Tag: State Sector

Last Days to Contribute to NZ Open Government Action Plan

Article – Open Source Open Society New Zealands Open Government Partnership Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way our government is run then …Last Days to Contribute to NZ Open Government Action Plan New Zealand’s ‘Open Government Partnership’ Action Plan is open for consultation until the end of day on this Friday 26 August. If you care about transparency, accountability participation and better use of technology in the way our government is run then you should make a submission here. If you are in Wellington there is also a final full day co-creation workshop on this Friday where you can get involved at a deeper level. See the Press release published on Scoop yesterday here for further details. Our position as a leader in this space is at threat New Zealand has had very good fiscal and government accountability and transparency reputation, however recent developments such as the Panama Papers and increasingly poor public consultation processes are threatening this reputation. As Susanne Snively, chair of Transparency International New Zealand said at yesterday’s Open Source Open Society Conference in Wellington, our position as a leader in this space is slipping due to complacency and lack of ambition to look towards transparency and accountability in a modern...

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Patronage, Journalism and Open Society.

Article – James Littlewood A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing whats going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), … A panel discussion this morning shone a very bright light on a very familiar problem: the problem of journalism; knowing what’s going on; keeping the bastards honest. Marianne Ellion (of Action Station) hosted the discussion with Mark Jennings (Mediaworks), Jan Rivers (Scoop) and Bernard Hickey (Hive News). The problem is all too familiar. But here...

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Budget 2016 – Scoop Full Coverage

Article – The Scoop Team Scoop will be updating this page with Budget announcements, reaction and analysis once the Budget is released at 2pm. Hit reload to see the latest version. Budget 2016 – Scoop Full Coverage Parliament Live – LIVE Video Of Budget 2016 from 2pm The 2016 New Zealand Budget will be delivered on Thursday 25 May. Scoop will be updating this page with Budget announcements, reaction and analysis once the Budget is released at 2pm. Hit reload to see the latest version. <!– CLICK TO JUMP TO SCOOP BUDGET COMMENTARY AND REPORTS CLICK TO JUMP TO THE BUDGET PRESS RELEASES CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET REACTION CLICK TO JUMP TO BUDGET PREVIEWS For the latest headlines and reaction see.. PARLIAMENT WIRE…, POLITICS WIRE…, BUSINESS WIRE…, EDUCATION WIRE…, HEALTH WIRE… –> RELATED LINKS: For the full text (when released) of the budget see… TREASURY BUDGET 2016 WEBSITE See also the BEEHIVE BUDGET PAGE For previous budgets see… BUDGET 2015 – BUDGET 2014 – BUDGET 2013 – BUDGET 2012 – BUDGET 2011 – BUDGET 2010 – BUDGET 2009 – BUDGET 2008 – BUDGET 2007 – BUDGET 2007 – BUDGET 2006 – BUDGET 2005 – BUDGET 2004 – BUDGET 2003 – BUDGET 2002 – BUDGET 2001 & BUDGET 2000 BUDGET 2016 PREVIEWS & REACTION Parliament Today – Ministers Turn Focus to Budget 2016 Parliament Today – Questions & Answers...

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Gordon Campbell on the Defence Force’s spending bonanza

Column – Gordon Campbell It has been a fairly typical week for this government mental health services in Christchurch slashed , further massive cuts to DHB funding , and the abdication of its responsibility for social housing . Gordon Campbell on the Defence Force’s spending bonanza It has been a fairly typical week for this government… mental health services in Christchurch slashed, further massive cuts to DHB funding, and the abdication of its responsibility for social housing. Incredibly, the editorial writers at the New Zealand Herald have suggested that the latest health system cutbacks are ‘brave’ politics. Hmmm… ‘brave’ isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind. Callous, heartless, stupid, and shortsighted all seem more appropriate, given an ageing population and the levels of unmet need in the health system. Just a small definitional point: ‘brave’ used to be a term for those risking harm to themselves to prevent harm to vulnerable people. Now it’s a term for ‘daring’ to inflict harm on vulnerable people. Simultaneously, a government that’s willing to slash the health system is planning to spend $11 billion dollars in the next ten years on new gear for our Defence Forces. That’s not a misprint. The scale of the Defence spend-up over the next decade is truly stupendous. As yet, it simply has not sunk in with the general public just how much they stand to...

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RNZ Freeview HD Coverage Extended

Press Release – Radio New Zealand More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZs successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell.Checkpoint with John Campbell – RNZ Freeview HD Coverage Extended More New Zealanders in provincial regions of the North and South Islands will be able to access RNZ National audio and video services following RNZ’s successful launch of Checkpoint with John Campbell. An extension to existing Freeview HD services has been approved after a positive public response to the new Checkpoint programme which launched one month ago today. More than 400,000 people living in Whangarei, Rotorua, Taupo, Taranaki, Whanganui, Gisborne, Wairarapa, Nelson, Timaru and Invercargill will have RNZ Freeview HD services available from today. The new-format Checkpoint with John Campbell is a 90 minute programme, airing weekdays from 5-6.30pm, on RNZ National. The show is broadcast live on radio, and those keen to see behind the scenes can watch live on the RNZ website or, in most centres, on Freeview HD channel 50. RNZ Head of Content, Carol Hirschfeld emphasised the importance of the new programme and the positive response it has received since the launch. “RNZ is now leading the way on genuine media convergence with the Checkpoint programme. John Campbell’s live streaming for two hours from the TPPA protest march...

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