Buzz from the Beehive – the PM is busy in Singapore and Mahuta is diverted (for a bit) from Three Waters

MINISTERS burst back into action yesterday after the four-day Easter break.

Mind you, the PM accounted for much of the action recorded on the Beehive website with four press statements and a copy of her speech notes after she arrived in Singapore.

Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta was busy too, announcing a fresh batch of sanctions against Russian banks and financial institutions and naming the new high commissioner to Tonga. This will have diverted her – at least for a while – from her Three Waters programme.

Latest from the Beehive

19 APRIL 2022

Kūwaha unveiled at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay by Prime Minister

A carving celebrating the long-standing friendship between Aotearoa New Zealand and Singapore was today unveiled by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay.


Opening remarks at joint press conference with Prime Minister Lee

Prime Minister Lee – thank you for the very warm welcome to Singapore.

NZ, Singapore Prime Ministers meet in Singapore

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong discussed global and regional challenges and opportunities, their countries’ responses to COVID-19 and the next steps to enhancing the bilateral relationship when they met in Singapore today.

Russian banks targeted under latest round of sanctions

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta has announced new sanctions against Russia’s largest banks and financial institutions, as part of the Government’s ongoing response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Joint Statement by the Prime Ministers of New Zealand and Singapore

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong hosted Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern on an Official Visit to Singapore on 19 April 2022.

50 projects fast-tracked under Govt scheme

The Government has approved three more projects under the fast-track consenting process, bringing the number of projects that are eligible to apply for resource consents to 50.

NZ to expand Working Holiday Scheme with Singapore

New Zealand is relaunching and expanding its Working Holiday Scheme with Singapore and will welcome applications from May 5, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.

New High Commissioner to Tonga announced

Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Matt Howell as new High Commissioner to Tonga.

New Chair to lead Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board

Respected Māori leader Tā Mark Solomon has been appointed Chair of the Oranga Tamariki Ministerial Advisory Board, Children’s Minister Kelvin Davis has announced.

One thought on “Buzz from the Beehive – the PM is busy in Singapore and Mahuta is diverted (for a bit) from Three Waters

  1. Jacinda……what a waste of time, our taxes, Gayford needs you!!! ? have you taken your ‘carbon credits card’ with you?? from Trevor..


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