web analytics

National’s Judith problem

Written By: - Date published: 4:54 pm, October 30th, 2018 - 50 comments
Categories: Dirty Politics, housing, Judith Collins, labour, national, phil twyford, same old national - Tags:

In its enthusiasm to try and embarrass Labour and divert attention from the personal difficulties of different MPs National has unfortunately reverted to type.  Dirty politics type.

Yesterday there was this tweet from Judith Collins:

Then in true National Party mode she tried to blame Labour:

And she thought she would go on the offensive.

She is right.  She retweeted someone else who look like they might have trolled the victims’ instagram account.

There is no proof as far as I can tell that she went onto the facebook pages of the Kiwibuild home purchasing couple.

But she used her publicity power to identify and embarrass the couple involved and publish information I am sure they did not want to be put into the public arena.  She ought to know that her supporters are the type to not hold back in criticising and attacking others, even the innocent.

And the couple concerned have taken down their social media profiles as a result of the attention.  From the Herald:

[Phil] Twyford said this morning that Collins’ post was “essentially inciting victimisation of a young couple who have just bought their first home”.

“They didn’t sign up for that. They feel bullied because of Judith Collins’ actions. And I think her actions show the toxic culture in the National Party that Simon Bridges has failed to do anything about.”

He said the couple had felt so bullied that they had taken their social media profiles offline.

The Greens chose to use some of their Parliamentary questions today to express their disgust with her actions (at 7:12).

Simon Bridges is not handling the matter well.  But I am sure that one of his main challengers has shown how unlikeable she is.

And there was this interesting tweet involving a subject well outside of her responsibilities. Judith clearly is happy to cultivate the vote of those less tolerant of ethnic diversity.

National used to be so good at this sort of thing.  Long may their ill discipline last.

50 comments on “National’s Judith problem ”

  1. esoteric pineapples 1

    That Harmful Digital Communications Act is going to come back and bite people on the bum in a big way some day. It’s totally open to abuse, especially in its open ended wording. Some day a government (most likely of the right) is going to try to use it to shut down online free speech.

  2. RedLogix 2

    Judith clearly is happy to cultivate the vote of those less tolerant of ethnic diversity.

    So this public caning Collins was referring to is OK ? Or is it a bad thing but we’re just not allowed to talk about it?

    • Cricklewood 2.1

      Yes in the name of tolerance and diversity.

    • mickysavage 2.2

      The caning is not ok. I don’t however like that there are attacks on different ethnicities because of their practices. Slater does this all the time.

      • RedLogix 2.2.1

        The left goes wobbly on this sort of thing all the time because we struggle to differentiate between an attack on the practise and an attack on the ethnicity as a whole.

        I’ll say it plain; the medieval form of sharia law were seeing here is absolutely unacceptable in the modern world. Anywhere, anytime.

        • Peter Wilson 2.2.1.1

          Perhaps we should also be critical of male genital mutilation as practised by those who subscribe to Judaic law.

          • RedLogix 2.2.1.1.1

            No perhaps about it. Every culture has both it’s strengths and weaknesses; many come with ancient baggage that needs discarding. The trick is determining exactly what to keep and what to discard.

            Of course the post-modernists will tell us there is an infinite possible number of solutions to this, and they throw their hands up in surrender. Hence we get the grey goo of cultural relativism, where everything and anything must be accepted in the name of ‘diversity and tolerance’.

            The left is very prone to getting muddled on this. The right much less so, even when we excoriate them for their lack of sincerity.

          • Jum 2.2.1.1.2

            Peter Wilson 2.2.1.1
            30 October 2018 at 6:45 pm

            ‘Perhaps we should also be critical of male genital mutilation as practised by those who subscribe to Judaic law.’

            Yes, it shouldn’t be necessary, but, surely, Peter, you are not suggesting that the practice of cutting a bit of flesh off a penis is the same as the following I have read:

            https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/may/16/what-is-female-genital-mutilation-circumcision-us

            Female genital mutilation involves the removal of the clitoris, inner-and-outer lips of the vagina, and the sewing or stapling together of the two sides of the vulva leaving only a small hole to pass urine and menstruate – depending on the type. Typically FGM is performed with a razor blade on girls between the ages of four and 12, traditionally without anaesthetic.

            “Type one FGM would be like removing a male’s testes, type three is equivalent to removing both the testes and the penis. There is no way that would be deemed acceptable,” says Taina Bien Aime, director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, who adds that comparisons between male and female circumcision are unhelpful.

            FGM can lead to severe bleeding, pain, complete loss of sensitivity, complications during childbirth, infertility, severe pain during sex, recurring infections and urine retention. And in some cases it is lethal. Unlike male circumcision, female genital mutilation also inhibits sexual pleasure.

        • SPC 2.2.1.2

          So you do not like the left playing identity politics locally but question being silent rather than actively criticising “cultural” practices in foreign nations.

          Standing up for minority interest might cost votes in a democracy and standing up for human rights internationally might have an economic cost.

          If we were consistent we would do the right thing regardless or focus on votes in the centre and the money.

          • RedLogix 2.2.1.2.1

            If you are going to say anything truthful and important, you will inevitably offend someone.

        • BM 2.2.1.3

          It’s this white person superiority complex left-wingers seem to subconsciously have.

          Which is why they always come across as so cringy and patronizing when talking about other races and culture.

          Facts are, Sharia law is medieval bullshit which needs to be destroyed,

          • RedLogix 2.2.1.3.1

            We cannot destroy what is in other people’s hearts. Sharia law will die away when the people who practise have no use for it. But here’s the thing; at this time they do not see a better alternative, indeed they look at the west and see much they don’t like.

            • BM 2.2.1.3.1.1

              Destroyed by education and showing there are far better fairer systems.

              The way many left wingers not only give Muslim culture a free pass for their appalling treatment of women and gays but actively fight on their side does my head in.

              It’s like what’s wrong with you? why are you sticking up for and encouraging this behaviour?

              • Draco T Bastard

                Which does not include the West especially in the ‘fair’ bit.

              • RedLogix

                why are you sticking up for and encouraging this behaviour?

                ummm … not me. At 2.2.1 I think I state my position clearly enough.

                But at the same time this doesn’t mean we necessarily get to stand unchallenged on our own ethical soapbox either.

        • Draco T Bastard 2.2.1.4

          I’ll say it plain; the medieval form of sharia law were seeing here is absolutely unacceptable in the modern world. Anywhere, anytime.

          QFT

          No way is that sort of shit acceptable.

      • Gabby 2.2.2

        Is sharia a ethnicity?

    • SPC 2.3

      You are aware Judith Collins is not a champion of the well-being of women here in enzed? And her posing as concerned for women in other countries is just a con to humanise herself with women voters here.

      And her post is part of no effort to help women in other countries or here. It’s a right winger womanwashing herself, in ways where she does not offend privileged interests her party represents.

      • JC 2.3.1

        Not just other countries …. You’ll Gag on this! Womanwashing herself;

        “Now, this makes me happy. Good men focused on helping others in need.”

        Absolute Hypocrisy!

    • McFlock 2.4

      It’s a bad thing, but to condemn it when we as individuals might have had a bit of a smile made a comment that the prison rape resulting from the policy we just announced might act as an additional extra-judicial sentence for criminals – that would be a bit hypocritical.

  3. I’m loving this one because it shows the truth of the gnats and their nasty tactics. Go hard on this one labour and rub let collins dig even bigger holes.

  4. Jum 4

    ‘And there was this interesting tweet involving a subject well outside of her responsibilities. Judith clearly is happy to cultivate the vote of those less tolerant of ethnic diversity.

    Words fail me.. Young woman caned in public under Sharia law for being close to her boyfriend in Indonesia https://t.co/cCM5G1Z5tH

    — Judith Collins (@JudithCollinsMP) October 29, 2018′

    MickySavage,
    Are you forcing me to agree with Collins? I had to wash my hands at the thought. However, she would only deserve my agreement if I imagined she really meant it.

    Sharia law, or any law, where it applies to cave-like treatment of women and girls, is a disgrace. So is anything, anywhere, where women are assaulted because of male misogyny. I hope they’re not getting away with it in NZ. We have enough Kiwi women-haters here already, using whatever excuses they can to make their women’s lives miserable.

    Apart from that, Collins is simply trying to whip up female sympathy. She doesn’t care about that young woman. Women have only to watch the front bench female mps of the national caucus in parliamentary question time to cringe with embarrassment about what these numpties behave like. An insult to women’s credibility and integrity. Adams, Bennett, Collins _ABC for how not to earn the respect of the thinking people of NZ.

    Collin’s hypocrisy about how women are being treated in NZ or anywhere is what she can certainly be held to account for.

  5. Ed1 5

    I can’t really work out the National Party policy being foreshadowed by Collins. It possibly comes from the view that those that live outside New Zealand for a period should get less support from government as is being considered in the review of NZ Superannuation, but applying it to New Zealanders who have had a period of “Overseas Experience”, come back to New Zealand bringing the benefits of higher qualifications or better experience, but as is fairly common still having little capital even if they have higher earning potential, is a little unclear. We need such people to come back to New Zealand – I gather there are some really capital poor ex NZ students who are effectively unable to return due to student loan debts under control, but that does not apply here. So should someone that went overseas and returns after say 3 years have to wait for another 3 years before being eligible to be treated as a New Zealander again? Where is National going with this? If they come back with no money and no job would National rule them ineligible for any benefits? I can see parents worrying about children going off overseas if they think a future National government would make life very hard for them if they wanted to return to New Zealand . . .

  6. BM 6

    I’d be more worried about Labours Twyford problem.

    The guy is just such an unlikeable, arrogant fuckwit, he makes Cullen look humble and nice.

    • Stuart Munro 6.1

      It must be tough living with the fact that Cullen was an infinitely better economic manager than Bill could ever dream of being. 🙂

      • BM 6.1.1

        Yeah, let’s not spend a cent on infrastructure or tax relief so he could cock off about the size of his surplus.

        Dude was no different to Toll or any other of the companies who just took profits and didn’t invest a cent.

        Cullen is the reason we’re still playing catchup.

        • Stuart Munro 6.1.1.1

          Denial is the longest river in Africa.

          First stage of grief. You’ll get through it eventually.

        • Kahu 6.1.1.2

          Cullen is the reason we have the the SuperFund a big pot of money able to invest in NZ infrastructure. Cullen is the reason we shrank debt by over 40 billion (until Nats ballooned it out again).

    • Chris T 6.2

      He does come across that way.

    • AB 6.3

      Bah. The Nats hate Twyford because of his good intentions. He’s the most loathsome creature in the Tory taxonomy, someone who wants to do good for others rather than himself.

    • Gabby 6.4

      Nothing does that BMmer.

  7. peterlepaysan 7

    Neither Bennet or Collins have shown any respect for innocent voters to propel their name forward as ruthless scourges of the undeserving. Their “born to rule” sense of entitlement is sickening.

    If Bridges, Bennet and Collins are the best that national can produce as leaders it only goes to show that it is not only cream that floats to the top.

  8. Stuart Munro 8

    I’d say this is Judith making her run. She (or her minions) may have something to do with taking JLR off the table, now she needs attention on her to provide support. Should she get through, chances are she’ll have an ultra-reliable and very experienced supporter where Bridges once had one.

    The snark will play well with those who read no deeper than her comment, and is frankly masterful compared to whatever it is that Bridges is doing at the moment.

  9. Heather Tanguay 9

    She is a very nasty piece of work

  10. Observer Tokoroa 10

    On behalf of the Tax Payers

    It is amazing how Hateful the females of National are. They use every opportunity to display their viciousness.

    One of the most vile is Judith Collins who has been in Parliament for nearly forever. Since about 2002 I think. Earned a hell of a lot of easy money from the Tax Payers.

    But achieved absolutely nothing. ! Nothing.

    Just a grumpy old frumpy waste of time. The usual national aggressive female.

  11. Draco T Bastard 11

    204 countries- maybe doesn’t need taxpayer support.

    I’ve looked at this and looked at it and I still can’t see where she says that they’ve been to 204 countries.

    To me it reads: In all the people in all the world and I got to meet you – my soul-mate.

  12. JustMe 12

    This evening I was thinking to myself that Judith Collins is doing a delightful job at demeaning the NZ National Party with her nasty personal vindictiveness.

    She is the worse of the worse that a politician can be. She has allowed her personal hatred of a person and a government over-ride any sense of caring or consideration especially of the couple who experienced online bullying.

    In fact due to Collins attitude I am sure she was, and quoting John Key’s pet word, ‘comfortable’ with the bullying of the young couple.

    Quite often when a politician has been in politics for longer than is a healthy and worthy life-time then he/she becomes arrogant, deceitful, nasty and typically unsuitable for the role plus perks of the job of being a MP(a supposedly representative of the nation and everyone who is proud to be called a Kiwi).

    She(Collins)give the all too awful aura of expecting respect and regard. But when she doesn’t give respect to others then she should hardly expect respect in return.

    And if so then she is not worthy to be a representative of ANYONE albeit a person, a family, a couple in her electorate or any NZer elsewhere in the country. I DEMAND JUDITH COLLINS RESIGN.

    The time of the ARROGANT, SELF-SERVING AND BULLYING BEHAVIOUR OF A NATIONAL POLITICIAN NEEDS TO END NOW AND NOT WHEN SUCH RATBAGS AS JUDITH COLLINS SAYS SO.

    It is fortunate we do not have a self-serving National MP in our electorate. Yes I live in a Labour strong-hold and thank-goodness for that. If anyone has a National MP as THEIR MP then perhaps it’s time you requested they show themselves as caring rather than self-serving, arrogant, intimidating, bullying, self-obsessed etc,etc,etc… Because National MPs possess the qualities one, as a taxpayer, would never want as a representative of NZers to the world.

  13. Ankerrawshark 13

    Ross has signalled that he will vote with national so as not to upset the balance in parliament. Signalling he will be back when we’ll. I would say be afraid National be very afraid

  14. Michael 14

    The Nats have lots of form for bullying people who don’t cringe before them. They seem to think it plays well for the fickle middle classes, who love nothing more than the sight of the state’s jackboots sinking into other people, especially those too vulnerable to stand up for themselves. The couple in Crusher’s crosshairs this time probably don’t fit the bill but, by scaring them, she can frighten other people away from Kiwibuild. Crusher and her stormtroopers rarely act impulsively – their viciousness is targeted and deliberate. We can expect to see much more of this after Crusher takes over.

  15. Michelle 15

    actually on that income 180k joint they should have been able to save for a deposit

  16. Jum 16

    In this country where so many businesses have no loyalty to their employees and are happy to turf them out when it suits, I fail to understand how this couple should be penalised for being assumed to have a currently joint ‘highish’ income forever. It may be more; it may be less. Future events have a way of creating their own plans for New Zealanders. Pregnancy, ill health, financial recession and so on, ad nauseum.

    Remember when anyone over 40 was being thrown on the scrapheap? The job position didn’t seem to matter. It was all about youth and probably cheaper labour.

    Anyone watched the film, I Daniel Blake? A victim of bad health and a bad UK welfare system designed to destroy his courage and ability to continue. Sounds just like NZ a year ago. Hopefully on the road to recovering a humane stance towards all beneficiaries.

    Greed spreading its vile tentacles through propaganda on blogs and media – just thought of Wayne and Collins then. Funny that.

  17. JustMe 17

    Here is a question: As Judith Collins has quite easily and without an ounce of remorse on her part allowed cyber-bullying of the young couple who won a ballot for Kiwibuild does that mean she could well be the one who leaked Simon Bridges travel expenses to the NZ Media????!!!
    Simon Bridges chose to make a scape-goat of Jami-Lee Ross because it does appear he is intimidated and frightened of Judith Collins. He(Bridges)would prefer to blame someone he deems weaker – or in his words ‘an embarrassment’ – than actually facing something he is more frightened of.
    It makes me wonder as to whom is the true leader of the Opposition because it sure as Hell isn’t Simon Bridges. If he had guts or any sense of bravery on his part he would tell Collins to stop her petty vindictive behaviour as it’s putting National into a very dark area.
    But no. Bridges’ lack of a voice of condemnation for what Collins has done comes across that he is fine with her behavioural problems.
    I could now safely say that about the ONLY lot that would ever vote National after what we have seen to date by various National MPs is the following: the NZ National Party’s Chinese Masters, National Party supporters who would always vote National because they just cannot think outside of a square and of course mainstream NZ media journalists who are in the NZ National Party pocket.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Māori education momentum rolls on with new wharekura
    A new Year 1-13 wharekura will extend Māori Medium Education into Porirua West from 2027, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis announced today. “The establishment of Te Kākā Kura o Ngāti Toa Rangatira will over time provide a local option for up to 200 tamariki and rangatahi on the western side ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Easing administrative burden on farmers through new integrated farm planning projects
    37 new investments to simplify planning and reduce paperwork for farmers and growers Targeted projects for Northland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Taranaki, Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay, Manawatū-Whanganui, West Coast, Canterbury, and Otago Resources, a digital wallet and template tools to help farmers develop and integrate their farm planning. The Government is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    18 hours ago
  • New Commerce Commission Chair appointed
    Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Dr David Clark has today announced the appointment of Dr John Small as the new Chair of the Commerce Commission. “Dr Small has made a valuable contribution to a broad range of the Commission’s work in his roles as associate member and member, which he ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • Realising housing dreams for the Kāpiti Coast
    Much needed public housing is on the way for the Kāpiti Coast thanks to the Government’s purchase of a large vacant plot of land at 59-69 Raumati Road in Raumati Beach. “This purchase will ultimately mean more families have a place to call home and demonstrates our commitment to resolving ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Decarbonisation industry milestone reached in Timaru
    A pioneering boiler conversion project is now up and ready to go, using woodchips to make potato chips, while slashing emissions. “McCain’s newly converted coal boiler will reduce CO2 emissions at its Timaru factory by 95% and is an excellent example of the great climate gains we can achieve through ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Fiftieth Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations With China
    Chinese Embassy Reception Te Papa, Wellington   Tēnā koutou katoa, Da jia hao Let me first acknowledge Ambassador Wang Xiaolong, thank you for the invitation this evening, it is a pleasure to be here. I would also like to acknowledge current and former Parliamentary colleagues, as well as members of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Govt keeps AM on the air in Northland
    Minister of Broadcasting and Media Willie Jackson and Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty today announced a $1.48 million package to fund the repair and replacement of three transmission masts in Northland to ensure AM radio can stay on air in the region. “This funding will secure the reinstatement of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Multi million dollar package to tackle retail crime and reoffending
    A multi million dollar package to tackle retail crime and reoffending is the most significant crime prevention financial package in recent memory  New fog cannon subsidy scheme set up. Government to provide $4000 for all small shops and dairies in New Zealand who want a fog cannon installed, with shops ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Funding boost to support NZ’s game development industry
    New Zealand’s game developers will receive an immediate funding boost to help support the growth of local studios beyond the current Dunedin centre. “New Zealand’s game development sector has been rapidly growing. The latest data from the New Zealand Game Developers Association shows the total revenue for the industry is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • A new strategy for Pacific housing
    New and existing housing initiatives are being brought together to improve home ownership for Pacific people said Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. Fale mo Aiga: Pacific Housing Strategy and Action Plan 2030, launched today, is the Government’s targeted response to the housing challenges faced by Pacific Aotearoa. Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government takes action on pay parity for healthcare workers
    Thousands of frontline community health workers – including nurses in aged-care facilities - are in for a pay rise as the Labour Government takes action on pay parity in the health sector. “I’m pleased to announce that Cabinet has agreed to on-going funding of $200 million a year so that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • World’s first algae-based local anaesthetic another step closer to reality
    A partnership between the Government and the Cawthron Institute has delivered a breakthrough in the production of a potent microalgal ingredient for the world’s first algae-based pain medication, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced.  “Scientists at Cawthron Institute in Nelson have developed a reliable and commercially scalable method for producing neosaxitoxin, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri and the Crown sign Agreement in Principle| Ka waitohu a Ngāti Mutunga o...
    Ngāti Mutunga o Wharekauri and the Crown have signed an Agreement in Principle marking a significant milestone towards the settlement of their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims. Ngāti Mutunga are based on Wharekauri/Chatham Islands and are the second of two iwi/imi to reach agreement with the Crown. “Today’s signing follows ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Further ACC reforms introduced to Parliament
    New reporting requirements on access to ACC Earlier access to minimum rate of compensation Refinement to ACC purpose to focus on supporting all eligible injured people to access ACC The Accident Compensation (Access Reporting and Other Matters) Amendment Bill which aims to improve access to ACC for all injured people, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government supports Chatham Islands' resilience
    The Government is supporting the Chatham Islands’ resilience to extreme weather events and natural hazards through a grant to secure safe drinking water, Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty said. “Many households in the Chatham Islands lack easy access to drinking water and have been forced to get water to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Chief Coroner appointed
    Coroner Anna Tutton has been appointed as the new Chief Coroner, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Anna Tutton was appointed as a Coroner in January 2015, based in Christchurch, and as Deputy Chief Coroner in 2020.  After the previous Chief Coroner, Judge Deborah Marshall, retired Ms Tutton took on the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • DIRA Amendment Bill passes third reading
    The Government has passed an Amendment Bill today to support Fonterra’s move to a new capital structure and the continued success of New Zealand’s dairy industry. The Dairy Industry Restructuring (Fonterra Capital Restructuring) Amendment Bill will allow the Fonterra co-operative to make changes to its capital structure, as well as ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Minister Whaitiri to attend Food Ministers’ Meeting with Australian counterparts
    Minister for Food Safety Meka Whaitiri will attend the Fourth Australia and New Zealand Food Ministers’ Meeting in Melbourne on Friday. It will be the first time the meeting has been held in person since the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted international travel. “The Food Ministers’ Meeting sets the policy direction for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New Kiwibank parent appoints directors
    David McLean and Sir Brian Roche have been appointed as the first two directors of the newly incorporated Kiwi Group Capital Limited (KCG), the parent company of Kiwibank. In August, the Government acquired 100 percent of Kiwi Group Holdings, which also operates New Zealand Home Loans, from NZ Post, ACC ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Defence Ministers meet in Cambodia
    Minister of Defence Peeni Henare attended the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Defence Ministers’ Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus) in Siem Reap, Cambodia. “The first face to face meeting of the ADMM-Plus members is an opportunity for me to highlight New Zealand’s position on key regional security matters,” Peeni Henare said.  “In ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pay equity extended to thousands more social workers
    The Government will extend pay equity to all community and iwi organisations who employ social workers and receive funding from the Crown, Minister for Women Jan Tinetti announced today. We expect this will improve the lives of approximately 4,600 social workers. “This extension means thousands more social workers will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Taskforce set up to protect construction industry from product shortages & delays
    New ‘Critical Materials Taskforce’ will trouble shoot building materials shortages Focus on maximising productivity & cushioning businesses from supply chain risks Successful ‘Plasterboard Taskforce’ reshaped to include broader sector knowledge and expertise Will provide guidance, data and information to support builders, designers and business owners A new Critical Materials Taskforce ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Bigger ED, more theatres and more beds in new Whangārei Hospital
    A new emergency department with three times more space will be part of the first stage of a two-stage project to build a new hospital for Whangārei and Northland. The Government has today confirmed funding for stage one of the new hospital – an acute services building and a child-health ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Finnish PM to visit New Zealand
    Finland’s Prime Minister Sanna Marin, accompanied by Minister for Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade Ville Skinnari and a business delegation will visit New Zealand next week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The two leaders will meet in Auckland. “New Zealand and Finland are natural partners. We share similar approaches ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New recreational rules to support hāpuku and bass fisheries
    The daily limits on recreationally caught hāpuku (also known as groper) and bass will be lowered to a total of two per person in some areas, with a new accumulation limit of three per person on multi-day trips. Oceans and Fisheries Minister, David Parker said the rule changes would take ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature enabling Mātāuranga Māori
    Mātāuranga Māori is at the heart of the latest tranche of Jobs for Nature projects set to promote biodiversity and reduce impacts of climate change on Māori land, Minister of Conservation Poto Williams says. Project work will include the creation of an ecological corridor in Tairāwhiti, protecting 60 hectares of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Supporting resilient shipping infrastructure in Vanuatu
    The Government has announced further support to Vanuatu to assist in constructing climate-resilient wharves as part of the Vanuatu Inter-Island Shipping Support Project (VISSP). “Aotearoa New Zealand is committed to supporting the economic recovery of our Pacific region in a way that continues to provide growth and supports climate resilience,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government welcomes High Court ruling on climate case
    The High Court has today confirmed the legality of the advice provided by the Climate Change Commission (the Commision) to inform New Zealand’s nationally determined contribution (NDC) and the first three emissions budgets.  Minister of Climate Change James Shaw says New Zealanders can have confidence in the Commission and of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government introduces changes to mining Act with stronger environmental focus
    ·         Crown Minerals Act will no longer actively “promote” prospecting, exploration, and mining of Crown-owned minerals ·         Will create more certainty around engagement between industry, iwi and hapū. The Government is proposing changes to modernise the Crown Minerals Act 1991 (CMA) to support more environmentally conscious management of resources, says ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Speech to Building Nations 2050 conference
    Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Good morning and thank you, Jack, for the introduction. I’d like to take a moment to acknowledge Infrastructure New Zealand Chair, Margaret Devlin and all the sponsors and organisers of this event for bringing us together in ‘Building Nations 2050’. I would also like to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Better natural hazard information for home buyers
    Associate Minister of Local Government Kieran McAnulty has today introduced legislation to empower councils to share better information about natural hazards with the public. The Local Government Official Information Amendment (LGOIMA) Bill will make it easier for Councils to share clear and concise information in Land Information Memorandum (LIM) reports. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New Zealand welcomes visiting WTO Director General
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) Director General Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala visits New Zealand this week. Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor said the WTO was essential to New Zealand as a small export-dependent trading nation.  “New Zealand’s economic security depends on our ability to trade. Our goods exports ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Faster, cheaper, better resource management law given first reading
    New laws that will deliver a faster, cheaper, and better resource management system had their first reading in the House today. The Spatial Planning (SP) and the Natural and Built Environment (NBE) Bills, which were introduced last week, will replace the 30-year-old Resource Management Act (RMA). Environment Minister David Parker ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Minister Sio to meet new Vanuatu PM
    Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio travels to Vanuatu today, to meet with the new Government led by Prime Minister Alatoi Ishmael Kalsakau and to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the Pacific Community (SPC) Ministerial Conference being hosted in Port Vila. Minister Sio will have a number of bilateral meetings with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Driving ahead with the Clean Car Standard
    Following discussions with vehicle importers, the Government has confirmed the Clean Car Standard will be phased in from 1 December 2022, significantly reducing the CO2 emissions of light vehicles in New Zealand, announced Transport Minister Michael Wood. “Emissions from our light vehicle fleet are the single largest source of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to Constitutional Kōrero conference
    Our Evolving Sense of Nationhood – Me Anga Whakamua Indigenous Futures and New Zealand’s Constitution Tuia ki runga, Tuia ki raro, Tuia te here tangata, Mai i te wheiao ki te ao mārama Ka rongo te pō ka rongo te āo! Tīhei Mauri Ora! Kei ngā miro o te ao ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Rental sector changes to regulate residential property managers, clear up meth confusion and ease pr...
    A suite of measures to improve the lives of renters and landlords has been announced by Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods as the Government makes more progress on reform of the rental sector. “Nearly 600,000 households rent in New Zealand and these measures will result in regulated oversight of residential ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Further sanctions on the political and economic elites of Russia and Belarus
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced further sanctions on members of the inner circles of governments in Russia and Belarus, as part of the ongoing response to the war in Ukraine. “Aotearoa New Zealand first moved against the powerful and wealthy in Russia with sanctions on political and economic ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Another step towards improved supermarket competition
    The Bill to trigger an unprecedented shake-up of the grocery sector and deliver New Zealanders a fairer deal at the checkout and help tackle cost of living pressures is ready for its first reading at Parliament. “The duopoly has now been given plenty of warning. If they fail to adequately ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Black Ferns to be celebrated at Parliament
    A public event and celebration will be held on Parliament’s lawn on December 13 to celebrate our Rugby World Cup winning Black Ferns. “The Black Ferns’ triumph at Eden Park is one of New Zealand’s greatest sporting moments,” Grant Robertson said. “They are extraordinary athletes, exceptional people and proud New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago