Must be the high population of rats, mice and politicians attracting the foxes!
Joe Biden has weighed in which is unusual. The Americans are worried about contagion, where the whole house of cards comes tumbling down. https://www.theguardian.com/global/2022/oct/16/joe-biden-liz-truss-tax-cuts-a-mistake-and-i-wasnt-the-only-one-who-...
Truss had a very short list of who she was going to allow questions from - Telegraph, Sun, BBC and ITV. Shame for her that they still asked tricky questions! They all got the same scripted stilted response which bore no relation to the question - energy ...
The irony of asking a moderator for a link
It comes from the latin 'tentus' which means stretch. Back in the days they used to stretch wool out to dry on a tenter secured with hooks. School latin surfacing here!
I've never heard or seen evidence of this and I've used a few of these huts. Maybe they're huts above the bushline where wood is not available?
and spare a thought for the civil servants having to cope with Truss and her dysfunctional and rapidly shrinking team. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/oct/06/civil-servants-liz-truss-ideology-honesty
Sterling at the moment after Truss and Kwarteng's U-turns!
Actually Belladonna, online voting as a Special Vote enabled me to vote in the last two General Elections as I have a disability.
And Nelson Hospital.
Willis also comes across as more considered than Luxon and also kinder, a better bet apart from her awful tone of voice. Luxon is unappealing all round. I'm not a National voter but think she is a better choice for the Nats.
I think Long Service Leave is at the discretion of the employer and not a statutory entitlement.
Stuff coverage on Tasman District Candidates with 'odd' views: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/129640451/former-principal-and-current-councillor-among-seven-tasman-candidates-with-links-to-conspiracies-and-disinformation
It's this Tim Gilbertson, angry farmer in his 60's, ex Fed Farmers chair, ex Mayor, ex councillor. https://www.ruralnewsgroup.co.nz/rural-news/rural-opinion/a-damn-load-of-emotional-effluent [user name fixed]
We bank with Kiwibank and we both have Kiwisaver accounts with them. I have just checked and we are already charged GST on part of our Kiwisaver fees. A piddly amount really. This whole 'taxing my investment!!!!' is just fixing loopholes where some ...
and 1667 in Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream' speech.
I've been vegan plus fish and eggs for eight years for a specific health reason, that's now sorted plus a few other health benefits. In these inflationary days it's also cheaper. Cashews are a wonderful ingredient - very creamy when soaked and whizzed. ...
NZ Dairy Group which became Fonterra had an Ethanol plant at Tirau using whey. When I worked for them in the nineties, Anchor Gin was the thing. Fonterra still has an Ethanol division.
Tim Macindoe held the seat for National, lost it to Sharma and is a List MP now. Expect he wants the seat back!
One less party for Luxon not to rule out!
Absolutely - Dr Verrall is an impressive physician with impressive public health credentials. As for Sharma, and maybe others of the same 2020 intake, Bryan Gould says (linked in my comment above): And, given that politicians are often high achievers in ...
Bryan Gould on the Sharma Saga. https://bryangould.com/the-sharma-saga/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=the-sharma-saga Made me wonder how much Ayesha Verrall and her path straight into Cabinet would have rankled with Sharma. Same intake as him,...
The Addams family was my initial reaction!
Because men are taller? More likely to be outside in a thunderstorm? Just kidding!
If the plan is not to go to meetings so that the meeting fails, he/she will be very very unpopular in our ward if successful, as we rely on our sole councillor to represent us. Life will be very uncomfortable for him/her!!
Robert, that's what I don't get too - how they are going to cope with all the meetings, reading, travel around the electorate, responding to and resolving individuals concerns/problems etc etc. Maybe the initial flurry of Meet Your Candidates meetings will...
Classic Victor Billot on Uffindell: you must learn to torture serfs through the policy process https://www.newsroom.co.nz/an-ode-for-the-uffindell
It's also a bit strange for a doctor, especially a GP, to share health information in so much detail and so publicly. Fits the narcissist definition. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/labours-hamilton-west-mp-gaurav-sharma-reveals-health-scare-worsening-...
As my Mum would say "All mouth and no trousers!!"
I watched the recent Ryan Bridge interview - Luxon was very sweaty and uncomfortable throughout, and when things got awkward, Luxon stuffed his hand in his pockets. So maybe hands in pockets = I am really struggling with this topic/situation?
and also this from a Maori kid, now a journalist: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/politics/nationals-hypocrisy-over-sam-uffindells-behaviour