A gush of statements and speeches from the Beehive ranges in significance from Damien O’Connor’s trip to London and Brussels to press on with free trade negotiations to Chris Hipkins dealing with the way schools are organised in Harewa.
Changes to the Kiwisaver scheme include measures to discourage or disallow us from trying to make a buck from the oil and gas industries.
Oh – and change is in the offing in Rotorua for homeless people who are given emergency housing in motels. One of the consequences will be to separate these motel dwellers from the tourists.
Then there’s a major change for the tertiary education sector – six new Workforce Development Councils have been formally established with an interesting guarantee from Education Minister Hipkins – he said they will “ensure” people graduate with the right skills at the right time to address skill shortages.