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What should happen at Waitangi

Written By: - Date published: 12:15 pm, January 23rd, 2018 - 5 comments

The ideal occurrences this year at Waitangi would be …

Jacinda to attend Waitangi day ceremony at Waitangi

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.

Obstructionist losers

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.

Why President Trump should be opposed by the left

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, January 20th, 2018 - 51 comments

Ten reasons why Donald Trump is anti worker and bad for America’s working class.

Congratulations Jacinda Ardern

Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, January 19th, 2018 - 124 comments

Jacinda Ardern has announced that she is expecting her first child.

Can This Government Regain Power on Its Policies?

Written By: - Date published: 11:46 am, January 17th, 2018 - 82 comments

The sixth Labour led Government has made a good start to its term. But what policy results will New Zealand have to vote for and campaign on in 2020?

Ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori

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.

Racist dog whistling

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.

Two Faced Liberalism.

Written By: - Date published: 3:31 pm, January 13th, 2018 - 89 comments

Caring and heartless.

Climate Change and the New Zealand Defence Forces

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 12th, 2018 - 74 comments

It’s always bugged me that our military forces are under-used in New Zealand. It’s time we invited them to protect us from climate change.

Won’t somebody please think about the RONs?

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.

What will 2018 hold for Labour?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 10th, 2018 - 201 comments

What does Labour do this year to make sure this Government is a success and its achievements something that progressives can be proud of?

Hatchets and Knives.

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.

UK Intelligence

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, January 7th, 2018 - 42 comments

From the Opposition Labour Party, a rare instance of common sense and intelligence on display with regards foreign relations.

Duck and cover

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”.

What will 2018 bring for National?

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 4th, 2018 - 179 comments

What are National’s prospects this year?  Will Bill English survive as leader?  Will there be resignations and a clean out of the front bench?  Stay tuned …

What will 2018 bring for Donald Trump?

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.

Man of the year and global leader of the year

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 30th, 2017 - 50 comments

Why Donald Trump should be considered to be man of the year and why the left should be thinking about why he is succeeding.

The right loses its shit after a public servant accidentally tweets from the wrong account

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.

Doofus of the week – Christmas edition

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.

Another fine example of Bill English’s aspiration for young Kiwis

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!

Teggtalk: Trump-Like Climate Science Meddling by NZ Ministers

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.

The United Nations gives Trump the middle finger

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.

National brings its B game to social media

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 20th, 2017 - 52 comments

A couple of recent examples suggests that National’s social media game is well below standard.  And Judith Collins is no longer the Parliamentary Queen of twitter.

The future of the USA

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?

The Herald is obsessed with the latest Colmar Brunton poll

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.

Doofus of the week – Jami Lee-Ross

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.

James Shaw: a stocktake on climate change action in Aotearoa – livestream announcement 11am

Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, December 15th, 2017 - 33 comments

Spoiler alert: We need to do better.

Media response to Labour’s budget

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.

The Minister of Finance’s Mini-Budget

Written By: - Date published: 8:59 am, December 14th, 2017 - 87 comments

Big day today as Labour’s mini budget is announced.

The Alabama senate race

Written By: - Date published: 2:44 pm, December 13th, 2017 - 45 comments

The Alabama Senate election results are starting to feed through with Democrat Doug Jones slightly ahead of Republican Roy Moore in the Republican stronghold after very early results.

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