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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Minister ignores pleas to tell the truth

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, English, Health, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Minister ignores pleas to tell the truth

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark ignored repeated pleas to tell the truth about Counties Manukau DHB and to clear their names from public servants whose reputation he had unfairly damaged, National’s MP for Botany Jami-Lee Ross says. “This come after last week’s release of a damning voicemail where Dr Clark tried to silence […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

By   /  June 18, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Crime, English, Justice, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Police, Political Parties, Politics, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Trade  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Law and Order targets sent to waste paper bin

Source: National Party The Government’s pledge to put fewer people in prison is already starting to bite, as it drops previous targets aimed at solving more crime and keeping New Zealanders safe, National’s Police spokesperson Chris Bishop says. “Police Minister Stuart Nash has confirmed to Parliament’s Justice committee that the Government has formally dropped two […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Government driving land into foreign ownership

By   /  June 16, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Culture, Economy, English, Forestry, Investment, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Government driving land into foreign ownership

Source: National Party The Government’s backward and ill-thought through changes to overseas investment regulations are having a perverse effect and driving more land into the hands of overseas investors, National’s Spokesperson for Viticulture Stuart Smith says. “Forestry is getting an easy pass under the Overseas Investment Act which allows for significant foreign investment in land. […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Govt must take opportunity to fix broken LGOIMA

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Auckland, Crude, English, Exploration, Gas, MIL OSI, Mining, National Party, New Zealand, Oil, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics, Republic of Korea  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Govt must take opportunity to fix broken LGOIMA

Source: National Party The escalating transparency issues at Auckland Council are a sign that the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act is broken, and central Government must take steps towards reform by supporting National MP Denise Lee’s Member’s Bill that would strengthen Councillors ability to access Official Information. Ms Lee, who is National’s Local […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Green Party abandoning its ‘principles’

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Economy, English, Forestry, Investment, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Green Party abandoning its ‘principles’

Source: National Party Green Party voters are feeling rightfully ripped off after Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage’s extraordinary U-turn to allow an overseas bottling plant to purchase more land to expand their operation, National’s Land Information Spokesperson David Bennett says. “This U-turn becomes more extraordinary when you consider that Ms Sage used that very bottling […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Tourists latest target for Labour’s new taxes

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, English, Labour, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics, Tourism  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Tourists latest target for Labour’s new taxes

Source: National Party Labour has turned its tax sights on tourists with its proposal to impose new taxes up to $35 each on visitors coming to New Zealand, National’s Tourism Spokesperson Todd McClay says. “There is no reason to make New Zealand a less attractive destination when it is already expensive to get here,” says […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Speech to Fieldays on climate change

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Australia, Banking and Finance, Budget, Business, China, Climate, Climate Change, Commerce, Crude, Culture, Education, English, Environment, Exploration, Exports, Fisheries, Gas, Inflation, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Oil, Open Source Intel, Peoples Republic Of China, Political Parties, Politics, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration, Technology, Trade, United States of America, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Speech to Fieldays on climate change

Source: National Party Thank you for having me here. My time as Economic Development Minister underlined for me the importance of the primary sector and regional New Zealand. There can be a lot of talk from politicians about diversification away from primary industries – moving away from farming into areas like IT and finance. Promoting […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: National calls for common ground on climate policy

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Budget, Climate, Climate Change, English, Environment, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics, Technology, Trade, Weather  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: National calls for common ground on climate policy

Source: National Party Today in a keynote speech at the 50th Annual Agricultural Fieldays Opposition Leader Simon Bridges has taken a significant step toward a bipartisan approach to climate change policy. “Today I have written to the Prime Minister and Minister for Climate Change offering to work with them to establish an independent, non-political Climate […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Govt has no plan for solving emerging energy gap

By   /  June 15, 2018  /  24-7, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, English, Exploration, Gas, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics, Resource Exploitation, Resource Exploration  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Govt has no plan for solving emerging energy gap

Source: National Party The Government has confirmed it has little idea on how to solve the emerging energy challenges, in spite of its plan to phase down non-renewable electricity generation around the country, National’s Energy and Resources spokesperson Jonathan Young says. “The Government has promised to make New Zealand carbon neutral by 2050, including by […]

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MIL-OSI New Zealand: Did Minister offer jobs in exchange for silence?

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  24-7, Aid, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Region, Business, Commerce, Defence, English, Health, Intelligence, Justice, Media Intelligence, MIL OSI, National Party, New Zealand, Open Source Intel, Political Parties, Politics, Security, United Kingdom  /  Comments Off on MIL-OSI New Zealand: Did Minister offer jobs in exchange for silence?

Source: National Party Health Minister David Clark has attempted to gag public servants, appearing to offer them jobs in return for their silence, National’s MP for Botany Jami-Lee Ross says. “In a voicemail obtained by National, Dr Clark offers to consider former Counties Manukau District Health Board chairman Rabin Rabindran for further appointments while at […]

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