Nikki Kaye gives UN youth an important message

The beehive reports that Youth Minister Nikki Kaye was pleased to address the opening of the four-day UN Youth Declaration in Auckland a couple of days ago. “This is a great opportunity for young people to have a say on matters that are important to them, and for their voice to be heard,” says Ms…

National- we’re here to make you pay more

From 1 April, the NZ ACC Work Account levy will drop from 95 cents per $100 of earnings to 90 cents – a 5 percent drop. However, ACC itself had recommended a 21 percent drop. Labour’s Sue Moroney said it was not the first time the Government had rejected ACC’s recommended levies, including the 2013-2014…

National Party sending mixed messages on dependency

Paula Bennett is just another socialist really but she has the potential to be something better. If she could ever escape the cloistered thinking of the National Party. She’s doing as well as can be expected in her portfiolio considering the limitations of John Key’s ineffectual leadership, and I was pleased to see she is…

More proof the National Govt hates the poor /sarc

Education Minister Hekia Parata and Associate Education Minister Nikki Kaye say another 1500 low income families will be provided with computers in 2015/16 through the Computers in Homes programme. The programme, budgeted to cost $3.04 million in the coming financial year, not only provides low income families with computer but also training, support and, assistance…

ACC to introduce risk rating for motor vehicles

Everything’s on-track for a significant reduction in ACC motor vehicle levies from 1 July, says ACC Minister Nikki Kaye, who has decided how levies for new cars will be calculated. “ACC will also introduce risk rating in July, which means annual licence levies for cars will reflect how well each car protects its occupants and…

Hey, Nikki Kaye says the kids are alright

Youth Affairs Minister Nikki Kaye has today released the latest survey about the health and wellbeing of New Zealand secondary school students. In the 2012 survey, 8500 students from 91 randomly selected schools from around the country answered up to 600 questions on all aspects of their lives. Yeah sure, and how reliable is the…