Written By: - Date published: 11:09 am, February 13th, 2012 - 19 comments
Not everyone in the Beehive is thrilled that National is throwing away its chance at a third term for the sake of asset sales which make no sense, economically or politically. The Standard has obtained a copy of the generic column that National MPs are meant to add some ‘local flavour’ to and have published in their regional papers. It shows how cynical and shallow their position really is.
Written By: - Date published: 6:32 am, August 25th, 2011 - 42 comments
John Hartevelt ran a piece yesterday about National’s paint by numbers press releases. The problem here is not with National MPs and candidates using the same words to describe their policies or government spin. It’s when they claim, in identical words, to have had information from the public when that isn’t true, it’s just a cookie-cutter line and a lie.
Written By: - Date published: 11:11 am, August 23rd, 2011 - 7 comments
Jackie Blue, MP for [insert region here], accidentally unmasked National’s media practices when she published a blog post called “Generic Column – Lifting Education Standards” and forgot to add the ‘personal touch’. Now, the Dimpost has shown that the Nats are still using these [insert region here] columns to spread the party line.
Written By: - Date published: 1:33 pm, November 10th, 2009 - 11 comments
Looks like Nicky Wagner’s having the same trouble* as Jackie Blue: …the National-led Government is committed to helping more children take part in organised sport at school, after school, and during the holidays. We want all Kiwi kids to have the opportunity to play sport. We know too many schools in [insert region here] struggle to […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:50 am, November 10th, 2009 - 24 comments
An alert reader who, for reasons one can only wonder about, was on Jackie Blue’s website spotted this: Tuesday, November 3. 2009 Launch of National Standards Reading, writing and maths are the basic building blocks all children need to learn to get the best start in life. Currently one in five students leave school without […]