Posts Tagged ‘civil service’

Local Bodies: NZ Politics, a rocky road ahead.

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, March 27th, 2018 - 29 comments

Dave Kennedy at Local Bodies looks at the tough task ahead for Labour, and where retired MPs are landing.

Mergers & Schisms

Written By: - Date published: 10:55 am, March 11th, 2011 - 10 comments

Last National government: split Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries. This National government: merge Agriculture and Fisheries. In times of economic recession and disaster National know the really important things to focus on. Just as long as they keep those civil servants busy and away from helping the public we’ll all be fine.

Ryall: Our Only Plan Is Cuts

Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, October 2nd, 2010 - 10 comments

Treasury in their first year under National tripled their expenditure on contractors whilst forcing all other departments into cuts.  Bill English decided against having any public accountability, and left Tony Ryall talking rubbish trying to explain it.

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