Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, April 24th, 2018 - 99 comments
Yesterday the Herald said something stupid about Clarke Gayford, reported his response and then reported at how the country was divided by the article.
Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, April 22nd, 2018 - 77 comments
In a gross example of click bait journalism a senior political commentator at a major media outlet has claimed that Jacinda Ardern and Donald Trump are similar.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, April 21st, 2018 - 73 comments
Doofus of the week this week goes to a television personality who is upset that his sexist comment that employers should be allowed to know what their female employees breedings plans are was taken out of context.
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, April 20th, 2018 - 105 comments
This week has seen a number of examples where right wing and religious men have said stupid things and then had their statements defended on the basis that free speech should be protected.
Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, April 17th, 2018 - 86 comments
Labour and National have both selected their candidates for the Northcote by election. Labour’s candidate is Shanan Halbert who cut significantly into Jonathan Coleman’s majority at the last election.
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, April 14th, 2018 - 73 comments
National now seems to adopt the position that climate change is real and has to be addressed. But it is refusing to accept that to address the problem New Zealand is going to have to give up its reliance on oil and gas.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 13th, 2018 - 84 comments
Remember how early on during his reign as National leader John Key talked about the underclass and how they were a blight on New Zealand society? Well over the past year WINZ has been giving grants to homeless families to live in tents.
Written By: - Date published: 5:30 pm, April 12th, 2018 - 23 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 …
Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, April 11th, 2018 - 173 comments
Marama Davidson’s question to Jacinda Ardern in Parliament yesterday allowed Jacinda to outline the enormous mess the last National Government has left the country in.
Written By: - Date published: 8:19 am, April 10th, 2018 - 245 comments
Steven Joyce’s $11.7 billion fiscal hole is becoming more and more of a reality although it is in hidden infrastructure costs that National had suppressed in search of the elusive surplus.
Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, April 9th, 2018 - 159 comments
Mike Hosking reckons that an increase in the minimum wage will increase housing unaffordability and cause job losses and business closures.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, April 8th, 2018 - 17 comments
Another easy decision. Gerry Brownlee wins for overseeing a $210 million blow out in EWC’s liability for Christchurch earthquake re-repair work and for being upset when Megan Woods called him on it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, April 7th, 2018 - 88 comments
Remember two weeks ago when Jacinda Ardern’s handling of the Russian poisoning scandal was considered to be a major misstep? Well with the benefit of hindsight it appears to have been a very balanced nuanced response to an incident that is not as clear cut as it was presented.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 6th, 2018 - 47 comments
Between the crisis facing Middlemore Hospital’s buildings and the farce surrounding the cost of repairs of repairs of the Canterbury rebuild, National’s claim that it is a party of strong economic management looks at least misguided.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, April 4th, 2018 - 89 comments
The Government has released a draft Government Policy Statement on Transport for consultation. A radical shake up of the Transport system is being proposed.
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, April 3rd, 2018 - 13 comments
It is predicted that today Parliament will pass a law allowing for the expunging of convictions of adults for engaging in homosexual behaviour.
Written By: - Date published: 1:27 pm, March 31st, 2018 - 606 comments
The past week has seen the Herald focus on issues concerning Clare Curran to the almost exclusion of anything else, including the perilous state of our Health system and Kim Dotcom’s successful appeal against the last Government’s breach of his rights of privacy.
Written By: - Date published: 7:13 am, March 27th, 2018 - 59 comments
The Human Rights Tribunal has found that the last Government and Chris Finlayson breached Kim Dotcom’s rights in not providing him with information requested by him. And awarded him $90,000 for the breach.
Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, March 26th, 2018 - 218 comments
The first big Kiwibuild announcement, 3 to 4,000 houses in Mt Albert has been made. And National has responded that it was all their idea and they did not want to announce it because it would be seen as pork barrelling.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, March 25th, 2018 - 20 comments
This weeks award goes to Jonathan Coleman for failing to know that a leaky building crisis existed in Manukau DHB, and for then refusing to talk about it and hanging up on Suzy Ferguson of Radio New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 8:39 am, March 20th, 2018 - 83 comments
The Government is reconsidering the future of New Zealand’s block offer process which releases exploration permits to the oil industry for exploratory drilling.
Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, March 19th, 2018 - 268 comments
The Greens have offered National their Primary Questions for oral answer in Parliament without conditions.
Written By: - Date published: 9:59 am, March 18th, 2018 - 87 comments
Heather Du Plessis-Allan has suggested that there is a power struggle happening in the Labour Party. Without the benefit of things normally considered to be important elements of an argument, those things being facts.