Written By: - Date published: 1:38 pm, September 26th, 2018 - 94 comments
National has launched an online petition against the culling of Tahrs, an animal that has been culled for years pursuant to a plan that was finalised by National in 1993.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 86 comments
Jacinda Ardern is storming New York. In an interview has set out her beliefs on leadership and rebelled against the idea that politics should only be about scoring hits against opponents. National has replied by trying to score political hits against her.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, September 25th, 2018 - 66 comments
Jacinda Ardern has announced that New Zealand will not sign up to Donald Trump’s global call to action on drugs. Will Simon Bridges do the responsible thing and agree with her that the announcement is a misplaced attempt to continue the currently failing approach to drugs?
Written By: - Date published: 9:05 am, September 24th, 2018 - 23 comments
In one interview Simon Bridges shows that he cannot do basic maths in his head and does not know a core feature of a law change he wants to support.
Written By: - Date published: 12:47 pm, September 23rd, 2018 - 59 comments
National’s chicken little the sky is falling mantra about New Zealand’s economy has been dealt a large hole by Moody’s confirming New Zealand’s Aaa
AAA credit rating.
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, September 22nd, 2018 - 31 comments
Three months ago National apoligised for getting dud advice and evicting hundreds of state house tenants where miniscule amounts of methamphetamine were discovered. This week National backed off from that very proper apology.
Written By: - Date published: 8:10 am, September 20th, 2018 - 37 comments
Two prominent men chose to celebrate Suffrage day yesterday, one by having himself photographed in front of female members of his caucus and the other by complaining that at different times different groups of men also did not have the vote.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 18th, 2018 - 29 comments
A recent survey conducted by IPSOS shows New Zealanders are feeling more positive about the Labour-NZ First coalition government than they were the previous one.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 17th, 2018 - 42 comments
Simon Bridges has caused jaws to drop everywhere by comparing Jacinda Ardern to Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, September 16th, 2018 - 77 comments
Kirsty Johnston has produced an in-depth analysis of the current rate of young people from poor backgrounds entering professional ranks. And the news is not good.
Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, September 14th, 2018 - 42 comments
North Carolina Republicans’ refusal to accept that climate change exists means that Hurricane Florence’s effects are going to be greater than they should be.
Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, September 13th, 2018 - 128 comments
Gerry Brownlee has been accused of ringing a young lawyer involved in a potential class action concerning steal used in the Christchurch rebuild and making her feel intimidated and harassed. Update: National has admitted “[s]o he just kind of unleashed, you know how Gerry is”.
Written By: - Date published: 4:52 pm, September 12th, 2018 - 5 comments
Ray Avery has complained to Netsafe that Newsroom has been engaged in perhaps a too vigorous investigation of claims concerning medical equipment that he had produced.
Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, September 12th, 2018 - 65 comments
Business NZ has admitted that a poll that it ran was fundamentally flawed but has threatened to go to the ILO about Labour’s rather modest proposed changes to Industrial Relations law. And Radio New Zealand has reported on an industrial dispute involving Sistema plastics where union workers are working 60 hour working weeks without overtime pay on not much more than the minimum wage.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, September 11th, 2018 - 134 comments
Green MP Golriz Ghahraman has talked to the New Zealand Herald about the online treatment she has received and described the nature of the attacks and the absurdity of the allegations made against her.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 am, September 10th, 2018 - 61 comments
It is Maori Language week. And National has come out with the unusual situation of requiring primary and intermediate schools to teach a compulsory second language. But the language may not necessarily be te Reo Māori. And Simon Bridges opposes it being taught compulsorily.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 8th, 2018 - 81 comments
Leighton Smith is living for the day when it is proved that climate change is nothing more than a lefty hoax. I hope he is right.
Written By: - Date published: 3:52 pm, September 7th, 2018 - 65 comments
The latest right wing beat up is that Jacinda told a porkie this morning to Chris Lynch on Newstalk ZB. A closer inspection reveals that nothing of the sort happened.
Written By: - Date published: 7:59 am, September 7th, 2018 - 121 comments
Donald Trump thinks that the anonymous opinion writer in the New York times may have committed an act of treason. Others think that this is an act of loyalty to the country.
Written By: - Date published: 12:49 pm, September 4th, 2018 - 28 comments
Winston has suggested that New Zealand First may not agree to an increase in the number of refugees New Zealand accepts. Even though the infrastructure needed for the increase is paid for.
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, September 3rd, 2018 - 151 comments
David Farrar has posted a guest post by climate change denialist Bryan Leland where he has criticised the Royal Society of New Zealand for accepting that climate change is an actual phenomenon.
Written By: - Date published: 10:29 am, September 1st, 2018 - 30 comments
Simon Bridges has justified his claim that the three strikes law is working by releasing an Italian study that has not been peer reviewed on the effects on white collar criminals of a pardon system.
Written By: - Date published: 11:13 am, August 31st, 2018 - 37 comments
Lately the news has been all doom and gloom about business confidence. But what is the reality? And should we worry what an Australian Bank is telling us?
Written By: - Date published: 5:14 pm, August 30th, 2018 - 45 comments
Following recent news it appears that in Australia Au Pairs of the rich and connected are welcomed and helped. Seriously ill refugees are ignored. And click bait racists are fine but peace activists are shown the door.
Written By: - Date published: 9:41 am, August 30th, 2018 - 43 comments
Simon Bridges has been trying to create a narrative about increasing petrol prices being the fault of the current government. But he has been tweeting an incorrect price and his claims about responsibility have been contradicted by BP.