web analytics

How To Get There 1/9/19

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 1st, 2019 - 26 comments
Categories: Deep stuff - Tags:

 

This post is a place for positive discussion of the future.

An Open Mike for ideas, solutions and the discussion of the possible.

The Big Picture, rather than a snapshot of the day’s goings on. Topics rather than topical.

We’d like to think it’s success will be measured in the quality of comments rather than the quantity.

So have at it!

Let us know what you think …

26 comments on “How To Get There 1/9/19 ”

  1. Robert Guyton 1

    So, about Greta…

    “Is there something big going on here? This one kid immediately got twenty supporters who now sit next to her. This one kid created numerous news stories in national newspapers and on TV. This one kid has received thousands of messages of love and support on social media…. Movements by young people, such as Jaime Margolin’s #ThisIsZeroHour that #WeDontHaveTime interviewed earlier, speaks with a much needed urgency that grown-ups should pay attention to…” [Emphasis in original]

    Yes – there was, and still is, something going on.

    It’s called marketing and branding.

    “Yesterday I sat completely by myself, today there is one other here too. There are none [that] I know.” — Greta Thunberg, August 21, 2018, Nyheter newspaper, Sweden [Translation via Google]

    The “one kid immediately got twenty supporters” – from a Swedish network for sustainable business. What is going on – is the launch of a global campaign to usher in a required consensus for the Paris Agreement, the New Green Deal and all climate related policies and legislation written by the power elite – for the power elite. This is necessary in order to unlock the trillions of dollars in funding by way of massive public demand.

    These agreements and policies include carbon capture storage (CCS), enhanced oil recovery (EOR), bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), rapid total decarbonization, payments for ecosystem services (referred to as “natural capital”), nuclear energy and fission, and a host of other “solutions” that are hostile to an already devastated planet. What is going on – is a rebooting of a stagnant capitalist economy, that needs new markets – new growth – in order to save itself. What is being created is a mechanism to unlock approximately 90 trillion dollars for new investments and infrastructure. What is going on is the creation of, and investment in, perhaps the biggest behavioural change experiment yet attempted, global in scale. And what are the deciding factors in what behaviours global society should adhere to? And more importantly, who decides? This is a rhetorical question as we know full well the answer: the same Western white male saviours and the capitalist economic system they have implemented globally that has been the cause of our planetary ecological nightmare. This crisis continues unabated as they appoint themselves (yet again) as the saviours for all humanity – a recurring problem for centuries."

    Makes me think, this. Does it make you think also?

    http://www.theartofannihilation.com/the-manufacturing-of-greta-thunberg-for-consent-the-political-economy-of-the-non-profit-industrial-complex/?fbclid=IwAR3zAZsIMAdSFRvETR6TDDjJdojznZ67PxpV2jb2LBM68N5vi6GFlyLnU-E

  2. Its a long read Robert, and I'm just starting, but was struck with this , right at the start …apropos of the new hashtag call to arms ..#We Don't Have Time

    "We don’t have time to stop imperialist wars – wars being the greatest contributor to climate change and environmental degradation by far – but we must do so. "

    I am really struck by the absence of anti militarism in most of the climate catastrophe debates.In fact often there is a call to beef up the military.

    And the further commodification /financialisation of the natural world is a worry.Its a kind of realpolitik I suppose, giving up on the possibility of real and radical change in our way of being in the world, and cravenly accepting that our only incentive to change will be money.

    Farrrrk!

    I'll keep reading,

    • Dukeofurl 2.1

      "wars being the greatest contributor to climate change and environmental degradation by far"

      So you have walked the shattered fields of the Somme and the Normandy beaches, and Warsaw after the massive destruction.

      • greywarshark 2.1.1

        DukeofUrl comes up with a sneer. Like a weed in the vegetable garden. May I always be one of the humble vegetables that have a use, rather than a quick, alert weed rising and crowding out potential useful growth.

  3. Robert Guyton 3

    Farrrk, indeed, francesca.

    The thought that industry will only cease it's destructive activity when it has a replacement ready to go, is not a new one, nor a difficult one to believe.

  4. Robert Guyton 4

    Discovering the world of mycorrhizal fungi and the networking services they provide for trees was an exciting step in my understanding (such as it is) of forests and the marvellous, complex beings they seem to be, but only yesterday did I unearth this new "chapter" of the story:

    https://www.forestfloornarrative.com/blog/2019/6/21/marasmioid-rhizomorphs-enhance-bird-fitness?fbclid=IwAR3x7TNLXYH6ZCWBVDSCVkGh25lbjBuUd82Pts-sAVSaWDlk35CVB5DMtk8

    Just wonderful, in my view!

    • weka 4.1

      Reading now. Fungi catching leaves and twigs as they fall from above!

      • weka 4.1.1

        that was a lovely read. What are you thinking about rhizomorphs in NZ? I'm wondering now if some things I've seen in the bush that I assumed were plant parts were actually fungal.

    • Dukeofurl 5.1

      Hahaha… the things MPs will do for photo opportunities…..but not during the 3 weeks of the prorogation that meant they werent in Westminister anyway…its still summer after all

  5. Robert Guyton 6

    It's a very lovely day today and I suspect most HTGT contributors, being keen gardenerssmiley are outside, scratching around in the warming spring-soil. I'm in and out, enjoying the garden but writing about it also, for my up-coming column of Get Growing.

    "Gather pussy-willow and decorate your living spaces with it while you can! It’s a spring-thing, pussy-willow; the furry catkins of many willow species; usually the smaller ones, are the “pussies” and very appealing they are too, arranged along the stems that can be collected at this time of the year. My favourite pussies grow on the stems of the violet willow and are surely the whitest of all the pussies and contrast beautifully with the dark violet of the stems. Other pussies are bigger, but none as vivid. The secret of keeping pussies sound and un-blown, is to display them in a vase that has no water at all in it; if the willow stems are watered, the pussies continue to develop and “blow-out”, passing through their bee-attracting, stamens-and-stigmas-on-display stage and fall apart all over the dining room table, making a mess. Have your children or grand-children collect them with you; they’ll remember the experience forever."

    • RosieLee 6.1

      But can you eat them?

      • greywarshark 6.1.1

        Those purple willows sound attractive. I have never seen any that could be called purple. I suppose they would be too big for a backyard. Do you sell cuttings of them?

        • Robert Guyton 6.1.1.1

          "The violet willow, Salix. daphnoides forms an initially upright, later spreading tree. The young shoots are dark purple with a silvery bloom in winter. Silky, grey catkins up to 4cm long are produced in late winter/early spring"

          The pussies are really stunning! The tree, like any willow, is easily managed by coppicing; the problems come when they are left un-attended-to, like any willow (bar the weeping willow, which needs nothing done to it).

          I don't sell them, but I'll see what I can do for you 🙂

  6. greywarshark 7

    Thinking about our future as people and how we will process ourselves and our thoughts.

    Jim Mora on this morning with bits about baby's names and the psychological effect of the choice. A comment on how good it is for family life and happiness to have Dad’s leave from their jobs for a period legislated for. Then a discussion on suicide in NZ and our statistics being high and so on. I have thought that he would tend to dumb down the content for Sunday morning to suit the culture of middle-class Mums. Heaven prevent them from hearing something outside their preferred bath of consumer materialistic guff.

    There is a feeling of Brave New World about this suicide discussion. The denizens of the in-society gathering around an interesting problem, looking at it, discussing it, and wondering what danger it may present to their children. It can be described as a negative result from grappling with existential matters that can't be compassed in the minds of vulnerable youngsters and middle-aged. They have given up trying to cope, or had a Road to Damascus shock which has exposed the ignored cracks in our societal simulation. This is of some concern to us, as to the gathered crowds come to watch John the Savage in Brave New World whipping himself in self-abnegation.

    The government of Brave New World retains control by making its citizens so happy and superficially fulfilled that they don't care about their personal freedom. In Brave New World the consequences of state control are a loss of dignity, morals, values, and emotions—in short, a loss of humanity. This from Sparknotes on google.

    In these excerpts from the end of the book John the Savage discusses the methods with the Controller and rejects his few options.

    BRAVE NEW WORLD by Aldous Huxley (1894-1963)
    https://www.huxley.net/bnw/seventeen.html
    https://www.huxley.net/bnw/eighteen.html

    This from Margaret Atwood – comment encompassing Brave New World and Orwell's 1984 is very insightful, with black humour. (From 2007.)
    https://www.theguardian.com/books/2007/nov/17/classics.margaretatwood

    • Drowsy M. Kram 7.1

      "When Nikki Mandow made a podcast about whether growth is good – she didn't expect to start an international incident.

      But Kate Raworth issued a challenge and Arthur Grimes accepted… so we sat back and enjoyed the fireworks."

      https://www.rnz.co.nz/programmes/two-cents-worth/story/2018710893/the-economic-heavyweight-bout-of-the-year

      This has probably already been posted elsewhere on The Standard, but I've just listened to the debate on this afternoon's RNZ programme, and really enjoyed it.

      By the end Grimes, for all his progressive posturing, had been reduced to scaremonging ("authoritarian", "standard of living") to make his case for BAU with tweaks.

      Being wedded to growth is essentially little different to being wedded to a neverending rise in the standard of living. Of course most of the world's population is in need of improved standards of living – in places that need is acute/desperate.

      In NZ, however, that need is not so acute for a sizeable proportion of the population. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want. I can fly around the globe whenever I want (and to pretty much wherever I might want to go.) And that's great. But it would not be a catastrophe (for me) if that were to change.

      IMHO, the focus should be on what we genuinely need, not on what we want. Scaremongering about the possibility that future generations might have a lower standard of living doesn't cut it. More people, finite resources – something has to give, and that's not up to ‘us’. What’s up to us is how it gives.

      https://www.kateraworth.com/doughnut/

      http://www.thestandard.org.nz/is-there-a-middle-ground-on-climate-change/#comment-1615768

      http://www.thestandard.org.nz/open-mike-15-03-2019/#comment-1594729

      http://www.thestandard.org.nz/open-mike-14-03-2019/#comment-1594186

      • greywarshark 7.1.1

        Drowsy M Kram

        I agree with your thinking about the standard of living of ordinary people in NZ. Staying with relatives recently it occurred to me that they had conditions above those of medieval kings and queens, and of course they could not fly overseas in mere hours.

        It would have been at a good level, if we had not abandoned the lower income, unskilled and semi-skilled to have really low wages, taken away their jobs in favour of importing cheap cars and exporting huge amounts of milk powder.

        NZ boosted the economy by using our housing in order to attract investment to the country which was ersatz export takings, so as to balance the insatiable desire for goods from overseas which were offered for all to buy and which created selling consumer goods as an ersatz industry.

        So retailing revenue replaced manufacturing small goods revenue with the money that employed people would have invested in buying a home until rents went so high because of the incomers being used to fund the education industry, and the house-selling industry.

        Everything has been bled from the lower income of NZ citizens. Don Brash wanted houses to be regarded as part of the investment industry and we were to be charged unrealised-profit tax so that we would have predatory government pecking at us in all areas of our lives.

        The low income strata are the ones to worry about dropping standards of living because they are already being hit hard. And their plight can't be ignored any more; the mini-plagues are starting up to trouble us, after the warning signs and requests for help have been pushed aside for so long. Bad water with E coli in Havelock North, and elsewhere is reminiscent of the cholera outbreaks around the world, and in 1800's London which our early colonials escaped from to come to the Eden of New Zealand.

  7. greywarshark 8

    The plastic keeps churning out and the work of the humble, noble cleaners around the edges of bodies of water are getting weary of being the ambulance at the bottom of the cliff!

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/video/2019/aug/29/plastic-pollution-im-giving-up-you-probably-should-too-video

    What about an enterprising action group devoted to practical, engineered innovations, looking for disruptive systems, requesting an appointment with Graeme Hart. He is a NZr with Australian heft who is a packaging mogul. Perhaps he would help by starting new businesses, using new organic methods that will spread fast round the world. He could get fast into the business and get a good foothold in this type of packaging. It is a needed basic when there is transfer of any product.

    It could be a goal to eliminate more than half of the troubling stuff coming through now. Say starting in two years, aiming to achieve that lessening by half in four years, so six years which would be about as fast as is possible I would imagine.

    And also having businesses sweeping the seas with nets and making useful stuff from the salt-washed detritus netted. There are less fish to catch because of the plastic. Let us use the fishing companies to catch plastic and rescue fish caught up in their nets, and also catch and remove the other floating nets that are so deadly. Governments would pay fishing companies for their catches, and they would have certain boats devoted to that 'catch' and 'haul'.

  8. greywarshark 9

    Radionz on aspects of building how-tos – housing

    https://www.rnz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/2018711435/bill-mckay-tips-when-building

    Bill McKay – Tips when building

    From Nine To Noon, 11:50 am on 2 September 2019 Listen duration 9′ :02″

    Bill McKay talks to Lynn about how people can help themselves better when building new or doing alterations: we can be our own worst enemies. Before dreaming or designing, see what's possible: From Council: LIM or PIM: zoning, soil conditions, floodplain, plumbing and drainage. But don't rely on those, get whole Property File. Get designer to analyse. CT: Easements, covenants. Get lawyer or designer to analyse. Check CT boundaries against reality. Fences, hedges aren't always on boundaries. Use land surveyors.

  9. greywarshark 10

    Jill Abigail MP has entered the lists by protesting the Greens policy of accepting the desires of newly gendered people as paramount over those who stay as born and wish to retain their gendered rights and services.

    This article on Jill and her partner indicates the wide experience and education they have had. They are dedicated to green practices and the environment and people whose opinion encompasses consideration of a wide understanding of society and the environment. They are among the people with the traits and knowledge who should be regarded as mentors for younger people today.

    http://otakimail.co.nz/focus-on-jill-abigail-and-joy-anderton/

    • solkta 10.1

      Why have you put this in "How to get there"?

      Why do you describe Jill Abigail as an "MP"?

      What is it that you are trying to say?

  10. greywarshark 11

    How can we be happy in our difficult times? Breath work. You are kidding!

    Ted talk – this guy might be onto something.

    Breathe to Heal | Max Strom

  11. greywarshark 12

    This old guy is really kindly and thinks he should give us some ideas that he has come to believe from experience and he thinks these things should be taken on to help with our future.

    The Art of Being a Couple | Theodore Zeldin 17 mins

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FJ5gAN5TK8

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Festival drug-checking services get a boost
    The Government is financially supporting drug-checking services to help keep young people safe at this summer’s large festivals and events, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This is not about condoning drug use, but about keeping people safe,” Andrew Little said. “There is clear evidence that having drug-checking services at festivals ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Expanded vaccination order for health and disability, education and prison workers
    A newly-signed Order means most people working in three key sectors will very soon need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the sake of themselves, their workmates and their communities, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has confirmed. The extended COVID-19 Public Health Response (Vaccinations) Amendment Order 2021 comes into effect ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • APEC finance ministers focus on inclusive, sustainable COVID recovery
    APEC finance ministers will continue to work together to respond to the effects of COVID-19 and ensure a sustainable and inclusive recovery while capitalising on the opportunity to build a more resilient future. The New Zealand Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister Grant Robertson chaired the virtual APEC Finance ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Improvements to child and maternity facilities at Timaru Hospital on track
    Improvements to child and maternity facilities at Timaru Hospital are well underway, and the next stage of the project will begin next month. Health Minister Andrew Little visited Timaru Hospital today to view progress onsite. “The improvements are part of South Canterbury DHB’s four-year refurbishment project and will create a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Govt responds to independent review into WorkSafe
    The Government has clear expectations that WorkSafe must action the recommendations of the independent review into the regulator to improve its management of adventure activities following the tragedy at Whakaari White Island, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood says. The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) today released the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Prevention funding to reduce tamariki in care
    A new iwi-led prevention programme will receive funding from Oranga Tamariki to help reduce the number of tamariki and rangatahi coming into state care, Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has announced. Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu (Te Rūnanga) will receive $25.9m of Oranga Tamariki funding over three years to improve outcomes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Transforming New Zealand’s mental health legislation
    Public consultation is now open for Aotearoa New Zealand to have a say on the repeal and replacement of the Mental Health (Compulsory Assessment and Treatment) Act 1992. “’He Ara Oranga, the report of the Government Inquiry into Mental Health and Addiction’ made it clear that we needed to replace ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • COVID-19 Protection Framework
    Kia ora koutou katoa Today I’m speaking directly to all New Zealanders to share a plan that will help us stay safe from COVID-19 into the future. A future where we want to continue to protect people’s lives, but also to live our lives – as safely as possible. Our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Business boost to transition to new COVID framework
    We know that over the last twenty months the approach New Zealand has taken to COVID and Delta has saved lives and livelihoods. Along with one of the lowest mortality rates in the world, we have also had strong economic growth, low unemployment and one of the lower levels of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • COVID-19 funding boost to protect maōri communities
    Tēnā koutou katoa As you have heard from the Prime Minister, the new protection framework will support us to keep people safe especially our vulnerable communities and minimize the impact COVID-19 has on business and our day to day lives. If you want to protect yourself, your whanau and your ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New COVID-19 Protection Framework delivers greater freedoms for vaccinated New Zealanders
    New COVID-19 Protection Framework provides pathway out of lockdown and ability for businesses and events to re-open to vaccinated New Zealanders Simpler framework to minimise cases and hospitalisations without use of widespread lockdowns Auckland to move into the new framework when 90 percent of eligible population in each of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New fund to accelerate Māori vaccinations
    The Government has established a $120 million fund to accelerate Māori vaccination rates and support communities to prepare for the implementation of the new COVID-19 Protection Framework. The new Māori Communities COVID-19 Fund will directly fund Māori, Iwi, community organisations and providers to deliver local vaccination initiatives for whānau, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government extends hardship assistance for low income workers
    Income limits for Hardship Support through the Ministry of Social Development have been temporarily lifted so more people can recieve assistance. “Cabinet has agreed to make it easier for low income workers to recieve assistance for items such as food and other emergency costs,” Carmel Sepuloni said. “We know the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • More support for learners with highest needs
    Students most in need of extra help in the classroom are the focus of a new review that gets under way today, Associate Education Minister Jan Tinetti says. About 50,000-80,000 children and young people are expected to benefit from a Ministry of Education review into Highest Need Learners that will ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Parts of Waikato to stay at Alert Level 3 for next six days
    The parts of Waikato that have been in Alert Level 3 will remain at that alert level till Wednesday, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Based on the latest public health information, maintaining level 3 in those parts of the Waikato continues to be the most prudent course of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Hon Peeni Henare September 2021 Proactive Diary Release
    ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • NZ passes world-first climate reporting legislation
    New Zealand has become the first country in the world to pass a law that will ensure financial organisations disclose and ultimately act on climate-related risks and opportunities, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark and Climate Change Minister James Shaw today announced today. The Financial Sector (Climate-related Disclosures ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Prime Minister NZ UK FTA opening remarks
    Tēnā koutou katoa. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. I am delighted to announce today that following a conversation with Prime Minister Johnson last night, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have Agreed in Principle a historic high-quality, comprehensive and inclusive free trade agreement. I’m joined today by the Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Zealand secures historic free trade deal with the United Kingdom
    A boost of almost $1 billion to New Zealand GDP, unprecedented access for New Zealand exporters to the UK market UK to eliminate all tariffs on New Zealand exports, with over 97% being removed the day the FTA comes into force NZ exporters to save approx. $37.8 million per year ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Quarterly benefit numbers show more people in work
    Benefit figures released today show a year on year fall of 9,807 people receiving a Main Benefit in the September Quarter.  “The Government is working hard to tackle COVID-19 and it is clear our strong response to the initial outbreak has created a resilient labour market which is providing opportunities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Health reforms bill introduced to Parliament
    Legislation central to fixing the health system has been introduced into Parliament by Health Minister Andrew Little. “Rebuilding the public health system is critical to laying the foundations for a better future for all New Zealanders,” Andrew Little said. “We need a system that works for everybody, no matter who ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • NCEA and NZ Scholarship Exams to proceed
    NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams will proceed, including in areas where Alert Level 3 has been in place, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “The New Zealand Qualifications Authority, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health have been working together to ensure exams can be managed in a safe ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Limited change to onsite learning – for senior secondary students – in Level 3 regions
    Onsite learning at schools in Level 3 regions will start from next week for senior secondary school students to prepare for end of year exams, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Secondary schools in these regions will start onsite learning for years 11 to 13 on Tuesday 26 October,” Chris ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Guaranteed MIQ spots for health workers
    The Government is changing the way managed isolation is co-ordinated for health workers, guaranteeing 300 spots a month for the health and disability sector. “Our world-class workforce is vital in rebuilding the health system and dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic,” Andrew Little said. “Whether it’s bringing doctors or nurses in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Govt helps to protect New Zealanders digital identities
    Making it easier for New Zealanders to safely prove who they are digitally and control who has access to that information is one step closer to becoming law, Minister for Digital Economy and Communications, Dr David Clark said. The Digital Identity Services Trust Framework Bill passed its first reading today ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Red tape cut to boost housing supply
    New building intensification rules will mean up to three homes of up to three storeys can be built on most sites without the need for a resource consent New rules will result in at least 48,200 and as many as 105,500 new homes built in next 5-8 years Bringing forward ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Nationwide business partnership grows conservation jobs
    Further Government support for New Zealand’s longest-standing sustainable business organisation will open up opportunities for dozens of workers impacted by COVID-19 to jump start a nature-based career, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Partnering to Plant Aotearoa, led by the Sustainable Business Network (SBN), is a collaboration with iwi, hapū and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand increases climate aid contribution
    Government commits $1.3 billion over four years to support countries most vulnerable to the effects of climate change At least 50 percent of funding will go to the Pacific as it adapts to the impacts of climate change The increase means New Zealand now meets its fair share of global ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Super Māori turnout for Super Saturday
    Māori have put a superb effort into mobilising to get vaccinated over Super Saturday, with thousands rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves, their whānau and communities from COVID-19, Associate Health Minister Peeni Henare says. “It was absolutely outstanding that 21,702 Māori got vaccinated on this one day alone with 10,825 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Language assists Tagata Niue to thrive
    Despite the uncertain times we face with the challenges of COVID-19, our cultural knowledge, values and language remain constant, helping us progress towards goals in life, said  the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio. This year, the Niuean community in New Zealand decided on the theme, “Kia tupuolaola e ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New Zealand Ambassador to France announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Caroline Bilkey as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to France and the OECD. “Aotearoa New Zealand and France have a shared history, and enjoy a strong, collaborative partnership. This includes a strong trade and economic relationship, a shared commitment to support ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Govt welcomes nurses’ pay settlement
    The Government is welcoming news that a new employment agreement for nurses working in public hospitals has been settled. “I am very pleased that the hard work of the Nurses Organisation and District Health Boards has led to a settlement that both can support,” Health Minister Andrew Little said today. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Judge of the High Court appointed
    Māori Land Court Judge Layne Harvey has been appointed a Judge of the High Court, Attorney‑General David Parker announced today. Justice Harvey graduated with an LLB from the University of Auckland in 1992 and commenced employment as a law clerk with Simpson Grierson in Auckland that same year. In 1997 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Kiwis to have their say on plan to reduce waste
    New Zealanders are invited to have their say on proposals for a new waste strategy and options for new waste legislation. “Reducing waste is one of the issues all New Zealanders – especially younger Kiwis - care deeply about,” Environment Minister David Parker said today “New Zealand is one of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Next steps in action plan for indigenous rights kicks off
    Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has today meet with more than 30 national Māori organisations in an online hui, kicking off the process to develop a plan for New Zealand to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (the Declaration). The previous National Government signed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Iwi-led housing solutions build homes for the future
    Whai Kāinga, Whai Oranga will open on 20 October, to receive applications for investment through Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development and Te Puni Kōkiri The $730m fund combines investment from Budget 2021 ($380m) and the Māori Infrastructure Fund ($350m) - the largest investment seen ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • E whakarite ana Te Kāwanatanga i ngā tūāpapa mō twhakamaumahara ki Te Petihana Reo Māori ka t...
    I te rā nei, i pānuihia e te Minita mō Manatū Taonga, ko Carmel Sepuloni, rāua ko te Minita Whanaketanga Māori, ko Willie Jackson, ā tērā tau, ka whakanuia rawatia te 50 o ngā tau mai i te whakatakotoranga o te petihana mō te Reo Māori me te huanga mai ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • E whakarite ana Te Kāwanatanga i ngā tūāpapa mō tewhakamaumahara ki Te Petihana Reo Māori ka t...
    I te rā nei, i pānuihia e te Minita mō Manatū Taonga, ko Carmel Sepuloni, rāua ko te Minita Whanaketanga Māori, ko Willie Jackson, ā tērā tau, ka whakanuia rawatia te 50 o ngā tau mai i te whakatakotoranga o te petihana mō te Reo Māori me te huanga mai ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government green lights rapid antigen testing
    Some of the country’s largest businesses have put in an order for 300,000 approved rapid antigen tests for their workforce, after working at pace with the Government on a new scheme unveiled by Associate Minister of Health and Research, Science and Innovation Ayesha Verrall. A coalition of around 25 businesses ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government lays foundations as Māori Language Petition commemorations take shape for 2022
    Taiaha hā! Taiaha hā! - Te kairangi o te reo hoki mai ki taku tikanga, ki taku taumata, ki taku reo, ki taku ao. He reo whai tikanga, he reo whai mana, he reo whai tangata koe. Ki te whāngaihia te reo Māori he ao tēnā, ki te kore he ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago