Can you give us an example of either RNZ or TVNZ flat out denying climate change?
I think that argument is much stronger now under Hipkins. He has moved Labour right and appears to be standing up to anyone in cabinet that advocates for climate friendly policies. Look at Michael Wood. The Greens will have to hold their nerve and stand ...
Labour doesn't have principles left at the moment and is focused on winning. Not saying it's pretty They feel very much like a John Key lead government right now. They will do what it takes to win.
You can give them your party vote
Agreed. The whataboutism with Williamson doesn't change the fact of what Nash did. It is either right or wrong.
Actually yes in this case. The Nats chief PR officer is applauding what Nash did. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/stuart-nash-resigns-mike-hosking-the-background-to-now-former-police-minister-stuart-nash-coming-on-the-show/2M5WWYR73RBZTJHXLDXP2J6IFA/
We can only hope that Hosking is correct. That sounds like an excellent tax policy
No. Its to make the rich richer
"These are now line-by-line reviews straight out of the Bill English playbook" Indeed. Which makes this very depressing. I understand the politics behind it. National must be kept out at all costs. But it seems to me that we have a Prime Minister conceding...
I think he will work well with a strong Green caucus. My impression is Hipkins is in election mode and is simply trying to dent all of National's attack lines. Anywhere they are getting traction, he is defusing the issue. Once he has the next term won, I ...
I don't think we can avoid that can we. At this point in time we have to rebuild our roads and infrastructure that was destroyed or damaged. For better or worse repairs are the priority right now.
The more he moves Labour close to National, the stronger the likelihood of Greens have 15 MPs. The same is happening on the right, where National is leaving a lot of room for ACT to shine. We could see 35% of the electorate voting for Greens and ACT this ...
As far as National Party policies go, this isn't a bad one. I was expecting them to cut this kind of expenditure. A promise to provide funding is a pleasant surprise.
Exactly. If you get anywhere near paying off your loan, you leverage off your equity to borrow more to purchase more property.
Who is the "they" you are referring to. Its anonymous
It was the Minster of Health that sacked him. Not National or the media.
I think its to early to tell. If people are still travelling on detours in October and inflation is still running above 5% there will be plenty of grumpy people in punterland.
The conversation needs to focus on how we live in this new world. Town planning, civil construction and engineering, cant continue in the same way as they did for the last 100 years. We live in a new normal now and we have to adapt in the way we live and ...
Its a question....not an opinion
We aren't talking about the past, we are talking about the future... Are you suggesting the COVID delays is why they can't do these things in the future?
Is that abuse really needed? Try answering the question, or at least admit that is your opinion rather than the anything the government has claimed.
That's not what has happened. Where has anyone in government said there is not enough time?
Not that I would encourage anyone reading them, but the right wing blogs are celebrating the rest. That says a lot really. National voters applauding Chippy while we feel deflated.
I have no idea what that means? As I said above, Chippy should be putting the foot down right now. There is time between now and the election to progress those bills. Other than a few people on this thread, I have never heard anyone, including anyone in ...
So that is the reason for the reset? Because projects were delayed? Do we just give up on them now?
So Covid is the reason for a reset?
Well said Ad. This is such a wasted opportunity. In the first term NZ First acted like a hand brake and Labour was prevented from being the transformational government they promised to be. The second term they were given an absolute majority. Something ...
The rankings are largely meaningless but I do wonder why Mahuta and Little have dropped by 7 and 6 places respectively. But overall a good reshuffle. Health and 3 waters are two of those issues that were beginning to bog the government so some fresh ...
How do you interpret that statement then? What is your opinion?
It's no surprise they have a lot to protect – no CGT, no assets/land tax (apart from rates) no wealth tax, no gift tax, no estate tax and no FTT. Ummm those things are all being protected under the current government. Labour has no intention of chaging ...