web analytics

Ginny Andersen a rising star

Written By: - Date published: 2:28 pm, May 11th, 2014 - 38 comments
Categories: uncategorized - Tags:

The very impressive Ginny Andersen topped a strong group of candidates at yesterday’s Wellington list conference. She’s worked for the police for the past eight years in policy and community work, is married with four children, one very new. She is also Labour’s candidate for Ohariu, and her  awareness of the pressures families are facing allied to her energy and experience will offer the voters of that electorate a very fresh alternative to the tired and lack-lustre Peter Dunne.

She says on her bio:


I come from a line of teachers, unionists, truck drivers, nurses and wharfies. My Great Uncle, Bill Andersen, stood up for workers’ rights and I am proud of that. Labour is about more than just fairness and equality. It is about caring what happens to people and being prepared to fight for it.

Amen to that.

She also says:

I am married, and a stepmother, a mother and a mother-to-be. We’re a busy family and I understand the pressures other busy families are under. With grocery prices, power bills and the cost of childcare always on the up, it’s always a juggle. Like every Kiwi parent I want New Zealand to be the best it can be for my kids – I want them to go to great schools; to be able to see a doctor when they are sick; to live in a clean, sustainable environment; and to have equal opportunity throughout their lives. That is what I believe Labour offers my kids and all Kiwi families.

That message will connect with the people of Ohariu – and beyond.

38 comments on “Ginny Andersen a rising star ”

  1. Ad 1

    While it’s tempting to rehearse some sad argument about which party will cut a deal to ensure Peter Dunne goes, I’d instead love to hear from activists on the ground in Ohariu about the public mood for change (if any), where campaigns can be helped, and what can be done not only to get rid of Dunne but also to raise the party vote for both Labour and the Greens in that electorate.

    • Rosie 1.1

      Hi Ad. I’ve been pretty vocal about some of the activities of the non party aligned People’s Power Ohariu, a group I’ve been involved with since about September last year. I’ve been vocal as recently as today, discussing our billboard campaign, in response to phillip ure and Jenny on Open Mike.

      The function of People’s Power Ohariu is to hold Peter Dunne to account for voting choices and other activities, and to raise awareness of those in the electorate of Dunne related issues.

      I’ve only been living in this electorate for two years and am not in a position to gauge the public mood accurately. I would say this though. Last year in August PPO hosted a public meeting in Johnsonville, the heart of the electorate where Dunne’s office is. About 60 odd people turned up to listen to speakers that could speak with authority about bills that Dunne had voted on or would vote on in the future: Helen Kelly talked about forthcoming changes to employment law – the Employment Relations Amendment Act which incidentally has passed it’s first reading with Dunne’s blessing, Adi Leeson from Ploughshares spoke about the then GCSB Bill, I didn’t catch the name of the man from the Salvation Army but he spoke about the social impact of the Sky City Convention Centre deal and John Maynard from PPO spoke about Asset Sales and the TPP.

      I can tell you the audience were fired up and angry. It was exciting. You could feel in the air that folks were fed up. Ordinary folks too. While you can’t ascertain future voting from one public meeting, from what people were saying, eg they wouldn’t tolerate another 3 years of Dunne and of the Nat Govt, it did feel like there was an energy and appetite for change.

      One interesting thing that happened lately too was that an anti Dunne editorial was published in the right wing Nat Govt supporting local newspaper, The Wellingtonian.


      Hopefully other Ohariu residents who are more familiar with the electorate can comment with their observations.

      Personally, I’m feeling hopeful about this year being the end of the road for Dunne and believe that Ginny Anderson is an excellent candidate for Ohariu – it’s a very family orientated area, hopefully voters will connect with her family centred values. I think time will show that people no longer believe in the values of Peter Dunne, he has proved that he’s not remotely family or socially centred despite his best efforts to paint himself as such. His actions proves otherwise.

      • Ed 1.1.1

        What was the title and date of the anti-Dunne editorial?

        • Rosie

          Sorry, links not working I see. The title of the editorial was “Is Dunne’s time up? published 1st May. It really is a good read.

  2. ianmac 2

    “She also says:

    I am married, and a stepmother, a mother and a mother-to-be. We’re a busy family and I understand the pressures other busy families...etc"

    That sounds right to me. Hope she does well.

    Will the Greens accommodate her in Ohariu?

  3. greywarbler 3

    Just reading the initial heading on Ginny and your backgrounding and positives on her, she sounds great. Rosie will possibly have things to add to Ad’s comments.

  4. As a member of the Ohariu LEC and campaign team I’m obviously very biased, but Ginny is a fabulous candidate and a wonderful person.

    If anyone wants to help out on the campaign, our volunteer form is here: (Sorry for the long URL!)

  5. thechangeling 5

    In the photo she looks a bit like kiwi actress Antonia Prebble, with that bright shiny face! Nice background indeed! Goodluck and I hope she gets rid of old Dunne and dusted in Ohariu!

  6. finbar 6

    Way to go.

  7. Philj 7

    Sure Ohariu Greens will do the right thing to oust Dunne. I think Peter gets support from the Chinese community as I’ve seen his mugshot advertised in a local Chinese paper. I now realise why Chinese tend to vote for Right wingers.

  8. Chooky 8

    Bill Andersen was a very impressive New Zealand trade unionist advocate for workers rights …if Ginny is as good as her ancestor was she will be great !…(completely the opposite of Dunne)

    Bill Andersen had a cool head, was quiet, determined and articulate…Arnold Pickmere described him thus: ” for many workers, this usually quietly spoken man seemed one of the few union secretaries who had their interests at heart – a humble, unyielding, honest person loyal to his principles

    …For many years he was president of the Auckland Trades Council. At the time of his death he was president of the National Distribution Union and leader of the Socialist Party of Aotearoa, formed after he left the Socialist Unity Party.

    Former Federation of Labour leader Sir Tom Skinner summed up Bill Andersen in 1991: “You always knew where he was coming from. Bill never stuck a knife in your back. It was always from the front and you could see it coming … an honest and sincere approach.”. (lol)


    • Bill Andersen was a great trade unionist – staunch. Maligned and hated by the Tories, but then anything “union” is hated by the neo-libs. It would be great to see a change in Ohariu.
      Dunne, Done, Dung!

    • Rosie 8.2

      +1 Chooky.

      One of the first things I learnt about Ginny Anderson was that she was Bill Anderson’s neice, which was reassuring and I thought, well if she’s anything like her Uncle she’ll have Dunne sorted out in no time!

      Dunne may be a tough nut to crack due to his longevity in Ohariu but there is nothing that tells us he will EASILY win again – too much as changed in these last three years, and it’s no longer smooth sailing for him.

      Feeling kind hopeful………………

      • Chooky 8.2.1

        God yes Rosie !…I will be drinking a glass of champagne the night I hear Dunne has gone

        ….he has been “a fly in the ointment”…this should be on his epitaph

        • Rosie

          Lol, Chooky. I’ll have to pace myself on the bubbly, but it will definitely be on standby in the fridge. Dunne’s demise will be celebrated, but the Big One is the ousting of the Key Govt on 20th September. I’m already excited about that day and it’s only May.

          I’d like to know what’s going on in other electorates too! Any changes in the wind out there?

          • Chooky

            …a special glass on Dunne and the rest of the bottle plus delicious nibbles on the NACTs going!!!…i am normally a one to two glass person but this night i will over- indulge …any hangovers will be worth it

            ….sniffing the air out here and talking to one or two non NACTS ….i think there is change in the air and a turning point in optimism has been reached…even the Nacts I think are open to change

            …TIME FOR A CHANGE ..

  9. Murray Olsen 9

    The extract from her biography is slightly short on detail. Apart from the bit about Bill Andersen, it could have been written for Paula Bennett. This post gives me no idea whether she is any sort of break from neoliberalism, whether she is in favour of more state houses, whether she means we already operate on a level playing field when she mentions equal opportunity. I suppose she doesn’t mention dragging sick people down off their roofs, but it is all very generic and fails to inspire me.

    • Chooky 9.1

      Bill Andersen should inspire you!….and the fact that she is proud of him…says it all!

      ( i am sure she stands for what he stood for )

      • Murray Olsen 9.1.1

        Not really into leadership cults, thanks. I certainly wasn’t inspired when Bill Andersen kicked the Waitangi Action Committee out of the Trade Union Centre. Working for the police and as a Wellington bureaucrat don’t actually inspire me a lot either. I suppose some of us are just hard to please, but then I don’t vote in Ohariu anyway.

    • There’s a more detailed bio on Ginny’s Facebook page, Murray:

    • Chooky 9.3

      @ Murray Olsen..(in addition to above post and Stephanie Rogers reference)

      “A public servant, I have a strong understanding of the mechanics of government, with particular expertise in the development of policy and legislation for Maori, Pacific and ethnic minority groups in New Zealand. I have an MA with Distinction in Political Science. Currently employed by the NZ Police I have previously worked as a Crown Negotiator in Treaty settlements and as a Private Secretary and Ministerial Adviser in Parliament.
      As an active member of the Manifesto Committee, Policy Council and Women’s Council I understand the value of members and sector groups contributing to policy development. I have been a campaign manager and learned the importance of striving to increase the party vote. My experience has taught me the value of the Party and the Caucus communicating effectively and working together.”

      Sounds pretty good to me!

  10. Philj 10

    Hi Rosie,
    When and where is PPO ‘s next meeting?

    • Rosie 10.1

      Hi Philj.

      There isn’t a date for one as yet. When events and meetings are planned I’ll always leave a message on Open Mike, for a couple of days. If you live in the area you will see signs up around the place advertising a time and place. The last meeting was about the Employment Relations Amendment Act, where we had some great speakers from the CTU, First Union, SWFU and NZNO – that one I advertised on the community notices on Radio Active, as well as the methods above.

      Ginny Anderson attended that one. From what she had to say you knew there was no mistaking where her loyalties lie

  11. fisiani 11

    Ginny Anderson is probably well meaning but when placed in an unwinnable seat and not a rainbow warrior destined for the top of the list it is risable to call her a rising star. Expecting a mother of a one month old baby to be an active campaigner is not fair on her baby. If only The Cunliffe had the mana to tell Trev to stand aside she could be the next MP for Hutt South.

    • mac1 11.1



      provoking laughter through being ludicrous.

      “a risible scene of lovemaking in a tent”
      synonyms: laughable, ridiculous, absurd, comical, comic, amusing, funny, chucklesome, hilarious, humorous, droll, entertaining, diverting, farcical, slapstick, silly, facetious, ludicrous, hysterical, uproarious, riotous, side-splitting, zany, grotesque;

      Now what has been happening in NZ politics recently to deserve those epithets?

    • Rosie 11.2

      🙄 @fisiani

    • Chooky 11.3

      @ fisiani…maybe the Father will look after the baby….maybe they will both look after the baby…after-all breastfeeding in Parliament has been done before by Ruth Richardson and others

      Trev is going well ….lets leave him as MP for Hutt South and attack dog for Labour

      …i know you want Labour and the Left to WIN!

    • It’s really inappropriate for you to make snide, conscending judgements about the welfare of Ginny’s child. It’s a boring, obvious, sexist tactic.

      Peter Dunne’s majority was only just over 1,000 at the last election, and a lot has happened in the past three years. Ohariu is a very winnable electorate and Ginny is a fantastic candidate for Labour.

      • Tracey 11.4.1

        he also objects to paid parental leave so try and reconcile that

        • Pete George

          “he also objects to paid parental leave so try and reconcile that”

          Are you referring to Dunne? If so you’re wrong, he supports Sue Moroney’s bill – his vote is giving it a majority – and UF policy is for double, 12 months paid parental leave.

          I think Ginnie Andersen looks potentially to be a reasonable candidate and anything could happen in Ohariu, it’s wide open, but no matter how good she is much will depend on the National and Green approaches.

          We’ll see how well she’s rated in Labour when they put out their list.

        • Rosie

          Lol Tracey, when I saw Fisiani’s comment I was going to ask “well, I guess you support extending Paid Parental Leave then?” but I do have a policy of NOT responding to those that dwell upon the river banks. Glad you cleared that one up for me!

      • Rosie 11.4.2

        +1 on both points Stephanie

    • Tracey 11.5


      a cry rarely heard from this government unless by think they mean dismiss

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Call for New Zealanders to get on-board with rail safety
    With additional trains operating across the network, powered by the Government’s investment in rail, there is need for a renewed focus on rail safety, Transport Minister Michael Wood emphasised at the launch of Rail Safety Week 2022. “Over the last five years the Government has invested significantly to improve level ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Regional approach the focus at ASEAN and East Asia Summit talks
    The Foreign Minister has wrapped up a series of meetings with Indo-Pacific partners in Cambodia which reinforced the need for the region to work collectively to deal with security and economic challenges. Nanaia Mahuta travelled to Phnom Penh for a bilateral meeting between ASEAN foreign ministers and Aotearoa New Zealand, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • The beat goes on as Government renews support for musicians
    Extension of Aotearoa Touring Programme supporting domestic musicians The Programme has supported more than 1,700 shows and over 250 artists New Zealand Music Commission estimates that around 200,000 Kiwis have been able to attend shows as a result of the programme The Government is hitting a high note, with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Minister of Defence to attend Guadalcanal Commemorations in the Solomon Islands
    Minister of Defence Peeni Henare will depart tomorrow for Solomon Islands to attend events commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Guadalcanal. While in Solomon Islands, Minister Henare will also meet with Solomon Islands Minister of National Security, Correctional Services and Police Anthony Veke to continue cooperation on security ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New programme to provide insights into regenerative dairy farming 
    The Government is partnering with Ngāi Tahu Farming Limited and Ngāi Tūāhuriri on a whole-farm scale study in North Canterbury to validate the science of regenerative farming, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.   The programme aims to scientifically evaluate the financial, social and environmental differences between regenerative and conventional practices. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • More women on public boards than ever before
    52.5% of people on public boards are women Greatest ever percentage of women Improved collection of ethnicity data “Women’s representation on public sector boards and committees is now 52.5 percent, the highest ever level. The facts prove that diverse boards bring a wider range of knowledge, expertise and skill. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Awards support Pacific women
    I am honoured to support the 2022 Women in Governance Awards, celebrating governance leaders, directors, change-makers, and rising stars in the community, said Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio. For the second consecutive year, MPP is proudly sponsoring the Pacific Governance Leader category, recognising Pacific women in governance and presented to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Govt investment into Whakatāne regeneration reaches new milestones
    Today Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash turned the sod for the new Whakatāne Commercial Boat Harbour, cut the ribbon for the revitalised Whakatāne Wharf, and inspected work underway to develop the old Whakatāne Army Hall into a visitor centre, all of which are part of the $36.8 million ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government determined to get a better deal for consumers
    New Zealanders are not getting a fair deal on some key residential building supplies and while the Government has already driven improvements in the sector, a Commerce Commission review finds that  changes are needed to make it more competitive. “New Zealand is facing the same global cost of living and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government exceeds Mana in Mahi target
    Mana in Mahi reaches a milestone surpassing 5,000 participants 75 per cent of participants who had been on a benefit for two or more years haven’t gone back onto a benefit 89 per cent who have a training pathway are working towards a qualification at NZQA level 3 or ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government opens new research and innovation hub
    The Government has invested $7.7 million in a research innovation hub which was officially opened today by Minister of Research, Science and Innovation Dr Ayesha Verrall. The new facility named Te Pā Harakeke Flexible Labs comprises 560 square metres of new laboratory space for research staff and is based at ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Unemployment remains low and wages rise despite volatile global environment
    Unemployment has remained near record lows thanks to the Government’s economic plan to support households and businesses through the challenging global environment, resulting in more people in work and wages rising. Stats NZ figures show the unemployment rate was 3.3 percent in the June quarter, with 96,000 people classed out ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • First ever climate adaptation plan lays foundations for resilient communities
    Action to address the risks identified in the 2020 climate change risk assessment, protecting lives, livelihoods, homes, businesses and infrastructure A joined up approach that will support community-based adaptation with national policies and legislation Providing all New Zealanders with information about local climate risks via a new online data ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New mental health and addiction services making a difference for Māori
    Māori with mental health and addiction challenges have easier access to care thanks to twenty-nine Kaupapa Māori primary mental health and addiction services across Aotearoa, Associate Minister of Health Peeni Henare says. “Labour is the first government to take mental health seriously for all New Zealanders. We know that Māori ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Data and Statistics Bill Passes its Third Reading
    A Bill which updates New Zealand’s statistics legislation for the 21st century has passed its third and final reading today, Minister of Statistics David Clark said. The Data and Statistics Act replaces the Statistics Act, which has been in effect since 1975. “In the last few decades, national data and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Further moves to improve the lives of disabled people
    The Accessibility for New Zealanders Bill has passed its first reading in Parliament today, marking a significant milestone to improve the lives of disabled people. “The Bill aims to address accessibility barriers that prevent disabled people, tāngata whaikaha and their whānau, and others with accessibility needs from living independently,” said ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Speech to the China Business Summit
    Kia ora koutou, da jia hao It’s great to be back at this year’s China Business Summit. I would first like to acknowledge Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, former Prime Minister Helen Clark, His Excellency Ambassador Wang Xiaolong, and parliamentary colleagues both current and former the Right Honourable Winston Peters, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Further changes to CCCFA Regulations will improve safe access to credit
    Narrowing the expenses considered by lenders Relaxing the assumptions that lenders were required to make about credit cards and buy-now pay-later schemes. Helping make debt refinancing or debt consolidation more accessible if appropriate for borrowers The Government is clarifying the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance (CCCFA) Regulations, to ensure ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government prioritises firearm prohibition orders to reduce gun harm
    The Firearms Prohibition Order Legislation Bill will be passed through all remaining stages by the end of next week, Police Minister Chris Hipkins said. The Justice Select Committee has received public feedback and finalised its report more quickly than planned. It reported back to the House on Friday.  “The Bill will ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • National plan to protect kauri commences
    The Government has stepped up activity to protect kauri, with a National Pest Management Plan (NPMP) coming into effect today, Biosecurity Minister Damien O'Connor and Associate Environment Minister James Shaw said. “We have a duty to ensure this magnificent species endures for future generations and also for the health of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Support for Samoa’s Climate Change Plan and rebuild of Savalalo Market
     Prime Minister Ardern met with members of Samoa’s Cabinet in Apia, today, announcing the launch of a new climate change partnership and confirming support for the rebuild of the capital’s main market, on the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Friendship between Aotearoa New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Reconnecting with ASEAN and Malaysia
    Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta departs for the Indo-Pacific region today for talks on security and economic issues at meetings of ASEAN and the East Asia Summit in Cambodia, and during bilateral engagements in Malaysia. “Engaging in person with our regional partners is a key part of our reconnecting strategy as ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Statement to the 2022 Review Conference for the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons
    United Nations Headquarters, New York City  Thank you, Mr President. Ngā mihi ki a koutou. I extend my warm congratulations to you and assure you of the full cooperation of the New Zealand delegation. I will get right to it. In spite of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the nuclear ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • 10,000 more permanent public homes added under the Labour Government
    A major milestone of 10,037 additional public homes has been achieved since Labour came into office, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods confirmed today. “It’s extremely satisfying and a testament to our commitment to providing a safety net for people who need public housing, that we have delivered these warm, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Sanctions on Russian armed forces and weapons manufacturers
    The Minister of Foreign Affairs Nanaia Mahuta has announced further sanctions on the armed forces and military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation. “President Putin and the Russian military are responsible for violating the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, which is a grave breach of fundamental international law,” Nanaia Mahuta ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government plan to boost health workers
    Easing the process for overseas nurses and provision of up to $10,000 in financial support for international nurses for NZ registration costs. Provide for the costs of reregistration for New Zealand nurses who want to return to work. Covering international doctors’ salaries during their six-week clinical induction courses and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Today marks one year since Government’s Dawn Raids apology
    A new  future between Pacific Aotearoa and Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is the essence of a Dawn Raids Apology anniversary event in Auckland this month, said Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio. One year ago, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern formally apologised to Pacific communities impacted by the Dawn Raids in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • PM Speech to China Business Summit
    Tēnā koutou katoa Tuia ngā waka, Tuia ngā wawata, Tuia ngā hou-kura Let us bind our connection, let us bind our vision, let us bind our shared aspiration for peace and prosperity. This year marks a significant milestone in the New Zealand – China relationship.   Fifty years ago – 1972 – ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Cook Islands Language Week will close generational gap
    It’s Cook Islands Language week and the Minister of Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio wants the community to focus on what it means to keep the language alive across the generations. “Our Cook Islands community in Aotearoa have decided to focus on the same theme as last years; ‘ Ātuitui’ia ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Cost of Living support payment to reach over 2 million New Zealanders
    From 1 August an estimated 2.1 million New Zealanders will be eligible to receive the first targeted Cost of Living Payment as part of the Government’s plan to help soften the impact of rising global inflationary pressures affecting New Zealanders, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says. The payments will see eligible ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand’s border fully open to visitors and students
    · New Zealand’s international border opens to all visitors, including from non-visa waiver countries, and international students from 11:59PM, 31 July 2022. · Cruise ships and recreational yachts able to arrive at New Zealand ports. This evening marks the final step in the Government’s reconnecting plan, with visitors from non-visa ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government sets out plan to eliminate HIV transmission in New Zealand
    New Action Plan to eliminate HIV transmission released for consultation today $18 million Budget 2022 boost Key measures to achieve elimination include increasing prevention and testing, improving access to care and treatment and addressing stigma The Government has today released its plan to eliminate the transmission of HIV in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government support lifts income for beneficiaries
    A report released today shows Government support has lifted incomes for Beneficiaries by 40 percent over and above inflation since 2018. “This is the first time this data set has been collected, and it clearly shows Government action is having an impact,” Carmel Sepuloni said. “This Government made a commitment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Māori Housing: Urban development underway in Mt Wellington
    Thirty new warm, safe and affordable apartments to be delivered by Tauhara North No 2 Trust in Tāmaki Makaurau Delivered through Whai Kāinga Whai Oranga programme, jointly delivered by Te Puni Kōkiri and the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Allocation of the apartments will be prioritised to support ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Phil Twyford to attend Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty meeting
    Disarmament and Arms Control Minister Phil Twyford will lead Aotearoa New Zealand’s delegation to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the United Nations in New York next week. “Aotearoa New Zealand has a long history of advocating for a world free of nuclear weapons,” Phil Twyford said. “The NPT has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Construction Sector Accord – launch of Transformation Plan 2022-2025
      I am delighted to join you today for the launch of the Construction Sector Accord Transformation Plan 2022-2025. I would like to acknowledge my colleagues – the other Accord Ministers, the Accord governance and sector leadership, the CEOs of Government agencies, and leaders from the construction sector. The construction ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Work underway to make Wairarapa roads safer
    Associate Minister of Transport Kieran McAnulty was joined this morning by the Mayors of Carterton and Masterton, local Iwi and members of the Wairarapa community to turn the first sod on a package of crucial safety improvements for State Highway 2 in Wairarapa. “The work to improve safety on this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Next steps taken to deliver Milford Opportunities Project
    The board to take the Milford Opportunities Project (MOP) forward has been announced by Minister of Conservation Poto Williams today.  “The Milford Opportunities Project is a once in a generation chance to reshape the gateway to Milford Sound Piopiotahi and redesign our transport infrastructure to benefit locals, visitors, and our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Construction Sector Transformation Plan to accelerate change in industry
    A new three year plan to transform the construction industry into a high-performing sector with increased productivity, diversity and innovation has been unveiled by the Minister for Building and Construction Dr Megan Woods and Accord Steering group this morning. As lead minister for the Construction Sector Accord, Dr Woods told ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • More counsellors to boost mental health workforce
    For the first time counsellors will be able to become accredited to work in publicly funded clinical roles to support the mental wellbeing of New Zealanders. The Government and the board of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors (NZAC) have developed a new opt-in accreditation pathway so NZCA members can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago