Parliament

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

 

Is Hone Harawira More Competent At Setting Up Checkpoints?

“The Government needs to front up and reveal why Police have set up a key checkpoint between Auckland and Northland at Brynderwyn, which is in the Kaipara District, outside of Auckland’s level 3 boundary, and why,” says ACT Leader David Seymour.

“Schedules 4 and 5 of the Order in Council in Chris Hipkins’ name published yesterday make it very clear the level 3 border aligns with the Auckland Council border, identified in 2010.

“The Kaipara District isn’t inside that border but as of 11.59pm yesterday it has a Police checkpoint in it.

“This has led to terrible confusion, with even Labour MP Marja Lubeck saying it’s in the wrong place and is impinging on the ability of people from settlements in alert level 2 to move around their region.

“Once again, despite now being in our third major lockdown, the Government seems unable to set clear, sound rules of the game.

“One of the five points in ACT’s platform for COVID-19 recovery released in August is that the Government must adopt a culture of continuous improvement.

“ACT wants to support the Government in this work, but it’s more difficult when they repeat their mistakes instead of learning from them.

“We saw this most recently three weeks ago when there weren’t enough testing sites in Northland and inadequate numbers of personnel at those sites.

“Yet that was one of the things the Government promised wouldn’t happen again following chaos at public testing sites when Auckland was placed into level 3 lockdown in August.

“We should be getting good at this stuff but for some reason the same mistakes keep happening.

“The public in Kaipara need a swift solution, the most obvious one being moving the Police checkpoint somewhere that isn’t outside of the boundary of the Order in Council the Government passed yesterday.”

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Fudging On Child Poverty, And America’s Diplomatic Dance With Iran

If you want a good insight into what the limits of tiny, barely discernible steps to reduce poverty actually look like, delve into the latest Statistics Department figures on poverty in New Zealand Most of the nine measures utilised reveal little or no progress in combatting poverty over the 21 months to March 2020... More>>


 

Government: Reserve Bank To Take Account Of Housing In Decision Making

The Reserve Bank is now required to consider the impact on housing when making monetary and financial policy decisions, Grant Robertson announced today. Changes have been made to the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee’s remit requiring it to take into ... More>>

ALSO:


RNZ: Alert Levels Remain

There are no new community cases of Covid-19 today, the Ministry of Health has confirmed.
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says at least half of the Papatoetoe High School community have been tested and the results that have come through so far have all been negative... More>>

ALSO:

Stats NZ: Latest Release Of Child Poverty Statistics

All measures of child poverty were trending downwards, prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, across the two years since year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. The COVID-19 lockdown in late March 2020 affected Stats NZ’s ability to collect data from households ... More>>

ALSO:


NZ Initiative: New Report Highlights How Our Housing Crisis Could Worsen If We Don’t Act Now

If New Zealand politicians thought the housing crisis in 2020 was bad, the worst is yet to come, warns a new report by The New Zealand Initiative. In The Need to Build: The demographic drivers of housing demand , Research Assistant Leonard Hong ... More>>

Parliament: Kiwi MPs Among The “Most Educated In The World”

New analysis of MP qualifications reveals New Zealand’s Parliament is one of the most educated and highest qualified in the world, and significantly more educated than Australia’s. The research, by Mark Blackham of BlacklandPR and Geoffrey Miller ... More>>

The Dig: An Illogical Ideological Struggle

Dig beneath all the trade wars and the arguments to the effect that the USA should not permit China to achieve economic and technological superiority, or even parity, and you find the real reason behind the conflict... More>>

Travel: Government Eases Visa Restrictions For Visitors In New Zealand

Visitor visa holders will be able to stay in New Zealand a little longer as the Government eases restrictions for those still here, the Minister of Immigration has announced. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels