Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, October 16th, 2018 - 82 comments
All eyes will be on National’s caucus meeting today. And Simon Bridges will need to explain what Jami-Lee Ross meant when he said that he had recorded a conversation where he was asked by Bridges to break the law.
Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, October 15th, 2018 - 107 comments
Duncan Garner has this morning revealed further leaked information from within National concerning Simon Bridges’ disastrous polling and indicating that he received a donation from a company with links to the Exclusive Brethren.
Written By: - Date published: 8:05 am, October 15th, 2018 - 40 comments
A new political party has emerged with what could be loosely described as a stunning website.
Written By: - Date published: 9:56 am, October 14th, 2018 - 91 comments
There has been some push back against the Government’s light rail proposal for Dominion Road from some unlikely sources. But they are concentrating on what is best for airport users, not what is best for the city as a whole.
Written By: - Date published: 9:11 am, October 13th, 2018 - 26 comments
After spending over a hundred thousand dollars on the inquiry into who leaked his travel information Simon Bridges now claims that he is no longer worried about who leaked his travel expense information.
Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, October 11th, 2018 - 37 comments
Trevor Mallard has shut down one possible conclusion of National’s leak inquiry by conducting his own inquiry into his office which has concluded that the leak of Bridges’ travel information did not come from there.
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, October 10th, 2018 - 125 comments
National has launched a series of public meetings to discuss a major issue. Not child poverty or climate change or how badly wrong Steven Joyce’s $11.5 billion hole claim was, but guns.
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, October 9th, 2018 - 80 comments
Remember the $11.5 billion hole that Stephen Joyce and National said Labour was going to leave the country with? Well the 2017/18 financial books have been completed and released and the Government’s surplus was $2.4 billion greater than forecast.
Written By: - Date published: 10:41 am, October 9th, 2018 - 62 comments
On the day that the IPCC has confirmed that the world is running out of time to do something to try and preserve what we have National and associated entities have complained that fuel prices are too high.
Written By: - Date published: 1:16 pm, October 8th, 2018 - 46 comments
The Government is consulting on changes to the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill to prevent further offshore drilling permits being issued. Locally the right are saying it will make things worse. And in the US of A the Trump administration has conceded that out of control climate change is inevitable.
Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, October 7th, 2018 - 29 comments
A Banksy piece has shredded itself shortly after being sold for a record price.
Written By: - Date published: 10:52 am, October 6th, 2018 - 123 comments
America has had an interesting week with Kavanaugh’s appointment to the Supreme Court all but confirmed, Donald Trump’s finances being the subject of an intensive review by the New York Times and Trump being filmed boarding Air Force One with a piece of toilet paper stuck to his shoe.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 5th, 2018 - 57 comments
The Taxpayers’ Union’s focus on Callaghan Innovation may be evidence of an ongoing civil war within the right’s ranks, rather than evidence of socialist largesse.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, October 4th, 2018 - 76 comments
Newshub has been leaked a copy of an email from Paula Bennett sent to National Party staffers advising that the inquiry into who leaked Simon Bridges’s travel expense information now includes them.
Written By: - Date published: 2:23 pm, October 3rd, 2018 - 45 comments
David Fisher in the Herald has reported that the Taxpayer’s Union has used numerous fictitious identities to make Official Information Act requests.
Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, October 2nd, 2018 - 107 comments
Jami-Lee Ross has announced he will be taking time out for personal health reasons.
Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, October 2nd, 2018 - 48 comments
While the local right have spent the last week nit picking at Jacinda Ardern something significant has happened internationally. Jacinda Ardern has emerged as the western leader who is the antithesis of Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, October 1st, 2018 - 106 comments
New Zealand First at its conference on the weekend passed a remit to calling for immigrants and refugees to “respect New Zealand values” which are founded on Christianity.
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, September 30th, 2018 - 63 comments
The Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing last week showed two extremes, one person describing a painful event in her past life and another person angrily denying that anything happened and claiming it was all about him.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, September 29th, 2018 - 37 comments
National has another potential copyright problem involving the use of music without permission.
Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, September 27th, 2018 - 229 comments
The Herald claims to have been leaked a draft copy of the report into Meka Whaitiri. And the indications are that it may have come from a National Party source.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, September 26th, 2018 - 102 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 - 68 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.