web analytics

NRT: Sensationalising the status quo

Written By: - Date published: 1:41 pm, September 4th, 2014 - 55 comments
Categories: election 2014, Media, national, Politics, same old national, tv, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: , ,

no-right-turn-256Reposted from No Right Turn

Pity the political reporter. Committed to horse-race style reporting, having to comment on polls whose poll-to-poll shifts are almost entirely statistical noise, desperate for an angle. And so we had Patrick Gower on 3 News last night desperately talking up how “complicated’ National’s post-election coalition arrangements would be:

John Key’s path to re-election has become even more complicated.

Tonight’s 3 News-Reid Research political poll still has National in the lead, but the Maori Party could be in control.


But Mr Key’s still got plenty of problems – even with ACT and United Future he would not have a majority.

Based on the poll, National would either need New Zealand First leader Winston Peters to get a majority or have to rely on the Maori Party to pass every law.

The problem? This “complicated” situation is the status quo. National effectively lost its majority when they sacked Peter Dunne from Cabinet and lost his support in June last year. Since then, they’ve been reliant on the Maori Party to pass legislation. Even now they’ve reinstated Dunne, changes in his policy and the meltdown of ACT have meant they’ve effectively got to go through the Maori Party to get anything done. Or was one of our top political reporters so busy looking at the horse race that they missed the change in the bigger picture?



55 comments on “NRT: Sensationalising the status quo ”

  1. Tracey 1

    Wouldn’t they require Winston too?

    • You_Fool 1.1

      3news gives just over 50% to Nat/Act/UF/Maori so hence the maori party can be kingmakers too.

      Also, Note the wording of the report “National would either need New Zealand First leader Winston Peters to get a majority or have to rely on the Maori Party to pass every law.”

  2. Dont worry. Be happy 2

    Yes they lie. And bluster and bully, smear and threaten….But is there more?

    Consider the vast amounts of money at risk, not just here, but internationally, if NZ sucessfully pulls an economic version of its nuclear free stand.

    What would ” they ” do to protect that?

    Car accident?

    Heart attack?

    Plane/ helicopter crash?

    • Puckish Rogue 2.1


      • Tracey 2.1.1

        Read the Paradise Conspiracy for your answer

        • Puckish Rogue

          I miss the X-files as well…

          • Tracey

            You would accept it because it is written by Ian Wishart, a friend of the Right.

            You do expend alot of energy refusing to critically think, dont you


            • Puckish Rogue

              Ian Wishart writes a lot things, he wrote some things about an alleged incident involving a certain PMs spouse

              As I said X-files

              • Tracey

                Do you ever re read comments after you posted them?

                • Puckish Rogue

                  Sometimes, to correct really bad spelling mistakes (fat finger syndrome) and obvious grammatical errors

                  My point is Wishart says a lot of things and usually (mostly) they’re of the conspicracy theory kind

                  Last time i heard him he was banging on something about the Smart/Hope murders being something to do with white slave traders without a whit of evidence

                  so I pretty much ignore everything he says

                  • Tracey

                    Truly, read paradise conspiracy. It has lots of evidence, is not political per se. I had some involvement in the periphery of it.

                    In particular the death of someone covered in tge book.

                    Who killed him, or was it an accident will never be known, but it dislodges any notion that nz is free of certain types of grubbiness which may well extend to “hits” by multi national companies.

                    It is genuinely worth a read. It is NOT a dirty politics type read.

            • Paul

              It’s called wilful ignorance.
              Or the ‘I’m alright jack’ approach.
              Or just simple laziness.
              Too many of NZ’s middle classes have been distracted and dumbed down by 30 years of neo liberal doctrine.
              Sadly the Nats appeal to their selfishness and they can’t see this aspirational stuff as pie in the sky.

  3. swordfish 3

    On the broader Poll front, our close chum and confidante, a Mr Puckish Rogue, has been excitedly shouting the odds on Open Mike today. Apparently, all the post-Dirty Politics Polls show National is “holding firm”, while Labour and the Greens are plummeting like a lead balloon.


    7 polls have been carried out since the release of Dirty Politics:

    5 have National down (by an average of 3.3 points – ranging from down 2 to down 4.9 points)

    2 have National up (by an average of 1 point)

    • swordfish 3.1

      4 of the 7 Polls have Lab+Green up (by an average of 3.2 points)

      3 have them down (average 2.1)

      So, overall, the weight of post-Dirty Politics polling opinion has the Nats down and Lab+Green up. The unending stream of bollocks emanating from our resident wannabe Tory Spin-meisters, notwithstanding.

      • David H 3.1.1

        I see that Stuff’a poll is about 5 points out of kilter with anyone else. What do they do just ring the same people all the time? Also they never seem to have undecided voters either.

        And then there’s this.

        At the end of the survey we examine our data and apply weights to remove any biases that might occur. For example we find we have too many or too few of a particular quota. Weighting the data ensures the final sample looks as close as possible to the actual population.

        So what they don’t like how it looks and play with it until we get the usual 5 points out of whack difference?

        Edit to put in Blockquotes but the ending /blockquote does not seem to work

    • Puckish Rogue 3.2

      I might be a miss, you shouldn’t assume 🙂

      • swordfish 3.2.1

        Sorry, Ms Rogue.

        • Tracey

          Whatever the sex, critical, independant thinking is not a skill in PRs repetoire.


        • Puckish Rogue

          Naah Its all good, I’m a Mr but seriously I think even the most one-eyed leftie would have to concede that the dirty Politics hasn’t hurt National as much as they thought it might

          • Tracey

            That is a seriously expensive and resource intensive image Mr Key has. Given the 6+ years of strategic lying and filthy behaviour behind the scenes, I, for one, think any drop is a success. You ought to read the book. Seriously.

            • Puckish Rogue

              Well thats good spin, so how would you spin Labour dropping in the polls?

              • Tracey

                Its not spin. Read Hollow Men and Dirty Politics both of which have supporting evidence. Only those with eyes wide shut would think what i said is spin.

                Now, as for your second comment, read swordfish again, my comment again, and then think for a sec. I have actually answered that already

                • Puckish Rogue

                  Hes talking Lab/Grn, I’m asking why is Labour dropping in the polls?

                  • Tracey

                    Go look at RM.

                  • McFlock

                    Because the greens seem to campaign better than Labour, who seem to campaign better than the corrupt tories.

                    Why are you incapable of thinking for yourself?

                    • Puckish Rogue

                      i think its because the people of NZ know that Labour are as bad as National (also that the IMP are in on it as well), thats why the votes Labour are shedding are going to the Greens

                    • McFlock

                      It could just be that cunliffe loses votes every minute he stands on the stage beside key and doesn’t thump him in the face for being a lying prick.

                      But then by your perspective a ~1% drop is “shedding votes” when it’s Labour, but when national do it (RM avgd w/ tv3) they’re “holding firm”.

    • Bob 3.3

      “Apparently, all the post-Dirty Politics Polls show National is “holding firm”, while Labour and the Greens are plummeting like a lead balloon.”
      Interesting that you have given National’s performance but missed the second half of PR’s position. How are Labour and the Greens going?
      Off the top of my head I would say Labour are performing worse than National since the book was released and the Greens are picking up some of Labours vote.

      • swordfish 3.3.1

        No need to do it off the top of your head, Robert. Just look at the Lab+Green figures I set out in my earlier comment (published about 8 minutes before yours).

        • Puckish Rogue

          IMHO the problem for the left is that Labour/Greens going up means that the IMPs party vote is going down so even if Hone wins (and it looks like Kelvin Davis is doing well so thats not a given) he won’t bring anyone in with him

          Whereas Nationals vote seems to be going to Colin Craig and Winnie and i don’t think anyones brave enough to say what Winnie will do and CC is creeping towards 5%

          So all in all the elections getting interesting

      • Tracey 3.3.2 for Bob too

  4. Corokia 4

    The Nats needing the Maori party- Tama Iti working with John Key, really?

    • Puckish Rogue 4.1

      National did very good work on the treaty settlements whereas Labour shafted Maori over the foreshore

      • Tracey 4.1.1

        Youseem to have forgotten that Nats voted against Labours S and 4sure bill because it didnt go far enough.

        The Maori Party, imo, will be the better for Turia resigning because she allowed too many decisions to be made based on her hatred for clark, and bedded down with parties who want the treay gone, maori seats gone and no protection for maori in s and 4sure.

        • Puckish Rogue

          This might be true as well, which is why I’m loving this election…so many things could happen

        • weka

          Actually I think PR is closer to the truth for many Māori. Iti’s words,

          “Not very long ago I wouldn’t have thought about it but I see there’s more achievement…with National in terms of the treaty settlements so we have come a long way,” he said.

          Having a Maori voice in power had led to gains in areas such as health and social services for Maori and it was important for Maori “to be sitting on the table rather than across the road throwing rocks at each other”.


          The way I read that is, it’s not about being National’s partners, it’s about positioning Māori so they get some kind of power. Which is a pretty damning indictment of Pākehā society.

          • Tracey

            I wouldnt want my comment to be seen as an endorsement of the clark govts work on behalf of Maori.

            MP has still been the poorer cousin to ACT despite having more MPs.

            With IMP and Greens i think MP could achieve MUCH more and genuine power.

            • Puckish Rogue

              The Greens have been around for what 24 years now and how many MPs have they had in power, real power…none whereas the Maori Party has had a taste of power

              • Tracey

                24 years ago almost, if no, political party had policies on the environment.

                The national home insulation programme is the Greens.

                You are only making yourself look foolish.

                • weka

                  It’s alright, PR thinks that the person with the real power is the person with the biggest stick.

                • Puckish Rogue

                  A mere sop, a tidbit thrown to them

                  Labour gets it but the Greens don’t

                  • disturbed

                    PR, Sensationalising your NatZ performance is pathetic at best.

                    Are you really that worried (or your NatZ employer)
                    that you have to keep spinning your rubbish just to get paid, cant you find areal job?

                    Best you focus on how your boss is conspiring to gag the press today in court today as he is a mate of Slater right?

                    Opps that’s right you haven’t read the book “Dirty Politics” so how would you and your junta know how damaging it is to your glorious NatZ.

                    What a farce for someone like the NatZ who have consistently been leaking dirty politics to the press for years now!

                    This is only now reported to be tearing your beloved NatZ network apart with their leaked emails showing NZ the disturbing filth you deal in.

                    After the election as you mob are shown the door, it wont be hard for you since you are already living somewhere else.

    • weka 4.2

      Tame, pronounced Tah meh.

      What makes you think he won’t work with Key?

    • alwyn 4.3

      Tama Iti working with National, you ask.
      He seemed to think it was possible. When he announced he wanted to stand he said that Maori had done much better being in Government with National than the had ever done prior to that.
      On the other hand he is number 7 on the list, and not standing in an electorate so the party would have to get about 6% or better of the party vote to get him in. The chances of that happening don’t seem very high.

  5. Dont worry. Be happy 5

    @Puckish Rogue….

    Yes seriously, the powerful have never hesitated to murder to preserve their position.

    You can call that X Files if it amuses you.

    Others call it history.

    Why should NZ be immune?

    Who, before the Rainbow Warrior was blown up in Auckland harbour, would have believed that the secret services of an ally would infiltrate a peace movement and try to murder its entire crew?

    • alwyn 5.1

      Well, no-one really.
      There was no question that the French wanted to disrupt the Greenpeace activities and sink the boat.
      They did not think, apparently, that there would be anyone on the boat so saying that they would “try to murder its entire crew?” is pushing things a bit.
      And no, I am not trying to justify any of their actions in any way.

      • Inky 5.1.1

        If you attach a bomb to anything, you’re prepared to kill people, ie in this case you’re prepared to kill all on board. You can’t possibly know who’s going to be on the thing when you detonate your lethal device. And you couldn’t justify their actions if your tried because it can’t be justified. Slip into this country and attack an unarmed vessel? Despicable. The French should never be forgiven for that. Would they have had the nerve to try it on at a US, British or Russian port? Nah, they chose to hit a soft target in a tiny country because they knew there’d be no chance of some serious payback. Gutless.

      • Murray Olsen 5.1.2

        When you have two explosive devices, with one rigged to go off ten minutes or so after the first, your intent is to kill people. The first does some damage and may kill people on the boat, but anyone still able will get off. After a short while, they worry about people still on board or their possessions, and rush back on board. It’s a standard technique.

  6. The greens and Imp sharing power is not going to happen. irrespective of shenanigans going on which I do accept is not a good look, but as puckish rogue indicates is hardly a National Party only issues. National (well Collins did, the rest is just one sided extrapolation) got caught by criminal activity but I am sure on the left there are few thinking there go I, but for the grace of god This is the crux of the impact of this sorry saga in the polls. The general populace see through the spin of both sides here, on the right to play it down, on the left to play it up, however it still does not change the fact that 60pc plus of the country summing national, act, conservatives. UF, nzf , labours right constituency don’t buy the hard left policy of green labour coalition, hence votes are simply shifting around the right, with labour degrading as they are also been seen to be part of dirty politics Dirty politics no matter how dirty is not going to drive kiwis towards hard left socialism. Labour lite with little green influence yes, labour with strong green influence and lunatic fringe, I don’t think so

  7. Adrian 7

    Have you noticed that almost all of the comments from the right on this post have the same prose style, almost identical syntatical flaws, length of sentences and methodology of argument.
    They must have all been written by the same person.

  8. National did rely on the Maori Party, but let’s not forget that the Maori Party itself may not be in such great shape, post September. They don’t look like keeping all their seats.

    I’m slowly resigning myself to this lot being re-elected, dirty politics & all, supported by ACT & Dunne (1 seat each) and Maori Party (1 or 2 seats), with Peters essentially on the throne.

    It’s the last bit that has me most spooked. How would Peters structure a coalition agreement, when so many of his ‘bottom lines’ seem at 180 degrees to Key’s? Which bits would he give away?

    I’m resigning to it, but I think it would be very bad news for the recovery of NZ, and I hope I’m wrong.

    • David H 8.1

      If TricKey and his merry band of Megalomaniacs get back into power. Just watch NZ become the stinking, polluted, latest member of the PIGS. But they are dragging themselves out of their problems. Ours will start on Sept 21.

      It will be sell it, mine it, drill it, and welfare and wages, oh cut them too.

  9. philj 9

    How much are you paid for your comments on ts? If not ‘paid’ , why do you stir? Attention seeking, lonely…? I await your honest response.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • 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
    2 hours 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
    17 hours 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
    23 hours 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    2 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    3 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
    4 days 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
    4 days 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
    4 days 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
    4 days 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
    4 days 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
    4 days 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
    5 days 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
    5 days 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
    5 days ago
  • Poroporoaki: Dame Georgina Kamiria Kirby
    E Te Kōkō Tangiwai, Te Tuhi Mareikura, Te Kākākura Pokai kua riro i a matou. He toka tū moana ākinga ā tai, ākinga ā hau, ākinga ā ngaru tūātea.  Haere atu rā ki te mūrau a te tini, ki te wenerau a te mano.  E tae koe ki ngā rire ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Feedback sought on future of housing and urban development
    New Zealanders are encouraged to have their say on a long-term vision for housing and urban development to guide future work, the Housing Minister Megan Woods has announced. Consultation starts today on a Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD), which will support the long-term direction of Aotearoa ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Clean car package to drive down emissions
    New rebates for electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles start July 1 with up to $8,625 for new vehicles and $3,450 for used. Electric vehicle chargers now available every 75km along most state highways to give Kiwis confidence. Low Emission Transport Fund will have nearly four times the funding by 2023 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Progress towards simpler process for changing sex on birth certificates
    The Government is taking the next step to support transgender, non-binary and intersex New Zealanders, by progressing the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill, Minister of Internal Affairs, Jan Tinetti announced today. “This Government understands that self-identification is a significant issue for transgender, non-binary and intersex New Zealanders, and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Crown speeds up engagement with takutai moana applicants
    The Crown is taking a new approach to takutai moana applications to give all applicants an opportunity to engage with the Crown and better support the Māori-Crown relationship, Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Andrew Little says. Following discussions with applicant groups, the Crown has reviewed the existing takutai moana application ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court opens
    The Minister of Justice, Kris Faafoi, and the Minister for Courts, Aupito William Sio, have welcomed the opening of a new Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment (AODT) Court in Hamilton. The AODT Court (Te Whare Whakapiki Wairua) addresses situations where substance abuse and offending are intertwined. “New Zealanders have told ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • EU and UK FTAs top of list for first ministerial trip since COVID-19
    Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor today announced details of his planned visit to the United Kingdom and European Union next week, where he will hold trade and agriculture discussions to further New Zealand’s economic recovery from COVID-19. The visit will add political weight to ongoing negotiations with both the EU ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Arihia Bennett to chair Royal Commission Ministerial Advisory Group
    Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu chief executive Arihia Bennett MNZM has been appointed chair of the newly appointed Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. “Twenty-eight people from diverse backgrounds across Aotearoa have been selected for the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to the New Zealand Medical Association General Practitioners' Conference, Rotorua
    Ki ngā pou maha o te whare hauora o Aotearoa, kei te mihiTo the pillars of our health system I acknowledge/thank you Ki te ope hapai hauora o roto o tēnei rūma, kei te mihi To our health force here in the room today, I acknowledge/thank you He taura tangata, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Karangahape Road upgrades are streets ahead
    The upgrades to Karangahape Road makes the iconic street more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, attractive and environmentally sustainable, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said at the formal celebration of the completion of the Karangahape Road Enhancements project. The project included widening footpaths supporting a better outdoor dining ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to APEC business event
    E ngā tumu herenga waka, ākina ā ngaru, ākina ā tai ka whakatere ngā waka ki te whakapapa pounamu, otirā, ki Tamaki o ngā waka Tena koutou katoa… To the great leaders assembled, who guided your waka through turbulent times, challenging waters and you continue to navigate your respective waka ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pause on Quarantine Free Travel with Victoria extended
    Following an assessment of the COVID-19 outbreak in greater Melbourne, New Zealand’s Quarantine Free Travel pause with Victoria will continue for a further seven days, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. There are now 93 cases associated with the outbreak in greater Melbourne, spread over four clusters. Contact tracing efforts ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Supplier Diversity Aotearoa Summit: Navigate 2021
    *** Check with delivery *** A mihi to all who have contributed to making today a success – starting with you! As you have explored and navigated government procurement today you will hopefully have reflected on the journey of our people so far – and how you can make a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pukemiro School to close
    Pukemiro Primary School near Huntly will close following years of declining roll numbers, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. “I’ve consulted with the School Commissioner, and this decision acknowledges the fact that the few remaining students from last term are now settled at other nearby schools. “I want to thank ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago