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


Minister heads to Hobart for Ministerial meeting

Hon Nanaia Mahuta
Minister of Local Government

11 August 2008

Minister heads to Hobart for Ministerial meeting

Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta will today leave to attend the 7th annual Local Government and Planning Ministers’ Council meeting in Hobart, Australia.

“This is an opportunity to discuss issues of common concern with our Australian counterparts, and provide an update on local government issues in New Zealand,” Nanaia Mahuta said.

“The meeting will focus on a number of issues, including climate change, and improving services to indigenous communities.

“Climate change is a crucial issue worldwide. It will be good to provide information on what New Zealand is doing on climate change, and to learn first hand of the Australians’ approach to this issue.”

The Local Government and Planning Ministers’ Council is one of a series of joint Ministers’ councils which has a standing membership of state and federal Ministers, and New Zealand Ministers.

The meeting will also discuss local government sustainability and development assessment reform.

Nanaia Mahuta, who is also Minister of Youth Affairs and Associate Minister of Tourism, will also hold portfolio-related meetings with youth and tourism officials in Hobart.

She returns to New Zealand on 13 August.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Not Easy: Gordon Campbell On The Greens’ Ongoing Problems

Hard to treat the Greens’ belated decision to stand a candidate in Ohariu as being anything other than a desperation move, by a party whose own leadership is evidently concerned about its chances of survival...

A few months ago, the Greens felt able to forego that role in Ohariu in order to help a beleaguered Labour Party get its candidate Greg O’Connor across the line, and knock Peter Dunne out of the parliamentary frame. More>>


Closing The Gap: Ardern Rules Out Income Tax Rise

After earlier commitments by Jacinda Ardern to do something about inequality and poverty, this new position on income tax seems an about face. To do something significant about inequality requires increases in income for those at the bottom and decreases for those at the top... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On DHB Deficits And Free Trade

Currently the world is looking on aghast at the Trump administration’s plans to slash Obamacare, mainly in order to finance massive tax changes that will deliver most of their gains to the wealthy. Lives will be lost in the trade-off. Millions of Americans stand to lose access to the healthcare they need... More>>

Greens' Response: Slum-Like Rentals Exposed In Renting Review

“...The grim findings of the review are a wakeup call about the true state of rentals in this country. Too many renters are festering in slum-like conditions under the thumb of landlords who have largely unchecked powers and ignore tenants’ complaints when it suits them.” More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>


Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election