Tag Archives: NZ government

NZ Government Joins UN Clean Seas Campaign

NZ Government Joins UN Clean Seas Campaign

“New Zealand has become the latest country to sign up to the five-year long United Nations Environment #CleanSeas campaign to rid our oceans of plastic,” reports Australian sailing publication My…

NZ Government Pledges Millions to save the Kiwi

NZ Government Pledges Millions to save the Kiwi

Following warnings that New Zealand’s national bird could become extinct, the government has set aside NZ$11.2m ($8.3m; £5.3m) to stop the constant decline of kiwi numbers. “The aim of the investment is to turn the…

New Zealand “Best-Designed Government in the World”

New Zealand “Best-Designed Government in the World”

New Zealand has the best designed government in the world, American political commentator Dylan Matthews writes for Vox. “The shire has a mighty fine political system,” he jokes. “Recently New Zealand held its 51st general election,…

Air NZ in Pioneering Partnership

Air NZ in Pioneering Partnership

Air New Zealand has signed an agreement with airplane maker Boeing and engine maker Rolls-Royce to collaborate on projects to make commercial aviation more environmentally sustainable. Stage one of the plan will see the first trial flight…

NZ to be Nanotech Hub

NZ to be Nanotech Hub

The NZ government is investing NZ$628 million into new research programs in a bid to position the country at the vanguard of nanotechnology development. More than 30 organizations will receive a share of the funding, including…

What Makes NZ Sav Blanc so Special?

What Makes NZ Sav Blanc so Special?

The NZ government and members of the wine industry are funding a multimillion dollar research project to examine the distinctive qualities of the country’s prized Sauvignon Blanc. The six-year NZ $16.9 million project is being carried out…

Pre-historic Chic

Pre-historic Chic

Shoppers at London’s Selfridges can now purchase the ultimate ecological antique: a piece of furniture carved from 30,000 year-old NZ kauri wood. The NZ government has allowed a limited quantity of the timber to be harvested…

Designs on Hyde

Designs on Hyde

Palmerston North sculptor Paul Dibble is the winner of an NZ government sponsored competition to design a $3 million war memorial in London’s Hyde Park. Dibble’s design – developed in association with Athfield Architects of Wellington…

A Change Forecast

A Change Forecast

Metra, the commercial sector of NZ’s government-owned meteorological service, is helping the BBC propel its TV weather reports into the 21st century. Thanks to cutting edge technology used in video games and the LotR trilogy, viewers will…

Review of the Market Years

Review of the Market Years

Illinois’ Hillsdale College, published an overview of New Zealand Government reforms in the 80s and 90s, penned by former NZ MP Maurice McTigue. The article argued that high living standards result from significant ingenuity operating in a…

New Frontier

New Frontier

The NZ government’s multimillion dollar media campaign in the US aiming to lure wealthy Americans to “the new California” is the subject of a December Voice of America feature. Major selling points are the clean/green…

Protecting Shared Heritage

Protecting Shared Heritage

The NZ and Australian governments are making a combined application to the World Intellectual Property Organisation to protect the use of the word Anzac. Both countries have legislated against the unauthorised use of the word at…

NZ Provides Aid To Iraq

NZ Provides Aid To Iraq

The NZ government is contributing NZ$3.3 million in humanitarian aid to war-torn Iraq. The announcement by Foreign Minister Phil Goff came just days after the U.S and its allies commenced war in the Middle East. The…

Clean, Green and Safe

Clean, Green and Safe

Condé Nast Traveller recently rated Aotearoa the world’s safest destination and the Government wants to make sure the haven remains safe, committing increased resources to help fight terrorism.

Counting Down and Counting Up

Counting Down and Counting Up

The 31st America’s Cup is 13 months away, but the Hauraki Gulf is already a hive of activity as 1 syndicates prepare to battle for the Auld Mug. And Government puffs up Team NZ’s sails with…

Government Wind

Government Wind

New Zealand government brings wind power to Pakistan’s Gwadar district.

Tests Blow Up

Tests Blow Up

Were New Zealand troops used as nuclear guinea pigs? Australian lawyer thinks yes, Government asks the tough questions. Also, New Zealand Government refused to allow testing on Kermadec Island.  

Small Country with a Big Attitude

Small Country with a Big Attitude

“Recent history shows that the New Zealand government, especially with Clark’s own Labour Party at the helm, has not shied away from David and Goliath-like confrontations. The feisty nation arguably made its first proper international splash…

Big Milk

Big Milk

Government green light for giant diary company proposal.  

Big Money Beware

Big Money Beware

The Government seeks to implement a “code of conduct” for foreign investors, leading to “higher standards of investment”.

Insiders Out

Insiders Out

The New Zealand Government is to tighten rules controlling insider trading on the stock market.  

Over and Out

Over and Out

“After six months and more than 400 bidding rounds, the battle for New Zealand’s third-generation mobile radio spectrum is over, netting the Government over $51 million.”

Avvid Attention

Avvid Attention

New Zealand Government Departments can talk to each other with maximum efficiency, thanks to AVVID, “one of the  largest end-to-end IP telephony networks in the world.”  

Manimal Farm: Science’s Brave New World

Manimal Farm: Science’s Brave New World

New Zealand government researchers have developed a herd of super-producing cattle.

Flightless Kiwi

Flightless Kiwi

The Government’s defence refocus causes international comment: turning New Zealand into a province; cutbacks have firm basis says Jane’s Defense Weekly correspondent.

Your Place or Mine? NZ Cabinet Backs Gay Property Rights

Your Place or Mine? NZ Cabinet Backs Gay Property Rights

Gay and unmarried heterosexual couples are to given the same rights as married people under proposals approved by the New Zealand government.