Can we get a knighthood for Watson??
I have always been impressed listening to him being interviewed on RNZ regarding the health portfolio. He seemed well informed, intelligent and compassionate.
Goodbye Anne Tolley. I remember when you finished off community education when you first got in. Night classes where people learnt, advanced, and connected. A huge loss to save, was it $15 million or was it $9 million? so much less than the waste of your ...
Great slogan. National delivers a broken health system! National delivers tax cuts for the rich! National delivers families sleeping in cars! etc etc!
Never. All they need to do is ask for some specifics.
When Todd Muller says National governments are better with the economy (like he did today) could he please, please be asked what exactly the Clark/Cullen government, in his opinion, did wrong economically, and whether he would agree that Cullen's strategy ...
Simon Wilson. Yes. It is frustrating - the nats superior economic competency is a mythical article of faith that is widely believed and seems utterly false. Is there magic in the pinstriped suits? Journalists perpetuate the myth despite the reality that ...
The change to New Lynn is really good for the people of Laingholm, Parau and Huia who had been disenfranchised by having their "local" MP in Helensville - an hour's drive away.
Has he identified which regulations will be abolished? He needs to be asked.
I don't think Simon believes anything he says. None of it. What he believes is the paid-for advice he gets that tells him to say it. Regulations bonfire, soft on crime, PC nonsense, smash the gangs, etc.
I just cannot understand how the myth persists. We survived the GFC quite well because we were not exposed to international debt because Michael Cullen had paid it down while being taunted by the nats about being parsimonious when they thought it was time ...
um. I'd like to take a leaf out of Jacinda's book and remember kindness. No one needs this. it is not important. 100K for a Queen's Birthday honour and a list MP is.
The Poto Williams thing was not trivial. It was disloyal, damaging and stupid and showed a lack of judgement. Please don't make Poto a Minister.
I don't think we could have taken another 3 years of "good economic management" . Enough damage done in the 9 they had.
They used to be able to say nigger lover Then they said politically correct. Then liberal. its hard to keep up but it is very powerful (for them). We say Tory, neo liberal, I don't think it gets worse than that.
Its what I never understood about Bill's budget surpluses celebrated by the gov and the media. Why celebrate the underfunding of essential services and infrastructure when that is what it takes to achieve surplus? It just seemed dumb. Now the left is left ...
Yes, it is actually not a bad idea to let both parents use it at the same time because in some cases this will be necessary. Overall the extension is intended to allow baby more time in the care of a parent before parent returns to work but sometimes both ...
who didn't turn up and why?
I heard someone say on the radio recently that drivers licenses are required because employers see it as a signal that the young person has got their shit together. Unfortunately the cost - hundreds for testing, lessons etc mean unless your parents have ...
If it is the truth it is not defamation.
Ok can we please now leave the kid alone. Todd Barclay has fronted back at Parliament. His career is over. He is a bit of a dick but he is also young and his resignation should now be enough. Leave him alone. Anything else is starting to be a bad look.
Delivering dirty rivers for all New Zealanders. Delivering unaffordable housing for all New Zealanders. Delivering inequality for all New Zealanders. Delivering underfunded mental health for all New Zealanders Delivering the future underfunding of national...
What an awful shambles. Game over.
This makes me sad. Gracinda not welcome in New Lynn. We tried to win the last election, not sabotage it.
I blame the person who said it. Yuck.
I meant the attitude to unions. Not ok.
Audrey Young's comment - Simon Bridges might replace her as "he knows how to handle unions". Chilling. Awful.
Andrew Judd. This morning on RNZ. Fantastic. When I am PM he will be Race Relations Commissioner.
What an awesome poem. Still don't see the gains from name calling.
Yes they are but name calling is not going to shift anyone's thinking. Strong Australian unions have prevented the kind of low wage unprotected workforce we have here but no one will think about that if the language used is just - they are disgusting scabs...