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

  • 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
    8 hours 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
    8 hours 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
    11 hours 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
    12 hours 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
    13 hours 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    2 days 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
    3 days 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
    3 days 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
    3 days 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
    3 days 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
    4 days 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
    4 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    6 days 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
    7 days 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
    7 days 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
    7 days 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
    7 days ago
  • New Zealand and Tuvalu reaffirm close relationship
    New Zealand and Tuvalu have reaffirmed their close relationship, Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters says.  “New Zealand is committed to working with Tuvalu on a shared vision of resilience, prosperity and security, in close concert with Australia,” says Mr Peters, who last visited Tuvalu in 2019.  “It is my pleasure ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand calls for calm, constructive dialogue in New Caledonia
    New Zealand is gravely concerned about the situation in New Caledonia, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.  “The escalating situation and violent protests in Nouméa are of serious concern across the Pacific Islands region,” Mr Peters says.  “The immediate priority must be for all sides to take steps to de-escalate the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand welcomes Samoa Head of State
    Prime Minister Christopher Luxon met today with Samoa’s O le Ao o le Malo, Afioga Tuimalealiifano Vaaletoa Sualauvi II, who is making a State Visit to New Zealand. “His Highness and I reflected on our two countries’ extensive community links, with Samoan–New Zealanders contributing to all areas of our national ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Island Direct eligible for SuperGold Card funding
    Transport Minister Simeon Brown has announced that he has approved Waiheke Island ferry operator Island Direct to be eligible for SuperGold Card funding, paving the way for a commercial agreement to bring the operator into the scheme. “Island Direct started operating in November 2023, offering an additional option for people ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Further sanctions against Russia
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters today announced further sanctions on 28 individuals and 14 entities providing military and strategic support for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  “Russia is directly supported by its military-industrial complex in its illegal aggression against Ukraine, attacking its sovereignty and territorial integrity. New Zealand condemns all entities and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • One year on from Loafers Lodge
    A year on from the tragedy at Loafers Lodge, the Government is working hard to improve building fire safety, Building and Construction Minister Chris Penk says. “I want to share my sincere condolences with the families and friends of the victims on the anniversary of the tragic fire at Loafers ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pre-Budget speech to Auckland Business Chamber
    Ka nui te mihi kia koutou. Kia ora and good afternoon, everyone. Thank you so much for having me here in the lead up to my Government’s first Budget. Before I get started can I acknowledge: Simon Bridges – Auckland Business Chamber CEO. Steve Jurkovich – Kiwibank CEO. Kids born ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand and Vanuatu to deepen collaboration
    New Zealand and Vanuatu will enhance collaboration on issues of mutual interest, Foreign Minister Winston Peters says.    “It is important to return to Port Vila this week with a broad, high-level political delegation which demonstrates our deep commitment to New Zealand’s relationship with Vanuatu,” Mr Peters says.    “This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Penk travels to Peru for trade meetings
    Minister for Land Information, Chris Penk will travel to Peru this week to represent New Zealand at a meeting of trade ministers from the Asia-Pacific region on behalf of Trade Minister Todd McClay. The annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting will be held on 17-18 May ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Minister attends global education conferences
    Minister of Education Erica Stanford will head to the United Kingdom this week to participate in the 22nd Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers (CCEM) and the 2024 Education World Forum (EWF). “I am looking forward to sharing this Government’s education priorities, such as introducing a knowledge-rich curriculum, implementing an evidence-based ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Education Minister thanks outgoing NZQA Chair
    Minister of Education Erica Stanford has today thanked outgoing New Zealand Qualifications Authority Chair, Hon Tracey Martin. “Tracey Martin tendered her resignation late last month in order to take up a new role,” Ms Stanford says. Ms Martin will relinquish the role of Chair on 10 May and current Deputy ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Joint statement of Christopher Luxon and Emmanuel Macron: Launch of the Christchurch Call Foundation
    New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon and President Emmanuel Macron of France today announced a new non-governmental organisation, the Christchurch Call Foundation, to coordinate the Christchurch Call’s work to eliminate terrorist and violent extremist content online.   This change gives effect to the outcomes of the November 2023 Call Leaders’ Summit, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Panel announced for review into disability services
    Distinguished public servant and former diplomat Sir Maarten Wevers will lead the independent review into the disability support services administered by the Ministry of Disabled People – Whaikaha. The review was announced by Disability Issues Minister Louise Upston a fortnight ago to examine what could be done to strengthen the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Minister welcomes Police gang unit
    Today’s announcement by Police Commissioner Andrew Coster of a National Gang Unit and district Gang Disruption Units will help deliver on the coalition Government’s pledge to restore law and order and crack down on criminal gangs, Police Minister Mark Mitchell says. “The National Gang Unit and Gang Disruption Units will ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand expresses regret at North Korea’s aggressive rhetoric
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters has today expressed regret at North Korea’s aggressive rhetoric towards New Zealand and its international partners.  “New Zealand proudly stands with the international community in upholding the rules-based order through its monitoring and surveillance deployments, which it has been regularly doing alongside partners since 2018,” Mr ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago

Page generated in The Standard by Wordpress at 2024-05-23T15:48:01+00:00