Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Teleworking pilot – a sign of things to come

7 May 2003 Media Statement

Teleworking pilot – a sign of things to come

Transport and Communications Minister Paul Swain said the Close2:Kapiti Teleworking pilot project, launched today by Greater Wellington Regional Council, is a great initiative and a sign of things to come.

The twelve month pilot project is aimed at reducing the number of people commuting from the Kapiti Coast to Wellington City by encouraging people to look at working from home or using the Kapiti TeleCentre.

“As Minister of both Transport and Communications I am excited by the potential of 21st century telecommunications technology to ease the pressure on the roading network,” said Mr Swain.

Greater Wellington, together with the Kapiti Coast District Council, the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, the Kapiti TeleCentre, Telework New Zealand and Transfund New Zealand, are launching Close2:Kapiti.

The project targets Kapiti Coast commuters and their employers in order to change their working practices by working away from their offices on a part-time basis, perhaps twice a week.

“I welcome this initiative and encourage other Council’s around the country to, where appropriate, follow Kapiti’s lead,” said Mr Swain.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news