Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, July 17th, 2017 - 241 comments
Turei’s admission that she lied to WINZ back in the day was a political gamble. It could resonate with a big chunk of non-voters – here’s a politician that’s just like us – has been through what we’re going through. On the other hand it gives the usual mean-spirited righties a club to beat her with. Interesting that Paula Bennett is treading so lightly round the issue.
Written By: - Date published: 4:16 pm, March 17th, 2015 - 45 comments
Harawira / Turei’s Feed the Kids bill is up
tomorrow today in Parliament…
Written By: - Date published: 7:10 pm, July 30th, 2014 - 120 comments
Everyone’s favourite National Party blogger Cam Slater has posted a sneaky candid shot of Metiria Turei in which he mocks her for *gasp* wearing a hat.
Written By: - Date published: 8:50 am, June 5th, 2013 - 66 comments
The charter schools legislation passed its final reading last night. Labour and the Greens declare that charter schools have no future in this country…
Written By: - Date published: 9:12 am, May 18th, 2010 - 46 comments
The Greens have released their alternative budget, â€œMind the Gap”. It focuses on the inequality between rich and poor in NZ (rightly called â€œthe scourge of modern societiesâ€). It’s great to see the Greens tackling this issue head on.
Written By: - Date published: 9:37 am, March 17th, 2010 - 14 comments
During Question Time yesterday, Metiria Turei exposed National’s plan to subsidise mineral exploration by foreign companies in the most important parts of our national parks.
John Key refused to confirm Turei’s information but couldn’t deny it. Clearly, the Nats had been planning to slip it through in the Budget unnoticed.
Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, January 29th, 2010 - 62 comments
Check out this exchange between Trevor Mallard and Metiria Turei on his Facebook page (great how the new media allows these spur of the moment debates): Trevor Mallard: 25c/hour. $10 week for 40 hours then minus tax, extra acc, ets charges. Not fair John Key. It should be $15 Metiria Turei: Trevor, with genuine respect, […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, July 30th, 2009 - 32 comments
Last night, our positive and ambitious National/Act government: Voted against Green MP Metiria Turei’s bill to protect the 111 Maui dolphins left. Voted against Labour MP Maryan Street’s bill to ban the importation of goods made by slave labour. Indicated they will vote against Maori Party MP Rahui Katene’s bill to institute Matariki as a […]
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, July 16th, 2009 - 3 comments
Drinking Liberally Palmy’s having their first event of the year at the Brewers Apprentice bar on July 23. Head over, have a pint or two, talk some politics with likeminded people and hear Green co-leader Metiria Turei talk about the upcoming referendum. As usual with these events she’ll probably stick around afterwards for questions and […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, April 9th, 2009 - 3 comments
If you’re not fleeing the city for the long weekend like every other sane person, Drinking Liberally Wellington is on at the Southern Cross tonight with guest Metiria Turei. What: Drinking Liberally Wgtn When: Tonight, April 9, 2009, from 5.30pm. Where: The Southern Cross, Abel Smith Street Who: Good left-wing jokers and jokeresses like yourself. […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:08 pm, December 15th, 2008 - 79 comments
And so the Maori Party’s sell-out of its own people continues. Hot on the heels of the party’s vote to take money out of the pockets of the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich, this morning’s Dominion Post reports: Green Party MP Mitiria Turei has accused the Maori Party of disgraceful behaviour […]