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Daily Review 21/03/2017

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 33 comments
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33 comments on “Daily Review 21/03/2017 ”

  1. james 1

    National still high in the polls way ahead of labour and the greens (and the pair of them combined).

    Little drops to 4th in the preferred PM poll.

    Another good poll for The Nats.

    http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2017/03/newshub-poll-jacinda-ardern-preferred-as-pm-over-andrew-little.html

    But Im guessing most here will prefer the latest RoyMorgan…

    • mickysavage 1.1

      Christ NZ is complicit in the killing of 21 civilians and all you can do is worry about the polls?

      Edit: 6 killed and 15 injured.

    • Cinny 1.2

      Based on the party vote figures, Parliament would be tied and Mr Peters would be needed to break the tie. We approached him about it, and he didn’t want to talk.

      “Your polls are absolute drivel,” was his response.

      Newshub.

      From your link James

      • james 1.2.1

        Yep – I read it.

        Winston never comments on which way he will lean post election.

    • Red Hand 1.3

      New Zealand ranks 8th for happiness 2014-2016 in latest World Happiness Report same as for 2013-2015. Despite a National led government.

      https://s3.amazonaws.com/sdsn-whr2017/HR17_3-20-17.pdf

      • monty 1.3.1

        Maybe because of a National government. The left have to look at themselves very hard to figure out what NZ voters want. Until they do so, the polls are not going to change. Labour seem to bark at every passing car rather than picking their fights. I think Labour are doing better under Cunnliffe and Goff, but still no where close to where they need to be. For instance, Labour are on the wrong side of the superannuation debate, a few million litres of water is not an issue, and on housing, maybe Labour should work and support RMA changes so land can be freed to reduce the cost of houses.

  2. Red Hand 2

    high profile banker and philanthropist David Rockefeller died Monday morning local time
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/20/business/david-rockefeller-dead-chase-manhattan-banker.html?_r=0

  3. Ad 3

    Martin McGuinness dies at 66, just a few weeks after resigning from parliament.
    From the IRA to peacemaker Deputy First Minister. A life in full commitment.

  4. NZJester 4

    I wonder how MP Todd Barclay will do at the next election for the seat in Clutha-Southland after refusing to co-operate with police investigating bugging claims in his office?
    He said at one point he would co-operate with police, but has since then apparently informed the police through his lawyer he will not be making a statement. How is that co-operating with police?
    As it is a safe National seat I doubt that he might loose it, but I bet the landslide victory he had last time will drop down to a slimmer margin.
    I do wonder though if the seat might end up in a by-election at some point in the future?

    • Gabby 4.1

      Wee Toddy Baccy will be fine. His backers know the best way to answer all questions put to you by the police is to refuse to talk to them.

  5. Whispering Kate 5

    I happened in on one of the Key interview’s tonight about his life after wrecking our country and I wasn’t taking too much notice. I did hear that he was going to accept the $50,000 odd a year he was going to receive for the rest of his life. He said comparing it with other democracies it wasn’t very much reward for the service he had done. He was saying other leaders had been given their own office and staff to handle their affairs after office. He also said he won’t get any protection detail like other ex leaders do. He said he would have to employ his own secretary/cum mojodomo to handle all his mail he keeps getting to reply and keep up with it all. Who puts up with this crap – do people actually think this guy is for real – he is a legend in his own mind.

    I couldn’t believe my ears, how huge is this man’s ego, needless to say I pushed the mute button and shut him up, it was enough to put me off the meal I was preparing.

    • weka 5.1

      It’s gobsmacking that he feels entitlement to money he doesn’t in any way need. I didn’t hear the quote, but RNZ framed it as him believing he deserved recompense.

    • Dv 5.2

      Don’t forget th 20$ Nat super at 65 too.

    • Potato 5.3

      Ironically, the same people who will say he deserves it, will be the same ones who have been telling others for years (without proof) that he gave his PM salary to charity

  6. Banjo 6

    There was an interesting interview with Lara Wharepapa-Bridger on Native Affairs tonight.

    It’s courageous of her to agree to be interviewed as the fallout from speaking out about Leitch, the way she was attacked online & incorrectly labelled as a drunk attention seeker by some people, must’ve have been very difficult to deal with.

    It’s a shame that a young woman couldn’t express herself in regards to what she experienced without having her character assassinated by some, & I’m glad that such a negative experience hasn’t silenced her.

    http://www.maoritelevision.com/news/regional/native-affairs–speaking-out

  7. Cynical jester 7

    Poll numbers are good. The RM and News hub. Labour has a leadership team polling at 18% together, compared to what we’ve had that’s a great result.

    • d 7.1

      Jacinda romping in on the prefetred pm stakes already as many predicted; time to talk about littles future yet or still too early???

    • James 7.2

      Oh god – now you are adding the preferred pm count together (still coming up well short) and saying that’s a great result.

      • I use, as a measure of Labour’s rising fortunes, the rate at which James posts his shallow criticisms of Andrew Little. The more often James squeals about Little, the better I feel about National’s impending loss and the Left’s assured win.
        Thank you, James 🙂

        • Cinny 7.2.1.1

          Agree with you there Robert.

          Didn’t see Paulas name on the preferred PM polls.

          But both the leader and deputy leader of Labour were 😀

        • james 7.2.1.2

          Its probably not the best measure – but hey, youre welcome.

  8. The Joker 8

    Hager’s book is not the reason Key resigned.

    It was about Key working with certain Asian diplomats to ruin people getting in the way of the ASEAN strategy – and the South China Sea. Ask a Powell…

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