The acting chief executive for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Carolyn Tremain, has been confirmed as the permanent replacement for David Smol, who left the position more than a year ago.
An official inquiry into Government use of private investigators has been expanded to include the entire state sector, after revelations of more ties between agencies and the firm.
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says public servants should provide more candid advice to the Government, encouraging ministers to “embrace disagreement” in the name of better policy.
The board of New Zealand’s superannuation fund has come out swinging against proposed government restrictions on chief executive pay, suggesting they may breach the body’s statutory independence.
A proposal to place tighter controls on the pay of crown entity chief executives will provide “more teeth” to keep any increases in line with the wider public sector, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
New research has raised concerns about how New Zealand organisations are protecting those who speak out about wrongdoing. Do we need to do more to look out for our whistleblowers?
The New Zealand dollar surged overnight to a 13-month high of over 72.4 USc and over 76 on the Trade Weighted Index (TWI) as investors became more convinced that British voters would opt to remain in the European Union.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Thursday, including Graeme Wheeler's comments on NIMBYs and Auckland's over-valued housing market.