Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, January 20th, 2017 - 21 comments
It has been 6 months since the announcement that New Zealand would be predator free by 2050. But is sounds like nothing concrete has happened yet.
Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, January 14th, 2017 - 53 comments
Bill English has co-opted the old term “social investment” to replace another old term “targeted welfare”. Simon Wilson (writing at The Spinoff) has bought into the spin and written a deeply confused piece about it.
Written By: - Date published: 12:44 pm, January 13th, 2017 - 58 comments
English – “One of New Zealand’s benefits is because we’re a long way away and fairly small we don’t attract too much attention.” Nice contrast to the usual Nat hysterical style. I guess there’s no need for all that domestic spying apparatus then?
Written By: - Date published: 10:30 am, January 12th, 2017 - 176 comments
Buzzfeed’s release of the Dossier suggesting that Russia has considerable leverage over Donald Trump has caused ructions the effects of which will be felt for months.
Written By: - Date published: 10:39 am, January 11th, 2017 - 113 comments
The Taxpayer’s Union has shown a concerning inability to comprehend in its criticism of MFAT for supporting an aid initiative to address malnutrition in Africa.
Written By: - Date published: 8:57 am, January 11th, 2017 - 44 comments
I/S at No Right turn writes on Revenue Minister Collins’ denial of obvious tax avoidance.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, January 8th, 2017 - 222 comments
In the space of a day Wikileaks managed to complain about another entity leaking information, threaten to dox pretty well every reporter, delete the tweet and then sound like Donald Trump.
Written By: - Date published: 10:43 am, January 7th, 2017 - 51 comments
St Johns is one of the first organisations to use new Industrial powers brought in by the Government and is attempting to refuse to negotiate with First Union and is docking workers pay for wearing a campaign t-shirt.
Written By: - Date published: 11:07 am, January 6th, 2017 - 29 comments
In Australia the Turnbull Government is implementing a policy that will demand in 12 months at least 200,000 Australians repay benefits they were entitled to because of faulty data mapping.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 369 comments
In strange news Kim Dotcom is talking about resurrecting the Internet Party and claims have been made that a New Zealand journalist is seeking asylum in Russia. Update: I am satisfied the application is for real.
Written By: - Date published: 1:49 pm, December 28th, 2016 - 126 comments
Israeli Prime Mininster Benjamin Netanyahu told Murray McCully that New Zealand supporting the rights of Palestinians in the homeland areas would be regarded as a declaration of war.
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, December 26th, 2016 - 72 comments
Donald Trump’s success in the recent Presidential Election may have had a lot to do with very judicious use of targeted Facebook advertising and the proliferation of fake news stories.
Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, December 23rd, 2016 - 26 comments
President Donald Trump reckons that the US must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability to make the world come to its senses regarding nukes.
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.
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?
Written By: - Date published: 9:17 am, December 5th, 2016 - 26 comments
An analysis of things that John Key said about the Mt Roskill shows a series of contradictory positions were taken at various times of the campaign.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, December 1st, 2016 - 127 comments
National is readying itself for the next election by getting rid of some MPs. And Nick Leggett has finally disclosed his true political colours.
Written By: - Date published: 8:38 am, November 29th, 2016 - 100 comments
US President elect Donald Trump has expressed support for a widespread investigation of America’s electoral system
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, November 27th, 2016 - 24 comments
Lisa Owen interviewed Key on The Nation yesterday. As usual Key spent half his time denying facts and figures – in this case from Treasury and from his own government sources.
Written By: - Date published: 8:44 am, November 26th, 2016 - 47 comments
One News has reported on the strange case where a local Mt Roskill resident was threatened by someone describing themselves as Parmjeet Parmar’s right hand man, had a horse shoe thrown at him, complained to the police, but was subsequently told that the horse shoe had been destroyed.
Written By: - Date published: 9:49 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 48 comments
As National’s Mt Roskill by election campaign starts to implode John Key’s absence is becoming very noticeable.