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  #3169389 7-Dec-2023 17:05
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I wonder if Peters is going to do what Netanyahu did with the last Israeli government?

 

He was in coalition with the main opposition party and he shared the Prime Minister's position with the opposition leader with each one doing half the term.

 

Except he went first and when his time was up withdrew support from the coalition so it collapsed.

 

The other guy never got his go.


 
 
 

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  #3169390 7-Dec-2023 17:13
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If you were looking to start a polytech class or required as part of your trade training the implications are ?

 

Te Pūkenga halts transformation amid new instructions from government
https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/504134/te-pukenga-halts-transformation-amid-new-instructions-from-government

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The government did not want a centralised organisation for vocational education and training but it would take time to come up with a replacement plan, Winder said.

 

In the meantime, Te Pūkenga was halting an IT restructure and recruitment for newly-created positions.

 

Winder said the institute was considering what the change of direction meant for recently-hired staff and those due to be made redundant next year and this month.
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I guess if you are back to separate operations you need to get that administration and management back etc etc.
So maybe a windfall, of redundancy and re-employment if you have not already lined at a job elsewhere.
Expensive?
Though main issue is how it effects students. Hopefully not, we are short enough on trades etc as it is.


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  #3169401 7-Dec-2023 18:47
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The government did not want a centralised organisation for vocational education and training but it would take time to come up with a replacement plan, Winder said.

which is probably going to be a centralised organisation for vocational education and training except different.



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  #3169860 8-Dec-2023 21:08
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https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/politics/government-rocked-by-second-leak-in-five-days-ministers-suspend-analysis-of-repeal-proposals/I4UDII5ZFJCE7IDVTYC63UYEIE/

 

Another leak. Not a good look - and hopefully this doesn't just get blamed on the opposition as that seems to be an easy out, unless it's true.

 

Also: https://newsroom.co.nz/2023/12/07/pm-cant-just-dismantle-labour-policies/ >> Peter Dunne takes a look at what Luxon has promised for his first 100 days.


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  #3169867 8-Dec-2023 22:06
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Back in 2017 David Seymour was all for RIA.
Potentially more detailed with cost benefit analysis and more pertinent information.
http://beehive.govt.nz/release/better-regulation-through-better-impact-analysis

 

Complete with Stuff frowny picture of Jacinda Ardern. :-) 
David Seymour did not seem to like suspension of RIA for emergency like a pandemic.
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300004126/government-suspends-financial-oversight

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ACT MP David Seymour was worried that the suspension of RIAs will mean that big spending Government decisions will receive less scrutiny at a time when both the Government and Parliament are moving at haste. 

 

"There’s a difference between haste and speed and sometimes too much haste means less speed," Seymour said. 
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Like Elon you are an absolutist until you aren't. 


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  #3170232 10-Dec-2023 09:43
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New Zealand condemns malicious cyber activity | Beehive.govt.nz

 

 

New Zealand has joined the UK and other partners in condemning malicious cyber activity conducted by the Russian Government, Minister Responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau Judith Collins says.

 

The statement follows the UK’s attribution today of malicious cyber activity impacting its domestic democratic institutions and processes, as well as civil society organisations, to Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB).   

 

“New Zealand stands with the UK in calling out this behaviour,” Judith Collins says.

 

“New Zealand does not tolerate attempts to undermine the integrity of democratic institutions through cyber or any other means. NGOs and civil society organisations also play an important role in enabling social inclusion in our democracies, and any attempt to interfere with their ability to do that is unacceptable.

 

 

I hope the new government have reinforced the security of infrastructure before sending this out.





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  #3170233 10-Dec-2023 09:44
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Oh, look. Now regions will have their own skill training instead of a national one Disestablishment of Te Pūkenga begins | Beehive.govt.nz

 

 

The Government has begun the process of disestablishing Te Pūkenga as part of its 100-day plan, Minister for Tertiary Education and Skills Penny Simmonds says. 

 

“I have started putting that plan into action and have met with the chair and chief Executive of Te Pūkenga to advise them of my approach. I have also issued a new letter of expectation to the council this week.

 

“The council of Te Pūkenga has been asked to cease any activities that are inconsistent with disestablishment. This includes recruitment and staff restructuring activity, and other actions that will make it difficult to re-establish former ITPs as institutions.

 

“The management of Te Pūkenga will be expected to focus on ensuring students, employers and staff are well supported through this next phase. Students will be able to continue their courses as normal.

 

“I have asked my officials for advice on the programme of work required to support the Government’s new agenda, including the legislative timeline.

 

“Key parts of that advice will include ensuring financial stability now, and in the future, and restoring regional decision making for local institutions to ensure they can better respond to the education needs of their communities.

 

“I will also be asking for advice on what other changes to the vocational sector might be needed to support and complement the disestablishment of Te Pūkenga.” 

 





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  #3170363 10-Dec-2023 15:37
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https://archive.ph/3rO0p >> Heather Du Plessis Allan - who I thought was largely a National fan - comments on the events of the first few weeks of the new government.


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  #3170509 11-Dec-2023 08:51
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https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/133419362/5-things-to-watch-out-for-in-parliament-this-week >> Luxon might be hoping that this week is better than last week. Only time will tell, I guess.


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  #3170768 11-Dec-2023 16:36
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This is getting painful. He may as well not give speeches or address the media, as he rarely answers anything

 

Luxon was asked about the vandalism of a Treaty of Waitangi exhibition at Te Papa. 

 

"I'm incredibly proud of the Treaty of Waitangi and the origins that it's formed and forming, I think over the last 180 years, you know, when I think about you know what other countries have as their founding documents and support for their countries, and we should be incredibly proud about the treaty. Of course, over the last 180 years, we've been wrestling with it to understand what was meant, who signed it, why they signed it and what their intention is behind that," he said.

 

He said he was aware of a complaint being lodged with the Waitangi Tribunal about the threat of his policies on Te Reo Māori.

 

He said people should celebrate the language, which is one he is trying to learn. 


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  #3170784 11-Dec-2023 17:01
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tdgeek:

 

This is getting painful. He may as well not give speeches or address the media, as he rarely answers anything

 

Luxon was asked about the vandalism of a Treaty of Waitangi exhibition at Te Papa. 

 

"I'm incredibly proud of the Treaty of Waitangi and the origins that it's formed and forming, I think over the last 180 years, you know, when I think about you know what other countries have as their founding documents and support for their countries, and we should be incredibly proud about the treaty. Of course, over the last 180 years, we've been wrestling with it to understand what was meant, who signed it, why they signed it and what their intention is behind that," he said.

 

He said he was aware of a complaint being lodged with the Waitangi Tribunal about the threat of his policies on Te Reo Māori.

 

He said people should celebrate the language, which is one he is trying to learn. 

 

 

The man is so vacuous even his empty space is filled with empty space!

 

 





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  #3170786 11-Dec-2023 17:07
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Oh, at least he said something slightly different to the usual campaign slogans. Just a pity it was nothing useful or helpful.


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  #3170788 11-Dec-2023 17:12
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Rikkitic:

 

tdgeek:

 

This is getting painful. He may as well not give speeches or address the media, as he rarely answers anything

 

Luxon was asked about the vandalism of a Treaty of Waitangi exhibition at Te Papa. 

 

"I'm incredibly proud of the Treaty of Waitangi and the origins that it's formed and forming, I think over the last 180 years, you know, when I think about you know what other countries have as their founding documents and support for their countries, and we should be incredibly proud about the treaty. Of course, over the last 180 years, we've been wrestling with it to understand what was meant, who signed it, why they signed it and what their intention is behind that," he said.

 

He said he was aware of a complaint being lodged with the Waitangi Tribunal about the threat of his policies on Te Reo Māori.

 

He said people should celebrate the language, which is one he is trying to learn. 

 

 

The man is so vacuous even his empty space is filled with empty space!

 

 

 

 

Yeah. Look. It's hardly unusual that people and politicians skirt round questions. But its becoming an artform.

 

I'm waiting for details on how inflation etc will be fixed, still waiting. Do I expect a magic formula?  No. Do I expect a level of detail of steps that will fix inflation? Yes. Not campaign slogans that he has memorised


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  #3170789 11-Dec-2023 17:18
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He can't seem to give a straight answer to anything. He did that all through the formation. He can't even say he isn't prepared to say anything. It is all just empty waffle. I guess that is how one runs an airline, at least in New Zealand.

 

'Why did your plane crash, sir?' 

 

'Our airline flies over some of the best scenery in the world. It is really exciting to see up close. We are offering a special 2 for 1 fare soon. How do you like our new logo?'

 

 

 

 





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  #3170805 11-Dec-2023 17:55
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The John Key model is hard to emulate. 
It can come off as disingenuous if you aren't John key.

Managing New Zealand's signature Airline with Government backing backstop.
Prior experience working for the giant Unilever.

 

You are not doing low level hands on coalface management. 
Whole departments of very qualified staff, plus you employ the best consultants.
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/air-new-zealand-turns-to-external-consultants-to-chop-million-of-dollars-in-costs/5VIIAJVYC3L34BEPMNIQEDHRPY/

It also took a $2.2 billion recapitalisation of the business mostly from you the taxpayer in 2022 after Luxon left.

 

Parliament is much closer to shoveling muck with your own hands than that.
It's at least something that Winston Peters understands better :-) 

 

Judith Collins must look like the Cheshire Cat in the background seeing this, its not so easy is it :-) 


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