web analytics

Open Mike 10/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 10th, 2017 - 51 comments
Categories: open mike - Tags:

Open mike is your post.

For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy).

Step up to the mike …

51 comments on “Open Mike 10/06/2017 ”

  1. AsleepWhileWalking 1

    Court rules child must die, over ruling parents who crowdfunded for treatment overseas. No other options allowed to be explored. Only 16 other people diagnosed in the world.

    http://www.thedailysheeple.com/death-panel-rules-babys-life-support-must-end-even-though-parents-could-try-other-options_062017

    • Draco T Bastard 1.1

      I’m going to have to say that, in this case, I think the courts made the right decision.

      That child is going to die no matter what and extending its life doesn’t seem to do anything to improve it’s life. It just extends it while maintaining the cruel and possibly painful existence.

      Letting the child die is a mercy.

    • McFlock 1.2

      What dtb said. Sad situation all around.

      A sad situation appropriated by a site with a distinct editorial bent, I might add. “Death panel”? “Best interests of child panel”, more like.

  2. dv 2

    Apparently the total debt in NZ is half a trillion$
    That is about 125,000$ for each person in NZ.
    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11873204

    So that interest cost is ca $5000 for each person in NZ

    • jcuknz 2.1

      I wonder how many treat their ‘credit’ as a monthly account and pay it off each month while accumulating next month’s ….so no interest involved except the small % added to goods and services being bought by vendors?

      • greywarshark 2.1.1

        Wouldn’t that include mortgages? It surely wouldn’t be just measuring credit card transactions. Then there is the huge amount of money that goes into road vehicles, car yards all over the place, with the threecolours of our bright new age featuring, grey, white and black. When you buy a car, whiteware too, on hp you aren’t fiddling round with short term monthly borrowings.

        • dv 2.1.1.1

          ALL debt Grey,Govt, Farm, home, business etc.

        • jcuknz 2.1.1.2

          Well I gave up loans a few years back…. I assume for the discussion that all credit is backed if truly backed which is the major question should there be a crisis.
          My current car was paid for in cash as I didn’t see the benefit of getting 1% on it at my age from a bank. A jap import was old but cheap 🙂 Younger than what it replaced and looked like a new car until I dinted it a few times 🙂

  3. Foreign waka 3

    At last, some sort of coherent statement that cannot be shoved aside with a “we have a plan”..aka Mr Smith.
    And yet, a poison and chemical used in the steel industry is now sanctioned to be added to all drinking water – Fluoride. I know that the opinions are divided but if anyone feels that additional Fluoride is needed to help with cavity prevention – than take it in tablet form. The current way of administering a chemical to all is basically mass medication.

    [TheStandard: A moderator moved this comment to Open Mike as being off topic or irrelevant in the post it was made in. Be more careful in future.]

    • McFlock 3.1

      like iodised table salt 🙄

      • weka 3.1.1

        yes, and fortified foods. But it’s pretty easy to buy non-iodised salt if one wants to. Water is not so easy to find good alternative sources for because of the quantity we use.

        • McFlock 3.1.1.1

          In NZ it’s trivial to find an alternative source for drinking water. And slightly less trivial to filter your entire household supply, if you really want to.

          The differences between decayed/missing/filled tooth rates in school kids in fluoridated vs non-fluoridated water catchments is non-trivial.

          • weka 3.1.1.1.1

            “In NZ it’s trivial to find an alternative source for drinking water.”

            I’ve heard you make that argument before, but as someone who actually does source untreated water (avoiding chlorine), I can tell you it’s not trivial. It takes work, you need transport, a clean source of water, ways to store it that are safe etc.

            I haven’t argued against fluoridated water, nor have I suggested that we stop fluoridating and do nothing else and let kids get tooth decay, so I’d appreciate it if you wouldn’t imply those arguments.

            • McFlock 3.1.1.1.1.1

              It’s as difficult as going to the supermarket. That’s pretty trivial, these days.

              As for the arguments I was “implying”, the actual reason I brought up the DMFT rates is because it shows there is a need for a population-based intervention. There is no better intervention than one that’s opt-out, tasteless, and odourless, and that also happens to be the cheapest and provides the most coverage of the population.

    • greywarshark 3.2

      Pure water could be classed as mass medication. And it’s available, being able to run it out of the taps when needed. Marvellous. And it’s good that it’s safe to drink trustingly. Don’t knock treating it for bugs or for some efficacious reason a small amount of chemical is put into it. If that chemical has other uses, just make sure it’s quality and strength are right before putting in the water.

      Life requires some risk be taken every day. I wonder that you scaredy cats can bear to stand on the pavement in case a mad cyclist or a drugged driver ploughs into you. Perhaps you have OCD. People with that can have that obssessive desire to wash their hands. The germs that we need for living are being killed off by customer fears that prompt companies to sell disinfectant hand washes.

      • weka 3.2.1

        They were talking about fluoride for controlling tooth decay in kids, which is different than chlorinating water to prevent gastro illness. But lots of places in NZ have had non-chlorinated water. It tastes better, and many people don’t want to drink chlorinated water for other health reasons. Since Havelock North there is a push to chlorinate all water supplies in NZ, because the systems we have in place are breaking down. It’s very poor design and a huge signal that there is something very wrong with the way we treat water. It also says go ahead, put cow shit in the water and we’ll throw some chemicals in before it gets to the tap to stop you getting sick. That’s fucked up on a number of levels.

        • greywarshark 3.2.1.1

          Fluoride or chlorine in small doses, will be good on a temporary basis till we solve the problems they are controlling. It isn’t a good idea to say do nothing while we wait for the cure.

          • Molly 3.2.1.1.1

            We are on rural tank water. No added fluoride in tablet form, and none of the children have ever had cavities.

            Toothbrushing with standard toothpaste – without the recommended flossing – seems to be doing the trick.

            • McFlock 3.2.1.1.1.1

              lucky for you.

            • Robert Guyton 3.2.1.1.1.2

              Molly – do your children have a diet that’s significantly different from most other NZ children, do you think? Do they drink water rather than sodee-pop 🙂 Your no-flossing comment is very interesting and something I’ve been looking at for a while now. No cavities is a big plus, well done all of you!

              • Molly

                Actually, our children drank quite a bit of juice when they were younger – oldest is coming up to 21. But never from bottles or sippee cups – only water from any of those. (Didn’t want them to have any sugar sitting in their mouths from using those vessels, so had an only water rule when in use).

                Also, starting cleaning their teeth from a very young age. Used a facecloth with a very small amount of child toothpaste on it as soon as their teeth starting coming through. Bought them rotating toothbrushes as soon as they were responsible for brushing their own teeth, because I read somewhere it improved the brushing.

                (Although we got away with cost of not requiring dental treatment for cavities, we weren’t so lucky with orthodontics. Past the $20K mark and still going)

          • McFlock 3.2.1.1.2

            Fluoride is permanent, chlorine should be temporary until more palatable and sustainable treatments can be arranged (or the water source is cleaned up).

            Fluoride is a supplement that offsets a nutrient shortage resulting from our NZ geology, like iodine is. In some parts of the world they need to actively remove fluoride because the levels are many times the safe dose, and can cause problems well beyond teeth at those levels.

          • weka 3.2.1.1.3

            Plenty of places in NZ have had no chlorine in their water supply and have had clean water. Still do. The adding of chlorine now because of what happened in Havelock North is not needed and is happening because as a society we think we can fix things by throwing chemicals at them. So we’re going to chlorinate clean water in preparation for when the water source becomes so polluted that it’s dangerous at the tap. Think about that.

            • McFlock 3.2.1.1.3.1

              Yep, agree 100%

              On the flipside, Dunedin has shown that even an abysmal water supply can be cleaned up significantly. 30-odd years ago it had an “E” grade and it was like drinking swimming pool water, there was that much chlorine in the supply. After much development it’s massively improved. Not perfect, lots of people still use filters and some suburbs are better than others, but if you don’t have an overly sensitive sense of taste it’s fine.

            • jcuknz 3.2.1.1.3.2

              But I assume we need the income from our dairy herds, or sheep flocks? to pay for the flouride and other ‘desirable’ things …. modern life is a balance of bad and good. I see as desirable a reduction of those poor polluting creatures.

  4. The Chairman 4

    Julie Anne Genter’s Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis and Other Matters) Amendment Bill 

    Will it get the required parliamentary support?

    The notion seems to have overwhelming public support.

  5. What happened with the greens in the UK?

  6. Treetop 7

    “Fewer than 70 out of 11645 NZ foreign trusts have registered under tougher new disclosure requirements with only three weeks left to go before the final deadline, the Green Party said today.”

    Green party website.

  7. Treetop 8

    “Fewer than 70 out of 11645 NZ foreign trusts have registered under tougher new disclosure requirements with only three weeks left to go before the final deadline, the Green Party said today.”

    Green Party website.

  8. saveNZ 9

    106-year-old woman, suffragette’s daughter denied vote in UK election

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/world/2017/06/106-year-old-woman-suffragette-s-daughter-denied-vote-in-uk-election.html

    P.S. She was going to vote Labour.

  9. adam 10

    Am I the only one who called this, a Tory win but they have lost. Labour lost, but have won, social democracy is back on the table.

    I hope all the ideological liberals get that their policies are crap, and people don’t want them.

    If NZ labour don’t shift, they will gift National a 4th term.

    Because if you are having liberalism as then dominate ideology, you may as well have the ones who are honest about it – rather than flaccid whinger wannabees.

  10. Muttonbird 11

    Peter Dunne angling in on Julie-Anne Genter just like he did with Andrea Vance.

    Perhaps this sad old man who has a history of getting the wrong end of the stick with young women colleagues thought he could influence Genter in ways similar to when he tried to influence Vance.

    Time to go, you tired old dipshit. Although I haven’t heard of O’Conner doing the necessary ground work Ohariu to make this happen.

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/332716/dunne-says-medicinal-cannabis-bill-unworkable

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Keynote address to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand conference
    Speech to the CAANZ conference - November 19, 2020 Thank you, Greg, (Greg Haddon, MC) for the welcome. I’d like to acknowledge John Cuthbertson from CAANZ, the Commissioner of Inland Revenue Naomi Ferguson, former fellow MP and former Minister of Revenue, Peter Dunne, other guest speakers and CAANZ members. I ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Expert independent advisory group appointed to strengthen the future of Māori broadcasting
    A panel of seven experts are adding their support to help shape the future of Māori broadcasting, Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson has announced today. “Today I will meet with some of the most experienced Māori broadcasters, commentators and practitioners in the field. They have practical insights on the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Government to review housing settings
    New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus is on improving access to the housing market for first home buyers and ensuring house price growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Crown accounts reflect Govt’s careful economic management
    The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance before gains and losses, or OBEGAL, was in deficit. However that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Community launch marks next step in addressing racism in education
    The launch of Te Hurihanganui in Porirua today is another important milestone in the work needed to address racism in the education system and improve outcomes for Māori learners and their whānau, Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis says. Budget 2019 included $42 million over three years to put Te Hurihanganui ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government to consider recommendations on DNA use in criminal investigations
    The Minister of Justice has received the Law Commission’s recommending changes to the law governing the way DNA is used in criminal investigations. The report, called The Use of DNA in Criminal Investigations – Te Whahamahi I te Ira Tangata I ngā Mātai Taihara, recommends new legislation to address how ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Speech to Wakatū Nelson regional hui on trade
    First, I want to express my thanks to Te Taumata for this hui and for all the fantastic work you are doing for Māori in the trade space. In the short time that you’ve been operating you’ve already contributed an enormous amount to the conversation, and developed impressive networks.  I ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Speech to Primary Industries Summit
    Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today about the significant contribution the food and fibres sector makes to New Zealand and how this Government is supporting that effort. I’d like to start by acknowledging our co-Chairs, Terry Copeland and Mavis Mullins, my colleague, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Fast track referrals will speed up recovery and boost jobs and home building
    The Government is taking action to increase jobs, speed up the economic recovery and build houses by putting three more projects through its fast track approval process. “It’s great to see that the fast-track consenting process is working. Today we have referred a mix of potential projects that, if approved, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Papakāinga provides critically needed homes in Hastings
    A papakāinga opened today by the Minister for Māori Development the Hon Willie Jackson will provide whānau with much needed affordable rental homes in Hastings. The four home papakāinga in Waiōhiki is the first project to be completed under the ‘Hastings Place Based’ initiative. This initiative is a Government, Hastings ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New Zealand ready to host APEC virtually
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While this isn’t an in-person meeting, it will be one ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Revival of Māori Horticulturists
    The rapid revival of Māori horticulture was unmistakeable at this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy Awards, with 2020 marking the first time this iconic Māori farming event was dedicated to horticulture enterprises. Congratulating finalists at the Awards, Māori Development Minister Willie Jackson said growing large-scale māra kai is part of Māori DNA. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Emergency benefit to help temporary visa holders
    From 1 December, people on temporary work, student or visitor visas who can’t return home and or support themselves may get an Emergency Benefit from the Ministry of Social Development, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today. Previously, temporary visa holders in hardship because of COVID-19 have had ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • School sustainability projects to help boost regional economies
    Forty one schools from the Far North to Southland will receive funding for projects that will reduce schools’ emissions and save them money, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. This is the second round of the Sustainability Contestable Fund, and work will begin immediately. The first round announced in April ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Farmer-led projects to improve water health in Canterbury and Otago
    More than $6 million will be spent on helping farmers improve the health of rivers, wetlands, and habitat biodiversity in Canterbury and Otago, as well as improving long-term land management practices, says Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. Four farmer-led catchment group Jobs for Nature projects have between allocated between $176,000 and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Tupu Aotearoa continues expansion to Pacific communities in Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman & Northl...
    Pacific communities in Nelson, Marlborough, Tasman and Northland will benefit from the expansion of the Tupu Aotearoa programme announced today by the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio. The programme provides sustainable employment and education pathways and will be delivered in partnership with three providers in Northland and two ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New primary school and classrooms for 1,200 students in South Island
    Education Minister Chris Hipkins unveiled major school building projects across the South Island during a visit to Waimea College in Nelson today. It’s part of the Government’s latest investment of $164 million to build new classrooms and upgrade schools around the country. “Investments like this gives the construction industry certainty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Minister of Māori Development pays tribute to Rudy Taylor
      Today the Minister of Māori Development, alongside other Government Ministers and MP’s said their final farewells to Nga Puhi Leader Rudy Taylor.  “Rudy dedicated his life to the betterment of Māori, and his strong approach was always from the ground up, grassroots, sincere and unfaltering”  “Over the past few ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Prime Minister to attend APEC Leaders’ Summit
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will attend the annual APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and associated events virtually today and tomorrow. “In a world where we cannot travel due to COVID-19, continuing close collaboration with our regional partners is key to accelerating New Zealand’s economic recovery,” Jacinda Ardern said. “There is wide ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Speech to Infrastructure NZ Symposium
    Tena Koutou, Tena Koutou and thank you for inviting me to speak to you today. This is a critical time for New Zealand as we respond to the damage wreaked by the global COVID-19 pandemic. It is vital that investment in our economic recovery is well thought through, and makes ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pike River 10 Year Anniversary Commemorative Service
    Tēnei te mihi ki a tātau katoa e huihui nei i tēnei rā Ki a koutou ngā whānau o te hunga kua riro i kōnei – he mihi aroha ki a koutou Ki te hapori whānui – tēnā koutou Ki ngā tāngata whenua – tēnā koutou Ki ngā mate, e ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Huge investment in new and upgraded classrooms to boost construction jobs
    Around 7,500 students are set to benefit from the Government’s latest investment of $164 million to build new classrooms and upgrade schools around the country. “The election delivered a clear mandate to accelerate our economic recovery and build back better. That’s why we are prioritising construction projects in schools so more ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Keeping Pike River Mine promises 10 years on
    Ten years after the Pike River Mine tragedy in which 29 men lost their lives while at work, a commemorative service at Parliament has honoured them and their legacy of ensuring all New Zealand workplaces are safe. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the event, along with representatives of the Pike ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Additional testing to strengthen border and increase safety of workers
    New testing measures are being put in place to increase the safety of border workers and further strengthen New Zealand’s barriers against COVID-19, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “These strengthened rules – to apply to all international airports and ports – build on the mandatory testing orders we’ve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • More public housing delivered in Auckland
    The Government’s investment in public housing is delivering more warm, dry homes with today’s official opening of 82 new apartments in New Lynn by the Housing Minister Megan Woods. The Thom Street development replaces 16 houses built in the 1940s, with brand new fit-for-purpose public housing that is in high ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Agreement advanced to purchase up to 5 million COVID-19 vaccines
    The Government has confirmed an in-principle agreement to purchase up to 5 million COVID-19 vaccines – enough for 5 million people – from Janssen Pharmaceutica, subject to the vaccine successfully completing clinical trials and passing regulatory approvals in New Zealand, says Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods. “This agreement ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Jobs for Nature funding will leave a conservation legacy for Waikanae awa
    Ninety-two jobs will be created to help environmental restoration in the Waikanae River catchment through $8.5 million of Jobs for Nature funding, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan announced today. “The new funding will give a four-year boost to the restoration of the Waikanae awa, and is specifically focussed on restoration through ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New Dunedin Hospital project progresses to next stage
    As the new Dunedin Hospital project progresses, the Government is changing the oversight group to provide more technical input, ensure continued local representation, and to make sure lessons learnt from Dunedin benefit other health infrastructure projects around the country. Concept design approval and the release of a tender for early ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Jump in apprentice and trainee numbers
    The number of New Zealanders taking up apprenticeships has increased nearly 50 percent, and the number of female apprentices has more than doubled. This comes as a Government campaign to raise the profile of vocational education and training (VET) begins. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • ReBuilding Nations Symposium 2020 (Infrastructure NZ Conference opening session)
    Tena koutou katoa and thank you for the opportunity to be with you today. Can I acknowledge Ngarimu Blair, Ngati Whatua, and Mayor Phil Goff for the welcome. Before I start with my substantive comments, I do want to acknowledge the hard work it has taken by everyone to ensure ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand's biosecurity champions honoured
    Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor has paid tribute to the winners of the 2020 New Zealand Biosecurity Awards. “These are the people and organisations who go above and beyond to protect Aotearoa from pests and disease to ensure our unique way of life is sustained for future generations,” Damien O’Connor says. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Tourism Industry Aotearoa Conference
    speech to Tourism Industry Aotearoa annual summit Te Papa,  Wellington Introduction Nau mai, haere mai Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, Ka nui te mihi, ki a koutou. Thank you Tourism Industry Aotearoa for hosting today’s Summit. In particular, my acknowledgements to TIA Chair Gráinne Troute and Chief Executive Chris Roberts. You ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Supermarkets announced as Government’s second market study
    The Government has today launched a market study to ensure New Zealanders are paying a fair price for groceries.   “Supermarkets are an integral part of our communities and economy, so it’s important to ensure that Kiwis are getting a fair deal at the checkout,” Minister of Commerce and Consumer ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Masks to be worn on Auckland public transport and all domestic flights
    Masks will need to be worn on all public transport in Auckland and in and out of Auckland and on domestic flights throughout the country from this Thursday, Minister for COVID-19 Response Chris Hipkins said today. “I will be issuing an Order under the COVID-19 Response Act requiring the wearing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand signs Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
    Increase to New Zealand’s GDP by around $2 billion each year Increase opportunities for NZ exporters to access regional markets Cuts red tape and offers one set of trade rules across the Asia Pacific region New government procurement, competition policy and electronic commerce offers NZ exporters increased business opportunities Prime ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Minister acknowledges students as exams begin
    Education Minister Chris Hipkins has recognised the extraordinary challenges students have faced this year, ahead of NCEA and New Zealand Scholarship exams which begin on Monday. “I want to congratulate students for their hard work during a year of unprecedented disruption, and I wish students all the best as ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Prime Minister meets with key ASEAN and East Asia Summit partners
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today attended the ASEAN-New Zealand Commemorative Summit and discussed with Leaders a range of shared challenges facing the Indo-Pacific region, including: The ongoing management of the COVID-19 pandemic; The importance of working collectively to accelerate economic recovery; and Exploring further opportunities for partners to work more ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Veterans Affairs Summit held in Korea
    A Ministerial Summit on Veterans’ Affairs was held in the Republic of Korea this week. Ministers with veteran responsibilities were invited from all 22 countries that had been part of the United Nations Forces during the Korean War (1950 – 1953). The Summit marked the 70th anniversary of the outbreak ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Clear direction set for the education system, skills prioritised
    The Government has released a set of priorities for early learning through to tertiary education and lifelong learning to build a stronger, fairer education system that delivers for all New Zealanders. “The election delivered a clear mandate from New Zealanders to accelerate our plan to reduce inequalities and make more ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • A Progressive Agenda
    Speech to the Climate Change + Business Conference, November 12, 2020 Tena koutou katoa Thank you for inviting me to speak here today. It is great to see us all come together for a common cause: to redefine our future in the face of unprecedented times.  Covid-19 and climate change are ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago