Gender Critical Disputes

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Recent months have seen a rise in conflict in online spaces between different aspects of what is broadly called the gender critical movement (the wide range of views and politics that share in common the idea that biological sex is dimorphic, or binary, and that this matters in human affairs). Gender critical views come from the whole political compass (left, right, libertarian, authoritarian).

In the UK, arguably the forefront of gender critical progress, gender critical feminism is largely left wing and socially progressive. The following set of essays has been produced by radical and socialist feminists, and is linked here for all sides of the debate to further understanding, including the fundamentally left wing nature of gender critical feminism and what that means. 

The full PDF of essays, Gender Critical Disputes, is available for free from The Radical Notion.

THE RADICAL NOTION was founded in 2020 to create a space for the resurgent wave of feminist thinking and activism.

We are committed to the materialist analysis of sex-based oppression, and to challenging the material and symbolic structures of male dominance. This moment is a historic opportunity to deepen and widen the analysis of all aspects of women’s political condition, and its foundational role in all systems of extraction and domination. We welcome words and images from women of all nationalities, classes, ethnicities and back- grounds to illuminate the meaning of feminist politics in their lives, and to create a global picture of this political moment. Our current battle, and the social, political and environmental unravellings we see all around us, are, at their root, crises of patriarchy. We want to seize this moment to speak that truth.

We recognise that recent political disagreements have been extremely painful for many on all sides, and that is a source of much regret. We maintain, however, that there are substantive political issues at stake here, that efforts to stifle discussion are politically unhealthy, and that we remain committed to the right of all women to voice their political opinions. Just as with the critique of trans ideology, we have tried to explain our position as clearly and thoroughly as possible. We know many will disagree, and don’t expect any immediate political effect, but we think it important for our analysis to be placed on the record. We hope this work can be taken as it is intended: as a genuine political contribution to a movement which is profoundly significant for us all, and for women and girls.

From the Editorial:

Patriarchy is not universal, and it is not inevitable. It was developed by people through historical processes for the material purpose of controlling and appropriating women’s bodies and labour. And, since it was developed by people, so it can be undeveloped. As we learned from Max Dashu in Issue Six, there have been societies that are not patri- archal.1 Another way is possible.

Gender-identity activists claim that feminism must centre the needs of male people, and they persuade some women to join them in this crusade. This ‘feminism’ is not about women’s interests, and thus ‘being a feminist’ becomes an identity quite separate from a commit- ment to women’s liberation from patriarchy.

Redefining ‘feminism’ to include people who support patriarchal power is a way to make it harder for women’s liberationists to find each other and or- ganize together. When our words are taken from us we cannot speak the truth, so it is a very effective patriarchal weapon.

In circumstances in which ‘feminism’ is claimed as an identity divorced from women’s political interests, understanding what is and is not in our interests is crucial for directing our energy. Thinking, talking, and writing about what women need, the ways we are oppressed, and how we might resist is necessary for enabling effective struggle against patriarchal power. It is no coincidence that women’s thinking is a site of misogynistic attack against us. In 1983, Andrea Dworkin wrote, “Men hate intelligence in women … Intelligence is a form of energy that pushes itself out into the world … The intelligence of women is traditionally starved, isolated, imprisoned … Intelligence is not ladylike. Intelligence is full of excesses.”2

THE RADICAL NOTION aims to provide a space where we can push our energy out into the world, in all its excesses. Here we have a place to leave ‘ladylike’ behind and become what we are capable of. And through that process we develop the thinking, understanding, and power necessary to resist the crushing weight of the beast.

Feminism is the movement against patriarchy, based on the radical notion that women are people. People who think, make, act, move, feel, speak, write, love, build, create. People who are agents of change. Onward sisters. There is much to do.

The essays:

  • Rose Rickford: Editorial 
  • Rose Rickford: Feminism and Femalism: We Are Not the Same Movement
  • Blob’s Corner: Sex, Death, and Identitarianism
  • Jane Clare Jones: Feminism Is Not Identity Politics: Transactivism, Gender-Critical Populism, and the Culture War
  • Kay Green: Both/And: Women’s Rights and Trans Rights
  • WDI and WDI UK Statement: Our Response to Jayne Egerton’s Comments About Our Work in Her Article in THE RADICAL NOTION
  • Esmée Streachailt: Extra-Feminist: Populism, Backlash(es), Feminism
  • Jeni Harvey:The Fairer Sex Fights Back: ‘Sex-Realist Feminism’ and Other Nonsense
  • Marina Strinkovsky: The Dangerous Appeal of Evolutionary Psychology
  • Jane Clare Jones: Feminism, Liberal, Individualism, and Collective Political Action

34 comments on “Gender Critical Disputes ”

  1. SPC 1

    The organising slogan of patriarchy is order out of chaos. They associate chaos (human intelligence) with women (their prophet Jordan Peterson does this, he also calls God the highest value created by man for the order of societyCamille Paglia, who now identifies as a transgender man says, God was man's greatest creation).

    The flood of judgment was supposed to restore order.

    Basically the empires of men are political alliances between the God patriarchy (social order – Taleban/Teheran/Riyadh for the openly obnoxious form without the sophistication required with democratic governance) and mammon (economic order).

    The USA security regime has at its heart a fear of egalitarianism (social and economic) because that involves change to the political order. Their nation was formed by those who owned slaves and who designed an order of rule to preserve their privilege. It was modelled on the British constitutional system – whereby the power elites always remained in power (Christian throne Crown and City of London).

    New Zealand's place in such a regime (no state church or religion and dependent on foreign capital – see the 1975 election campaign, the 1984 regime capitulation, the Kiwi Saver/NZ Super/KiwiBank resistance etc) is questionable. We have a Treaty (an indigenous people with birthrights) and women have had the vote for 130 years.

    Of course the American right have used imperial security leadership, not to secure the rights of women (Biden said protecting the women of Afghanistan was not part of their forever war), but the interests of global capitalism. This regime of mammon uses group identity politics (the white race and its God patriarchy) to protect itself from social justice advocates within the democracy – and thus sees feminism as a threat. In this, mammon and religion (created by men) are in lockstep.

    Dividing the resistance is part of their methodology (both CIA and FBI), and they use psychological warfare operations (and high tech – remote neural monitoring and bio electro magnetic fields) as standard gangstalking and gaslighting practice (as did the East Germans).

    And like the Soviets, they have used the psychiatric profession as part of their gulag. The MK Ultra Project Monarch Mind Control research was not closed down in the 1970's, it just went wireless (long arm of the law). They first indicated their capacity to use public health research as a weapon when at the very last minute a new mental health condition was formally sanctioned into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 1952 (when homosexuality was classified as a "sexual deviation" within the larger "sociopathic personality disturbance" category of personality disorders. The sexual deviation diagnosis included "homosexuality, transvestism, pedophilia, fetishism and sexual sadism as examples).

    Of course the connection between incels (MAGA cap misogyny) and the transgender movement is obvious (see cissy girls online porn, if you have a strong stomach). Broken Windows defenestration (of women from power – see Jehu OT and the glorification of Jehu Ministry in American religious culture) involves not just Jan 6 events but also intrusion into feminist solidarity.

  2. Visubversa 2

    Lots of "political orphans" in UK politics.

    "The Tories now join a disunited Labour Party, divided down the middle over the issue of trans rights – or, rather, the rights of male-bodied transwomen to invade women-only spaces."

    https://juliebindel.substack.com/p/uk-politics-is-in-a-fugue-state-over

  3. For those of us who engaged the debate, it is perplexing why so many have abandoned the basic aims of the left-wing project and taken such intransigent positions around the transgender banner. This short opinion piece in Scotland's Sunday Post summarises a completely unnecessary and embarrassing situation that the SNP has brought upon itself

    Joan McAlpine: Gender ID is a personal passion for the FM and any harm will be her personal responsibility (sundaypost.com)

    What a hill to die on. That’s the most common refrain I hear from supporters of independence, perplexed at the Scottish Government’s insistence on going to constitutional war with Westminster to defend a policy most Scots oppose.

    The SNP’s founding purpose, written into its constitution, is defending Scotland’s interests and promoting Scottish independence. To achieve the latter, the party needs to make its case and there’s no shortage of issues to rally around from the cost of living crisis to the hangover of Boris Johnson’s sleazy administration and the continuing damage of Brexit and denial of Scottish democracy.

    But, instead of striving to unite Scots, the government divides us by prioritising a cause best described as niche: the right of any man, including rapists, to declare themselves legally female with no safeguards whatsoever. […]

  4. This is just bizarre mob behaviour. The Zoomer generation lives online, the messy realities of meatspace should not interfere with their lovely fantasies.

    https://twitter.com/TwisterFilm/status/1622293940002066432?s=20

    • Corey Humm 4.1

      While I think the way gender critical women are treated is disgusting and biological women have a right to their own spaces.

      That same "LGBTQ lobby " has had all its safe spaces from gay bars and pride to recently Grindr, totally taken over by heterosexual cis women.

      Gay bars used to be our safe places where we could meet each other without fear of death. Straight women selfishly decided they felt safer in gay bars so forced themselves in, demanded we cater to them, brought their straight male friends with them who would call us slurs or worse if we hit on them in our own bars, disrespected our rules and pretty soon gays stopped going to gay bars (we're now told gay bars are dying cos gays don't need them, no gays won't go cos drunk straight chicks have ruined them) so we moved away from bars and started organizing our own gay drinks nights at other bars, as soon as the straight women found out they highjacked them too.

      Straight people then started treating our punk rock rebellious pride parades as parties to just get shit faced in and demanded they be increasingly desexualized so they can take their kids and get pics taken of how enlightened they are

      Then there are the women who sue gay sex clubs to allow them inside so they can watch gay men have sex.

      And now, straight cis women think they are being modern by highjacking Grindr, the one safe gay app where we can meet each other without fear of violence, bigotry or death, straight females now think they are being worldly going on our dating apps looking to turn the gay men they fetishize, or say they simply want "gay bff's" or to meet bi guys or turn us. All of these reasons are Disgusting they can do that anywhere 99.9% of society is designed for heterosexual dating but they still take our safe spaces and with straight women comes straight men, increasingly you see profiles that say "no f#gs women only" ON GRINDR and not mention all the heteros who think they can sell drugs on Grindr.

      When told to gtfo our apps and bars entitled straight women freak out about how we're misogynists for not wanting vaginas in our spaces.

      Gay men regularly get killed simply for trying to meet other gay men and straight women thinks it's a big laugh to totally ruin our spaces just so they feel safer.

      Gay men love straight women, but not in our bars, our saunas, our apps, our festivals and we're never ever going to sleep with them so stop fetishizing us.

      Straight women fetishizing and appropriating and highjacking gay spaces is not new, not a rare event and never gets talked about cos the owners of our spaces don't wanna rock the boat or risk legal action for being discriminatory, or just greedy.

      And while I'm on the subject gay men and women never have their own spaces anymore it's always full on LGBTQ spades (despite the T being able to have their own safe spaces) we can never have just our own thing, and when we try straight women call us out for not being inclusive to other groups.

      Everyone including straight men and straight women and trans and gay men and women deserve to be safe and have places where we can talk about our problems and socialize with each other.

      People need to learn the words separate but equal.

      • Anker 4.1.1

        I agree Corey, people need to learn we are separate but equal.

        I have not heard of straight women taking over gays bars and gay dating apps. I am not doubting you, but do you have any links about this? I think gay people should have their spaces protected.

        I would say however I think it is unlikely that heterosexual women come into your spaces insisting that they are really gay men and that you are being sexist or some such thing if you don't go along with such a fiction.

        • weka 4.1.1.1

          seemed a pretty credible first hand account of what is happening in gay men's spaces. I have no trouble believing that women call gay men sexist when being refused. That behaviour sounds like classic liberal feminist positioning (and some gay men are sexist so there’s bound to be some push back done in sexist ways).

          • Anker 4.1.1.2.1

            Well Joe 90, I have read some of the links. In one it said that bachelorette parties going to drag shows helps with the income stream.

            I understand that gay people would want these spaces for themselves, I really do.

            Is there some human rights issues preventing the spaces becoming gay male or lesbian only? Or is it commercial?

            Now Joe, as I remember you are one of the commenters on this site who have shown no support for GC women's concerns about trans women (ie men ) in their spaces. Quite the opposite. So I want you to now imagine if these straight gate crashers started called the men who objected to their presence in gay bars a nasty slur, ie an equivalent to terf. Imagine you are one of those gay men who simply wants the gay bar to yourself and you are accused of mysogymy for doing so. Imagine that the Government decides to get involved and makes a law to say these het women cannot be eluded. Imagine if the govt then threatens a hate speech law that would mean that if you speak up against these het women, you could be acused of a hate crime. Imagine you try and hold a series of meetings in public libraries about these laws and the problems you are experiencing and the libraries shut your meeting down, because these het women use the library and it needs to be a safe space for them. Imagine if you have to go to the High Court to ensure your meeting is held. Imagine if you start posting about this on this left wing site, where you would expect straight people here to be sympathetic to gay people's need for separate spaces. Imagine if you found on this site not only did you get no support, but you got called a bigot for not wanting these women in your spaces.

            I do have some sympathy for what is happening with this. But I also want to say a huge "now you know how we feels". And I am afraid the issue for gender critical women is worse. We are gaslighted with the f…g ridiculous line "trans women are women". At least you are not being told that sexual orientation is a social construction and meaningless. Oh and also when gay men visit the AIDS clinic (if they have the misfortune to do so) they are not greeted with changes to their language e.g people who have sex with other people. Or penis havers having sex with each other.

            • weka 4.1.1.2.1.1

              Is there some human rights issues preventing the spaces becoming gay male or lesbian only? Or is it commercial?

              You're probably aware that in Tasmania the Anti-Discrimination Commissioner has said that it's a breach of law to run lesbian events.

              And that many online dating sites for lesbians include males and lesbians get banned if they state female only.

              The pressure now from gender ideology is such that I'm not sure how one would differentiate commercial from cancel. But we know that lesbian and gay bars used to function for lesbians and gays respectively, and now they don't. It's not because there aren't lesbian and gay people wanting those spaces.

              I'm hearing lesbians saying they now meet in secret. That's mind blowing.

              • Anker

                Yes indeed Weka, I am aware of the situation in Tasmania. I wonder what Corey and Joe 90 think about that?

      • weka 4.1.2

        that's an eye opener, didn't know it was happening like that outside of the LGBT stuff. Pretty fucked up and disrespectful.

        Molly and I had a conversation recently about whether it was ok for black people to put on theatre that was for black audiences only(Molly no, me yes). The argument is that beyond safety and dignity there should be no separation. I disagree, because I know there is such a thing as women's culture that exists even when we are safe and I want to retain that. I've seen this with lesbians as well and assume it's true for gay men. In addition to the safety/dignity reasons, sometimes we want to gather for our own purposes that are wholly about positive reasons. It's something that's getting lost in the GCF debate spaces because the boundaries have been pushed so far against safety and safeguarding.

        I also think men are entitled to their own spaces, they just need to sort out the patriarchal accumulation of power and privilege bit.

        • Molly 4.1.2.1

          "Molly and I had a conversation recently about whether it was ok for black people to put on theatre that was for black audiences only(Molly no, me yes). "

          My issue was related to it being a National Theatre and taxpayer funded.

          I don't care about private businesses or organisations.

      • roblogic 4.1.3

        Thanks for that perspective. There needs to be a lot more listening on both sides of these debates IMO. There are the trolls (Matt Walsh, Libs of TikTok,…) that obsess over what evil thing "teh gh3ys" are doing; and on the other side there's Owen Jones and other activists who appear to be projecting thinly disguised misogyny.

        Smearing and vilifying seems to get more traction on social media. But as a society we need less heat and more light. We don't have to like each other or approve of others beliefs or lifestyles. But we have to figure out a way to share this planet without acting like tribal chimps throwing turds at each other.

        Too many of these online pundits rely on manufactured outrage. The pictures they paint are a caricature, not reality.

      • SPC 4.1.4

        Straight women going to gay clubs was sort of well known, that it had become a problem for gay community, not so much.

        • Anker 4.1.4.1

          I was often out with gay friends and we would all go into the gay nightclub. Some specified gay men only and of course we respected that

      • Anker 4.1.5

        sorry Corey, there is no such thing as a CIS women. If you are born with the capacity to produce large gametes then you are a women (you more than likely have xx chromosome and secondary sexual characteristics of being female.

        If you are born with the capacity to produce sperm, then you are male. Most likely you will have male genitalia (penis and testacles). You will never be able to carry a child or give birth.

        If you told me ten years ago I would be writing this on a blog site where the people ar supposedly intetelligent, I would have laughed.

        There are no CIS women. Just women. And girls.

        Sex isn't assigned at birth. The idea is utterly ludricrious.

        On this site people who rejected the vaccine, many for reasons to do with bizzare unscientific theories are no crazier than the people on this site who believe sex is assinged at birth. The term I would use is science deniers.

        • SPC 4.1.5.1

          In law, sex is assigned at birth.

          The birth certificate lists birth sex and the options are male or female.

          The cis was of a design to distinguish between those who identify with a gender in accord with their birth sex and “others” (such as transgender).

          Of course, of late, part of the self ID activism also involves the claim of a right to change the birth sex recorded on the birth certificate.

          • weka 4.1.5.1.1

            In law, sex is assigned at birth.

            citation needed for that. Afaik, sex is observed and recorded sometime between conception and the immediate post-partum period. Many foetuses have their sex recorded at a scan.

            The cis was of a design to distinguish between those who identify with a gender in accord with their birth sex and “others” (such as transgender).

            Whatever the original intent, for the people who don't have a gender but only have a sex, the term cis is offensive because it forces them into gender roles that they find harmful.

            I don't like it because it says seeks to redefine the terms woman and man and that's happening in a context where women are losing our rights including our language and ability to talk about our own bodies and politics.

            • SPC 4.1.5.1.1.1

              In law, sex is assigned at birth.

              citation needed for that.

              Do you know of a period before birth when someone is a born citizen? And sex (even if determined in the womb) is thus formally assigned at birth.

              Whatever the original intent, for the people who don't have a gender but only have a sex, the term cis is offensive because it forces them into gender roles that they find harmful.

              How, the point was to remove expected gender conformity to birth sex?

              I don't like it because it says seeks to redefine the terms woman and man and that's happening in a context where women are losing our rights including our language and ability to talk about our own bodies and politics.

              That pertains only to the transgender side of it (which has disrupted the traditional born male or born female separation within society), and in particular the self ID development (sans the health system and legal pathways that once managed that).

              • roblogic

                Weird how transgender lobbyists claim to be disrupting gender roles but then encourage young people not to accept their natural bodies, but to go for opposite sex hormones and surgeries to conform to, you guessed it, a perceived gender.

                The alphabet soup lobby tries to pigeonhole butch women or effeminate men into the opposite gender, and any kind of nonconformity needs its own flag and pronouns. This isn't freedom, it's magical thinking akin to astrology.

                Whereas women have been fighting actual sex-based oppression (gender roles) for millennia.

                • SPC

                  Some males and females (some of whom easily pass as within the gender stereotype of their birth sex) will find the concept of gender ID useful. There are many options – agender, bi-gender, non binary, gender queer, genderfluid, gender variant, third gender, twospirit without reference to being transgender.

                  It's just being more able to identify as they really are – part of the modern acceptance of difference (and moving from mono-cultural to multi-cultural society), as per same sex marriages.

                  Whether people take up the option of identifying other than cisgender is up to them (and someone at some point will find an alternative to cisgender – maybe same gender as birth sex).

                  People try and pigeon hole others in all sorts of ways, but people still get to choose secretly, who they vote for and also how they identity their gender, their sexuality, their faith, their ethnicity – on a census form and also in more personal (private lives) and or public ways.

                  Historically there has been the male in the female role on stage, then the transvestite part of theatre (and the sex industry) while more recently there has been the chemical assistance and surgery to enhance male and or female stereotype body form and the presentation of such on social media – with some negative (psychological impact) on adolescent youth and single adults.

                  From that world has come the transgender – which some are connecting to the wider concept of transhumanism

                  philosophical and scientific movement that advocates the use of current and emerging technologies—such as genetic engineering, cryonics, artificial intelligence (AI), and nanotechnology—to augment human capabilities and improve the human condition.

                  This is but the beginning.

                  • roblogic

                    Another reality of the human condition, is suffering and mortality. Most do not have the luxury of ascending Maslow's hierarchy of needs and exploring exotic identities. Many people are carrying some kind of trauma, and dissociation from their own bodies and minds is a natural defence mechanism.

                    But a basic tenet of mental health is acceptance of reality "as it is, not as I would have it".

                    • SPC

                      Most do not have the luxury of ascending Maslow's hierarchy of needs and exploring exotic identities

                      It is however part of being young and today's individuals have more capability to shape their lives than in past times.

                      Society once imposed a reality on its citizens

                      – a ban on same sex relationships

                      – gender role conformity

                      – religious conformity

                      – acceptance of autocratic rule (largely organised by the insider haves over the have nots)

                      Emancipation has led to the end of an imposed reality/order out of chaos, human dominion is now formed by empowered people – individuals even.

                      Which we can note opens up all sort of opportunities (social media informs youth of them), which makes more pressure on development – as to their reality and the lifestyles of others.

                      Sure there is a commonality in terms of aging and or illness or adverse life circumstance resulting in suffering. And acceptance is a way of coping. But youth have yet to identify who they are and what they want. Acceptance can be a fraught concept because it dampens hope and expectation which is important for aspiration.

                    • roblogic

                      They might be young people exploring possibilities, or they could be traumatised adolescents dissociating from their bodies, especially girls who don't want to become objectified by porn addled boys and seek a way out.

            • Anker 4.1.5.1.1.2

              Interesting though Weka, I don't recall hearing Cis man used much at all. Only cis woman.

  5. Anker 5

    Those who are protesting in Scotland to support the idea that men who identify as women should be kept in womens prisons have lost their minds to a cult. There is no other explanation for such a frightening idea, especially given what has happened in jails where transgender women (i.e. men) have been placed.

    I am waking for the left wing and the likes of the NZ Labour Party to wake up.

    Thanks for posting the article Weka.

    • roblogic 5.1

      Yes the movement has the hallmarks of a nascent secular religion. As one wag tweeted, the plethora of "identities" is about as useful as the Zodiac, but has less scientific basis 😂

      Another writer likens the trans movement to Gnosticism (an ancient Christian heresy)

      And this is a fascinating trip down a rabbit hole tracing the philosophical roots of "Wokeism" in general.

      • weka 5.1.1

        “Trans women are women, trans men are men” is a gnostic statement.

        How is he using the word gnostic there?

        Was Descartes a Gnostic?

        • SPC 5.1.1.1

          Theo Jordan is a critic of Emerson

          Like his British Romantic contemporaries, Emerson saw a direct connection between man, nature and God. Historian Grant Wacker describes Emerson's belief: "God was best understood as a spirit, an ideal, a breath of life; everywhere and always filling the world with the inexhaustible power of the divine presence.

          As he put it (Emerson) : 'history is an impertinence and an injury'; 'our religion, we have not chosen, but society has chosen for us' and 'Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members. ' We must, he argued, live from within, trusting nothing but our own intuitions.

          Theo Jordan connects the dots of this (when it comes to gender and sexuality free will) to gnostic thought, as per the idea of the "human body being a prison" (conforming to nature of human birth dominion).

          It's a stretch. Human males and females have societal/cultural (religious heritage God order out of chaos) expectations of them. As to being born males and being male gender, or born female and being female gender and expectations of a "natural" heterosexuality. But human life is more diverse than that.

          Theo Jordan appears to be a traditionalist, Emerson believes in progressive change – thus towards greater social justice and freedom, and not required conformity to an established order.

      • SPC 5.1.2

        Francis Aaron, another acolyte of Henry Makow (born a Jew and determined to save the men of Western Civilisation from socialism and its alliance with feminism and black lives matter against religious patriarchy, aided by of course by Jordan Peterson).

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    I like to keep an eye on what’s happening in places like the UK, the US, and over the ditch with our good mates the Aussies. Let’s call them AUKUS, for want of a better collective term. More on that in a bit.It used to be, not long ago, that ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    11 hours ago
  • Study sees climate change baking in 19% lower global income by 2050
    TL;DR: The global economy will be one fifth smaller than it would have otherwise been in 2050 as a result of climate damage, according to a new study by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and published in the journal Nature. (See more detail and analysis below, and ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    12 hours ago
  • Weekly Roundup 19-April-2024
    It’s Friday again. Here’s some of the things that caught our attention this week. This Week on Greater Auckland On Tuesday Matt covered at the government looking into a long tunnel for Wellington. On Wednesday we ran a post from Oscar Simms on some lessons from Texas. AT’s ...
    13 hours ago
  • Jack Vowles: Stop the panic – we’ve been here before
    New Zealand is said to be suffering from ‘serious populist discontent’. An IPSOS MORI survey has reported that we have an increasing preference for strong leaders, think that the economy is rigged toward the rich and powerful, and political elites are ignoring ‘hard-working people’.  The data is from February this ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    14 hours ago
  • Clearing up confusion (or trying to)
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters is understood to be planning a major speech within the next fortnight to clear up the confusion over whether or not New Zealand might join the AUKUS submarine project. So far, there have been conflicting signals from the Government. RNZ reported the Prime Minister yesterday in ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    16 hours ago
  • How to Retrieve Deleted Call Log iPhone Without Computer
    How to Retrieve Deleted Call Log on iPhone Without a Computer: A StepbyStep Guide Losing your iPhone call history can be frustrating, especially when you need to find a specific number or recall an important conversation. But before you panic, know that there are ways to retrieve deleted call logs on your iPhone, even without a computer. This guide will explore various methods, ranging from simple checks to utilizing iCloud backups and thirdparty applications. So, lets dive in and recover those lost calls! 1. Check Recently Deleted Folder: Apple understands that accidental deletions happen. Thats why they introduced the Recently Deleted folder for various apps, including the Phone app. This folder acts as a safety net, storing deleted call logs for up to 30 days before permanently erasing them. Heres how to check it: Open the Phone app on your iPhone. Tap on the Recents tab at the bottom. Scroll to the top and tap on Edit. Select Show Recently Deleted. Browse the list to find the call logs you want to recover. Tap on the desired call log and choose Recover to restore it to your call history. 2. Restore from iCloud Backup: If you regularly back up your iPhone to iCloud, you might be able to retrieve your deleted call log from a previous backup. However, keep in mind that this process will restore your entire phone to the state it was in at the time of the backup, potentially erasing any data added since then. Heres how to restore from an iCloud backup: Go to Settings > General > Reset. Choose Erase All Content and Settings. Follow the onscreen instructions. Your iPhone will restart and show the initial setup screen. Choose Restore from iCloud Backup during the setup process. Select the relevant backup that contains your deleted call log. Wait for the restoration process to complete. 3. Explore ThirdParty Apps (with Caution): ...
    17 hours ago
  • How to Factory Reset iPhone without Computer: A Comprehensive Guide to Restoring your Device
    Life throws curveballs, and sometimes, those curveballs necessitate wiping your iPhone clean and starting anew. Whether you’re facing persistent software glitches, preparing to sell your device, or simply wanting a fresh start, knowing how to factory reset iPhone without a computer is a valuable skill. While using a computer with ...
    1 day ago
  • How to Call Someone on a Computer: A Guide to Voice and Video Communication in the Digital Age
    Gone are the days when communication was limited to landline phones and physical proximity. Today, computers have become powerful tools for connecting with people across the globe through voice and video calls. But with a plethora of applications and methods available, how to call someone on a computer might seem ...
    1 day ago
  • Skeptical Science New Research for Week #16 2024
    Open access notables Glacial isostatic adjustment reduces past and future Arctic subsea permafrost, Creel et al., Nature Communications: Sea-level rise submerges terrestrial permafrost in the Arctic, turning it into subsea permafrost. Subsea permafrost underlies ~ 1.8 million km2 of Arctic continental shelf, with thicknesses in places exceeding 700 m. Sea-level variations over glacial-interglacial cycles control ...
    1 day ago
  • Where on a Computer is the Operating System Generally Stored? Delving into the Digital Home of your ...
    The operating system (OS) is the heart and soul of a computer, orchestrating every action and interaction between hardware and software. But have you ever wondered where on a computer is the operating system generally stored? The answer lies in the intricate dance between hardware and software components, particularly within ...
    1 day ago
  • How Many Watts Does a Laptop Use? Understanding Power Consumption and Efficiency
    Laptops have become essential tools for work, entertainment, and communication, offering portability and functionality. However, with rising energy costs and growing environmental concerns, understanding a laptop’s power consumption is more important than ever. So, how many watts does a laptop use? The answer, unfortunately, isn’t straightforward. It depends on several ...
    1 day ago
  • How to Screen Record on a Dell Laptop A Guide to Capturing Your Screen with Ease
    Screen recording has become an essential tool for various purposes, such as creating tutorials, capturing gameplay footage, recording online meetings, or sharing information with others. Fortunately, Dell laptops offer several built-in and external options for screen recording, catering to different needs and preferences. This guide will explore various methods on ...
    1 day ago
  • How Much Does it Cost to Fix a Laptop Screen? Navigating Repair Options and Costs
    A cracked or damaged laptop screen can be a frustrating experience, impacting productivity and enjoyment. Fortunately, laptop screen repair is a common service offered by various repair shops and technicians. However, the cost of fixing a laptop screen can vary significantly depending on several factors. This article delves into the ...
    1 day ago
  • How Long Do Gaming Laptops Last? Demystifying Lifespan and Maximizing Longevity
    Gaming laptops represent a significant investment for passionate gamers, offering portability and powerful performance for immersive gaming experiences. However, a common concern among potential buyers is their lifespan. Unlike desktop PCs, which allow for easier component upgrades, gaming laptops have inherent limitations due to their compact and integrated design. This ...
    1 day ago
  • Climate Change: Turning the tide
    The annual inventory report of New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions has been released, showing that gross emissions have dropped for the third year in a row, to 78.4 million tons: All-told gross emissions have decreased by over 6 million tons since the Zero Carbon Act was passed in 2019. ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 day ago
  • How to Unlock Your Computer A Comprehensive Guide to Regaining Access
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    1 day ago
  • Faxing from Your Computer A Modern Guide to Sending Documents Digitally
    While the world has largely transitioned to digital communication, faxing still holds relevance in certain industries and situations. Fortunately, gone are the days of bulky fax machines and dedicated phone lines. Today, you can easily send and receive faxes directly from your computer, offering a convenient and efficient way to ...
    1 day ago
  • Protecting Your Home Computer A Guide to Cyber Awareness
    In our increasingly digital world, home computers have become essential tools for work, communication, entertainment, and more. However, this increased reliance on technology also exposes us to various cyber threats. Understanding these threats and taking proactive steps to protect your home computer is crucial for safeguarding your personal information, finances, ...
    1 day ago
  • Server-Based Computing Powering the Modern Digital Landscape
    In the ever-evolving world of technology, server-based computing has emerged as a cornerstone of modern digital infrastructure. This article delves into the concept of server-based computing, exploring its various forms, benefits, challenges, and its impact on the way we work and interact with technology. Understanding Server-Based Computing: At its core, ...
    1 day ago
  • Vroom vroom go the big red trucks
    The absolute brass neck of this guy.We want more medical doctors, not more spin doctors, Luxon was saying a couple of weeks ago, and now we’re told the guy has seven salaried adults on TikTok duty. Sorry, doing social media. The absolute brass neck of it. The irony that the ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    1 day ago
  • Jones finds $410,000 to help the government muscle in on a spat project
    Buzz from the Beehive Oceans and Fisheries Minister Shane Jones relishes spatting and eagerly takes issue with environmentalists who criticise his enthusiasm for resource development. He relishes helping the fishing industry too. And so today, while the media are making much of the latest culling in the public service to ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    1 day ago
  • Again, hate crimes are not necessarily terrorism.
    Having written, taught and worked for the US government on issues involving unconventional warfare and terrorism for 30-odd years, two things irritate me the most when the subject is discussed in public. The first is the Johnny-come-lately academics-turned-media commentators who … Continue reading ...
    KiwipoliticoBy Pablo
    1 day ago
  • Despair – construction consenting edition
    Eric Crampton writes – Kainga Ora is the government’s house building agency. It’s been building a lot of social housing. Kainga Ora has its own (but independent) consenting authority, Consentium. It’s a neat idea. Rather than have to deal with building consents across each different territorial authority, Kainga Ora ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    1 day ago
  • Coalition promises – will the Govt keep the commitment to keep Kiwis equal before the law?
    Muriel Newman writes – The Coalition Government says it is moving with speed to deliver campaign promises and reverse the damage done by Labour. One of their key commitments is to “defend the principle that New Zealanders are equal before the law.” To achieve this, they have pledged they “will not advance ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    1 day ago
  • An impermanent public service is a guarantee of very little else but failure
    Chris Trotter writes –  The absence of anything resembling a fightback from the public servants currently losing their jobs is interesting. State-sector workers’ collective fatalism in the face of Coalition cutbacks indicates a surprisingly broad acceptance of impermanence in the workplace. Fifty years ago, lay-offs in the thousands ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    1 day ago
  • What happens after the war – Mariupol
    Mariupol, on the Azov Sea coast, was one of the first cities to suffer almost complete destruction after the start of the Ukraine War started in late February 2022. We remember the scenes of absolute destruction of the houses and city structures. The deaths of innocent civilians – many of ...
    1 day ago
  • Babies and benefits – no good news
    Lindsay Mitchell writes – Ten years ago, I wrote the following in a Listener column: Every year around one in five new-born babies will be reliant on their caregivers benefit by Christmas. This pattern has persisted from at least 1993. For Maori the number jumps to over one in three.  ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    1 day ago
  • Should the RBNZ be looking through climate inflation?
    Climate change is expected to generate more and more extreme events, delivering a sort of structural shock to inflation that central banks will have to react to as if they were short-term cyclical issues. Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāMy pick of the six newsey things to know from Aotearoa’s ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 day ago
  • Bernard's pick 'n' mix of the news links
    The top six news links I’ve seen elsewhere in the last 24 hours, as of 9:16 am on Thursday, April 18 are:Housing: Tauranga residents living in boats, vans RNZ Checkpoint Louise TernouthHousing: Waikato councillor says wastewater plant issues could hold up Sleepyhead building a massive company town Waikato Times Stephen ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    1 day ago
  • Gordon Campbell on the public sector carnage, and misogyny as terrorism
    It’s a simple deal. We pay taxes in order to finance the social services we want and need. The carnage now occurring across the public sector though, is breaking that contract. Over 3,000 jobs have been lost so far. Many are in crucial areas like Education where the impact of ...
    2 days ago
  • Meeting the Master Baiters
    Hi,A friend had their 40th over the weekend and decided to theme it after Curb Your Enthusiasm fashion icon Susie Greene. Captured in my tiny kitchen before I left the house, I ending up evoking a mix of old lesbian and Hillary Clinton — both unintentional.Me vs Hillary ClintonIf you’re ...
    David FarrierBy David Farrier
    2 days ago
  • How extreme was the Earth's temperature in 2023
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    2 days ago
  • Backbone, revisited
    The schools are on holiday and the sun is shining in the seaside village and all day long I have been seeing bunches of bikes; Mums, Dads, teens and toddlers chattering, laughing, happy, having a bloody great time together. Cheers, AT, for the bits of lane you’ve added lately around the ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    2 days ago
  • Ministers are not above the law
    Today in our National-led authoritarian nightmare: Shane Jones thinks Ministers should be above the law: New Zealand First MP Shane Jones is accusing the Waitangi Tribunal of over-stepping its mandate by subpoenaing a minister for its urgent hearing on the Oranga Tamariki claim. The tribunal is looking into the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 days ago
  • What’s the outfit you can hear going down the gurgler? Probably it’s David Parker’s Oceans Sec...
    Buzz from the Beehive Point  of Order first heard of the Oceans Secretariat in June 2021, when David Parker (remember him?) announced a multi-agency approach to protecting New Zealand’s marine ecosystems and fisheries. Parker (holding the Environment, and Oceans and Fisheries portfolios) broke the news at the annual Forest & ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    2 days ago
  • Will politicians let democracy die in the darkness?
    Bryce Edwards writes  – Politicians across the political spectrum are implicated in the New Zealand media’s failing health. Either through neglect or incompetent interventions, successive governments have failed to regulate, foster, and allow a healthy Fourth Estate that can adequately hold politicians and the powerful to account. ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    2 days ago
  • Matt Doocey doubles down on trans “healthcare”
    Citizen Science writes –  Last week saw two significant developments in the debate over the treatment of trans-identifying children and young people – the release in Britain of the final report of Dr Hilary Cass’s review into gender healthcare, and here in New Zealand, the news that the ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    2 days ago
  • A TikTok Prime Minister.
    One night while sleeping in my bed I had a beautiful dreamThat all the people of the world got together on the same wavelengthAnd began helping one anotherNow in this dream, universal love was the theme of the dayPeace and understanding and it happened this wayAfter such an eventful day ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    2 days ago
  • Texas Lessons
    This is a guest post by Oscar Simms who is a housing activist, volunteer for the Coalition for More Homes, and was the Labour Party candidate for Auckland Central at the last election. ...
    Greater AucklandBy Guest Post
    3 days ago
  • Bernard's pick 'n' mix of the news links at 6:06 am
    The top six news links I’ve seen elsewhere in the last 24 hours as of 6:06 am on Wednesday, April 17 are:Must read: Secrecy shrouds which projects might be fast-tracked RNZ Farah HancockScoop: Revealed: Luxon has seven staffers working on social media content - partly paid for by taxpayer Newshub ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    3 days ago
  • Fighting poverty on the holiday highway
    Turning what Labour called the “holiday highway” into a four-lane expressway from Auckland to Whangarei could bring at least an economic benefit of nearly two billion a year for Northland each year. And it could help bring an end to poverty in one of New Zealand’s most deprived regions. The ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    3 days ago
  • Bernard's six-stack of substacks at 6:26 pm
    Tonight’s six-stack includes: launching his substack with a bunch of his previous documentaries, including this 1992 interview with Dame Whina Cooper. and here crew give climate activists plenty to do, including this call to submit against the Fast Track Approvals bill. writes brilliantly here on his substack ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    3 days ago
  • At a glance – Is the science settled?
    On February 14, 2023 we announced our Rebuttal Update Project. This included an ask for feedback about the added "At a glance" section in the updated basic rebuttal versions. This weekly blog post series highlights this new section of one of the updated basic rebuttal versions and serves as a ...
    3 days ago
  • Apposite Quotations.
    How Long Is Long Enough? Gaza under Israeli bombardment, July 2014. This posting is exclusive to Bowalley Road. ...
    3 days ago
  • What’s a life worth now?
    You're in the mall when you hear it: some kind of popping sound in the distance, kids with fireworks, maybe. But then a moment of eerie stillness is followed by more of the fireworks sound and there’s also screaming and shrieking and now here come people running for their lives.Does ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    3 days ago
  • Howling at the Moon
    Karl du Fresne writes –  There’s a crisis in the news media and the media are blaming it on everyone except themselves. Culpability is being deflected elsewhere – mainly to the hapless Minister of Communications, Melissa Lee, and the big social media platforms that are accused of hoovering ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    3 days ago
  • Newshub is Dead.
    I don’t normally send out two newsletters in a day but I figured I’d say something about… the news. If two newsletters is a bit much then maybe just skip one, I don’t want to overload people. Alternatively if you’d be interested in sometimes receiving multiple, smaller updates from me, ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    3 days ago
  • Seymour is chuffed about cutting early-learning red tape – but we hear, too, that Jones has loose...
    Buzz from the Beehive David Seymour and Winston Peters today signalled that at least two ministers of the Crown might be in Wellington today. Seymour (as Associate Minister of Education) announced the removal of more red tape, this time to make it easier for new early learning services to be ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    3 days ago
  • Bryce Edwards: Will politicians let democracy die in the darkness?
    Politicians across the political spectrum are implicated in the New Zealand media’s failing health. Either through neglect or incompetent interventions, successive governments have failed to regulate, foster, and allow a healthy Fourth Estate that can adequately hold politicians and the powerful to account. Our political system is suffering from the ...
    Democracy ProjectBy bryce.edwards
    3 days ago
  • Was Hawkesby entirely wrong?
    David Farrar  writes –  The Broadcasting Standards Authority ruled: Comments by radio host Kate Hawkesby suggesting Māori and Pacific patients were being prioritised for surgery due to their ethnicity were misleading and discriminatory, the Broadcasting Standards Authority has found. It is a fact such patients are prioritised. ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    3 days ago
  • PRC shadow looms as the Solomons head for election
    PRC and its proxies in Solomons have been preparing for these elections for a long time. A lot of money, effort and intelligence have gone into ensuring an outcome that won’t compromise Beijing’s plans. Cleo Paskall writes – On April 17th the Solomon Islands, a country of ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    3 days ago
  • Climate Change: Criminal ecocide
    We are in the middle of a climate crisis. Last year was (again) the hottest year on record. NOAA has just announced another global coral bleaching event. Floods are threatening UK food security. So naturally, Shane Jones wants to make it easier to mine coal: Resources Minister Shane Jones ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    3 days ago
  • Is saving one minute of a politician's time worth nearly $1 billion?
    Is speeding up the trip to and from Wellington airport by 12 minutes worth spending up more than $10 billion? Photo: Lynn Grieveson / The KākāTL;DR: The six news items that stood out to me in the last day to 8:26 am today are:The Lead: Transport Minister Simeon Brown announced ...
    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    3 days ago
  • Long Tunnel or Long Con?
    Yesterday it was revealed that Transport Minister had asked Waka Kotahi to look at the options for a long tunnel through Wellington. State Highway 1 (SH1) through Wellington City is heavily congested at peak times and while planning continues on the duplicate Mt Victoria Tunnel and Basin Reserve project, the ...
    4 days ago
  • Smoke And Mirrors.
    You're a fraud, and you know itBut it's too good to throw it all awayAnyone would do the sameYou've got 'em goingAnd you're careful not to show itSometimes you even fool yourself a bitIt's like magicBut it's always been a smoke and mirrors gameAnyone would do the sameForty six billion ...
    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    4 days ago
  • What is Mexico doing about climate change?
    This is a re-post from Yale Climate Connections The June general election in Mexico could mark a turning point in ensuring that the country’s climate policies better reflect the desire of its citizens to address the climate crisis, with both leading presidential candidates expressing support for renewable energy. Mexico is the ...
    4 days ago
  • State of humanity, 2024
    2024, it feels, keeps presenting us with ever more challenges, ever more dismay.Do you give up yet? It seems to ask.No? How about this? Or this?How about this?When I say 2024 I really mean the state of humanity in 2024.Saturday night, we watched Civil War because that is one terrifying cliff we've ...
    More Than A FeildingBy David Slack
    4 days ago
  • Govt’s Wellington tunnel vision aims to ease the way to the airport (but zealous promoters of cycl...
    Buzz from the Beehive A pet project and governmental tunnel vision jump out from the latest batch of ministerial announcements. The government is keen to assure us of its concern for the wellbeing of our pets. It will be introducing pet bonds in a change to the Residential Tenancies Act ...
    Point of OrderBy Bob Edlin
    4 days ago
  • The case for cultural connectedness
    A recent report generated from a Growing Up in New Zealand (GUiNZ) survey of 1,224 rangatahi Māori aged 11-12 found: Cultural connectedness was associated with fewer depression symptoms, anxiety symptoms and better quality of life. That sounds cut and dry. But further into the report the following appears: Cultural connectedness is ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    4 days ago
  • Useful context on public sector job cuts
    David Farrar writes –    The Herald reports: From the gory details of job-cuts news, you’d think the public service was being eviscerated.   While the media’s view of the cuts is incomplete, it’s also true that departments have been leaking the particulars faster than a Wellington ...
    Point of OrderBy poonzteam5443
    4 days ago
  • Gordon Campbell On When Racism Comes Disguised As Anti-racism
    Remember the good old days, back when New Zealand had a PM who could think and speak calmly and intelligently in whole sentences without blustering? Even while Iran’s drones and missiles were still being launched, Helen Clark was live on TVNZ expertly summing up the latest crisis in the Middle ...
    4 days ago
  • Govt ignored economic analysis of smokefree reversal
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    The KakaBy Bernard Hickey
    5 days ago
  • True Blue.
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    Nick’s KōreroBy Nick Rockel
    5 days ago
  • Who is running New Zealand’s foreign policy?
    While commentators, including former Prime Minister Helen Clark, are noting a subtle shift in New Zealand’s foreign policy, which now places more emphasis on the United States, many have missed a key element of the shift. What National said before the election is not what the government is doing now. ...
    PolitikBy Richard Harman
    5 days ago
  • 2024 SkS Weekly Climate Change & Global Warming News Roundup #15
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    5 days ago

  • $41m to support clean energy in South East Asia
    New Zealand is demonstrating its commitment to reducing global greenhouse emissions, and supporting clean energy transition in South East Asia, through a contribution of NZ$41 million (US$25 million) in climate finance to the Asian Development Bank (ADB)-led Energy Transition Mechanism (ETM). Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Climate Change Minister Simon Watts announced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 hours ago
  • Minister releases Fast-track stakeholder list
    The Government is today releasing a list of organisations who received letters about the Fast-track applications process, says RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop. “Recently Ministers and agencies have received a series of OIA requests for a list of organisations to whom I wrote with information on applying to have a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Judicial appointments announced
    Attorney-General Judith Collins today announced the appointment of Wellington Barrister David Jonathan Boldt as a Judge of the High Court, and the Honourable Justice Matthew Palmer as a Judge of the Court of Appeal. Justice Boldt graduated with an LLB from Victoria University of Wellington in 1990, and also holds ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Education Minister heads to major teaching summit in Singapore
    Education Minister Erica Stanford will lead the New Zealand delegation at the 2024 International Summit on the Teaching Profession (ISTP) held in Singapore. The delegation includes representatives from the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) Te Wehengarua and the New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) Te Riu Roa.  The summit is co-hosted ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Value of stopbank project proven during cyclone
    A stopbank upgrade project in Tairawhiti partly funded by the Government has increased flood resilience for around 7000ha of residential and horticultural land so far, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones says. Mr Jones today attended a dawn service in Gisborne to mark the end of the first stage of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Anzac commemorations, Türkiye relationship focus of visit
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters will represent the Government at Anzac Day commemorations on the Gallipoli Peninsula next week and engage with senior representatives of the Turkish government in Istanbul.    “The Gallipoli campaign is a defining event in our history. It will be a privilege to share the occasion ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    9 hours ago
  • Minister to Europe for OECD meeting, Anzac Day
    Science, Innovation and Technology and Defence Minister Judith Collins will next week attend the OECD Science and Technology Ministerial conference in Paris and Anzac Day commemorations in Belgium. “Science, innovation and technology have a major role to play in rebuilding our economy and achieving better health, environmental and social outcomes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Comprehensive Partnership the goal for NZ and the Philippines
    Prime Minister Christopher Luxon held a bilateral meeting today with the President of the Philippines, Ferdinand Marcos Jr.  The Prime Minister was accompanied by MP Paulo Garcia, the first Filipino to be elected to a legislature outside the Philippines. During today’s meeting, Prime Minister Luxon and President Marcos Jr discussed opportunities to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Government commits $20m to Westport flood protection
    The Government has announced that $20 million in funding will be made available to Westport to fund much needed flood protection around the town. This measure will significantly improve the resilience of the community, says Local Government Minister Simeon Brown. “The Westport community has already been allocated almost $3 million ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Taupō takes pole position
    The Government is proud to support the first ever Repco Supercars Championship event in Taupō as up to 70,000 motorsport fans attend the Taupō International Motorsport Park this weekend, says Economic Development Minister Melissa Lee. “Anticipation for the ITM Taupō Super400 is huge, with tickets and accommodation selling out weeks ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Cost of living support for low-income homeowners
    Local Government Minister Simeon Brown has announced an increase to the Rates Rebate Scheme, putting money back into the pockets of low-income homeowners.  “The coalition Government is committed to bringing down the cost of living for New Zealanders. That includes targeted support for those Kiwis who are doing things tough, such ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government backing mussel spat project
    The Coalition Government is investing in a project to boost survival rates of New Zealand mussels and grow the industry, Oceans and Fisheries Minister Shane Jones has announced. “This project seeks to increase the resilience of our mussels and significantly boost the sector’s productivity,” Mr Jones says. “The project - ...
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