web analytics

Upgrades – Grumpy post area

Written By: - Date published: 5:48 pm, October 11th, 2008 - 77 comments
Categories: admin - Tags: ,

Lynn Prentice

I’ve brought the site up to date. All the various hacks that I put in this years have now been removed as the software and plugins have now been upgraded.

The main area of difference is in the re-edit, which is no longer in-line. I’m still tweaking that in places for look and feel. I’ve very interested if this gets rid of the problems that people have been having with the older version recently. There was one bug in it that I sent the bug and fix to the author.

Let me know of issues you’d like addressed in the current look and feel, and any bugs.Currently the only known bug is the missing caption graphic (working on it).

I’ll be doing some more of the wish-list stuff later, but it is unlikely to get into place before the election. I have tweaked the database parameters to give better performance when the system goes under HEAVY load, as happened twice last week.

There will be a server upgrade on the 16th of October about midday. I’ll remind people closer to the date.

Lynn

77 comments on “Upgrades – Grumpy post area”

  1. I’ve lost “The Standard 2.0” header from up the top.

    (Running on firefox)

  2. lprent 2

    Interesting – it is there on my firefox. Now reads The Standard 2.02.

  3. lprent 3

    Looks like something played with the font… I didn’t notice as the fonts are different anyway in OpenSUSE

  4. lprent 4

    Ok – have to go out and be social. Still haven’t sussed the font issue. Will look at again when I get back

  5. bill brown 5

    Gravitars don’t seem to be working – people without one are over-exposed instead of being interesting geometrical shapes

  6. lprent 6

    Fixed….

  7. Tamaki resident 7

    I don’t see “The Standard” header at the top – just a blank space. I’m running on Firefox 3.0.3

  8. Anita 8

    I don’t see “The Standard” in the header either, Safari 3.1.2 Mac OS 10.5.5

  9. Anita 9

    Either edit still doesn’t work for me, or I don’t know how to find it 🙂

    How should re-edit be working?

  10. Anita 10

    Re-captcha is too wide on the “register” page.

    P.S. lprent many many thanks for your good work, I can’t believe yo managed to find the time!!

    [lprent: I didn’t – I was so stuffed from the last round of canvass programming that I needed to find a light chore….]

  11. Anita 11

    Testing for re-edit when logged in.

    If this still says “it doesn’t” work then i can’t find re-edit when logged in either 🙂

  12. randal 12

    groovy baby. have learned how to enlarge the text and all I need now is for someone to tell me how to open a split screen and I will be very happy! apart from that….this is the best blog in the universe. how about that?

  13. Anita 13

    I will stop now… but first…

    I restarted Safari and “The Standard 2.02” is there (yay), still no re-edit. I don’t understand what the restart worked *sigh*

  14. Anita 14

    I lied… I am writing more…

    The flag has gone from the light brown box up the top.

  15. Matthew Pilott 15

    Hi Lynn, looking good here, but a few thoughts & such. This all for I.E 7.

    I also can’t see the header. [fixed]

    Previously there was a floating bar that showed the post you were on and buttons to go forward and back among the posts – this seems to have gone, not sure whether that was intentional. [think that wa removed intentionally – but I’ll check]

    Is there an easier way to login than clicking ‘register’, and the link on that page to log in? [ummm]

    Cap is still a bit funny – the coloured box is there, but no content until I refresh. No biggie though.

    Cheers!

  16. I don’t see “The Standard’ header at the top – just a blank space. I’m running on Firefox 3.0.3

  17. Daveski 17

    Ditto – running Firefox 3.0.3 on XP

    Don’t stress – take your time – you could consider taking the site down for the next couple of weeks to iron out these bugs, eh??

    Actually, well done – it is great the NZ has a vibrant blogosphere covering all colours of the spectrum.

    Cool – edit works 🙂

    [lprent: 🙂 You have that wrong. You should be encouraging me to spend more time on the site… A lot LOT ***LOT** more time. I’m far more dangerous to the chances of the right forming a government when doing my other voluntary work. Lots of voter targeting algorithms and the data systems to make it happen.]

  18. Janet 18

    Please, how do I make the font bigger – too tiny for tired eyes.

  19. Anita 19

    Janet,

    Which browser are you using?

  20. Draco T Bastard 20

    I don’t see “The Standard’ header at the top – just a blank space.

    Ditto

    running:

    Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.3) Gecko/2008092510 Ubuntu/8.04 (hardy) Firefox/3.0.3

    EDIT: Oo, pretty pop-up editer.

    [lprent: Yeah and let me tell you that the version you’re seeing is infinitely better than what it started with. It hurt my eyes…Still got a few display quirks.]

  21. Anita 21

    Draco,

    Where did you get the editor from? Or where is it? Or something! 🙂

  22. Anita 22

    This time checking for edit in Firefox 3.0.3 OS X 10.5.5

    Look look I can edit!!! 🙂

  23. Anita 23

    This time checking for edit in Safari (as above) with a full reset (after the restart)

    No edit here <— to be changed if I can edit

  24. Janet 24

    Firefox (don’t know which one) and Vista. I’ve got no Standard heading either.
    And I would like to know how other people add links as there is no link type icon anywhere I can see.

  25. Anita 25

    Janet,

    Firefox (don’t know which one) and Vista.

    Try Control-+ (control and plus) to make the text bigger and Control-minus to make it smaller again.

  26. lprent 26

    I’ve put the header back in, boosted the font size and family to something I can read reasonably easily, and reduced the line spacing.

    Just having a look around for other bits that I didn’t manage to turn on before being dragged off to be social.

    Ok reedit working as admin

  27. lprent 27

    Testing as not logged in

    Re-edit is working now that I turned the options back on

  28. Anita 28

    Is re-edit working in Safari now?

    No <— will edit this if I can edit.

  29. now when you scroll down, the masthead stays at the top of your screen but slides behind the body of the page. basically, you see the standard image slide down the page and disappear behind the ‘pages’ bar.. that’s the best way i can explain it..

    .. i just thought i would mention that, despite understanding electronics and logic and all that, computers are basically magic to me.

  30. lprent 30

    Larger test entry area with proportional font
    line 2
    line 3
    line 4
    line 5
    This line is to tets that the worrd wrap is doing what I expect it to do. That it should do it ok – yep.

    Anita: I’ll test the re-edit on Safari on Tiger.

    Steve – I saw that. I’ll class that as an effect…. Um – actually I know what that is, I’ll fix it.

  31. lprent as anon 31

    Ok – some test to do the test with.

    Anita – this worked on Safari 3.1.2 on a old PPC Mac Mini doing a reedit. I think you should probably look at the javascript settings?

  32. Anita 32

    lprent, sweet, I shall leave it alone til then 🙂

    SP, dark dark magick 🙂

  33. lprent 33

    Looking at the comment spacing next

  34. Anita 34

    lprent,

    Hm… I have javascript enabled in my Safari preferences (and Java).

    Testing whether it was being blocked by pop-up blocking…

  35. Anita 35

    Nope, cant edit with pop-ups unblocked either (I don’t see the “edit” line between my name and the comment, so that was a long shot).

    I’ll email r0b and see what he can see, he’s one of the other Safari on Leopard users who lost re-edit a while ago.

    P.S. I have plugins, Java and Javascipt enabled, still no juice.

  36. lprent 36

    Anita – try something for me – log out and try it. I’m wondering if there is a relationship to your login. rOb also logs in.

    Fixed header and comment line spacing.

  37. Anita 37

    Ok, restarted Safari, cleared cache, cookies etc (full “Reset Safari” experience).

    Jave on, Javascript on, Plugins on, accepting all cookies.

    Now, can I edit this comment?

  38. Anita 38

    Nope, no edit thingy.

    Is it ajax? Do you have anything else ajax here so I can see if that works for me?

    (I have no problem with re-edit other places tho)

  39. r0b 39

    I’ll email r0b and see what he can see, he’s one of the other Safari on Leopard users who lost re-edit a while ago.

    Hey Anita, Lynn

    No need to email. I’m just back after a party party party. Will test edit.

    Remove this line if I can edit.

  40. r0b 40

    No joy. Safari 3.1.1, pop ups blocked, javascript on.

    Captcha: “brokers defects” – there’s a lot of that about…

  41. Anita 41

    r0b,

    Heya! 🙂 You’re on 10.5.4 or 10.5.5? That’s a slightly older version of Safari than me, but the same as Lynn’s working set-up.

  42. lprent 42

    ?? It looks like something to do with safari on leopard. Needless to say that is the one OS/browser I don’t have.

  43. Anita 43

    P.S. Party on a Saturday night, whatever were you thinking? 🙂

  44. Anita 44

    lprent,

    It’s always the only config not represented in the test lab that doesn’t work. 🙂

  45. r0b 45

    Testing Safari 3.04 on MacOS 10.4.11

    P.S. Party on a Saturday night, whatever were you thinking?

    I know I know. What’s worse there was – dancing. Old fogeys dancing – eeew!

    Will zap this line if I can edit.

  46. r0b 46

    Nope, no soup edit for me! This one also no pop ups javascript on. Heading back to my regular machine.

  47. Anita 47

    r0b,

    Is that PPC or intel? Lynn’s working 10.4 was PPC (not that it should make a difference 🙂

  48. r0b 48

    You’re on 10.5.4 or 10.5.5

    This one (my regular home machine) is 10.5.3 intel (Safari 3.1.1).

  49. Anita 49

    I can edit comments over here: http://www.cymru66.com/wordpress/wordpress-ajax-edit-comments-plugin/#comment-15422

    It’s a mystery, I must go to sleep before I turn into a pumpkin (despite not having been out dancing 🙂

    G’night, see you all in the morning!!

    P.S. I like the XHTML thingy!!

    [lprent: I’ll try for the tinyedit tommorrow on the test setup…]

  50. lprent 50

    Anita & rOb: Looks like something to do with the security settings around safari somehow. Antivirus perhaps?

    Anyway, the system looks like it is working enough for me to do a little tinkering tommorrow.

    I have one last thing to test – uploading graphics. Then I’d better stop keeping my partner awake with the music that fuels the coding (as much as the coffee)

  51. r0b 51

    Anita & rOb: Looks like something to do with the security settings around safari somehow. Antivirus perhaps?

    I have no security / antivirus software, never needed it (I’ll probably get hit now!). All by web content security selections are allowed / enabled / ticked. I accept cookies only from sites I navigate to.

    Then I’d better stop keeping my partner awake with the music that fuels the coding (as much as the coffee)

    Headphones man headphones!

  52. r0b 52

    G’night, see you all in the morning!!

    And you both, sleep well.

  53. lprent 53

    Ok – graphics upload is working fine.

    The system appears a *lot* happier with the upgraded database params. It is now caching almost all database queries… Lets hope that stops the massive slowdowns that happened last week when the Nay’s did their tax proposals, and then when the Morgan poll got released.

    Ummm login…

    r0b: I have to wear headphones at work, and besides the speakers there are crap….. It really is a lot nicer listening on a local 5.1

  54. jaymam 54

    Just testing to see if I get a pretty avatar!

    No, apparently not.
    How do I get an avatar then? I had one on Kiwiblogblog.

    [lprent: Also it could be the e-mail address you were using…. That is what the gravatar is keyed to.]

  55. Hey lprent, what happens when it gets to version 3? 😉

  56. Anita 56

    lprent,

    It’s not antivirus for me either.

    I just tested and I can re-edit here which is using the same re-edit plug-in as The Standard. So it looks like the problem is specific to here.

    Hm…

  57. dan 57

    The Standard is still blocked at TV3 for being a security risk.

  58. IrishBill 58

    Once a site is blocked by security software it often goes on a list of permanently blocked sites. You may need to contact your IT manager to get the standard removed from the blacklist.

  59. lprent 59

    jayman: http://www.thestandard.org.nz/faq/gravatar/

    dan: It will take a while for them to notice that the site is all clean. This build was done with completely clean code with the exception of some css. I just wish I knew exactly how the ^&(*^&*&%&^$%& malware updateshave been getting through.

    it: ummmm that could take a while, and probably a new generation looking nostalgically back to the good old days when the net was young.

  60. lprent 60

    On the admin side there is a De-link showing against comments. I’ll have to read the code to see what it is doing.

  61. lprent 61

    Just as a matter of interest – from the dashboard..

    Top Posts
    Tax cut calculator
    Unacceptable (James Sleep and John Hayes)
    Campaign Hub 2008

    Top Searches
    The Standard, roy morgan poll, The standard nz

    Most Active
    The rainy day cometh
    Roy Morgan poll
    No tax cut for most from Nats

    Looks like there are taxes and campaigning going on

  62. bill brown 62

    Well, if you put tax in the public’s mind, you better deliver.

  63. Matthew Pilott 63

    Odd. I came here to say that when I logged in using IE6, when i clicked on a post to enter a comment I was logged back out. yet Here I am logged in. Will go back and see if I can comment again…

  64. Matthew Pilott 64

    Ah, yep, fairly major gremlin here Lynn. On this and many other pages, I am logged in as yours truly, and can see the ‘site admin’ tag top right as per usual for registered users.

    On some threads it shows me as not logged in, and ‘register’ appears up there* instead.

    On one thread I seemed to be logged in as someone else! Problematic. I think you have my email if you want further details.

    (as I mentioned above – is clicking on ‘register’ and then ‘log in’ the only way to log in? Or should there be a login button I’m missing?)

  65. Matthew Pilott 65

    Hmm now seems better.

  66. lprent 66

    Sounds like a cache problem somewhere. By the sound of it probably in the gateway server to the net. I’ll keep an eye out for further reports

  67. Matthew Pilott 67

    Bugger. Still doing it – I log in but some posts don’ thave me as logged in while others do…

  68. Anita 68

    A quick update (for after the election 🙂

    I get re-edit when I use Vienna (an RSS aggregator which uses “a built-in web browser based on the Safari web engine”).

    I think search is still pakaru did you think it’d been fixed? If so I’ll give you some examples, if not then you already know this 🙂

  69. lprent 69

    Interesting. I’ll have a look at the search. It seems to deindex itself on occassions

  70. Anita 70

    I got an edit timer just before when I posted a comment in Safari.

    An edit timer! In Safari! Wheeeeeeee!! 🙂

    And again I got one and it works!!!!! <— this is me editing!!

  71. lprent 71

    cool – bet it doesn’t last 😈

    The reindex for the search should be finished in a few minutes

  72. Anita 72

    r0b,

    Any sign of re-edit for you?

  73. Anita 73

    I still have re-edit.

  74. Pascal's bookie 74

    I’m using Safari 1.3.2 (v312.6) and OS X 10.3.9

    Edit thing crashes safari. Every time I post a comment I have to wait for the clock on the edit to run down.

    Same thing happens when I open the standard from ‘favorites’ have to use ‘history’ or safari falls over.

  75. Ianmac 75

    Pascals Bookie: I’m using Firefox on System X.4.10 because Safari kept crashing.
    Even then there is a long wait to navigate after posting.
    Still worth the wait though 🙂

  76. Anita 76

    Safari 3.1.2
    OS 10.5.5

    Re-edit started working for me and I am happy 🙂

    I’m about to put on 3.2, let’s see if I’m still happy.

  77. Anita 77

    Safari 3.2
    OS 10.5.5

    Re-edit still going strong. I have no idea why/how it appeared late last month, but I’m very pleased it’s sticking around.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Report into Iain Lees-Galloway’s expenditure
    A report undertaken by Ministerial Services into Iain Lees-Galloway’s ministerial expenditure has found no evidence of any inappropriate transactions or spending. Ministerial Services undertook a line by line review of all his expenditure, including staff and spouse expenses for the period 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2020.  “I commissioned ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 hours ago
  • Managed isolation charges to start 11 August
    Managed isolation charges for returnees will come into force from 12.01am Tuesday 11th August, after they passed their last cabinet milestone today, Housing Minister Megan Woods said. “The new charging system balances the rights of New Zealanders to return home and helps reduce pressure on the managed isolation and quarantine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Update on New Zealand and the Cook Islands travel bubble
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Henry Puna have welcomed the completion of phase one in the establishment of a travel bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Island. Negotiations on the text of an ‘Arrangement to Facilitate Quarantine-Free Travel ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • One-stop ‘jobs and training’ shop goes live
    The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by COVID-19, announced Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni. Connected.govt.nz is a one-stop-shop for jobseekers, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    15 hours ago
  • MSD security guards to be paid Living Wage
    Security guards contracted to the Ministry of Social Development will be paid at least the Living Wage from next month supporting the Government’s commitment towards fair pay and employment conditions, announced Minister for  Social Development Carmel Sepuloni.   “MSD was  among the first government agencies to pay its employees the living ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    18 hours ago
  • New strategy to ensure nature thrives
    The Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage today launched Te Mana o te Taiao, the Aotearoa New Zealand Biodiversity Strategy - a way forward that envisions Aotearoa New Zealand as a place where ecosystems are healthy and resilient, and people embrace the natural world. “Many of New Zealand’s plants and wildlife species ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Provider Languages Fund will support Pacific Wellbeing approach
    “Pacific languages, cultures and identity are essential to the health, wellbeing and lifetime success of our Pacific peoples and their communities in Aotearoa. The strength and resilience of Pacific Aotearoa is not only vital to their own prosperity but integral to the prosperity of all New Zealanders, and is particularly ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • COVID-19: More funding for schools and boost to construction sector
    ·       $38 million to help schools cover unexpected costs related to COVID-19 ·       $69 million upgrade for online learning ·       $107 million contingency funding to support school construction suppliers facing additional costs due to the lockdown. The Government is releasing $214 million from the COVID-19 response and recovery fund to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Stay safe on the tracks – Rail Safety Week
    Despite the Government installing safety upgrades around the country, people should still take care around rail crossings, said Transport Minister Phil Twyford launching Rail Safety Week. Phil Twyford said installing safety infrastructure is crucial, but we are encouraging people to be more careful around trains too. “We’re making good progress ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • Government backs Manawatū social housing project
    The Government is providing a cash injection to help Palmerston North City Council complete a programme to provide 78 social housing units for vulnerable tenants. The $4.7 million to build 28 units in the Papaioea Place redevelopment comes from the $3 billion set aside for infrastructure in the Government’s COVID-19 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Major funding boost for Predator Free Banks Peninsula
    A pest free Banks Peninsula/Te Pātaka o Rākaihautū is one step closer with a $5.11 million boost to accelerate this project and create jobs, announced Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage in Canterbury today. “This is a game changer for this ambitious project to restore the native wildlife and plants on Ōtautahi/Christchurch’s doorstep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Major investment for indoor sports in Hawke’s Bay
    A Government grant of $6.4 million will expand the Pettigrew Arena in Taradale with new indoor courts of national standard. “The project is likely to take 18 months with approximately 300 people employed through the process,” Grant Robertson said. “The expansion will increase the indoor court space up to 11 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New infrastructure for Far North tourist town
    The Far North tourist destination of Mangonui is to receive Government funding to improve waterfront infrastructure, open up access to the harbour and improve water quality, Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced. A total of $6.5 million from the $3 billion set aside in the COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Government remains committed to Women’s Cricket World Cup
    The Government has re-affirmed its commitment to supporting the hosting of the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup, which the ICC has delayed from 2021 to 2022. “This is obviously a disappointing decision for cricket players and fans around the world and for the White Ferns and their supporters here at ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Green light for Te Awa River Ride in $220m nationwide cycleways investment
    Cyclists and walkers will now have a safer way to get around Taupō, Tūrangi, and between Hamilton and Cambridge, with funding for shared paths and Te Awa River Ride, Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. “The Te Awa River Ride is the latest part of massive growth ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Six major ‘shovel-ready’ cycleways funded in Christchurch
    Six major cycle routes will be completed in Christchurch thanks to funding from the Government’s investment in shovel-ready infrastructure as part of the COVID-19 recovery Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter announced today. $125 million will be invested to kick-start construction and fund the completion of the following cycleway ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New Police facilities for Whanganui
    Plans are underway for a brand new state-of-the-art hub for Whanganui’s justice and social agencies, following confirmation the ageing Whanganui Central Police Station is to be replaced. Police Minister Stuart Nash has announced $25 million in new infrastructure spending to improve facilities for the wider community, and for staff who ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Relativity adjustment for Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu
    An adjustment payment has been made to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu under the relativity mechanisms in their 1995 and 1997 Treaty of Waitangi settlements, Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Andrew Little announced today. The latest payments to Waikato-Tainui and Ngāi Tahu are $2,700,000 and $2,600,000 respectively to ensure the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Auckland rail upgrades pick up steam
    Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters and Transport Minister Phil Twyford today kicked off the start of the Auckland NZ Upgrade Programme rail projects which will support over 400 jobs and help unlock our biggest city. Both ministers marked the start of enabling works on the third main rail line project ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • PGF support for Wairoa creates jobs
    The Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $3.78 million in Wairoa will create much needed economic stimulus and jobs, Under-Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced today. PGF projects announced today include: $200,000 loan to Nuhaka Kiwifruit Holdings Ltd (operated by Pine Valley Orchard Ltd) to increase the productivity ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Public and Māori housing to trial renewable energy technology
    Tenants in public and Māori housing may be benefiting from their own affordable renewable energy in future – a fund to trial renewable energy technology for public and Māori housing has today been announced by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods and Associate Minister for Housing (Māori Housing) Nanaia Mahuta. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • $2.7m for Hokianga infrastructure
    Hokianga will receive $2.7 million to redevelop four of its wharves and upgrade its water supply, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. Far North District Council will receive $1.8 million from the Provincial Growth Fund for the work on the wharves. “The work will include the construction of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New fund to support housing and construction sector
    A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. “The Residential Development Response Fund will help to progress stalled or at-risk developments that support our broader housing ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government investment to boost Auckland’s community recycling network
    As part of a broader plan to divert waste from landfill, the Government today announced $10.67 million for new infrastructure as part of the Resource Recovery Network across the Auckland region. “This key investment in Auckland’s community recycling network is part of the Government’s Infrastructure Reference Group ‘shovel ready’ projects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Te Papa transformation starts at Cameron Road
    The Government is investing $45 million in the first stage of an ambitious urban development project for Tauranga that will employ up to 250 people and help the region grow, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. Phil Twyford says the funding has been allocated out of the $3 billion ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Low-emissions options for heavy transport a step closer
    Getting low-emission trucks on the road is a step closer with investment in infrastructure to support hydrogen vehicles, the Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods has announced. The Infrastructure Reference Group has provisionally approved $20 million for New Plymouth company Hiringa Energy to establish a nationwide network of hydrogen-fuelling stations. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New training centre to upskill workers
    A new trades training centre to upskill the local workforce will be built in the South Waikato town of Tokoroa through funding from the Government’s COVID-19 Response and Recovery Fund, Education Minister Chris Hipkins and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones have announced. The Government will contribute $10.84 million from ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Subsequent children legislation to change
    The Government has agreed to repeal part of the Oranga Tamariki Act subsequent children provisions, Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced today. “There are times when children need to go into care for their safety – the safety and care of children must always be paramount,” Minister Martin said. “But ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Funding to expand mental health support for Pacific peoples
    A $1.5 million boost to grow primary mental health and addiction services for Pacific peoples in Auckland, Hamilton and Canterbury will lead to better outcomes for Pacific communities, Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa says.  Pasifika Futures has received funding to expand services through The Fono, Aotearoa New Zealand’s largest by ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Funding boost for sustainable food and fibre production
    Twenty-two projects to boost the sustainability and climate resilience of New Zealand’s food and fibres sector have been announced today by Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor. The $18m funding will deliver practical knowledge to help farmers and growers use their land more sustainably, meet environmental targets, remain prosperous, and better understand ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Mature Workers Toolkit launched on business.govt.nz
    Employment Minister Willie Jackson welcomes an initiative that assists employers to get mature workers into New Zealand small businesses. The disadvantages that older people face in the workplace was highlighted in the whole of Government Employment Strategy.  In order to address this, a Mature Workers Toolkit has been developed and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Trans-Tasman cooperation in a COVID-19 world
    New Zealand and Australia reaffirmed today the need for the closest possible collaboration as they tackle a global environment shaped by COVID-19, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters said. “In these challenging times, our close collaboration with Australia is more vital than ever,” said Mr Peters. Mr Peters and his Australian ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Pike recovery efforts now in unexplored territory
    The recovery and forensic examination of the loader driven by survivor Russell Smith means the underground team are now moving into an area of the Pike River Mine that has not been seen since the explosion, Minister Responsible for Pike River Re-entry Andrew Little said. “The fifth and last robot ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Government confirms CovidCard trial to go ahead
    The Government has confirmed a community-wide trial of CovidCard technology as it explores options for COVID-19 contact tracing. “Effective contact tracing is a vital part of the COVID-19 response,” Minister of Health Chris Hipkins said. “While manual processes remain the critical component for contact tracing, we know digital solutions can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Enhanced process for iwi aquaculture assets
    The government is proposing changes to aquaculture legislation to improve the process for allocating and transferring aquaculture assets to iwi. Fisheries Minister Stuart Nash has introduced the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Amendment Bill to Parliament. It proposes a limited new discretionary power for Te Ohu Kaimoana Trustee Limited (ToKM). ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Bill introduced to fix National’s Family Court reform failures
    The Minister of Justice has today introduced the Family Court (Supporting Children in Court) Legislation Bill – the next step in the ongoing programme of work to fix the failed 2014 Family Court reforms led by then Justice Minister Judith Collins.  The Bill arises from the report of the Independent ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • DOC takes action to adapt to climate change
    A new Department of Conservation (DOC) action plan tackles the impacts of climate change on New Zealand’s biodiversity and DOC managed infrastructure including tracks, huts and cultural heritage. Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage says extreme weather events around the country have really brought home our vulnerability to changing weather patterns. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Reduced international Antarctic season commences
    A heavily scaled back international Antarctic season will commence this week, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters and Research, Science and Innovation Minister Megan Woods have confirmed. “Antarctica is the only continent that is COVID-19 free,” Mr Peters said. “Throughout the global pandemic, essential operations and long-term science have continued at ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New high performance sports hub for Upper Hutt
    The Government is providing up to $30 million to help fund the NZ Campus of Innovation and Sport in Upper Hutt - an investment that will create 244 jobs. “The sports hub is designed to be a world-leading shared service for a range of sports, offering the level of facilities ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Govt keeps projects on road to completion
    Transport Minister Phil Twyford announced today transport projects currently in construction will continue at pace due to extra Government support for transport projects to mitigate the impact of COVID-19. To keep the $16.9 billion 2018-21 National Land Transport Programme going the Government has allocated funding from the COVID Response and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago