Buzz from The Beehive

Two Ministers of the Crown have been busy dishing out money, to improve land management practices in South Waikato and to develop an eco-sanctuary in the Central Plateau.

Two others have been delivering speeches, on public media restructuring and energy policy.

One has been involved in a Customs agreement with the Netherlands.

And one of them has been tidying up the unforeseen (presumably) consequences of legislative attempts to regulate the lending of money.

Latest from the Beehive

11 MARCH 2022

Funding boost for farmer-led catchment group in South Waikato

The Government is investing in a farmer-led catchment group in South Waikato to help its on-the-ground efforts to improve land management practices.

Govt updates responsible lending rules

The Government is making practical amendments to responsible lending rules to curb any unintended consequences being caused by the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act (CCCFA).

10 MARCH 2022


Speech announcing the decision to establish a new public media entity

In February 2020 – at the New Zealand Broadcasting school – I outlined the” in principle” decision the Government had made to ensure New Zealand’s Public Media could face the challenges of the future – to ensure it was strong, sustainable and structured in a way to move with audience, technology and market trends.

 Eco-sanctuary to protect valued species

A new 2700ha “inland island” sanctuary for native plants and animals on the North Island Central Plateau is a step closer with support from the Government’s Mahi mō te Taiao/Jobs for Nature programme.

New public media entity to showcase New Zealand voices and stories

Ensuring New Zealanders continue to have access to reliable, trusted, independent information and local content sits at the heart of the decision to create a new public media entity, Minister for Broadcasting and Media Kris Faafoi has announced.

Customs Mutual Administrative Assistance Agreement between New Zealand and the Kingdom of the Netherlands

Aotearoa New Zealand and the Kingdom of the Netherlands have reached an agreement today, which will enable information sharing to limit harm across our countries.


BusinessNZ Energy Council (BEC) Breakfast 10 March 2022

You’ll be aware that climate change is a key priority for this Government. It’s a threat to our economy, our environment and our everyday lives, so investing in a sustainable energy system will benefit us all, and see us better placed to deal with future shocks, especially as we accelerate our economic recovery from Covid-19.

One thought on “Buzz from The Beehive

  1. There may be significant resources of lithium near Eura – the central plateau eco sanctuary may be designed to prevent accessing this which would have significant economic and macro environmental implications that should be debated in detail before this sanctuary is created.


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