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Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, September 27th, 2014 - 10 comments

seymourrimmer

So National will continue their rorts by giving ministries to their tame poodles, Rimmer and the Hair.  Despite each making the Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party look like it has a serious electoral mandate.  I guess it makes it look like National has friends, and Act and UF appreciate the extra cash. But Seymour will probably […]

Stop deep sea oil drilling hikoi

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 27th, 2014 - 2 comments

Hikoi stop deep sea drilling

National wants to permit deep sea oil drilling. Last time there was huge opposition and the opposition is starting again. The hikoi is under way.

Local Bodies: Greens Immediately Become the Opposition.

Written By: - Date published: 7:16 am, September 27th, 2014 - 63 comments

green caucus

bspout at Local Bodies was well up on the Greens list, but as the Greens only got 10%, he didn’t get into parliament. But as he says, with Labour navel gazing and NZ First lacking experience, the greens are currently the only effective opposition at present.

Open mike 27/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 27th, 2014 - 72 comments

seymourrimmer

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

I disagree

Written By: - Date published: 1:53 pm, September 26th, 2014 - 112 comments

arguing

With Lynn, which according to the trolls should see me banned :twisted:

I think the Labour results show voters understand MMP, not that Labour doesn’t.

Labour obviously never worked out MMP

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, September 26th, 2014 - 104 comments

LabourGreen

Perhaps it is time for activists to have two parties. The one that specialises in electorates and the one that focuses on party vote. Because it is becoming evident that Labour is unlikely to ever manage to make the transition to being a MMP party. Their MPs clearly don’t care for the party or the brand.

Key rorts system

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, September 26th, 2014 - 52 comments

taxpayersunion

There is a rort being negotiated in Parliament that will cost the thick edge of $1 million a year. Where is the Taxpayer’s union on this?

Dirty Kiwiblog

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, September 26th, 2014 - 146 comments

dirty-politics

Dr Jarrod Gilbert was the victim of a typical dirty politics smear campaign via Kiwiblog. In the last couple of days he has done some interesting posts on the subject. Expect dirty politics, and personal attacks on critics of the government, to escalate even further over the next three years.

Open mike 26/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, September 26th, 2014 - 330 comments

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Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

The last five days

Written By: - Date published: 5:53 pm, September 25th, 2014 - 63 comments

train crash

An accident… Then an odd thing starts to happen. Instead of helping the survivors and securing the scene, the rescue crew start fighting amongst themselves. How did the crash happen? Was it was the driver’s fault? What was the main cause of the accident?

Facebook censoring pages critical of John Key?

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, September 25th, 2014 - 136 comments

key finger 3

A facebook group called “John Key has let down New Zealand” has just been closed for violations of the user agreement. This group had 16.000 members and was one of the most active political facebook pages in NZ.

Health service funding

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 25th, 2014 - 62 comments

HealthCareCUTSGeneric

The Nats are steadily cutting funding (in real terms) to health (and other sectors). Today, yet another doctor broke. Welcome to the brighter future.

Open mike 25/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, September 25th, 2014 - 288 comments

omt

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Kumbaya

Written By: - Date published: 10:01 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 88 comments

hyenas

Musings from Captain Obvious

NRT: Will Key act on child poverty?

Written By: - Date published: 6:38 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 16 comments

child poverty a national disgrace

While the left lost the election, it looks like we’ve won another battle in the war of ideas, with John Key being forced to at least pretend he wants to do something about child poverty. Ideas long recommended from the Children’s Commissioner may finally be implemented.

Labour’s Choice

Written By: - Date published: 2:48 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 140 comments

ihopesotoo

Labours choice.

WANTED: new ideas on child poverty

Written By: - Date published: 1:00 pm, September 24th, 2014 - 88 comments

child poverty a national disgrace

It’s great to see John Key taking a sudden interest in addressing child poverty in New Zealand. But why the change of heart?

Some brief musings on unity

Written By: - Date published: 11:21 am, September 24th, 2014 - 287 comments

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It’s up to all of us.

Open mike 24/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, September 24th, 2014 - 252 comments

cosgrove-campaign

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

No rush to judgment

Written By: - Date published: 10:31 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 146 comments

debutart_morten-morland_20562

It would appear that the Labour caucus has decided to take its time to fully consider all implications of what was a massive defeat before proceeding to decide questions of leadership. I think that is wise – we have to get the Labour horse in proper shape for the next race before we worry about the jockey.

Time to say thanks

Written By: - Date published: 8:24 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 14 comments

thanks

A word of thanks to our departing Members of Parliament – Hon Maryan Street, Moana Mackey, Raymond Huo and Carol Beaumont. All those who put themselves forward to serve our cause in Parliament deserve our sincerest and most heartfelt thanks. Their life  becomes an open book, their time is  no longer their own, and the verdict of the electorate can be cruel for those on the list. Thanks to all for your commitment and contribution to Labour.

For all our futures

Written By: - Date published: 7:13 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 16 comments

climate change pacific

With massive demonstrations across the world urging the UN & governments to do very much more to counter climate change, Al Jazeera’s Inside Story covers the demos and examines the issues.

The Election That Left One Third of Us Behind

Written By: - Date published: 5:32 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 171 comments

Capital debate on povverty in NZ

No one should begrudge John Key and the National party the right to celebrate an impressive election victory. It is little consolation to those who opposed them that the win is very much a personal triumph for the Prime Minister rather than for the party and government he leads. As the tumult and the shouting […]

Where’s the Whip?

Written By: - Date published: 1:23 pm, September 23rd, 2014 - 146 comments

whip_it

Our Labour MPs seem to be in disarray.  Somehow the party that teaches solidarity keeps on being fractured, while the party that teaches individualism is a strong union.

Why are they talking to each other through the media instead of picking up the phone?

Labour’s leadership

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, September 23rd, 2014 - 216 comments

Labour national campaign launch-17

David Cunliffe has just announced that he will seek to continue as leader of the Labour Party and will let the party decide.  A contest for the leadership is almost inevitable.

Clean it up

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, September 23rd, 2014 - 70 comments

Hager and his book Dirty Politics

Action Station has a full page ad in today’s NZ Herald, asking to clean up dirty politics. Dirty Politics is not any isolated attack politics or criticism of those in power.  It is a relentless two track strategy, an orchestrated smear machine, aimed at moving politics rightwards & disengaging (left wing) voters. Update: Hager comments on the election.

Our children in Wellington

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, September 23rd, 2014 - 281 comments

Courtiers

I’m pretty sure that David Cunliffe would win a members and affiliates vote. So suck it up MPs, stop playing your silly caucus games and do some frigging work this term rather than the self-indulgent posturing you wasted time with last term. We have to start building campaigning machinery as soon as possible. You are getting in the way.

Open mike 23/09/2014

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, September 23rd, 2014 - 234 comments

henchmen

Open mike is your post. For announcements, general discussion, whatever you choose. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Step up to the mike …

Idiots, Cowards and Bastards.

Written By: - Date published: 4:18 pm, September 22nd, 2014 - 46 comments

frogs

When they write about it at all, the media tends to produce a lot of smash on the issue of global warming, and I’ve had enough of the crap. I apologise for both the length of this post and the number of data chewing links (pdfs and video). I’m hoping to write a number of posts looking at global warming from a variety of perspectives, and hopefully, it’ll be possible to keep others somewhat briefer than this one.

NRT: MMP, electorates, and misaligned incentives

Written By: - Date published: 3:18 pm, September 22nd, 2014 - 165 comments

cosgrove-campaign

No Right Turn points out the underlying truth of voting in an MMP environment. For the party electorate seats don’t matter much. Running electorate only campaigns are not productive. He is wrong in ascribing them no value. They provide a base for campaigning.

National’s promises to you. #1.

Written By: - Date published: 1:57 pm, September 22nd, 2014 - 31 comments

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Nationals promises to you. #1.

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    I’m sorry but I can’t take this current Australian terror threat seriously. 800 cops to detain 15 people and arrest one of them? A week after Abbot decides to send in Australian forces to the cluster fuck of Iraq, suddenly...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Unbelievable corruption inside Government to attack Kim Dotcom
    The corruption inside this Government just more and more filthy – we now have an ex-Customs Lawyer quitting  after being told to bury information that could embarrass the Government, specifically to do with Kim Dotcom… Curtis Gregorash said he was told...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Coalition for Better Broadcasting – Everyone Loves A Win-Win That Keeps G...
      Permit me to quote some figures at you… -68% of New Zealanders think political news on television focuses too much on politicians’ personalities and not enough on real issues. This is the key result of a recent UMR survey commissioned by...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, another week of ...
    Jeremy Wells’ Mike Hosking rant on Radio Hauraki: Today, another week of being the most in demand broadcaster in the country...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • EXCLUSIVE: Te Tai Tokerau independent poll (44% Hone-27% Kelvin) vs Maori T...
    The Te Tai Tokerau Maori TV poll on Monday this week painted a bleak picture for Internet MANA supporters, and it’s results have been seized upon by Labour, NZ First and even the Maori Party (who seem set once again...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • The time for TPPA weasel words is over
    Almost every day of the election campaign there has been a policy announcement that would potentially run foul of what I understand is currently in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA):  more constraints on foreign investment or investors … regulation of...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • MELTDOWN – Maori Party turns on their own Te Tai Tokerau candidate – ag...
    The tensions are building in Te Tai Tokerau with the Maori Party on the verge of meltdown. Days out from the election, the Maori Party Executive has tried to heavy their own Te Tai Tokerau Electoral Committee and their own candidate, Te Hira Paenga,...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • We Can Change this Government
    We Can Change this Government – Mike Treen at the First Union stop work election meeting...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Election 2014: For and Against
    With the general election tomorrow, we have had a very noisy campaign but little sign that the electorate wishes for a fundamental change of governmental direction. This reflects in part the fact that the economic cycle is close to its decadal...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Eye To Eye Uploaded: Martyn ‘Bomber’ Bradbury
    This interview was filmed a couple of weeks ago between Willie Jackson and myself, I was a tad off with my prediction of NZ First....
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • The Donghua Liu Affair – The Players Revealed
      . . – Special investigation by Frank Macskasy & ‘Hercules‘ Speculation that the Beehive office of Immigration Minister, Michael Woodhouse, was behind the release of a letter linking Labour leader, David Cunliffe, with controversial Chinese businessman, Donghua Liu, is...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • As if you needed another reason to boycott Telecom/Spark – they sold NZ d...
    It should read ‘never stop spying’. As if you needed another reason to boycott Telecom/Spark – they sold us down the river to the US by allowing the Southern Cross cable to be tapped… The ability for US intelligence agencies...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • The NZ First-Labour Party attack strategy against Internet MANA better work
    The final days of the campaign are ticking down and Labour and NZ First are manoeuvring to kill off the Internet MANA Party by both backing Kelvin Davis for Te Tai Tokerau. It’s a risky gambit that they better pray to Christ...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Bill English’s latest insult to beneficiaries – apparently they are lik...
    National’s hatred towards the poor continues unabated as National desperately try to throw raw meat to their reactionary voter base in the hope to inspire enough hate and loathing to win back their redneck voters from the Conservative Party and from...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Eminem ain’t happy with John Key
    Eminem ain’t happy with John Key...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Key claims he did not inhale
    Key claims he did not inhale...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Final prediction on election result 2014
    What an election campaign. The character assassination of David Cunliffe kicked things off with the Herald on Sunday falsely claiming $100 00 bottles of wine, $15 000 books and $150 000 in donations  from a donor that turned out to be...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • Live blog: Bainamarama takes commanding lead in Fiji elections
      Interview with Repúblika editor Ricardo Morris and Pacific Scoop’s Mads Anneberg. PACIFIC SCOOP TEAM By Ricardo Morris, Mads Anneberg, Alistar Kata and Biutoka Kacimaiwai in Suva WHILE the results are provisional at this stage, it is clear today that...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • 5AA Australia: NZ Elections Two Days To Go! + Edward Snowden + Julian Assan...
    Recorded live on 18/09/14 – Captured Live on Ustream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/multimedia-investments-ltd 5AA Australia’s Peter Godfrey and Selwyn Manning deliver their weekly bulletin: Across The Ditch. This week, they discuss the latest news as New Zealanders go to the polls on...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • What has Colin Craig done for his Press Secretary to quit 2 days before ele...
    This is VERY strange.  Colin Craig’s Press Secretary Rachel McGregor, has quit 2 days before the election, allegedly telling ZB that Colin Craig was a “very manipulative man”. I’ve met Rachel many times in the past as Colin’s Press Secretary, she is...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • “If you want steak, go to the supermarket and buy steak,” – A brief w...
    “If you want steak, go to the supermarket and buy steak,” said Key in the final leaders debate. Problem of course is that the 250 000 – 285 000 children living in poverty can not afford steak, milk, butter, eggs...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • National’s final bash of beneficiaries before the election
    On cue, whenever National feel threatened, they roll out a little bennie bash just to keep their redneck voter base happy. Nothing like a bit of raw meat policy to keep National voters focused on the evil threat solo parents...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • With All Of This In Mind, I Vote
    This is my last blog before the election and I really just want to speak from the heart. Right now in this country it seems to me that a lot of people consider the “essentials” in life to be simply...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • Left has to vote strategically this election
    The dedication, loyalty, and tribalism of party politics means that sometimes the left lets itself down by not voting strategically. We all want our favoured party to get maximum votes, naturally, but the winner-takes-all approach doesn’t always suit multi-party left...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • Dear NZ – as you enter the polling booth, stand up for your rights
    The last days before a NZ general election are a busy time as politicians make their pitch and party activists prepare to get out the vote. It is sort of weird watching from the distance of Europe the strangest election...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • What is Waihopai, John, if it isn’t a facility for “mass surveillance...
    John Key assured us on RNZ’s Nine to Noon programme yesterday that “In terms of the Fives Eyes data bases… yes New Zealand will contribute some information but not mass wholesale surveillance.” How does this square with the operation of the...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • GUEST BLOG: Catherine Delahunty – Mass Surveillance and the Banality of E...
    Renowned journalist and intellectual Hannah Arendt coined the phrase “the banality of evil” to describe the normalisation of genocide in Nazi Germany. I thought of her phrase when I was listening to Glenn Greenwald and other international whistle-blowers talking about...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • Election. Down. To. The. Wire
    Funny how last week it was John Key winning by 50%, now it’s neck and neck. I have always believed this election would be down to the wire and it is proving so. The flawed landline opinion polls the mainstream...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • 3rd Degree uses Whaleoil for story ideas as if Dirty Politics never happene...
    TV3s 3rd Degrees smear job on Kim Dotcom last night doesn’t bear much repeating. It was pretty pathetic journalism from a team who have brought us some great journalism in the past. It is sad to see 3rd Degree stooping...
    The Daily Blog | 17-09
  • Only Concession is from the Taxpayer
    Responding to the confidence and supply agreement reached between John Key and Peter Dunne’s United Future Party, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:...
    Scoop politics | 29-09
  • A Tent for Any Tenant
    AUT students and Salvation Army Manukau Community Ministries team up to raise awareness, as South Auckland’s housing situation moves from crisis to collapse...
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report Seeks Comments
    The Cycle Safety Panel Draft Report and Recommendations was published on 25th September 2014 and the panel are inviting comments. Lucinda Rees from NZ School Speeds, the organisation campaigning for consistent speed limits outside schools, is encouraged...
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Labour’s Review – Terms of Reference Agreed
    Labour's Review - Terms of Reference Agreed Following a meeting of its ruling New Zealand Council yesterday, Labour has released the terms of reference for the comprehensive review initiated following its 2014 election result. The review will comprise three...
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • The final countdown for Kiwi smokers
    There are just two days left until many smokers stubb out their cigarettes for the last time and embark on Stoptober – New Zealand’s first national quit-smoking month....
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • “In A Democracy People Win And People Lose”
    “In A Democracy People Win And People Lose” – Chris Hipkins Labour Senior Whip I would say to all of the caucus and all of the members let's actually hear the arguments from the people who want to be leader,...
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Campaign to make Murder of Unborn ”Safe and Legal”
    The IPPF have launched an international campaign through its 161 affiliates including the New Zealand Family Planning Association [NZFPA] to make the murder of the unborn safe and legal and accepted as a human right. This is an acceleration of...
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Grant Robertson Labour leader hopeful on TVNZ Q+A
    “Look I think what we need to be is relevant, clear and consistent with New Zealanders about the Labour Party's values,” said Labour leader hopeful Grant Robertson on TVNZ’s Q+A programme....
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Labour Needs to Get House in Order Before Deciding Leader
    Ex Labour party leader and possible repeat contender David Shearer says the Labour Party is going about the post-election period in the wrong way....
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Hate merchants at it again with smear tactics
    “It’s disappointing to see the hate merchants at it again with yet another attempt to smear and silence a health professional who’s doing research they disagree with,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists...
    Scoop politics | 28-09
  • Women’s group heartened by response to promo girls
    The National Council of Women of New Zealand is heartened by the strong response to the inappropriate use of bikini-clad girls at a technology expo....
    Scoop politics | 27-09
  • Owen interviews Jim Anderton, Helen Kelly and Selwyn Pellet
    Lisa Owen interviews Jim Anderton, Helen Kelly and Selwyn Pellet ___________________________________________ The Nation on TV3, 9.30am Saturdays and 10am Sundays. Check us out online , on Facebook or on Twitter . Tell us what you think at thenation@mediaworks.co.nz or text...
    Scoop politics | 27-09
  • Owen interviews Mark Boyd, Jonathan Milne and John Minto
    Lisa Owen interviews Mark Boyd, Jonathan Milne and John Minto ___________________________________________ The Nation on TV3, 9.30am Saturdays and 10am Sundays. Check us out online , on Facebook or on Twitter . Tell us what you think at thenation@mediaworks.co.nz or text...
    Scoop politics | 27-09
  • Prime Time on Labour
    Mike Smith - former General Secretary of the NZ Labour Party Jim McAloon, Assoc Prof, Victoria University of Wellington History Department (currently writing official history of the Labour Party) Rob Salmond, consultant to Labour Leader's office and...
    Scoop politics | 27-09
  • Korero Mai Ki Ahau – Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 September 2014
    Saturday 27 September 2014 | One million people voted for National in last week’s election. Another million didn’t vote at all. In Kia Korero Mai this week, Eru Morgan talks to political commentator Henare Kingi about the figures and what...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • On The Nation this weekend: Labour, National, The Media
    This weekend on The Nation… Labour’s had its worst election result in 92 years, so what happens next? We’ll talk to former Labour president Jim Anderton, CTU president Helen Kelly, and tech entrepreneur and past donor Selwyn Pellett about the...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Red Cross, Pacific leaders prepare for cyclone season
    The New Zealand Red Cross Pacific Advisory Group, met for the first time this week, to develop a disaster response plan for the upcoming Pacific cyclone season, which is forecast to be severe....
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Teachers support PM’s call for solutions to child poverty
    NZEI Te Riu Roa is pleased to hear that the Prime Minister is calling for new ideas to address child poverty....
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • First batch of household protection kits arrives in Liberia
    Kits containing protective gear will equip a network of community-based Ebola care centres nationwide...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Dr Paul Hutchison praised for work to reduce child poverty
    The Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) has thanked retiring National MP Dr Paul Hutchison for his work to reduce child poverty....
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Bag snatch hero deserves a medal – McVicar
    The Justice Spokesman for the Conservative Party, Garth McVicar, is calling for the woman known as the bag-snatch hero to be awarded a medal for bravery....
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Police Remembrance Day
    This week, Police staff and others have been wearing the distinctive huia feather-shaped Police Remembrance Pin as they reflect on those who have lost their lives in service to the society they swore to protect. Police Remembrance Day falls on...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Affordable Auckland Attacks Creeping Apartheid
    Affordable Auckland Leader Stephen Berry is disturbed by developments increasing the number of local body regions choosing racially based representation. The Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regional Councils already have Maori wards, while New Plymouth...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Dairy Strategy Proving to be a Disaster
    The intensification of the dairy industry is proving to be a disaster, says SAFE. This comes after the forecast 2015 milk price payout was cut 12% by Fonterra this week. “Last year, the government effectively gave the green light for...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Where Next for the Left?
    26 September 2014 A discussion of the post-election prospects for radicals, facilitated by Fightback. 6pm | Monday 28th September | 19 Tory St [ Facebook event ]...
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • City of Arras Representatives to Attend Tunnel Inauguration
    Named after the French town where New Zealand soldiers dug tunnels during the First World War, the Arras tunnel will be inaugurated on September 27th....
    Scoop politics | 26-09
  • Ministerial Deals Shameful
    The Taxpayers’ Union is repeating calls for the Prime Minister to explain the Ministerial deals he looks to be doing with his support partners. Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Great Opportunity For PM To Reduce Child Poverty
    “The New Zealand Medical Association’s call that the Prime Minister should start instigating the recommendations of the Health Select Committee’s 2013 report on ‘Improving Children’s Outcomes’ is right on the mark” says former chairman,...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Helping New Zealanders offshore
    New Zealand’s Embassies and High Commissions offshore received more than 50,000 queries during the year to 30 June 2014, up 33 percent on the previous year....
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Statement from Grant Robertson
    “In response to numerous media inquiries, I would like to reiterate that I respect David Cunliffe's statement that he is taking time to reflect and take soundings in light of the election result and discussions at Caucus on Tuesday....
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Jacinda Ardern continues to use of social media
    Jacinda Ardern continues to use of social media in campaign to lead the Labour Party...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Sealord job loss tragedy can be stopped
    The union which represents fish processing workers is calling on the Government, Sealord and Iwi to work with the union and other interested parties to keep jobs in Nelson. Service and Food Workers Union Assistant National Secretary, Neville Donaldson,...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • NZMA encouraged by PM’s focus on child poverty
    “The New Zealand Medical Association (NZMA) is encouraged by Prime Minister John Key’s comments yesterday that he was ordering Treasury and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet officials to start presenting new ideas for tackling child poverty,”...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • What more does it take?
    Sensible Sentencing Trust has today written to the Solicitor General to ask ‘what more does it take’ for a serious recidivist violent offender to be given Preventative Detention. Robert WINTERBURN, a Mongrel Mob member was sentenced last week to a...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • What will Labour now do with Euthanasia bill?
    Maryan Street is the sponsor of the lethal “End of Life Choices” bill, which is part of a culture of death. This bill was withdrawn from the ballot box in September 2013. The reason given was to avoid it being...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Chatham Rise hearing: NGOs join forces to oppose
    The EPA began hearings today in Wellington on Chatham Rock Phosphate’s (CRP) application to mine 5000 square kms of the seabed on the Chatham Rise, in the waters off the New Zealand’s east coast....
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Two New Trustees for Te Mana O Ngāti Rangitihi
    Former Te Puni Kokiri Chief Executive, Leith Comer, and Matatā community advocate, Donna Semmens, have been elected to Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust (Te Mana), along with Cathy Dewes and Merepeka Raukawa-Tait who have been re-elected....
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Kiwis challenged to correctly identify child of a prisoner
    Auckland commuters will be confronted by an interactive photo exhibition showcasing successful Kiwis to raise awareness of Pillars’ Children of Prisoners Week at Queen Elizabeth Square yesterday and inside Britomart today until 6pm....
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Sallies Pleased at Fresh Ideas to Tackle Child Poverty
    The Salvation Army is pleased Prime Minister John Key has indicated that his newly elected Government will give greater emphasis to the elimination of Child Poverty in New Zealand....
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • NZ Urged to Follow Obama’s Lead
    Wellington, 24 September (TBC) – The New Zealand government is being urged to follow in the footsteps of US President Barak Obama, who today announced a massive boost to Pacific marine protection with the expansion of the Pacific Atolls marine...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Media Release: Public Sector journal
    Institute of Public Administration New Zealand 25 September 2014 MEDIA RELEASE A changing public service? Diversity, gender balance and the next generation...
    Scoop politics | 25-09
  • Vic students want government to prioritise student debt
    On campuses around New Zealand, the election issue that drove students to vote was not just dirty politics or spying, but the lifetime of debt it costs students to go to university. So now a group of students and staff...
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • Basin appeal to seek clarity, certainty in planning
    The NZ Transport Agency says its appeal of the Board of Inquiry’s decision to decline its Basin Bridge application is expected to provide greater certainty to guide future transport infrastructure development at the Basin and throughout New Zealand....
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • Te Māngai Pāho Plays Down Funding Disagreement
    The Chief Executive of Te Māngai Pāho, John Bishara, today said that today’s media reports of a funding disagreement with Māori Television had come as a complete surprise to him....
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • 78 new constables to hit the street
    Seventy-eight new constables will graduate from The Royal New Zealand Police College in Wing 286 tomorrow. Their wing patron is the former Race Relations Commissioner, Joris de Bres....
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • RAM Investors Ask Minister to Fix NZ Financial Regulation
    Investors in the failed Ross Asset Management have written to the Minister of Commerce asking him to address the appalling lack of financial regulation in NZ that has allowed the 170,000+ investors who have been robbed and stripped in recent...
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • Coalition for kids urges bold action on child poverty
    The Tick for Kids* coalition is welcoming early indications from the Prime Minister that the Government will take continued action on child poverty as it begins its next three year term. Tick for Kids partners will work with the new...
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • Welcome to the Party, Mr Peters
    Responding to New Zealand First leader Winston Peters’ press release regarding the Prime Minister considering to offer new Act MP David Seymour a Ministerial position, Taxpayers’ Union Executive Director Jordan Williams says:...
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • Solid Energy must prioritise Pike River re-entry
    The Pike River re-entry appears to be have been mishandled by Solid Energy and the Minister for State Owned Enterprises should intervene, says the union representing New Zealand coal miners. “All indications are that Pike River has been safe to...
    Scoop politics | 24-09
  • Woollen Wonders Benefit Hawke’s Bay Community
    Hawke’s Bay Regional Prison volunteer Coralie Curtis didn’t think prisoners would stick with knitting, however more than a year after showing them how to cast on, she’s pleased she’s been proved wrong....
    Scoop politics | 24-09
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