web analytics

Peters: Northland wants an explanation

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 26th, 2015 - 35 comments
Categories: by-election, national, winston peters - Tags: ,

Winston Peters is heading down to the wire. Too little, too late for National – Winston Peters

It’s too little too late for Prime Minister John Key when it comes to saving his party’s seat in Northland, by-election front-runner Winston Peters says.

After cutting short his trip to South Korea and Japan, Key arrives in Northland on Thursday to try and encourage National voters to head to the polling booths on Saturday, in a last-ditch attempt to keep the seat.

But Peters says that over the next 48 hours the only thing National voters want from Key is an explanation for why they’re having a by-election in the first place.

Will Key have an answer for Northland? Once again he is cutting short state business for the purposes of party campaigning. John Key heads to Northland

John Key is bound for Northland where he will be campaigning alongside candidate Mark Osborne, two days out from the Northland byelection.

Even John Armstrong reckons that the “Key magic” will not be enough this time.

Winston Peters seems to be maintaining a punishing schedule. Despite being busy in Northland, he has still had time to introduce a Bill in Parliament. Removing Paedophile Name Suppression

New Zealand First will introduce a Bill in Parliament to remove name suppression from paedophiles where the victim/victims have not requested it, or are asking for it to be removed, Leader and candidate for the Northland by-election Rt Hon Winston Peters announced in Paihia today.

“There have been so many cases of sexual violence in New Zealand where the offender hides behind a cloak of secrecy imposed on the basis that secrecy protects the victim.

“In cases where the victim wants exposure of the crime and not secrecy, the sub-judice rule, name suppression and the legal cone of silence will be removed.

It would be good to see the issue debated in Parliament if the Bill is drawn.

35 comments on “Peters: Northland wants an explanation ”

  1. mickysavage 1

    Phil Twyford in the house yesterday raised questions about the reasons for Sabin’s resignation but was shut down …

    • Skinny 1.2

      Umn I think Twyford should stick to Housing and Transport, the later where he has under performed the former sell out underperformer Shane Jones. No medal for jumping on Peters thunder.

      • whateva next? 1.2.1

        Twyford did well considering the machine that has swung into action to cover National’s corruption, a major part of which is the speaker of the house. Talk about bringing the house into disrepute, shame on him.

      • Treetop 1.2.2

        On the issue of housing, yesterday or the day before English gave the number of 600 state homes being sold in the last 12 months.

        Twyford needs to ask
        Who the state houses have been sold to?
        What has happened to the money?
        How many new state homes have been built in the last 12 months?

        Winston will have a say on state housing in Northland.

      • tc 1.2.3

        Twyford is way overated and the left is better served without another centrist ‘do the bare minimum’ effort.

        Phil needs to prove he deserves those areas where NACT are very vulnerable.

        • Skinny 1.2.3.1

          What annoyed me tc is hearing Phil jumping on Peters bandwagon over Sabin. Where was he as Labour’s transport spokesperson on the Auckland port and Marden point and the Northland line. He was deliberately silent letting Goff make
          a career changing pitch. Of course Goff usef the occasion for me myself and I grand standing and forgot about mentioning Northland altogether.

          • tc 1.2.3.1.1

            Good points skinny, it’s been quite disgusting to watch the likes of Goff and Twyford look after team Phil.

            They along with Mallard, King, Cosgrove and Nash are a gift for NACT when everyone in opposition should be kicking the shit out of team shonkey the beltway troughers show what’s wrong with Labour currently.

            Unlike NACT there’s no swags of cash to shuffle them off so good luck with that Andrew.

  2. felix 2

    Is the “Key Magic” rubbing off on Osborne?

    Or is Key getting badly tainted by hanging around with a loser in a by-election he can’t/won’t explain while others are talking about removing name suppression from pedophiles?

  3. Colonial Rawshark 3

    I wonder how sympathetically Key’s South Korean hosts view his electoral pickle.

    • ghostwhowalksnz 3.1

      Are you serious ?. Its not even on their radar, Key himself is just a blip on their radar, his ups and downs wouldnt give a donkeys!
      Its another grip and grin for the cameras, mostly NZ media too.

      The funding scandal over Lydia Ko would make more sense to them, but that wouldnt be raised out of politeness

  4. ghostwhowalksnz 4

    When does Northland get an explanation for why they have a toll road leading to Northland and Waikato does not?

    Maybe because it is in fact a holiday highway for Aucklanders

  5. toad 5

    Today at 2:15pm in Auckland High Court: “M” v NEW ZEALAND POLICE Appeal against refusal to grant Name Suppression

    http://www.courtsofnz.govt.nz/business/calendar/daily-lists/4-National%20Court%20List%20-%20Thursday%20-%2026%2003%202015.pdf

    • repateet 5.1

      Gotta laugh!!!
      Duty Judge: THE HON. JUSTICE PETERS

    • mickysavage 5.2

      Hmmm I believe the lawyer of the applicant may be this guy from Thomson Wilson who are based in Whangarei (https://thomsonwilson.co.nz/Peter-Magee-Partner)

      And the number is not an Auckland High Court number. Best I not say any more just in case.

      • veutoviper 5.2.1

        Saved me checking that out, MS. Justice Asher also covers the Whangarei High Court, apparently – see the Whangarei HC listing at the end of the daily list.

        You already know this, but others here may not.
        Matthew Hooton has tweeted today that his NBR column tomorrow “… is about the reasons for Mike Sabin’s resignation and why Winston Peters hasn’t gone public about it”. Uuummmm

        https://twitter.com/MatthewHootonNZ/status/580878210969153536

        • Murray Rawshark 5.2.1.1

          You are blocked from following @MatthewHootonNZ and viewing @MatthewHootonNZ’s Tweets. Learn more

          Hahaha.

          • Colonial Rawshark 5.2.1.1.1

            Seems like you are doing something right in life…

          • veutoviper 5.2.1.1.2

            The benefits of actually not belonging to Twitter! I have never signed up to Twitter but can read most Twitter feeds except those available only to approved followers. So, as I cannot follow any accounts; I cannot be blocked!

            I just bookmark those accounts I like reading or find useful in my Twitter bookmark folder, and then check them out by clicking the bookmark listing ….

      • ghostwhowalksnz 5.2.2

        Justice Asher had another Whangarei High Court matter at 9am

      • Rosie 5.2.3

        Are press allowed to be present in court when an appeal against name suppression is lodged (lodged, is that the right word?) and are they allowed to report on it, or only if name suppression is in fact lifted?

        I’m hoping that’s a safe enough question!

        • Murray Rawshark 5.2.3.1

          As far as I know, they’re allowed to be there as long as they don’t say anything about it while the suppression order holds. On February 18 there was a TV One news car at the Whangarei District Court.

    • Murray Rawshark 5.3

      This page does not seem to exist…

      Seems that NAct spinners have been at work. Did you get a screenshot?

  6. Treetop 6

    Northland wants an explanation.

    Northlanders want an explanation about a lot of things.

  7. mickysavage 7

    Colmar Brunton poll just released …

    Peters (53%), Osborne (36%), Prime (9%), Carr (1%), other confirmed candidates (1%) … Refuse to answer 4%, undecided 4%. Fieldwork conducted 22-25 March …

  8. Neil 8

    At least Winston isn’t up on police charges.

  9. Ovid 9

    Matthew Hooton’s column in the NBR is damning and the Nats have done nothing to effectively cauterise the Sabin wound. They should have torn off the band-aid as quickly as possible. Now they look like apologists and enablers.

Recent Comments

Recent Posts

  • Government helps protect jobs and incomes for Arts and Culture sector
    The Government will provide a targeted support package of repriortised funding to protect jobs and incomes in the arts and culture sector as it faces the ongoing challenges of Delta, Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Carmel Sepuloni announced today. “As we continue to secure New Zealand’s economic recovery, we ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 hour ago
  • Bill to transform drinking water safety passes
    The Government today passed legislation that will transform drinking water safety and improve environmental outcomes for our wastewater and stormwater networks. “The Water Services Act gives Taumata Arowai the legal authority to carry out its duties as New Zealand’s dedicated water regulator. This represents a major transformational advance for the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    13 hours ago
  • Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor to travel to Europe and US to support economic re...
    Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor will travel to Europe and the United States on Thursday this week to advance New Zealand’s trade and economic interests with key partners, including representing New Zealand at the G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Italy. It follows recent engagement between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    16 hours ago
  • Asia New Zealand Foundation Chair and Board members announced
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today announced the appointment of Dame Fran Wilde, DNZM, QSO, as the new Chair to the Board of the Asia New Zealand Foundation – Te Whītau Tūhono. “Dame Fran Wilde has been a trustee since 2019 and I am confident that her experience and deep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    18 hours ago
  • Latest KiwiSaver Annual Report shows promising benefits for members
    The latest KiwiSaver Annual Report from the Financial Markets Authority (FMA), highlights how Government’s recent policy tweaks have positively benefitted New Zealanders, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Dr David Clark said today. “Fourteen people so far have withdrawn their funds early thanks to a rule modification made in March this year. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Reasons for permitted travel across Alert Level boundary expanded
    From 11:59pm tonight additional reasons for permitted travel will be introduced for movement across the Auckland boundary, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says. “As this outbreak has shown Delta is highly transmissible, and in order to be confident of controlling its spread, restrictions at the Alert Level boundary have been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    19 hours ago
  • Tenancy measures introduced to further support COVID-19 impacted businesses and tenants
    The Government has introduced changes to help ease the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions on both commercial and residential tenancies. As part of the COVID-19 Response Legislation Bill introduced to Parliament, measures are being taken to help businesses resolve disputes over commercial rent, as well as provide greater certainty for landlords ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    20 hours ago
  • Details of interest deductibility rules released
    The Government has released the draft legislation outlining the details of the policy limiting the deductibility of interest costs on residential property investments. Finance Minister Grant Robertson said the interest limitation proposals, announced in March, aim to stem investor demand for existing residential properties. They do not affect the main ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    21 hours ago
  • GPS sets long-term direction for housing, urban development
    The Government has today laid out its long-term vision for housing and urban development in Aotearoa New Zealand, ensuring we have the infrastructure and homes needed to nurture thriving communities in the decades to come. The Housing Minister Megan Woods says the Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (GPS-HUD) ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    22 hours ago
  • Government welcomes collaboration between Vector and X
    A move by Vector to form a strategic collaboration with X, (formerly Google X) to work together on the virtualisation of the Auckland electricity grid highlights the type of innovation that can help decarbonise and decentralise the electricity system, says Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods. “The visualisation of New ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    24 hours ago
  • PM farewells Governor General Dame Patsy Reddy
    The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy completes her five year term as Governor-General of New Zealand today. “Today marks the end of an eventful term of office for Dame Patsy and I want to acknowledge and thank her for her tireless service to New Zealand over the last five years,” ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Government delivers on improving health and equity outcomes for women
    ACC cover for maternal childbirth injuries Government working to improve and strengthen maternity services The Government is laying the foundations for a better future by improving equity and health outcomes for women through amending ACC legislation and an updated Maternity Action Plan. “Amongst a suite of changes, we’re proposing to ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    1 day ago
  • Speech at launch of the Dementia Economic Impact Report
    E nga mana E nga reo E nga iwi Tēna kotou katoa Ka huri ki nga mana whenua o te rohe nei. Tēna koutou. He mihi hoki ki a tatou kua tau mai nei I raro I te kaupapa o te rā. No reira tēna koutou katoa Acknowledgements Thank you ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Backing world-class innovation in New Zealand
    $12 million Government investment to support cutting-edge R&D in New Zealand by international businesses Dawn Aerospace and Merlin Labs join Innovative Partnership’s Airspace Integration Trials programme MOU signed with Air New Zealand to conduct a nationwide feasibility study into sustainable aviation fuels The Government is propelling cutting-edge innovation through a ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • One-way quarantine free travel dates confirmed for RSE scheme
    From 4 October RSE workers from Vanuatu can begin arriving into New Zealand From 12 October RSE workers Samoa and Tonga from can begin arriving into New Zealand As part of a programme of work to reopen our borders and reconnect with the world, the Government has announced quarantine free ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • More community grants to support youth mental wellbeing
    The Government continues to make more mental health and wellbeing supports available to young people to ensure services are there when and where they need them, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “More than twenty community-led projects have now received a funding boost through The Youth Mental Wellbeing Fund to keep ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Self-isolation pilot to start with 150 people
    The goal of safely re-opening our borders and developing new ways for people to travel will start with a self-isolation pilot, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. “As part of the Reconnecting New Zealanders plan announced in August, the self-isolation pilot will look at self-isolation for vaccinated travellers who ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Poroporoaki: Waka Joseph Nathan
    E Waka e, kei hea ra koe, kua ngaro nei i te iwi e, E kawe nei i ngā rongo, i ngā mahara mōu, i ngā wawata i hua mai i a koe. E Waka e, haere ra, kei te tuahu koe o te ati a toa, Kei poho tonu ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Canterbury school students get hands-on with food and fibre careers
    Secondary school students in Canterbury will have the breadth of food and fibre careers showcased to them thanks to a new initiative launched today, Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said. Secondary School Employer Partnerships (SSEP) Canterbury is a collaboration between the Ministry for Primary Industries and SmartNZ, a charitable trust that connects ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    2 days ago
  • Tuvalu language revival and COVID-19
    Te Vaiaso o te Gana Tuvalu 2021 - Tuvalu Language Week moves online due to the uncertainty around COVID-19 said the Minister for Pacific Peoples Aupito William Sio.  “However it is a timely reminder of the power of embracing both traditional and new ways of doing things. It has been ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    3 days ago
  • Strengthened reporting will improve abortion and sterilisation services
    Associate Minister of Health Dr Ayesha Verrall has announced new data and reporting regulations which will help improve abortion and sterilisation services in New Zealand, by painting a clearer picture of the need in our communities. “The Government is committed to ensuring everyone who needs to access abortion services can, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • United Nations General Assembly: 76th General Debate Statement
    E ngā Mana, e ngā Reo, Rau Rangatira mā o tēnei Whare Nui o te Ao Prestigious people, Speakers of note, Chiefs one and all of this General Assembly Ngā mihi mahana ki o koutou katoa, mai i toku Whenua o Aotearoa Warm greetings to you all from my home ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum prioritises women’s economic empowerment
    Minister for Women Jan Tinetti today chaired the virtual APEC 2021 Women and the Economy Forum, which is working to address outstanding issues for women and girls across the region as it recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The forum brought together Ministers and representatives from 21 economies to discuss gender ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    4 days ago
  • Government invests in restoring iconic South Canterbury river valleys
    The Government is investing up to $18.4 million over four years to create jobs and help restore braided river valleys, alpine and pastoral lands in the South Island as part of its Jobs for Nature programme Land Information Minister, Damien O’Connor announced. Toitū Te Whenua Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Upper Hauraki to move to Alert Level 2
    Upper Hauraki will move to Alert Level 2 from 11:59pm tomorrow, 25 September, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. After positive cases were detected in the Upper Hauraki area on Sunday, extra Alert Level restrictions were put in place to immediately prevent any wider transmission of the virus.  “We’ve ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Report into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system released
    Foreign Affairs Minister Nanaia Mahuta today welcomed the findings of an independent review into Aotearoa New Zealand’s export controls system, which regulates the export of goods to foreign militaries, police forces or paramilitaries. Produced by David Smol, a former Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New District Court Judge appointed
    Attorney-General David Parker has announced the appointment of Brett Crowley of Wellington as a District Court Judge.  He is currently the Wellington Public Defender and started his career as a staff solicitor working in a range of litigation including criminal defence work. He went to the bar in 1999 specialising ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Mental health stocktake shows strong progress
    The first report of the Government’s Implementation Unit has found strong progress has been made since the Mental Health and Addictions Package was announced in 2019. “The report notes most initiatives funded in the Budget 2019 package are on track to deliver what is expected by 2023/24,” Grant Robertson said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Working together to grow the West Coast
    A project that has been crucial in allowing businesses to continue during the tourism downturn is among a number of initiatives to receive a boost from the Government’s Jobs For Nature programme, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. Sustaining South Westland is an extension of an initiative set up last year ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Next steps to improve safety in wake of Whakaari White Island tragedy
    The Government is moving to improve safety in light of the Whakaari White Island tragedy and has released proposals to reinforce safety standards in registered adventure activities. The package of proposals includes: Strengthening requirements for how operators, landowners and the regulator manage natural hazard risks Improving how risks are monitored, ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • New Zealand donates more COVID-19 vaccines to COVAX and the Pacific
    Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Nanaia Mahuta and Associate Health Minister Aupito William Sio announced today that New Zealand is donating additional Pfizer vaccines to the Pacific and AstraZeneca vaccines to the COVAX Facility, to support equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines. “New Zealand is donating 708,000 doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    5 days ago
  • Speech to the Property Council of New Zealand
    Kia ora koutou katoa   Is it a pleasure to be able to speak with you today, and to be able to answer some questions you may have. I would like to acknowledge the organisers of this event, the Property Council. The theme of this year’s conference is City Shapers. Together ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Additional MIQ for Christchurch
    An additional hotel will be added to our network of managed isolation and quarantine facilities, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today. “I have approved and Cabinet is in the final stages of signing off The Quality Hotel Elms in Christchurch as a new managed isolation facility,” Chris Hipkins said. ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • NZ COVID-19 response earns another major digital investment
    Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications Dr David Clark welcomes Amazon’s Web Services’ (AWS) decision to establish a Cloud Region on New Zealand shores, further boosting New Zealand’s growing digital sector, and providing a vote of confidence in the direction of New Zealand’s economic recovery. “Amazon is the second ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • New Zealand invests in cutting edge cancer R&D
    Scaling up the manufacture of CAR T-cell cancer therapy for clinical trials Advancing New Zealand’s biomedical manufacturing capability Supporting future international scientific collaborations Transforming cancer care with targeted, affordable solutions Research, Science and Innovation Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods has announced that the fight against COVID-19 will not stop the ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Expert group appointed to lead New Zealand’s future health system
    An outstanding group of people with extensive and wide-ranging governance and health experience have been appointed to lead the Māori Health Authority and Health New Zealand, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “This Government is building a truly national health system to provide consistent, high-quality health services right across the country. This ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Funding to help clean up contaminated sites
    The Government is supporting the clean-up of contaminated sites in Northland, Dunedin and Southland to reduce risk to people’s health and protect the environment. Environment Minister David Parker said the funding announced today, through the Contaminated Sites Remediation Fund, will help us turn previously hazardous sites into safe, usable public ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    6 days ago
  • Predator Free apprenticeships open up new job opportunities
    The expansion of a predator free apprenticeship programme is an opportunity for more people to kick-start a conservation career, Conservation Minister Kiri Allan says. “The Predator Free Apprenticeship Programme is focused on increasing the number of skilled predator control operators in New Zealand through a two-year training programme. “The Trust ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Further NCEA support confirmed for Auckland students
    The number of Learning Recognition Credits for senior secondary school students will be increased for Auckland students, Education Minister Chris Hipkins confirmed today. This recognises the extended time these students will spend in Alert Levels 3 and 4. “It means students in Auckland will have a fair opportunity to attain ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago
  • Long-term pathway next step to better mental wellbeing for New Zealanders
    The Government is taking a new approach to support people who experience mental distress, Health Minister Andrew Little says. “Kia Manawanui Aotearoa – Long-term pathway to mental wellbeing (Kia Manawanui) is the first 10-year plan of its kind that targets the cause of mental distress and also sets out how ...
    BeehiveBy beehive.govt.nz
    7 days ago