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Still an honest man?

Written By: - Date published: 10:14 am, May 26th, 2014 - 31 comments
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BLip has been maintaining for quite a while, a little list of Honest John’s statements that aren’t exactly true. One iteration of this list “An Honest Man” is still one of the most popular posts here with many page views on a daily basis – more than a year after it was posted. Looks like someone has made a video of a few of the times when some of these were made.

hat tip: Frankly Speaking

The most recent update on The Standard of BLip’s list on John Key was from the 15th of May this year. We fear that it may be substantially out of date. However …

Well, interesting you should mention that, I just happen to have it open . . .

  1. promise to always be honest
  2. we are not going to sack public servants, the attrition rate will reduce costs
  3. there’s no way one in five New Zealanders will lose their jobs
  4. we are not going to cut working for families
  5. firmly believe in climate change and always have
  6. We seek a 50% reduction in New Zealand’s carbon-equivalent net emissions, as compared to 1990 levels, by 2050. 50 by 50. We will write the target into law.
  7. National Ltd™ will provide a consistent incentive for both biofuel and biodiesel by exempting them from excise tax or road user charges
  8. I didn’t know about The Bretheren election tactics
  9. If they came to us now with that proposal [re trans-Tasman Therapeutic Goods regime], we will sign it
  10. can’t remember my position on the 1981 Springbok Tour
  11. Tranzrail shares
  12. did not mislead the House (1)
  13. Lord Ashcroft
  14. National Ltd™ would not have sent troops into Iraq
  15. Standard & Poors credit downgrade
  16. the double-down grade doesn’t really matter and its only about private sector debt
  17. did not mislead the House (2)
  18. didn’t say I want wages to drop
  19. can’t remember why I voted against increasing the minimum wage
  20. lifting the minimum wage to $15 an hour will increase unemployment
  21. the real rate of inflation is 3.3 percent.
  22. the tourism sector has not lost 7,000 jobs
  23. no I have never heard of Whitechapel
  24. won’t raise GST
  25. people who are on the average wage and have a child are $48 a week better off after the rise in GST
  26. the purchase of farmland, by overseas buyers will be limited to ten farms per purchase
  27. the Pike River Mine was consented to under a Labour Government
  28. no promises were made to get the remains of the miners out of the Pike River mine
  29. did not provide a view on the safety of the Pike River coalmine
  30. did not mislead the House (3)
  31. capping, not cutting the public service
  32. raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour will cost 6000 jobs
  33. north of $50 a week
  34. privatisation won’t significantly help the economy
  35. wave goodbye to higher taxes, not your loved ones
  36. never offered Brash a diplomatic job in London
  37. Tariana Turia is “totally fine” with the Tuhoe Treaty Claim deal
  38. Kiwisaver
  39. National Ltd™ is not going to radically reorganise the structure of the public sector
  40. tax cuts won’t require additional borrowing
  41. New Zealand does not have a debt problem
  42. New Zealand troops in Afghanistan will only be involved in training, not fighting
  43. the wage gap between New Zealand and Australia has closed under my National Ltd™ government
  44. It took 9 years for Labour to make a complete and utter mess of the economy
  45. National Ltd™ has changed the Overseas Investment Act to include 19 different criteria
  46. the price of goods and services has risen by 6 percent since the last election, while the after-tax average wage has actually gone up by 16 percent
  47. no, although its a week ago and here I am being interviewed on television about them, I havn’t seen Gerry Brownlee’s comments regarding demolitions in Christchurch and which caused such outrage, but I can talk all about them
  48. our SAS soldiers were not involved in the Kabul Hotel gunfight
  49. the use of the Vela brother’s helicopter was required so I could attend meetings relating to national/international security concerns
  50. the DPS makes the decision about accompanying the Prime Minister or not, I had no choice but to take them on holiday to Hawaii
  51. did not mislead the House (4)
  52. oh, maybe our SAS soldiers were in the Kabul hotel gun fight but they weren’t wounded by friendly fire
  53. New Zealand has lost $12 billion from GDP due to the Christchurch earthquake . . . oh, it might actually be around $15 billion from GDP due to the Christchurch earthquake . . . Blinglish said what?
  54. 10,000 houses will have to be demolished in Christchurch due to the earthquake
  55. 14,000 new apprentices will start training over the next five years, over and above the number previously forecast
  56. our amendments to the ETS ensure we will continue to do our fair share internationally
  57. we are committed to honouring our Kyoto Protocol obligations
  58. any changes to the ETS will be fiscally neutral
  59. New Zealand has grown for eight of the last nine quarters”
  60. National Ltd™ will tender out the government banking contract
  61. we will be back in surplus by 2014-15
  62. Nicky Hager’s book “Other People’s Wars” is a work of fiction
  63. unemployment is starting to fall
  64. we have created 60,000 jobs
  65. we have created 45,000 jobs
  66. the 2011 Budget will create in the order of 170,000 jobs
  67. don’t know if I own a vineyard
  68. no, I did not mislead the House (5)
  69. the Isreali spy killed in the Christchurch quake had “only one” passport
  70. the Police will not need to make savings by losing jobs
  71. I voted to keep the drinking age at 20
  72. New Zealand is 100% Pure
  73. I’ve been prime minister for four years, and it’s really 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year
  74. baseball in New Zealand is attracting more government support
  75. the decision to buy brand new BMWs was made by the Department of Internal Affairs without reference either to their minister or to me
  76. I didn’t have a clue that Ministerial Services, which I am in charge of, was going to buy brand new BMWs
  77. even though four of my ministers knew all about it, I didn’t have a clue that brand new BMWs were being bought.
  78. even though my Chief of Staff met with officials to discuss purchase of the the brand new BMWs, I didn’t have a clue
  79. even though I personally signed papers discussing the matter, I still didn’t have a clue
  80. Labour forced us into buying the brand new BMWs, its their fault
  81. ummm, look, sorry about that BMW thing , it was because I was so upset
  82. I did not describe David Beckam as thick as batshit
  83. I did not mislead the House (6)
  84. the public demanded that we change the labour laws for The Hobbit
  85. “The Hobbit” created 3000 new jobs
  86. we have delivered 800 extra doctors in the public service
  87. I did not mislead the House (7)
  88. I wasn’t working at Elders when the sham foreign exchange deals took place
  89. I was starting School Certificate exams in 1978
  90. don’t know who arrived on the CIA jet to visit the spies I am responsible for
  91. reducing barriers to property developers will increase the availability of affordable housing
  92. Labour left the economy in poor shape
  93. forecasts show unemployment will fall
  94. we have closed the wage gap with Australia by $27
  95. Ngati Porou and Whanau Apanui are not opposed to mining
  96. I have not had any meetings with Media Works
  97. our [NZ's] terms of trade remain high
  98. the TPPA is an example of democracy
  99. the TPPA will still have to be ratified by Parliament
  100. National Ltd™ will use the proceeds of state asset sales to invest in other public assets, like schools and hospitals
  101. New Zealand troops will be out of Afghanistan by April 2013
  102. overseas investment in New Zealand adds to what New Zealanders can invest on their own
  103. overseas investment in New Zealand creates jobs, boosts incomes, and helps the economy grow
  104. National Ltd™ will build 2000 houses over the next two years
  105. there are only 4 New Zealand SAS soldiers in Bamiyan and all working in the area of logistics and planning only
  106. selling state assets will give cash equity to those companies
  107. the Sky City deal will provide 1000 construction jobs and 800 casino jobs
  108. all five bidders for the convention centre were treated equally
  109. my office has had no correspondence, no discussions, no involvement with the Sky City deal
  110. did not mislead the House (8)
  111. can’t remember what was discussed at my meeting with the SkyCity Chief Executive on 14 May 2009
  112. I have no record of the 12 November 2009 email from Treasury advising that the SkyCity deal was dodgy and needed to be referred to the Auditor General
  113. there was nothing improper about the Sky City deal
  114. SkyCity will only get “a few more” pokie machines at the margins
  115. any changes to gambling regulations will be subject to a full public submission process
  116. Sky City has approached TVNZ about the purchase/use of government-owned land
  117. did not mislead the House (9)
  118. this government has been very transparent about all its dealings with SkyCity
  119. did not mislead the House (10)
  120. the Auditor General has fully vindicated National over the Sky City deal
  121. did not mislead the House (11)
  122. the Deputy Auditor General supports the view that there was nothing inappropriate about the Sky City deal
  123. did not mislead the House (12)
  124. I did not breach the confidentiality of the Auditor General’s Report into the Sky City deal
  125. the Labour Government did exactly the same sort of deal back in 2001
  126. Labour has promised to not revoke the Sky City legislation
  127. there’s a 50/50 chance the Hobbit is going off shore unless we do something
  128. David Shearer has signed up for the purchase of shares in Mighty River
  129. Solid Energy asked the government for a $1 billion capital investment
  130. fracking has been going safely on in Taranaki for the past 30 years without any issues
  131. no frontline positions will be lost at DOC
  132. Iain Rennie came to me and recommended Fletcher for the GCSB job
  133. told Cabinet that I knew Ian Fletcher
  134. I forgot that after I scrapped the shortlist for GCSB job I phoned a life-long friend to tell him to apply for the position
  135. told Iain Rennie I would contact Fletcher
  136. I haven’t seen Ian Fletcher in a long time.
  137. did not mislead the House (13)
  138. I have no reason to doubt at this stage that Peter Dunne did not leak the GCSB report
  139. called directory service to get Ian Fletcher’s number
  140. the new legislation narrows the scope of the GCSB
  141. the GCSB has been prevented from carrying out its functions because of the law governing its functions
  142. because the opposition is opposed the GCSB law ammendments, parliamentary urgency is required
  143. the increasing number of cyber intrusions which I can’t detail or discuss prove that the GCSB laws need to be extended to protect prive enterprise
  144. it was always the intent of the GCSB Act to be able to spy on New Zealanders on behalf of the SIS and police
  145. National Ltd™ is not explanding the activities of the GCSB with this new law
  146. cyber terrorists have attempted to gain access to information about weapons of mass destructionheld on New Zealand computers
  147. the law which says the GCSB cannot spy on New Zealanders is not clear
  148. it totally incorrect that the Government effectively through GCSB will be able to wholesale spy on New Zealanders
  149. we self identified that there was a problem with the GCSB spying on Kim Dotcom
  150. the illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was an isolated incident
  151. The advice I have had in 4 years as a Minister is that in no way ever has there been an indication of unlawful spying
  152. the Ministerial Warrant signed by Bill English did not cover anything up
  153. first I heard I heard about Kim Dotcom was on 19 January 2012
  154. first I heard about the illegal spying on Kim Dotcom was in 17 September
  155. did not mislead the House (14)
  156. won’t be discussing Kim Dotcom during my Hollywood visit.
  157. The Human Rights Commission couldn’t get its submission on the GCSB legislation in on time.
  158. it would cost too much to for the police and SIS to carry out the spying on New Zealanders that this new legislation will permit
  159. critics of the GCSB legislation, including the Law Society, the Human Rights Commission, and the Privacy Commission, are all uninformed
  160. no, I did not mislead the House (15)
  161. do not know how Mr Henry is conducting the Enquiry
  162. no, I did not mislead the House (16)
  163. the Henry Enquiry had permission to view Ministers’ emails
  164. no, I did not mislead the House (??)
  165. we do not spy on journalists
  166. the passing of phone records to the Henry Enquiry was an error on the part of a contractor
  167. I wasn’t aware that my own Chief of Staff was instructing Parliamentary Services to hand over information concerning journalist Andrea Vance
  168. National Ltd™ has never tried to impinge on the role of the media
  169. I had nothing to do with information on a journalist being handed over to the inquiry into the leaking of the GCSB report
  170. the terms of the enquiry made it clear to everyone that it was only the phone records of parliamentary staff and ministers that were to be provided
  171. I have the utmost respect for the media and the role it plays in New Zealand’s democracy
  172. the Henry Enquiry did not access a journalist’s building-access records
  173. the Henry Enquiry did not ask for phone and email records
  174. no, I did not mislead the House (17)
  175. the Greens are opposed to the GCSB and the SIS even existing
  176. the GCSB needs to spy on New Zealanders because there are al-Qaeda terrorists in New Zealand
  177. John Minto is in the Green Party
  178. the GCSB needs to spy on New Zealanders because of the terrorist threat, even though official reports released over my signature say there is no risk and the SIS has the matter in hand
  179. the GCSB Bill does not give the GCSB the power to look at the content of communications as part of its cyber-security functions
  180. no, I did not mislead the House (18)
  181. there will be no mining on Conservation land in the Corromendel
  182. no, I did not say we would follow the US and Australia into a war against North Korea
  183. New Zealand has an arrangement to have asylum seekers processed in Australian detention camps
  184. did not mislead the house (19)
  185. paid for that lunch and I’ve got the credit card bill to prove it
  186. am honest and upfront
  187. the only way net new jobs can be created is by private investors putting their money into businesses in New Zealand
  188. you can’t hide if yuu’re Prime Minister
  189. an increase in the number of people looking for work indicates that confidence is returning to the economy
  190. the 10 percent of taxpayers in New Zealand who are the top earners pay 76 percent of all net personal tax.
  191. did not mislead the House (20)
  192. the substantial wage growth under Labour was eroded by inflation
  193. National Ltd™’s 2010 tax changes were fiscally neutral
  194. did not mislead the House (21)
  195. the bulk of New Zealanders earn between $45,000 and $75,000 a year
  196. Pike River Coal did not put profits and its production ahead of the safety and lives of those 29 workers.
  197. Radio Live had sought advice from the Electoral Commission about my show just before the election
  198. it is because of National Ltd™’s policies that the price of fresh fruit and vegetables has dropped.
  199. the length-of-the-country cycleway will create 4000 jobs.
  200. police training for next year has not been cancelled
  201. National Ltd™ has only cut back-office jobs in the health service
  202. The Crown’s dividend stream from the Meridians, the Mighty Rivers of the world is large and there is no motivation to sell assets; actually we’re about creating assets not selling assets.”
  203. National believes employment law should treat all parties fairly. It should . . . Protect employees and employers.
  204. I am not trying to tackle such issues in a “fearful” way ahead of the next election
  205. Wellington City is dying.
  206. National Ltd™ has been working on a number of things with New Zealand First on a number of things one of which has a financial component but I can’t talk about it
  207. the best way to get growth in the economy is to reduce public debt
  208. New Zealand mum and dad investors will be our number one priority in the allocation of Mighty River shares
  209. we won’t let “cowboy” oil exploration companies operate here in New Zealand
  210. the Green Party is racist by not allowing Chinese residents in New Zealand to buy a house
  211. the Labour Party is promising a four-bedroom house in Auckland for $300,000
  212. the food in schools programme is in the 2013 budget
  213. the meat exports are being held up in China because of issues in relation to the Chinese looking to trace counterfeit meat
  214. its notoriously difficult to win three elections in a row
  215. I am deeply concerned about every child in New Zealand who is in poverty
  216. there is no manufacturing crisis in New Zealand
  217. the government’s exposure to MediaWorks’ going into receivership is reasonably limited
  218. the money from the sale of state assets will not be used to prop up Solid Energy
  219. I don’t see a place for a Winston Peters-led New Zealand First in a government that I lead. It’s not a matter of political convenience, it’s a matter of political principle.
  220. The vast majority of the buildings in Christchurch came through the earthquakes in good shape
  221. the commemoration of New Zealand’s involvement in the Korean War will not be used to bolster trade talks
  222. third generation Chinese New Zealanders will be required to present their passport before buying a house under the Labour government
  223. the Labour housing policy is an attempt by David Shearer to save his leadership
  224. the Labour housing policy is in breach of free trade agreements
  225. only 2% of the proceeds of the sale of Mighty River will be spent on the sales process
  226. David Cunliffe is lying to you
  227. Labour wants to nationalise the super market industry
  228. The government will engage in no further negotiations with Rio Tinto
  229. Without a government subsidy of hundreds of millions of dollars Chorus will go broke
  230. No, I did not mislead the House (??)
  231. the justice system is already adequate for handling situations involving new evidence
  232. my Minister Nick Smith was not aware of the content of the leaked draft submission on the Ruataniwha situation until 17 September
  233. New Zealand First will nationalise a host of industries and businesses
  234. I have no responsibility for the statements I make
  235. Mark Mitchell was just gossiping at a cocktail party when he tipped Webster off about Len Brown’s affair
  236. it was a lack of external analysis and accountability which put Solid Energy into its debt crisis
  237. the Commerce Commission misinterpreted the law when deciding the price for access to the Chorus copper infrastructure
  238. no analyist predicted that the cost of access to the copper infrastructure would go down
  239. there has been only one problem with oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico
  240. If it was my vote, it would be no pay increases for Mps
  241. Greenpeace are just scare mongering about any oil leaks off the New Zealand coast
  242. For every election for the last five elections , we have had royal visitors to New Zealand.
  243. No decision has been made on the timing of the sale of Air New Zealand shares
  244. its not true that in New Zealand the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer
  245. This summer is the most active season ever for oil and gas exploration, with the industry spending up to $750 million. At the same time, the Government is strengthening the regulationsthat govern drilling, particularly in deep water.
  246. Labour is trying to mislead people about eligibility for Best Start because they don’t get the payment while they also get paid parental leave.
  247. A mountain of evidence shows that the quality of teaching – inside the classroom – is the biggest influence on kids’ achievement
  248. Governor General Jerry Mateparae has been jostled while walking onto Te Tii Marae at Waitangi .
  249. Cameron Slater, who I speak to regularly and who told me about Winston meeting Kim Dot Com, has got absolutely nothing to do with the National Party.
  250. Cameron Slater rang me
  251. What I do know is that when this Government came in, there were predictions that unemployment would rise to over 10 percent.
  252. The Cabinet Office had cleared Judith Collins of a conflict of interest
  253. The golf tournament in which I played the chairman of Oravida was for charity.
  254. The Cabinet Office has cleared Collins of a conflict of interest after it translated comments on Oravida’s website which stated that she had praised its products
  255. My Justice Minister, Judith Collins, didn’t lie to Parliament, she just didn’t understand the question.
  256. The [MFAT] paperwork shows right through this that not only did the Minister have a very busy programme, all on judicial and justice issues, but, secondly, all the way through it talks about a private dinner.
  257. No, I did not mislead parliament. (??)
  258. No, I did not mislead the House(??)
  259. The Unions decide the leadership of the Labour Party and picked David Cunliffe
  260. Unions give the Labour Party millions of dollars a year
  261. The economic mess inherited by the Abbott government in Australia can be likened to the economic mess inherited by National Ltd™ when it came into office in 2008.
  262. National Ltd™ inherited an economic mess from Labour
  263. National Ltd™ inherited an economic mess from Labour in 2008
  264. No, I did not mislead the House(??)

. . . don’t like to clutter up threads with the whole thing in case I interrupt the flow . . . but since you asked.

31 comments on “Still an honest man?”

  1. fender 1

    It’s a little unfortunate that the first item on the video turned out to have some truth to it when it was revealed a kiwi got taken out by drone in Yemen.

    But the rest is just an awesome reason to have the creep “govern alone”/sarc

  2. greywarbler 2

    Wikipedia should have a page for Blip the Chronicler. Perhaps we need to photocopy A4 portions of the lists. And start letter boxing just one page at a time within a grid pattern for the area being covered. I need to walk, to lose weight, and I think I might just do this for beneficial effects all round, or less round as will likely happen.

    And another thought – at the top it could say that the full list and other important political discussion can be seen on -line at The Standard.
    So getting two points over even if there is just a quick glance.

    A heading of – Why John Key is bad for New Zealand and is driving NZ into the ground and confusing people about the truth.

    I would very much like to read what heading other people would put on each page to explain them in a short way, but also compelling so that people will read them at least briefly. So if you could put your heads to it I would be grateful.

    • Tracey 2.1

      the links are what makes offline dispersion more difficult.

      Each statement with a date needs a second statement with a date…

      Would still contribute to a poster campaign… A new tui type billboard campaign… A lie a day exposed to the election.

      • greywarbler 2.1.1

        Yep Tracy, I would donate also. That was being talked about.

        But the A4 letterbox delivery would still work out. Just put at the top that to access the links for any of Key’s lies, go to The Standard Archives and look for Blip – will take a minute of your time.

        The actual answer isn’t the only advantage from them reading that, even if they never searched for it, the thought that there is a lie has penetrated to their brain.

        Alternatively there could be a few items fully printed – the statement and the truth and just those few on a sheet distributed and they would act as a teaser with the instruction that there are more of these to be seen —as above.

        And what heading did you suggest for the sheet? None. Just a critique and another suggestion. Which is a great way of stepping on ideas, and just one of the carbon footprints of NZs that we have to guard against if we are going to go forward as a nation. Can we change, or have we been Pavlova’ed?

        • Tracey 2.1.1.1

          Thats the way grey. I didnt do what you want so you tossed your toys out of thecot. Boo fucking hoo.

          • greywarbler 2.1.1.1.1

            Very adult intelligent approach Tracey. You let yourself down. What about helping me out as I asked. And what do you think of what I suggested.

            • Tracey 2.1.1.1.1.1

              when did you become my father?

              i told you what i thought and you went all passive aggressive.

              You work on what interests you and so will i. Sometimes they might be the same sometimes not.

  3. seeker 3

    Here is video evidence of key lying for BLip’s archives. It’s the one place I remember him being caught out (as key is using cricket analogies in the Herald today) and recorded on film

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics-videos/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503464&gal_cid=1503464&gallery_id=131968

    Feel sorry for BM et al seeing their ‘popular’ hero, the ‘Most Honourable’ john key in action. Who on earth in their right mind would want a liar as leader of their party let alone their country? And as for the ‘Honourable’ Minister of Justice…… Back to the drawing board National…….too many obfuscaters in your ranks. Rank ranks National, clean your house.

    • Tracey 3.1

      they dont care. Winning is more important to them, than whether they are being lied to.

      Perhaps if we keep poking the borax one of them might refute, say, a quater of blips list?

    • vto 3.2

      they stink of lying rats

      liar john key

  4. AmaKiwi 4

    I spoke to a well-educated Kiwi who told me what he likes about Key is that he was so open and honest!

    Can video this be used as a campaign advert?

    • Tracey 4.1

      reflected in north and south article too.

    • I spoke to a well-educated Kiwi who told me what he likes about Key is that he was so open and honest!

      coughsprays tea over monitor & keyboardcough

      • Colonial Viper 4.2.1

        “a well-educated Kiwi”

        problem is that we have way too many people who are well versed and fully certified in what to think but who have absolutely no idea how to think.

    • Roy 4.3

      This list definitely needs more publicity. Too many people think like the person AmaKiwi spoke with.

  5. captain hook 5

    he still has not explained where he got $80,000,000 from either.

  6. fisiani 6

    The video states that New Zealanders are training with terrorists in Yemen. Hey presto -turns out he was telling the truth.

    • Tracey 6.1

      1 to the pm. over 200 to blip

      thanks fizzi

    • lprent 6.2

      And your evidence that he was training with terrorists is ? Nothing apart from being a liar like Key? As far as I can see there is no crime in being Muslim or Christian or even a Moonie. Nor is being in Yemen. In fact there is absolutely nothing that indicates any reason for his murder by a drone operator of the US.

      http://www.nbr.co.nz/article/raw-data-kiwi-killed-drone-strike-%E2%80%94-patrick-gower-interviews-jeremy-scahill-ck-156330

      Based on previous experience, it is most likely he happened to be in the wrong place when one of the murder targets of the US was around. What is the average collateral murder rate of the US drone strikes? 20 innocents to 1 target? Since no real data has been released on how or what or even when this strike took place, we just have to rely on the word of prime minister who has a list of bullshit and lies like the one above. Hardly a credible source.

      Of course the US and probably the stupid like yourself who try to justify this illegal and immoral wholesale slaughter with them being in a “war”. Of course there is that slight issue that congress hasn’t declared that they are in a war. That it isn’t a “war” by any measure of international law. Basically it is just a gutless bully killing bystanders and afterwards labelling them as enemies because of who they were around.

      Sounds like you have a very mushy moral centre – probably more than a little bit atrophied and shrivelled. Kind of person who gets off on watching children being killed as well.

      • Roy 6.2.1

        Well said lprent.

      • Colonial Viper 6.2.2

        And your evidence that he was training with terrorists is ? Nothing apart from being a liar like Key? As far as I can see there is no crime in being Muslim or Christian or even a Moonie.

        We’re back to the good old days of guilt by association. With summary executions and no benefit of a trial. All in the name of “democracy and freedom”.

    • seeker 6.3

      Watch this video clip fisiani. Hey presto – turns out he/key was telling a…..lie.

      http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics-videos/news/video.cfm?c_id=1503464&gal_cid=1503464&gallery_id=131968

  7. fisiani 7

    I foolishly clicked on one at random
    249
    Cam Slater is not and never has been a member of the National Party.

    • Tracey 7.1

      but acts as a conduit for national party… remember those photos from a press party… and theres his meetings with pm…

      and yea u chose it randomly… took u to number 240 to find one you thought you could refute without looking foolish… but wait

  8. captain hook 8

    thats a very fishy statement arnie.

  9. Bob 9

    1.”I promise to always be honest” Terrible link! It cuts out what he was actually asked to promise too, then has him promising “I’ll do my best”, that’s not promising to always be honest, in fact it is almost impossible to go through life being 100% honest without living with constant black eyes from every time your wife asks if she ‘looks good in this’.

    3.”there’s no way one in five New Zealanders will lose their jobs” How is this a lie?

    4.”we are not going to cut working for families” He didn’t, all he did was make changes to the marginal tax rate and he said he was going to do that in the same article you linked to!
    “I have long held concerns, in addition, about high effective marginal tax rates acting as a disincentive to people under WFF, but we are confident that this issue will be addressed by our tax package.”

    5.”I firmly believe in climate change and always have” why is this a lie? Even in your link all he says is “and I am somewhat suspicious of it”, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t firmly believe in it. I firmly believe that Fluoride is good for your teeth, but I am somewhat suspicious of it.

    So that is 4 of the first 5 that I can put into my BLip is a liar list? I hope you didn’t spend too much time putting this list together because it certainly feels that way.

    I should add, point 2 was a lie, but this is based on the fact no-one could have predicted the depth of the GFC at the time he said this, so even though it is a lie it is a justifiable one.

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    After 23 meetings across the largest non-Maori electorate in the country – almost all of which went fantastically, approx 4,500km on the odometer, positive MSM and social media coverage, and polling well, I admit my team and I headed to...
    The Daily Blog | 21-09
  • The 30 second speech that could have saved the Moment of Truth
    As the dust settles and we struggle to understand what the bloody hell happened on Saturday, many point to Kim’s failure at the Moment of Truth to present his evidence. I think that Kim was poorly advised and that politics requires a...
    The Daily Blog | 21-09
  • Internet MANA and the 2014 election
    It was always going to be a hard task for Hone Harawira to hold onto his Te Tai Tokerau seat when the political establishment united in a coalition to defeat him and the chance for Internet MANA to bring more...
    The Daily Blog | 21-09
  • GUEST BLOG: Pat O’Dea – Unity in Action
    Yes the Left have taken a drubbing, but never mind, time to pick ourselves up off the floor, patch up our wound pride, dust ourselves off, cast around for our friends and allies, and re-enter the fray. Lots of work...
    The Daily Blog | 21-09
  • A Fiji democratic mandate for the coup leader – what now for the media?
    Attorney-General Sayad-Khaiyum and Rear-Admiral (Ret) Voreqe Bainimarama’s Fiji First party is poised to lead the country in the next four years. Photo: Mads Anneberg, an AUT Pacific Media Centre student on internship in Suva with Repúblika Magazine and Pacific Scoop...
    The Daily Blog | 21-09
  • Why I voted Labour and why 2017 will be different
    As a 3nd and 5th generation Kiwi-Indian (depending on which side of the family we have to go with), my relationship with New Zealand is a special one. Like other New Zealanders who are not of the Caucasian variety, the...
    The Daily Blog | 20-09
  • Humble Pie
    Oh. My. God. This was a heartbreaking nightmare. I was wrong, horribly, horribly, horribly wrong. I honestly believed that the resources, the media attention, the vile toxic politics exposed by Dirty Politics and the mass surveillance lies would have seen...
    The Daily Blog | 20-09
  • Election 2014; A Post-mortem; a Wake; and one helluva hang-over
    .   . It would be fair to say that the results for Election 2014 did not go as anticipated. The Left has had a drubbing – and some of it was of our own making. In other aspects, there...
    The Daily Blog | 20-09
  • Voting turnout affected by bad weather?
    . . NZ, Upper Hutt, 20 September –  Cold, wet weather in the Hutt Valley, north of Wellington may be impacting on voter turn-out. A head-count of people visiting the Trentham School Voting Station in Moonshine Rd, Upper Hutt, indicated...
    The Daily Blog | 20-09
  • Final total of advance voting
    And the final total for the advance voting was a staggering 717,579 advance votes against 334,558 in 2011       Tonight, I’ll be watching the TV3 election coverage because I could bare Paul Henry’s smugness one inch more than Mike Hosking’s...
    The Daily Blog | 20-09
  • Vice article on NZ election
    Here is my Vice article on the NZ election....
    The Daily Blog | 19-09
  • The attempt to kill off Internet MANA
    It’s the last day of campaigning today and the long list of those attacking Internet MANA got longer yesterday with Winston Peters backing Labour candidate Kelvin Davis against the MANA Movement’s Hone Harawira. Davis is now supported by Labour, National,...
    The Daily Blog | 19-09
  • A final word on the election – it’s now all up to you
    Brothers & Sisters, the fate of Aotearoa is now all in your hands. We here at the Daily Blog have thrown everything we can at this bloody Government and have spent every waking hour of this campaign trying to highlight...
    The Daily Blog | 19-09
  • I can’t tell what is National Party advert and what is the NZ Herald – ...
    I can’t tell what is National Party advert and what is the NZ Herald – but then again, I never could...
    The Daily Blog | 19-09
  • TVNZ election coverage – white people telling other white people why Nati...
    TVNZ election coverage – white people telling other white people why National Party is great...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • REVIEW: Royals of Kihikihi
    What an absolutely stunning show.  I had to ask twice to check I’d heard right that this is the first staged production for Samuel Christopher, who also played a raw, real, but vulnerable, Wolf Royal, home from London for his...
    The Daily Blog | 18-09
  • 800 Cops to detain 15 ‘terrorists’ – why Australia’s hysterical Isl...
    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
  • 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
  • Child malnutrition emergency in South Sudan
    Tens of thousands of children under the age of five remain at risk of malnutrition-related death in South Sudan, despite temporary improvements in the food security situation that were released today by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC)...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • MPI swoop on suspected fraudulent fishing activity
    Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) compliance officers swooped on a Hawkes Bay fishing enterprise today to secure evidence in an investigation into suspected fraudulent activity in the inshore commercial fishing sector. The MPI led investigation is a...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • New Zealanders warming to solar power
    A just-released report released shows more and more New Zealanders, fed up with their power providers, are turning to solar energy. Dr Rebecca Ford, a lecturer at Victoria University of Wellington’s School of Engineering and Computer Science, is the lead...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Rural Contractors want action from the incoming Government
    Rural Contractors New Zealand has congratulated Prime Minister John Key and the National Party for its success in this year’s general election....
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Industrial action at Refining NZ
    Members of FIRST Union and the EPMU have given notice of a 48 hour strike at the Marsden Point oil refinery. FIRST Union organiser Jared Abbott said that the critical issues for workers are protecting health and safety and job...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Reward offered in latest seal shooting
    It is with shock and dismay that our organization learns of the latest shooting of a New Zealand fur seal, this one on Stewart Island. This is the third such crime to reach our attentions since May this year and...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Taxpayers Forgotten in Ministerial Horse-Trading
    Responding to the Prime Minister’s comments reported on Radio New Zealand , that he is considering giving Act MP David Seymour a ministerial role because “When they have more staffing and resources as a result of a junior ministerial role...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Labour’s Defeat Points to a Forgotten Target Market
    With the devastating defeat for the Labour Party in the election, Labour seems to have lost touch with what resonates with New Zealanders....
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Cunliffe may survive year but doomed by end of 2015
    NZ First is expected to take one seat off Labour once special votes are counted, maintaining the election-night result that John Key’s National Party will be able to govern alone, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders...
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • Making All New Zealand the Place Talent Wants to Live
    The development of the provinces is becoming a major issue for New Zealand, and for the new Government. Television New Zealand’s Sunday programme (21 September) addressed the plight of towns such as Whanganui, where jobs and populations are declining....
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • China’s booming torture trade revealed
    The flourishing trade, manufacture and export of tools of torture by Chinese companies is fuelling human rights violations across Africa and Asia, new research by Amnesty International and the Omega Research Foundation reveals....
    Scoop politics | 23-09
  • President Obama Congratulates Key
    The President called Prime Minister Key late last evening to congratulate him on his third electoral victory....
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • Seven Pasifika MPs elected – highest number ever
    AUCKLAND ( Pacific Media Watch / The New Zealand Herald ): The highest number of Pasifika MPs elected in New Zealand's history were voted in at the weekend general election....
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • LGNZ congratulates National
    LGNZ congratulates National Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) congratulates re-elected Prime Minister John Key and the National led government on winning their third consecutive term following Saturday’s general election. LGNZ President Lawrence Yule acknowledges...
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • The Letter – 22 September 2014
    John Key’s win is historic. In the history of MMP elections – worldwide – ever – no government has won an absolute majority. MMP was imposed on Germany to make sure that country never had another Hitler. It is designed...
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • Election Coverage – None Better Than Trans Tasman
    To get a steer on what was going to happen in the election - away from the histrionics of the mainstream coverage - the best place to go was The Main Report Group’s weekly political report Trans Tasman....
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • Federated Farmers intemperate
    For the second time in a week Federated Farmers has made intemperate and provocative comments on environmental issues, says EDS....
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • MP’s Stolen Items Recovered
    Following a complaint to Parliamentary Services today [ September 19 ], items which had been stolen from NZ First MP Andrew Williams’ Wellington parliamentary office have been recovered and returned....
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • Election results bad news for those on benefits
    Beneficiary Advocate Kay Brereton says, “ The election result holds no good news for people on benefits, National campaigned successfully with their beneficiary bashing agenda, and will now believe their punitive treatment of beneficiaries has the support...
    Scoop politics | 22-09
  • Opportunity to progress water infrastructure
    “National’s re-election is an opportunity to develop the infrastructure New Zealand needs to provide surety of water for agriculture, town drinking water supply, waterways, recreational use and to future proof the country from climate change,” says Andrew...
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Wellington City joins the global call for 100% clean
    At 1:00 pm, residents and visitors of Wellington gathered at the summit of Mt Victoria to join the millions strong call for a 100% clean future....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Hikoi with us from Cape Reinga to Auckland Oil Conference!
    Monday 22 September 2014: Maori from different tribal areas along the western length of Northland are organising a hikoi starting on Saturday to a Government oil conference in Auckland to make sure that Norwegian oil giant Statoil gets the message:...
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Roy Morgan NZ Election Update With A Look At The Polls
    Roy Morgan NZ Election Update With A Look At The Polls National re-elected to third term with record high vote as Labour slumps to worst result in over 90 years...
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • National-led Government wins mandate for RMA reforms
    An unprecedented increase in support for the third-term National Party, the best electoral performance since 1899, has delivered a clear mandate for reform of the Resource Management Act says Federated Farmers. “Vital reforms to the RMA have...
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • New Zealand says no to Culture of Death
    Right to Life is pleased that the people of New Zealand have rejected a culture of death by refusing to elect a Labour/Green government that supported the decriminalisation of abortion....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Q + A – Steven Joyce
    CORIN Steven Joyce if we could start with how things are going to look now with your support partners. Can you just run us through, National can technically govern alone on what you’ve got at the moment, do you think...
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Q + A – Kelvin Davis
    SUSAN Well earlier this morning, just before we came to air in fact, Corin spoke to Kelvin Davis, one of the big winners of the night, the new MP for Te Tai Tokerau....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Q + A – David Cunliffe
    CORIN Joining me now is Labour Leader, David Cunliffe. Good morning to you Mr Cunliffe. This is a tough result for Labour, how much personal responsibility do you take for this....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Grey Power congratulates Key
    Grey Power National President Terry King congratulated John Key for his party’s “resounding win “ in yesterday’s election and hoped that the new National Government would look hard at issues affecting the ever–growing number of older New Zealanders....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • EMA congratulates PM John Key and National
    The Employers and Manufacturers Association extend hearty congratulations to the re-election of Prime Minister John Key and National....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • Helen Clark Receives Inaugural Women’s Health Rights Award
    Helen Clark was honoured as the first recipient of the Women’s Health Rights Award at the 121st Woman’s Suffrage event held in Auckland....
    Scoop politics | 21-09
  • National deal with New Zealand First unlikely
    The National party is unlikely to offer a confidence and supply agreement to New Zealand First according to Dr Ryan Malone, Director Training and Research at Civicsquare....
    Scoop politics | 20-09
  • Daily Election Update #12: NZ First to hold balance of power
    Winston Peters’ NZ First Party will hold the balance of power after tomorrow’s election, according to the combined wisdom of the 8000+ registered traders on New Zealand’s predictions market, iPredict. Mr Peters is then expected to back a National-led...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Election Day is Time to Refocus on Policies
    Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics and spying, and not a lot on policy. With election day looming, Gareth Morgan is calling for people to refocus on the issues....
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • The Kiwi FM Alternative Election Commentary
    Saturday 20 September from 7pm on 102.2 Auckland, 102.1 Wellington, 102.5 Canterbury, or KiwiFM.co.nz...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Beneficiary Bashing unacceptable
    Kay Brereton of the Beneficiary Advocacy Federation of New Zealand says “ the comment made by Bill English yesterday comparing beneficiaries to crack addicts is shocking and incredibly poorly timed.”...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • UN Experience Beneficial
    Acclaim Otago representatives have just completed their participation at the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability examination of the New Zealand government in Geneva, Switzerland. "It was an interesting two days which we believe has...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Changing face of NZ should be reflected in newsrooms
    With Fairfax Media’s Journalism Intern search closing on Sunday, Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging aspiring journalists from Maori, Pacific and ethnic communities to apply. The deadline was recently extended to 10pm, Sunday...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • SPCA expresses concern over toxin in waterways
    Ric Odom CEO of Royal NZ SPCA has expressed concern over the toxic poison 1080 entering waterways, but DoC, Council’s and Ministry of Health have colluded to make it legal....
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • NZ 2014 Election Index – 13-18 September
    Below is iSentia’s final weekly Election Index, covering the period 13-18 September and showing the relative amount of coverage of nine Party Leaders in the lead up to the National Election across news media and social media. The methodology used...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Epsom Candidate (Adam Holland) More Liberal Than ACT
    For the past four years I, like 500,000 other New Zealanders, have been illegally smoking cannabis for medicinal purposes and/or even just for the occasional laugh with friends on the weekend. We don't hurt anybody, we don't cause nuisance, we...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Left Coalition Will Save Dolphins
    A left coalition would safeguard both Māui and Hector’s dolphins, as well as revive our inshore ecosystems. Labour, Internet Mana and the Green Party all have strong policies in place for dolphin protection. The Maori Party, and to a certain...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Waihoroi Shortland: Ngāti Hine is not standing alone
    The Chairman of Te Rūnanga a Iwi o Ngāpuhi, Sonny Tau is blowing smoke worthy of a Dotcom rally with claims that Ngati Hine is standing alone in its opposition to Tūhoronuku says the Chairman of Te Rūnanga o Ngati...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Oceania voices on environment loud and strong
    While money and energy continues to be spent on global talks about climate change, Pacific islanders are scrambling to build sea walls out of sticks, stones, shells and coral, to protect their lands and homes from erosion and rising sea...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Prime Time with Sean Plunket – Tonight
    No MPs tonight --- the campaign will be over at 9 30. Instead we will look back --- and possibly forward on what we have learned and what might happen. Listener Political Columnist Jane Clifton Editor in Chief, NZ Herald,...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Election fails to address youth financial wellbeing
    Young people don’t feel included in New Zealand’s financial success and believe inequality is a problem, according to a new survey conducted by Westpac’s Fin-Ed Centre at Massey University....
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Winston’s Waffle doesn’t hide the facts
    The Conservative Party is celebrating the ASA's finding announced today that rejected all but one of the complaints raised against its controversial “Conservatives or Peters” pamphlet. “Despite pages of complaints from Peters legal team the only...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • NZ Independent Coalition looking forward to tomorrow
    “Our team is looking forward to tomorrow. It is a real opportunity to reclaim politics for the people,” said NZ Independent Coalition leader Brendan Horan....
    Scoop politics | 19-09
  • Insights Issue 35/2014 – 19 September 2014
    Insights Issue 35/2014 - 19 September 2014 In This Issue • RMA reform the golden unicorn of policy | Jenesa Jeram...
    Scoop politics | 19-09
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