PM Chris Hipkins orders review into communications between Stuart Nash and donors to his campaignsSacked minister Stuart Nash has apologised for his breach of Cabinet rules, saying he has been wrong “too many times”. Stuff Stuart Nash. STUFF Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has sacked Stuart Nash as minister after he shared confidential Cabinet information with donors. Nash had been a cabinet minister since 2017, holding a variety of roles including police, tourism, economic development and forestry. Nash had agreed to participate in the review, Hipkins said.
March 29, 2023 16:50 UTC
The Government 's depositor compensation scheme is on track to be operational by late 2024. This scheme designed to ensure depositors are protected in the event of their bank, finance company, building society or credit union was originally expected to launch early 2024. NZ Herald Wellington business editor Jenee Tibshraeny explained that setting up the levies banks should pay and the payout process is inherently complicated with lots of risks. "The Reserve Bank and the Treasury have been working on this since 2017, so well before we started seeing these banks collapse overseas and the pandemic came along, and so on." LISTEN ABOVE
March 29, 2023 13:28 UTC
New Zealand middle-order batter Glenn Phillips revealed that he was severely sick before scoring a match-winning half-century against Pakistan in the third ODI in Karachi. His knock included four fours and as many sixes as the Kiwis sealed their first ODI series win in the sub-continent since 2008. The Player of the Match in the decider, Glenn Phillips. The keeper-batter said, as quoted by Stuff.co.nz:"I was pretty much on the infirmary bed for three hours before going out. Get tickets at nzc.nz or the NZC app 🎟️#NZvSL #CricketNation https://t.co/hQZh4ia6zwThe attacking right-handed batter will join the SunRisers Hyderabad squad for IPL 2023 after the first ODI against Sri Lanka.
March 29, 2023 07:33 UTC
Scott Robertson was confirmed as the All Blacks’ coach by New Zealand Rugby on Tuesday, and faces a huge challenge to repair the damage caused in a messy process that continues to do NZR no credit. He will replace disgruntled Ian Foster after the World Cup. Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Reddit Email Share“He’s in a different timezone at the moment,” Robinson dithered when pressed on Foster. It’s an honour to be named as the next All Blacks head coach,” Robertson said. The one thing we need to share with people is that we’re 100 per cent focused on this World Cup and that’s all we want to do.
March 21, 2023 02:54 UTC
He acknowledges that the work of communications staff is skilled and highly important, but only if it’s done with the right intentions. Kirton resigned from Anacta a day before it was announced he would be chief of staff in Hipkins’ office. New Zealand has no public lobbying register or ‘cool off’ periodsHipkins responded to questions prompted by Espiner’s investigation at his post-cabinet press conference yesterday. But it does raise questions about why we don’t have more formal transparency. That suffered from concerns that the definition of lobbyists was too wide and never made it past a first reading in parliament.
March 20, 2023 22:32 UTC
Feedback on Auckland Council’s draft 2023/24 budget closes on March 28th. There’s a lot of money at stake, with the Council family (including its Council Controlled Organisations like Auckland Transport) planning to spend $3.593 billion in operating costs and $2.791 billion on capital investment. This was always going to be a really tough and complicated budget to get right and unlike Central Government, Auckland Council can’t just run a massive deficit when times get tough – they legally have to balance their budget. This change alone would probably avoid the need for most of the nasty cuts proposed in Council’s budget. According to this Spinoff article, Auckland Council owns nearly $3 billion worth of golf courses (mostly their land value, presumably).
March 20, 2023 21:57 UTC
Over the weekend, a demonstration involving the controversial anti-trans rights speaker Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, also known as Posie Parker, in Melbourne was attended by neo-Nazis. Immigration New Zealand told 1News that Keen-Minshull is the holder of a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA). The Green Party is calling for Immigration New Zealand to deny Posie Paker entry. "After what we’ve seen in Australia, I do think we should be acting with urgency to put public safety at the forefront," said Green Party immigration spokesperson Ricardo Menéndez March. A statement was also released from Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, aka Posie Parker.
March 20, 2023 21:11 UTC
Photo: 123rfPeople suspected of having cancer are facing delays in getting treatment in Counties Manukau, with the area's biggest health provider failing to meet its own targets. Te Whatu Ora (Counties Manukau) chief medical officer Dr Andrew Connolly said the fact the DHB failed to meet the faster cancer treatment target was cause for concern. But Elwood said the fact hospitals around the country were failing to meet the so-called faster cancer treatment target was a worrying sign. "Obviously we're concerned about the situation in Counties Manukau, but it's part of a much wider national problem," she said. According to the Ministry of Health, cancer is the country's single biggest cause of death and more people were developing it.
March 20, 2023 20:25 UTC
New Zealand all-rounder Michael Bracewell is keen to reunite with former Black Caps coach Mike Hesson at the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL 2023. Michael Bracewell takes his 5th wicket of the match, a well judged catch from Blair Tickner 🏏 Watch LIVE with @sparknzsport. Michael Bracewell was initially named in the New Zealand squad for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, starting on March 25. However, he was released from the squad by New Zealand Cricket (NZC) following the all-rounder's inclusion by RCB. Wellington left-arm spinner Rachin Ravindra replaced Michael in the ODI squad for the Sri Lanka series.
March 20, 2023 18:38 UTC
The Last of Us and Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal is currently at the height of his career, and he deserves it. However, his fans are more than concerned about his health after seeing his coffee order. What was in Pedro Pascal’s viral coffee order? Oh he’s a bottom pic.twitter.com/83fynuEpC2 — Adam Ellis (@adamtotscomix) February 24, 2023Pedro Pascal needs all the coffee boost, apparently. — Wallie Desruisseaux (@WallieKapow) March 20, 2023Read next: Troy Baker explains why Pedro Pascal got rid of one of Joel’s most iconic lines
March 20, 2023 17:29 UTC
Peter Hardy was a notable Australian actor, musician, and theatre artist. Recently the news of the death of actor Peter Hardy is coming out. Actor Peter Hardy has died after drowning in a snorkeling incident off the Australian coast. According to a report in The West Australian, Peter Hardy was pulled out of the water at around 10:40 am on Thursday, 16 March. Peter Hardy’s friend Andy Burns wrote on Facebook- “The amazing and beautiful Peter Hardy drowned while snorkeling at South Beach Perth.
March 20, 2023 15:27 UTC
A teenager on Auckland's Karangahape Road suffered a head injury after he was assaulted on Karangahape Road. Video / SuppliedA teenager on Auckland's Karangahape Road suffered a head injury after he was assaulted on Karangahape Road. Video / SuppliedA 17-year-old who suffered a serious head injury during an assault on Auckland’s Karangahape Rd blames police for not stepping in when a wild brawl broke out. The victim said they did not feel safe on Karangahape Rd. Because I’ve seen things happen in the day too.”The victim suffered a broken bone around his eye in the attack.
March 20, 2023 07:14 UTC
The SEC claims that after being informed of the imminent rebrand into Long Blockchain, Giguiere immediately bought 35,000 LTEA shares on December 20, 2017 for US$2.44 each. Watson has previously told the Herald he believes the complaint is without merit as he had not personally profited from any of the transactions in question. Giguiere filed late last year to dismiss the SEC case, with a key part of his defence being that Watson received no personal or financial benefit from the transaction. “The court agrees that the [SEC] sufficiently alleges that Lindsay and Watson are friends and that Watson intended to make a gift to Lindsay out of friendship,” Carter said. Watson faces legal war on multiple fronts, with the insider-trading case presenting arguably the least-serious threat.
March 20, 2023 04:59 UTC
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March 20, 2023 04:55 UTC
It follows the girl’s mother’s failed bid to take her custody battle directly to the Supreme Court in December last year. But OT then changed its mind over her custody and decided the girl – named in court proceedings as Moana – should be in the care of another Māori family. However, the Smiths refused and, along with a lawyer for Moana, took court action to keep her in their care. Mrs Smith told Stuff the decision to give up their role as foster parents of the girl was extremely difficult. The state has obviously failed her”Mrs Smith told Stuff the couple were “still grieving the loss of our daughter in our home and we miss her terribly”.
March 20, 2023 04:50 UTC