web analytics

Tories fearing Goff

Written By: - Date published: 3:54 pm, June 30th, 2009 - 38 comments
Categories: national, Parliament, phil goff - Tags:

The last few Question Times, the Tories have been whipping out old Goff quotes. Patsies are set to bring them out. Key goes off on wild side-tracks as an excuse to use them. Labour asks serious questions like ‘what are you doing about jobs’ and get back:

Shows a lot of digging is going on. Pity for the Tories is it’s pathetically weak stuff. Trying to paint Goff as insincere in his opposition to the Tories’ rightwing policies. Using 25 year old quotes out of context isn’t going to work. The journalists know Goff, the public know him. He’s been a senior minister for 9 years. Most of all, people know him as sincere and straight up.

Says something about where the Tories’ heads are at. Why do they suddenly feel the need to smear Goff, take him down a peg? Why are the PM and deputy spending half their answers talking about Goff?

You don’t throw such weak, weak material as this unless you’re desperate (and haven’t found anything better). You don’t waste your time on non-entities. Talk about your own achievements instead. Except we know the Tories doesn’t have any. Instead, Labour have exposed them as a useless bunch of twits. Fiddling while the economy burns.

No wonder, the Tories don’t regard Goff as a non-entity. No wonder they think he’s a threat.

The Tories are afraid already. Their response shows they’ve got nothing up their sleeves. No wonder Goff is smiling every time they draw out some ancient quote.

38 comments on “Tories fearing Goff ”

  1. Pat 1

    Yes Key is shaking in his boots at the thought of going head to head with Phil Goff in a leaders debate in 2011. Once Goff starts on one of his monologues, Key will never get a word in.

    The next preferred PM polls will show Zeletic is a visionary political soothsayer.

    • gobsmacked 1.1

      Pat / Infused

      Your comments on the blog today are irrelevant. We want to know what you said in a letter to the editor in 1985.

      Please stay on topic.

  2. infused 2

    haha. Nice spin buddy… I don’t think anyone is scared of Goff. What he said in regards to state housing really shows who he is.

    So no, no ones afraid. Just showing how much of a douche he is.

    • Zetetic 2.1

      Who gives a crap that he supported sales as long as overall numbers weren’t cut like 20 years ago. Shows how scared of the present you are that you would rather talk about the distant past.

      Let me know when you’re ready to join the 21st century.

  3. gingercrush 3

    What you’re seeing are two strategies from both sides of the house. Labour is putting more and more questions to Key rather than his ministers. Whereas, National are attempting to undermine Goff. Labour’s strategy is far smarter. Key doesn’t have the grasp of policy Clark had. That was evident during the debates. Thus in putting more and more questions to Key. That will overtime lead to be mistakes by Key. Its also far more likely to get media exposure if questions are targeted towards Key than his ministers.

    National is seeking to undermine Goff. Nothing wrong with that. But the attack lines National are running simply won’t work, and arguably there are far better ways to do it. National is trying to show that Goff is always changing his mind about issues. Not only that but his opinions of policies now are vastly different to what they were when he was a minister. The obvious problem is that many of those attacks are based on his time as a minister in the Rogernomic years. The public simply won’t care nor should they care about what Goff was doing during that era in politics. Secondly, Labour can just point to National’s time in government from 1990-1999. A much better narrative for National to paint would be how quickly Labour have changed from their time in government to some of the things they’re saying now. Labour is arguably more pro-worker than they ever were in government. National could run those lines. There is a slight danger in that because the public may well like Labour actually being pro-Labour. But their current tactics as you suggest are crap.

    • jarbury 3.1

      Good analysis GC. Yes Labour are definitely aiming more questions at John Key – which is a good tactic. Bill English is pretty competent at answering questions, as is Nick Smith, so it’s a tad silly going there.

      Regarding Goff, I can’t quite see what National are trying to achieve. At best all that will come out is that Phil Goff is on the centre-side of Labour, potentially well positioned to steal back the centre that was lost to National last year.

      It is good to finally see a bit of strategy from Labour. I still maintain that they need to offer more in terms of an alternative. Not promoting an alternative budget I think was a big mistake.

      • funkster 3.1.1

        Not outlining any alternative policy seemed to work pretty well for the Nats in the run up to the election…. just sayin’

    • craig 3.2

      I have to agree with GC, heck twice in two weeks. While Goff may not be A Bill Clinton he definitely has Key worried I say Key as apposed to National. English will be loving this and I suspect he is not surprised by Keys lack of ability.
      Two weeks ago the Nats were saying “Oh we are over this Worth thing Key and his Ministers have so much more important things to do”.

      Yep looks like they do flying all round the place clocking up costs for the tax payer, sacking public servants and attacking Goff. Glade to see the Born to rule old boys are back in business doing what they always do, looking after their old school mates and screwing the Tax payer. Nothing changes with this lot they are always bad for the country its just the degree that varies.

      • Draco T Bastard 3.2.1

        Yep looks like they do flying all round the place clocking up costs for the tax payer, sacking public servants and attacking Goff.

        You forgot Increasing the tax on alcohol to pay for the tax cuts that the rich got.

        • Anita 3.2.1.1

          At some point increasing the tax on alcohol actually reduces the tax take, I don’t think we’re there yet but I can’t remember where to find the modelling :-/ I don’t suppose anyone happens to know where it is?

        • Tim Ellis 3.2.1.2

          You forgot Increasing the tax on alcohol to pay for the tax cuts that the rich got.

          Nice scaremongering DT, but not true. Alcohol tax is adjusted every year with the rate of inflation, and has done for many years.

    • Ianmac 3.3

      Gingercrush: Well said. A credible response!

  4. The journalists know Goff, the public know him

    The journalists know him, sure – but most of the public has no idea who he is or what he stands for.

  5. Funniest post ever here especially given the line r0b is taking.

    The Nat’s best hope for 2011 is with Goff leading.

  6. Zaphod Beeblebrox 6

    Didn’t Kiwiblog try that same attack with Shearer during Mt Albert?

  7. QoT 7

    All I can think in response to some of those was that anything a politician said before I was even in fracking primary school is hardly relevant.

    (As opposed to Key’s bullshitting around his opinion of the Springbok tour – who cares what side he was on, but pretending he was both (a) really interested in politics AND (b) had no opinion? PULL THE OTHER ONE, IT’S GOT BELLS ON.)

  8. tsmithfield 8

    Hmmmm National scared of Goff…

    Reminds me of a study that actually appeared in a psychology textbook where a researcher claimed that cats are actually scared of mice. Thats why they appear to be playing with them…

  9. Anita 9

    I think it may well be an effective strategy, many left wingers about my age remember what Goff did it us when we were at University.

    Like many left wingers I saw Labour’s election of Goff as (yet another) shift to the right.

    Like many left wingers I find a Goff led Labour party a far less comfortable option than a Clark led one.

    National do their homework, they wouldn’t be running these lines if they weren’t striking a nerve.

    • Hi Anita

      Shift to the right?

      Or peaceful transition?

      The way I see it the only two candidates were Goff and Cunliffe.

      Goff had seniority and experience and reliability, Cunliffe has arguably greater charisma and intellect but less caucus support.

      The party needed a peaceful transition and during the day after the election calls were made and a resolution reached.

      It was not a calculated decision to move to the right or away from the left, it was a decision calculated to keep things united and calm.

      Goff has been through a couple of transformations. He has been around longer than most so this is not surprising. He has also been energetic and focused and his performance as opposition leader cannot be faulted. Wingnuts will say “Choudery” but they should get a life and learn to shout “Worth” with as much venom.

      Helen’s effect on the party continues. The activists are generally left wing and determined that Helen’s world view is respected and continues. The new MPs are a good bunch. Goff is sophisticated enough to realise this and to understand that the party has to match its philosophy to its members’ world view.

      A change of leader should not be taken as marking a change of direction.

      • Anita 9.1.1

        Whether it was a pragmatic smooth transition decision or an ideological decision, it was IMO a shift to the right.

        Are you arguing that a Goff/King led Labour is not to the right of the (already pretty centrist) Clark/Cullen Labour?

        • gobsmacked 9.1.1.1

          But the caucus hasn’t shifted to the right. It’s nothing like the caucus of 84-90, or even when Clark took over in 93.

          Goff may make some tactical moves to win back lost voters, but that is very different from an ideological move.

          In any case, a party’s theoretical stance in opposition is of little consequence. Labour will not be governing with NZ First or United Future, only with the Greens (and possibly the Maori Party). So a Goff-led government is potentially more like Clark’s first term than her third, or even second.

          And a good deal more ‘left’ than a Key second term. They’re already preparing the ground for that one …

        • mickysavage 9.1.1.2

          Yes, sort of …

          Most of the philosophical beliefs remain intact. There has been some “mea culpa” about issues like electoral finance, and climate change but broadly most of the philosophies remain.

          Goff and King already had significant roles in the last Government. An exchange of Goff for Helen and King for Cullen does not involve a great deal of philosophical shift. Cunliffe is arguably more to the left of Phil or Annette and so there may be a balancing out by his promotion.

          The only way to measure this is to track the change in policies and approaches. Do you detect any significant shifts?

      • mike 9.1.2

        “Helen’s effect on the party continues”
        Lets hope this continues for another few terms at least…

        “determined that Helen’s world view is respected and continues.”
        Um – it stopped when she got a hiding in the last election mickey..

        “to match its philosophy to its members’ world view”
        Whats this world view crap mickey are you the New World Order?

    • indiana 9.2

      were you there when Andrew Little led protests against Goff?

      • Anita 9.2.1

        I am slightly too young, I didn’t start at VUW until after Little stopped being VUWSA president.

        But, to your actual point, yes absolutely!!! The question is: who has changed? Goff or Little?

  10. mike 10

    “Why do they suddenly feel the need to smear Goff”

    Because they are worried about him climbing over 5% in the preferred PM stakes!

    How ridiculous suggesting the Nats fear phil. Their main fear is probably that he is not leader in 2011.

    JK does probably needs some practice with detail though so good on labour for honing his skills before the next campaign starts and the the other 98% of people give a toss

  11. Adrian 11

    Key won’t be there in 2011, he already doesn’t like the job, it’s too hard,and look at him, he’s a man on the verge. Watch for a big MIA in Hawaii.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand to pause
    New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel from New South Wales to New Zealand will be paused while the source of infection of new cases announced in Sydney is investigated, says COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins. There are 10 new community cases of COVID-19 today in New South Wales, taking the Australian ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill passes first reading
    Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little welcomed Ngāti Rangitihi to Parliament today to witness the first reading of The Ngāti Rangitihi Claims Settlement Bill. “I know it took a lot of hard work, time and patience by all parties involved to reach this significant milestone. I am honoured to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Speech to the Sustainable Healthcare and Climate Health Conference Aotearoa
    Mihi Tēnā tātou katoa Kei ngā pou o te whare hauora ki Aotearoa, kei te mihi. Tēnā koutou i tā koutou pōwhiri mai i ahau. E mihi ana ki ngā taura tangata e hono ana i a tātou katoa, ko te kaupapa o te rā tērā. Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • Infrastructure Acceleration Fund opening for business
    Criteria to access at least $1 billion of the $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund (HAF), announced in March, is now available, and an invitation for expressions of interest will be released on 30 June, Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced.  “This is a key milestone in our plan to accelerate ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • Bringing back the health of Hauraki Gulf
    New marine protection areas and restrictions on fishing are among a raft of changes being put in place to protect the Hauraki Gulf for future generations. The new strategy, Revitalising the Gulf – Government action on the Sea Change Plan, released today, draws on input from mana whenua, local communities, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    17 hours ago
  • Speech to AI Forum – Autonomous Weapons Systems
    AI Forum New Zealand, Auckland Good evening and thank you so much for joining me this evening. I’d like to start with a thank you to the AI Forum Executive for getting this event off the ground and for all their work and support to date. The prospect of autonomous ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New Zealand boosts support to Fiji for COVID-19 impact
    Aotearoa New Zealand is providing additional support to Fiji to mitigate the effects of the current COVID-19 outbreak on vulnerable households, Foreign Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced today. “Recognising the increasingly challenging situation in Fiji, Aotearoa will provide an additional package of assistance to support the Government of Fiji and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Round 2 of successful energy education fund now open
    $1.65 million available in Support for Energy Education in Communities funding round two Insights from SEEC to inform future energy hardship programmes Community organisations that can deliver energy education to households in need are being invited to apply for the second funding round of the Support for Energy Education in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New Ngarimu scholarships to target vocational training
    Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis today announced three new scholarships for students in vocational education and training (VET) are to be added to the suite of prestigious Ngarimu scholarships. “VET learners have less access to study support than university students and this is a way to tautoko their learning dreams ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Recognising the volunteers who support our health system
    Nominations have opened today for the 2021 Minister of Health Volunteer Awards, as part of National Volunteer Week. “We know that New Zealanders donate at least 159 million hours of volunteer labour every year,” Minister of Health Andrew Little said in launching this year’s awards in Wellington. “These people play ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Drug Free Sport supported to deal with new doping challenges
    Drug Free Sport New Zealand will receive a funding boost to respond to some of the emerging doping challenges across international sport. The additional $4.3 million over three years comes from the Sport Recovery Fund announced last year. It will help DFSNZ improve athletes’ understanding of the risks of doping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government support for South Auckland community hit by tornado
    The Government is contributing $100,000 to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support Auckland communities impacted by the Papatoetoe tornado, Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi says. “My heart goes out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one, and to those who have been injured. I ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Celebrating World Refugee Day
    World Refugee Day today is an opportunity to celebrate the proud record New Zealanders have supporting and protecting refugees and acknowledge the contribution these new New Zealanders make to our country, the Minister of Immigration Kris Faafoi said. “World Refugee Day is also a chance to think about the journey ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Face to face meeting delivers significant progress on NZ-UK FTA
    New Zealand and the UK have committed to accelerating their free trade agreement negotiations with the aim of reaching an agreement in principle this August, Trade Minister Damien O’Connor announced. “We’ve held constructive and productive discussions towards the conclusion of a high-quality and comprehensive FTA that will support sustainable and inclusive trade, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government taking action to protect albatross
    New population figures for the critically endangered Antipodean albatross showing a 5 percent decline per year highlights the importance of reducing all threats to these very special birds, Acting Minister of Conservation Dr Ayesha Verrall says. The latest population modelling, carried out by Dragonfly Data Science, shows the Antipodean albatross ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Adoption laws under review
    New Zealand’s 66-year-old adoption laws are being reviewed, with public engagement beginning today.  Justice Minister Kris Faafoi said the Government is seeking views on options for change to our adoption laws and system. “The Adoption Act has remained largely the same since 1955. We need our adoption laws to reflect ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Wider roll-out of cameras on boats to support sustainability and protect marine life
    Up to 300 inshore commercial fishing vessels will be fitted with on-board cameras by 2024 as part of the Government’s commitment to protect the natural marine environment for future generations.  Minister for Oceans and Fisheries David Parker today announced the funding is now in place for the wider roll out ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Plan for vaccine rollout for general population announced
    New Zealanders over 60 will be offered a vaccination from July 28 and those over 55 from August 11, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The rollout of the vaccine to the general population will be done in age groups as is the approach commonly used overseas, with those over ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand introduces Belarus travel bans
    New Zealand has imposed travel bans on selected individuals associated with the Lukashenko regime, following ongoing concerns about election fraud and human rights abuses after the 2020 Belarus elections, Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced. The ban covers more than fifty individuals, including the President and key members of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • NZ economy grows driven by households, construction and business investment
    The Government’s efforts to secure the recovery have been reflected in the robust rebound of GDP figures released today which show the economy remains resilient despite the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Grant Robertson said. GDP increased 1.6 percent in the first three months of 2021. The Treasury had ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Milestone 250th tower continues to improve rural connectivity
    The Government has welcomed the completion of the 250th 4G mobile tower, as part of its push for better rural connectivity. Waikato’s Wiltsdown, which is roughly 80 kilometres south of Hamilton, is home to the new tower, deployed by the Rural Connectivity Group to enable improved service to 70 homes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria to lift on Tuesday
    Following a further public health assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Melbourne, New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria has been extended to 11.59pm on Tuesday 22 June, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. It has been determined that the risk to public health in New Zealand continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Prime Minister mourns passing of Dr Sir Ian Hassall
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is mourning the passing of Dr Sir Ian Hassall, New Zealand’s first Children’s Commissioner and lifelong champion for children and children’s health. As a paediatrician Sir Ian contributed to a major world-first cot death study that has been directly credited with reducing cot deaths in New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • APEC structural reform meeting a success
    APEC ministers have agreed working together will be crucial to ensure economies recover from the impact of COVID-19. Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs David Clark, chaired the virtual APEC Structural Reform Ministerial Meeting today which revolved around the overarching theme of promoting balanced, inclusive, sustainable, innovative and secure growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Digital hub to boost investment in forestry
    A new website has been launched at Fieldays to support the forestry sector find the information it needs to plant, grow and manage trees, and to encourage investment across the wider industry. Forestry Minister Stuart Nash says the new Canopy website is tailored for farmers, iwi and other forestry interests, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government continues support for rangatahi to get into employment, education and training
    Over 230 rangatahi are set to benefit from further funding through four new He Poutama Rangatahi programmes, Minister for Social Development and Employment Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “We’re continuing to secure our economic recovery from COVID by investing in opportunities for rangatahi to get into meaningful employment, education or training ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • NCEA subjects up for consultation
    The education sector, students, their parents, whānau and communities are invited to share their thoughts on a list of proposed NCEA subjects released today, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. This is a significant part of the Government’s NCEA Change Programme that commenced in 2020 and will be largely implemented by ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Major investment in plantain forage programme aims to improve freshwater quality
    The Government is backing a major programme investigating plantain’s potential to help farmers protect waterways and improve freshwater quality, Acting Agriculture Minister Meka Whaitiri announced at Fieldays today. The Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures (SFFF) fund is contributing $8.98 million to the $22.23 million seven-year programme, which aims to deliver ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • America’s Cup decision
    The Minister responsible for the America’s Cup has confirmed the joint Crown-Auckland Council offer to host the next regatta has been declined by the Board of Team New Zealand. “The exclusive period of negotiation between the Crown, Auckland Council, and Team New Zealand ends tomorrow, 17 June,” said Stuart Nash. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Food and fibres sector making significant strides towards New Zealand’s economic recovery
    The Government is backing the food and fibres sector to lead New Zealand's economic recovery from COVID-19 with targeted investments as part of its Fit for a Better World roadmap, Forestry Minister Stuart Nash said. “To drive New Zealand’s recovery, we launched the Fit for a Better World – Accelerating ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Speech to He Whenua Taurikura – New Zealand’s annual hui on countering terrorism and violent...
    Check against delivery Can I begin by acknowledging the 51 shuhada, their families and the Muslim community. It is because of the atrocious violent act that was done to them which has led ultimately to this, the start of a dialogue and a conversation about how we as a nation ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Cost of Government Southern Response proactive package released
    The Government has announced the proactive package for some Southern Response policyholders could cost $313 million if all those eligible apply. In December, the Minister Responsible for the Earthquake Commission, David Clark announced a proactive package for SRES claimants who settled their claims before October 2014. It trailed the judgment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • First period products delivered to schools
    The first period products funded as part of the Government’s nationwide rollout are being delivered to schools and kura this week, as part of wider efforts to combat child poverty, help increase school attendance, and make a positive impact on children’s wellbeing. “We know that nearly 95,000 9-to-18 year olds ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New support to reduce emissions from public building and construction projects
    Government agencies are getting new support to reduce carbon emissions generated by construction of new buildings, with the release of practical guidance to shape decisions on public projects. The Ministers for Building and Construction and for Economic Development say a new Procurement Guide will help government agencies, private sector suppliers, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • He Whenua Taurikura: New Zealand’s first Hui on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism
    The Prime Minister has opened New Zealand’s first hui on Countering Terrorism and Violent Extremism, which is being held in Christchurch over the next two days. The hui delivers on one of the recommendations from the report of the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch masjidain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to inaugural Countering Terrorism Hui
    E aku nui, e aku rahi, Te whaka-kanohi mai o rātou mā, Ru-ruku-tia i runga i te ngākau whakapono, Ru-ruku-tia i runga i te ngākau aroha, Waitaha, Ngāti Mamoe, Ngai Tahu, nāu rā te reo pohiri. Tena tātou katoa. Ki te kotahi te kakaho ka whati, ki te kapuia, e ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Campaign shines a light on elder abuse
    A new campaign is shining a spotlight on elder abuse, and urging people to protect older New Zealanders. Launched on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, the Office for Seniors’ campaign encourages friends, whānau and neighbours to look for the signs of abuse, which is often hidden in plain sight. “Research suggests ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Farewelling sports administrator and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar
    Sport and Recreation Minister Grant Robertson today expressed his sorrow at the passing of Sir Eion Edgar – a leading sports administrator and celebrated philanthropist who has made a significant impact both within and beyond the sport sector. “Sir Eion’s energy, drive and generosity has been truly immense. He leaves ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government to apologise for Dawn Raids
    The Government will make a formal apology for the wrongs committed during the Dawn Raids of the 1970’s. Between 1974 and 1976, a series of rigorous immigration enforcement policies were carried out that resulted in targeted raids on the homes of Pacific families. The raids to find, convict and deport overstayers ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Humanitarian support for Bangladesh and Myanmar
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced that New Zealand is providing NZ $8.25 million in humanitarian assistance to support refugees and their host populations in Bangladesh and to support humanitarian need of internally displaced and conflict affected people in Myanmar.  “Nearly four years after 900,000 Rohingya crossed the border ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago