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PM Press Conference 18/04/17: Pay equity settlement

Tuesday, 18 April 2017, 5:43 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Today the government announced a $2 billion pay equity settlement for health care and support workers. Minister of Health, Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman was present with Prime Minister Bill English to discuss the details. Some of those details include, ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 10/04/17: Edgecumbe Flooding Update

Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:48 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Today Social Development Minister Anne Tolley joined Prime Minster Bill English to discuss the flooding situation in Edgecumbe. Ms Tolley has been appointed the lead minister to oversee government assistance. The Prime Minister said, a state of local ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 03/04/17: PM adresses Hit and Run

Monday, 3 April 2017, 5:46 pm | Liana Pantaleo

In today’s press conference the Prime Minister addressed allegations brought forth by the book Hit and Run. He expressed confidence that the NZDF acted lawfully and that no further inquiry is necessary. More >>

PM Press Conference 20/02/17: Anti-money laundering

Monday, 13 March 2017, 5:52 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference thanking the emergency services workers who assisted with the flooding in Auckland and Coromandel this weekend. Water is safe to drink in Auckland, but he advises people to still conserve their ... More >>

PM Press Conference 06/03/17: NZ Super Age Increased to 67

Monday, 6 March 2017, 5:54 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Today Prime Minister Bill English and Finance Minister Steven Joyce announced that the government will increase the age of entitlement to New Zealand Superannuation from 65 to 67. Mr English and Mr Joyce were both present to describe the proposal ... More >>

Press Conference 27/02/17: Kiwi workers failing drug tests

Monday, 27 February 2017, 5:33 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minster Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement to extend support for earthquake effected Kaikoura, Hurunui and Marlborough. The State Highway coastal route is progressing and expected to be open by the end of ... More >>

PM Press Conference 20/02/17: Election Speculation, or Not

Monday, 20 February 2017, 4:21 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference by thanking the emergency services workers for their efforts to tame the fire in Christchurch this past week, and expressed the need to continue to improve emergency responses. The Prime Minister ... More >>

13/02/17 PM’s Press Conference: Housing, Housing, Housing

Monday, 13 February 2017, 5:44 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference with a recap of announcements that were made recently: $300mn for ultrafast broadband, $500bn for police, the extension of the earthquake relief fund, the completion of the expressway up the Kapiti Coast, ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 01/02/17: Election Date Announced

Wednesday, 1 February 2017, 4:27 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference with an announcement that the general election will be held on Saturday 23 September . More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: The Last Wall Standing

Friday, 27 January 2017, 10:04 am | Liana Pantaleo

It’s the end of January and occupants of the surrounding office buildings are moving back in. Red Cross employees are back at work in their pre-quake space and the Ministry of Justice has announced Wellington High Court will reopen at 2 Molesworth St. on ... More >>

PM's Press Conference 24/01/17: TPP, Trade and Minimum Wage

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 5:15 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English’s first official press conference of the year began with a warm welcome back from holidays. In relation to President Trump’s withdrawal from the TPP he expressed disappointment but hopes to negotiate a bilateral agreement ... More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: As 2016 Nears Its End

Wednesday, 28 December 2016, 4:41 pm | Liana Pantaleo

The year finally nears its close and the work continues on Molesworth St. As expected, the tall piece of the building that was hardly touched last week is being pulled apart just like the rest of the structure. A small crowd of people stop to watch ... More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: …I’ve lost track of the days

Thursday, 22 December 2016, 12:58 pm | Liana Pantaleo

A security worker, who I spoke to yesterday, didn’t know what the completion date is, but it sure looks like it’ll continue on through January. I also inquired about the structure to the left and whether it will be “deconstructed” as well; Mr ... More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: When will it end?

Monday, 19 December 2016, 9:43 am | Liana Pantaleo

Post-weekend, the once nine-storey office building at 61 Molesworth St has been reduced to an eight-storey. The day-to-day changes appear more significant now than they had in the early weeks. More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: The Street Reopens

Thursday, 15 December 2016, 9:54 am | Liana Pantaleo

As stated in a press release from Wellington City Council yesterday afternoon, one lane around the demolition site of 61 Molesworth has reopened to vehicles and pedestrians. Car, bus and foot traffic is moving along (albeit slowly) and some surrounding buildings ... More >>

Press Conference 12/12/16: The New PM, Bill English

Monday, 12 December 2016, 1:52 pm | Liana Pantaleo

This morning, Bill English made his first appearance as Prime Minister with the new Deputy PM, Paula Bennett, at his side. Mr English began by thanking cabinet members, the outgoing PM John Key, and his family. He outlined that his government will support ... More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: Week 3

Monday, 12 December 2016, 9:56 am | Liana Pantaleo

It appears that quite a noticeable portion of 61 Molesworth has been removed over the weekend and the pile of rubble has grown. See image below for a comparison form Friday. More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: Day 15

Friday, 9 December 2016, 10:17 am | Liana Pantaleo

This morning I walked by the site as usual; it was eerily quiet with very few people around. I could see some workers on the site, but not the usual crew that are around the barrier fences. The building looks maybe about one third demolished at this point. More >>

PM's Press Conference: Key will step down on a high note

Monday, 5 December 2016, 3:03 pm | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister John Key held an earlier-than-usual press conference today for a reason he would not disclose beforehand: He will be stepping down as Prime Minister as of 12 December, one week from now. More >>

61 Molesworth “Deconstruction”: Week 2

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:16 am | Liana Pantaleo

It’s been over a week since work began to demolish the earthquake-damaged building in Wellington; the expectation is that the job would be completed within 10-14 days (“weather permitting”). More >>



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