Buzz from the Beehive
Uh, oh. Earlier this afternoon there was nothing doing in the Beehive. Or rather, there was nothing doing that they wanted to tell us about.
We therefore drew a blank when we checked the Beehive website to find what our servants are up to.
Nor (when we checked with Scoop) could we find anything new from the Nats or the Greens, although the Nats since then have posted a statement on the rising expense of hiring government consultants.
ACT was given a free kick, in effect, and scored with three statements.
First, ACT’s Firearms Reform spokesperson Nicole McKee was braying that relentless pressure from her party has resulted in the Government making much-needed changes to firearms licensing. Continue reading “ACT beats Hipkins to the draw in announcing changes to our gun licensing laws” →
Latest from the Beehive
The Government is running hot and cold on crime – in the eyes of its political opponents, at least. One consequence will be keeping more offenders from being banged up in the coooler for too long.
Less ambivalently, it is turning up the heat in its efforts to tackle the country’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions change while non-Maori and non-Pacifika applicants are feeling the chill when funding is distributed by the Health Research Council.
On the law and order front, Police Minister Poto Williams is crowing about a Police operation which resulted in the seizure of more than 50 kilograms of cocaine, and $300,000 in cash, cocaine and cryptocurrency wallets.
Is the cocaine in the weight reference the same as the cocaine in the dollar-value reference? It is unclear.
Nine people were arrested. Continue reading “Govt aims to keep “three strike” criminals out of the cooler but has increasingly warmed to making race a factor in research funding” →