Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, January 23rd, 2018 - 5 comments
The ideal occurrences this year at Waitangi would be …
Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, January 23rd, 2018 - 29 comments
Jacinda Ardern has announced that she will spend five days at Waitangi leading up to Waitangi day to make full use of the time when people are gathered there to meet together as a government that wants to form open transparent relationships.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, January 21st, 2018 - 50 comments
Despite controlling all three branches of the Government the Republicans have failed to get a funding bill passed and the US Government is facing shut down.
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, January 19th, 2018 - 124 comments
Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is expecting her first child.
Written By: - Date published: 10:56 am, January 16th, 2018 - 67 comments
The language is the life force of the mana Māori. Which is why the Government and the Opposition should pledge support to ensure it survives and thrives.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, January 14th, 2018 - 64 comments
We may think that we now live in more enlightened times where the scourge of racism is finally being dealt to and is no longer considered acceptable but recent events in Australia and the United States suggests that this is not the case.
Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, January 13th, 2018 - 89 comments
Caring and heartless.
Written By: - Date published: 8:21 am, January 11th, 2018 - 210 comments
National has announced a publicity campaign not about climate change or child poverty or our failing health systems or the housing crisis or anything else but about roads.
Written By: - Date published: 12:06 pm, January 9th, 2018 - 20 comments
A little on the (predictable) fallout from Emily Thornberry’s BBC Radio 4 interview.
Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, January 4th, 2018 - 184 comments
Over the past 24 hours Trump has threatened war by comparing button sizes with Kim Jon Un and Steve Bannon has described Trump Campaign’s 2016 meeting with a group of Russians in Trump Tower as “treasonous” and “unpatriotic”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:58 am, January 1st, 2018 - 181 comments
The New York Times has broken a astory suggesting that Australian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Downer informed the FBI that the Trump camp knew about the Russian hacking of Hillary Clinton’s emails four months before the 2016 Presidential election.
Written By: - Date published: 9:19 am, December 26th, 2017 - 111 comments
An accidental tweet from a Government account has led the right to claim the existence of all sorts of conspiracies.
Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, December 23rd, 2017 - 20 comments
Doofus of the week Christmas edition is awarded to Jordan Williams for criticising Jacinda Ardern for entering into the spirit of Christmas through #nzsecretsanta and for comparing socialism to Father Christmas.
Written By: - Date published: 11:50 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 78 comments
Apparently the government’s fees-free policy will “soak up staff out of McDonald’s”. Education instead of McJobs – Oh Noez!
Written By: - Date published: 10:36 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 29 comments
Denis Tegg has been responsible for showing that the previous Government stonewalled and hid a report prepared by the Ministry for the Environment which warned local bodies of the threats posed by sea level rises caused by climate change.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, December 22nd, 2017 - 250 comments
The United Nations has responded to Donald Trump’s threat to cut aid funding if it voted to condemn America’s decision to recognise Jerisalem as Israel’s capital by overwhelmingly support the decision.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 19th, 2017 - 78 comments
Left and right are used to predicting the accelerated decline of America, but are we now seeing it before our eyes and in our lifetimes?
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, December 17th, 2017 - 47 comments
The Herald’s weekend political comment includes detailed analysis of the Colmar Brunton poll, now a week old, but ignored the details of the mini budget.
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, December 16th, 2017 - 67 comments
Jami Lee-Ross wins the award this week for trying to hold up the passage of a law designed to make sure kids get enough to eat just so he could eat his lunch and then throwing the most amazing of temper tantrums when he did not get his way.
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, December 15th, 2017 - 33 comments
Spoiler alert: We need to do better.
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, December 15th, 2017 - 114 comments
Media response to the new Government’s mini budget has been overwhelmingly positive.