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Rodney Hide
Individual // Politics // New Zealand
Member since: 15 April 2008
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Website www.act.org.nz


 Act Party Leader, MP for Epsom Rodney Hide is New Zealands leading proponent of accountability and transparency in government. He is also Parliaments most highly qualified environmentalist. He entered Parliament in 1996 as an ACT list MP and became the Leader of ACT in 2004. In 2005 he won the Electorate Seat of Epsom.




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Monday, 7 November 2011
2:24PM
Hamilton City Council on notice Local Government Minister Rodney Hide has put Hamilton City Council on notice. 132 views

Thursday, 3 November 2011
5:08PM
Canterbury councils can defer long term plans Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced that Cabinet had agreed to an Order in Council which allows Canterbury based councils to defer their long-term planning and accountability responsibilities. 135 views

Wednesday, 19 October 2011
6:35PM
Lower borrowing costs for councils Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the Government has advanced a further $500,000 of the Crown’s $5 million contribution towards establishing the Local Government Funding Agency (LGFA). 137 views

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
1:55PM
Local electoral system gets strengthened Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today welcomed the introduction of the Local Electoral Amendment Bill to Parliament, prior to its dissolution on 20 October 2011. 136 views

Thursday, 8 September 2011
4:15PM
No intervention at this time for Kaipara District Council Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today met with Mayor Mr Neil Tiller, Chief Executive Jack McKerchar and a representative of Local Government New Zealand following a number of requests from groups and individuals for government intervention in the Kaipara District Council. 119 views

Wednesday, 24 August 2011
7:19PM
Conflict of interest rules to be reviewed Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the first stage of a review of the Local Authorities (Members’ Interests) Act 1968, the legislation which governs how conflict of interest rules are managed for members of local councils. 109 views

6:04PM
Dangerous Breed Collared Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the addition of the Perro de Presa Canario (commonly referred to as Presa Canario) breed of dog to the list of dogs banned from importation into New Zealand. 199 views

Monday, 1 August 2011
3:47PM
Minister Congratulates Autism New Zealand Associate Minister of Education Hon Rodney Hide today congratulated Autism New Zealand on being allocated a $764,500 grant from Pub Charity. 193 views

Wednesday, 27 July 2011
3:22PM
New Local Government Commission Member Appointed Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the appointment of Anne Carter as a new member of the Local Government Commission. 123 views

Friday, 8 July 2011
3:17PM
Minister Appoints New Local Govt Commission Chair Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today announced the appointment of Basil Morrison to the position of Chair of the Local Government Commission. 115 views

Saturday, 21 May 2011
8:23AM
Minister Welcomes Auckland Rates Savings Minister of Local Government Rodney Hide today welcomed Auckland Council’s announcement that rates across the region will rise by only 3.7 per cent - down from a projected average increase of 9.3 per cent under the old eight council structure. 117 views

Monday, 2 May 2011
3:44PM
Allocation of Special School Funding Announced Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide today announced the allocation of $22.8 million in funding under the ‘Success For All – Every School, Every Child’ initiative to upgrade existing special schools and satellite units, and create new satellites around the country. 169 views

Thursday, 28 April 2011
2:12PM
Statement From Hon Rodney Hide I am immensely proud of the ACT Party. 124 views

Wednesday, 16 March 2011
12:32PM
New agency to trim local body borrowing costs A Bill setting up a new local government funding agency is expected to be introduced to Parliament shortly, according to Finance Minister Bill English and Local Government Minister Rodney Hide. 113 views

Wednesday, 9 March 2011
6:23PM
Minister Releases Papers Outlining Government's Aspirations For Auckland Spatial Plan Minister of Local Government and Chair of the Cabinet Committee for Implementation of Auckland Governance Reforms Rodney Hide today released papers setting out the Government’s aspirations for Auckland, in support of the Auckland Council’s public consultation phase for the development of its first spatial plan. 311 views

Wednesday, 17 November 2010
8:12AM
ACT Campaigns For Mana ACT Leader Rodney Hide will join ACT Mana candidate Colin du Plessis on the campaign trail to meet and greet the people of Mana at the Porirua Railway Station from 7:30am. 122 views

Thursday, 4 November 2010
5:57PM
Concerns Over Auckland Council Transition Costs Unfounded 191 views

5:54PM
Spatial plan will ensure economic growth for Auckland     The Auckland Council’s first Auckland spatial plan will help to ensure that New Zealand has a city which can provide a key link to the global economy, Local Government Minister Rodney Hide and Environment Minister Nick Smith said today. 214 views

Monday, 1 November 2010
11:06AM
Minister Welcomes New Auckland Council 131 views

Thursday, 21 October 2010
8:24AM
Speech to Launch 'Success for All – Every School, Every Child'; Cornwall Park School, Greenlane Road West, Greenlane, Auckland; Wednesday 20 October 2010 It’s great to be here today and thank you for your warm welcome. 393 views

Wednesday, 20 October 2010
5:18PM
Success For All - Every School, Every Child Associate Minister of Education Rodney Hide today launched ‘Success for All – Every School, Every Child’, the Government’s response to the Special Education Review. 248 views

Thursday, 14 October 2010
8:43AM
Minister Congratulates New Wellington Mayor Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide today congratulated incoming Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown, and wished her well for her first term as the civic leader of New Zealand's vibrant capital city. 123 views

Wednesday, 6 October 2010
5:18PM
Hide To Visit Australia To Discuss Productivity And Regulation Minister for Regulatory Reform and Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide will tomorrow travel to Australia to meet with Australia's leading experts in the fields of productivity, regulation and local government. 135 views

5:10PM
Minister To Recommend Changes To Trade Wastes Bylaw Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide today announced his intention to clarify the application of the Auckland Regional Council Trades Waste Bylaw to ensure certainty for those in the Auckland wastewater industry before the integration of Auckland's wastewater services into a single system on November 1 2010. 146 views

Tuesday, 28 September 2010
11:17AM
New Auckland Council Saves Ratepayers $91 Million In Wages Aucklanders should be very pleased at the announcement that, from 1 July 2012, the annual salary bill of the new Auckland Council will fall to $513 million - saving ratepayers a total of $91 million per annum, Minister of Local Government Hon Rodney Hide said today. 130 views

Friday, 17 September 2010
3:15PM
Hide Accepts Garrett's Resignation ACT Leader Rodney Hide today accepted the resignation of David Garrett MP from the ACT Party. 113 views

Thursday, 16 September 2010
8:09AM
Statement By ACT Leader Hon Rodney Hide Regarding David Garrett ACT Leader Rodney Hide today acknowledged that ACT MP David Garrett made a terrible mistake 26 years ago, and recognised the significant hurt that his actions have caused. 729 views

Monday, 30 August 2010
2:53PM
Address to NZ Herald Business Luncheon Many thanks. 141 views

2:52PM
Appointments to Boards of Auckland Council CCOs The list of directors and chairs for the Auckland Council’s new council controlled organisations was agreed to by Cabinet last week, Minister for Local Government Rodney Hide said. 428 views

Wednesday, 11 August 2010
6:45PM
Legacy of Sir Ron Trotter will not be soon forgotten ACT Leader Rodney Hide today mourns the death of Sir Ron Trotter, one of New Zealand pre-eminent business figures. 282 views



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