web analytics

Strike for Climate today

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, September 27th, 2019 - 55 comments
Categories: activism, climate change, democratic participation, Environment - Tags: ,

https://twitter.com/ss4cnz/status/1176055757747261442

Whangārei – Strike 4 Climate NZ
08:00
Traffic lights, Corner Bank and Cameron Streets

Lower Hutt – Strike 4 Climate NZ
08:30
Dowse Square Lower Hutt
Lower Hutt City

Dunsandel – Strike 4 Climate NZ
08:30
Near Dunsandel toilets on SH1

Porirua – Strike 4 Climate NZ
08:30
Porirua Railway Station
Porirua

Golden Bay – Strike 4 Climate NZ
09:00
Golden Bay High School
Takaka Town District

Greymouth – Strike 4 Climate NZ
09:00
Greymouth Town Square
Greymouth

Thames – Strike 4 Climate NZ
09:00
Thames, New Zealand
Thames

School Strike for Climate
09:00 ·
Greymouth Town Square
Greymouth

Whanganui – Strike 4 Climate NZ
09:00
Majestic Square, Wanganui
Wanganui

Foxton – Strike 4 Climate NZ
09:30
Foxton Primary School
Foxton

Tasman Climate March in support of SS4C
10:00
Sundial Square, Richmond
Nelson

Kāpiti – Strike 4 Climate NZ
10:00
Maclean Park , Paraparaumu Beach
Paraparaumu Beach

VUW Strike 4 Climate NZ
10:30
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington

Hawke’s Bay – Strike 4 Climate NZ
10:30
Soundshell
Napier

Alexandra – Strike 4 Climate NZ
11:00
The Terrace School-Alexandra
Alexandra

UC March 4 Climate
11:00
Haere-roa
Christchurch

Wellington – Strike 4 Climate NZ
11:00
New Zealand Parliament
Wellington

New Plymouth – Strike 4 Climate NZ
11:00
Huatoki Plaza
New Plymouth

Timaru – Strike 4 Climate NZ
11:00
Timaru District Council
Timaru

Millions of Mothers March with School Strike 4 Climate NZ
11:00

Whakatāne – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Mataatua Reserve, Whakatāne

Dunedin – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Dunedin Dental School
Dunedin

Gisborne – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Childers Road Reserve
Gisborne

Aotea, Great Barrier Island – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Playground opposite the Local Board Office in Claris

Tauranga – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
The Strand, Tauranga 3110, New Zealand

Palmerston North – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Palmerston North City Council
Palmerston North

Invercargill – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Feldwick Gates, Queenspark

Kaitaia – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Jaycee Park Kaitaia
Kaitaia

Kerikeri – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
93 Kerikeri Rd, Kerikeri 0230, New Zealand

Auckland – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:00
Aotea Square
Auckland

Nelson – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:30
Church Hill Pikimai
Nelson

Marlborough – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:30
Seymour Square, Blenheim
Blenheim

Taupō – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:30
Colonel Roberts Reserve, Taupō

Motueka – Strike 4 Climate NZ
12:30
Motueka District Museum
Port Motueka

Karamea – Strike 4 Climate NZ
13:00
Karamea Area School Hall

Christchurch – Strike 4 Climate NZ
13:00
Cathedral Sq, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand

Coromandel – Strike 4 Climate NZ
13:00
Coromandel Town Information Centre
Coromandel

Waikato- Strike 4 Climate NZ
13:00
Civic Square, Hamilton, NZ
Hamilton

Opunake – Strike 4 Climate NZ
14:00
Main Beach, Opunake

Rotorua – Strike 4 Climate NZ
14:00
Village Green Rotorua
Rotorua

Opononi – Strike 4 Climate NZ
15:00
29 State Highway 12, Opononi 0473

Wanaka – Strike 4 Climate NZ
15:30
Dinosaur Park, Wanaka

Tree planting on Cape Wanbrow for School Strike 4 Climate
15:30
meet Cape Wanbrow at Tees Street entrance

55 comments on “Strike for Climate today ”

  1. Ad 1

    We'll be at the Auckland one.

  2. Grey Area 2

    We'll be at the Hawke's Bay one.

  3. weka 3

    • marty mars 3.1

      Awesome and sums it up well. The bay march looked good on fbook live (I couldn't go but was represented by the whānau). These protests imo are going to increase quickly now – I feel a momentum building, a real movement for real change not just window dressing and appeasement to cowards and weaklings.

      • Gosman 3.1.1

        I would be willing to wager you are wrong.

        • marty mars 3.1.1.1

          yeah I bet you would you creep – go away – your trolling is so inappropriate and sad – you really are stupid end of.

        • Ad 3.1.1.2

          Shaw needed a bit of cheering up – and the march was good timing for the green-left generally.

          His delays to the Bill feel like he just isn't going to get the all-gases Act he wanted.

          The Bill appears to be heading for a whole bunch of disappointment at what will appear to be technocratic mediocrity.

          But once the disappointment hits, don't anyone dare blame the Greens or indeed the government. They did something. And a whole lot more than the other lot. And they have a Prime Minister with about as strong a global moral impact as we can generate. And the media just adore them.

          Orchestrated moral outrage is a great start to a movement.

          It probably will enable a good electoral tilt for voters in 2026.

  4. Gosman 4

    Other than getting a day off from School work what is it that these kids actually want to happen?

    I thought this Government WAS meant to be taking Climate change seriously.

    • marty mars 4.1

      oh, boris gosman is back – not for long I hope lol

    • Incognito 4.2

      Those “kids” want to be taken seriously by people like you.

      • Gosman 4.2.1

        They would be taken seriously if they had an actual coherent approach beyond "Climate change bad" and "We should do something about Climate change"

        • Incognito 4.2.1.1

          Disingenuous comment, those “kids” can’t even vote yet. In any case, they urge people like you to pay attention to the science but you’re just having a go at the messenger.

          • Psycho Milt 4.2.1.1.1

            Yeah, but paying attention to the science can cause mental discomfort. Having a go at the messenger is a far more attractive proposition.

            • marty mars 4.2.1.1.1.1

              Yep that sad lack of intellect and honesty is a real show stopper for thinking carefully – dim witted slogans are so much bester for the haters.

          • Gosman 4.2.1.1.2

            I have no problem with the Science. I have a problem with people deciding on a coherent approach to dealing with the implications of the science.

            • Andre 4.2.1.1.2.1

              So you're delighted with the current incoherent inactivity approach we have to dealing with the implications of the science?

            • Incognito 4.2.1.1.2.2

              Oh, good, you almost gave the wrong impression but it appears that you’re in full support then of the actions of the “kids” urging people like you to pay attention the science and to take appropriate action starting with less beating around the bush talking and more “deciding on a coherent approach to dealing with the implications of the science”. I’m glad you’ve cleared up this misunderstanding.

              • Gosman

                Any approach to tackling Climate change WILL require a lot more talking. that is the nature of policy development. Unless you are advocating a dictatorial approach.

                • Incognito

                  Your comments are starting to sound like incoherent ramblings bordering on trolling.

                  First you ask that those “kids” want to happen. A: be taken seriously, to pay attention to the science, people in control to decide on a coherent approach to deal with the implications of the science.

                  Then you say that you “have a problem with people deciding on a coherent approach to dealing with the implications of the science” but you “have no problem with the Science”!?

                  Next you ask “[I]sn't that what James Shaw has been working on?”. In other words, Science=good, James Shaw=bad, correct? Sounds very much like of what you were accusing those “kids”:

                  They would be taken seriously if they had an actual coherent approach beyond "Climate change bad" and "We should do something about Climate change"

                  Your last comment strongly suggest to me that you are strongly in favour of a lot more talking for policy development to tackle climate change, but not by those “kids” and James Shaw, correct?

                • Stuart Munro.

                  All law is dictatorial to crooks.

                  A lot of right activity is aimed at destroying state capacity to regulate effectively – until you produce coherent content it's safe to presume your object is filibustering.

                • Poission

                  Unless you are advocating a dictatorial approach.

                  That is also the problem with empty rhetoric,and it requires some hard questions.Ted Nordhaus posed the problem as such.

                  "As many environmentalists and even elected Democrats have come to believe that serious climate disruption is already upon us, it has become fashionable to call for a World War II-style mobilization to fight climate change. But virtually no one will actually call for any of the sorts of activities that the United States undertook during the war mobilization—rationing food and fuels, seizing property, nationalizing factories or industries, or suspending democratic liberties. …

                  … If one believed that the climate crisis was already under way and that the world had only a decade or so not only to stop the growth of emissions but to slash them deeply, an emergency mobilization to rapidly cut carbon dioxide emissions would seemingly be the only sane response. But the apocalyptic rhetoric, endless demands for binding global temperature targets, and radical-sounding condemnations of neoliberalism, consumption, and corporations only conceal how feeble the environmental climate agenda actually is. The vagueness and modesty of the Green New Deal is not proof that progressives and environmentalists are closet socialists. It is, rather, evidence that most climate advocates, though no doubt alarmed, don’t actually see climate change as the immediate and existential threat they suggest it is "

                  https://issues.org/the-empty-radicalism-of-the-climate-apocalypse/

                  So if the threat requires a WW2 response such as mobilization of the unemployed into camps in remote areas to say plant trees,exterminate possums ,build groyne's on the coast etc, who would argue against such a policy?

          • AB 4.2.1.1.3

            I think we need to take Gosman very seriously. We can see in his comments the lineaments of a coming conflict. His opinions represent a cohort of people who have considerable wealth and power and who will resist any response to CC that disrupts the existing economic system or their primacy within it. The only responses they are likely to tolerate will be market/profit-driven. In that model, neoliberal capitalism's entrepreneurial heroes find tech solutions, profit immensely from them, and the whole system keeps going on forever. We can view it as delusional and simply as the latest position in the trajectory of denialism, but that doesn't make it any less powerful.

            • Gosman 4.2.1.1.3.1

              Exactly. And yet the vast majority of responses seem to be exactly the same as the kids involved in the climate change "strike". A vague undefined call to some sort of action. What action is unclear. At least you are advocating for something tangible.

            • greywarshark 4.2.1.1.3.2

              I fear going through the clobbering machine from the RW coming down on us as they did in the old days when the ordinary folks really disturbed the established order with a port strike in 1913. (I don't know the rights and wrongs of it. But it was serious.)

              https://teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/25295/masseys-cossacks

              Massey's Cossacks

              The 1913 waterfront dispute saw wharf workers take over the main ports and stop trade. Prime Minister William Massey called for farmers and rural labourers to enlist as special constables to help regain control of the wharves, pitting town against country. This group of special mounted constables – nicknamed 'Massey's Cossacks' – were the Levin Troop, and included future military hero and governor-general Bernard Freyberg (second from right).

              and it got hot in places:

              https://heritageetal.blogspot.com/2013/10/south-aucklands-special-constables.html

              Certainly the specials were issued – and often photographed, as seen above – with fearsome looking batons (the official issue was long hardwood batons, or sometimes axe handles, for mounted specials; short batons for foot specials). However, contemporary reports make it clear that intimidation – abuse, stones, bricks and perhaps even gunshot – was equally directed by the strikers against the strike-breakers.

              Most of the violence occurred in Wellington, where the strike began, rhetoric was at its hottest, and for a time the strikers seized control of the wharves. There ensued scenes never seen before on New Zealand streets. Soldiers and sailors paraded with fixed bayonets. Machine gun emplacements were set up on street corners. Spiked devices to lame horses were strewn on the streets. Even a cache of dynamite was discovered. In the overheated atmosphere a number of bloody clashes occurred between the police and special constables and the strikers and their supporters.

              Was town v country in 1913. Now RW wilfully-ignorant and comfortable against the aware and uncomfortable future-viewers.

    • weka 4.3

      "Other than getting a day off from School work what is it that these kids actually want to happen?"

      I can't tell if you are genuinely that stupid or just trolling. Try reading the post and watching the 30 sec video at the top of the post, and then you won't come across as a knob.

    • mauī 4.4

      How dare you!

  5. Mista Smokey 5

    Gosman, I believe they desire for the future generations to have some Wonder Planet left, and not dwell in hell.

    Your wearisome stirring feels sad and useless. There must be something else in life.

    Maybe, quit the questions this very day. Meet the lively young 'uns. Come along!

    • Gosman 5.1

      I saw some of them before the march in Wellington. One had a sign saying "Some of you have not seen WALL-E " and another had a sign saying "Fish are our friends not food". What either of those has to do with tackling climate change is unclear.

      • Mista Smokey 5.1.1

        Gosman, so glad to hear you were inspired to attend the Wellington March. Sounds like this is the beginning of a brave new you.

        You say " I have no problem with the science." That's great. So what's the action then? Come on, what needs to happen now.

  6. dv 6

    At a local candidates meeting, climate change was at the forefront of the meeting.

    This was not the case 3 years ago in my recollection,

  7. lprent 7

    At the Auckland march on queen street.

    Ambulance needed to get through at Wellesley st. path cleared in a few secs. impressive.

    Best placard so far "fuck mike hosking"

    • Gosman 7.1

      Yeah because that is real helpful /sarc

      • lprent 7.1.1

        They know the kind of person who is an enemy. At least they are out here doing something.

        I haven't noticed you ever suggesting anything positive – just whining like a spoilt child and apparently never doing anything.

        Do you ever get off your glutinous arse and do anything apart from moan about others doing anything.

        Or would that just endanger your jelly like morals and ethics?

    • Formerly Ross 7.2

      To be fair, that placard works for any issue Hosking comments on.

    • Incognito 7.3

      Kate Hawkesby?

      • Andre 7.3.1

        She's looking for a threesome?

      • lprent 7.3.2

        One would hope so in the interests of marital harmony. However looked like someone much much younger and unlikely to be that interested in him.

        But I'd hazard a guess and say they have seen the dumb old man with the motormouth, premature dementia, and no obvious intelligence on TV at some time (and obviously been revolted by him).

    • WeTheBleeple 7.4

      My favourite placard was 'Mike Hosking is a shit New Zealander'. I would have lost my shit if there was one for Gosman.

  8. McFlock 8

    Always a good sign when Gosman starts going on about how he's totally not bovvered at all. At the moment he’s responsible for about a third of the comments on this post lol

    • greywarshark 8.1

      Can we actually ban Gosman for a month or so, for the good of the blog? It makes us look so petty that we get on the treadmill of we v him and throwing cowpats. Can we save our forays for elsewhere or each other! Gos and his ilk sidetrack the brain onto branch lines that are closed.

  9. Ad 9

    Awesome march in Queen Street – good vibe and good numbers.

  10. marty mars 10

    Good stuff

    Kiwi businesses support striking staff

    New Zealand businesses have given their employees permission to take to the streets.

    Freedom Farms, the Garage Project, Ethique and others have pledged to support the Not Business As Usual alliance.

    https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/116111023/live-students-leave-school-for-nationwide-climate-change-strike

    and for the people that still just don't get it yet 🙂

    Garage Project's Pete Gilespie says there is no beer on a dead planet.

    • aom 10.1

      Great sign at Commonsence Organics in Wellington. Said they were on strike for the duration of the protest.

  11. greywarshark 11

    Good humoured gathering in CBD Nelson – fine weather, not too much wind so tall mannikins of green goddess with people holding up and moving arms to and fro for effect was good. A lot of work had gone into it and police were there to keep an eye but very relaxed, though they noticed a fresh breeze because of their short-sleeves which though sunny, was from a snow covering on distant mountains.

    Youngsters performed haka I think and sang and a great number of young ones both primary and secondary marched down the street, accompanied by many large coloured satin Extinction Rebellion banners, after initial Cathedral steps gathering and celebration of the occasion. Lots of placards – good simple one saying 'There Is No Planet B'. Traffic was halted each side of Trafalgar Street and some businesses closed and joined. A large number of adults, the backbone of the green movement, old, and many young ones as well; a few pregnant, one needing a sit down as a bit much for so advanced a state, but still turned up. People came from Richmond, Tasman to join.

    Thanks to all those who put in so much planning and work, with heartfelt concern for our country, society, world.

  12. mosa 12

    GREED and Neoliberal control will win over the environment $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    Till death by heat then flooods destroys everything.

    Still rule and control.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • New Principal Youth Court Judge appointed
    Judge Ida Malosi, District Court Judge of Wellington, has been appointed as the new Principal Youth Court Judge, Attorney-General David Parker announced today. Born and raised in Southland, Judge Malosi graduated from Victoria University of Wellington and spent her legal career in South Auckland.  She was a founding partner of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 mins ago
  • Visitor arrivals highest since pandemic began
    Overseas visitor arrivals exceeded 100,000 in July, for the first time since the borders closed in March 2020 Strong ski season lifts arrivals to Queenstown to at least 90% of the same period in 2019 Australia holiday recovery has continued to trend upwards New Zealand’s tourism recovery is on its ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    30 mins ago
  • Language provides hope for Tuvalu
    Climate change continues to present a major risk for the island nation of Tuvalu, which means sustaining te gana Tuvalu, both on home soil and in New Zealand Aotearoa, has never been more important, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio said. The Tuvalu Auckland Community Trust and wider Tuvalu ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Minister Sio to attend Asian Development Bank meeting in Manila
    Associate Foreign Affairs Minister Aupito William Sio travels to the Philippines this weekend to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the 55th Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) Board of Governors in Manila. “The ADB Annual Meeting provides an opportunity to engage with other ADB member countries, including those ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • United Nations General Assembly National Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā kua huihui mai nei i tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa, mai i tōku Whenua o Aotearoa Tuia ki runga, Tuia ki raro, ka Rongo to pō ka rongo te ao Nō reira, tēnā ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New strategy unifies all-of-Government approach to help Pacific languages thrive
    A united approach across all-of-Government underpins the new Pacific Language Strategy, announced by the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio at Parliament today. “The cornerstone of our Pacific cultures, identities and place in Aotearoa, New Zealand are our Pacific languages. They are at the heart of our wellbeing,” Aupito ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Upgrades for sporting facilities ahead of FIFA Women’s World Cup
    Communities across the country will benefit from newly upgraded sporting facilities as a result of New Zealand co-hosting the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023. The Government is investing around $19 million to support upgrades at 30 of the 32 potential sporting facilities earmarked for the tournament, including pitch, lighting and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Partnership supports climate action in Latin America and Caribbean
    Aotearoa New Zealand is extending the reach of its support for climate action to a new agriculture initiative with partners in Latin America and the Caribbean. Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor announced a NZ$10 million contribution to build resilience, enhance food security and address the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Landmark agreement for Māori fisheries celebrates 30th year
    The 30th anniversary of the Fisheries Deed of Settlement is a time to celebrate a truly historic partnership that has helped transform communities, says Parliamentary Under-Secretary to the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries Rino Tirikatene. “The agreement between the Crown and Māori righted past wrongs, delivered on the Crown’s treaty ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government backs initiatives to cut environmental impact of plastic waste
    The Government has today announced funding for projects that will cut plastic waste and reduce its impact on the environment. “Today I am announcing the first four investments to be made from the $50 million Plastics Innovation Fund, which was set last year and implemented a 2020 election promise,” Environment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Call for expressions of interest in appointment to the High Court Bench
    Attorney-General David Parker today called for nominations and expressions of interest in appointment to the High Court Bench.  This is a process conducted at least every three years and ensures the Attorney-General has up to date information from which to make High Court appointments.  “It is important that when appointments ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Depositor compensation scheme protects Kiwis’ money
    New Zealanders will have up to $100,000 of their deposits in any eligible institution guaranteed in the event that institution fails, under legislation introduced in Parliament today. The Deposit Takers Bill is the third piece of legislation in a comprehensive review of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New fund to help more Pacific aiga into their own homes
    The Government has launched a new housing fund that will help more Pacific aiga achieve the dream of home ownership. “The Pacific Building Affordable Homes Fund will help organisations, private developers, Māori/iwi, and NGOs build affordable housing for Pacific families and establish better pathways to home ownership within Pacific communities. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • More than 100,000 new Kiwis as halfway point reached
    Over 100,000 new Kiwis can now call New Zealand ‘home’ after the 2021 Resident Visa reached the halfway point of approvals, Minister of Immigration Michael Wood announced today. “This is another important milestone, highlighting the positive impact our responsive and streamlined immigration system is having by providing comfort to migrant ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Maniapoto Claims Settlement Bill passes third reading – He mea pāhi te Maniapoto Claims Settl...
    Nā te Minita mō ngā Take Tiriti o Waitangi, nā Andrew Little,  te iwi o Maniapoto i rāhiri i tēnei rā ki te mātakitaki i te pānuitanga tuatoru o te Maniapoto Claims Settlement Bill - te pikinga whakamutunga o tā rātou whakataunga Tiriti o Waitangi o mua. "Me mihi ka ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 50,000 more kids to benefit from equity-based programmes next year
    Another 47,000 students will be able to access additional support through the school donations scheme, and a further 3,000 kids will be able to get free and healthy school lunches as a result of the Equity Index.  That’s on top of nearly 90% of schools that will also see a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Healthy Active Learning now in 40 percent of schools across New Zealand
    A total of 800 schools and kura nationwide are now benefitting from a physical activity and nutrition initiative aimed at improving the wellbeing of children and young people. Healthy Active Learning was funded for the first time in the inaugural Wellbeing Budget and was launched in 2020. It gets regional ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Speech at 10th meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty
    Kia Ora. It is a pleasure to join you here today at this 10th meeting of the Friends of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test Ban Treaty. This gathering provides an important opportunity to reiterate our unwavering commitment to achieving a world without nuclear weapons, for which the entry into force of this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Speech for Earthshot Prize Innovation Summit 2022
    Kia ora koutou katoa Thank you for the invitation to join you. It’s a real pleasure to be here, and to be in such fine company.  I want to begin today by acknowledging His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Sir David Attenborough in creating what is becoming akin ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New accreditation builds capacity for Emergency Management Volunteers
    Emergency Management Minister Kieran McAnulty has recognised the first team to complete a newly launched National Accreditation Process for New Zealand Response Team (NZ-RT) volunteers. “NZ-RT volunteers play a crucial role in our emergency response system, supporting response and recovery efforts on the ground. This new accreditation makes sure our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Govt strengthens trans-Tasman emergency management cooperation
    Aotearoa New Zealand continues to strengthen global emergency management capability with a new agreement between New Zealand and Australia, says Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty. “The Government is committed to improving our global and national emergency management system, and the Memorandum of Cooperation signed is another positive step towards ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Christchurch Call Initiative on Algorithmic Outcomes
    Today New Zealand, the USA, Twitter, and Microsoft, announced investment in a technology innovation initiative under the banner of the Christchurch Call.  This initiative will support the creation of new technology to understand the impacts of algorithms on people’s online experiences.  Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms play a growing role in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • JOINT PR: Trans-Tasman Cooperation on disaster management
    Hon Kieran McAnulty, New Zealand Minister for Emergency Management Senator The Hon Murray Watt, Federal Minister for Emergency Management Strengthening Trans-Tasman cooperation on disaster management issues was a key area of focus when Australia and New Zealand’s disaster management ministers met this week on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • More transparency, less red-tape for modernised charities sector
    The Charities Amendment Bill has been introduced today which will modernise the charities sector by increasing transparency, improving access to justice services and reducing the red-tape that smaller charities face, Minister for the Community and Voluntary Sector Priyanca Radhakrishnan said. “These changes will make a meaningful difference to over 28,000 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Pacific visas reopened to help boost workforce
    Work continues on delivering on a responsive and streamlined immigration system to help relieve workforce shortages, with the reopening of longstanding visa categories, Immigration Minister Michael Wood has announced.  From 3 October 2022, registrations for the Samoan Quota will reopen, and from 5 October registrations for the Pacific Access Category ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day Bill passes into law
    The Bill establishing Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day has passed its third reading. “As Queen of Aotearoa New Zealand, Her Majesty was loved for her grace, calmness, dedication, and public service. Her affection for New Zealand and its people was clear, and it was a fondness that was shared,” Michael ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New investor migrant visa opens
    The new Active Investor Plus visa category created to attract high-value investors, has officially opened marking a key milestone in the Government’s Immigration Rebalance strategy, Economic Development Minister Stuart Nash and Immigration Minister Michael Wood have announced. “The new Active Investor Plus visa replaces the previous investor visa categories, which ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New wharekura continues commitment to Māori education
    A new Year 1-13 designated character wharekura will be established in Feilding, Associate Minister of Education Kelvin Davis announced today. To be known as Te Kura o Kauwhata, the wharekura will cater for the expected growth in Feilding for years to come. “The Government has a goal of strengthening Māori ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • National minute of silence for Queen Elizabeth II
    A national minute of silence will be observed at the start of New Zealand’s State Memorial Service for Queen Elizabeth II, at 2pm on Monday 26 September. The one-hour service will be held at the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, during a one-off public holiday to mark the Queen’s death. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Speech to the Climate Change and Business Conference
    Tēnā koutou i tēnei ata. Good morning. Recently I had cause to say to my friends in the media that I consider that my job is only half done. So I’m going to take the opportunity of this year’s Climate and Business Conference to offer you a mid-point review. A ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government enhances protection for our most-productive land  
    Enhanced protection for Aotearoa New Zealand’s most productive land   Councils required to identify, map, and manage highly productive land  Helping ensure Kiwis’ access to leafy greens and other healthy foods Subdivision for housing on highly-productive land could still be possible in limited circumstances  The Government has today released a National ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Kieran McAnulty to attend Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction
    Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty will travel to Brisbane this week to represent Aotearoa New Zealand at the 2022 Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. “This conference is one of the most important meetings in the Asia-Pacific region to progress disaster risk reduction efforts and increase cooperation between ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Trade and Agriculture Minister to travel to India and Indonesia
    Minister of Trade and Export Growth and Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor will travel tomorrow to India and Indonesia for trade and agricultural meetings to further accelerate the Government’s growing trade agenda.  “Exploring ways we can connect globally and build on our trading relationships is a priority for the Government, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Poroporoaki: Cletus Maanu Paul (ONZM)
    E te rangatira Maanu, takoto mai ra, i tō marae i Wairaka, te marae o te wahine nāna I inoi kia Whakatānea ia kia tae ae ia ki te hopu i te waka Mātaatua kia kore ai i riro i te moana. Ko koe anō tēnā he pukumahi koe mō ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pacific Wellbeing Strategy sets clear path to improve outcomes for Pacific Aotearoa
    Strengthening partnerships with Pacific communities is at the heart of the Government’s new Pacific Wellbeing Strategy, Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio announced today. “Working alongside communities to ensure more of our aiga and families have access to the staples of life like, housing, education, training and job opportunities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Jobs on the horizon for more than 1,000 rangatahi
    Following on from last week’s Better Pathways Package announcement and Apprenticeship Boost 50,000th apprentice milestone, the Government is continuing momentum, supporting over 1,000 more rangatahi into employment, through new funding for He Poutama Rangatahi. “Our Government remains laser focused on supporting young people to become work ready and tackle the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • NZ/AU partnership to bring world-class satellite positioning services
    Land Information Minister Damien O’Connor today announced a joint Trans-Tasman partnership which will provide Australasia with world-leading satellite positioning services that are up to 50 times more accurate, boosting future economic productivity, sustainability and safety.  New Zealand and Australia have partnered to deliver the Southern Positioning Augmentation Network (SouthPAN), with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Govt helps small businesses get paid on time
    The Government is adding to the support it has offered New Zealand’s small businesses by introducing new measures to help ensure they get paid on time. A Business Payment Practices disclosure regime is being established to improve information and transparency around business-to-business payment practices across the economy, Small Business Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Economy grows as tourism and exports rebound
    The economy has rebounded strongly in the June quarter as the easing of restrictions and reopening of the border boosted economic activity, meaning New Zealand is well placed to meet the next set of challenges confronting the global economy. GDP rose 1.7 percent in the June quarter following a decline ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Ambassador to China announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Grahame Morton as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to China. “Aotearoa New Zealand and China share a long and important relationship,” Nanaia Mahuta said. “As we mark 50 years of diplomatic relations between our nations, we are connected by people-to-people links, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago