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Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, February 15th, 2017 - 20 comments

Who can even keep up with it all?

Smartest guy in the room

Written By: - Date published: 1:43 pm, February 4th, 2017 - 93 comments

The Government signed a deal with Peter Thiel that socialised the losses and allowed him to privatise the gains of the joint venture fund that the parties entered into.

More Multi-millionaires than ever!

Written By: - Date published: 11:59 am, January 16th, 2017 - 98 comments

In this glorious  ‘go ahead’, ‘get ahead’ land of opportunity…

Steven Joyce rewrites history

Written By: - Date published: 8:53 am, December 20th, 2016 - 62 comments

Steven Joyce believes that doing something is the same as not doing something.

The great Cabinet reshuffle

Written By: - Date published: 3:12 pm, December 18th, 2016 - 94 comments

Bill English has announced his cabinet reshuffle.

Nats continue to have a quid each way on tax cuts

Written By: - Date published: 11:39 am, December 11th, 2016 - 15 comments

Tax cuts – the Nats are continuing to rule them both in and out for the election. Incoherence or deliberate strategy? Either way – Key got away with this kind of bullshit for 8 long years – are we going to let it continue?

Who will be the next National leader?

Written By: - Date published: 3:15 pm, December 5th, 2016 - 119 comments

Following the shock resignation of John Key as Prime Minister the question will be asked. Who will the next leader of the National Party be?

The media double standard

Written By: - Date published: 9:15 am, November 9th, 2016 - 126 comments

Andrea Vance has attacked Labour’s Ready to Work policy and claimed that the policy does not add up, despite being told how the figures had been arrived at.

HoliPay fiasco – 1 in 3 workers robbed

Written By: - Date published: 6:51 am, September 26th, 2016 - 48 comments

Do you work irregular shifts (even only occasionally)?  Overtime?  Sometimes on Public Holidays?

Then you’re probably part of the 1 in 3 workers owed more than $2 billion lost thru incorrect calculations of holiday pay.

Thanks Steven Joyce.

Nats on HNZ dividend – Yes! No! Maybe!

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 12th, 2016 - 62 comments

That’s three positions in 2 days. Stay tuned to see what these headless chooks come up with tomorrow!

A tale of two housing policies – Steven Joyce writing National’s on Twitter

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, July 11th, 2016 - 105 comments

In some kind of panic over Labour’s housing policy package, Steven Joyce was writing Nat policy on Twitter yesterday. The promise to forego 2 years of HNZ dividend appears to have been made up on the fly.

The Sky City ghost jobs

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, June 8th, 2016 - 63 comments

Radio New Zealand has reported that the promised jobs relating to the construction of the Convention Centre are appearing. But in Thailand, not New Zealand.  Updated with comment on the terms of the supplemental agreement.

Auckland’s housing crisis is just like Christchurch’s except …

Written By: - Date published: 8:20 am, May 29th, 2016 - 38 comments

Steven Joyce has claimed that Auckland’s housing crisis is like Christchurch’s.  Has Auckland recently had two disastrous earthquakes?

One of these things is not like the others XIII

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, April 9th, 2016 - 31 comments

One of these things is not like the other, one of these things is not quite the same.
Can you guess which one is not like the other, can you tell me before I finish the game?

RIP NZ satire

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, February 18th, 2016 - 49 comments

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Leave Josie Butler alone

Written By: - Date published: 3:56 pm, February 10th, 2016 - 83 comments

Stuff is asking the employer of Josie Butler, thrower of the fake sex toy at Steven Joyce, if it will take disciplinary action against her for protest activity taken while she was not at work.

Nats split on rail link?

Written By: - Date published: 3:59 pm, January 28th, 2016 - 30 comments

Key and Joyce at loggerheads on funding the City Rail Link?

National’s vision for New Zealand’s future

Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, January 12th, 2016 - 94 comments

Stephen Joyce has had published an opinion piece in this morning’s Herald which extolls the virtue of free trade and ignores the pitfalls.  Such as those shown this week when TransCanada sued the US Government for rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline contract.

#Sheepgate – but wait there’s more

Written By: - Date published: 9:39 am, December 4th, 2015 - 28 comments

At the same time that there is an Auditor General’s investigation into the appropriateness of the Government spend on the sheep farm in the middle of a Saudi desert the Government has announced a further spend of $2.6 million on a kit set abattoir.  And the resumption of live exports by ship may be in the pipeline.

Jarrod Gilbert 1 – Windmills 0

Written By: - Date published: 7:09 am, November 29th, 2015 - 21 comments

About time the Police got around to becoming a “very evidence based” service. Building great relationships with academia is a sensible way to start.

Nats positioning for 2017

Written By: - Date published: 8:15 am, November 28th, 2015 - 48 comments

Nothing Matthew Hooton says can be taken at face value, but perhaps there are rumblings within National about 2017.

Useless on unemployment

Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, November 6th, 2015 - 73 comments

“Less debt more jobs” says National’s billboard. Instead we good the opposite. With extra helpings of icing on this Cake of Fail.

Wallowing in extravagance

Written By: - Date published: 10:22 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 16 comments

“Wallowing in extravagance” is how Labour described the latest news of extreme spending from Steven Joyce’s MBIE.

From out of the Shadows

Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, September 28th, 2015 - 20 comments

Goff has attempted to throw a fire-cracker into the notion of the National Party leadership and caucus being one big happy family. Is this the Labour Party’s way of sowing seeds of discontent without tainting the image of their leader? It is NOT Dirty Politics by any normal understanding of that term as captured in the book of the same name. Is this Goff’s role now? To box from the shadows?

The cost of Joyce’s vanity

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, August 25th, 2015 - 21 comments

Another entry in the ongoing story of Steven Joyce’s ego-ministry – $600K for a web site.

Hosking, Henry and Media Bias

Written By: - Date published: 8:35 am, August 18th, 2015 - 187 comments

Yesterday a debate that has occurred on the Standard about how main stream media has a right wing bias became mainstream when Winston Peters accused Mike Hosking of being a National Party Stooge.  An online poll provided overwhelming support for his statement.  And recently Steven Joyce attacked Rod Oram because his analytical thoughtful analysis critical of the Government displayed evidence of left wing bias.

Labour is the party of economic competence

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 am, August 17th, 2015 - 146 comments

The old myth that National are good managers of the economy should now be well dead and buried. For a recent case study see Robertson vs Joyce on dairy prices…

National’s terrible deal making

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, August 9th, 2015 - 114 comments

A brief analysis of a number of deals that National has negotiated suggests that its reputation as a supposedly tough dealmaker is misplaced.

One tough issue

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, July 15th, 2015 - 301 comments

Although the issue, the unfettered flow of overseas money into Auckland’s housing market, is important Labour’s current handling of this issue is not optimal and needs to be reconsidered.

Parnell Ponzi; When are National going to Act on Housing?

Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, July 15th, 2015 - 176 comments

National need to act now to end the housing crisis. The market has failed and doing nothing is going to blight the future of Kiwis. The answer is easy. End speculation, build houses. But do National have the guts to do the right thing?

Sky City redux – the house still wins

Written By: - Date published: 8:25 am, May 27th, 2015 - 101 comments

Sky City has managed to persuade the Government to allow it to build a cheaper building while retaining the same valuable gambling regulatory concessions.  Update: and the Government appears to have made further contractual concessions to Sky City.

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