Banks would be a good fit with Brash, Bassett and Hide. I wonder why he wasn't asked to join them?
Thanks for that Anne, a very interesting read.
You didn't mention Pike River. The accredited mine rescue crew were in all their gear ready to go in when they were stopped. Might have been a different outcome.
No I did not confuse the difference, I am very aware of how MMP works and don't need patronising. What I was implying was that the Epsom sheep would go into the polling booth on automatic and habitually put a tick by Act, and again automatically put a tick...
The Epsom sheep are so used to being mustered into the polling booth to vote for ACT that if the NP withdraws support for ACT, Goldsmith will have to fight really hard to get the seat back and return to parliament.
I think three terms give him a parliamentary pension, ex MP travel and other perks. Perhaps he is p****ed off because Boag kept him out of her loop, even after all his fund raising activities.
Wow that was quick. Her resignation just announced.
I guess if Nikki Kay keeps Boag on her re-election team, we will learn just how upset the NP is with her. Just the fact that Nikki employed her in the first place shows how entrenched Boag and her dirty politics is with the party.
I'm confused about the Team NZ thing. I would have thought they would be selling TV rights, not paying for them. But then I am just an old lady.
Speaking of rain and thunder; would all those people in Auckland who have been praying for rain, please stop now. Enough already!
What about making sure you get your share of the deceased worldly goods?
With their overseas jobs gone, a lot of them will be coming back to claim NZ benefits I guess. and probably some of them owe Foreign Affairs for their expensive airfares.
Thank you Kay.
Talking to a person who is part of the surgical team at Middlemore. The usual pre-op drugs are no longer available probably due to India being shut down. They are apparently having to use a barbiturate that dates back to the 1960s, which gives unpleasant ...
You missed "Get New Zealand working again".
So Auckland has a water crisis again. After the 1994 water shortage, we were told that the only thing to prevent this happening again was to set up a water treatment plant to take water from the Waikato River. I can't remember, but I assume that there was ...
I'm looking for a couple of rollers to put in the front of my hair, put a scarf around my head and be in "Hilda Ogden" style. Worked for her.
BTW when will the police stop Simon from his weekly family escape to Wellington on the basis that he is entitled as the leader of the opposition?
I agree that RNZ is focusing on negative hearsay. This morning’s woman who didn’t get a test, I am sorry for that, but did people expect all systems and people running them to be up to speed immediately in this new era that nobody has been in before. The ...
Foodstuffs and Progressive are giving their employees a 10% pay rise, good on them. However, what about the medical staff getting extra pay as well? My daughter works in the recovery ward at Middlemore. Part of her work involves removing breathing and ...
Of course Trump would stand by Pelosi, like most men of his ilk he needs a woman to clean up his mess.
If the most popular party doesn't get into power under MMP, then more people voted against it than for it.
I have often wondered which politician or CEO would be brave enough to give the call to evacuate all or part of Auckland, due to a possible volcanic activity warning. Just imagine the chaos on the motorways.
Horrors! Just went to do the Herald crossword and now they want you to subscribe before you can.
Until Winston decides to block it.
Ask Northland what happened to their 10 bridges.
Indians will have to donate twice as much!
I wonder how many godwits will return to NZ this spring after nesting in Alaska.
JLR is not about to resign, so Botany by-election is not a goer. They will have to persuade someone like Nick or Jerry to resign (I can dream can't I), and parachute Luxton in there, to get him in before the next election.
Thank goodness, someone else has the same aversion to Noelle and Jim. I have stopped listening to Nat radio at the weekends. Jim likes showing off his (supposed) intellectual superiority and Noelle's voice just grates on my ears. Anything Jim doesn't want ...