Shane slapped his forehead because he knew this decision would be doubly injurious - first to the Taranaki economy & secondly to NZ emissions, as Huntly would inevitably burn less gas & more brown Indonesian coal. ( see genesis-carbon-dioxide-levels-up-82-...
If I understand you correctly, you're asserting the the SI is dependent on AKL taxpayers. From what I can grasp from the Dept. of Stats, the GDP per capita figures between the NI & SI are roughly similar. I imagine there would be some movement after ...
What "tax income" are you referring to?
It would be a great opportunity for the SI to seek admission to the Commonwealth & achieve a satisfactory level of self-determination.
Case in point - Momentum. Their response to criticism - "'Eff off & join the Tories" was heard by the working class only too well. https://unherd.com/2019/12/how-labour-betrayed-their-supporters/
"Decolonisation and self determination are long-held United Nations policies..." Not for West Papua though, they got shafted.
I drove past the mosque on Deans Ave @ 2:15PM. There were 2 police officers with rifles, standing guard.
Begging the question, where was the medivac planned to go to? Darwin/Perth or Auckland?
Here's a value - Do not expect rape victims to be arrested for adultery
I hope you get your wish. It might finally create the tipping point for the South Island to secede.
Apologies, by "the federation" I was referring to the Australian federation, not a federation for NZ. Perhaps Otago could be mollified by having the state capital in Oamaru, though Hokitika might claim the shortest distance to Canberra.
If there was such a referendum, I hope that it would create an opportunity for South Island secession. Personally, I think that the South Island would be better off in the federation.
Now that the "Feed the kids" movement has become a resounding success & exceeded all expectations, it might be time to switch to a "Feed the kids less" strategy.
This article could have been titled "The MSM & reproductive rights" since it was Michael Parkin that brought the subject up in the interview, not Tolley. Her response was very guarded.
Chris Trotter suggests that the "switch" will in fact be the replacement of the Greens with NZF as Labour's preferred coalition partner. Labour, if it is wise, will seize the opportunity provided by Peters' victory to put even more distance between itself ...
Perhaps if you had explained that her bad temper was due to being a sheeple (by your theory), she might have cheered up...
This is also indicative of the “Auckland first” / “What’s good for Auckland is good for NZ” attitude. Though less abusive, note Philip Ure’s dismissal of Invercargill as being populated solely by albinos (or White Walkers). It stirs the Cut The Cable ...
Micky, does Labour have a policy on this subject?
"providing intelligence resulting in US drones attacking civilians and Kiwis in Afghanistan." Kiwis in Afghanistan attacked by U.S. drones, really?
KDC should avail himself of the hospitality of the new Ukraine. No extradition treaty with the US and a chance to form political links with Svoboda, who would no doubt appreciate his choice of memorabilia.
Which bits are objectionable?
Daily basis? The Salvation Army's annual 'state of the nation' report? Are you objecting to the report itself or the Heralds's presentation of it?
I suspect Winston has no interest in dealing with Key and would prefer to recreate the 2005-2008 arrangement with Labour. 1. He recovers the Foreign Affairs & Racing portfolios. 2. The Greens are kept out of the coalition.
...with the Greens to form a government. They do require ...the new Labour leadership wants a coalition, nor whether the ...Greens would support Labour without a coalition. But I certainly don't... see that a coalition is a prerequisite for the next...
Clark led a minority government for 3 terms without being in coalition with the Greens.
... that the new leadership wants a coalition with the Greens. Clark...-leaders. Shearer said yes with a proportional cabinet. As yet, I'm...
... that stands to reason in a progressive tax system is that... higher earners have a higher rate. As to whether...
That's a bit misleading. It's fair to consider the threshold for 33% moved as it replaced the 39-38% rate. 38,001 2007-2008 40,001 2008-2009 48,001 2009-2010 70,001 2010-2011+
Karol, you have in the past also described Russell Norman as too centrist. That's a tough standard.
This Wikipedia article disagrees with you.