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Open mike 17/07/2016

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  1. Agora 1

    John Key is the strongest argument for restoring the checks and balances of an upper house in this country.

  2. Gangnam Style 2

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=11675990

    Ha! All those years of kissing National Ministers arse could not save Rawdon, now a lawyer reckons he could sue, but I don’t recall Rawdon sticking up for Campbell.

    • tc 2.1

      Oh the irony as a lawyer reckons he can sue for ‘humiliation and personal blah blah blah…’ which is pretty much the shit he’s been dishing out to anyone not aligned to his idol shonky on national tv.

  3. Gangnam Style 3

    & no wonder the National Ministers are adament about not looking into the cheap Chinese steel, they have threatened our exports if an inquiry goes ahead.

    “China has threatened “retaliatory measures” against New Zealand trade, warning it will slow the flow of dairy, wool and kiwifruit imports.
    The world’s biggest trading nation is angry at New Zealand inquiries into a glut of Chinese steel imports flooding the market; the Chinese believe New Zealand is part of a US-led alliance to target Chinese national interests.
    The behind-the-scenes threat comes just days before the arrival of US Vice President Joe Biden in New Zealand, forcing government and commerce officials to scramble to open urgent talks with China. New Zealand is angry that China should take such a combative approach, and is asking that it desist.”

    I liked the ‘NZ is angry’ but what are we going to do? Our whole economy is out of balance & China can buy it’s milk from anywhere, basically China calls the shots.

    “But somehow, China learned of the application – and it is taking retaliatory action.”

  4. Paul 4

    Another day in John Key’s neo-liberal nightmare.
    We have become a cruel, greedy, uncaring and selfish nation under his wretched leadership.

    Uncaring, cruel.

    The lonely life of Daniel Bindner

    He walked the streets and slept where he could shelter. Public spaces were his home and lots of people looked at him – but few actually saw him. Cherie Howie traces the last journey of Daniel Bindner, the man who tragically died in a recycling bin.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11675921

    • veutoviper 4.1

      And the media does not seem to be caring enough to get his name correct.

      Earlier the Herald headline to the article linked to above spelt his name as “Binder” but then used “Bindner” in the text. The headline has now been amended to “Bindner” to align with the text. But if you google “Daniel Binder” or “Daniel Bindner” the links to the reports on his death use both spellings. My quick search of the reports failed to discover any that revealed which spelling is correct.

      In such a sensitive situation, you would have thought/hoped that the least they could do if get his name correct.

  5. Lanthanide 5

    Good article about the very serious challenges facing Britain with regards to Brexit: http://www.politics.co.uk/blogs/2016/07/14/everything-you-need-to-know-about-theresa-may-s-brexit

    Short version: it might be 5 years until Article 50 is signed.

    Meanwhile, Corbyn’s position on this still seems to be to sign article 50 ASAP.

  6. Paul 6

    Unbelievable this man gets a pulpit to preach on this subject.

    Tony Veitch: Sexism in NZ sporting media alive and well

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=11675947

    • dv 6.1

      Oh but he apologised and is very sorry.
      Course he is sorry cause he got vilified.

      Poor Tony Hah

    • tc 6.2

      The morally and ethics of the nz MSM wrapped up in one sad example of a man, tony vetch.

    • Repateet 6.3

      Lydia Ko does well and is not top story on sports news on a different company to Veitch’s media outfit.

      On many, many occasions New Zealand sports people do well who do not get mentioned by Veitch or any attention let alone extensive, from him and his lot. Some rugby league player uses drugs or scratches his butt (his own not Veitch’s) and its all huff and puff, bluster and bullshit, a big story.

      People should not mistake Veitch’s work as being all about sport or the sportspeople. They are incidental, it is all about him

  7. Jenny 7

    China FTA vs TPPA,

    War vs Peace

    Independence and Freedom vs economic and political dependence

    “When you lay down with dogs you get up with fleas” Benjamin Franklin

    “Politics is concentrated economics” V.I. Lenin

    “Politics is war by other means” N. Clauswitz

    “New Zealand and China were “at peace” on trade issues – but apparently not” Stuff.co.nz

    “Peace in our time” N. Chamberlain

    Will the Nats pull out of the Free Trade Deal with China?

    China makes a military expansion and exclusive territorial grab for the large part of Pacific Ocean bordered by Vietnam and the Philippines misnamed the South China Sea.

    The US expands their exclusive economic Co-Prosperity Sphere for the Pacific known as the TPPA, while New Zealand resumes closer economic and military ties with the West including resuming US warship visits and manoeuvres in New Zealand waters.

    None of this goes on in a vacuum.

    Notoriously, Winston Peters who at the time was fine with signing a Free Trade Agreement with China when the Chinese military was shooting down peaceful protesters in the streets of Tibet, is now questioning the relationship. Peters unaware of his own monstrous hypocrisy, cites Chinese military expansionism into the South China Sea.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10498592

    NZ First leader Winston Peters said China was “monstering” Fonterra, Zespri and the NZ steel industry. “And as for the upgrade of the trade agreement, it’s all dependent on what stance we take on the South China Sea. That’s the reality of it now.

    “I can’t believe the ministers haven’t talked. You’ve got officialdom and business operating in isolation from government.”

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/farming/82092018/china-threatens-reprisals-on-nz-dairy-wool-and-kiwifruit-if-government-doesnt-back-off-cheap-steel-inquiry

    As Britons vote to leave the EU, maybe we could take a page from their book, and rethink our policy on doing exclusive trade deals with any of the Superpowers.

    “A pox on all their houses” W. Shakespeare

  8. ianmac 8

    Obama said that the TPPA was a means of holding China at bay in the Pacific. China might yet circumnavigate TPPA.

    • Colonial Viper 8.1

      imagine an Asia Pacific trade agreement…which ignores China

      This is the US game of attempting to isolate China while offering no recompense in return.

      • Jenny 8.1.1

        Poor old John Key who sees everything in terms of money, out of his depth on the horns of a political dilemma and with no moral compass to guide him. He is probably pondering which Super Power he can afford to offend the least?

        Not to mention avoiding stepping on the toes of the Dairy industry which got zip out of the TPP, and which is heavily reliant on the Chinese market.

        I already provide the Yanks with Kiwi cannon fodder and am letting their war ships back into our ports, what more do they want?

        What to do? What to do?

  9. Chooky 9

    ‘Astonishing NATO nations did not come to aid of Erdogan govt’

    https://www.rt.com/op-edge/351644-nato-nations-aid-erdogan/

    …”It’s interesting that the Prime Minister so quickly blamed the Gulen movement. Now, who is this movement? The cleric lives in the US. Well, that is the movement that reportedly funds the Hillary Clinton campaign. Certainly there will be people in Ankara not wishing for a Clinton presidency anytime soon given that so many supporters right now are being arrested. There are ties here that show how complex the events of the past 12 hours are….

    ‘Turkey coup attempt: Erdoğan demands US arrest exiled cleric Gülen amid crackdown on army – as it happened’

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2016/jul/15/turkey-coup-attempt-military-gunfire-ankara

    (Recently Turkey had been trying to resume friendly relations with Russia

    ‘Putin Ends Russian Tourism Ban to Turkey After Erdogan Talks’

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-06-29/putin-lifts-ban-on-russian-tourism-to-turkey-after-erdogan-talks

    ‘Erdoğan has apologised for downing of Russian jet, Kremlin says’

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/27/kremlin-says-erdogan-apologises-russian-jet-turkish

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/28/erdogan-russia-turkey-foreign-policy )

    • Colonial Viper 9.1

      there is some noise out there which suggests that Erdogan has made a decision to take Turkey closer to the Middle East and Russia, and away from Europe and NATO.

    • ianmac 9.2

      “Elaborating on the idea that Erdoğan may have staged the coup attempt, Aslandogan said Friday’s events did not match the pattern of previous coups.

      “The coup appears to be poorly planned,” he said, “very poorly executed and everything seems to be playing into Erdoğan’s hands. There are many big question marks of how [this attempted coup] was executed.””
      Mmm?

    • Bill 9.3

      I was going to write a post headed “A Turkish Coo?” (Coo being the vernacular for cow…in some places). Anyway I have no time today, but

      Did anyone hear any demands being made by any coup plotters?
      Was there a spokesperson speaking on behalf of coup leaders?
      Did anyone claim responsibility for launching the coup attempt?

      Astonishing as it might seem, I’m wondering if the whole caboodle was stage managed by Erdogan as a precursor to eliminating political enemies.

      In videos of troops, I’ve seen bewildered young boys in uniform waving nervously at crowds waving Turkish flags. And people opposing the presence of the army, just walking up to a tank and clambering atop, or hanging off a tanks front end – it just doesn’t fit with any scenes I’ve seen of coups.

      We know that in coups a presidential palace or a parliament gets shelled – tick.
      We know that popular leaders (well, Chavez) can call on the populace to thrwart a coup – tick.

      Could be Hollywood.

      So yeah. Maybe over the next wee while I’ll look for stuff and form a better informed opinion, but for now I’m calling bullshit on the coup and reckoning it was staged as an excuse to purge.

      • Colonial Viper 9.3.1

        Erdogan purges 2745 judges and prosecutors

        http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-07-16/erdogans-counter-coup-begins-turkey-purges-2745-judges-prosecutors-arrests-hundreds

        The question “who wins” from this coup is the easy one to answer.

        From Zero Hedge:

        Or, to summarize, the military said Erdogan’s power consolidation justifies the attempted coup; Erdogan said the coup justifies further consolidation of power.”

        • Jenny 9.3.1.1

          Who gave the orders?

          Military coups don’t come out of nowhere they usually have ranking military individuals at their core who give the orders to the troops.

          Who are they?

          Have they been identified?

          What are their names and rank?

          Have they been detained?

          Have they been killed?

          Where are the bodies?

          Are they alive?

          Are they still at large in Turkey?

          Are they being sought?

          Have their photos been circulated or published?

          Have they fled the country?

          Which country?

          Syria?

          Russia?

          Iran?

          The US?

          The answers to these questions will tell us a lot about the true nature of the failed coup attempt in Turkey.

          • Jenny 9.3.1.1.1

            It seems that some of the coup makers including their alleged leader have been taken into Turkish custody and will be put on trial for Treason.

            http://www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/turkey/1.731349

            General Akin Öztürk, who served as commander of Turkey’s air force, was arrested Saturday in connection with the failed coup. At least five other generals were detained.

            The good news is that it has been announced that there will be trial. This could be one of the most dramatic court trials in recent world history.
            Hopefully, the motives of the coup makers will be examined under cross examination. And revealed to the world.

            The Turkish prosecutor’s office has announced that Gen. Öztürk and his alleged partners would be tried on charges of treason.

            • Jenny 9.3.1.1.1.1

              History in the making.
              Dramatic footage of the alleged Turkish coup leader in custody and handcuffed speaking into a smart phone to give the order for his troops to surrender to the civil authorities.

              • Jenny

                You don’t often see an admiral in handcuffs.

                • Jenny

                  Watch the chaos as Turkish soldiers try to take over a civilian news room but are overpowered and disarmed. One reporter puts a heavily armed soldier in a headlock and holds him down near a desk.

          • Jenny 9.3.1.1.2

            Some of the plotters have sought Asylum in Greece.

            Again there will be a legal hearing, this time to decide the worth or not of their claim for asylum.

            Hopefully, while the world looks on, the motives and reasons behind the coup will be brought out under proper cross examination and defendant testimony.

            Again this is history in the making.

            Being held in a jurisdiction independent of Turkey there will be less chance of the Greek hearing being a stage managed show trial that provides the answers that the Turkish government wants.

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3693369/Fleeing-coup-Uprising-leaders-land-helicopter-Greece-seek-asylum-Turkish-leaders-demand-treacherous-officers-extradited.html

  10. mpledger 10

    One of the largest charter schools chains in the USA is run by the Gulen movement. So (US) tax payer money disappears into these charters with the rules around charter chains so lax, and unenforced anyway, that noone knows where the money goes.

    A 2012 article about the Gulen movement in the NYT
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/world/middleeast/turkey-feels-sway-of-fethullah-gulen-a-reclusive-cleric.html

    • Chooky 10.1

      … very interesting!…..and it seems that Gulen is being blamed for the coup attempt

      ‘Turkey says US is ‘no friend’ for harboring ‘coup planner’ Gulen’

      https://www.rt.com/news/351611-turkey-us-friend-coup/

      “The Turkish government has indirectly criticized its NATO ally, the US, for providing a safe haven for Fethullah Gülen, whom Ankara blames for masterminding Friday’s military coup attempt. The cleric is currently living in self-imposed exile in the States.

      “I do not see any country that would stand behind this man, this leader of the terrorist gang, especially after last night. The country that would stand behind this man is no friend to Turkey. It would even be a hostile act against Turkey,” Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım told reporters on Saturday, as Turkey was recovering from overnight violence…

      (question : is Gulen a fundamentalist Islamic with ties to Saudi as well as USA?)

  11. Herodotus 11

    paid the car parking fee at Middlemore hospital, ovef the weekend the price has risen 11%, this at time when we are being continually reminded of low inflation.

  12. joe90 12

    heh

    Well that didn’t last long: After a day filled with gleeful ridicule of its idiotic logo, the “TP Flag” logo quietly vanished from Donald Trump’s campaign website.

    http://wonkette.com/604196/trump-pence-campaign-sends-dumb-fcking-tp-logo-down-the-memory-hole-after-one-day

  13. Mark Latham speaking sense & gathering public support in Australia. Taking Labor back to Labor and away from the politically correct Progressives.

    Andrew Little should check it out.

    Might get some worthwhile ideas from Mark.

  14. Draco T Bastard 14

    Government challenged to ‘step up’ following China tariffs threats

    Threats from China to put tariffs on Kiwi dairy, wool and kiwifruit have left exporters concerned about the repercussions for them, should the government continue with their investigations into alleged steel dumping.

    So much for free-trade with China.

    Time to simply dump the illusion that there was any free-trade at all.

  15. ScottGN 15

    Bloody Hell Bill English was rubbish on Q & A today. All he could come up with was that the housing crisis was all Auckland City Council’s fault because they won’t let a city of 2 million people spread out to be larger than say, Los Angeles with 18 million or be the same size as London with 13 million. In spite of the fact we’re told constantly that land supply is not the main driver of house price inflation. The problem is the lack of actual, fucking houses.

    • dv 15.1

      But BE says just be patient.
      Jeezh we have be waiting for half of this century already!!!

      • ScottGN 15.1.1

        He’s the Minister of Finance for Chrissake and I’m just astonished really at what a dipshit fucking plonker he is.

      • Stuart Munro 15.1.2

        This is good sense from the National perspective – they look forward to crucifying Labour on housing and running a dead parrot about their housing solution from opposition “you stunned it, just as it was waking up”

    • Herodotus 15.2

      http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/82035780/you-can-buy-a-three-bedroom-home-for-under-600000-in-auckland-as-long-as-youre-a-nz-citizen
      However, to qualify for first-home Welcome Home mortgages and KiwiSaver HomeStart grants, the houses need to be under $550,000, which builders don’t believe is possible.
      The GJ Gardner Homes Franklin/Papakura franchise has now taken up the challenge and is prepared to build 24 homes in the Belmont subdivision in Pukekohe and 12 in Papakura, but the price will be $578,250.
      And
      ​The most recent figures from QV put the median house price in Auckland at $975,087. If the Special Housing Area legislation was applied to this figure rather than the September 2015 median, the maximum house price would be $731,315. This is now in complying for a SHA,developers hav to archive as being affordable 😜
      So policies implemented by the govt to solve the housing “non crisis” are not working, anyone in the development industry could have told the ministers,but from my experience our ministers have consulted and been photographed but never asked for our comments.

  16. Andrea 16

    Dangerously good things happening in Zimbabwe:

    May it happen peacefully, at last.

    (Perhaps Key needs a copy of this. A real flag, real heart, real courage in the face of very tough times. Not some scaffy corporate logo.)

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  • Libraries to help with jobs and community recovery
    A major funding package for libraries will allow them to play a far greater role in supporting their communities and people seeking jobs as part of the economic recovery from COVID-19. “Budget 2020 contains over $60 million of funding to protect library services and to protect jobs,” says Internal Affairs ...
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  • Support for arts and music sector recovery
    A jobseekers programme for the creative sector and four new funds have been set up by the Government to help our arts and music industry recover from the blow of COVID-19. Thousands of jobs will be supported through today’s $175 million package in a crucial economic boost to support the ...
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  • Legislative changes to support the wellbeing of veterans and their families
    Minister for Veterans Ron Mark has welcomed the First Reading of a Bill that will make legislative changes to further improve the veterans’ support system.  The Veterans’ Support Amendment Bill No 2, which will amend the Veterans’ Support Act 2014, passed First Reading today. The bill addresses a number of ...
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  • Christ Church Cathedral – Order in Council
    Views sought on Order in Council to help fast track the reinstatement of the Christ Church Cathedral  The Associate Minister for Greater Christchurch Regeneration, Hon Poto Williams, will be seeking public written comment, following Cabinet approving the drafting of an Order in Council aimed at fast-tracking the reinstatement of the ...
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  • New Zealanders’ human rights better protected in new Bill
    The law setting out New Zealanders’ basic civil and human rights is today one step towards being strengthened following the first reading of a Bill that requires Parliament to take action if a court says a statute undermines those rights. At present, a senior court can issue a ‘declaration of ...
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  • Deep concern at Hong Kong national security legislation
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today reiterated the deep concern of the New Zealand Government following confirmation by China’s National People’s Congress of national security legislation relating to Hong Kong. “New Zealand shares the international community’s significant and long-standing stake in Hong Kong’s prosperity and stability,” Mr Peters said. “New Zealand ...
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  • Government invests in New Zealand’s cultural recovery
    Thousands of artists and creatives at hundreds of cultural and heritage organisations have been given much-needed support to recover from the impact of COVID-19, Prime Minister and Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Jacinda Ardern announced today. “The cultural sector was amongst the worst hit by the global pandemic,” Jacinda ...
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  • Better protection for New Zealand assets during COVID-19 crisis
    Key New Zealand assets will be better protected from being sold to overseas owners in a way contrary to the national interest, with the passage of the Overseas Investment (Urgent Measures) Bill. The Bill, which passed its third reading in Parliament today, also cuts unnecessary red tape to help attract ...
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  • Cleaning up our rivers and lakes
    Setting higher health standards at swimming spots Requiring urban waterways to be cleaned up and new protections for urban streams Putting controls on higher-risk farm practices such as winter grazing and feed lots Setting stricter controls on nitrogen pollution and new bottom lines on other measures of waterway health Ensuring ...
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  • Record year for diversity on Govt boards
    The Government is on the verge of reaching its target of state sector boards and committees made up of at least 50 percent women, says Minister for Women Julie Anne Genter and Minister for Ethnic Communities Jenny Salesa. For the first time, the Government stocktake measures the number of Māori, ...
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  • New appointments to the Commerce Commission
    The Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister and Broadcasting, Communications and Digital Media Minister, Kris Faafoi, has today announced the appointment of Tristan Gilbertson as the new Telecommunications Commissioner and member of the Commerce Commission. “Mr Gilbertson has considerable experience in the telecommunications industry and a strong reputation amongst his peers,” ...
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  • Historic pay equity settlement imminent for teacher aides
    The Ministry of Education and NZEI Te Riu Roa have agreed to settle the pay equity claim for teacher aides, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. This will see more than 22,000 teacher aides, mostly women, being valued and paid fairly for the work they do. “Teacher aides are frontline ...
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    1 week ago
  • Govt delivers security for construction subcontractors
    Subcontractors will have greater certainty, more cashflow support and job security with new changes to retention payments under the Construction Contracts Act says Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa. A recent review of the retentions money regime showed that most of the building and construction sector is complying with ...
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  • New Zealand and Singapore reaffirm ties
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have marked the first anniversary of the New Zealand-Singapore Enhanced Partnership with a virtual Leaders’ Meeting today. The Enhanced Partnership, signed on 17 May 2019, provides the framework for cooperation across the four main areas of trade, defence and ...
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  • JOINT STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTERS OF NEW ZEALAND AND THE REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE ON THE FIRST AN...
    On 17 May 2019, New Zealand and Singapore established an Enhanced Partnership to elevate our relations. The Enhanced Partnership – based on the four pillars of trade and economics, security and defence, science, technology and innovation, and people-to-people links – has seen the long-standing relationship between our countries strengthen over the ...
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  • Government investment supports the acquisition of new Interislander ferries
    State-Owned Enterprises Minister Winston Peters has welcomed KiwiRail’s announcement that it is seeking a preferred shipyard to build two new rail-enabled ferries for the Cook Strait crossing. “This Government is committed to restoring rail to its rightful place in New Zealand. Bigger, better ships, with new technology are yet another ...
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  • Better protection for seabirds
    Better protection for seabirds is being put in place with a new National Plan of Action to reduce fishing-related captures, Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash and Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage announced today.   The National Plan of Action for Seabirds 2020 outlines our commitment to reduce fishing-related captures and associated seabird ...
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  • Milestone in cash flow support to SMEs
    Almost $1 billion in interest-free loans for small businesses More than 55,000 businesses have applied; 95% approved Average loan approx. $17,300 90% of applications from firms with ten or fewer staff A wide cross-section of businesses have applied, the most common are the construction industry, accommodation providers, professional firms, and ...
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  • Government protects kids as smoking in cars ban becomes law
    Thousands of children will have healthier lungs after the Government’s ban on smoking in cars with kids becomes law, says Associate Minister of Health Jenny Salesa. This comes after the third reading of Smoke-free Environments (Prohibiting Smoking in Motor Vehicles Carrying Children) Amendment Bill earlier today. “This law makes it ...
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  • Parliament returns to a safe normal
    The special Epidemic Response Committee (ERC) has successfully concluded its role, Leader of the House Chris Hipkins said today. The committee was set up on 25 March by the agreement of Parliament to scrutinise the Government and its actions while keeping people safe during levels 4 and 3 of lockdown. ...
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  • Foreign Minister makes four diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters today announced four diplomatic appointments: New Zealand’s Ambassador to Belgium, High Commissioners to Nauru and Niue, and Ambassador for Counter-Terrorism. “As the world seeks to manage and then recover from COVID-19, our diplomatic and trade networks are more important than ever,” Mr Peters said. “The ...
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  • New Bill to counter violent extremism online
    New Zealanders will be better protected from online harm through a Bill introduced to Parliament today, says Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin. “The internet brings many benefits to society but can also be used as a weapon to spread harmful and illegal content and that is what this legislation targets,” ...
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  • Mycoplasma bovis eradication reaches two year milestone in good shape
    New Zealand’s world-first plan to eradicate the cattle disease Mycoplasma bovis is on track the latest technical data shows, says Agriculture and Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor. “Two years ago the Government, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb New Zealand and industry partners made a bold decision to go hard and commit ...
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  • New payment to support Kiwis through COVID
    Further support for New Zealanders affected by 1-in-100 year global economic shock 12-week payment will support people searching for new work or retraining Work programme on employment insurance to support workers and businesses The Government today announced a new temporary payment to support New Zealanders who lose their jobs due ...
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  • PGF reset helps regional economies
    The Provincial Growth Fund will play a vital role in New Zealand’s post-COVID-19 recovery by creating jobs in shorter timeframes through at least $600 million being refocused on projects with more immediate economic benefits, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. The funding is comprised of repurposed Provincial Growth ...
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