Written By: - Date published: 2:15 am, November 27th, 2014 - 1 comment
It is now clear that Key lies repeatedly and reflexively. It is all catching up with him. From the confusion of emails and texts that emerged last night it also looks like the Collins / Slater faction is back, and giving back double.
Written By: - Date published: 2:42 pm, November 25th, 2014 - 7 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, November 24th, 2014 - 49 comments
A recent report from the Waitangi Tribunal questions the “constitutional” foundation of NZ and challenges the received wisdom of our history.
Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, November 21st, 2014 - 106 comments
Yesterday a report from the NZ Super Fund (the Cullen fund) provided further evidence of National’s economic “genius”. We could have used the $4.8 billion that they just chucked away.
Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, November 20th, 2014 - 217 comments
All the usual suspects are lining up to give advice to new Labor leader Andrew Little. Why shouldn’t we have a go?
Written By: - Date published: 3:16 pm, November 17th, 2014 - 35 comments
Momentum is building for action on climate change – but Key reckons it’s all just too hard for little old NZ. If only the Nats hadn’t killed of funding for research into the reduction of agricultural emissions…
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 14th, 2014 - 44 comments
On Monday Bill English reckoned that pressures in the property market were “easing”. Yesterday’s headline “Spring house price surge in October”…
Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 13th, 2014 - 37 comments
Yesterday was a big day for climate news, highlighting yet again the irresponsible negligence of this National government.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, November 11th, 2014 - 120 comments
The entirely predictable effects of privatising much of our electricity generation capacity are arriving thick and fast.
Written By: - Date published: 9:20 am, November 8th, 2014 - 183 comments
The Nats’ line on poverty is that beneficiaries need to get in to work. The rise of the working poor both in NZ and internationally, shows what nonsense that excuse is.
Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, November 7th, 2014 - 87 comments
Dita De Boni in the Herald takes the Nats to task for their selective use of science, and Sir Peter Gluckman proposes gagging scientists.
Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, November 5th, 2014 - 183 comments
After a strong reaction, TVNZ has taken down video and an article featuring a climate change denialist crank.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, November 4th, 2014 - 166 comments
Who wouldn’t want the option of easy access to Britain, and hence Europe? But, hang on…
Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, November 3rd, 2014 - 52 comments
If you were the NZ government, with $26 million to spend, what would you spend it on?
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, November 1st, 2014 - 188 comments
Automation is changing everything – faster than we think…
Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, November 1st, 2014 - 43 comments
Workers have lost the statutory right to meal breaks and smokos. Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) Commissioner Jackie Blue – who happens to be an ex Nat MP – pulls no punches in setting out the consequences.
Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 31st, 2014 - 112 comments
Last night I attended the Dunedin meeting of the Labour leadership traveling roadshow. Carnage! Crisis! Farce! Civil war!