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Archive for June, 2017

The Todd Barclay debacle enters the sixth day of the news cycle

Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, June 26th, 2017 - 61 comments

Through his never ending changing of the description of what happened in the Todd Barclay issue Bill English has kept the story prominently placed for six days in a row.

National Ltd™ – Rotten To The Core From Top To Bottom

Written By: - Date published: 7:25 am, June 26th, 2017 - 25 comments

. . . And we have this state of affairs because John Key and now Bill English, in concert with the rest of the National Ltd™ crew, have been lying to us every day for the past nine years . . .

What the National Party president and board knew

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, June 26th, 2017 - 21 comments

Newsroom has another investigative piece on the Barclay debacle. This is not only about a single MP and a lying Prime Minister. It’s also about the governing structure of the political party in charge of running the country, and who was involved in the coverup and dishonesty.

Labour clarifies position on irrigation and bottled water

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 26th, 2017 - 50 comments

“We remain committed to setting a resource rental for large water take for irrigation at a fair and affordable price.”

Open Mike 26/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 26th, 2017 - 221 comments

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 …

National’s conference – no policy – drowns in Billshit

Written By: - Date published: 12:47 am, June 26th, 2017 - 21 comments

National’s conference was supposed to be a tour de force, setting them up for the home stretch to the election. Instead it was empty of policy or vision, and coverage was drowned in a rising tide of Billshit.

The left bites back

Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 25th, 2017 - 18 comments

A little bit of feel good for a Sunday morning (plus a very clever cat!).

Corbyn speech at Glastonbury

Written By: - Date published: 10:34 am, June 25th, 2017 - 19 comments

Jeremy Corbyn’s full speech to Glastonbury 2017. “Another world is possible…”

HDPA on the rot that goes to the top

Written By: - Date published: 10:04 am, June 25th, 2017 - 30 comments

Heather du Plessis-Allan asks why Barclay is taking the fall alone, when – just as with dirty politics – the rot goes to the top of the National Party.

A proposal for a Remarkables National Park

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, June 25th, 2017 - 9 comments

Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand and supported by Forest and Bird have proposed that a new National Park including the Remarkables be created.

Racist attack on marae living

Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, June 25th, 2017 - 81 comments

Herald columnist Lizzie Marvelly: “Come election time, there are people who will stop at nothing to land a blow on the party they most hate. And somehow, inevitably, someone will aim a kick at Māori. Insinuating that the conditions at a marae are “slum-like” is both deeply offensive and staggeringly privileged.”

Open Mike 25/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 25th, 2017 - 180 comments

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Step up to the mike …

RIP Snapchat

Written By: - Date published: 6:15 pm, June 24th, 2017 - 11 comments

They had a good run.

New Zealand First

Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, June 24th, 2017 - 61 comments

New Zealand First could have a pivotal role in the next Government. What are their principles and what are they committed to?

Over egging the scandal soufflee

Written By: - Date published: 9:09 am, June 24th, 2017 - 97 comments

Team Nat were desperate to try and divert some attention from their floundering leader, and to a certain extent they succeeded. But compare and contrast Labour and National’s handling of the issues, front up and fix vs lie harder.

English still digging

Written By: - Date published: 8:03 am, June 24th, 2017 - 44 comments

Burying the last shred of his credibility in a deep hole forever, Bill claims that nobody realised Todd Barclay recording of secretary might be a crime. It’s like the events of 2008 and 2011 never happened.

Greens to contest Nick Smith’s seat in Nelson

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 24th, 2017 - 41 comments

Nelson city councillor Matt Lawrey is to run a two tick campaign with the full backing of the party.

Open Mike 24/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 24th, 2017 - 87 comments

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Step up to the mike …

Daily Review 23/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 23rd, 2017 - 91 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Creative uses for Brash’s “Hobson’s pledge” pamphlets

Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, June 23rd, 2017 - 48 comments

Ex Nat leader Don Brash, of racist Orewa speech and Iwi/Kiwi fame, is still out there fanning the flames of division in NZ.

Sarah v Government

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 58 comments

the Government can’t always be trusted to act in the best interests of the people or the planet

 

So English lied to Parliament too

Written By: - Date published: 6:40 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 23 comments

Labour and Peters have both made complaints over English’s lie to Parliament. Peters is calling on English to step down. That’s going to make any post-election NZF/Nat coalition a bit tricky.

Open Mike 23/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 23rd, 2017 - 144 comments

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 …

Follow the money

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 pm, June 22nd, 2017 - 49 comments

Bill English’s texted electorate chair Stuart Davie on 21st February 2016 saying Glenys Dickson was given an extra payout from the Leader’s fund “to avoid potential legal action.” It was the only source available for an extra payout for confidentiality. English said today no-one in February knew there was any issue of illegality. Then what legal action and why an extra payment?

Daily Review 22/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 22nd, 2017 - 53 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

Labour to invest in public transport for Greater Christchurch

Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments

A 21st century city simply has to have integrated, multi-modal public transport at its heart.

Bill English is no John Key

Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 37 comments

During Dirty Politics John Key was able to stand in front of a group of reporters and with complete confidence make a series of statements the veracity of which was dubious.  Bill English has shown this week that he does not have that ability.

Keeping our eye on the ball

Written By: - Date published: 6:18 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 22 comments

Compared to this, Barclaygate is a tiny speck of dust by the skirting board behind the couch.

Barclay/English cartooned

Written By: - Date published: 6:06 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 8 comments

Hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Open Mike 22/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 229 comments

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 …

Daily Review 21/06/2017

Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, June 21st, 2017 - 20 comments

Daily review is also your post. This provides Standardistas the opportunity to review events of the day. The usual rules of good behaviour apply (see the Policy). Don’t forget to be kind to each other …

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