant and they deserve everything they get over this one.

      • Hanswurst 2.3.1

        That makes little sense. Taking that to its logical extreme, any reasonable PM would acquiesce to the leader of the opposition being thrown under a bus, and only the direct perpetrator should be prosecuted.

    • Fortran 2.4

      Carol
      Nothing to do with Nats budget.
      It is Radio Live in the gun.

    • Well Carol one thing is sure if this had been Labour all hell would have broken out. Herald headlines and the electoral commision whacking Labour a large fine.Remember how Labour had to pay out over the Helen Clark Pledge cards .It nearly broke Labour and in fact they have still not recovered financially yet. There is no doubt the Tories have many friends in high places, who help out when needed.

      • burt 2.5.1

        Can you please clarify what **fine** you think Labour paid over the pledge card debacle.

        A fine… imposed in a court…. for the pledge card rort…. what planet are you living on ?

  3. Kaplan 3

    Prime Minister John Key’s slot on talkback station RadioLive is raising eyebrows over a multi-million dollar loan.
    Key: “We do our very best to make sure that we observe any Electoral Law that’s in place and we believe we’ve done that,” he said.
    Their “very best” wasn’t good enough. Enough said.

  4. Blighty 4

    I wonder if the police will react as quickly and with as much manpower to this as they did to Key’s tea-tapes complaint.

    • Ianupnorth 4.1

      mate you’re dreamin’……

    • Not likely. It’s not imprisonable, so they can’t get search warrants.

    • Vicky32 4.3

      I wonder if the police will react as quickly and with as much manpower to this as they did to Key’s tea-tapes complaint.

      Sadly, there’s not a chance of that… My thought when I heard the news this morning was “too late!” It almost doesn’t matter now, as Joe and Josephine Everage will say… 🙁

       

  5. CnrJoe 5

    Surely young master key was just following orders? C&T say jump he says how long?

  6. Lanthanide 7

    The title to this post is clearly wrong in two ways:

    1. The commission has referred Radio Live to the police, not Key.
    2. It is up to the police to decide if Radio Live broke the law. No such decision has yet been made.

    • Hanswurst 7.1

      I think the “DJ Key” in the title is supposed to refer to the phenomenon, rather than the man, and the “broke the law” bit is perfectly reasonable, althogh it should probably have been attributed (either to the Herald or to the commission). Dunno whether I’d be too concerned about the attribution, though, since it’s just a short post on a blog referencing a news website, not a journal/newspaper article or a doctoral thesis.

      • Lanthanide 7.1.1

        I figured someone would reply with that.

        What if the headline said “Hospital cleaner Janice broke the law”. Would you think “oh yes, it was Janice that broke the law” or would you think “oh yes, clearly it was the hospital employing her as a cleaner that broke the law”.

        In the specific case of “DJ Key” where we know DJing is not his primary job (we hope?) it is not quite the same, but the point remains saying “XXX YYY broke the law” where YYY is the person’s name, the normal way to read such a statement is that the person named YYY broke the law.

        • Hanswurst 7.1.1.1

          Nah, that’s really stretching it. DJ Key is not just a job description, it’s a reference to an incident that is well known by most who frequent this site and anyone who follows NZ current affairs. It’s not so much like saying “hospital cleaner Janice” as it is like saying “Doctor House” or “Inspector Morse”.

    • Lanthanide 7.2

      I must correct #2 here:

      The commission decided that the show broke the act, and therefore broke the law, so referred it to police. It is up to the police to decide whether to seek conviction or not. But regardless of what action the police take, the commission have decided that the law was broken.

  7. Tiger Mountain 8

    Technicalities Lanth, ShonKey pushed his luck with that broadcast in the first instance, it takes two to wind up the EC, a media outlet and a mug at the mike.

  8. Ross 9

    > And Key’s reputation takes another hit.

    To be fair, he didn’t have much of a reputation to begin with.

  9. Kotahi Tane Huna 10

    Well I can find you a lawyer who will give you another opinion. They’re just like academics you know.

  10. james111 11

    Wow riverting heart stopping news. Your headline says JK broke the law so he will be charged then right?
    How ever the news says Media works broke the law and will be charged. Just wondering who is right the News or The Standard with a political axe to grind. Headlines should at least be factual.

    • Ed 11.1

      I took it that Zetetic was not referring to DJ Key as a person, but to the National Party of which John Key is the ‘symbolic’ head. As Kaplan in #1 identified, if it is an election advertisement then a deemed commercial cost will need to be included in National Party election costs – and is likely to bring them over campaign spending limits – that is breaking the law. Whether he also broke the law personally I do not know, but I suspect it is possible – especially if the he or his advisers assured RadioLive that it was legal.

    • Inventory2 11.2

      No-one has said that anyone will be charged yet james111. The police have a long list of cases referred to them by the Electoral Commission; allegations against pretty much every party in the House. To the best of my knowledge, no decisions have yet been announced, and the police have previously shown a reluctance to prosecute.

    • Ianupnorth 11.3

      I see troll and run is back!

  11. tsmithfield 12

    “I took it that Zetetic was not referring to DJ Key as a person, but to the National Party of which John Key is the ‘symbolic’ head. As Kaplan in #1 identified, if it is an election advertisement then a deemed commercial cost will need to be included in National Party election costs – and is likely to bring them over campaign spending limits – that is breaking the law”

    Ed, that is a real stretch. It shouldn’t require esp to work this out. If that is what Zetetic meant, he should have plainly said it.

    Looking at the article, it seems to me that it plainly says that it was Media Works that was deemed to have broken the law, not John Key. A few days ago a right wing poster was banned for not having quoted in full context from an article, and therefore was deemed to have been misleading. Therefore, surely, attributing something to an article that is not even there must be even more misleading. I will leave it for others to decide if that is the case with Zetetic’s article.

    However, perhaps a moderator might be able to clarify this issue so we know the rules in this respect and if the same rules apply to authors to “The Standard”.

    • Lanthanide 12.1

      I think the title is misleading and wrong. PB at 8.1.2 thinks this doesn’t matter because the first sentence makes it clear that it’s Radio Live that’s the baddie, not Key. IMO that doesn’t make it ok – the headline is still wrong.

      I have a little idea that I sometimes like to follow: when it’s just as easy to be right as it is to be wrong, why choose to be wrong when you could simply be right?

      • tsmithfield 12.1.1

        I agree.

        I am just discussing this in a general sense here, because I don’t want to be banned for attacking the author.

        In my opinion it is fair enough to use aliases. However, that shouldn’t entitle people to publish things that could potentially be considered defamatory. Someone with better knowledge of legals could correct me on this. However, my understanding is that a headline that conflicts with the evidence could well be defamatory because it is attempting to create an impression that is not supported by the evidence.

        I don’t know how far that the law can reach so far as uncovering identities behind aliases, or whether the owner of a media organisation or blog could be held accountable for views expressed on their site. However, I would be very cautious about publishing material that could potentially be defamatory.

    • Draco T Bastard 12.2

      I’m going to have to agree. The headline is misleading. Perhaps a change to:

      Key’s role as DJ broke the law

      • tsmithfield 12.2.1

        “Key’s role as DJ broke the law”

        I couldn’t disagree with that as a headline.

  12. Irascible 13

    I understand that KeY was advised that the DJ job was marginal if not outside the electoral law before he went into the booth to declare that he was now in a “politics free” zone and that he was no longer living in the persona of J.KeY PM of NZ and owner of the NACTional party but as JKeY talk back jock on RadioLive.
    This was, of course, an Hawaiian whitewash coming from a dinnamik shituashun in a relaxed individual which didn’t disguise the reality… the talk back & his position as the host-jock was against the electoral law.
    Anyone, with half a brain, would’ve taken the advice about the electoal act and said no way am I going to violate the act and left the show to a more” responsible host” like ex NACTional candidate Henry or Laws.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Canterbury school students get hands-on with food and fibre careers
    Secondary school students in Canterbury will have the breadth of food and fibre careers showcased to them thanks to a new initiative launched today, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) Canterbury is a collaboration between the Ministry for Primary Industries and SmartNZ, a charitable trust that connects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • 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
    1 day ago
  • Strengthened reporting will improve abortion and sterilisation services
    Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced new data and reporting regulations which will help improve abortion and sterilisation services in New Zealand, by painting a clearer picture of the need in our communities. “The Government is committed to ensuring everyone who needs to access abortion services can, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days 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
    6 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
    7 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