Written By: - Date published: 5:31 pm, May 21st, 2018 - 130 comments
In a welcome move by Labour to relieve energy poverty on those with fixed, low incomes, all beneficiaries (including pensioners) are to get up to $700 extra automatically over winter.
National obviously hate this.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, September 28th, 2017 - 50 comments
You can stop the silly chat now media – the Greens can’t go into coalition with National because of their members, their social polices… but mainly because of their environmental policies.
Written By: - Date published: 5:08 pm, August 28th, 2017 - 30 comments
Mark Jennings: ‘A hundred or so young Chinese wearing blue T-shirts with “Blue dragons” written on the front marched in to the stadium in a highly-organised fashion. I randomly asked two of them why they had come. They seemed to find the question confusing but told me they were overseas students.’
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 pm, August 14th, 2017 - 44 comments
Policy idea for any party: Can we please keep making Aussie govt MPs citizens until they give NZ citizens in Oz the rights to education, health & social security they should get under CER? Oh, and a vote. Best blackmail EVER.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 pm, August 13th, 2017 - 28 comments
National are going to send our most “hardened” youth offenders to the Army to be trained up. If that fails, they’ll send them to adult prisons to learn their craft better.
Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, August 3rd, 2017 - 58 comments
Steven Joyce wouldn’t front yesterday, but today National have worked out their attack lines. Leave popular Jacinda alone and attack Labour as tired and lacking in new ideas (projection, much?). Labour has a raft of new policy, to go with needed older one’s like 2013’s Kiwibuild of 100,000 affordable homes. Journos need to learn their policy so they don’t let National’s fake news through…
Written By: - Date published: 5:06 pm, August 1st, 2017 - 29 comments
It’s a busy news day, so… Government axes Lifeline contract. Yes, we still top the western world on youth suicide. We still have regular stories like this today. So what does the Government do? Cancel the money that Lifeline uses to train thousands in suicide prevention. $800,000 – a massive amount to Lifeline and the […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:10 am, August 1st, 2017 - 187 comments
Andrew Little has stepped down – expects Jacinda to replace him.
Written By: - Date published: 3:37 pm, May 5th, 2017 - 14 comments
The same study that trumpeted Wellington as the most liveable city in the world, has Auckland as the 3rd most expensive for Public Transport, behind London and Dublin.
Written By: - Date published: 3:33 pm, January 10th, 2017 - 124 comments
And a return to the politics of division by Blinglish…
Written By: - Date published: 11:18 am, December 8th, 2016 - 13 comments
Written By: - Date published: 10:21 pm, December 1st, 2016 - 10 comments
Labour-insider Key talks to the Herald while expressing no confidence in his candidate (the one standing at his shoulder); Leggett legs it; and National shoot down kiwi businesses, kiwi workers and kiwi tenants.
Not a bad day’s work.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, December 1st, 2016 - 36 comments
Whose going to be added Parliament on Saturday? It should be Michael Wood, but his competition is Misa Fia Turner, who looks an even worse candidate than Parmjeet Parmar.
Meanwhile, Parmjeet is trying to claim she’s the local one!
Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, November 7th, 2016 - 23 comments
According to the deficient newshrub on Saturday night there was a distinct lack of support from Labour for the Mt Roskill campaign. In reality 4 buses carrying more than 200 door-knockers including all the Labour MPs other than Little, went to Mt Roskill on Saturday afternoon.
All the best to Michael Wood, who got a great reception on the doorstop.
Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, February 16th, 2016 - 69 comments
There are different views on The Standard about growth and whether we really need it. But here’s one bit of growth that really seems pointless to me: that achieved only by increasing the number of people. Because if we’re only increasing GDP by increasing the number of people, as we are currently, we’re loading up the environment and we’re not even individually getting any richer for it. Thanks National.
Written By: - Date published: 5:21 pm, February 11th, 2016 - 39 comments
So National’s appointed ECan (undermining democracy since 2010) has decided that leading business man Hugh Fletcher & Chief Justice Sian Elias shouldn’t be fined for their cows sh!ting in a lake. National were accused of taking voting rights so they could favour dairy over Christchurch, and this seems a good example. Canterbury has suffered enough – it needs democracy back.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, October 16th, 2015 - 110 comments
So John Key and the new Oz PM are having a chat today and good ol’ JK will be mentioning the issue of “New Zealanders” who are being detained for deportation after a prison sentence. People who are being detained in police stations without exercise or dark or quiet for days on end; detained on Christmas […]
Written By: - Date published: 3:09 pm, September 29th, 2015 - 26 comments
There’s a hard-hitting piece in the Herald today – from Jarrod Gilbert on how National has lied to the country’s face and got away with it. Tolley claimed before the election that 34% of drug offences and 25% of homicides were by a small group of gang members – and here was National’s policy response […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:17 pm, September 3rd, 2015 - 94 comments
Who’s willing to help those suffering in Iraq & Syria now, Prime Minister?
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 pm, July 31st, 2015 - 55 comments
Astonishing release late on a Friday afternoon (dump time!) that the police will not be pursuing any action against Slater/Ede for hacking Labour’s website. Given a whole year to investigate, they didn’t manage to find out how to spell Nicky Hager or Tim Barnett’s names.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, May 20th, 2015 - 15 comments
Bill English tells us that the promise that they won the election on – that they’re the only Masters of Finance who could balance the government books (because that’s all that’s important…) – now isn’t at all important to the public.
And Bill tells us: they’ll get their surplus when I give it to them, and they’ll be grateful for it.
Written By: - Date published: 5:26 pm, May 18th, 2015 - 14 comments
John Key is now arguing that black is white – that a Tax on Capital Gains isn’t a Capital Gains Tax.
“Typical politician” many will say – and that shows how far John Key’s skills have fallen.
Written By: - Date published: 4:50 pm, April 22nd, 2015 - 4 comments
Not satisfied with setting records for biggest deficit and largest total deficit over term, the Key government is now going for most deficits in a row. They now look to equal the National government’s 7 deficits from 1966-72. And this is the stuff they want to be judged on…
Written By: - Date published: 10:38 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 24 comments
Paddy Gower and Duncan Garner don’t understand our electoral system: “that’s MMP”. By-elections are pure First Past the Post – and that’s why Andrew Little didn’t need to do a deal, and Northland doesn’t stink like Epsom.