Wayne Brown is clearly incompetent. I wonder how long it will be before commissioners are appointed.
Good luck to him. He’s always struck me as good-humoured, personable, smart and across his portfolios. So he will be a good PM and a good campaigner.
I'm very grateful for the service and leadership Jacinda has given over her time in office. I think we're a better country for it. I certainly think more New Zealanders survived the pandemic because she followed the scientific advice. And she navigated the...
Maybe. If Winston stands, he could split the right wing vote and Labour could slip on through. But we can’t be blind to the polls. Maybe if Labour deliver a groundbreaking budget in the run up to the by-election. It’s certainly worth putting up a fight.
Keep in mind that the President and Prime Minister of Ukraine are both Jewish before you fall for Russian propaganda that it’s some kind of Nazi regime.
Has anyone called him Lux Luthor yet?
There is a coup underway in Samoa. Their head of state has proclaimed that parliament won’t open on Monday, even though their constitution requires it meet within 45 days of the election - and Monday is 45 days after their 9 April election. Samoa Observer ...
The announcement of a pay freeze on public sector employees strikes me as a bad faith move that guarantees increased industrial action and employee turnover in the coming years. Very short sighted and a slap in the face to essential workers who helped ...
Five Eyes is governed by the UKUSA Agreement for joint cooperation in signals intelligence. That does not cover cooperation in other areas such as foreign policy, trade policy or defence policy. NZ enjoys a close partnership with Australia, Canada, the UK ...
This has the potential to be the big, transformational change we’ve been looking for from this government. More details at https://www.beehive.govt.nz/speech/building-new-zealand-health-service-works-all-new-zealanders
Full list: https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/default/files/2020-11/Ministerial%20List%20announcement%202%20November%202020.pdf
I’d really like Winston to write a memoir. I bet with 40 years in politics he’s got some stories to tell.
The last time I felt like this on election night was 2005. Remember in 2017 we were wondering which way Winston will go.
Crikey what a night.
If I was National’s campaign manager right now I would be throwing a huge tantrum We’ve already seen Gerry lose his temper at the media. He’s not handling this well. Is it bad that I’m taking such pleasure in seeing National self-destruct like this? I ...
I’m a little younger in my early 40s and found it a strong ad too. Here’s a discussion with the ad maker. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myyapcpnnlE
Here’s Jonathan Swan’s full interview with Donald Trump. The US president is incoherent combative and illogical. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zaaTZkqsaxY
I see Gerry is bringing the same level of care to National’s campaign as he did to the Christchurch rebuild.
They say, Todd Muller's yielding his power and stepping away Is that true? I wasn't aware that was something a person could do I'm perplexed. Are they going to keep on replacing whoever's in charge? If so who's next? There's nobody else in their party who ...
Turns out the real shambles was the National Party all along.
As a balding pakeha man, I really feel like my kind are over represented in National's caucus.
I am really proud of New Zealand today. I do expect to see the occasional new case pop up over coming days, but I think this is the first zero day of many more to come. I just hope we continue to remain vigilant.
False alarm. Teaches me to trust Twitter. Sorry if I got anyone's hopes up.
There's a news special at 3pm. I'm guessing Bridges has been rolled.
This also wasn't an off-the-cuff remark. It was a lengthy post that presumably he ran by his advisors before he released it. It's indicative of the knee-jerk gotcha contrarian style of rhetoric he has taken in his tenure as leader of the opposition. I ...
Oil has reached a negative price as storage facilities run out of capacity. This is ... weird. And for the moment it's not good for green alternatives. Also Saudi Arabia, Russia, Canada, Venezuela and other major producers must be nervous.
I think this song is a silver lining from the lockdown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nZQRt4BXr8