Last year I wrote about the great potential of Open Government here , and about
the last Government’s performance on the OGP to date here . These provide background
on why Open Government is important and how New Zealand has been doing so far.
During my quest to find out which councils in New Zealand had specific plans put
in place for the protection of vulnerable communities during Civil Defence emergencies,
it was suggested to me several times that I had submitted an Official Information ...
2017 has seen parts of the United States in the grip of savage wildfires and hurricanes
- so many that US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) employees have been
warned that they might have their pay docked for working too much .
It’s a cruel saga, and one that promises no immediate end. Turkey, considered one
of the more potent of powers within the NATO alliance, has manoeuvred itself into
a play that Washington will find hard to avoid. For Ankara, one thing must not happen ...
It’s been a year of discovery for NIWA scientists who now know more than they
did 12 months ago – their top five discoveries for the year range from the bottom
of the ocean to the top of the atmosphere. Kaikoura canyon post earthquake
Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Political rumblings came into focus in the business world
through the tail-end of 2017 as Jacinda Ardern's unexpected rise to the prime minister's
office brought a fresh approach to dealing with burgeoning capacity constraints and ...
Ed Sheeran dominates New Zealand End of Year Charts The English singer songwriter
claims top spot for both album and single of 2017 It won't come as too much of a
surprise to anyone who has kept an eye on the charts this year that Ed Sheeran looms ...