Labour is planning to build regional state service hubs in areas like Lower Hutt and Kāpiti .
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says hubs outside main centres such as Wellington and Auckland cities would take pressure off existing offices.
Wellington’s public sector employs about 27,000, while there are about 37,000 in the private sector. A Cabinet paper tabled last year revealed the State Services Commission wanted to “reduce the footprint” of government workers in the Wellington and Auckland regions, and move agencies elsewhere when possible.
What do you think of moving state servants out of Wellington City?
We saw some friendly ghosts and even some costumed pooches this year! We'd love for you to spread the joy further than your backyard by sharing a snap from your Halloween festivities below 🎃
I loved talking to Courtney Mason about how she and her husband ben bought their first home. It really offers a lot of hope for folks who might be looking at the property market and wondering what on earth is happening out there these days.
Courtney and Ben were tenacious and bold, and now they're living happily in their Hawke's Bay home.
Have a read and see how they did it, and while you're at it have a listen to our third episode of First Rung, the podcast for first home buyers for a little more inspiration.
Free to a good home - we've had a double sized bed donated to the Raukawa Community Centre that we can't accommodate, so its off to a new home! Please make contact if you are able to pick up today or tomorrow morning before 9.30am, otherwise will be donated to the Sallies :)
Raukawa Community Centre