Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 

List of past Property Improvement Conferences

Media Statement


29 May 2008

Housing New Zealand releases list of past Property Improvement Conferences

Housing New Zealand today published details of conferences held by its Property Improvement Team since 2002.

“Conferences by the Property Improvement Team have been an annual event for six of the past seven years. They have been held to ensure the Team, which is scattered around the country, works effectively together to deliver hundreds of millions of dollars of improvements to state homes each year,” chief executive Dr Lesley McTurk said.

“Typically, these conferences have been held in the central North Island because doing so reduces the travel costs of staff attending the conference. For example, in the case of the recent conference at Tongariro Lodge, about 75 per cent of the staff attending were able to drive. The majority also shared twin rooms, a feature of other conferences.

“However, I accept that some of these venues can be perceived badly by the public. I have already initiated a review of staff development, which will include the use of staff conferences as a tool for training. This follows a new operating model I have introduced to Housing New Zealand, since joining the organisation last year.

“The staff development review will also compile as comprehensive a picture as possible of the number and cost of conferences across the organisation over the past decade, information which is not readily accessible at present. This information will be reviewed in the context of Housing New Zealand’s $900m business, and our public sector accountabilities.

“My intention is to make public information about any other past conferences at the conclusion of the review.”

--

Table attached.

Housing New Zealand Corporation

Property Improvement Team conferences

DateVenue

No of days

No of nights accomm-
odation

No of staff atten-
ding

Total cost (excl travel) $

13 – 14 September 2002 Huka Village, Taupo

2

2

67 41,039
20 – 21 October 2003 Hotel Du Vin

2

1

75 36,303
24 – 25 February 2005 Huka Village, Taupo

2

2

89 44,171
21 – 22 February 2006 Blue Baths, Rotorua

2

1

91 37,916
15 -16 February 2007 Huka Village, Taupo

2

2

98 41,114
8- 9 May 2008 Tongariro Lodge

2

2

94 52,731

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

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>>

ALSO:

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>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election