Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, October 28th, 2016 - 2 comments
National’s dangling tax cuts, but there are far more important things to be spending public money on. Today: Education.
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, October 21st, 2016 - 20 comments
The government is proud of their surplus, which at 0.7% of GDP isn’t quite as dramatic as the 9% of GDP deficit they had in 2011. But as soon as we have a surplus, National starts salivating over tax cuts. But may I continue on where I left off on other things that are far […]
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, October 18th, 2016 - 133 comments
Health – particularly mental health – is underfunded, resulting in strikes over patient safety and units shutdown due to staff shortages. And unnecessary deaths. So why is the government even thinking about tax-cuts when our services need investment?
Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, October 17th, 2016 - 61 comments
National ministers have a habit of not wanting to turn up to the ‘hard’ questions, but Paula Bennett has been severely caught out by RNZ
Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, October 3rd, 2016 - 104 comments
Amazing lead story on RNZ – Easier to count rodents than kids in poverty, suggests Key. There are a number of good measures, any one of which would do, but the new Children’s Commissioner just wants to get past that debate and get onto doing stuff to reduce the numbers. A government that is all […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:31 am, September 29th, 2016 - 24 comments
Congrats to Dame Patsy and how strange it’s always such a small story…
When’s the Republic coming?
Written By: - Date published: 9:51 am, September 29th, 2016 - 70 comments
So Paula Bennett has been giving a lolly scramble to her National mates with the Rules Reduction Taskforce.
Which is fine, because the Taskforce did great work in finding out that the ‘loopy’ rule of lolly scrambles being illegal wasn’t in fact true.
Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, September 28th, 2016 - 61 comments
While politicos were watching Hillary defeat Donald in the first debate, Roy Morgan released their latest poll, showing Labour massively up and National down a chunk. Is the media narrative broken?
Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, September 26th, 2016 - 48 comments
Do you work irregular shifts (even only occasionally)? Overtime? Sometimes on Public Holidays?
Then you’re probably part of the 1 in 3 workers owed more than $2 billion lost thru incorrect calculations of holiday pay.
Thanks Steven Joyce.
Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, September 22nd, 2016 - 198 comments
Vic Crone is trying to make a story out of the fact that Phil Goff is against foreign ownership of our housing stock, but accepted $250,000 from the NZ Chinese community at a fundraiser. Does she not see a difference between NZ Chinese and foreigners?
Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, September 20th, 2016 - 54 comments
Paul Romer is an economist highly respected by his peers, and about to become the Chief Economist at the World Bank. He’s also just published a paper rubbishing the last 3 decades of macroeconomics.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times is challenging fractional reserve banking. It’s certainly time for some new ideas.
Written By: - Date published: 2:37 pm, September 19th, 2016 - 15 comments
The government didn’t make much of a show of Conservation Week – which was probably for the best the Conservation stories coming out weren’t exactly positive for it. US wanting us to do more on dolphins, the Kermadec sanctuary, fish dumping…
Written By: - Date published: 12:58 pm, September 16th, 2016 - 181 comments
National is very proud of the latest GDP-growth figures (third highest in OECD!), but are they helping you? And are they what they appear?
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, September 15th, 2016 - 113 comments
The Maori Party are threatening to pull out of their confidence & supply agreement with National. This would leave National with a Hair-thin majority in the House. The Kermadec Sanctuary, if handled with competence instead of arrogance, should have been a massive win for National.
Written By: - Date published: 7:07 am, September 15th, 2016 - 82 comments
Vic Crone isn’t sure humans are causing climate change, Palino doesn’t think Auckland is all that super, and Mark Thomas just wants people not to vote for Goff… It’s hardly an enticing bunch.
Written By: - Date published: 11:32 am, September 11th, 2016 - 25 comments
While we’re enjoying the popcorn at Williams vs Craig, there’s another enjoyable court case coming next year shortly before the election…
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, September 7th, 2016 - 10 comments
Despite the large number of people with terrible stories about homelessness to the Labour/Greens/Maori Homelessness Inquiry, this Government of Housing Inaction still thinks the problem should be ignored and the Inquiry ‘not needed’.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, September 6th, 2016 - 197 comments
John Key let the mask slip yesterday – as he said that we needed immigrant labour even for unskilled work because of the work ethic and drug use of New Zealand workers. That’s how he sees normal Kiwis, but actually maybe they just need proper pay & conditions.
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 pm, September 5th, 2016 - 32 comments
Andrew Little fully fronts up.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, August 30th, 2016 - 34 comments
John Key is defending his handling of Auckland’s housing crisis on the grounds that Auckland’s prices have only risen as much under him as they did under Labour.
So the prices that he said were a crisis in 2007, have risen by as much again, and thus… no problem?
Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, August 26th, 2016 - 59 comments
You know National really have their finger on the pulse with their latest members bills. First was Nuk Korako showing why he’s 50 on the list with a bill that seems to not actually affect anything. There don’t seem to be any Airports that have local Councils force them to advertise their lost luggage auctions […]