Posts Tagged ‘idiots’

Does the West Coast Regional Council Exist?

Written By: - Date published: 3:14 pm, January 29th, 2019 - 48 comments

Does the West Coast Regional Council actually exist? Te Reo Putake’s submission on the Zero Carbon Bill says the science is unproven.

National party to be banned from future budget lockups

Written By: - Date published: 9:55 am, May 31st, 2016 - 6 comments

After a significant security leak National will be forced to ban itself from future budget lockups.

Who needs water anyway

Written By: - Date published: 8:09 am, April 30th, 2016 - 46 comments

Or waterways are starting to stink as much as our murky tax havens.

Routine incompetence

Written By: - Date published: 7:12 am, March 8th, 2016 - 45 comments

Is this the least competent NZ government ever?

Graph of the day

Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, November 23rd, 2015 - 13 comments

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Those who would censor

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 am, September 8th, 2015 - 106 comments

NZ’s first book banning in over 20 years. Another own goal from “Family First”.

Destroying a savings culture

Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, June 25th, 2015 - 36 comments

Key: “The removal of the $1,000 kick-start contribution will not make a blind bit of difference to the number of people who join KiwiSaver.” Wrong. Completely and utterly wrong.

NRT: This does not bode well

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, March 31st, 2015 - 22 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the way that National is manipulating official environmental reporting to try and conceal the damage…

Sledging sucks

Written By: - Date published: 11:01 am, March 30th, 2015 - 33 comments

Hey, all you folk angry with Aussie cricket team sledging – how do you put up with John Key PM?

Who needs $4.8 billion anyway

Written By: - Date published: 7:15 am, November 21st, 2014 - 106 comments

Yesterday a report from the NZ Super Fund (the Cullen fund) provided further evidence of National’s economic “genius”. We could have used the $4.8 billion that they just chucked away.

Nats’ economic genius at work in the property market

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, November 14th, 2014 - 44 comments

On Monday Bill English reckoned that pressures in the property market were “easing”. Yesterday’s headline “Spring house price surge in October”…

No point in state houses

Written By: - Date published: 8:32 am, October 18th, 2014 - 72 comments

There’s no point in state houses. Not according to the Nats anyway. Unbelievable.

Cause of poverty and inequality found!

Written By: - Date published: 8:06 am, October 8th, 2014 - 36 comments

Good news citizens! The National government has revealed unto us today the cause of poverty and inequality.

Parata and the media

Written By: - Date published: 3:06 pm, July 17th, 2013 - 19 comments

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Marlborough Express – disgraceful

Written By: - Date published: 9:08 am, May 30th, 2013 - 193 comments

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Update: Race Relations Commissioner Susan Devoy to hold a press conference at 1pm.

A float with no %name%

Written By: - Date published: 6:17 am, April 16th, 2013 - 44 comments

The Nats have spent $48.7 Million of our money “preparing” Mighty River Power for sale, and they couldn’t even get the very basics right.

Selling out our education

Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, March 19th, 2013 - 35 comments

Profit-driven private sector cowboys are damaging the reputation of our education system. Naturally, National wants to make matters worse by subsidising foreign owners of profit-driven charter schools. Brilliant.

NRT: Insanity

Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, March 19th, 2013 - 7 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the insanity of scrapping the home insulation programme.

Latest education stuffup quickest U-turn ever

Written By: - Date published: 10:12 pm, September 13th, 2012 - 37 comments

Brownlee and Parata announced school closures and explained the rationale. Now they’ve backed down and they’re trying to blame a Ministry mistake. This was the quickest U-turn in the history of politics.  Update:  And this morning it seems that closures and mergers are back on again – does anyone know what is going on?

Incoherent education policy

Written By: - Date published: 8:22 am, August 3rd, 2012 - 211 comments

The right hand of National’s education policy doesn’t know what the far-right hand is up to…

National standards aren’t

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, March 16th, 2012 - 34 comments

The predicted problems created by a “national standards” system are coming home to roost already.

Slow follower

Written By: - Date published: 12:20 pm, September 16th, 2011 - 14 comments

When it comes to making any kind of effort to saving the planet from catastrophic climate change I guess being even a “fast follower” was just a little too ambitious for the Key government.

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