“A historic Waitangi Tribunal report expected to call for the return of all Crown-owned land across much of Northland will be handed over to the country's largest iwi this morning. The almost 2000-page stage 2 report of Te Paparahi o Te Raki, also known as...
That's my general feeling about this Nact1 government and their supporters. We won the wars in the 1860s. so suck it up.
You’ve gotta love the thinking this “government” is showing. On one hand they want to crack down on gangs, banning patches, and mokos. On the other hand let’s allow them to make meth, and give them AR15s. Joined up thinking seems beyond them.
It feels like a return to the mythical 1950s. A women’s place was in the home, kids were to be seen and not heard, and the males word was law.
The fear of “The Other” If you’re not white, male, and over 45, you’re “Other”
So how is Nact1 going to square the circle with snuggling up to both USA, and China’s Belt and Road?
“Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters praises US engagement in the Pacific” So Winnie’s now Deputy Sherriff to Albanese? https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/political/503591/foreign-affairs-minister-winston-peters-praises-us-engagement-in-the-pacific
Isn’t he the CEO type? Used to making hard decisions.? Didn’t he used to run an airline? He got owned. Share price tanking. Nicola’s rising.
“This is going to tax Christopher Luxon’s leadership skills. I get the feeling he will be found wanting.” Luxon was found wanting when he failed the DP test. He wasn’t strong enough to make a decision then. Winston and Seymour now own him.
The cock up that is the DPship shows how weak Luxon is. His first big decision, and he bottled it.
Winston Peters Shane Jones Judith Collins Potentially the most corrupt government Aotearoa has ever had.
After catastrophophying the NACT1 govt into being, it will most interesting to see how the MSM deal with new lot.
Quote from RNZ ”Asked about deputy prime minister he said it was about "actually making sure we've got the right people in the right places. You will have observed that's really important to me in the way that I structured the National Party when I took on...
If the 4th Estate can’t even perform their basic duties, how dare they try and charge us?
We don’t have the resources to analyse whether our media is biased left or right. What we can tell is that they are incompetent. What Tova O’B is doing now, should have been done by any competent reporter prior to the election.
If we want Labour to move away from the neo liberal paradigm, get involved. Join your local LEC, start drafting remits to submit to yoir local conference.Not everything in Labour is top down. If the flax roots overwhelmingly want to nationalise ...
23-8-6-52 Opened the bowling, unchanged, bowled the last over. I was younger then!
Love your optimism, TS. I wholeheartedly agree. With our team, and the pressure of expectation on them, anything is possible. It only takes one standout performance, backed up by the rest of the team , and we're in.
What will fascinate me is the way our msm handle the situation. Luxon seems to want to make it harder to vote in a general election. This goes against the grain of being able to take part in a fair and equitable society. In fact it’s positively Republican....
Lawrence Freedman is always an interesting read. Long, but summed up in: no end in sight. https://open.substack.com/pub/samf/p/casualties-and-conflict-gaza-and?r=aax0&utm_medium=ios&utm_campaign=post
He is the absolute proof of the expression “an empty vessel makes the most noise.”
The way WP is behaving is getting dangerous. He’s obviously swallowed the Trump playbook. Tell a lie, deny the truth, call it false news. Unfortunately there are now enough bewitched voters who will believe him. What will be interesting to watch is whether...
Climate change is solved, huzza! https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/oct/25/climate-change-is-finally-solved-we-can-just-let-nature-take-its-course?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other Sounds just like Nats/Act/Groundswell.
From Nick Rockel https://nickrockel.substack.com/p/taxing-the-super-rich Makes a lot of sense. "I think Labour and the Greens should release a joint tax plan within the next year. This should include a wealth tax, a drop in the lowest tax rate or a tax ...
Thank you MS. Yes, it wasn't the result we wanted. As they say in sports, don't get angry, get even. There is plenty we can do. If you want to get even with the party for letting you down, join your local LEC. Submit remits, email your nearest MP. Argue ...
Our LEC is going to be looking at the way we campaign the future. The day of leaflets, billboards, and sign waving may be over. They are expensive, and either end up slashed, defaced, in the rubbish, or in our case, actually sawn down. Time, money and ...
By the rich for the rich.
The best coalition money can buy.
My fist meme. Buggered if Ican work out how to post an image. https://www.canva.com/design/DAFxWgvUM0U/3WUwbfbI0GafCpDHMj3dtg/edit?utm_content=DAFxWgvUM0U&utm_campaign=designshare&utm_medium=link2&utm_source=sharebutton [lprent: You can't post an image ...
If parts of America can do it, why can’t we? https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2023/oct/11/culdesac-car-free-neighborhood-tempe-arizona?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other