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Having spent $510,000 of taxpayer money on her investigation into the extent and source of leaks about the controversial Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade “Change” programme, Paula Rebstock and her team of sleuths might be expected to have come up with concrete findings to justify the expense. No such luck.
This is despite the fact that Rebstock & Co brought to a Sherlockian level of forensic skills to bear on some potentially incriminating staples cited at para 38...
That looks pretty comprehensive – right down to the staples! Until you read further and find that the stewardship of the papers in question was so wide open that literally anyone could have been responsible. More>>
The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment will not be proceeding with charges laid against former Pike River CEO Peter Whittall in connection with safety failings at the Pike River Mine. More>>
A three-paragraph statement issued at the end of the ministerial summit was appropriately bland, given the complete void of any official information during the four-day meeting. Reading between the lines, it reveals four points about the current state of play. More>>
The Government majority on the Select Committee continues to support the removal of the lunch and tea break, the ability of employers to refuse to conclude a collective agreement in bargaining, and to not offer new workers coverage and has even extended the plans to remove employment security from the country’s cleaning and catering staff further than originally proposed. More>>
A report by the Auditor-General has found Government cuts to the Defence Force caused substantial damage the Defence Force Chief said will take seven years to repair, Labour’s Defence spokesperson Phil Goff says. More>>
The 2013 Monitor shows that one in four Kiwi kids are growing up in income poverty and one in six are going without the basic essentials… Ten percent of children are at the hardest end of poverty and three out of five kids living in poverty will live this way for much of their childhood. More>>
Yesterday, the government unveiled the latest round of oil permits. Five of them are located onshore in Taranaki and the East Coast, but five are located offshore, in the Reinga-Northland, Taranaki, and Great South Canterbury Basins... Anadarko has just gone back to court in the US to challenge the prior court ruling that found it jointly liable (with BP) for the consequences of the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. More>>
Scoop Amplifier paid a 3-day visit to Westport and the Buller District to begin to gain some on-the-spot perspectives into just how steep a battle the majority of Coasters are facing to find ways to tell the story of their intertwined environmental and economic prospects.