web analytics

Open Mike 13/11/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, November 13th, 2017 - 38 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 …

38 comments on “Open Mike 13/11/2017”

  1. Nick 1

    Stay Positive y’all and don’t, don’t don’t believe the hype.

  2. eco maori 2

    I had a good weekend I went to Napier to see my mother and sibling I did some self advertising on the trip I put a sign of Eco Maori on the back window I no how It feels to be a VIP with my escort ever were I go LOL had a couple of refreshments on Saturday.
    I’m glad that I don’t do that often I don’t like the effects that happens to ones brain cells the next day .
    My mother is 100 % better she is happy and being treated like a Queen as she deserves and so do all our people in her condition we no that things are getting better for all of our people like her who need total care so Many thanks to the rest home and all the staff for the great service you are providing for Mum P.S I no that you are reading my post. I saw one boat that when I was 13 when It first came over from Australia we went and anchored out at cape kidnappers had a barbecue some people went ashore got some paua and crayfish it was a beautiful calm day there was about 20 of us the barbecue tasted realy nice and I was just jumping of the boat swimming around it when I first jumped of the boat they nealy shit them selves as I did not tell them I was going to jump off they had a few refreshments . This was before the Orange roughy fishery started the boat is the Twofold Bay this boat was named after a place in New South Wales Australia .I see the Italian is up to his old tricks !!!!!!!.
    Apogees to all the men whom are getting there behaviors corrected by there Lady’s .
    But I no that we deserve IT and this is good for a more equal society I see thing my sisters partners have dune and my son inlaws do and my sons . My son treat there lady really well as there mother has taught them to respect there ladys and everyone they meet. You people on the breakfast show are so funny good on you Jack Sonny need’s some support Ka pai

  3. eco maori 3

    I’m still a big fan of yours Hilary I’m not picking sides just expressing my views .Kia Kaha

  4. halfcrown 4

    Interesting article in The Renegade

    https://renegadeinc.com/student-debt-bomb/

  5. halfcrown 5

    Great article by Frank Macskasy in The Daily Blog

    I like his answer to some jerk who thought it too long

    “Fair enough. I’ll shorten it for Right wingers attention spans;

    National cannot be trusted.

    The End.”

    I love it

    https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/11/12/fool-me-once/?utm_content=buffer2a9af&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

  6. eco maori 6

    Good song Roger from the ROCK AC DC TNT is one of my favourite how about playing Thunder Struck please. Good on you Bruce for showing that anyone can become good at anything so long as they try good for the people wairua PS did Tod Barklay commission that Vapour research Lol

    • eco maori 6.1

      I get it you would if you could but you would have felt the burn from my last post people from the Rock P.S
      My heads still a little cloudy from the effects of Saturday nite lol

  7. One Anonymous Bloke 7

    I’ll just leave this here…

    Psycho killer, qu’est-ce que c’est?

    Among the songs with the highest correlation were Eminem’s Lose Yourself, the Academy and Grammy award-winning rap song popularised in the 2002 movie 8 mile…

  8. Morrissey 8

    Ten Reasons We Got Rid of National
    No. 8 (revised*): Hopeless Hekia Parata

    https://www.whaleoil.co.nz/2015/02/speaking-of-national-and-arrogance-hekia-parata/

    Open mike 30/08/2011

    * Numerous interlocutors have pointed out that my original choice for No. 8, Tau Henare, actually left parliament in 2014.

  9. Cinny 9

    Winston is off to court today re the leaks…. will be interesting to see how this plays out.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/98811989/high-court-hearing-to-begin-over-super-leak

    • veutoviper 9.1

      Thanks for that information, Cinny.

      As stated in this article this is a first call procedural hearing but it will be interesting to see what comes of it. Winston* will not be there as the NZ team of the PM, Peters and Parker are now in Manila for ASEAN Summit for the next few days; presumably it will be a lawyers only hearing.

      * or ‘Mr Peters’ as Jacinda Ardern calls him – yet to hear her call him Winston but I may be wrong.

    • veutoviper 9.2

      Here is a Herald article updating what happened at the first call hearing in the Auckland High Court this morning.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11943446

      After lawyers for both sides said their piece (lawyers only were present), the article reports that:

      Justice Anne Hinton has ordered a draft claim be submitted to clarify Peters’ plan.

      She also ordered an affidavit from Peters, after Henry said his client had been “slightly busy”.

      “Since the election we haven’t been able to get near him,” he told the court.

      The case will return to court on March 5.

      Since Peters announced the legal action last week, media freedom groups have warned it could have a chilling effect on political reporting.

      National’s Bill English, Paula Bennett, Steven Joyce, Anne Tolley, Ministry of Social Development chief executive Brendan Boyle, English’s former chief of staff Wayne Eagleson, National party staffer Clark Hennessy and journalists Murphy and Lloyd Burr have all been named in the case.

      All National members deny involvement in the leak.

      The Stuff article you linked to has also been updated after the hearing.

  10. adam 10

    Gotta love Jim Jefferies. In all probability fake news, so avoid if anything that challenges your well defined liberalism upsets, or offends you. Just shy of 6 minutes.

  11. McFlock 11

    So the Dunedin citizens-owned chocolate company is floating on pledgeme this week.

    Started by trying to take over the old Cadbury’s factory to save some of the jobs, but much of the plant had already gone. So the plan is to build around a pre-existing business, invest in new plant, and split the lines between the gourmet chocolate currently made and confectionary.

    It has an interest goal for structure and management – no major shareholders who can overrule the others, and return most profits to the company rather than shareholders profit-stripping the business. The objective is a long term concern.

  12. greywarshark 12

    Good stuff, thinking happening – go for it NZ!!!!!

    New Zealand Media & Technology
    Govt to look into TVNZ chief exec’s pay bump
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/343638/govt-to-look-into-tvnz-chief-exec-s-pay-bump
    5:02 pm on 12 November 2017
    The new Broadcasting Minister [Clare Curran] says she’s concerned TVNZ’s boss has been given a $200,000 pay rise.
    ************************************
    But in Northland courses that would help train people into jobs that would help the region and advance business and employment there are being cut – lack of funding!!! Help Northland get on its feet please – the Triolition. The government can think smarter and help the polytech find a way to interact with the students
    and get results.

    education economy
    Objections growing over Northtec’s plans to cut courses
    From Morning Report, 8:36 am today
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/morningreport/audio/2018621393/objections-growing-over-northtec-s-plans-to-cut-courses
    Listen duration 4′ :10″

    The chorus of objections is growing in Northland over plans by the region’s polytech to scrap its degree courses in arts, sport and recreation. Northtec in Whangarei says student numbers have dropped, funding’s under pressure and it has to retrench. But critics say it needs to think smarter.
    ***********************************

    Here’s a chance to put your money where your mouth is! Support NZ business, by supporting them to get started, and then if they are running successfully, support them so they can’t be bought out by alien interests of moved from Dunedin. This follows the previous news item from Northland where the idea of regions building businesses on their strengths and abilities will be the way forward to getting a healthy economy going throughout NZ. (Not concentrating on Auckland and leaving everywhere else to trudge along behind.)

    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/national/343655/fancy-a-bite-of-a-public-owned-chocolate-company
    The idea is to develop a model for community business ownership which would contribute to regional development.
    “We want to attract as many $100 investors as possible, so we’re limiting the total any one person can own to 11 percent so that no single investor can dominate,” Dr O’Malley said.
    “The constitution of the company will also prevent it from moving its production outside of Dunedin.

  13. veutoviper 13

    If you feel like a little light relief from the heavy discussions etc about TPP-11 negotiations, North Korea etc, here is a colouful pomp and ceremony video from YouTube of the NZ team and Jacinda Ardern’s arrival and formal welcome in the Philippines for the ASEAN Summit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7aZ5nnv1aw (short)

    And a longer video of the arrivals and group photos for the Gala Dinner with the usual ‘shirts’ – this time cream Philippino shirts. Quick views of Jacinda at 18.40, 20.30, 21.25 and 22.00.

    Anything to divert from doing housework!

  14. The Chairman 14

    Will the Green’s opposition be limited to just voting against it?

    Which is futile as National have already stated they would give Labour the numbers.

    Or will they also publicly apply pressure on Labour to withdraw?

    On a side note (thus if anyone wants to continue this part of the discussion, do so in open mike). From your link:

    “This is an area which was flagged during negotiations, and we’re comfortable that this is an area the Green Party will disagree with the Government on. That’s the diversity of this coalition.” 

    Makes one wonder if the diversity of this coalition extends to other potential disagreements, such as the Greens speaking out against Labour for not increasing core benefit rates? And if not, why not?

    [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.]

    • The Chairman 14.1

      Do you think Labour were only comfortable with this as they knew the Greens merely voting against would mean little when it comes to getting it through?

      And for the Green’s, looks as though they are playing their part on behalf of their supporters? Although knowing, voting against it will achieve f-all.

    • Robert Guyton 14.2

      Coz, concerned I am!

    • Robert Guyton 14.3

      Deeply!

      • veutoviper 14.3.1

        You disappoint me, Robert. I have lot of respect for you and your work, but that is just childish.

        • McFlock 14.3.1.1

          seems accurate to me.

          • In Vino 14.3.1.1.1

            Inclined to agree with Robert. The Chairman’s concern is simple but touching in its apparent sincerity. Yuk.

            Actually, I hereby move a vote of no confidence in this so-called chairman who persistently concern-trolls after pretences at being a real leftie.

        • Robert Guyton 14.3.1.2

          I’m sorry to disappoint you, veutoviper – it’s easy enough to do when being flippant on a blog and I suppose my comments were unnecessary, having been made many times before by other commenters. I don’t find The Chairman’s contributions convincing, somehow and like Greywarshark (below) don’t feel right after reading his comments; perhaps I shouldn’t. I’ll make more of an effort in the future.

      • greywarshark 14.3.2

        VV
        I think that Robert is reacting to TC tendency to put a negative spin on everything.
        Is that so Robert. Somehow I always come away from TC comments feeling just a little down, a little dirty. I shouldn’t be so senstive I know.

  15. Macro 15

    How can we sign a deal with a country that allows this sort of thing to happen?
    Comprehensive and Progressive!!
    I think not!

    • tracey 15.1

      Cos our govts think you do anything for money and pretend social miracles will follow. China has not improved its human rights since the WTO admitted yet we were told exposing them to our enlightened ways would rub off…

      • Macro 15.1.1

        Actually thinking about it; I believe Trump secretly may have welcomed the sign – at least if the dossier revelations are true.
        In which case, she and her partner should have been offered 5 star accommodation at a Trump Hotel!

  16. tracey 16

    When Nat supports cry ” the economy. The economy.Growth. Growth” they might want to explain how a nation with successive years of growth in the decades, with a recent “rockstar” economy the type of stuff outlined in this article can be happenibg?

    We should be under no illusions Nats knew this was hitting crisis point but did nothing. Charter schools are not the answer cos even more teachers needed given their lower student/teacher ratios.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11943478

    I note one of the Charter Schools now wants 100% bulk funding like public schools but none of the regulations. The school is under pinned by Christian values.

    I do not support taxpayer money going to any education organisation that mixes religion with education.

    ” The school does not have formal religious education but the Christian ethic and worldview is a foundation to all of our teaching. The children feel comfortable being challenged on their thoughts and challenging others (including staff). ”

    https://www.southauckland.school.nz/dir/index.php/home/frequently-asked-questions/

    If their education model is strong then it can continue without the christian stuff and challenging discussions around religion and concepts like evolution (science based) and creationism ( a notion written in a book of parables)

  17. eco maori 17

    Good program 7 sharp Khalid young dumb and broke is one of my favorite songs many thanks .
    It is also good to know about the Kiwi connection and that LORD is helping these other young musical artist and Paris choreography for him and LORD’s producer helping .
    Its amazing that a little country down under can help these launch these artist career’s into the stratosphere like I say OUR world has one society and that is the human society Ka pai

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Pacific Ministers meet to discuss regional economic priorities
    The Pacific Islands Forum Economic Ministers Meeting (FEMM) begins today and will focus on the major economic and social impacts of COVID-19 on the Pacific.  FEMM is an important congregation of Economic Ministers and senior officials from around the region, and for the first time, the annual meeting will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    14 mins ago
  • Report into Iain Lees-Galloway’s expenditure
    A report undertaken by Ministerial Services into Iain Lees-Galloway’s ministerial expenditure has found no evidence of any inappropriate transactions or spending. Ministerial Services undertook a line by line review of all his expenditure, including staff and spouse expenses for the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.  “I commissioned ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • Managed isolation charges to start 11 August
    Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from 12.01am Tuesday 11th August, after they passed their last cabinet milestone today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. “The new charging system balances the rights of New Zealanders to return home and helps reduce pressure on the managed isolation and quarantine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    17 hours ago
  • Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. Negotiations on the text of an ‘Arrangement to Facilitate Quarantine-Free Travel ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • One-stop ‘jobs and training’ shop goes live
    The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19, announced Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. Connected.govt.nz is a one-stop-shop for jobseekers, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • MSD security guards to be paid Living Wage
    Security guards contracted to the Ministry of Social Development will be paid at least the Living Wage from next month supporting the Government’s commitment towards fair pay and employment conditions, announced Minister for  Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.   “MSD was  among the first government agencies to pay its employees the living ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • New strategy to ensure nature thrives
    The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today launched Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy - a way forward that envisions Aotearoa New Zealand as a place where ecosystems are healthy and resilient, and people embrace the natural world. “Many of New Zealand’s plants and wildlife species ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Provider Languages Fund will support Pacific Wellbeing approach
    “Pacific languages, cultures and identity are essential to the health, wellbeing and lifetime success of our Pacific peoples and their communities in Aotearoa. The strength and resilience of Pacific Aotearoa is not only vital to their own prosperity but integral to the prosperity of all New Zealanders, and is particularly ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • COVID-19: More funding for schools and boost to construction sector
    ·       $38 million to help schools cover unexpected costs related to COVID-19 ·       $69 million upgrade for online learning ·       $107 million contingency funding to support school construction suppliers facing additional costs due to the lockdown. The Government is releasing $214 million from the COVID-19 response and recovery fund to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Stay safe on the tracks – Rail Safety Week
    Despite the Government installing safety upgrades around the country, people should still take care around rail crossings, said Transport Minister Phil Twyford launching Rail Safety Week. Phil Twyford said installing safety infrastructure is crucial, but we are encouraging people to be more careful around trains too. “We’re making good progress ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government backs Manawatū social housing project
    The Government is providing a cash injection to help Palmerston North City Council complete a programme to provide 78 social housing units for vulnerable tenants. The $4.7 million to build 28 units in the Papaioea Place redevelopment comes from the $3 billion set aside for infrastructure in the Government’s COVID-19 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Major funding boost for Predator Free Banks Peninsula
    A pest free Banks Peninsula/Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū is one step closer with a $5.11 million boost to accelerate this project and create jobs, announced Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage in Canterbury today. “This is a game changer for this ambitious project to restore the native wildlife and plants on Ōtautahi/Christchurch’s doorstep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Major investment for indoor sports in Hawke’s Bay
    A Government grant of $6.4 million will expand the Pettigrew Arena in Taradale with new indoor courts of national standard. “The project is likely to take 18 months with approximately 300 people employed through the process,” Grant Robertson said. “The expansion will increase the indoor court space up to 11 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New infrastructure for Far North tourist town
    The Far North tourist destination of Mangonui is to receive Government funding to improve waterfront infrastructure, open up access to the harbour and improve water quality, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced. A total of $6.5 million from the $3 billion set aside in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government remains committed to Women’s Cricket World Cup
    The Government has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which the ICC has delayed from 2021 to 2022. “This is obviously a disappointing decision for cricket players and fans around the world and for the White Ferns and their supporters here at ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Green light for Te Awa River Ride in $220m nationwide cycleways investment
    Cyclists and walkers will now have a safer way to get around Taupō, Tūrangi, and between Hamilton and Cambridge, with funding for shared paths and Te Awa River Ride, Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. “The Te Awa River Ride is the latest part of massive growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Six major ‘shovel-ready’ cycleways funded in Christchurch
    Six major cycle routes will be completed in Christchurch thanks to funding from the Government’s investment in shovel-ready infrastructure as part of the COVID-19 recovery Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. $125 million will be invested to kick-start construction and fund the completion of the following cycleway ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Police facilities for Whanganui
    Plans are underway for a brand new state-of-the-art hub for Whanganui’s justice and social agencies, following confirmation the ageing Whanganui Central Police Station is to be replaced. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced $25 million in new infrastructure spending to improve facilities for the wider community, and for staff who ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Relativity adjustment for Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu
    An adjustment payment has been made to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu under the relativity mechanisms in their 1995 and 1997 Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little announced today. The latest payments to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu are $2,700,000 and $2,600,000 respectively to ensure the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Auckland rail upgrades pick up steam
    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Transport Minister Phil Twyford today kicked off the start of the Auckland NZ Upgrade Programme rail projects which will support over 400 jobs and help unlock our biggest city. Both ministers marked the start of enabling works on the third main rail line project ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • PGF support for Wairoa creates jobs
    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $3.78 million in Wairoa will create much needed economic stimulus and jobs, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. PGF projects announced today include: $200,000 loan to Nuhaka Kiwifruit Holdings Ltd (operated by Pine Valley Orchard Ltd) to increase the productivity ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Public and Māori housing to trial renewable energy technology
    Tenants in public and Māori housing may be benefiting from their own affordable renewable energy in future – a fund to trial renewable energy technology for public and Māori housing has today been announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods and Associate Minister for Housing (Māori Housing) Nanaia Mahuta. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • $2.7m for Hokianga infrastructure
    Hokianga will receive $2.7 million to redevelop four of its wharves and upgrade its water supply, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Far North District Council will receive $1.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund for the work on the wharves. “The work will include the construction of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New fund to support housing and construction sector
    A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. “The Residential Development Response Fund will help to progress stalled or at-risk developments that support our broader housing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government investment to boost Auckland’s community recycling network
    As part of a broader plan to divert waste from landfill, the Government today announced $10.67 million for new infrastructure as part of the Resource Recovery Network across the Auckland region. “This key investment in Auckland’s community recycling network is part of the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group ‘shovel ready’ projects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Te Papa transformation starts at Cameron Road
    The Government is investing $45 million in the first stage of an ambitious urban development project for Tauranga that will employ up to 250 people and help the region grow, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. Phil Twyford says the funding has been allocated out of the $3 billion ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer
    Getting low-emission trucks on the road is a step closer with investment in infrastructure to support hydrogen vehicles, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for New Plymouth company Hiringa Energy to establish a nationwide network of hydrogen-fuelling stations. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New training centre to upskill workers
    A new trades training centre to upskill the local workforce will be built in the South Waikato town of Tokoroa through funding from the Government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. The Government will contribute $10.84 million from ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Subsequent children legislation to change
    The Government has agreed to repeal part of the Oranga Tamariki Act subsequent children provisions, Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced today. “There are times when children need to go into care for their safety – the safety and care of children must always be paramount,” Minister Martin said. “But ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Funding to expand mental health support for Pacific peoples
    A $1.5 million boost to grow primary mental health and addiction services for Pacific peoples in Auckland, Hamilton and Canterbury will lead to better outcomes for Pacific communities, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa says.  Pasifika Futures has received funding to expand services through The Fono, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest by ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Funding boost for sustainable food and fibre production
    Twenty-two projects to boost the sustainability and climate resilience of New Zealand’s food and fibres sector have been announced today by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. The $18m funding will deliver practical knowledge to help farmers and growers use their land more sustainably, meet environmental targets, remain prosperous, and better understand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Mature Workers Toolkit launched on business.govt.nz
    Employment Minister Willie Jackson welcomes an initiative that assists employers to get mature workers into New Zealand small businesses. The disadvantages that older people face in the workplace was highlighted in the whole of Government Employment Strategy.  In order to address this, a Mature Workers Toolkit has been developed and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Trans-Tasman cooperation in a COVID-19 world
    New Zealand and Australia reaffirmed today the need for the closest possible collaboration as they tackle a global environment shaped by COVID-19, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said. “In these challenging times, our close collaboration with Australia is more vital than ever,” said Mr Peters. Mr Peters and his Australian ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Pike recovery efforts now in unexplored territory
    The recovery and forensic examination of the loader driven by survivor Russell Smith means the underground team are now moving into an area of the Pike River Mine that has not been seen since the explosion, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little said. “The fifth and last robot ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government confirms CovidCard trial to go ahead
    The Government has confirmed a community-wide trial of CovidCard technology as it explores options for COVID-19 contact tracing. “Effective contact tracing is a vital part of the COVID-19 response,” Minister of Health Chris Hipkins said. “While manual processes remain the critical component for contact tracing, we know digital solutions can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Enhanced process for iwi aquaculture assets
    The government is proposing changes to aquaculture legislation to improve the process for allocating and transferring aquaculture assets to iwi. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has introduced the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill to Parliament. It proposes a limited new discretionary power for Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited (ToKM). ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Bill introduced to fix National’s Family Court reform failures
    The Minister of Justice has today introduced the Family Court (Supporting Children in Court) Legislation Bill – the next step in the ongoing programme of work to fix the failed 2014 Family Court reforms led by then Justice Minister Judith Collins.  The Bill arises from the report of the Independent ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • DOC takes action to adapt to climate change
    A new Department of Conservation (DOC) action plan tackles the impacts of climate change on New Zealand’s biodiversity and DOC managed infrastructure including tracks, huts and cultural heritage. Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage says extreme weather events around the country have really brought home our vulnerability to changing weather patterns. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Reduced international Antarctic season commences
    A heavily scaled back international Antarctic season will commence this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods have confirmed. “Antarctica is the only continent that is COVID-19 free,” Mr Peters said. “Throughout the global pandemic, essential operations and long-term science have continued at ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New high performance sports hub for Upper Hutt
    The Government is providing up to $30 million to help fund the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport in Upper Hutt - an investment that will create 244 jobs. “The sports hub is designed to be a world-leading shared service for a range of sports, offering the level of facilities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago