web analytics

The cost of terrorist rhetoric

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, November 11th, 2014 - 38 comments
Categories: discrimination, human rights, racism, racism - Tags: , , , ,

When John Key takes to the media to over-hype the risks of ISIS terrorism to NZ, there is a cost:

Devoy: Muslims are being racially abused

Muslim leaders are reporting a spike in racial abuse and the Race Relations Commissioner is concerned. Dame Susan Devoy says the leaders have said the abuse is aimed mainly at women and children, many of them walking to and from school.

“The Human Rights Commission is concerned for the wellbeing of vulnerable Muslim Kiwis, some of whom are being wrongly targeted and blamed for things they are not responsible for and have vehemently opposed,” said Dame Susan.

“When we bring the violence and the hatred we see on our television screens into our communities, when we scream hateful abuse at a woman in a veil and her children, we are the ones creating the terror.”

Truly and well spoken.

38 comments on “The cost of terrorist rhetoric ”

  1. repateet 1

    Dame Susan Devoy speaks on behalf of the new victims but the leaders of the hate campaign don’t care about that collateral damage.
    I mean do Key and his sycophantic followers care about the thousands of victims of his other policies? As long as they are fine all is well with the world.

    • Macro 1.1

      Exactly.
      I don’t believe they have an empathetic bone in their body. They probably don’t even know why it means.
      Self-centredness, greed, and fear are the only emotions they understand.
      The driving principle in their life is fear. Fear that they will loose their place in society, their status and wealth. This fear is fed on a daily basis by the news media. I saw it most vividly whilst in North America last month. Fear of Ebola, fear of “terrorists”, fear of loss of power. The fear was almost tangible, hour upon hour of media stoked fear. It was incredible. No wonder they all went out and voted in Republicans. So many are so afraid.

      • Draco T Bastard 1.1.1

        No wonder they all went out and voted in Republicans. So many are so afraid.

        QFT

        And the thing is that the fear has been created out of whole cloth. The risk doesn’t really exist but it’s a useful tool of the authoritarians running the world.

      • emergency mike 1.1.2

        Fear is the most powerful mechanism for controlling and manipulating others. Psychopaths understand this at a deeper level than the rest of us. And they have none.

  2. Chooky 2

    In Australia farmers who have contracts to sell Halal dairy products to Emirates have been abused and had death threats…. thanks to Tony Abbott talking up the terrorist threat ….and an abusive facebook campaign!

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-09/company-drops-halal-certification-due-to-social-media-pressure/5877584

    It is claimed that these ‘Attacks fall under ‘Islamophobia’.

    We should be very careful that the whipped up anti -terrorist campaign does not affect New Zealand farmers and the agriculture sector here.

    New Zealand should be forging economic and trade links with Muslim countries and Russia

    United States’ and Israel’s problems in the Middle East should not be made our problems …or problems for New Zealand farmers and the New Zealand economy

    • Tiro 2.1

      Halal or Kosher (Jewish) slaughter has been an issue for some years it is a separate problem brought in with the increase of the Muslims population to Aussie, NZ and Britain and else where .
      Why has created a problem?
      Because it allows exemptions under the law on (humane) slaughter, Against the Animals based on religion (sheep, cows, chicken i.e. it allows slaughter without per-stunning: meaning the animal is fully conscience (throat- cut and then raised in the air to be bleeding to death extending their suffering by up to 5 min!).
      In other words, as a sheep you can be slaughtered in a country that has so called animal welfare standard, but is of fat use if you end up in a Muslim owned slaughter- house of horror.
      Through lack of labeling people are buying (Britain), against their consciousness, meat that turns out to be halal slaughtered. They are rightfully upset and disgusted that this is even happening.
      These questions are rightfully asked and are not attacks but clearly the pitfalls that exemption of law bring against different sets of ppl in the same country.

      • joe90 2.1.1

        Because it allows exemptions under the law on (humane) slaughter, Against the Animals based on religion (sheep, cows, chicken i.e. it allows slaughter without per-stunning: meaning the animal is fully conscience (throat- cut and then raised in the air to be bleeding to death extending their suffering by up to 5 min!

        Nope.

        What about exemptions for halal slaughter?

        In New Zealand there is no exemption to the requirement for pre-slaughter stunning, unlike in some other countries.

        Halal slaughter requires that the animal dies from the “halal cut” to the throat, i.e. that the pre-slaughter stun is not powerful enough to kill the animal.

        In premises that undertake halal slaughter in New Zealand, reversible electrical stunning is used to ensure that animals are rendered unconscious instantaneously and remain unconscious at the time of slaughter, thus complying with both animal welfare and halal requirements.

        http://www.mia.co.nz/industry_information/FAQ-halal/index.htm

        • Tiro 2.1.1.1

          Not so – Just another example of wool over the public eyes PR
          I do remember putting in submission on this issue in NZ :
          “The decision followed months of negotiations between Crown Law and New Zealand’s Jewish community over the issue, which was due to be heard in court today.
          Instead an agreement was reached to allow about 1000 chickens to be killed each year using shechita.” http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10690864
          And these are so called official figures.

          another bent over for the almighty dollar –

          • framu 2.1.1.1.1

            from what i heard the halal butchers agreed that stunning was OK – the kosher butchers are the ones who dug in their heels and refused to change

            if thats true its not actually a problem created by islam but by (ahh i dont want to type it – 🙂 )

            • red blooded 2.1.1.1.1.1

              So, if you are concerned for the suffering of animals and their rights, stop eating them. Sorry, but whether “humane” or not, killing is killing.

              • Chooky

                halal yoghurt doesnt have gelatine in it…no killing in the making of halal dairy and yoghurt

                • Tiro

                  And yoghurt is made with oh yes, milk.. coming from cows after calving (flowers and the bees etc).
                  Are you aware what this industry does with bobby calves and have the cows produce milk 3-4 weeks earlier than the gestation period (think chemistry – abortion)?

                  You know that the Japanese are trying to get ha-lal certification for the meat of harpooned whales?
                  Ha-lal (laughter after laughter, lie after lie, etc).

  3. One Anonymous Bloke 3

    Hate speech leads to violence and radical preachers are to blame, Prime Minister, so why don’t you step down from your pulpit and pull your head in?

  4. Dont worry. Be happy 4

    Isn’t inciting racial or religious hatred and violence illegal?

    • Barfly 4.1

      not if John Key does it….

    • Tracey 4.2

      you mean like hagers house was raided in a few weeks after emails were hacked and slaters house still hasnt been raided after two years…

      this govt doesnt care. the decision about troops is partial politics and business.

    • Mainlander 4.3

      You mean like burning flags and effigies in the middle of Auckland streets, Devoy seems to be somewhat selective in her criticisms

      • One Anonymous Bloke 4.3.1

        Yes, the outbreak of violence against authoritarian fearmongers was a real shame. Which planet was that on again?

        PS: on Wingnut, political protest is exactly the same as National Party thugs bullying children.

        • red blooded 4.3.1.1

          Hey, do we have any evidence that the people committing these acts belong to or vote for one particular party?

          I’m not a NACT fan, but I worry when people start to make these kinds of sweeping generalisations and assumptions. If you think about it, that’s part of the point of this post.

          • One Anonymous Bloke 4.3.1.1.1

            Bigotry is a right wing trait, National has a huge percentage of the right wing vote, and their media mouthpieces routinely employ hate speech.

            Yep, I’m pretty confident that racist thugs vote National.

      • Tracey 4.3.2

        the flag that the pm wants to spend 27m changing, that precious piece of cloth?

        • Mainlander 4.3.2.1

          No i was referring to the recent burnings of the Jewish flags in relation to this comment “Isn’t inciting racial or religious hatred and violence illegal?” Which i find just as disgusting as any attack on Muslim Kiwis

          • framu 4.3.2.1.1

            jewish flags? – dont you mean israeli flags?

            there is a difference – one which we need to keep in mind on this topic. (not all jews are residents of israel, or approve of israels current policy and military directions)

          • minarch 4.3.2.1.2

            what does a jewish flag look like Mainlander ?

            Ive never seen one before

          • felix 4.3.2.1.3

            That’s a bit like saying that burning the U.S. flag is inciting hatred against Christians.

  5. minarch 5

    “the leaders have said the abuse is aimed mainly at women and children, many of them walking to and from school.”

    women and children eh, classic racist/phobic behavior !

    to scared to try there shit on fully grown men

    cowards

  6. When John Key takes to the media to over-hype the risks of ISIS terrorism to NZ, there is a cost:

    Your post is missing the essential part in which you demonstrate a causal link between Key over-hyping the threat to NZ, and racist abuse of Muslims. Such a link can’t just be assumed, especially not since we’ve had months of TV news items featuring Muslims cutting hostages’ heads off, otherwise murdering or enslaving people, carrying out terrorist attacks in western countries etc. Those would be entirely sufficient on their own to prompt racist nutbars to abuse local Muslims.

    • stargazer 6.1

      except, as someone who has to live with this stuff & who is in regular contact with other women who have to live with this stuff, our experience is that the nastiness has gotten considerably worse in the last month. when the government starts talking in the way it has recently, there seems to be a much bigger impact.

      • Psycho Milt 6.1.1

        Well, the worsening in the last month or so could be down to the NZ government, or it could be down to the attacks in Australia and Canada. Who knows? I don’t, and neither does the post author.

        • emergency mike 6.1.1.1

          I think the author was expressing what’s known as an ‘opinion’. People then comment on that opinion – agree, disagree, etc. You been on teh internet long?

          Crying “Prove it!” like a kid in the playground doesn’t contribute much.

          • Psycho Milt 6.1.1.1.1

            If your opinion is something along the lines of “I don’t like these pants, they’re cut funny and the colour’s bilious,” sure. However, if your opinion is a claim, in this case “Recent examples of abuse of Muslims in NZ are John Key’s fault,” that claim should be accompanied by an argument for why the claim should be accepted. Providing that argument or not providing it is he difference between being taken seriously and being treated as an ignorant blowhard – if you’ve been on the internet long you’ll have seen that principle in operation on just about every site that allows comments.

            • emergency mike 6.1.1.1.1.1

              And how exactly would you like the OP to “demonstrate a causal link” in this case? A paper trail? A signed confession from the racist abusers saying they did it because JK? Not gonna happen is it? Hence the OP was simply implying an opinion, that Key’s rhetoric has contributed to some degree or other to a rise in racist abuse of Muslims.

              You can complain that the OP didn’t give any argument as to why there should be any such connection if you like. But I for one don’t blame him/her for not bothering to go into the numerous examples from history of heads of state ramping up the racially charged bogeyman rhetoric followed by a rise in racist abuse towards that minority.

              Because you’d have to have been living under a rock or something.

  7. weka 7

    Speaking of rhetoric, if the purpose of terrorism is to induce peoples fears as a way of controlling them, then what the fuck was the NZHerald doing with this today?

    #BREAKING Vial sent to Australia for testing for Ebola was originally sent to the @nzherald mailroom. All precautions were taken. More soon.

    How was the public good served by that tweet? Worse, how did it play into people’s fears and insecurities?

    When the Herald says protocol was followed, does that include running out into the world and yelling FIRE, then later qualifying that with ‘oh, but it’s really just a pretend fire’? FFS, there are now international headlines about jihadists sending ebola to a newsroom. Great protocol.

    Media sanctioned terrorism.

  8. newsense 8

    Anyone asks SBW what he thinks about Key and his recent War on Terror no fly list US BS or are the All Blacks who are paid up sycophants of the Key government the only ones who are permitted to speak out?

    That would be SBW the Muslim, you non-sport followers…

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • New record number of homes consented
    In the year ended June 2021, the actual number of new dwellings consented was 44,299, up 18 percent from the June 2020 year. In June 2021, the seasonally adjusted number of new dwellings consented rose 3.8 percent. In June 2021, 4,310 new dwellings were consented, an increase of 3.8 per ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Communities backed to tackle wilding pines
    Twelve community projects across New Zealand will receive a share of $2 million to carry out wilding pine control, Biosecurity Minister Damien O’Connor announced as part of Biosecurity Week. “Wilding pines are a serious problem that threaten many of the unique landscapes that New Zealanders value. Community groups and trusts ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Health Minister Andrew Little responding to the New Zealand Nurses Organisation's rejection of ...
    I was advised last night that the result of the ballot of Tōpūtanga Tapuhi Kaitiaki o Aotearoa New Zealand Nurses Organisation members have rejected the latest proposal to settle their collective agreement. Let me be clear: the proposal was one they put to the Government. The Nurses Organisation rejected their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 hours ago
  • Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation introduced to Parliament
    Legislation has been introduced to Parliament to protect against practices intended to change or suppress someone’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Introducing the Conversion Practices Prohibition Legislation Bill, Minister of Justice, Kris Faafoi, said the measures proposed were aimed at ending conversion practices which don’t work, are widely ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • New school site for booming West Auckland
    The Government will build on a new school site in West Auckland to cope with rapid population growth in the area, Education Minister Chris Hipkins says. The Ministry is working with existing local schools to determine how the 1.5-hectare site at 279 Hobsonville Point Road will be used to support ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Trans-Tasman travel window to close at midnight tomorrow
    A further 500 MIQ rooms released for managed returnees from NSW Further Government actions announced today are balanced to provide more certainty for Kiwis wanting to return from Australia, while continuing to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, acting Minister for COVID-19 Response Ayesha Verrall says. The actions were foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Govt investing millions in Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti schools
    Napier Boys’ and Girls’ High Schools are among those set to benefit from a $16.5 million investment in the Hawke's Bay and Tairāwhiti region, Economic and Regional Development Minister Stuart Nash announced today. The Government has set aside money in Budget 2021 to accelerate five projects in Napier, Hastings, Havelock North ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Game changing Jobs for Nature investment for Northland
    Conservation Minister Kiri Allan has announced Jobs for Nature funding for a portfolio of projects that will create ‘game changing’ gains for nature and communities across Northland/Te Tai Tokerau as part of the Government’s acceleration of the economic recovery from COVID. “This portfolio of 12 projects will see over $20 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Third COVID-19 vaccine receives provisional approval
    New Zealand’s regulatory authority Medsafe has granted provisional approval of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 18 years of age and older, Acting Minister for COVID-19 Response Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. New Zealand secured 7.6 million doses (enough for 3.8 million people) of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Bowel-cancer screening programme is saving lives
    More than 1000 New Zealanders have had bowel cancer – New Zealand’s second-most-common cause of death from cancer - detected under the Government’s National Bowel Screening Programme, Health Minister Andrew Little said today. More than 1200 New Zealanders died from bowel cancer in 2017. The screening programme aims to save ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Govt welcomes draft report on the retail grocery sector
    The Commerce Commission’s draft report into the retail grocery sector is being welcomed by Government as a major milestone. “I asked the Commerce Commission to look at whether this sector is as competitive as it could be and today it has released its draft report for consultation,” Commerce and Consumer ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Christchurch’s Youth Hub ‘set to go’ thanks to further Government funding
    Construction of New Zealand’s first, purpose-built centre for youth well-being is ready to get underway thanks to an extra $2.5 million of COVID-19 response funding, Housing Minister and Associate Minister of Finance, Megan Woods announced today.  “The Christchurch Youth Hub is about bringing together all the things young people need ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Next step to protect Milford Sound Piopiotahi
    Expert group lays out plan to better protect iconic UNESCO World Heritage site Milford Sound Piopiotahi and its surrounds Funding confirmed for dedicated unit and Establishment Board to assess the recommendations and provide oversight of the process from here Milford Opportunities Project a test case for transformational change in tourism ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Funding for projects to reduce waste from construction and demolition
    The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. “Construction is the main source of waste sent to landfill, and much of this could be reduced, reused and recovered,” Environment Minister David Parker said. “The Government is funding ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Speech at the launch of the National Hepatitis C Action Plan
    Tēnā koutou katoa. Thank you Anglesea Pharmacy and Te Manawa Taki for hosting this event. As a doctor, I saw first hand the impact of hepatitis C. I met Moana in 2019; she came to the infectious diseases outpatient clinic at Wellington Hospital having tested positive for hepatitis C. Like ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Plan to eliminate hepatitis C as a major health threat by 2030
    A plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand, reducing liver cancer and the need for liver transplants, has been released today by Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall. “Around 45,000 New Zealanders have hepatitis C, but only around half know they have it,” said Ayesha Verrall. “Symptoms often ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • School upgrades and new classrooms for West Coast, Tasman and Canterbury
    A funding injection from Budget 2021 to complete four shovel ready projects and new classrooms at six schools and kura will provide a real boost to local communities, Minister Dr Megan Woods announced today. “This Government has committed to providing quality fit for purpose learning environments and 100,000 new student ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Warmer Kiwi Homes smashes annual target
    The Government's highly successful insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, is celebrating a key milestone with the completion of more than 38,000 insulation and efficient heater installs in the year to the end of June, smashing its target of 25,000 installs for the year. “The Warmer Kiwi Homes scheme ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ
    Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New Zealand was suspended on Friday for at least eight weeks following the worsening of the COVID outbreak across the Tasman. New Zealanders have ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs makes three diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced three New Zealand Head of Mission appointments. They are: Mike Walsh as Ambassador to Iran Michael Upton as Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Kevin Burnett as Ambassador to Indonesia Iran “Aotearoa New Zealand has a long-standing and constructive relationship with Iran, despite a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved for West Coast and Marlborough
    The Government has activated Enhanced Task Force Green (ETFG) in response to the West Coast and Marlborough floods, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “To assist with the clean-up, up to $500,000 will be made available to support the recovery in Buller and Marlborough which has experienced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Govt support for upgrade of Eden Park players facilities
    Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade the players facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World Cup events. Eden Park is a confirmed venue for the Rugby World Cup 2021, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, and a proposed venue for matches of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • More jobs and quicker public transport motoring towards West Auckland
    Work to improve public transport for West Aucklanders and support the region’s economic recovery by creating hundreds of jobs has officially kicked off, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff this morning marked the start of construction on the Northwestern Bus Improvements project. It ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government backs critical health research
    Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease is getting crucial support in the latest round of health research funding, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today. The funding, awarded through the Health Research Council of New Zealand, covers 31 General Project grants ($36.64 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Bay of Islands hospital facilities to bring services closer to home
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little have joined a ceremony to bless the site and workers for Phase Two of the redevelopment of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa today. The new building will house outpatients and primary care facilities, as well as expanded renal care ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Raukokore re-imagined with ‘smart’ relocatable rent to own housing
    Iwi, Crown Partnership Relocatable, fully insulated housing, connected to a new solar plant Provides a pathway to home ownership New housing in the remote eastern Bay of Plenty community of Raukokore shows how iwi and Crown agencies can work together effectively to provide warm, dry, energy efficient homes in a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Cabinet accepts Turkish authorities’ request for the managed return of three NZ citizens
    Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier this year. Turkey has requested that New Zealand repatriate ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Govt delivers more classrooms so children can focus on learning
    Extra Government investment in classrooms and school building projects will enable students and teachers to focus on education rather than overcrowding as school rolls grow across the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis say. The pair visited Ruakākā School in Whangārei today to announce $100 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New station a platform for AirportLink to take off
    Every Aucklander with access to the rail network will now have a quick and convenient trip to the airport, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said during the official opening of the new Puhinui Interchange today. The new interchange links the rail platform with a new bus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • 10 days sick leave for employees delivered
    Legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days comes into effect today, bringing benefits to both businesses and employees, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. “Our Government is delivering on a key manifesto commitment to help Kiwis and workplaces stay healthy,” Michael Wood said. “COVID-19 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on Election Win
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tonight congratulated Prime Minister-elect Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her victory in the Samoa’s general election. “New Zealand has a special relationship with Samoa, anchored in the Treaty of Friendship. We look forward to working with Samoa’s new government in the spirit of partnership that characterises this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Quarantine Free Travel with Australia suspended
    Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. From 11.59pm today Australians will no longer be able to enter New Zealand quarantine-free. This will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Growing conservation efforts in Gisborne
    A big injection of Jobs for Nature funding will create much-needed jobs and financial security for families in TeTairāwhiti, and has exciting prospects for conservation in the region, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The projects target local communities most affected by the economic consequences of COVID 19 and are designed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Flood recovery given further assistance
    The Government is contributing a further $1 million to help the flood battered Buller community, Acting Emergency Management Minister Kris Faafoi announced today. “Buller is a small community which has found itself suddenly facing significant and ongoing welfare costs. While many emergency welfare costs are reimbursed by Government, this money ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Funding for five projects to reduce food waste
    The Government is funding five projects to help address the growing problem of food waste, Environment Minister David Parker announced today. “New Zealand households throw away nearly 300,000 tonnes of food every year, half of which could still be eaten. By supporting these initiatives, we’re taking steps to reduce this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding event
    The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated today - meaning residents on the West Coast of the South Island and in the Marlborough region hit by flooding over the weekend can now access help finding temporary accommodation, announced Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) Poto Williams in Westport today. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pause to Quarantine Free Travel from South Australia to New Zealand
    Quarantine Free Travel from South Australia to New Zealand will be paused from 11.59am (NZT) tonight, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. However, people currently in the state who ordinarily live in New Zealand will be able to return on “managed return” flights starting with the next available flight, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand condemns malicious cyber activity by Chinese state-sponsored actors
    New Zealand has established links between Chinese state-sponsored actors known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40 (APT40) and malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “The GCSB has worked through a robust technical attribution process in relation to this activity. New Zealand is today joining other countries in strongly condemning this malicious ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Remarks to Diplomatic Corps
    It is a pleasure to be with you all this evening. Some of you may have been surprised when you received an invitation from the Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control, and I would forgive you if you were. New Zealand is unique in having established a Ministerial portfolio ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Early Pfizer shipment boosts vaccine schedule
    The largest shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to date has arrived into New Zealand two days ahead of schedule, and doses are already being delivered to vaccination centres around the country, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “The shipment of more than 370,000 doses reached New Zealand yesterday, following a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago