Tough town? Its the town in the middle of the most productive dairy country in the world. I would call it affluent as opposed to tough
The premise of her answer is we have more than enough ICU beds. Anyone who accepts that is a plonker.
The man's a plonker because he persisted with his line of questions about why there has been no increase in the number of ICU beds? Those are questions that should and need to be asked. I have no idea why you would think they are plonker questions.
He's a populist and wants to be PM. He will not allow his personal values to get in the way of his ambition.
Absolutely. He's a populist. He will not allow his personal values to get in the way of his ambition. How can he try to deflate the abortion issue? By simply changing his vote.
... to meet Nicola Willis. Luxon is essentially a populist. He wants... ignore his values if that is what it takes to be... more by Nicola (and that is probably a good thing).
Agreed. He is targetting the 400,000 former National voters that have gone elsewhere. Not the couple of hundered folk who hang out here. To underestimate his potential would be a large mistake.
... the majority of voters. He is staunchly pro-life, but he... is in this game to win, ...
The first thing Stuart Nash brought up on ZB this morning when discuss Luxon was his faith. So unfortunetly they are already targetting him for his religion.
Bridges has withdrawn but they haven't had a vote yet.
Done the deal. Bridges number 3 on the list with Finance portfolio
Totally agree We are pretty close to rock bottom when we have reached the levels of laughing at anyone's physical appearance.
I think they will go with the Luxon/Willis leadership team. Top 10 will be: Luxon Willis Reti Bridges Bishop Stanford Mitchell Bayly Lee Penk
If you want to keep your enemies quiet, you bring them in very close. Nine weeks after the general election in 1996, Helen Clark faced off a challenge from senior colleagues (led by Michael Cullen, with Phil Goff and Annette King close by). Guess what she ...
I think National's current support is their base and they can't ... unelectable train wreck. Her departure is a good thing for New...
... 24 hours. If Trevor Mallard is citicising his own team, you...
... that was a winning strategy is anyone's guess? She will be... very shortly, and New Zealand is a better place for that.
Indeed. While I don't think we will ever get to the unbelievable death rates of the UK and the US, in many ways we are only just about to start living the way they have been since March 2020. Living with the virus becomes our reality on Freedom Day and as ...
Do you seriously think the Police will check the vaccine status of every person leaving Auckland?
... you would think National's position is supported by me? Nowhere have... taking. The 14 December date is artificial and has only been...
Yeah but they are delaying it by two weeks from what National is proposing. Somehow one is following science, the other is "being utterly irresponsble"
Austria already have done that.
That is what opening the border will do. Both Labour and National are on the same page with that.
National is playing politics, but...what they are advocating for is essentially what is happening in 3 weeks in any case. When the Auckland border comes down the virus will appear in every town in New Zealand within days.
Correct In February 2020 Simon Bridges was a good bet for winning the election. His personal popularity was crap but Labour was on course to be one term government. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/409476/new-political-poll-shows-national-scraping-into...
Just don't use offensive disability terms, in the same way you don't use offensive racial or gender terms.
This is 2021. I thought we would ... and inclusive the "progressive" left is, it would be great if...
... the sale of state assets is continuing under this government. The... Australian inurance giant NIB is acquiring 100% of the shares...
Let me introduce you to Kiwibank