web analytics

ImperatorFish: Hands off!

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, September 7th, 2014 - 19 comments
Categories: humour, labour - Tags:

Scott at Imperator Fish kindly lets us syndicate his posts. Original Here.

Nixon-AgnewSo where do we go from here? The polls are all bad for Labour, and the only good news story coming from the dirty politics fiasco is that someone finally managed to make a living from his blogging. Cameron Slater’s success story has given hope to a whole new generation of sociopaths.

Maybe the polls are wrong. Maybe they’ll bounce back before September 20. Who can understand the sheeple people of this country?

John Key has served up so many lies, half-truths and evasions over his party’s role in dirty politics, that if he’d been David Cunliffe John Armstrong would have demanded his immediate execution.

But the polls show that the general public don’t seem to care about things like honesty and integrity. It’s okay that John Key lies and uses underhanded tactics to remain in power, because he’s a good bloke. He’s the politician everyone wants to get a selfie with, or to have a beer with. Everyone wants to be part of the winning #TeamKey. They all want some of that John Key magic, and why not? It’s a great act! Key is a consummate performer, and the lies slip off his tongue with ease. Key and his office are up to their necks in dirty politics, but it’s all the left’s fault. The exposure of National’s filthy tactics has been the only real story in this election campaign, and the general public have reacted by punishing Labour. At least that’s what the polls seem to be saying.

Maybe the general public instinctively thought that if something bad was going on, it had to be all David Cunliffe’s fault.

I’m an optimist by nature, but it’s difficult to feel positive about Labour’s chances on September 20. So should Labour throw in the towel? Should we just go home and lick our wounds? Yes, we could do that. And then after the election is over we’ll tear ourselves to pieces over who within the party is to blame for the defeat, even though it’s ALL THE MEDIA’S FAULT!

Or do we fight?

When I think of the struggle ahead of Labour, I contemplate that inspirational battle speech from the film Braveheart:

William Wallace: I am William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my countrymen, here in defiance of tyranny. You’ve come to fight as free men… and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?

Veteran: Fight? Against that? No! We will run. And we will live.

William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live… at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willin’ to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they’ll never take… OUR FREEDOM!

It pays not to dwell on the fact that Wallace was eventually defeated, and was later captured and brutally killed by the English; while the man who spoke those powerful words in the film turned out to be a raging anti-Semite. Sometimes things don’t work out the way we planned them.

But let’s go on, and keep up the fight. These crooked Tories may take away my country, my hope, and even my self-respect, but there’s one thing they’ll never have.

Wait a minute. It seems they have taken my freedom too.

Okay, let me start that again.

These crooked Tories may take away my country, my hope, my self-respect, and my freedom, but there’s one thing they’ll never have. I’ll die a thousand deaths before I relinquish my collection of Dr Who DVD box sets to anyone.

Some lines must never be crossed.

19 comments on “ImperatorFish: Hands off!”

  1. Kiwiri 1

    I contemplate that inspirational battle speech from the film Braveheart

    And my contribution on this Sabbath, here are lyrics from a hymn to stir our hearts and minds to action:

    Dare to be a Daniel,
    Dare to stand alone!
    Dare to have a purpose firm!
    Dare to make it known.

    • aerobubble 1.1

      Two boats NZ. A race of the style over substance. The direction doesn’t matter as long as it looks active and efficient, while dairy effluent flows beneath.

  2. kenny 2

    Do you trust John Key?

    I don’t.

    Do you trust National?

    I don’t.

  3. John B 3

    Can’t you possibly see that sheeple people like me see a conspiracy of people with an interest in politics talking to each other, some from the left and some from the right. Give 8 GB of your emails to somebody, the theft of somebodies private stuff is not OK with sheeples.

    • Anne 3.1

      What about the private records belonging to the Labour Party that the Whale Creep and his creepy friends illegally uploaded and trawled through – including financial details of every member of the Labour Party?

      What about the theft of a hard drive and the subsequent uploading of the personal and financial details of a businessman who just happened to be in the way of Whale Creep’s creepy friends?

      What about the stalking, intimidation and destruction of innocent people simply because they were perceived by Whale Creep and his creepy friends to be enemies?

      The list goes on. But the sheeple, including one John B, behave like cowards and will never read the book “Dirty Politics” because they are living in a fantasy world of blindness and stupidity and can’t see that the dirt and filth goes right to the top. That is our very own Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, John Key.

      • John 3.1.1

        I am a happily married man with 7 children, 9 granchildren. We have fostered over 100 children through our home, my name is John Budge, I live in Paeroa. I work for a not for profit Trust, volunteer my time at least twice a week. My favourite is the “Boyz Can Cook” evening, held weekly, up to 20 “at risk” young men learning how to budget, cook a nutritious meal and socialise in a comfortable, peaceful setting, with not a second of indoctrination (unless you call a Karakia before a meal indoctrination). How about you ? “Friday Night Friendzy”, which I have been involved with for over 20 years would be next, then the annual “Daycamp” with up to 200 children and teenage helpers, now in its 21st year. “Standard” stuff, attack the messenger. I love reading, mainly novels, some autobiographies. What would you classify “Dirty Politics” as?

    • greywarbler 3.2

      John B – a jolly good song.

      So hoist up the John B’s sail
      See how the main sail sets
      Call for the Captain ashore
      Let me go home, let me go home
      I want to go home, yeah yeah
      Well I feel so broke up
      I want to go home

      So you have decided that private citizens finding out that politicians are carrying out illegal dirty tricks is very bad, what the politicians and blogger are conspiring is not bad, and that undermining our democracy is of no consequence.
      I feel so broke up. Come on sheeple get your priorities right.

  4. Corokia 4

    Of course Dr Who, we need him now! Doctor please come and rid us of this evil threat from the whale, the key and their machinations to destroy our democracy. Park the Tardis in the 9th floor of the Beehive and do your stuff!

    • greywarbler 4.1

      @ Corokia 4
      I see from Wikipedia that corokias have divaricating or zigzagging branches. Which way do yours point – left or right or down to the ground? Or perhaps yours have been pruned off – you don’t seem to have any mature direction for your thoughts. Perhaps you have got caught in the wire-netting. Don’t try for higher thought it may not be your thing. Stick to gardening, it’s a good accomplishment to achieve.

      Wikipedia – Corokia
      (divaricating) branches. In fact, Corokia cotoneaster is commonly known as wire-netting bush.

  5. b waghorn 5

    There s two ways us common folk can fight the barstards one is with our votes and the other is to keep niggling away at them on stuff the nbr and the herald

  6. fambo 6

    Might as well fight hard now as the Left will have to fight even harder if it loses.

  7. disturbed 7

    “The day after tomorrow”

    As the Scientist huddling in that North Hebrides weather station talking to the Washington US climate scientist as he told them to leave Scotland and head south as a polar freeze was coming’

    He said quietly;

    “sorry that time has come and gone Jack, I have a good old bottle of scotch”

    I sent an emergency call to all and sundry to seal the crime scene that very day when the news broke, and the opposition should have sent the police into the 9th floor straight away, we all know that was the sharp end time to strike lads & lass’s.

    I’m afraid that time has come and gone great Scot.

    If Key gets away with this he will be watched under a microscope like a laboratory specimen under a microscope.

    The country will now live under a cloud of suspicion from this time forward.

  8. AmaKiwi 8

    We are ahead and we are going to win.

    Why? Because we are proud and they are ashamed.

    The most ardent National supporters will go to the polls, but they won’t try to convince their friends to vote National. They cannot mention National without being confronted with the ugly, unanswerable questions: Slater/Collins/Key/Dirty Politics.

    We are proud. We are proud of Cunliffe. Goff was a competent politician, but three years ago the zip was missing. Shearer was an embarrassment. He was the LEAST experienced MP in the House and it showed. Cunliffe looks and sounds MORE Prime Ministerial than Key (who is defensive, spiteful).

    We are proud because of policies: NZ Power, doing something about 280,000 children in poverty, jobs, Green technology, cleaning up our rivers of filth. Even the MSM have blessed our home building policy as better than theirs. The Herald has approved our capital gains tax. English has NO new economic policies for the next term. “Bill, is this as good as it gets?” Bill replies, “Afraid so.” (Please add your policy favorites to my list.)

    They are ashamed and we are proud. That’s why we are going to win.

    The polls? Only people who OWN their home have land lines. As Kim Dotcom says, “My supporters don’t know what a land line is.” Nor do many poor people. In my work I see their files. They are brown, they are poor, and I predict they will turn out in record numbers and shock National, the MSM, and the pollsters.

    We are united. When I campaign for my party, I give a smile and shake their hand if they say they are going to vote Labour OR Green OR Internet Mana. In my mind, there are no MAJOR differences. (Surprisingly, no one yet has told me they intend to vote Maori.)

    We are ahead now. Do your part and in 2 weeks this can be the election that shocked NZ.

    We are going to win bigger than most can imagine.

  9. aerobubble 9

    Okay, so hypothetically. A mum helps out their adult son with some extra cash. The adult son is a Labour support so doesn’t have to do anything for it, so the myth goes. Well people aren’t so fickle, people need to be in gift giving relationships, and so reciprocate by doing the lawn. Telling them they aren’t worthy of the help, the gift relationship, aren’t worthy is just so sociopathic, but then most National myths are.

    Now obviously some don’t have money, and tell their kids they can only pay them half what they could, i.e. Key telling all the GFC means we all have to tighten our belts (yet then goes on to give 40% of the tax cut to the top 10). i.e. few mums cut their sons income to pay for a stripper.

    Yet that’s what the anti-social myths accomplish. The undermining of society that directly lowers wages and destroy resilience of communities. And funnily, its the state who withdrawals and then imposes these myths into the poorest communities.

    Pushing one man to take a gun into a WINZ office and kill two and maim another. Its economically toxic the perniousness of the neo-liberal view of society.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Milestones marked with 2,000+ new cops
    A milestone has been reached with the graduation of more than 2,000 new Police officers since the Coalition Government took office in October 2017. Police Minister Stuart Nash says the graduation today of Wing 335 marks a surge of 2,023 new officers, and coincides with some significant breakthroughs against organised ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 hours ago
  • Celebrating 20 years of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park
    Government Ministers today celebrated 20 years of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park/ Ko te Pataka kai o Tikapa Moana/ Te Moananui a Toi, and recognise there is much to celebrate and so much more to do to give nature a helping hand.   Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage said “New Zealanders care deeply about nature.I want to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • NZ economy in strong position to respond to coronavirus
    Prepared remarks on coronavirus by Finance Minister Grant Robertson to the Auckland Chamber of Commerce and Massey University. Good morning ladies and gentlemen, The topic of this speech is the Budget 2020 priorities. But, given the considerable interest that I imagine is in the room about COVID-19 coronavirus, I do ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    8 hours ago
  • Speech at opening of Nadi Women’s Crisis Centre
    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma. Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa. Ni sa bula vinaka. Namaste Thank you Shamima, Hon. Minister Vuniwaqa, community leaders and Women’s Crisis Centre staff for your warm welcome. It’s an honour and privilege to officially ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 hours ago
  • Govt acts on fuel market competition
    The Government has released a comprehensive response to ensuring New Zealanders get a fairer deal at the petrol pump. This follows the Commerce Commission fuel market study which found motorists were paying more than they should for petrol and includes: Fuel Market Bill drafting, to pass mid-year Industry consultation in ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    10 hours ago
  • Speech at Lautoka Mosque
    E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā iwi, e ngā rau rangatira ma Tēnā koutou katoa Ni sa bula vinaka As-salaam alaikum It is a privilege to be here today. Thank you for welcoming us to your house of prayer. Thank you for your warmth. Thank you for greeting ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Taupō Airport upgrade takes off
    Taupō Airport is to be upgraded and expanded through a $5.9 million Government funding boost, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has announced. “Taupō Airport is the gateway to the Central North Island. It is essential for both keeping local people and businesses connected, but also to bring more people ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    11 hours ago
  • Place-based assessment confirmed for Rotorua
    The Minister of Housing Megan Woods has confirmed the Government is working with Rotorua Lakes District Council and Te Arawa for the second place-based assessment to better understand the housing and urban issues affecting the city. “Every New Zealander has a right to a warm, safe and secure place to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • More houses opened for New Zealanders
    19 new community homes (in addition to 14 opened in December) delivered in Takanini, Auckland 500 people housed by CORT Housing Trust by end of March 2,290 new public housing homes delivered in Auckland (November 2017 – December 2019). Another nineteen new public housing homes are being delivered in Auckland, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    12 hours ago
  • New Zealand and India to strengthen ties
    Foreign Minister Winston Peters and Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker met today with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to discuss ways to strengthen ties between New Zealand and India.   “India is a priority relationship for New Zealand. We share common democratic traditions, growing two-way trade, extensive people-to-people links, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    14 hours ago
  • The Indo-Pacific: from principles to partnerships
    Speech to the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA) Delhi, India Wednesday 26 February 2020 [CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY] The Indo-Pacific: from principles to partnerships Distinguished guests, good afternoon and thank you for your invitation.  It is good to be here at a time where New Zealand needs less of an introduction than ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • Speech to University of the South Pacific students
    Tihei mauri ora Te Whare e tu nei Te Papa e takoto Tēnā korua  No reira tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa Ni sa bula Vinaka It is a real pleasure to be here today, and to have the honour of addressing you all. If you’ll indulge me I’m ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Proposed new measures to improve Aotearoa’s air quality
      Improved air quality to support better health and environmental wellbeing is the focus of proposed amendments to air quality regulations, says the Associate Minister for the Environment, Hon Nanaia Mahuta.  “Although our air quality is good in most places, during winter certain places have spikes in air pollution, mainly from ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Water investment in Raukokore
    The remote eastern Bay of Plenty community of Raukokere will receive a Provincial Growth Fund (PGF) investment of $10.6 million for a water storage facility, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. “This is great news for the rural community. The landowner, Te Whānau a Maruhaeremuri Hapū Trust, will use ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Lake Ōkaro lakebed transferred to Te Arawa as final piece of Settlement Act
    The Lake Ōkaro lakebed has transferred to Te Arawa Lakes Trust, Minister for Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti Kelvin Davis announced today. Kelvin Davis joined Te Arawa at Te Papaiōuru Marae in Rotorua to celebrate the reinstatement of Te Arawa Lakes Trust as a key decision maker over the bed ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Better protection against late payments
    New legislation is being proposed which aims to reduce the stress and financial hardship caused by late payments to small businesses. The Minister for Small Business Stuart Nash is considering stricter rules around payment practices between businesses. “Late payments from large organisations to smaller suppliers can be crippling for these ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Police partnership programme with Fiji launched
    A new partnership programme between the New Zealand Police and Fiji Police will focus on combatting transnational organised crime and enhancing investigative skills, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced on the first day of her visit to Fiji. The programme will see: ·       New Zealand Institute of Environmental Science and Research ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Joint statement from Prime Minister Ardern and Prime Minister Bainimarama
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama met today in Suva, and renewed their commitment to continue to strengthen Fiji-New Zealand relations on a foundation of shared values and equal partnership. The Prime Ministers acknowledged the kinship between Fijians and New Zealanders, one that has endured over ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • $19.9 million from PGF for Kawerau
    A $19.9 million investment from the Provincial Growth Fund will help develop essential infrastructure for an industrial hub in the Bay of Plenty town of Kawerau, Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says. “The funding will go to three projects to further develop the Putauaki Trust Industrial Hub, an industrial ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • PGF funds Mahia roading package
    The Provincial Growth Fund is investing $8.3 million on a roading package for Mahia that will lead to greater and wider economic benefits for the region and beyond, Under Secretary for Regional Economic Development Fletcher Tabuteau announced at an event in Mahia today. The $8.3 million announced consists of: $7 ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • 18,400 children lifted out of poverty
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has welcomed new reporting showing the Coalition Government is on track to meet its child poverty targets, with 18,400 children lifted out of poverty as a result of the Families Package.   Stats NZ has released the first set of comprehensive child poverty statistics since the Government ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • 20,000 more Kiwi kids on bikes
    Associate Minister of Transport Julie Anne Genter today announced that Bikes in Schools facilities have been rolled out to 20,000 more kiwi kids under this Government. She made the announcement at the opening of a new bike track at Henderson North School in Auckland. “Bikes in Schools facilities give kids ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Benefit settings rise in line with wages as of 1 April
    Benefit settings rise in line with wages as of 1 April   Main benefits will increase by over 3 percent, instead of 1.66 percent, on 1 April with the Government’s decision to annually adjust benefit rates to increases in the average wage. The Minister for Social Development, Carmel Sepuloni, said ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Foreign and Trade Ministers to lead business delegation to India
    Strengthening New Zealand’s political and business ties with India will be the focus of Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters’ and Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker’s visit to India this week. The Ministers are co-leading a high level business delegation to India to support increased people and economic engagement ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Minister champions more Pacific in STEM – Toloa Awards
    The Minister for Pacific Peoples, Aupito William Sio continues to champion for greater Pacific participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers with the announcement of the Toloa Awards, with 8 recipients of the Toloa Community Fund and 13 Toloa Tertiary Scholarships. “The Toloa Programme encourages more Pacific peoples ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Submission period for whitebait consultation extended
    Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage has extended the date for people to have their say on proposed changes to improve management of whitebait across New Zealand.   Submissions were due to close on 2 March 2020 but will now remain open until 9am on Monday 16 March 2020.   “I have ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • New international protection for frequent fliers
    The endangered toroa/Antipodean albatross has new international protection for its 100,000km annual migration, thanks to collaborative efforts led by New Zealand, Australia and Chile.   Today, 130 countries agreed to strictly protect Antipodean albatross at the Conference of Parties on the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government to regulate vaping
      No sales to under-18-year-olds No advertising and sponsorship of vaping products and e-cigarettes No vaping or smokeless tobacco in smokefree areas Regulates vaping product safety comprehensively, - including devices, flavours and ingredients Ensure vaping products are available for those who want to quit smoking   Vaping regulation that balances ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Justice Minister represents New Zealand at Berlin nuclear disarmament summit
    Justice Minister Andrew Little will travel to Berlin tomorrow to represent New Zealand at a high-level summit on nuclear disarmament. This year, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) celebrates 50 years since it entered into force. “New Zealand’s proud record and leadership on nuclear disarmament is unwavering, so it’s important we are present ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Prime Minister to visit Fiji and Australia
    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit two of New Zealand’s most important Pacific partners, Fiji and Australia, next week. The visit to Fiji will be the first by a New Zealand Prime Minister in four years and comes during the 50th anniversary of Fijian independence and diplomatic relations between our ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Next steps in Criminal Cases Review Commission announced
    Justice Minister Andrew Little and New Zealand First MP Darroch Ball, have today announced the appointment of the Chief Commissioner of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC), the location, and the membership of the Establishment Advisory Group. Colin Carruthers QC has been appointed Chief Commissioner of the CCRC for an ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Horticultural Ahuwhenua Trophy finalists announced
    Māori Development Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Agriculture Minister Hon Damien O’Connor co-announced the first horticultural finalists for the Ahuwhenua Trophy celebrating excellence in the Māori agricultural sector.  The three finalists are Ngai Tukairangi Trust from Mt Maunganui, Otama Marere Trust from Tauranga, and Hineora Orchard Te Kaha 15B Ahuwhenua ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New support for students with dyslexia
    A new kete of resources to strengthen support for students with dyslexia will provide extra tools for the new Learning Support Coordinators (LSCs) as they start in schools, Associate Education Minister Tracey Martin announced today. The Minister launched the kete in Wellington this morning, at the first of three induction ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Rental reforms progress to select committee stage
    The Government continues to make progress on a fairer and more secure rental market for renters and landlords with the First Reading of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill and its referral to the Social Services and Community Select Committee.  “Now is the opportunity for landlords, tenants and others who want ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Papua New Guinea Prime Minister to visit New Zealand
    Papua New Guinea’s Prime Minister Hon James Marape will visit New Zealand from 21-25 February, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today. “New Zealand and Papua New Guinea have a warm and friendly relationship. I look forward to welcoming Prime Minister Marape here and strengthening the relationship between our two countries,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Free school lunches served up to thousands
    Thousands of children have begun receiving a free lunch on every day of the school week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said. The Government’s free and healthy school lunch programme is under way for 7,000 students at 31 schools in Hawke’s Bay / Tairāwhiti and Bay of Plenty / Waiariki, extending ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Social Wellbeing Agency replaces Social Investment Agency with new approach
    The Minister for Social Development Carmel Sepuloni today announced a new approach that continues to broaden the Government’s social sector focus from a narrow, investment approach to one centred on people and wellbeing. Minister Sepuloni said redefining the previous approach to social investment by combining science, data and lived experience ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • Government to strengthen protections for whistleblowers
    The Government is strengthening the Protected Disclosures Act to provide better protection for whistle blowers, Minister of State Services Chris Hipkins said today. “The Protected Disclosures Act is meant to encourage people to speak up about serious wrongdoing in the workplace and protect them from losing their jobs or being ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • PM speech at Parliamentary Chinese New Year celebration 2020
    Nǐn hǎo (Hello in Mandarin). Xīn Nián Kuài Lè (Happy New Year in Mandarin) Néi Hóu (Hello in Cantonese). Sun Nin Fai Lok (Happy New Year in Cantonese) Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa. Thank you for your invitation to attend this celebration today. I would like to acknowledge ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago
  • IPANZ Annual Address
    Kia ora. Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Nau mai haere mai ki te Whare Pāremata. E ngā mana whenua ki tēnei rohe Taranaki Whānui, Te Upoko o Te Ika, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Ngāti Raukawa – kei te mihi, kei te mihi, kei te mihi. E ngā mana, e ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 week ago