Land Information Minister Eugenie Sage has allowed a Japanese-owned forestry company called Pan Pac Forest Products to bypass the Overseas Investment Office, and buy thousands of hectares of New Zealand land, without prior vetting and (apparently) without conditions attached.
Every year around about this time, National floats its own distinct vision of a different sort of Green Party…
On suffrage day – reportedly – we celebrate women winning a political voice, and ensuring that their voices are heard, respected, and acted upon, despite attempts to ignore and silence then.
There will always be a risk in bringing the wrong-doing by one’s superiors to the attention of senior management. That’s why the protections for whistle blowers were created.