Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, February 27th, 2015 - 87 comments
Despite the best efforts of Mike Hosking, the poll numbers tell us that Kiwis have lost their historical appetite for this kind of misadventure.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, February 24th, 2015 - 73 comments
Brook Sabin pulls no punches laying the blame for the fruit fly outbreak at National’s feet. Key’s attempted denial is some of his worst work ever.
Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, February 23rd, 2015 - 8 comments
National is letting the regions wither. None more so than (Labour voting) Dunedin, with the closure of the Hillside Workshop, the underfunding of Dunedin Hospital, and the planned closure of the agricultural research center at near-by Invermay. Check out Dunedin North MP David Clark’s video update on Invermay.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, February 23rd, 2015 - 79 comments
That’s the third poll this year to have Labour well up to 30% range.
Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, February 22nd, 2015 - 42 comments
It will soon be four years to the minute since the most destructive and deadly Canterbury / Christchurch earthquake. Condolences to the friends and families of the dead. Greetings to all who lived through it and remember.
Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, February 21st, 2015 - 193 comments
One of National’s first five charter schools is a failure, and applications for new charter schools have been cancelled. Who could have predicted such a mess? Just about everybody…
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, February 20th, 2015 - 21 comments
Recent events at The Telegraph in the UK are symptomatic of the slow death of journalism.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, February 19th, 2015 - 203 comments
Apparently Mr Gower worked himself up into an unseemly state of excitement with a chance to stick it to Andrew Little on the telly last night. Here are some more cases of late payments he might be interested in looking in to…
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, February 17th, 2015 - 188 comments
That may be what it takes to interest charities in becoming “social housing” providers.
Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, February 16th, 2015 - 51 comments
Rodney Hide vs The Herald’s anonymous apologist on National’s mishandling of Sabin, and what it means for our democracy.
Written By: - Date published: 7:43 am, February 13th, 2015 - 37 comments
Drought has been declared for a huge region of the South Island. Weather extremes are going to be the new normal – why aren’t we adapting?
Written By: - Date published: 9:42 am, February 11th, 2015 - 18 comments
This morning the Salvation Army released their state of the nation report – A Mountain All Can Climb. It is mixed news, and most coverage has focused on the impact of the housing crisis.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, February 9th, 2015 - 114 comments
In which Rodney Hide writes the column that The Herald’s senior political reporter should have written…
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, February 3rd, 2015 - 22 comments
Seems like Australian PM Tony Abbot might be facing a leadership challenge.
Written By: - Date published: 7:11 am, February 2nd, 2015 - 216 comments
Labour have bounced back well from the disastrous election result. But how do they keep up the momentum?
Written By: - Date published: 11:51 am, January 31st, 2015 - 27 comments
“The Government’s continuing attempts to divest itself of state housing overlook the enormous benefits to society which these homes produce in alleviating severe housing shortages. They were built up by successive generations of New Zealanders, and to “sell them off” under the pretence of efficiency is a disservice to all of us, whether we’re homeowners or renters.”
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, January 29th, 2015 - 19 comments
The Herald’s coverage of yesterday’s speeches gives us the opposite extremes of journalism. But the headline slot goes to the superficialities of the game, and spinning for their man Key at all costs.