web analytics

Around the House…

Written By: - Date published: 10:21 pm, December 1st, 2016 - 10 comments
Categories: uncategorized - Tags:

The Herald’s been talking to well-known Labour insider John Key again, who says a loss in the Mt Roskill by-election would be terminal for Andrew Little’s leadership…  Funny how no-one on the left has mentioned this…

Meanwhile, (and the above comment was in no way an attempt to distract from this,) Key won’t be attending his candidate’s by-election night party.  Apparently he doesn’t attend by-election parties, although he has attended when National have won.  Apparently his loyalty to National rank-and-file doesn’t extend as far as risking smelling of failure.  Little will be attending Michael Wood’s party.

Leggett’s legged it; No Right Turn sums it up perfectly.

In other news yesterday – National showed exactly what they think of kiwi jobs and kiwi companies, as they voted down Andrew Little’s members bill to give them a fair go in government tenders.  Instead we will continue to have Hillside episodes as National favours big foreign business over kiwi battlers.

National also showed what they thought of kiwi tenants, shooting down Metiria Turei’s bill to improve their rights.  Again they lined up with Peter Dunne & Act; this time to favour landlords.

10 comments on “Around the House… ”

  1. James 1

    In fairness Key is probably in the best place to comment on what would be fatal to a labour leader.

    Goodness knows he’s seen off enough of them.

    • Leftie 1.1

      In fairness, John Key is dishonest and is a compulsive liar. How many National party leaders did Helen Clark see off during National’s 9 years in opposition?

      • alwyn 1.1.1

        I fairness she saw of 3 in 9 years. They lasted an average of 3 years.
        John Key has already seen off 4 in 8 years and is well on the way to seeing the current ones defenestration. So they lasted about 2 years on average.

        Your first claim applies very well to Helen Clark of course.

        • WILD KATIPO 1.1.1.1

          Yes,… but even you know that neo liberalism is a cross – party ideology. And the neo liberals in Labour’s caucus weren’t going anywhere as they were career politicians. So long as no one rocked the neo liberal boat too vigorously , they were quite content to sit back and receive their paychecks.

          It suits people like you to ignore those facts.

          Word of advise , .. as shown globally … neo liberalism is on the wane. Big time. And politicians who keep trying it on face eventual political oblivion. You can either take that advise or try and resist it. An example is the way Labour seems a lot more cohesive with Little than it was several years ago. And the edging out of the neo liberal elements.

          Also… things like the TTPA … its dead. And Obamas no longer going to be President. Trump is.

          Its going to be increasingly hard for dinosaurs like yourself to adapt to change.

          The public are growing weary of this neo liberal style of governance . And in many ways the best thing for this country would be a 4th term for Key,… to finally kill off the National party – and those remaining in Labour – Act will be obliterated – for many years to come , and the longer Key puts off leaving the more acrimonious will be his eventual exit.

          And understand this :

          That he more than any other will be the person credited with placing the final nail in the coffin for the whole free market neo liberal ideology as it exists in New Zealand at present .

          Key will complete the natural and inevitable entropy of that process that started with Roger Douglas in 1984 – and will end with John Key.

        • Leftie 1.1.1.2

          Helen Clark was never dishonest and a liar like John key. John key is the most dirtiest politician this country has ever had. And actually Alwyn, it was only Brash, out of the 3 National party leaders that Helen Clark saw off, that lasted 3 years. Andrew Little is still Labour’s leader and it’s only your assumption that he’s going to go, he may not, for all you know.

      • Leftie 1.2.1

        John key campaigned hard with lies and bribes and he and his unknown National party candidate lost. Then John key was no where in sight.

  2. ropata 2

    Nice summary, hope this becomes a regular piece. There is a pattern of the Gnats voting down legislation to address the housing crisis

  3. save nz 3

    The Natz have their own plans for housing!!! From Natz and development cheerleaders ‘the spinoff’..

    “Leonie Freeman has a simple plan to solve the housing crisis. Will she be allowed to put it into action?

    Step 1: Create a vision for the city.
    Step 2: Raise home ownership levels to 65 per cent by 2025
    Step 3: Create a Housing Framework,
    Step 4: the action plan. She hasn’t got that plan yet, because that’s not how the process works.”

    Here could be a simpler plan to solve housing crisis…

    Step 1, stop selling state houses and get the Serious Fraud Office investigate any payments made so far in their sales.

    Step 2, Stop 70,000 new migrants per year, 166,000 foreign students and 10,500 foreign fruit pickers and stop any relatives coming in until homelessness is virtually eliminated. (with a small population this is clearly possible). Have more checks on immigration and rules to ensure that we are really getting skilled people who pay their taxes and live in this country.

    Step 3, get the commerce commission (with real investigators) to investigate the obscene cost of building materials in this country – 30% higher than OZ for example

    Step 4, remove council compliance costs for small dwellings such as tiny houses, allow cheap conversion from existing dwellings – basement flats. Remove restrictions on large blocks of land such as farms so that they can build affordable accommodation for their workers cheaply rather than importing in migrant labour.

    Step 5, remove all the unfair restrictions on retirement homes that lock retirees into being leaseholders with few rights to their homes.

    Step 6, Change the government – it is clear after 8 years this government has done major damage to our country and will continue to wreak irreversible havoc if they get another term.

    Step 7, get the Serious Fraud Office to investigate all the government land that has been sold off so far for fraud and crony transactions.

    Step 8, Have a real plan and natural disaster relief in place. Clearly earthquakes and floods are on the rise in this country and now there is massive levels of homelessness and displacement as well as major infrastructure damage on a yearly basis.

    Step 9, Shame on the government for trying to suck in charities into their privatisation schemes!! Disgusting. Look what has happened to the US RED Cross with a more corporate approach

    The Red Cross’ Haiti disgrace: Half a billion dollars spent, six homes built
    http://www.salon.com/2015/06/07/the_red_cross_haiti_disgrace_half_a_billion_dollars_spent_six_homes_built_partner/

    p.s Leonie Freeman is considered amazing for the role because she launched a real estate web site – and Bill English likes her, Hooray!

  4. michelle 4

    The gnats have managed to sneak the big Chinese developers in the back door while we are all busy with the by election, housing shortages and the Pike River Mine issues to name a few. This is how they roll. What I would like to know is how many Chinese workers will this company bring with them, will they be paid according to our employment laws, where will they live (the Chinese workers) while building these housing complexes all these questions need to be answered but won’t because we have a mainstream media that don’t do there job. We have a media that is extremely bias and only caters to people like Leggett who was given an opportunity to explain by the herald why he is so power hungry I cant wait for him get a hiding in the Mana seat just like the lost the mayoralty

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Twenty highlights of 2020
    As we welcome in the new year, our focus is on continuing to keep New Zealanders safe and moving forward with our economic recovery. There’s a lot to get on with, but before we say a final goodbye to 2020, here’s a quick look back at some of the milestones ...
    2 weeks ago

  • Cook Islanders to resume travel to New Zealand
    The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands Mark Brown have announced passengers from the Cook Islands can resume quarantine-free travel into New Zealand from 21 January, enabling access to essential services such as health. “Following confirmation of the Cook Islands’ COVID ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    17 hours ago
  • Supporting communities and landowners to grow employment opportunities
    Jobs for Nature funding is being made available to conservation groups and landowners to employ staff and contractors in a move aimed at boosting local biodiversity-focused projects, Conservation Minister Kiritapu Allan has announced. It is estimated some 400-plus jobs will be created with employment opportunities in ecology, restoration, trapping, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Border exception for some returning international tertiary students
    The Government has approved an exception class for 1000 international tertiary students, degree level and above, who began their study in New Zealand but were caught offshore when border restrictions began. The exception will allow students to return to New Zealand in stages from April 2021. “Our top priority continues ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Tiwai deal gives time for managed transition
    Today’s deal between Meridian and Rio Tinto for the Tiwai smelter to remain open another four years provides time for a managed transition for Southland. “The deal provides welcome certainty to the Southland community by protecting jobs and incomes as the region plans for the future. The Government is committed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • New member for APEC Business Advisory Council
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps ensure that APEC’s work programme is informed by business community perspectives ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Govt’s careful economic management recognised
    The Government’s prudent fiscal management and strong policy programme in the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic have been acknowledged by the credit rating agency Fitch. Fitch has today affirmed New Zealand’s local currency rating at AA+ with a stable outlook and foreign currency rating at AA with a positive ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Additional actions to keep COVID-19 out of NZ
    The Government is putting in place a suite of additional actions to protect New Zealand from COVID-19, including new emerging variants, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “Given the high rates of infection in many countries and evidence of the global spread of more transmissible variants, it’s clear that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • 19 projects will clean up and protect waterways
    $36 million of Government funding alongside councils and others for 19 projects Investment will clean up and protect waterways and create local jobs Boots on the ground expected in Q2 of 2021 Funding part of the Jobs for Nature policy package A package of 19 projects will help clean up ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • New Zealand Government acknowledges 175th anniversary of Battle of Ruapekapeka
    The commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Ruapekapeka represents an opportunity for all New Zealanders to reflect on the role these conflicts have had in creating our modern nation, says Associate Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Kiri Allan. “The Battle at Te Ruapekapeka Pā, which took ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Better care for babies with tongue-tie
    Babies born with tongue-tie will be assessed and treated consistently under new guidelines released by the Ministry of Health, Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall announced today. Around 5% to 10% of babies are born with a tongue-tie, or ankyloglossia, in New Zealand each year. At least half can ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison over
    The prisoner disorder event at Waikeria Prison is over, with all remaining prisoners now safely and securely detained, Corrections Minister Kelvin Davis says. The majority of those involved in the event are members of the Mongols and Comancheros. Five of the men are deportees from Australia, with three subject to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Pre-departure COVID-19 test for travellers from the UK and the US from 15 January
    Travellers from the United Kingdom or the United States bound for New Zealand will be required to get a negative test result for COVID-19 before departing, and work is underway to extend the requirement to other long haul flights to New Zealand, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “The new PCR test requirement, foreshadowed last ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • PM congratulates New Year Honour recipients
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has added her warm congratulations to the New Zealanders recognised for their contributions to their communities and the country in the New Year 2021 Honours List. “The past year has been one that few of us could have imagined. In spite of all the things that ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • David Parker congratulates New Year 2021 Honours recipients
    Attorney-General and Minister for the Environment David Parker has congratulated two retired judges who have had their contributions to the country and their communities recognised in the New Year 2021 Honours list. The Hon Tony Randerson QC has been appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • New Year’s Honours highlights outstanding Pacific leadership through challenging year
    Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio says the New Year’s Honours List 2021 highlights again the outstanding contribution made by Pacific people across Aotearoa. “We are acknowledging the work of 13 Pacific leaders in the New Year’s Honours, representing a number of sectors including health, education, community, sports, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Supporting seniors to embrace technology
    The Government’s investment in digital literacy training for seniors has led to more than 250 people participating so far, helping them stay connected. “COVID-19 has meant older New Zealanders are showing more interest in learning how to use technology like Zoom and Skype so they can to keep in touch ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 weeks ago
  • Additional COVID-19 tests for returnees from higher risk countries
    New virus variants and ongoing high rates of diseases in some countries prompt additional border protections Extra (day zero or day one) test to be in place this week New ways of reducing risk before people embark on travel being investigated, including pre-departure testing for people leaving the United Kingdom ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 weeks ago