UK media and the election

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, May 6th, 2015 - 42 comments
Categories: journalism, spin, uk politics, you couldn't make this shit up - Tags: ,

I am of the opinion that NZ media has a strucutural right-wing bias. But at least we haven’t gone as far down that path as the UK media (yet). Check out these front pages (courtesy Toby Manhire):

UK-media1

42 comments on “UK media and the election ”

  1. higherstandard 1

    Hilarious…. I remember some of the headlines from the Sunday sport when i was in the UK.

    http://i100.independent.co.uk/article/21-sunday-sport-headlines-that-will-make-you-worry-about-humanity–xkpVryEK0

    • Molly 1.1

      Higherstandard – I stupidly went to look at your link, if those headlines are an indication of what you find hilarious then I suppose you will also find the phrase I stupidly went to look at your link gave you a bit of a giggle too.

      • higherstandard 1.1.1

        Dear Molly I suggest you start a group.

        • thechangeling 1.1.1.1

          Very funny but the PC police will have a field day!

        • Molly 1.1.1.2

          Been there – still doing that. (And no, not a Patricia Bartlett advocacy-type group) 🙂

          …I just really don’t find anything on that link funny. Although I do remember thinking Benny Hill was worth watching way back when. Must’ve been eight or nine, so I’m guessing the smutty sexist humour went completely over my uninformed immature brain.

  2. Maui 2

    With that kind of media assault on UK Labour it’s hard to imagine how they would even stand a chance of winning!

  3. NZSage 3

    I find it hard to believe any sane person would pay for and read those trash mags.

  4. johnm 4

    The left in the U$K call the Daily Mail the Daily Heil! Basically the Tory parasite 1% are sh*tting themselves that Labour will be the next government in coalition or support with the SNP. This would mean their parasitic fiesta would be cut back and the Trident monster scrapped saving up to a 100 billion pounds and austerity ended.

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/the-sturgeon-factor-the-scottish-national-party-and-the-british-elections/5447367

    As Milliband actually is Tory lite they may be in luck he won’t have the balls or courage to go in with the SNP and end the Tory chinless wonder tyranny. 🙁

    • millsy 4.1

      Daily Mail is weird — preaches family values and morality, but consistently profiles women that, sleep around, as people say about it. Same with the Sun.

  5. Capn Insano 5

    The Scaly Mail
    The Daily Fail

  6. Lanthanide 6

    In some ways I think what we have in NZ is worse.

    These front pages in the UK are obviously biased, and pretty much everyone knows that they’re biased.

    In NZ, we just get “political editors” and “political reporters” who are claiming to be biased, but have an unfailing ability to always give National/Key the benefit of the doubt, while very carefully scrutinising Labour (man ban, Mallard’s moa, Cunliffe’s “apology”, Donghua Liu letter resulting in calls for Cunliffe to resign, etc).

    • Amanda Atkinson 6.1

      Oh please. Weeks / months of relentless Dirty Politics, Orivida, Wing Nuts Campbell traversing the country scaremongering about the GCSB. Are kidding me? And now, days and days of Pony Tail gate. Get a grip. The NZ MSM climb into the government of the day with everything they’ve got, no matter who it is. We have a serious problem with the quality of our MSM, not a left or right bias. Most of us just want to be rid of all this left – right crap, because people at both ends cannot think critically with such deep rooted political bias. To prove my point, everyone here says the MSM are right biased, and everyone on Slaters site says the MSM are left biased. Well, you can’t both be right. So, both are full of it, basically. Political bias clouds rational thinking, there’s the proof right there.

      • emergency mike 6.1.1

        “To prove my point, everyone here says the MSM are right biased, and everyone on Slaters site says the MSM are left biased. Well, you can’t both be right. So, both are full of it, basically.”

        I think there’s a logical flaw somewhere in your ‘proof’ there…

        Your central hypothesis that the problem is incompetence rather than political bias has merit. (Populism and careerism should get worthy mentions.) But nothing you said rules out the possibility of it being both.

        • Amanda Atkinson 6.1.1.1

          Oh it is not ruled out if we assume that there IS in fact right bias in the MSM. Which of course the right will debunk with equal vigor. My logic holds. The proof stands.

          • Lanthanide 6.1.1.1.1

            lol

          • emergency mike 6.1.1.1.2

            Two sides making conflicting claims does not prove that both are wrong. That’s a long way from logic. Teletubbys dancing on revolving Fruit Loops comes to mind.

            Plus, your argument assumes that ‘the right’, (those paragons of neutrality you refer to on Slater’s site), have indeed ‘debunked’ the claim of left bias. That seems a circular stance to take since you claim that both sides arguments on this matter are biased and irrational. So why accept that brushing off the issues that Lanth lists as ‘unimportant’ or ‘hitjobs’ is a convincing debunking?

            Unless of course your own opinion on that matter is in agreement with those guys you say are irrational and biased. Which would make you one of them. An irrational biased rightie claiming that the lefties are irrational biased too and so everyone is just wrong. Desperate projection much?

            But I guess if you were irrational and biased and trying to defend an international laughing stock like John Key then an adolescent argument like that might make sense in a cognitively dissonant Teletubbys dancing on revolving Fruit Loops kind of way.

      • Lanthanide 6.1.2

        1. Dirty Politics was (is) about the right using Slater and other aligned blogs to present the message they want, while not being directly involved themselves. This is a serious issue.

        2. Orivida was about corruption of Collins and her getting away with it. This is a serious issue.

        3. The GCSB have been spying on NZ citizens, as we now find out from the Snowden leaks, despite John Key promising to resign if it turned out they had. This is a serious issue.

        4. Pony tail gate involves a head of state committing a crime against an ordinary citizen. This is a serious issue.

        On the other hand, Cunliffe writing a form letter for a constituent 8 years ago is not a serious issue, but it was blown up to be one. Cunliffe saying “I’m sorry for being a man, right now. Because family and sexual violence is perpetrated overwhelmingly by men against women and children” was deliberately quoted out of context by the media to whip up a story out of what actually was a reasonable thing – in context – to say. The Labour “man-ban” was only ever a proposal that went through the normal democratic process of the Labour party and was rejected, yet the media jumped on it and made it into a big story. Mallard’s moa was an off-the-cuff remark that the media jumped on and made into a big story.

        • Amanda Atkinson 6.1.2.1

          You’re further supporting my statement. All those things are serious to YOU, because you are left. The right, blows each of those issues of as hit jobs, or unimportant. That’s my whole point. Again, both cannot be right, so both are full of it. Both left and right become irrational because of political bias.

          • Lanthanide 6.1.2.1.1

            So you don’t care about corruption by government ministers, you don’t care that John Key said he would resign if NZers were being spied on, and then when proof to that affect came out, he didn’t? You don’t care about the PM of this country assaulting private individuals?

            It’s not that they’re important to me because “[I’m] left”, they should be important to anyone that cares about accountability and democracy. Evidently not you.

            “Again, both cannot be right, so both are full of it. ”

            That’s a completely illogical statement. 1+1 = 2 and 1+2 = 2; both cannot be right because then 1+1 = 1+2. But clearly 1 +1 = 2 is right.

            You don’t care that the Herald had big banners saying “Democracy Under Attack” when Labour were putting (reasonable) limitations on campaign spending, but they haven’t come out with any such banners when National *actually* rescinded democracy at environment Canterbury?

            • Amanda Atkinson 6.1.2.1.1.1

              You again support my logic. Your political basis is clouding your assessment of these issues. I’m not saying you’re right or wrong. I’m just saying there is no point discussing these things with people with political bias, because they are irrational. You say its assault because you are a leftie. The right say it was stupid, but not assault because the context is, he was having a laugh, with someone he knew, and he was hardly to commit sexual assault in front his wife for gods sake. I say, the answer is somewhere in the middle, and for Amanda Bailey to decide (and possibly the courts), not people with political bias (left and right), writing about it on on blogs.

              • Tracey

                Who do you think has no political bias given how many people cast a vote?

                • Amanda Atkinson

                  There’s just a tiny difference between a vote and a belief that the other side is always wrong. The irrationality on here and Slater’s blog is sometimes cringe worthy. There are some really good thinkers, on both sites, and that’s why I visit from time to time. A lot of good rational stuff is written. Usually by those who are not on them very much. At least The Standard haven’t barred me “yet” for saying that. Slater, the champion of free speech did. Good night all.

                  • Lanthanide

                    Yes, I can see that you don’t actually understand what “irrational” means.

                    You are using the word to mean “things I don’t agree with because they’re extreme”. That doesn’t make them irrational.

                    For the record, I don’t have a belief that the other side is always wrong. In fact, the issues I’ve been discussing in this thread (which you have only barely replied to) are about specific actions taken by National MPs, and not about policy at all. I don’t believe Collins was acting corruptly because I innately think everything she does is wrong and she’s “the enemy”, I see her as acting corruptly because her actions were corrupt.

                    Really the problem here is YOU. You disagree with me (for some reason), see that I have a leftwing outlook and so accuse me of having a leftwing bias and don’t ever bother to look at the actual facts of what has happened and address them in an objective fashion. This is clearly shown by you saying “the left and the right are both pointing fingers at each other, they must both be wrong!”.

                    • Amanda Atkinson

                      In general terms, if Little was the PM, and the situation was reversed, the right would be on the attack and saying the media are too soft on him, and the left (maybe not YOU personally, but in general) would be downplaying it and saying the media are blowing it out of proportion. It would be a complete role reversal. IF that did happen (yes we will never know), it would prove 100% that how lefties and right wingers feel about certain issues, is massively influenced by who is involved in these issues and whether they are left or right. That’s irrationality.

                    • Lanthanide

                      “That’s irrationality.”

                      It’s not irrationality, it’s partiality or partisanship.

                      I also doubt that the left would be as supportive of a Labour PM engaging in common assault as the right have been.

              • Lanthanide

                “You again support my logic. Your political basis is clouding your assessment of these issues.”

                What is clearer than John Key promising to resign if proof that NZers were spied on, and then refusing to when proof is provided? How is my political basis [sic] clouding my assessment of him failing to follow through on his promise? Or are you suggesting he didn’t really mean it when he promised it, in which case he was outright lying at the time? Are we just supposed to be happy that we have a PM who will say anything at any time to make unpleasant questions go away, and then do a 180 flip-flop later?

                I think I have a reasonable reputation on this site for calling out bullshit when I see it as bullshit (btw your comments are bullshit), whether it comes from the left or the right, or an author or another commenter. Yes I obviously have a left-wing outlook on life, but that doesn’t mean I’m partisan.

                “You say its assault because you are a leftie.”

                Marilyn Waring, well-known right-wing MP, has said it is assault, and is “getting tired of being called anything other than unlawful”.

                So no, it’s not because “I’m a leftie”, it’s because he has broken the law-as-written. That’s what a crime is. It is up to the courts to decide, given the full circumstances, whether someone is to be punished for a crime (they first must be charged with it).

          • One Anonymous Bloke 6.1.2.1.2

            Is that how logic works for you? Two people cannot both be right, so they both must be wrong? 😆

            How about you actually dust the cobwebs off your critical faculties and address Lanthanide’s argument?

            • Lanthanide 6.1.2.1.2.1

              Amanda better be thankful that logic doesn’t work that way, or computers wouldn’t be possible, and hence this conversation.

            • Amanda Atkinson 6.1.2.1.2.2

              See, irrational and … resorting to abuse under anonymity. Pure class haha!!

              • Lanthanide

                There is no anonymity here, only pseudonymity.

                Knowing my name in real life wouldn’t make a hill of beans of difference to what I write here.

                Also, there’s nothing actually irrational about OAB’s comment. I wonder if you know what “irrational” actually means.

              • One Anonymous Bloke

                You’re confusing criticism with abuse.

          • Tracey 6.1.2.1.3

            Are the issues Lanth points to important to YOU? If not, why not?

        • marty mars 6.1.2.2

          + 1 Lanthanide – I agree with your excellent comment.

          These serious issues do not get investigated or even looked at – and I’d add Key’s lying too – it has got very hard to stomach and surely even his advisers must get worried.

      • mikesh 6.1.3

        It may be more than just “incompetence”. The media are a bunch of private corporations with their own corporate interests to foster.

      • DoublePlusGood 6.1.4

        Relentless?
        If the media was at all competent and honest in this country, Dirty Politics, GCSB issues, and Oravida would have both resulted in exists of MPs from parliament, loss of the election by National, and possibly criminal charges against several involved for corruption.
        And the Pony Tale is the Prime Minister committing assault, which the MSM is trying to pretend is not the case.
        So no, the MSM aren’t trying in the slighted to do their job properly.

    • emergency mike 6.2

      True that Lanth. I recall a documentary a while back set in a country where the TV was pumping out non-stop communist propaganda. A citizen being interviewed pointed out that everybody knew it was such, whereas in the West we actually believe the shit we’re shoveled.

    • Murray Rawshark 6.3

      Tautoko. I fully agree. The UK tabloids are the equivalent of Whalespew, while ours are more Kiwibog.

  7. Mike Steinberg 7

    It seems the media bias is seen to be strongest against UKIP and least against the Conservatives.

    “YouGov has revisited questions about media bias first run in May 2014. British people still say the news media are most biased against UKIP (43%, compared to 27% who say the media are biased against the Lib Dems, 22% for Labour and 15% for the Conservatives).”

    https://yougov.co.uk/news/2015/04/22/voters-still-think-media-are-most-biased-against-u/

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government improves mass arrival management
    The Government has strengthened settings for managing a mass arrival, with the passing of the Immigration (Mass Arrivals) Amendment Bill today.  “While we haven’t experienced a mass arrival event in New Zealand, it is an ongoing possibility which would have a significant impact on our immigration and court systems,” Immigration ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Super Fund to get more investment opportunities
    Finance Minister Nicola Willis has welcomed the passage of legislation giving the New Zealand Superannuation Fund a wider range of investment opportunities. The New Zealand Superannuation and Retirement Income (Controlling Interests) Amendment Bill passed its third reading in Parliament today. “The bill removes a section in the original act that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Crown and iwi settle three decades of negotiations
    Three decades of negotiations between iwi and the Crown have been settled today as the Whakatōhea Claims Settlement Bill passes its third reading in Parliament, Treaty Negotiations Minister Paul Goldsmith says. “While no settlement can fully compensate for the Crown’s past injustices, this settlement will support the aspirations and prosperity ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Zealand to support PNG landslide response
    New Zealand will support Papua New Guinea’s response to the devastating landslide in Enga Province, Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Defence Minister Judith Collins have announced.   “Ever since learning of the horrendous landslide on Friday, New Zealand has been determined to play our part in assisting Papua New Guinea’s ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government to consult on regulation of shooting clubs and ranges
      The Government is consulting New Zealanders on a package of proposals for simple and effective regulation of shooting clubs and ranges, Associate Minister of Justice, Nicole McKee announced today.   “Clubs and ranges are not only important for people learning to operate firearms safely, to practice, and to compete, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Successful New Caledonia repatriation winds up, need for dialogue remains
    Over 300 people have been successfully flown out of New Caledonia in a joint Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) operation.   As of today, seven New Zealand government aircraft flights to Nouméa have assisted around 225 New Zealanders and 145 foreign nationals ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Minister to Singapore for defence, technology talks
    Defence and Science, Innovation and Technology Minister Judith Collins departs for Singapore tomorrow for defence and technology summits and meetings. First up is the Asia Tech X Singapore Summit, followed by the Five Power Defence Arrangements Defence Ministers Meeting and wrapping up with the Shangri-La Dialogue for Defence Ministers from ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Major investment in teacher supply through Budget 24
    Over the next four years, Budget 24 will support the training and recruitment of 1,500 teachers into the workforce, Education Minister Erica Stanford announced today. “To raise achievement and develop a world leading education system we’re investing nearly $53 million over four years to attract, train and retain our valued ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Joint statement on the New Zealand – Cook Islands Joint Ministerial Forum – 2024
    1.  New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Rt Hon Winston Peters; Minister of Health and Minister for Pacific Peoples Hon Dr Shane Reti; and Minister for Climate Change Hon Simon Watts hosted Cook Islands Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Hon Tingika Elikana and Minister of Health Hon Vainetutai Rose Toki-Brown on 24 May ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Middle East, Africa deployments extended
    The Government has approved two-year extensions for four New Zealand Defence Force deployments to the Middle East and Africa, Defence Minister Judith Collins and Foreign Minister Winston Peters announced today. “These deployments are long-standing New Zealand commitments, which reflect our ongoing interest in promoting peace and stability, and making active ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Climate Change Commission Chair to retire
    The Climate Change Commission Chair, Dr Rod Carr, has confirmed his plans to retire at the end of his term later this year, Climate Change Minister Simon Watts says. “Prior to the election, Dr Carr advised me he would be retiring when his term concluded. Dr Rod Carr has led ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Inaugural Board of Integrity Sport & Recreation Commission announced
    Nine highly respected experts have been appointed to the inaugural board of the new Integrity Sport and Recreation Commission, Sport & Recreation Minister Chris Bishop says. “The Integrity Sport and Recreation Commission is a new independent Crown entity which was established under the Integrity Sport and Recreation Act last year, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • A balanced Foreign Affairs budget
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters confirmed today that Vote Foreign Affairs in Budget 2024 will balance two crucial priorities of the Coalition Government.    While Budget 2024 reflects the constrained fiscal environment, the Government also recognises the critical role MFAT plays in keeping New Zealanders safe and prosperous.    “Consistent with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New social housing places to support families into homes
    New social housing funding in Budget 2024 will ensure the Government can continue supporting more families into warm, dry homes from July 2025, Housing Ministers Chris Bishop and Tama Potaka say. “Earlier this week I was proud to announce that Budget 2024 allocates $140 million to fund 1,500 new social ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New Zealand’s minerals future
    Introduction Today, we are sharing a red-letter occasion. A Blackball event on hallowed ground. Today  we underscore the importance of our mineral estate. A reminder that our natural resource sector has much to offer.  Such a contribution will not come to pass without investment.  However, more than money is needed. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government sets out vision for minerals future
    Increasing national and regional prosperity, providing the minerals needed for new technology and the clean energy transition, and doubling the value of minerals exports are the bold aims of the Government’s vision for the minerals sector. Resources Minister Shane Jones today launched a draft strategy for the minerals sector in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Government progresses Māori wards legislation
    The coalition Government’s legislation to restore the rights of communities to determine whether to introduce Māori wards has passed its first reading in Parliament, Local Government Minister Simeon Brown says. “Divisive changes introduced by the previous government denied local communities the ability to determine whether to establish Māori wards.” The ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • First RMA amendment Bill introduced to Parliament
    The coalition Government has today introduced legislation to slash the tangle of red and green tape throttling some of New Zealand’s key sectors, including farming, mining and other primary industries. RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop says the Government is committed to  unlocking development and investment while ensuring the environment is ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government welcomes EPA decision
    The decision by Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) to approve the continued use of hydrogen cyanamide, known as Hi-Cane, has been welcomed by Environment Minister Penny Simmonds and Agriculture Minister Todd McClay.  “The EPA decision introduces appropriate environmental safeguards which will allow kiwifruit and other growers to use Hi-Cane responsibly,” Ms ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Speech to Employers and Manufacturers Association: Relief for today, hope for tomorrow
    Kia ora, Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou kātoa Tāmaki Herenga Waka, Tāmaki Herenga tangata Ngā mihi ki ngā mana whenua o tēnei rohe Ngāti Whātua ō Ōrākei me nga iwi kātoa kua tae mai. Mauriora. Greetings everyone. Thank you to the EMA for hosting this event. Let me acknowledge ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Government invests in 1,500 more social homes
    The coalition Government is investing in social housing for New Zealanders who are most in need of a warm dry home, Housing Minister Chris Bishop says. Budget 2024 will allocate $140 million in new funding for 1,500 new social housing places to be provided by Community Housing Providers (CHPs), not ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • $24 million boost for Gumboot Friday
    Thousands more young New Zealanders will have better access to mental health services as the Government delivers on its commitment to fund the Gumboot Friday initiative, says Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Mental Health Minister Matt Doocey.  “Budget 2024 will provide $24 million over four years to contract the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill passes first reading
    The Coalition Government’s Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, which will improve tenancy laws and help increase the supply of rental properties, has passed its first reading in Parliament says Housing Minister Chris Bishop. “The Bill proposes much-needed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 that will remove barriers to increasing private ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Montecassino Commemorative Address, Cassino War Cemetery
    Standing here in Cassino War Cemetery, among the graves looking up at the beautiful Abbey of Montecassino, it is hard to imagine the utter devastation left behind by the battles which ended here in May 1944. Hundreds of thousands of shells and bombs of every description left nothing but piled ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • First Reading – Repeal of Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act 1989
    I present a legislative statement on the Oranga Tamariki (Repeal of Section 7AA) Amendment Bill Mr. Speaker, I move that the Oranga Tamariki (Repeal of Section 7AA) Amendment Bill be now read a first time. I nominate the Social Services and Community Committee to consider the Bill. Thank you, Mr. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • First reading of 7AA’s repeal: progress for children
    The Bill to repeal Section 7AA of the Oranga Tamariki Act has had its first reading in Parliament today. The Bill reaffirms the Coalition Government’s commitment to the care and safety of children in care, says Minister for Children Karen Chhour.  “When I became the Minister for Children, I made ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • China Business Summit 2024
    Kia ora koutou, good morning, and zao shang hao. Thank you Fran for the opportunity to speak at the 2024 China Business Summit – it’s great to be here today. I’d also like to acknowledge: Simon Bridges - CEO of the Auckland Chamber of Commerce. His Excellency Ambassador - Wang ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Assisted depatures from New Caledonia
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters has confirmed a New Zealand Government plane will head to New Caledonia in the next hour in the first in a series of proposed flights to begin bringing New Zealanders home.    “New Zealanders in New Caledonia have faced a challenging few days - and bringing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Assisted departures from New Caledonia
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters has confirmed a New Zealand Government plane will head to New Caledonia in the next hour in the first in a series of proposed flights to begin bringing New Zealanders home.  “New Zealanders in New Caledonia have faced a challenging few days - and bringing them ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government to rollout roadside drug testing
    The Coalition Government will introduce legislation this year that will enable roadside drug testing as part of our commitment to improve road safety and restore law and order, Transport Minister Simeon Brown says.  “Alcohol and drugs are the number one contributing factor in fatal road crashes in New Zealand. In ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Minister responds to review of Kāinga Ora
    The Government has announced a series of immediate actions in response to the independent review of Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities, Housing Minister Chris Bishop says. “Kāinga Ora is a large and important Crown entity, with assets of $45 billion and over $2.5 billion of expenditure each year. It ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pseudoephedrine back on shelves
    Associate Health Minister David Seymour is pleased that Pseudoephedrine can now be purchased by the general public to protect them from winter illness, after the coalition government worked swiftly to change the law and oversaw a fast approval process by Medsafe. “Pharmacies are now putting the medicines back on their ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand-China Business Summit
    Tēnā koutou katoa. Da jia hao.  Good morning everyone.   Prime Minister Luxon, your excellency, a great friend of New Zealand and my friend Ambassador Wang, Mayor of what he tells me is the best city in New Zealand, Wayne Brown, the highly respected Fran O’Sullivan, Champion of the Auckland business ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New measures to protect powerlines from trees
    Energy Minister Simeon Brown has announced that the Government will make it easier for lines firms to take action to remove vegetation from obstructing local powerlines. The change will ensure greater security of electricity supply in local communities, particularly during severe weather events.  “Trees or parts of trees falling on ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani win top Māori dairy farming award
    Wairarapa Moana ki Pouakani were the top winners at this year’s Ahuwhenua Trophy awards recognising the best in Māori dairy farming. Māori Development Minister Tama Potaka announced the winners and congratulated runners-up, Whakatōhea Māori Trust Board, at an awards celebration also attended by Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and Finance Minister ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • DJ Fred Again – Assurance report received
    "On the 27th of March, I sought assurances from the Chief Executive, Department of Internal Affairs, that the Department’s correct processes and policies had been followed in regards to a passport application which received media attention,” says Minister of Internal Affairs Brooke van Velden.  “I raised my concerns after being ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • District Court Judges appointed
    Attorney-General Judith Collins has announced the appointment of three new District Court Judges, to replace Judges who have recently retired. Peter James Davey of Auckland has been appointed a District Court Judge with a jury jurisdiction to be based at Whangarei. Mr Davey initially started work as a law clerk/solicitor with ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Unions should put learning ahead of ideology
    Associate Education Minister David Seymour is calling on the Post Primary Teachers’ Association (PPTA) to put ideology to the side and focus on students’ learning, in reaction to the union holding paid teacher meetings across New Zealand about charter schools.     “The PPTA is disrupting schools up and down the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Craig Stobo appointed as chair of FMA
    Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Andrew Bayly today announced the appointment of Craig Stobo as the new chair of the Financial Markets Authority (FMA). Mr Stobo takes over from Mark Todd, whose term expired at the end of April. Mr Stobo’s appointment is for a five-year term. “The FMA plays ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Budget 2024 invests in lifeguards and coastguard
    Surf Life Saving New Zealand and Coastguard New Zealand will continue to be able to keep people safe in, on, and around the water following a funding boost of $63.644 million over four years, Transport Minister Simeon Brown and Associate Transport Minister Matt Doocey say. “Heading to the beach for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago

Page generated in The Standard by Wordpress at 2024-05-29T18:24:39+00:00