web analytics

Winston tears Paul Henry a new one

Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, February 29th, 2008 - 30 comments
Categories: election funding, Media, nz first - Tags: , ,

I’m as sick of the Owen Glenn saga as the next guy, but Winston Peters’ tussle with failed National Party candidate and Close Up presenter Paul Henry last night was highly entertaining. There’s been a bit of comment about the interview around the blogs, so here it is for those who missed it:

30 comments on “Winston tears Paul Henry a new one ”

  1. Wilson 1

    “Your great National Party’

    Heh.

  2. Steve Pierson 2

    He is brilliant at exposing the way the political journalism in this country works, just brilliant. Of course, it may be that combativeness with media is why the stories back in the early 1990s that he would be our first Maori PM soon dried up.

  3. Steve Pierson 3

    This morning, Henry denied climate change, the other day he said arabs have no taste, a month ago he said we have a ‘Somali problem’, then there were the infamous comments he made about Maori when interviewing Rankin.

    I know he’s consigned to the second-tier, having to get up at 4am every morning to host breakfast and only occasionally covering on Close-Up, but can’t we have someone who’s you know, less of a racist idiot?

    And, Paul, how about respecting the office? Call the man Minister or Mr Peters when you address him, not Winston, that’s what real journalists do.

  4. mike 4

    The guys a joke. He is the only one still laughing at his childish pranks.
    The only good thing to come out of this is the fact if Labour planned any attacks on National regarding secret donation they’ve just been hobbled by their foriegn affairs Minister

  5. insider 5

    Agree with that last comment Steve. It struck me when I heard it.

  6. Phil 6

    Winston is always going to be “Winston” – and has been since he started his theatrics when Bolger was still in the top job. Trying to paint this as a problem with one journalist is infantile.

  7. Monty 7

    Winston looks like a bully smells like a bully. The prick will not answer the questions because they will expose details that will once and for all seal this poodle’s fate.

    The sooner he becomes unemployed the better for the country.

  8. Leaning2tharite 8

    To the average citizen i believe that Winston would have appeared arrogant in that interview. It’s not something that Helen would particularly like i would think.

  9. Steve Pierson 9

    cheers. insider. I agree with a lot of what you say too. too often in threads people are too busy looking for something to disagree with that’s said by someone on the other side.

  10. Pablo 10

    That interview reminded me of Rob Muldoon doing something similar to Susan Whatshername when she filled in on Holmes about 15-6 years ago. Entertaining.

    And in Henry’s defence (a sentence I don’t like to write often) on that Breakfast show he is on first name terms with interviewees, including the PM. Perhaps he simply failed to recognise the difference between the B/F show and prime time, or, failed to adjust his approach when he recognised the interview getting away on him (if he was clever enough to realise he was losing it).

  11. Winston looks like a bully smells like a bully. The prick will not answer the questions because they will expose details that will once and for all seal this poodle’s fate.

    Monty you dick, he did answer the questions. And they were questions that he’d already been answered in the press-conference that Henry played clips of. The only reason Henry was asking them again is because he was running a pig-fucker argument. Peter’s called it. Good on him.
    http://newzblog.wordpress.com/2008/01/21/pig-fucking/

  12. Aj 12

    Henry’s character was shown up so well by his attitude on his ‘Intrepid Journey’ program. Made me ashamed to be a kiwi.

  13. higherstandard 13

    Robin

    If Winston happens to hold the balance of power and gets into bed with National post election (I doubt it but you never know) will you stil leap to his defense.

    Pig-fucker …bizarre ?

  14. spiderpig 14

    Rob shall we kiss just to break the tension

  15. Billy 15

    It’s hardly a pig-fucker argument. Owen said he’d given parties other then Labour money. And the PRESIDENT of NZ First said they’d got a large donation. Now he is such a confused old duffer it is highly likely he got it wrong, but that doesn’t meanthe media can’t ask questions about it.

    All you lefties wailing about how the Nats should be disclosing their anonymous donors seem to be saying it’s OK for Winston to keep his under wraps. How’s that work?

  16. r0b 16

    All you lefties wailing about how the Nats should be disclosing their anonymous donors seem to be saying it’s OK for Winston to keep his under wraps. How’s that work?

    It works thus. Why all the media attention on Owen Glenn and his donations? He’s been open with his name, he’s done nothing illegal, Labour’s done nothing illegal, any other party he’s donated to has done nothing illegal. So why exactly has there been a 2 week media circus on this?

    In the mean time, National gets far more in anonymous donations, from people who don’t front up with their name like Glenn. Presumably none of them have done anything illegal either. And the media attention has been zero.

    So, why a circus on one hand, and a nice round zero on the other? Go Colin – tell it like it is:

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/blogs/politics/2008/02/22/time-to-tell-us-about-your-donors-national/

    After a week of climbing into Labour boots and all over the Owen Glenn saga, one thing has become abundantly clear: the Nats have lost any defence of their right to keep their own campaign donations secret.

    It is the height of hypocrisy for National to claim, as both its leader John Key and deputy Bill English have done this week, that “Labour’s relationship with its largest donor looks very murky indeed’ when National’s own relationship with its donors is not so much murky as totally hidden.

  17. Billy 17

    Yes R0b. Well spotted. The Nats did nothing illegal. But, apparently, they can’t hide behind that. Winston, however, is allowed to.

  18. Ahh, very good. The deification of Glenn now confers the absolution of the nuclear free legislation (you know he wants it), and a free trade deal, with a dictatorsip that effects the law, that the bill for the bullet that kills the accused is charged to the family.

    Which part of hypocrisy dont you get?

    Also, Question…..How much money would A. King gain out of the covert millions for health care deal in the bay?

  19. r0b 19

    Yes R0b. Well spotted. The Nats did nothing illegal. But, apparently, they can’t hide behind that. Winston, however, is allowed to

    The Nats can’t hide behind anything because of the shameless way they have laid in to Labour. Colin Espiner sets it all out. Is Colin wrong in any way Billy?

  20. george 20

    It seemed to me that Winston was simply not suffering fools in his press conference or with Henry. Some of the questions asked of him were stupid, or repetitious, Winston fronted the journos up and told them not to be tiresome. He dd it in his usual smug & self righteous Winston way. Winnie can act like a smug prick at times but he was fairly blunt and clear with the journalists & Henry I think.

    As for the Nats, it is rich for them to crap on about other parties donations whilst they launder huge sms through private trusts. The EFA applies to National as much as Labour. The Labour party has to come clean about its funding, it is facing some flack over that now. Fair enough, none of us want elections brought by big business and vested interests like the BRT or EBs. Labour has to comply with the new laws. Likeiwse, National has to be open and honest about where its financing comes from. I realise the Nat paty doesn’t like this, but, too bad. Get over it & comply with the law. The EFA isn’t ‘slanted’ in favour of Labour or anti-National. It is there to clean up some of the politics run by National at the last election. It stops however Labour as much a National doing any dirty little scams this time around. So be it.

  21. Rumpole 21

    rOb
    At this time I agree nothing illegal is known to have occurred, however a large Owen Glen donation to an unamed party gives rise to questions when most other parties deny being recipients or are confirmed as non recipients by Glen and NZ first president speaksof an untraced receipt in their bank account.Any overseas receipt over $10,000 requires banks to report same so such a source would be known. In the case of NZ receipts banks know the sending bank and the account number and probably the name of the sender so when Dail Jones said the banks could not help this indicates that he is not telling the whole truth or perhaps the Bank was instructed not to divulge the information from higher authority. When looked at in the light of Winston being the decision maker and Glen advising his desire to be considered as our consul to Monaco does make 2 2 look like equaling 4 especially as Winstons predessor had confirmed a few years ago that there was no case for NZ needing a consul to Monaco.Add the non payment of stolen taxpayer funds and the antics of trying to pay to a charity and the still retention of the money by NZ First does give an impression of having something to hide. I agree journalists do not ask the most pertinent of questions so my suggestion is asking Winston to deny any donation/loan/gift or other receipt of money in any form that would be greater than 10,000 has been received this current return year other than those declared on the return which could be done now rather than wait until April, a yes or no response please with NO being accepted until evidence to the contrary is available.

  22. AncientGeek 22

    Rumpole: I would dearly like to know who all anonymous donors are, including the nat’s. But using blind trusts to conceal tracebacks makes that almost impossible.

    It was a pity that part of the EFA was dropped.

  23. r0b 23

    Rumpole, I don’t think I disagree with any of that, except that (1) I think Winston has already made shuch a denial (see video at the top of this page), and (2) you seem to be trying to make it sound like the unpaid and largely symbolic roll of honorary consul is some kind of major bauble that is worth political deception over.

    But note also that the only reason we are even having this discussion is that Owen Glenn was upfront and open about his donation. Aren’t you at all interested in who is donating to National, and what they are asking for? If not, why not?

    (See the Colin Espiner quote and link upthread).

  24. Snelly Boy 24

    The best outcome of this interview will be the realisation by the public at large that Henry is a Nat party stooge.

    The fact he was a failed Nat candidate has been the best kept secret to mum and dad public.

    I realise everyone here would have been aware but you’d be surprised to the extent this is unknown out there.

    Hopefully, from here on in, Henyry’s trademark racist and pro Nat scum utterings will be taken for what they are.

  25. burt 25

    Pablo

    Perhaps he simply failed to recognise the difference between the B/F show and prime time, or, failed to adjust his approach when he recognised the interview getting away on him (if he was clever enough to realise he was losing it).

    I don’t think Peters came out of that looking good at all. He’s basically said “I’m allowed to say ‘No’ without breaking the electoral law even if I know it was Glenn, so I’m saying ‘No’ now piss off”.

    Not a good lock from a man that claims National are using secret trusts to hide their donors.

  26. Not a good lock from a man that claims National are using secret trusts to hide their donors.

    Burt you retard – it’s not a “claim” it’s a recorded fact. Your relationship with reality seems to becoming more distant…

  27. burt 27

    Robinsod

    OK, I left the door wide open for the play the man game. So here is that line reworded.

    Not a good lock from a man who denigrates National for using secret trusts to hide their big money donors.

    So how about that Peters eh?

  28. burt 28

    Robinsod

    Perhaps I are a retard….

    Not a good look

    OK, the typo is taken out, now what do you think about Peters appearing to be saying ‘I’m allowed to answer that question NO without breaking the law so piss off’.

  29. Weather Eye Of The North 29

    Paul Henry is an hubristic little prick, as is Peters.

    Where Henry departs is that he is also an elitist little prick. But remember, they both hail from National Party roots.

    I enjoyed the Close-Up episode immensely. They both showed themselves up, Peters for the disingenuous rabble-rouser he is (remind you at all of the low-rent watchers we call political journalists?), and Henry The Wonderful for being so unprepared as not to see it coming.

    Haven’t we come a long way though from the days when the media spat their collective dummy and proclaimed – “We won’t…..we just won’t…..accept Peters as Minister of Foreign Affairs!” ?

    You read it all quite wrongly boys and girls as hack Soper demonstrated to his withering embarrassment in Washington.

    Such blind arrogance !

  30. randal 30

    Winston is the only forthright member in the house. He bows to no one and when he speaks his mind and tells p.h. a few home truths the nana’s get excited…it might be their turn next…watch this space

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Building back better
    It’s a three-week recess in Parliament – so, no bills are going through the House and no select committees are meeting. But the hard work of our ministers continues, and many of our MPs are back in their electorates, taking the opportunity to meet with local communities and businesses about ...
    6 days ago
  • Greens call for a Warrant of Fitness for rental homes
    The Green Party is launching a petition today calling on the Government’s Healthy Homes Standards to be backed up with a proper Warrant of Fitness (WoF) for rental homes. ...
    1 week ago
  • Securing our recovery: By the numbers
    Our plan to secure New Zealand’s recovery from COVID-19 is working, with the past three months seeing the second-highest number of people moved off a main benefit into work since records began. ...
    2 weeks ago
  • More Kiwis in work through recovery plan
    The latest statistics show the Government’s focus on jobs is working. The net number of people on a main benefit dropped by around 11,190 people during the past three months, with around 31,240 people moving off a benefit into work. ...
    2 weeks ago
  • Green Party appoints new Chief of Staff
    The Green Party has appointed a new Parliamentary Chief of Staff, Robin Campbell. ...
    2 weeks ago

  • Next step to protect Milford Sound Piopiotahi
    Expert group lays out plan to better protect iconic UNESCO World Heritage site Milford Sound Piopiotahi and its surrounds Funding confirmed for dedicated unit and Establishment Board to assess the recommendations and provide oversight of the process from here Milford Opportunities Project a test case for transformational change in tourism ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Funding for projects to reduce waste from construction and demolition
    The Government has announced funding for projects in Auckland and the lower North Island to help reduce construction and demolition waste. “Construction is the main source of waste sent to landfill, and much of this could be reduced, reused and recovered,” Environment Minister David Parker said. “The Government is funding ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Plan to eliminate hepatitis C as a major health threat by 2030
    A plan to eliminate hepatitis C in New Zealand, reducing liver cancer and the need for liver transplants, has been released today by Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall. “Around 45,000 New Zealanders have hepatitis C, but only around half know they have it,” said Ayesha Verrall. “Symptoms often ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • School upgrades and new classrooms for West Coast, Tasman and Canterbury
    A funding injection from Budget 2021 to complete four shovel ready projects and new classrooms at six schools and kura will provide a real boost to local communities, Minister Dr Megan Woods announced today. “This Government has committed to providing quality fit for purpose learning environments and 100,000 new student ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    23 hours ago
  • Warmer Kiwi Homes smashes annual target
    The Government's highly successful insulation and heating programme, Warmer Kiwi Homes, is celebrating a key milestone with the completion of more than 38,000 insulation and efficient heater installs in the year to the end of June, smashing its target of 25,000 installs for the year. “The Warmer Kiwi Homes scheme ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Exemption granted for Wallabies to enter NZ
    Bledisloe Cup rugby will be played in New Zealand after the Australian rugby team received an economic exemption to enter New Zealand. Travel between Australia and New Zealand was suspended on Friday for at least eight weeks following the worsening of the COVID outbreak across the Tasman. New Zealanders have ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Minister of Foreign Affairs makes three diplomatic appointments
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced three New Zealand Head of Mission appointments. They are: Mike Walsh as Ambassador to Iran Michael Upton as Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Kevin Burnett as Ambassador to Indonesia Iran “Aotearoa New Zealand has a long-standing and constructive relationship with Iran, despite a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Enhanced Task Force Green Approved for West Coast and Marlborough
    The Government has activated Enhanced Task Force Green (ETFG) in response to the West Coast and Marlborough floods, Social Development and Employment Minister Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “To assist with the clean-up, up to $500,000 will be made available to support the recovery in Buller and Marlborough which has experienced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Govt support for upgrade of Eden Park players facilities
    Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Grant Robertson has announced funding to upgrade the players facilities at Eden Park ahead of upcoming Women’s World Cup events. Eden Park is a confirmed venue for the Rugby World Cup 2021, the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup 2022, and a proposed venue for matches of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More jobs and quicker public transport motoring towards West Auckland
    Work to improve public transport for West Aucklanders and support the region’s economic recovery by creating hundreds of jobs has officially kicked off, Transport Minister Michael Wood announced today. Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff this morning marked the start of construction on the Northwestern Bus Improvements project. It ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Government backs critical health research
    Research into some of New Zealanders’ biggest health concerns including cancer, diabetes, and heart disease is getting crucial support in the latest round of health research funding, Health Minister Andrew Little announced today. The funding, awarded through the Health Research Council of New Zealand, covers 31 General Project grants ($36.64 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New Bay of Islands hospital facilities to bring services closer to home
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Health Minister Andrew Little have joined a ceremony to bless the site and workers for Phase Two of the redevelopment of the Bay of Islands Hospital in Kawakawa today. The new building will house outpatients and primary care facilities, as well as expanded renal care ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Raukokore re-imagined with ‘smart’ relocatable rent to own housing
    Iwi, Crown Partnership Relocatable, fully insulated housing, connected to a new solar plant Provides a pathway to home ownership New housing in the remote eastern Bay of Plenty community of Raukokore shows how iwi and Crown agencies can work together effectively to provide warm, dry, energy efficient homes in a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Cabinet accepts Turkish authorities’ request for the managed return of three NZ citizens
    Cabinet has agreed to the managed return of a New Zealand citizen and her two young children from Turkey, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. The three have been in immigration detention in Turkey since crossing the border from Syria earlier this year. Turkey has requested that New Zealand repatriate ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Govt delivers more classrooms so children can focus on learning
    Extra Government investment in classrooms and school building projects will enable students and teachers to focus on education rather than overcrowding as school rolls grow across the country, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Associate Education Minister Kelvin Davis say. The pair visited Ruakākā School in Whangārei today to announce $100 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • New station a platform for AirportLink to take off
    Every Aucklander with access to the rail network will now have a quick and convenient trip to the airport, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff said during the official opening of the new Puhinui Interchange today. The new interchange links the rail platform with a new bus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • 10 days sick leave for employees delivered
    Legislation doubling employees’ minimum sick leave entitlement to 10 days comes into effect today, bringing benefits to both businesses and employees, Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Wood announced today. “Our Government is delivering on a key manifesto commitment to help Kiwis and workplaces stay healthy,” Michael Wood said. “COVID-19 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Prime Minister congratulates Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on Election Win
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tonight congratulated Prime Minister-elect Fiame Naomi Mata’afa on her victory in the Samoa’s general election. “New Zealand has a special relationship with Samoa, anchored in the Treaty of Friendship. We look forward to working with Samoa’s new government in the spirit of partnership that characterises this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Quarantine Free Travel with Australia suspended
    Quarantine Free Travel from all Australian states and territories to New Zealand is being suspended as the Covid situation there worsens, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced today. From 11.59pm today Australians will no longer be able to enter New Zealand quarantine-free. This will be ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Growing conservation efforts in Gisborne
    A big injection of Jobs for Nature funding will create much-needed jobs and financial security for families in TeTairāwhiti, and has exciting prospects for conservation in the region, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The projects target local communities most affected by the economic consequences of COVID 19 and are designed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Flood recovery given further assistance
    The Government is contributing a further $1 million to help the flood battered Buller community, Acting Emergency Management Minister Kris Faafoi announced today. “Buller is a small community which has found itself suddenly facing significant and ongoing welfare costs. While many emergency welfare costs are reimbursed by Government, this money ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Funding for five projects to reduce food waste
    The Government is funding five projects to help address the growing problem of food waste, Environment Minister David Parker announced today. “New Zealand households throw away nearly 300,000 tonnes of food every year, half of which could still be eaten. By supporting these initiatives, we’re taking steps to reduce this ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Temporary Accommodation Service activated for West Coast flooding event
    The Temporary Accommodation Service (TAS) has been activated today - meaning residents on the West Coast of the South Island and in the Marlborough region hit by flooding over the weekend can now access help finding temporary accommodation, announced Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing) Poto Williams in Westport today. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Pause to Quarantine Free Travel from South Australia to New Zealand
    Quarantine Free Travel from South Australia to New Zealand will be paused from 11.59am (NZT) tonight, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins has announced. However, people currently in the state who ordinarily live in New Zealand will be able to return on “managed return” flights starting with the next available flight, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • New Zealand condemns malicious cyber activity by Chinese state-sponsored actors
    New Zealand has established links between Chinese state-sponsored actors known as Advanced Persistent Threat 40 (APT40) and malicious cyber activity in New Zealand. “The GCSB has worked through a robust technical attribution process in relation to this activity. New Zealand is today joining other countries in strongly condemning this malicious ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Remarks to Diplomatic Corps
    It is a pleasure to be with you all this evening. Some of you may have been surprised when you received an invitation from the Minister of Disarmament and Arms Control, and I would forgive you if you were. New Zealand is unique in having established a Ministerial portfolio ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Early Pfizer shipment boosts vaccine schedule
    The largest shipment of the Pfizer vaccine to date has arrived into New Zealand two days ahead of schedule, and doses are already being delivered to vaccination centres around the country, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “The shipment of more than 370,000 doses reached New Zealand yesterday, following a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Backing for Bay of Islands predator free effort
    The Government is throwing its support behind an ambitious project to restore native biodiversity and build long-term conservation careers, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Predator Free Bay of Islands aims to eradicate predators from the three main peninsulas in the region, and significantly reduce their impact throughout the wider 80,000-plus ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government commits $600,000 to flood recovery
    The Government is contributing $600,000 to help residents affected by the weekend’s violent weather with recovery efforts. Acting Minister for Emergency Management Kris Faafoi and Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor have been in the Buller district this afternoon to assess flood damage and support the local response effort. They have announced ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Government assisting local responses to heavy rainfall and high wind
    Acting Minister of Emergency Management Kris Faafoi says Central Government is monitoring the severe weather across the country, and is ready to provide further support to those affected if necessary. “My thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by this latest event, particularly communities on the West Coast and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • PM Ardern chairs APEC Leaders’ meeting on COVID-19
    New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has chaired a meeting of Leaders representing the 21 APEC economies overnight. “For the first time in APEC’s history Leaders have come together for an extraordinary meeting focused exclusively on COVID-19, and how our region can navigate out of the worst health and economic ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Health Minister welcomes progress on nurses’ pay
    The New Zealand Nurses Organisation’s decision to take the Government’s improved pay offer to members and to lift strike notices is a positive move towards settling district health board nurses’ pay claims, Health Minister Andrew Little said. “It’s encouraging that the discussions between NZNO and DHBs over the nurses’ employment ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Boost for Pacific regional business
    Pacific businesses will get a much-needed financial boost as they recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to the new Pacific Aotearoa Regional Enterprise Fund, said Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  The new $2 million fund will co-invest in Pacific business projects and initiatives to create ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • PM Ardern call with President Biden
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern spoke with US President Biden this morning, ahead of the APEC Informal Leaders’ Retreat on COVID-19. “President Biden and I discussed the forthcoming APEC leaders meeting and the critical importance of working together as a region to navigate out of the COVID-19 pandemic”, Jacinda Ardern said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Renewed partnership creates jobs for New Zealand youth
    The Government has signed a new memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs, strengthening the partnership to get more young people into work.  The Mayors Taskforce for Jobs (MTFJ) is a nationwide network of all Mayors in New Zealand, who are committed to making sure all young ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • South Island areas prioritised in tourism fund
    Five South Island areas are prioritised in the latest round of decisions from a tourism fund that is supporting infrastructure projects from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island and the Chathams. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash has announced details of 57 nationwide projects to receive support from the Tourism Infrastructure Fund (TIF). ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New code sets clear expectations for learner safety and wellbeing in tertiary education
    A new code of practice for the pastoral care of domestic tertiary and international students will be in place from January next year, Education Minister Chris Hipkins announced today The code, which makes clear that creating an environment that supports learning and wellbeing is a shared responsibility between tertiary providers, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • First TAB New Zealand Board appointments announced
    The members of the first TAB NZ Board come with experience in racing and sport administration, business and governance, the betting industry, broadcasting and gambling harm minimisation. “This Board will progress from the excellent work done by the interim board, put in place in August 2020,” Grant Robertson said. “The ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Northland Maori Pathways initiative introduced
    The Government has today launched Māori Pathways at Northland Region Corrections Facility, a ground-breaking series of initiatives designed in partnership with Māori to reduce re-offending and improve outcomes for whānau. A key part of the Hōkai Rangi strategy, Māori Pathways looks to achieve long-term change and involves a number of ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Extended Essential Skills visas being rolled out
    Two year Essential Skills visa to provide certainty to at least 18,000 visa holders Streamlined application process to benefit at least 57,000 visa holders The Government is increasing the duration of some Essential Skills visas and streamlining the application process to provide more certainty to employers and visa holders while ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago