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Knuckleheads – nothing to fear?

Written By: - Date published: 7:12 am, July 12th, 2013 - 51 comments
Categories: accountability, Media, national, Parliament, Spying - Tags: , ,

The knuckleheads (tm John Key) in the parliamentary press gallery are concerned about their privacy:

Parliamentary press gallery raises concerns over swipe card data

Representatives from the parliamentary press gallery have raised concerns with Speaker David Carter over Parliamentary Service releasing the swipe card information of a political reporter.

Press gallery chairwoman Jessica Mutch said the press gallery was worried that journalists could be monitored while working in Parliament.

“We can’t operate in an environment where our every move is tracked and that information is made public – that would make our job around the precinct difficult,” she said.

…Ms Mutch said they were hoping for a formal agreement from Mr Carter to protect press gallery journalists.

Surely if knuckleheads have nothing to hide, they have nothing to fear?

No?

Want privacy?

Well if it’s good enough for knuckleheads, surely it’s good enough for the rest of us too. Ladies and gentlemen of the media – how about doing a better job about raising the alarm about the government’s GCSB spying bill, its sell out to America, and its attacks on our privacy? Just a thought.

51 comments on “Knuckleheads – nothing to fear?”

  1. One Anonymous Knucklehead 1

    *Dons battered fedora and trenchcoat, presses record*

    Well, I’m not a journalist, but I can honestly say this will do nothing to stop us reprinting your press releases, Prime Minister. We’ve got nothing to hide.

    • Tom Gould 1.1

      How the media whip themselves into a frenzy when there is even the slightest hint their extensive privilege will be impinged, but as you suggest, hardly a peep if the State wants to validate spying on everyone else. As an example of how fundamentally broken the fourth estate is these days, this must be it. Although, post the UK hacking scandal, maybe they see the benefits in spying on people unlawfully? Especially if there are papers to be sold and money to be made?

  2. rosy 2

    Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?
    Orwell or Kafka?
    Surveillance or information processing?

    Both matter, but is the instinctive surveillance argument the best one for discussions about privacy? What do we fear most? and what is more important in terms of personal freedom?

    Why privacy matters even if you have nothing to hide.

    When the nothing-to-hide argument is unpacked, and its underlying assumptions examined and challenged, we can see how it shifts the debate to its terms, then draws power from its unfair advantage. The nothing-to-hide argument speaks to some problems but not to others. It represents a singular and narrow way of conceiving of privacy, and it wins by excluding consideration of the other problems often raised with government security measures. When engaged directly, the nothing-to-hide argument can ensnare, for it forces the debate to focus on its narrow understanding of privacy. But when confronted with the plurality of privacy problems implicated by government data collection and use beyond surveillance and disclosure, the nothing-to-hide argument, in the end, has nothing to say.

    Arguing for privacy based on ‘nothing to hide, nothing to fear’ leaves a great hole in the argument for why privacy matters, according to Daniel J. Solove (in 2011). A Kafkaesque discussion provides stronger grounds for arguing against data collection, he thinks.

    Another metaphor better captures the problems: Franz Kafka’s The Trial. Kafka’s novel centers around a man who is arrested but not informed why. He desperately tries to find out what triggered his arrest and what’s in store for him. He finds out that a mysterious court system has a dossier on him and is investigating him, but he’s unable to learn much more. The Trial depicts a bureaucracy with inscrutable purposes that uses people’s information to make important decisions about them, yet denies the people the ability to participate in how their information is used.

    The problems portrayed by the Kafkaesque metaphor are of a different sort than the problems caused by surveillance. They often do not result in inhibition. Instead they are problems of information processing—the storage, use, or analysis of data—rather than of information collection. They affect the power relationships between people and the institutions of the modern state. They not only frustrate the individual by creating a sense of helplessness and powerlessness, but also affect social structure by altering the kind of relationships people have with the institutions that make important decisions about their lives.

  3. North 3

    Oh how the vainglorious beltway bubbies cry……..

  4. freedom 4

    Surely the press gallery tracking story is a shell game distraction from the recent requests for more information on the ever growing number of commercial lobbyists who appear to have increasing access to Parliament buildings and its occupants. I would imagine the long list of lobbyists would be of far greater interest to the public.

    As I no longer have a landline I am heavily restricted in my access to the ongoing story. I may have missed any references to it but in the reporting I have seen it is the media’s movements and not the swathes of lobbyists that seem to be the only topic of interest.

    • Molly 4.1

      That was my first response to this story as well. Seems like the words “big picture” don’t actually mean anything to the press gallery. Depressingly apparent from their twitterings from their nest.

  5. locus 5

    Nearly every country in the world recognises a right of privacy explicitly in their Constitution. At a minimum, these provisions include rights of inviolability of the home and secrecy of communications

    This report written by Privacy International provides a good summary of the many resons why NZ must never ever let the US inspired changes in legislation proposed for the GCSB Act get into law

    What we need in NZ is something as simple as this:

    Constitution of Russia. Article 23
    1. Everyone shall have the right to the inviolability of private life, personal and family secrets, the protection of honour and good name.
    2. Everyone shall have the right to privacy of correspondence, of telephone conversations, postal, telegraph and other messages. Limitations of this right shall be allowed only by court decision.

  6. AmaKiwi 6

    Labour, Greens, NZ First: Here is an issue you can win votes on.

    A US poll shows that opposition to government spying “predominated among nearly every subgroup, regardless of political party, gender, income, education or age.”

    “The concerns about privacy and government power raised by the N.S.A. disclosures do not break down along conventional ideological lines, with libertarian-leaning Republicans and Democrats alike questioning the surveillance.”

    EVERYONE is opposed to government spying. Only National supports it.

    You can win votes across the entire political, gender, income, education, and age range by vigorously opposing government spying. Don’t limit your attacks to the details of the GCSB bill. Pull whatever media stunts you need to make yourselves champions of privacy.

    The right to privacy is popular with EVERYONE. Here’s your issue. Go for the jugular!

    source: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/11/us/poll-shows-complexity-of-debate-on-trade-offs-in-government-spying-programs.html?ref=global-home&_r=0

    • Draco T Bastard 6.1

      The big question is: What should be private?

      IMO, peoples use of the states resources shouldn’t be, their private lives should be. But then we have a cross over between private and public due to the need to use the states resources to maintain life.

      • weka 6.1.1

        “peoples use of the states resources”

        Like what? I immediately thought of WINZ benefits, but I assume that’s not what you mean.

        • Draco T Bastard 6.1.1.1

          No, the actual resources taken from the environment. Food, iron, wood, electricity etc. Money itself is not a resource but it does represent the use of those resources which is why money would need to be traced which is why peoples claim that we need to go back to a cash society is also bunk. What they’re really asking for there is not to be held to account (which, IMO, puts them with the corporations and other RWNJs that don’t want regulation).

          Now, some people will say that some of those aren’t state resources. Food is an obvious one as it’s grown by the farmer but that food needs to get it’s nutrients from the ground and those nutrients are limited. They can be replaced but doing so uses even more resources which then also need to be accounted for as well.

          As I say, these are not a privacy issue as those resources belong to all of us and all of us should have a say in their use especially considering that over-use, which is what exponential growth must bring about, is unsustainable.

          What should be private?
          We’ve seen that corporations are learning a hell of a lot about people from their use of resources and the people quite often don’t even know that the corporations are gathering that data but, at the same time, we really do need that data so as to use the limited resources we have responsibly. Which brings up another question: Should the corporations have that data or the government?

    • David H 6.2

      “The right to privacy is popular with EVERYONE. Here’s your issue. Go for the jugular! ”

      But they won’t, they are too busy fighting each other to give a rats arse about the rank n file general public.

  7. Rosetinted 7

    Sing? Beautiful, beautiful brown eyes, I’ll never love blue eyes again.

  8. felix 8

    Hey journos. Where were you for the last 5 years while Key systematically fucked the rest of us over?

    Kissing his arse, that’s where.

    • King Kong 8.1

      Grrrrr. I’m angry too.

      Damn you journos. When are you ever going to write the deranged and fantastical, extreme left side of the story.

      The country is burning, the fire of revolution swells in the breast of the throngs of down trodden, yet not a peep from the press.

      • Rogue Trooper 8.1.1

        swamped. (have you seen the rain we been havin’?).
        “And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain”.

      • felix 8.1.2

        Yeah KK, that’s exactly what I said 🙄

      • Populuxe1 8.1.3

        Sorry, I had to slip my Les Miserables CD in the stereo for the full effect then.

      • emergency mike 8.1.4

        So you’d be pleased about Campbell Live last night eh? Don’t worry looks like the tide is turning, reportage that John Key is a traitor appears to be going mainstream at last.

  9. vto 9

    The journalists should swap their entry swipe cards to confuse and confound the spooks.

  10. quartz 10

    Attacking the media? No wonder they consider this site the loony left. Which pisses me off because it undermines a lot of the good stuff that’s on here.

    • r0b 10.1

      This post is an “attack”? More like a resigned and futile chiding I would have said.

    • weka 10.2

      “Front Page is New Zealand’s leading independent producer of TV news and current affairs”

      And they think it is appropriate to refer to the largest leftwing collective blog in NZ as the loony left? I suppose balance and impartiality are quaint old-fashioned notions in knuckledhead journalism.

      • quartz 10.2.1

        Richard Harmon is a decent guy. If the Standard is getting this kind of gyp from him I’d guess the problem is the Standard’s reputation more than his bias.

        That reputation is probably due to the number of people from the right and from the Labour party who talk the site down out in the real world, but having this kind of post from a named author is unlikely to help.

        • Anne 10.2.1.1

          Richard Harman is a Tory from the top of his head to the tips of his toe nails. I bet he’s rarely read TS except in relation to himself and “The Nation” programme. He wouldn’t have a clue about the myriad of excellent commentary that appears here on a daily basis.

          I was in the TV medium many years ago and I witnessed the incredible egos – and the arrogance of perceived superiority that goes with it – first hand. They came across as nice guys and gals when fronting the cameras, but see them off camera and it was often a different story. There are always a few exceptions to the rule, and maybe Richard Harman is one of them but he’s still an opponent of those of us who are left of centre.

        • weka 10.2.1.2

          Call me old fashioned too, but I just don’t think that journalists should be using derogatory adjectives in that way. Is he a producer rather than a journo? It still undermines the credibility of the current affairs programmes they make for him to express his personal views like that.

          btw, I fail to see what is ‘loony’ about r0b’s post. In his opinion (shared by many, including myself) the MSM are not doing a good enough job covering the privacy issues currently affecting NZ, and he takes a poke at them for being concerned about their own privacy. What is wrong with that?

      • Populuxe1 10.2.2

        That has more to do with the content of the comments and many of the posts than the actual readership. Size isn’t everything.

    • Rogue Trooper 10.3

      quarrying

    • Rosetinted 10.4

      quartz
      There is such a thing as being too mild-mannered, Superman under his quiet Clark Kent persona had real muscles and willingness to fight for good. You can’t criticise anything, or call for better standards? You’re a bit of a wet doormat aren’t you.

  11. North 11

    Tracking their swipe cards would provide a telling record of their gin-guzzling-jaunts from ministerial office to ministerial office. Useless pricks the lot of them !

    • ak 11.1

      You raise an important point, young Northie, evoking such memories as Garner and Espiner hitting the tiles regularly early in the piece with a certain slippery goober and one J Collins’ deep and meaningful maternal “Paddy”s and “Guy”s among others.

      Now imagine for a second that a certain handful of mediocre individuals had assumed prime and exclusive importance in the task of leading public opinion and that you were in command of unfettered and total information on said individuals – and millions in resources to gather such, with absolute, secret impunity forever – and that your sole aim in life, as demonstrated by your private and public endeavours to date had been the acquisition of wealth and public acclamation, and that you had a rather loose and tenuous grasp of such notions as truth and integrity, would it be too much of a stretch to imagine that you may be tempted to at least stay aware of the movements, intentions, and indeed psychological state of said individuals? And once so tempted and all-informed, take the further small step of using your enormous power and influence to determine their fate?

      Orewa One didn’t drag the Natsy party out of the poll gutter and keep it there all by itself.

      I follow John Campbell’s career with interest.

      • Rogue Trooper 11.1.1

        -“psychopaths get kinda’ tiresome after a while, don’t you think?”- Hans (Christopher Walken)
        -“Some grey place; England? It seemed a lot worse than that”.
        -“you know, writing alleviates (their) suicidal self-loathing, and sh*t”.

        from Seven Psychopaths

      • North 11.1.2

        Thank you Ak @ 11.1 above for tidying up my point crudely made @ 11.

        Oh that your kind application of “young” were as efficacious in stripping away the decades…….as efficacious indeed as the news camera in satisfying the strange Potty Gower that he’s a taonga in the nation’s political life.

        Alas for me and for mine Potty, neither fantasy can be rationally maintained !

        I do however persist with this……..I’m buggered if I’m going to have a bunch of know-all-jargon-jargon-jargon-gin-gin-gin, beltway voyeurs, oftentimes mere kids, purport to command my thinking as to a certain set of facts.

        Resolve is redoubled when unashamed confession of personal failing is deployed to hasten me to the sought conclusion. A case in point……..Potty’s infamous “I’m angry…….”

        I suggest triple-valium.

        Sadly, Fart Estate prevails. Never mind…….invariably the suits are cheap and eminently disposable.

  12. Rogue Trooper 12

    Whose Bill is the GCSB Bill really. The Campbell Live coverage of the Attorney- Generals huddle-down-under was interesting; The U.S Dept. Of Justice under Eric Holder is “out of control”. “Let’s improve extradition” contributes Finlayson.

  13. Mr Interest 13

    I think the real issue here is that you are not allowed to turn surveillance on its head i.e. who watches the watchmen (i.e. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?).

    It would be useful to know what the protocol is by the GCSB and SIS on keeping data on el presedenta et. al???? Sort of like Richard Nixons watergate tapes (on steroids)…… but also covering the years before they came into power (I sure echelon etc would reveal quite a few ‘conversations’). It will be there in the system as John has worked at too high a level.

    One of the useful tools of surveillance is that you can look back into the past data (GPS, phone, computer, facial recognition…blaa blaa the list is endless) and run social network analysis (SNA).

    see here http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/explainer/2006/05/how_the_nsa_does_social_network_analysis.html

    It will give you something similar to a Muckety Map of interrelationships see here for example:
    Here is a basic SNA done on Merril Lynch

    http://www.muckety.com/Query?name=Merrill+Lynch+&prev=Merrill+Lynch+&SearchResult=5093266&SearchResult=5043037&SearchResult=5001198&SearchResult=5091312&SearchResult=5056553&SearchResult=5019986&graph=MucketyMap

    What Key and chums dont want is the public prying into their past wheeling and dealing….. thats it.

    You see, its all about circularity….

    here is a circular / Catch 22 type problem in that governments use “classified” covers to hide criminal activity (esp. if it is an unconstitutional act) but targets can’t prove any of that BECAUSE it has been classified…. Eg. NSA Whistleblower William Binney in an interview (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TuET0kpHoyM) points out that Executive Order 13526 section 1.7 (covering classified status allocation) specifically says that **”You cannot classify information merely to cover up a crime”**. Even if devices or procedures are classified this also applies to them and information on them when they are being used for criminal purposes. So, in theory, by misusing devices, abusing authority and so on the administration not only commits crimes but should open up the information relating to that for public scrutiny…

    One begins to make the conclusion that a large part of surveillance is also about keeping prying eyes out of certain powerful individuals dealings……..

    As for the parliamentary press, well I dont know how much integrity they have, but using national TV news as a benchmark (i.e. most of the news is impotent dribble) I would say not much…..

    One could use this ‘Parliamentary press gallery raises concerns over swipe card data’ to take away focus on the real issue, that is… if the government-Corporates can spy on you, you should be able to spy on them…………………………

  14. Mr Interest 14

    Also a nice article on counter surveillance (unfortunately it highlights why surveillance is really only a one way street in favor on you know who).

    Who watches the watchmen (i.e. Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)….. a disorganized rabble (similar to the European Revolutions of 1848)

    http://www.stratfor.com/secrets_countersurveillance

    Surveillance

    A large and professional surveillance team can use a variety of fixed and mobile assets, including electronic listening devices and operatives on foot, in vehicles and even in aircraft. Such a large team can be extremely difficult for anyone to spot. A massive surveillance operation, however, requires an organization with vast assets and a large number of well-trained operatives. This level of surveillance, therefore, is usually only found at the governmental level, as most militant organizations lack the assets and the number of trained personnel required to mount such an operation. Indeed, most criminal and militant surveillance is conducted by one person, or by a small group of operatives. This means they must place themselves in a position to see the target — and thus be seen — with far more frequency than would be required in a huge surveillance operation. And the more they show their faces, the more vulnerable they are to detection. This vulnerability is amplified if the operatives are not highly trained.

  15. Saarbo 15

    “I actually don’t think it was a very good submission at all and they need to pull their socks up. If they’re going to continue to be a government-funded organisation they should meet the deadline should everyone else.”

    Quote from John Key responding to The Human Rights Commission’s submission regarding the GCSB spying bill.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10897315

    Is this a threat?

    What an arrogant useless prick he is.

    Good submission from the HRC.

    • Rogue Trooper 15.1

      It is a ‘report’, issued directly to the Prime Minister (4th such instance since 1993); The Human Rights Commission could have made a submission ” but there was a quite short period for people to prepare their submissions…we did seek an extension but that wasn’t granted”.- Gilbert Wong.

      Is Key running around putting out fires now, like Flick The Little Fire Engine, or, “I think I can, I think I can” (do whatever the US pleases) The Little Engine That Could. 😀

    • weka 15.2

      “What an arrogant useless prick he is.”

      Yep. I was quite shocked at Key’s response to the Commission. I guess NACT are now in full “fuck off NZ, we’ll do what we want” mode.

  16. ak 16

    Is Key running around putting out fires now,

    Indeed, my loveable rogue, which is why he and his flunkies so strikingly resemble flailing wet blankets – Shearerbash on maximum as Helenhate-primed freedom worshippers gradually dawn to the fact that some pimply-faced young natsy appointee has full access to their credit-card details and has had for years. Hacks flapping furiously at windmills as 40,000 tonnes of prime rots on the tentacled ones’ docks to mark another cabinet visit….

    • Rogue Trooper 16.1

      ah yes, that meat, stalled in the Motherland, like the news thereof , which finally sailed onto our televisions about 4 days after it was in the online press; We wouldn’t want to startle the natives now, would we Nuthin’ Guy.

  17. BLiP 17

    Tricky one, ain’t it? There’s little motivation for the people to support the media when it has abandoned its Fourth Estate principles.

    • felix 17.1

      Exactly BLiP.

      Journalism I care about. Free press I care about. A functioning fourth estate I care about.

      Remind me why should I give a shit about a glorified spin machine operated by egomaniacs marking time while they wait for a cushy gig on the inside.

      Yeah nah.

  18. Sam 18

    Great report from the Human Rights Commission – only fourth time in 20 yrs they have used this mechanism. About time the PM listened rather than just making veiled threats about their funding!

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/8911648/Spy-agencies-probe-needed-Human-Rights-Commission

  19. aerobubble 20

    Isn’t that the problem, that went the criminals are the ones that know how to avoid being watched (because they learn how they were caught in jail), then a new social culture is born that assiduously avoids being watched. Criminals will gain a competitive advantage, as information will and does leak (companies who collect the information will find ways to clip the ticket) and so those who aren’t mindful about their privacy will find themselves at a competitive disadvantage for jobs, for price reductions, for better deals on shares, etc, etc. When one side of a contract has far more knowledge, etc, etc. The laws of business don’t suddenly go away because big brother is watching, rather the ability of insiders to use their data access to make money is leveraged against the common good.

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    3 days ago
  • War of the worms
    I'm going to make a Reckless Prediction™ that the Tories have 'topped out' in the 'poll of polls' / Britain Elects multipoll tracker at about 38%, and in the next week we will start to see Labour creep up on them.In fact, we might just be seeing the start of ...
    3 days ago
  • Marvelly shows us how to be a feminist without feminism
    by The Council of Disobedient Women Lizzie Marvelly: “I may have missed this… has @afterellen gone all terf-y? Or am I reading something incorrectly? “ https://twitter.com/LizzieMarvelly/status/1191840059105742849 After Ellen is a lesbian website that is unashamedly pro-lesbian, as you’d expect. So why is Ms Marvelly so bothered about lesbians having their ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    4 days ago
  • Out of the past – Tories to revive racist laws from the 16th century
    Did you know there once was a time when it was illegal to be a gypsy (aka Romani) in Britain?That was between 1530, when the Egyptians Act was passed, and 1856, when it was repealed.Amongst other things, the act forbade the entry of 'Egyptians' into England, ordered those already there ...
    4 days ago
  • 1000 of these now
    Some days I sit and think, “what will I write…?” What do you say when you get to 1000 posts? Maybe you just start where you are, diverge to where this all began, then offer a collection of reader’s favourite posts, and a few of your own? (And throw in ...
    SciBlogsBy Grant Jacobs
    4 days ago
  • Has Shane Jones Just Saved NZ First?
    Counter-Puncher: The “activists” and “radicals” (his own words) from the Indian community who took such strong exception to Shane Jones’ remarks about Immigration NZ’s treatment of arranged marriages, may end up bitterly regretting their intervention. Jones is not the sort of person who turns the other cheek to his critics.SHANE ...
    4 days ago
  • Climate Change: As predicted
    Yesterday, when National voted for the Zero Carbon Bill, I predicted they'd gut it the moment they regained power, just as they had done to the ETS. And indeed, they have explicitly promised to do exactly that within their first hundred days in office. What would their amendments do? Abandon ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    5 days ago
  • Let this never be forgot
    In the spirit of Remember, remember the fifth of November, let's keep this in mind FOREVER.
    Oh dear. Extraordinary interview on PM with Andrew Bridgen and @EvanHD just now. Bridgen was defending Jacob Rees Mogg’s Grenfell comments. Evan asked him if JRM had meant to say he would have left ...
    5 days ago
  • Too Late To Change Capitalism’s Flightpath?
    Collision Course? In conditions of ideological white-out, the international bankers’ “Woop-Woop! Pull Up!” warning may have come too late to save global capitalism.WHAT DOES IT MEAN when international bankers are more willing to embrace radical solutions than our politicians and their electors? At both the International Monetary Fund and the ...
    5 days ago
  • Whooping cough vaccine works well despite its imperfections
    Pertussis (whooping cough) is a conundrum. It is a disease that was described hundreds of years ago and the bacteria that causes it (Bordetella pertussis) isolated in 1906. We have had vaccines for about 80 years but this disease is defiant in the face of human immunity. I wanted to ...
    SciBlogsBy Helen Petousis Harris
    6 days ago
  • Climate Change: Passed
    The Zero Carbon Bill has just passed its third reading, uanimously. In the end, National supported it - but we all know they'll turn around and gut it the moment they regain power. Meanwhile, I guess ACT's David Seymour didn't even bother to show up. I am on record as ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Retailing of vaping products – New NZ Research
    Dr Lindsay Robertson, Dr Jerram Bateman, Professor Janet Hoek Members of the public health community hold divergent views on how access to vaping products or electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) products should be arranged. Some believe ENDS should be as widely available as smoked tobacco and argue for liberal ...
    SciBlogsBy Public Health Expert
    6 days ago
  • Justice for Bomber
    When the Police were trying to cover up for the National Party over Dirty Politics, they went all-in with their abuses of power. They illegally search Nicky Hager's house, violating his journalistic privilege and invading his privacy. They unlawfully acquired Hager's bank records. They did the same to left-wing blogger ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Britain’s climate tyranny was unlawful
    Last month, in response to a wave of protests by Extinction Rebellion, the British government purported to ban their protests from the whole of London. It was a significant interference with the freedoms of expression and assembly, and another sign of the country's decline into tyranny. But now, a court ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • More crime from the spies
    Last year, the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security reported on significant problems with the intelligence warrant system. While they were unwilling to declare any warrant "irregular" (meaning unlawful) due to the recent law change, they were also not willing to give the system a clean bill of health. Now, they've ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    6 days ago
  • Vaccination, compulsion, and paternalism for the lower orders
    The National Party has come out in support of encouraging greater vaccination uptake. But it sure isn’t the way I’d do it. National’s suggested docking the benefits of those on benefit whose kids aren’t keeping up with their vaccinations. Some in National have suggested extending that to payments under Working ...
    SciBlogsBy Eric Crampton
    6 days ago
  • Global Protests Rage On: But Slogans Are Not Plans.
    Feeding The Flames: It is simply not enough to demand an end to “corruption”, or “inequality”, or the overbearing influence of the authorities in Beijing. These are just “lowest common denominator” demands: the sort of slogans that pull people onto the streets. They are not a plan.WHERE’S THE PLAN? Across ...
    6 days ago
  • 11,000 employed under Labour
    The labour market statistics have been released, and unemployment has risen to 4.2%. There are 115,000 unemployed - 11,000 fewer than when Labour took office. In that time the minimum wage has gone up by $2 an hour, which shows that the right's fears about increases causing unemployment are simply ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    7 days ago
  • Boycott this democratic fraud
    The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has called for submissions on Andrew Little's tyrannical Terrorism Suppression (Control Orders) Bill. Normally I encourage participation in the democratic process. I am not doing so in this case. Instead, I encourage all of you to boycott this submissions process, and to post ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    7 days ago
  • Why Mars is cold despite an atmosphere of mostly carbon dioxide
    Climate Explained is a collaboration between The Conversation, Stuff and the New Zealand Science Media Centre to answer your questions about climate change. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, please send it to climate.change@stuff.co.nz If tiny concentrations of carbon dioxide can hold enough heat ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Ban private jets
    Aviation is one of the fastest growing sources of greenhouse gas emissions, and within it, one of the fastest sources is elite travel: billionaires flitting around the world in their private jets, spewing excessive pollution into the atmosphere just so they can avoid mixing with us dirty peasants. But in ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: Untold Suffering
    That's what we face if we don't stop climate change, according to a warning from 11,000 scientists:The world’s people face “untold suffering due to the climate crisis” unless there are major transformations to global society, according to a stark warning from more than 11,000 scientists. “We declare clearly and unequivocally ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • The left and violent misogyny
    by Phil Duncan Here’s just a few of the kind of threats issued day in and day out against gender-critical women – feminists, marxists, etc – overwhelmingly by MEN (albeit men identifying as women). “Kill all Terfs”. “Shoot a Terf today”. “All terfs deserve to be shot in the head”. ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    1 week ago
  • Imperialism and the iPhone
    This is the third of the synopses of parts of the opening chapter of John Smith’s Imperialism in the 21st Century (New York, Monthly Review Press, 2016). The synopsis and commentary below is written by Phil Duncan. Unlike the humble cup of coffee and t-shirt that we looked at in ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    1 week ago
  • The freshwater mussel housing crisis: eviction by invasive weeds?
    Tom Moore Traditionally a food source and cutting tool, freshwater mussels/kākahi are now widely valued as water filters that help clean our waterbodies and maintain ecosystem health throughout Aotearoa. The improvement they provide in water quality can make it easier for other animals to live in streams and rivers, as ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    1 week ago
  • Back it up Luxon: endorsing the destructive past is not actually the way forward
    And to think he gave all the potential goodwill away with that moronic, cult-like statement (repeated ad nauseam by many National hardliners) that Key is quite simply “the greatest PM we ever had”… Installation complete: this was nothing ...
    exhALANtBy exhalantblog
    1 week ago
  • Good riddance
    National MP and former Conservation Minister Maggie Barry will not seek re-election next year. Good riddance. Because in case anyone has forgotten, barry is a bullying thug who terrorised both public servants and fellow MPs. She is one of the people who makes Parliament a toxic workplace, and our country ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Climate Change: D-Day
    The Zero Carbon Bill is back in the House today for its second reading. While this isn't the final stage, its still effectively D-Day for the bill. Because today, at around 5pm, is when we're going to find out if it has a majority, whether National will support it or ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Winston is right
    Winston Peters is in court today, suing a bunch of former Minister and civil servants over their pre-election leak of his superannuation repayment. He's characterised the leak as malicious, and said that it is repugnant that his information was passed on to Ministers to use for political advantage. And he's ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Media impartiality
    Sky's economics editor, Ed Conway has posted a Twitter thread responding to a claim that - as far as I can see - Labour never made:
    Are NHS operation cancellations at an all-time high? That's the impression you might have been left with if you read this story from the ...
    1 week ago
  • Finish what’s on your plate
    Murray Cox Do I have to finish my favourite genome? That’s an often-asked question. Geneticists generally strive to produce high-quality genomes that sequence every last gene, making full use of the state-of-the-art technologies coming on stream. Sequencing DNA means determining the order of the four chemical building blocks – called ...
    SciBlogsBy Genomics Aotearoa
    1 week ago
  • Gainful Employment: A Cautionary Tale.
    Transformative Politics: The idea is to turn each recipient into an unwitting accomplice in their own transformation. From interested observer to hyped-up activist, sharing our messages promiscuously with ‘friends’. You’ll be part of an ever-expanding circulatory system, Jennifer, for the ideas that will win us the election.”JENNIFER SKITTERED her chair ...
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand should not fund bigotry
    Two years ago, the Cook Islands government announced that it was planning to join the civilised world and decriminalise consensual homosexual sex between men. Now, they've reversed their position, and decided to criminalise lesbians into the bargain:Two years ago, in a step welcomed by many people including the gay and ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • New Fisk
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • More tyranny in Australia
    The boycott is a fundamental tool of protest. By choosing who we buy from, we can send a message, and hopefully change corporate behaviour. Historically, boycotts have been effective, for example over apartheid in South Africa and Israel, in forcing divestment from Myanmar, and in ending bus segregation in the ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    1 week ago
  • Submission for rationality and science against the assaults of pre-modernism and post-modernism
    Jan Rivers spoke at the Abortion Legislation Select Committee in favour of the bill, but in opposition to calls from other submitters to exchange the word ‘woman’ for ‘person’ throughout the bill. Jan is a supporter of the feminist group Speak Up For Women and has recently written an excellent ...
    RedlineBy Daphna
    1 week ago
  • My loyal readership of … Cam girls and Pornbots?
    I checked my traffic stats:I was intrigued by 'monica29' - who was this very dedicated individual?  I clicked on the link, to be greeted with ...Ho, hum.Spreadin' the word, spreadin' the word.  Doesn't matter who hears it, as long as it gets out there. ...
    1 week ago
  • Worth repeating forever
    There have been three polls since the election was announced, and I will shamelessly steal YouGov / UK Polling Report's Anthony Wells' summary of them:Survation – CON 34%, LAB 26%, LDEM 19%, BREX 12%, GRN 1% Ipsos MORI – CON 41%, LAB 24%, LDEM 20%, BREX 7%, GRN 3% YouGov ...
    1 week ago
  • Lutte Ouvriere on the explosion in Chile
    The following article is translated from Lutte Ouvrière, the weekly newspaper of the organisation usually known by the same name in France. When, for the second time this year, Chilean President Piñera announced an increase in the price of Metro tickets from 800 to 830 pesos, students in the high ...
    RedlineBy Admin
    2 weeks ago
  • Wage theft – I’m fucking over it.
    Today, a worker contacted me asking if she could go to the police over her employer stealing thousands of dollars from her in unpaid wages. The employer also did not pay this worker’s taxes or student loan which amounts to tax fraud. As a workers rights activist, who founded the ...
    PosseBy chloeanneking
    2 weeks ago
  • On The Rebound.
    Signed, Sealed, Delivered, They're Yours: Is there any person more vulnerable than a jilted lover on the rebound? Or, anything more certain than that the charmer, the predator, the glib spinner of lies and promises will seek such broken people out? Yes, of course, he will love every one of ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Rabbi urges congregation to vote against Corbyn
    Though Jonathan Romain is a fairly high profile Rabbi, writing in several papers and popping up on TV and the radio, this story doesn't seem to have made it to the Guardian yet, so I'll take the unusual step of linking the Stephen Pollard edited Jewish Chronicle:Rabbi Dr Jonathan Romain ...
    2 weeks ago
  • My absurdly optimistic prediction
    There's an election afoot, and that is when noted opinion formers such as myself get to make wild fools of ourselves by pretending we have the faintest idea what will happen.So, here is my absurdly optimistic prediction:Labour - 285Conservative - 262SNP - 53Lib Dems - 20PC - 5Ireland - 18 ...
    2 weeks ago
  • October ’19 – NZ blogs sitemeter ranking
    Image Credit: Increase Social Media Traffic & Website Traffic I notice a few regulars no longer allow public access to the site counters. This may happen accidentally when the blog format is altered. If your ...
    2 weeks ago
  • A mountain of a challenge in banning glyphosate
    Belinda Cridge I was reading my son a story last night. A great tale of derring-do of five mountaineers scaling the Matterhorn for the first time. One in the party had tried six times previously and failed, this was the last attempt before winter closed another season. They tried a ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    2 weeks ago
  • This government has a problem with secrecy
    As introduced, the Zero Carbon Bill included an expansive secrecy clause, which would have covered virtually all decisions by the Climate Change Commission over our most important policy area. The Ministry for the Environment admitted this was a mistake (or as they put it, an "oversight"), and the select committee ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • A small New Zealand songbird that hides food for later use provides insights into cognitive evolutio...
    Rachael Shaw, Victoria University of Wellington When we think about animals storing food, the image that usually comes to mind is a squirrel busily hiding nuts for the winter. We don’t usually think of a small songbird taking down an enormous invertebrate, tearing it into pieces and hiding these titbits ...
    SciBlogsBy Guest Author
    2 weeks ago
  • Referenda on Euthanasia – NZ First’s Victory – or a Major Miscalculation?
    . . NZ First’s success in putting the euthenasia bill to a public referenda may not be the victory they believe it to be. They may even have sounded the death-knell for a second Labour-NZ First-Green coalition. On 23 July this year, NZ First MP, Jenny Marcroft, submitted a Supplementary ...
    Frankly SpeakingBy Frank Macskasy
    2 weeks ago
  • Corbyn the Mighty vs BoJo the Clown
    Interesting contrasting pictures in the Guardian:Corbyn gets the classic positive shot - low angle and a clear background, making him look authoritative (of course, being Corbyn, he doesn't do authoritative very well).Where as Johnson gets pictured with children at some sort of mad-hatters' tea party:Begging the question, who is the ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Public health, externality, and vaccination
    Paternalism is contentious. Arguments for state action to protect us from ourselves are fraught. I come down pretty heavily on the anti-paternalism side of the argument, but I’ve heard respectable defences of paternalism. But policy around vaccination is hardly paternalistic. There’s a clear market failure that could be pointed to ...
    SciBlogsBy Eric Crampton
    2 weeks ago
  • Happy Halloween
    Its Halloween, so its time for annual pumpkin trepanning and chocolate eating ritual. ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago
  • Twenty thousand leagues under the sea
    I’ve been reading Jules Verne’s novel Twenty thousand leagues under the sea, considered as one of the very earliest science fiction stories. In brief, Monsieur Aronnax and a couple of sidekicks are taken prisoner by Captain Nemo and his mysterious crew and treated to an underwater voyage around the world ...
    SciBlogsBy Marcus Wilson
    2 weeks ago
  • Climate Change: Disclosing the risks
    The climate crisis is going to mean some pretty big changes in our country, both from its impacts and the policies required to address them. Most obviously, whole suburbs are going to be underwater by 2100, meaning people and businesses are going to have to relocate to higher ground. But ...
    No Right TurnBy Idiot/Savant
    2 weeks ago

  • Addressing miscarriages of justice
    Darroch Ball, Spokesperson for Justice New Zealand First is proud that a key Coalition Agreement commitment which will provide for a more transparent and effective criminal justice system has been realised. Legislation to establish the Criminal Cases Review Commission, an independent body focused on identifying and responding to possible miscarriages of ...
    3 hours ago
  • Week That Was: Historic action on climate change
    "Today we have made a choice that will leave a legacy... I hope that means that future generations will see that we, in New Zealand, were on the right side of history." - Jacinda Ardern, Third Reading of the Zero Carbon Bill ...
    5 days ago
  • Tax-free deployments for Kiwi troops
    Darroch Ball, New Zealand First List MP A Member’s bill has been proposed that would provide income tax exemptions for all New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel while on operational deployment overseas. The Income Tax (Exemption for Salary or Wages of NZDF Members on Active Deployment) Amendment Bill proposed by New Zealand First ...
    5 days ago
  • A balanced Zero Carbon Bill passed
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, New Zealand First Leader New Zealand First is proud to have brought common sense to the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill, which passed its final reading in Parliament today. Party Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters says months of hard work went into negotiating a balanced ...
    6 days ago
  • Paramedics’ status to be recognised
    Jenny Marcroft MP, Spokesperson for Health New Zealand First has listened to calls to recognise paramedics as registered health professionals under the Health Practitioners’ Competence Assurance Act (the Act). Today, the Coalition Government announced plans for paramedics to be registered as health practitioners under the Act, and the establishment of a ...
    1 week ago
  • Week That Was: 2,000 teachers in two years
    We began the week by commemorating the New Zealand Wars and celebrating a major increase in the number of teachers. Then, we were busy supporting offenders into work and getting our rail back on track after years of underinvestment. And that's just the start! ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Winning an election one conversation at a time
    In October I was sworn in as the Mayor of Lower Hutt. It’s the privilege of my life to serve Hutt people as their Mayor. There is something really special to be able to serve the community where I was raised, and where I live.   ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Closer cooperation with Korean horse racing industry
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Racing Racing Minister Winston Peters met with Korea Racing Authority Chairperson Nak Soon Kim in Seoul today to discuss closer cooperation between the New Zealand and Korean horse racing industries. As part of the visit to the Seoul Racecourse, Mr Peters witnessed ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Otago to lead digital creativity
    Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing $10 million to establish Otago as the centre of New Zealand’s creative digital industry over the next ten years, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “The initiative will bring us closer to the vision of ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Young Otago students encouraged to take on forestry careers
    Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF)’s skills and employment programme will help young Otago people into long-term forestry careers, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. Te Ara Mahi will invest $63,000 in the 2020 school year to support eight 17 and 18 ...
    2 weeks ago
  • PGF backing Dunedin’s waterfront ambitions
    Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) will support local plans to revitalise and stimulate economic development opportunities in Otago, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. The four Regional Economic Development Ministers have approved an in-principle investment of $19.9 million towards the region’s ...
    2 weeks ago
  • M. Bovis eradication progress welcomed
    Mark Patterson, Spokesperson for Primary Industries New Zealand First is pleased to have received the Technical Advisory Group (TAG) report on the Coalition Government’s Mycoplasma bovis eradication efforts, which shows significant progress in the fight against the disease. New Zealand First Spokesperson for Primary Industries, Mark Patterson, says the report’s findings ...
    2 weeks ago
  • PGF boosts Otago’s engineering and manufacturing sector
    Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development Hon David Parker, Minister for Trade and Export Growth The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) is investing to support economic growth opportunities for Otago’s engineering and manufacturing sectors, Regional Development Minister Shane Jones and Trade and Export Minister David Parker announced today. Almost $20 million ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Minister Peters discusses Pacific challenges and denuclearisation in Seoul
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister Winston Peters and his South Korean counterpart, Kang Kyung-wha, discussed in Seoul today opportunities to work more closely in the Pacific and the situation on the Korean Peninsula. Mr Peters and Minister Kang confirmed New Zealand and the ...
    2 weeks ago
  • PGF supports high speed broadband for marae at Parihaka Pa
    Hon Shane Jones, Minister for Regional Economic Development  Hon Nanaia Mahuta, Minister for Māori Development The three marae in the historic Parihaka Pa complex in Taranaki have been upgraded to high speed broadband with the support of the Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones announced today. “Connecting the ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Advancing Pacific Partnerships 2019 launched
    Hon Ron Mark, Minister of Defence Minister of Defence Ron Mark will today launch the Advancing Pacific Partnerships 2019 Defence Assessment  during a speech at Te Papa.  The Assessment outlines how Defence will partner with our Pacific Island neighbours and invest in Pacific regional security architecture. The Plan aligns with the Coalition ...
    2 weeks ago
  • PGF funding could transform Gisborne company into “beacon of employment” in two years
    A new Provincial Growth Fund investment could create about 80 new jobs in Gisborne over the next two years, turning a local small business into a “beacon of employment” in the process. Regional Economic Development Parliamentary Under-Secretary Fletcher Tabuteau said the PGF’s Te Ara Mahi funding stream would provide $1.6m ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Week That Was: Two years of progress
    This week, we’re taking action on climate change, expanding trades education – and celebrating two years of progress! ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs to visit the Republic of Korea and Japan
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters will travel to the Republic of Korea and Japan next week. “The Republic of Korea and Japan are two of New Zealand’s closest partners in the region with whom we share common values and ...
    3 weeks ago
  • New Zealand to lead Bougainville Referendum Regional Police Support Mission
    Rt Hon Winston Peters, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters has announced today that New Zealand is leading a police support mission in Bougainville as the region prepares to vote in a non-binding referendum on its political future. “New Zealand has accepted an invitation ...
    3 weeks ago
  • We’re taking action on climate change
    “I refuse to accept the challenge of climate change is too hard to solve.” – Jacinda Ardern ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Shane Jones annoyed at “elevated sense of entitlement from a lot of immigrant leaders”
    New Zealand First MP Shane Jones is defending Immigration New Zealand (INZ) after it instructed officials to stop granting visas as an exception to instructions. He has also lashed out at immigrant leaders upset with the tightening of the rules, saying they had an “elevated sense of entitlement”. Members of ...
    3 weeks ago
  • New Zealand public likely to vote on euthanasia bill thanks to NZ First
    A change to the End of Life Choice Bill was passed in Parliament, meaning if politicians decide to vote for the law it must be approved by the public first. A binding referendum was a condition insisted on by New Zealand First, and Jenny Marcroft’s supplementary order paper (SOP) successfully ...
    3 weeks ago
  • Tairāwhiti Workforce development projects get $1.6m PGF boost
    Fletcher Tabuteau, Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF), through its skills and employment programme, Te Ara Mahi, is investing a further $1.6m into Tairāwhiti’s workforce development, said Parliamentary Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau. “This PGF funding follows on from significant PGF investment earlier this ...
    3 weeks ago

  • Terrorism and Trade on agenda as Foreign Minister visits the United States
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters will travel to Washington DC today to attend a ministerial meeting focused on defeating ISIS, and to continue pursuing New Zealand’s trade opportunities. Mr Peters will participate in a meeting of Foreign and Defence Ministers from key countries contributing to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 mins ago
  • Hoiho get extra support alongside 168 community conservation groups backing nature
    The recently crowned Bird of the Year, the hoiho/yellow eyed penguin, is getting a much needed helping hand alongside more than 168 other community conservation projects announced Minister for Conservation Eugenie Sage today. 168 community conservation projects throughout New Zealand are benefiting from $8 million in government grants, including $500,000 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    58 mins ago
  • New safety measures for modified pistols
    Controls on assault rifles and semi-automatic firearms are to be broadened to include some types of pistols, under changes to a bill currently making its way through Parliament. Police Minister Stuart Nash has tabled a Supplementary Order Paper to the Arms Legislation Bill, which is currently before a Select Committee ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • Minister of Defence to visit Singapore and Thailand
    Minister of Defence Ron Mark will travel to Singapore today to conduct a counterpart visit and to co-chair the third annual Singapore-New Zealand Defence Ministers’ Meeting with his counterpart, Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen. “Singapore is one of our most important defence partners in the region, and our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 hours ago
  • Resource management reform options released
    The panel undertaking a comprehensive review of the Resource Management Act has identified the main issues to be addressed and options for reform and is calling for feedback to inform its final report.  In July the Government announced the comprehensive review of the resource management system, including the RMA - ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 hours ago
  • Criminal Cases Review Commission established
    An important safety valve has been added to New Zealand’s criminal justice system with the third reading of the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill today. The Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) will investigate claimed miscarriages of justice. “We’ve seen how our justice system can very occasionally get things spectacularly wrong, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    15 hours ago
  • Racing Industry destined to be on-track
    Racing Minister Winston Peters welcomes the tabling of the Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) 2019 Annual Report in Parliament today. He says the 2019 Annual Report marks the point when New Zealand’s racing industry’s decline was arrested and a turnaround started. RITA’s 2019 Annual Report recorded an industry net profit ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • New Zealand firefighter support to Queensland
    The New Zealand Government is today sending 21 firefighters to help fight the ongoing catastrophic Australian bushfires. “The fires in Australia are in some of the toughest, most challenging conditions ever,” says Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin.  “As of yesterday morning, there were 100 active bushfire-related incidents across Queensland and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Supporting all schools to succeed
      More frontline support for schools through a new education agency, as part of a redesigned Ministry of Education More support for principals and school boards including through a new centre of leadership and local leadership advisor roles New independent disputes panels for parents and students Management of school property ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Reform to support better outcomes for Māori learners and whānau
    The Government’s reform of the Tomorrow’s Schools system is a watershed moment in education and an opportunity to create meaningful change for ākonga Māori and their whānau, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis said today. “Last year through Kōrero Mātauranga | Education Conversation, Māori teachers, parents, ākonga, whānau, hapū and iwi ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Infrastructure pipeline growing
    Infrastructure Minister is welcoming the first of many updated project pipelines from the newly established New Zealand Infrastructure Commission today. The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga, has released an expanded pipeline of major capital projects – another crucial step towards delivering better infrastructure outcomes. “The first iteration of the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
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