web analytics

Open Mike 13/02/2019

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 13th, 2019 - 52 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 …

52 comments on “Open Mike 13/02/2019 ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez’s five minute video of her asking questions about campaign financing is now the most viewed video featuring a politician on Twitter of all time …

    The video is at https://thestandard.org.nz/the-problems-with-americas-political-system/

  2. Andre 2

    What they really said at the SOTU.

  3. rata 3

    Very very weak 2/10.

  4. ianmac 4

    The primary purpose of the proposed new conservative right party might be to simply leak a percentage point or two from NZF. Sink NZF and the gate opens wider for National.

    • Chris T 4.1

      If people really want to take that last poll seriously then it isn’t really needed if this is the case.

    • Peter 4.2

      The primary purpose of one of the new parties might be for the founder/leader to try to get acceptance. After being turned away by sundry others in his quest for recognition he has decided the only way to get it is to start his own party.

      If none of the others want him how is he to find enough acceptance from the general public to get enough support to affect NZF or be of any use to National in any way?

  5. Andre 5

    Beto shows us there’s a better way to respond to Darth Drumpf’s orgasms of hate than to just protest and feed the hate narrative. Hold a counter-rally to showcase an alternative.


  6. One Two 6

     A property owner could be forced to trim their trees if they interfere with their neighbour’s wireless broadband, according to a High Court judgment – and a top lawyer says the decision could spark a flurry of legal action.

    “Some people just want trees gone, and would rather rip out an entire row of trees than put a trench across their garden so their broadband antenna can be located away from their house or office.”

    Due to weaker signals at higher frequencies required for next generations 5G + wireless networks, greater density of cell tower technology is required by all carrier networks…

    Councils will lease out public amenities, cut and remove trees and foliage which ‘interfers’ and private property owners can cut trees and force neighbours to do the same

  7. Morrissey 7

    Definitive proof that weasels can talk.

    • adam 7.1

      When your corporations own gold, diamond and other mines in Venezuela you bet a liberal tard like Trudeau is going to support the overthrow of a legitimate government.

      How else do you keep the poor, poor, and shit on workers.

  8. adam 8

    As always, smart stuff from Danny Glover

  9. mosa 9

    No surprises here.

    Anne-Marie Brady break-ins: Police investigation hits dead end

    An investigation into a burglary and other incidents reported by prominent China critic Anne-Marie Brady is unresolved and police say they have no further lines of enquiry.

    Anne-Marie Brady Anne-Marie Brady Photo: Supplied
    Canterbury University professor Anne-Marie Brady has said her office has been broken into twice, her house burgled, her car tampered with and she has received a threatening letter after she published a paper on the influence of the Chinese Communist Party in the Pacific.

    “Professor Brady has reported a number of incidents which have occurred since late 2017 including a burglary at her home, two break-ins at her university office, damage to her vehicle, and a series of anonymous phone calls,” Detective Superintendent Stu Allsop-Smith said.

    “Police have taken these incidents very seriously and a lengthy, detailed and extensive investigation has been conducted.

    “This has involved all necessary police resources including detailed forensic analysis, interviews and expert advice.

    “The burglaries and other matters reported remain unresolved at this time.”

    Mr Allsop-Smith said at this point there were no further lines of enquiry to pursue unless new information became available.

    “Any new information will be carefully assessed to determine what, if any, evidential relevance it may have,” he said in a statement.

    Police and the university would continue to provide her with updated advice, including security advice if required, and maintain an active response plan, Mr Allsop-Smith said.

    International academics, researchers and human rights advocates wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern last year in support of Prof Brady.

  10. Morrissey 10

    Huawei could well be, in fact, just like New Zealand Rugby

    If it can be demonstrated that Huawei cheats cynically and relentlessly, that is.

    • CHCoff 10.1

      Agreed, the male game of NZ Rugby has taken what’s good and completely abused it in it’s administration. Over rated Average bunch of cheating twits & liability to NZ.

      • Cinny 10.1.1

        Apologies for thread jumping… but

        CHCoff was thinking of you the other day, they did a back burn on the fire here… when I heard it I thought.. hmmm I wonder if CHCoff gave them some advice 🙂

        • CHCoff

          We all wanted the fire to be dealt to.

          There’s more to NZ community than just it’s placid exterior.

    • rata 10.2

      New Zealand rugby is like google.
      Fast, exciting, colourful, modern, popular, successful, the world’s best.

  11. OnceWasTim 11


    Is it possible the neo-liberal brains of Britain and business sages might start to realise we’ve reached peak bottom in terms of wages and conditions.
    May be they might also start to realise that if your business has to rely on paying pittances on which a person cannot survive, then maybe the business isn’t actually viable.
    Even the wage-slaved cheap labour immigrants are starting to leave, as indebted as they are because of false promises NZ Inc. was a party to, and past lack of enforcement of employment standards..

    • indiana 11.1

      An excellent argument for driverless trains.

    • rata 11.2

      No (legally) employed New Zealander is paid a pittance.
      Most low earners receive top ups and other allowances.
      Most of these folk over time will move into a better income bracket .
      The outlook for 99% of Kiwis is generally good.

      • OnceWasTim 11.2.1

        So that would be why many drivers chose to leave would it? And go to places like Tasmania and elsewhere. Keep telling yourself that @Rata – you’ll go far. Your ideology and rote learnings precede you going forward.

        And by the way – it isn’t just about being paid a pittance.
        And yes, the outlook for 99% is NOW a little better, though if many in that 99% had to ‘cash up’ tomorrow, they’d realise just how indebted they really are.

        And what have you to say about the (illegally) employed New Zealanders or the immigrant that was enticed to NZ with false promises?

      • OnceWasTim 11.2.2

        @ Rata: I’d be interested to know what your explanation is for a public transport system in Wellington that has now gone bugger up.
        Is there an explanation you could provide the greater Wellington region’s citizenry as to why they had a workable and patronised system, and now they don’t?

        And once you’ve given that explanation, there’ll probably be some consultant’s role whose mission it is to attract people back onto public transport. Currently there are a good many former patrons that have realised that they may as well opt for an Uber – especially if more than one is travelling, and they get door-door service.

      • vto 11.2.3

        rata you dick…

        Low paid workers in New Zealand, and the taxpayers, subsidise their bosses businesses. They suffer no or poor housing, insufficient income to survive on, and have little to no job security, so that the boss has a business. Where is the free market???

        It is wholly wrong.

        I have no respect for these business owners – the sooner they fail the better. They should f&#k off

    • Gabby 11.3

      They will take it as proof that the ghastly ingrates don’t deserve jobs and public transport isn’t feasible timbo.

  12. mosa 12

    This contribution is by Gerard Otto writing on the T.D.B

    So far Bridges is distinguished by his record low popularity and ability to train wreck his own party to boot.

    Judith may think she is playing the long game too but as they say in the famous Aussie Film “The Castle” – tell her she’s dreaming.

    Most of the National party will not allow her to get her hands on power and the overall electorate don’t trust her nor like her.

    Simon has been relentless in his denial about his own failings and this trait should frighten the pants off everyone.

    Simon cannot stand too much scrutiny, and when the public get a glimpse of how he really operates under the charade he presents – they are gob smacked.

    Don’t forget this man is under a police investigation regarding his part in election donations and we have not yet heard a word from the police about those matters.

    Under pressure Simon has run away to get his story straight first, which is what you have to do, if you are liar or out of touch with all the facts you should know.

    On several occasions the “Prime Minister in waiting” has fled the press and ran under a rock to hide when the heat was on.

    All sins are forgiven by his partisan, ever hopeful supporters who will vote for any old monkey driving the blue bus.

    Yet the majority of the voting public are increasingly becoming away of the dishonesty of this man.

    His ridiculous claims did not stand up to the facts.

    Time and time again – he said things that were factually incorrect.

    Think petrol prices and how it is all about tax when it is really more about our exchange rate and the price of crude oil.

    Think business confidence and how it will kill our economy when in fact it’s just a reflection of National getting over the election.

    Think industrial action and how it only just happened when it’s roots are in years of being underpaid or contract cycles.

    Think fossil fuels and a just transition and how much was made about consultation versus seeing that not one job has been lost and there’s ten years before we stop drilling.

    Think how Bridges claimed Labour promised no new taxes – when they claimed no new taxes beyond those they had already committed to.

    All topics Simon Bridges has deliberately told half truths about – trying to pin responsibility on the Coalition and it’s policies.

    This opposition for opposition’s sake, flies in the face of the longer term solutions this country really needs.

    It harms New Zealand and the majority can see that.

    Shouting slogans and half truths just galvanises the majority to keep the harmful pretender from the throne.

    The fear that such a person might wield power doubles the effort to resist the manipulations of National.

    There’s a strong resistance to dropping the standard so far down from the heights of international acclaim to the pits of dishonesty and cronyism.

    It’s a disgrace that over 40% of New Zealanders are so entrenched in their ideologies and misinformed by a dysfunctional fourth estate that they are impervious to facts and reason.

    So we are polarised but never more passionately so than now.

    Most kiwis have not forgotten Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett and Judith Collins and what they did to New Zealand during those nine long years.

    The $120 Million meth testing scam that evicted hundreds of kiwis onto the street, the under spending on hospitals, the spilt milk at Oravida, the Panama Papers, the dirty dirty politics, the facilitation of record OECD homelessness, the extinction of 75% of New Zealand’s fresh water fish, the sealing up of Pike River Mine, the backs turned upon Waitangi, the Housing Crisis that accelerated house price inflation – something they all denied and a host of other transgressions against our citizens.

    These people are not fit to govern.

    This stuff cuts deep into the hearts and minds of the majority so no matter how much smoke they blow up the ass of the “Prime Minister in waiting” that is NOT going to happen on our watch!!!

    Gerard Otto is an activist and a writer.

    • greywarshark 12.1

      Was this broadcast – if so can you give us the link? It would be easier to listen to than to read this series of sentences strung down the page. I have found the bricks of words difficult to follow but didn’t realise that sentences not grouped in a paragraph that makes one point is just as bad.

  13. Cinny 13

    Quite like this idea from Chris Hipkins

    Looking forward to learning more about it..

    “Sixteen New Zealand Industry Training Providers will merge into a single entity under a massive overhaul of the industry proposed by Education Minister Chris Hipkins.

    With the polytechnics and technical institutes facing what one commentator called a “perfect storm” of demographic shift and government policy changes, Hipkins on Wednesday released his proposal to strengthen the “broken” sector.

    The proposals would also see industry and employers have greater say over the sector, as well as more distance and “blended” learning.”


    • mary_a 13.1

      Cinny (13) … Can hear them already …

      OMG OMG creeping communism … OMG OMG OMG /sarc.

      Seriously though, from what I’ve read about it, it seems like a good idea. However, I want to know more about it.

      • Cinny 13.1.1

        ROFL!!! Makes me laugh what you said, because the nat’s are attacking government re not being friendly enough with communist China

  14. joe90 14


  15. Jimmy 15

    Who the hell is Iris Krzyzosiak? I have no time for Sean Plunket but that interview was painful to listen to.

  16. mary_a 16

    Watched Parliament this afternoon. Simon Britches was somewhat subdued and a little on the quiet side. No shouting or screeching across the house at Jacinda, looking apoplectic as is the case normally with him when he’s in vocal mode. Something must be bothering/distracting the leader of the Opposition …. hmm!

    Jacinda, while in her usual sharp form, responded to questions concisely and quickly, seemed a little cross. Could have been about the unnecessary Select Committee BS from Natz earlier today, of which nothing was mentioned in the House today.

    When Jami-Lee Ross was called on to put across the first of his allocated two questions, several Natz MPs quickly turned their heads to look at him, then turned away smartly. Maybe they were a bit concerned on what topic his questions would be based on … guilty consciences perhaps? Have to say, JLR did look well.

  17. greywarshark 17

    The government should find money that they can’t find to pay doctors working to identify and treat people who are just ill, undiagnosed, in pain etc. It is so unfair that the middle classes can’t have the full use of the guarantee on their comfortable lives and are complaining about being short-changed.

    New drugs have extended terminally ill breast cancer patients’ lives by months and years. And while they’re available overseas, they’re not funded here, meaning NZ patients are dying far quicker than in other developed countries. Alex Perrottet reports.

    It used to be that people hoped for a cure, now they know they are dying and want the government to spend an arm and a leg on an extra few months of life. What is reasonable. Other people have to put up with sleeping anywhere, never having any money for more than the basics. Do these women think we have a money tree? It is a nasty trick to cheated of your expected years and die while you are young. Perhaps they need to take out a special insurance policy at birth that will pay for the extra $000’s for drugs and treatments, so much per day.

    Perhaps people can have a month to say goodbye to everyone and then start their decline without the extra medication. They certainly do not have the right to hold death at bay for long at great cost. Leaders might attempt this, but the ordinary people don’t have the right to take up scarce medical care.

  18. greywarshark 18

    Bryan Gould on his blogsite talking about a book he co-authored about Britain in mid January 2019:

    I am delighted to report that a new book, co-authored by my long-time colleague, John Mills, and myself was published in London last week by W H Allen. The book is called “Call To Action” and comprises a powerful argument for addressing the major problems that have now held back the British economy for decades.

    Those problems include a damaging loss of competitiveness, a policy blind spot on the importance of the exchange rate, a perennial and debilitating foreign payments deficit, the perilous decline of manufacturing, and the futile focus on the government deficit as the prime goal of policy.

    The book provides a carefully researched case for taking action now before it is too late and could offer the way to better outcomes following the May election.

    Call to Action by John Mills and Bryan Gould

    The bolded piece is because it sounds exactly like NZ. How come?: They are big, we are small. If someone would like to tell me why I am very silly thinking that
    I would welcome a different understanding of it.

    Funny that there is to be a May election – with Theresa May involved. That may be one to remember!

  19. Eco Maori 19

    This is just a taste of whats to come from our 21,s century comunacation device that is why Eco Maori has BIG concern,s about AI even the people who are paided to stop crime are baffled enough said.
    Cryptopia breach highlights gaps in cybersecurity, and cryptocurrency regulation, experts say
    Claims a further $260,000 has been stolen from Christchurch-based cryptocurrency company Cryptopia are “not correct”, police say. (Video first published January 31, 2019)
    Christchurch-based cryptocurrency exchange Cryptopia suffered a security breach almost a month ago. Customers have no idea what’s happened to their funds, while police remain tight-lipped about the investigation. Little is being said, but there’s a lot to learn from this case so far, experts say. KATIE KENNY reports.
    If you follow the news, you may have heard about the “significant” losses of cryptocurrency after a security breach at Christchurch-based exchange Cryptopia. The online currency trading platform is said to have as many as 1.4 million registered users. Millions of dollars’ worth of tokens were stolen.
    Cryptocurrency can be difficult to understand. So let’s try and use the example of an ordinary bank heist to illustrate what happened.
    Let’s say a bank in Christchurch was robbed. Customers first noticed something was wrong when they tried to log into their online accounts and saw a message saying the site was in “unscheduled maintenance” mode.
    The robbers weren’t in a hurry. They’d got hold of the master keys, and locked everyone else out. Then, they’d changed the locks. So they took their time, stuffing sacks with valuables, smuggling them out through tunnels, shipping them overseas.
    Today, almost a month later, the windows are still dark. Customers can’t access their accounts. The investigation is ongoing, with few updates.
    The combined worth of tokens stolen from Cryptopia’s digital wallets is unclear. On January 13, it’s estimated more than $5 million was transferred to an unknown digital wallet. The following day, the website was down. On January 15, Cryptopia admitted a “security breach” and said “appropriate government agencies” had been notified. But New York-based analyst Max Galka, of Elementus, said in his blog that funds continued being drained until January 17. He estimated the total value of stolen tokens at around US$16m (NZ$24m).
    Cryptocurrencies stolen from exchanges and scammed from investors totalled around US$1.7 billion (NZ$2.5b) in 2018, up 400 per cent from the previous year, according to United States cybersecurity firm CipherTrace. Internationally speaking, the Cryptopia breach was relatively small – being in the tens rather than hundreds of millions.
    Do you know more about the Cryptopia hack? Email Katie.kenny@stuff.co.nz
    But it was “different” from other high profile hacks, Galk wrote. Namely, because it seemed to go on for several days: “The lack of urgency on the part of the thieves is striking.” Another unusual factor was that funds were taken from more than 76,000 different wallets.
    A likely explanation for both these things is that the offenders gained access to the server holding the private keys. From there, they could have downloaded and wiped the keys, leaving Cryptopia unable to access its own wallets, and the authorities stuck on the outside of this digital bank.
    How is all this known? Owing to the blockchain technology underlying cryptocurrencies, the stolen funds are hiding in plain sight. They’re visible, but anonymous. “Pseudo-anonymous,” explains Guy Kloss, a blockchain architect at SingleSource Ltd.
    It can be difficult for people to understand why the illegal transactions can’t simply be reversed. But on the blockchain (the secure database, or ledger), transactions are recorded across many, many computers simultaneously, with no single authority controlling and verifying the authenticity of the data. The system is based on pure mathematics, on cryptography. And keys.
    If you want to trade cryptocurrencies, you need a private and a public key to prove you are who you say you are. (The public key is like a business card, while the private key unlocks your online identity.) The keys are verified by the worldwide network of computers, and the payment proceeds.
    Banks aren’t that secure. If you hack into a bank’s computer system, you can, potentially, get money out. But if you try to get tokens out of a blockchain system, the network will stop you, because it can’t prove you own those funds.
    So if someone else gets hold of your private keys, it’s game over. They can transfer money, change the keys, lock you out. And the transactions can’t be reversed, any more than those valuables could have been sucked back up an .
    Ka kite ano links below P.S I want to say more

  20. Eco Maori 20

    Eco Maori Thanks Stuff and the reporter and Green Peace for getting this story out to the Tangata/people read on and you will see why Eco Maori puts the gloves on when It come,s to shonky and his national party puppets they just want power to full there trough,s and leave te tangata who are owed by the crown heaps what drips off there plates $001 cent in the dollar. Lets get this STRAIGHT I don,t mind BILLIONAIRE,s so long as the pay there taxes and earned there money hounestly humanely and from were Eco Maori see there ain,t many of those a few may be.
    The multimillion dollar public land sales scheme, tenure review, will be stopped
    The Government intends to scrap the contentious land reforms known as tenure review, following a scathing internal report which pointed to multiple failings in the process.
    An announcement on the cancellation is imminent, according to multiple people with knowledge of the Government’s plans.
    The reforms – which began informally in the early 1990s but were adopted formally in 1998 – concerned hundreds of Crown-owned farms that were leased to pastoral farmers.
    The voluntary tenure review process broke up those leases: Part of the land went into private ownership, with the remainder entering the conservation estate.

    Critics of the reforms have said the resulting privatisation of land handed some of New Zealand’s most valuable land to wealthy property developers, often at a cost to the Crown.
    Some of those who bought land that was formerly Crown leases include{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{ Peter Thiel,}}}}}}}}}}}} Graham Hart, and{{{{{ shonky John Key.}}}}} Some of the most expensive properties advertised for sale in New Zealand are on former pastoral leases.
    In numerous cases, land that was privatised by the Crown for significantly less than market value was quickly on-sold for enormous profits.
    A Stuff investigation in 2018 found that tenure review had cost taxpayers around $65m, and resulted in the privatisation of nearly half a million hectares of once Crown-owned land, some of which had become property developments and luxury golf courses.
    Supporters of the process, however, say the nature of the Crown lease meant the leaseholders had significant rights over the land, and were thus entitled to most of the benefits of privatisation.
    Tenure review resulted in around 400,000ha of leasehold land entering the conservation estate, which led to the creation of several conservation parks.
    The decision to scrap the process appears to be driven by an internal report conducted by Land Information New Zealand (Linz), which manages tenure review on behalf of the Commissioner of Crown Lands Ka kite ano links below P.S SOCIALISM FOR The 00.1 %




  21. Eco Maori 21

    Eco Maori backs school tamariki striking for climate change as they see there reality is going to be a big mess if they behave like there fathers and only look at brexit and trump as they will have to clean up OUR MESS kia kaha stay strong.
    Environmental activism
    Academics back UK schools’ climate change strikes
    More than 200 sign letter to the Guardian saying pupils right to be angry at inaction
    School climate strike children’s brave stand has our support
    More than 200 academics have voiced their support for this week’s school climate strikes, in which thousands of young people are expected to take to the streets in towns and cities across the UK.
    The academics, including almost 100 professors, say the “tragic and desperate facts” of the unfolding climate breakdown – and the lack of meaningful action by politicians – leave young people with little option but to take matters into their own hands.
    In a letter to the Guardian, they write: “[Those taking part in the strike] have every right to be angry about the future that we shall bequeath to them, if proportionate and urgent action is not taken.”

    The number of those taking part in Friday’s strike is growing rapidly, amid mounting evidence of the scale and impact of the climate emergency. There are more than 50 confirmed events from Fort William to Hastings, with more added each day.
    The UK day of action is part of a movement that started in August when Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, held a solo protest outside Sweden’s parliament. Globally, up to 70,000 schoolchildren each week are taking part in 270 towns and cities.
    Individual demonstrations have already been held in the UK, but Friday’s coordinated day of action is expected to see the biggest protests by students and young people in the UK since the student strikes of 2010 over tuition fees.
    There has been some criticism of the strikes by climate change deniers and politicians who claim the strike amounts to little more than truanting.
    Earlier this month a Belgian environment minister was forced to resign after falsely claiming the country’s intelligence services held evidence that the tens of thousands of children skipping school were being directed by unnamed powers.
    Ka kite ano links below P.S The fathers are so easy to distract not the ladys and children thou


  22. Eco Maori 22

    Some Eco Maori Music for the minute.

  23. Eco maori 23

    I dedicate the song above to my greatgrandmother who raised me till I was 9 she was OUR Mama

  24. Eco maori 24

    Kia ora Newshub I had seen story’s about the lease land given away in the south island last year.
    Hundreds of million in lost value to kiwis given away to people who are RICH.
    I seen the story today and the time was good to get the story out there.
    The bovine disease was imported by farmers down south island if the farmers and there national M8 did not hide the problem it wouldn’t have grown into the big mess our coalition has to clean up NOW. Tell them to have a look in a mirror.
    It’s good to see that the Pike river coal mine cover up mess is beening cleaned up and advancing safely.
    That’s a huge dust storm in Australia some people are still lying about climate change fire every fire every were when it gets extremely hot the moisture evaporates and slash can just ignite with any little fire starting phenomenon Ka kite ano. P.S one doesn’t know the huge efforts the sandflys are putting into suppressing ECO MAORI

  25. Eco maori 25

    Kia ora Wairangi & James from The Crowd Goes Wild . Eco can still interact with you with out writing about our sports stars yes the rugby and the league is going to be exciting this year Kia kaha.
    Eco,s a south paw. Josh you got your dream job for a retired sports star looks like these
    Eco Maori loves watching the electronic F1 Race cars in action they are so power full and quick and environmental friendly and the FUTURE OF CARS. Ka kite ano P.S you know whom I back Eco has seen a lot of Tangaroa,s beautiful creature

  26. Eco Maori 26

    Some Eco Maor Music for the minute

  27. Eco Maori 27

    Some people are trying to say that Eco Maori Is just getting my views on AI off of MOVIES .
    Well know I have warned about cambridge analytic and Global Warming & Artificial Intelligence for over 2 years no one person tryed to dispute my consernce of cambridge analytic but with help from someone else we proved the power that a aglorithm can have the in american elections in 2016 computers can minuplate the masses trick them into beleving the lies that are being sold to them for proff one will have to research my post on thestandard to find it + I cannot afford to got to the picture theatre Ka kite ano links below P.S What also made me check out AI is the power I have seen the sandflys minuplate the people that are around me .




  28. Eco Maori 28

    I see nationals money flowing in the wealthy Maori hip pockets they don’t care if the common tangata whenua get kicked in the puku from national they only care about there RUA being full to over flowing with kumara .
    Whanu ignore the attacks on OUR humane Coalition Government but don’t worry ECO Maori won’t be scared to call out Our coalition government if I see them disrespecting Tangata Whenua. Ka kite ano P.S te tangata te tangata te tangata

  29. Eco Maori 29

    Kia ora Newshub let’s hope no more fruit fly found in Auckland. I don’t think buying international carbon cridets cut it electric cars and trucks minamization of waste is what counts for me. That’s sad that the Air Bus A380 plane is not being made they should have been investing in fuel efficiency low cost planes hybrid planes.
    I say the pools need to have axcess restrictions to save the coral and fish,s from to much pressure from human.
    Te Ururoa Flavell that’s a good cause te smear your meir high light cervical cancer and get Wahine to get checked to help minimise cervical cancer in Maori Wahine who are 30 %, more likely to get cervical cancer than other ladies
    Condolences to Talei Morrison whanau she died from getting cervical cancer.
    Australia found dinosaur footprint in the outback that’s cool They have a enormous lake in Queensland now to from global warming there pollies still denies it is happening with all the extremely bad weather events over there and here I say the lump of coal has more noodles. Ka kite ano

  30. Eco Maori 30

    The Crowd goes Wild James and Mulls should be a excellent game of Rugby in the Tron tonight had some hard working days the 1500 cows milked 2 x a day through a 52 aside herringbone shed Eco was dreaming about cupping cows lol started my dairy courier there.
    NO it not fair
    Anna that circus looks awesome all the great feats they do. Ka kite ano

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Joint Statement: New Zealand and Australian Trade Ministers
    Hon Damien O'Connor MP, New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth, and Hon Dan Tehan MP, Australian Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, met virtually on Monday 20 September to advance trans-Tasman cooperation under the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER). CER is one of the most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    18 hours ago
  • Prime Minister’s Post Cabinet Press Conference/COVID-19 Update opening statement
    ***Please check against delivery***   E te tī, e te tā, nau mai rā [To all, I bid you welcome]   As you will have seen earlier, today there are 22 new community cases to report; three of which are in Whakatiwai in the Hauraki area, and the remainder in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Major milestones for Māori COVID-19 vaccine rollout as new campaign launches
    Whānau Ora and Associate Health (Māori Health) Minister Peeni Henare acknowledges two major milestones in the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination programme for Māori. “I am very pleased to announce more than 50 percent of eligible Māori have received their first dose and 25 per cent are now fully vaccinated,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government funding to fight infectious diseases
    $36 million for research into Covid-19 and other infectious diseases The investment will improve our readiness for future pandemics Research will focus on prevention, control, and management of infectious diseases The Government’s investing in a new Infectious Diseases Research Platform to boost Aotearoa New Zealand’s Covid-19 response and preparedness for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Quarantine-free travel with Australia to remain suspended for a further 8 weeks
    Suspension to be reviewed again mid to late November Decision brought forward to enable access from Australia to first tranche of around 3000 rooms in MIQ Air New Zealand working at pace to put on more flights from Australia from October    The suspension of quarantine-free travel (QFT) with Australia has ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Extra support for Ethnic Communities to share vaccination information
    Extra support is being made available to Ethnic Communities to help them share COVID-19 vaccination information within their communities, Minister for Diversity, Inclusion and Ethnic Communities Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “We know we need to get every eligible person in New Zealand vaccinated. A fund being launched today will allow for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • School holidays remain unchanged for Auckland region
    School holidays in Auckland will continue to be held at the same time as the rest of the country, starting from Saturday, 2 October, Education Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I’ve carefully considered advice on the implications of shifting the dates and concluded that on balance, maintaining the status quo ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government continues crackdown on gangs and organised crime
    Operation Tauwhiro extended until March 2022 Since it was launched in February, Operation Tauwhiro has resulted in:   987 firearms seized $4.99 million in cash seized 865 people charged with a firearms-related offence Gangs and organised crime groups will continue to be relentlessly targeted with the extension of Police’s successful ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Speech to Body Positive 'HIV Treatments Update Seminar 2021'
    E ngā mana E ngā reo E ngā iwi Tēnā koutou katoa Ka huri ki ngā mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēnā koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. Nō reira tēnā koutou katoa Acknowledgements It’s a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Power bill changes bring fairness to charges
    A key recommendation of an independent panel to make electricity charges fairer across all households will be put in place, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. “Phasing out the regulations on ‘low-use’ electricity plans will create a fairer playing field for all New Zealanders and encourage a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • NZ economy’s strong momentum will support rebound from Delta outbreak; COVID fund replenished
    The economy showed strong momentum in the period leading up to the recent Delta COVID-19 outbreak, which bodes well for a solid economic rebound, Grant Robertson said. GDP rose 2.8 percent in the June quarter, following on from a 1.4 percent increase in the previous March quarter. This was a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Projects create benefits into the future
    Making a well-known lake swimmable and helping to halt the decline of the endangered hoiho/yellow-eyed penguins are among a suite of new projects being supported by the Government’s Jobs for Nature programme across the southern South Island, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “It’s no secret that many of our most ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Opening statement for Whāriki Indigenous Small Business Roundtable
      Kei ngā tōpito e wha o te āo e rere ana te mihi maioha ki a koutou nō tawhiti, nō tata mai e tāpiri ana ki tēnei taumata kōrero mo te ao hokohoko arā mā ngā pākihi mo ngā iwi taketake Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa – Pai Mārire.  ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New members appointed to Kāpuia
    The Government is adding four additional members to Kāpuia, the Ministerial Advisory Group on the Government’s Response to the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the terrorist attack on Christchurch mosques. “I’m looking forward to having Pamela MacNeill, Huia Bramley, Melani Anae and Katherine Dedo  join Kāpuia and contribute to this group’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Timeline confirmed for Emissions Reductions Plan
    Cabinet has agreed to begin consulting on the Emissions Reduction Plan in early October and require that the final plan be released by the end of May next year in line with the 2022 Budget, the Minister of Climate Change, James Shaw confirmed today. “Cabinet’s decision allows organisations and communities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pay parity pathway for early learning teachers confirmed
    Pay parity conditions and higher funding rates for education and care services will come into force on 1 January, 2022, Minister of Education Chris Hipkins confirmed today. The Government signalled this work in Budget 2021. “From 1 January, 2022, centres opting into the scheme will receive government funding and be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Speech to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation Conference 2021
    Kia Ora tatau katoa.   Ka tuku mihi ki nga nēhi, He pou Hauora o Aotearoa, E ora ai tatou.   Whakatau mai  I runga i te kaupapa o te ra Te NZNO conference.   Tena koutou tena koutou Tena tatou katoa   Good morning, and thank you inviting me ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government investment in farmer-led catchment groups sweeps past 150 mark
    171 catchment groups have now been invested in by the Government 31 catchment groups in the Lower North Island are receiving new support More than 5,000 farmers are focussed on restoring freshwater within a generation through involvement in catchment groups  Government investment in on-the-ground efforts by farmers to improve land ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Fight to protect kauri on track
    The Government is pitching in to help vital work to protect nationally significant kauri forests in Auckland, Minister of Conservation Kiri Allan says. “Ensuring the survival of these iconic trees for future generations means doing everything we can to prevent the potential spread of kauri dieback disease,” Kiri Allan said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Joint statement of Mr Bernard Monk; Hon Andrew Little, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry,...
    [Note: The Parties have agreed on terms to fully and finally settle the proceeding and will jointly issue the below statement.] At the heart of this litigation are the lives of the 29 men tragically lost at the Pike River mine on 19 November 2010 and to whom we pay ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • More financial support for businesses
    Today’s decision to keep Auckland in a higher COVID Alert Level triggers a third round of the Wage Subsidy Scheme which will open for applications at 9am this Friday. “The revenue test period for this payment will be the 14th to the 27th of September. A reminder that this is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Aotearoa New Zealand provides further humanitarian support for Afghanistan
    Aotearoa New Zealand is providing a further $3 million in humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan, Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta announced today.  “There is significant humanitarian need in Afghanistan, with the crisis disproportionately affecting women and girls,” said Nanaia Mahuta. The UN has estimated that 80% of the quarter of a million ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Innovative te reo prediction tool announced in Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori
    A new Māori language prediction tool will play a key role in tracking our te reo Māori revitalisation efforts, Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today. He Ara Poutama mō te reo Māori (He Ara Poutama) can forecast the number of conversational and fluent speakers of te reo Māori ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Further Government support for people to access food and essential items
    The Government is responding to need for support in Auckland and has committed a further $10 million to help people access ongoing food and other essential items, Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni announced today. This latest tranche is targeted at the Auckland region, helping providers and organisations to distribute ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Half a million Pfizer vaccines from Denmark
    The Government has secured an extra half a million doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines from Denmark that will start arriving in New Zealand within days, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “This is the second and larger agreement the Government has entered into to purchase additional vaccines to meet the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Inland Revenue providing essential COVID support for businesses
    Inland Revenue is seeing increased demand for Resurgence Support Payments and other assistance schemes that it administers, but is processing applications quickly, Revenue Minister David Parker said today. David Parker said the Resurgence Support Payment, the Small Business Cashflow (loan) Scheme and the Wage Subsidy are available at the same ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand marks 20th anniversary of 9/11 attacks
    New Zealand is expressing unity with all victims, families and loved ones affected by the September 11 2001 terrorist attacks, and all terrorist attacks around the world since, including in New Zealand. “Saturday marks twenty years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States, which killed nearly 3,000 people ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Speech to SPREP Environment Ministers
    Talofa Honourable Ulu of Tokelau Faipule Kelihiano Kalolo Tēnā koutou katoa and warm Pacific greetings from Aotearoa to your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen. The new science released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on 8 August paints an alarming picture of the projected impacts of climate change on the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Additional Resurgence Support Payments to support business
    Businesses affected by higher Alert Levels will be able to apply for further Resurgence Support Payments (RSP). “The Government’s RSP was initially intended as a one-off payment to help businesses with their fixed costs, such as rent. Ministers have agreed to provide additional payments to recognise the effects of an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • More Dawn Raids scholarships announced
    Details of the ‘Manaaki New Zealand Short Term Training Scholarships’, a goodwill gesture that follows the Government’s apology for the Dawn Raids of the 1970s, were released today by Pacific Peoples Minister Aupito William Sio. “These scholarships that are targeted to the Pacific will support the kaupapa of the Dawn Raids’ ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • One-way quarantine-free travel for RSE workers starting in October
      One-way quarantine-free travel for Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu starts in October New requirement for RSE workers to have received their first vaccination pre-departure, undertake Day 0 and Day 5 tests, and complete a self-isolation period of seven days, pending a negative Day 5 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Govt boosts Pacific suicide prevention support
    Applications have opened for the Pacific Suicide Prevention Community Fund as the Government acts to boost support amid the COVID delta outbreak. “We know strong and connected families and communities are the most important protective factor against suicide and this $900,000 fund will help to support this work,” Health Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Govt parks the expiry of licenses, WoFs and regos
    As a result of the Delta outbreak, driver licences, Warrants of Fitness (WoFs), Certificates of Fitness (CoFs), vehicle licences (‘regos’) and licence endorsements that expired on or after 21 July 2021 will be valid until 30 November 2021, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today. “While this extension won’t officially ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • COVID-19 community fund to provide support for vulnerable women and girls
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today announced a $2 million community fund that will provide support for women and girls adversely affected by COVID-19. “We know that women, particularly those who are already vulnerable, are disproportionally affected by the kind of economic disruption caused by COVID-19,” Jan Tinetti said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Next phase of support for Fiji’s COVID-19 response announced
    A further NZ$12 million of support for Fiji’s COVID-19 response has been announced by Foreign Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta today. The package builds on previous tranches of assistance Aotearoa New Zealand has provided to Fiji, totalling over NZ$50 million. “Fiji remains in a very challenging position in their response to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Robotic asparagus harvester aimed at addressing industry challenges
    The Government is backing a $5 million project to develop a commercial-scale autonomous robotic asparagus harvester, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced today. The Sustainable Food and Fibre Futures fund (SFF Futures) is contributing $2.6 million to the project. Project partner Robotics Plus Limited (RPL) will build on a prototype asparagus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Additional Pfizer vaccines to arrive tomorrow
    More than a quarter of a million additional doses of the Pfizer vaccine are on their way from Spain to New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The additional doses will arrive in Auckland on Friday morning to help meet the current surge in demand for vaccination. “It’s been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Young people to have their voices heard in Youth Parliament 2022
    The dates and details for Youth Parliament 2022 have been announced today by Minister for Youth Priyanca Radhakrishnan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives. Youth Parliament is an opportunity for 141 young people from across Aotearoa New Zealand to experience the political process and learn how government works. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Boosting support for tertiary students affected by COVID-19
    Students facing a hard time as a result of COVID-19 restrictions will continue to be supported,” Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. The Government is putting a further $20 million into the Hardship Fund for Learners, which will help around 15,000 students to stay connected to their studies and learning. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • COVID-19: Immediate relief available for Māori and iwi organisations
    The Government has reprioritised up to $5 million to provide immediate relief to vulnerable whānau Māori and communities during the current COVID-19 outbreak Minister for Māori Development Willie Jackson announced today. The COVID-19 2021 Whānau Recovery Fund will support community-driven, local responses to gaps in access and provision of critical ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago