Posts Tagged ‘northland’

Northland politicians want to drop more trucks into Auckland

Written By: - Date published: 6:24 am, April 5th, 2018 - 75 comments

Politik reports that some mayors from Northalnd are upset that they aren’t going to get a four lane boondoggle to feed more heavy trucks into traffic chaos that is the Auckland isthmus. They can stick their trucks up their body cavity of choice and learn to love rail. We don’t need more traffic in Auckland until we fix the disaster that National have left us.

Anyone who believes Nats’ panicked election bribes I have 10 bridges in Northland to sell you

Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 12th, 2017 - 23 comments

Meet the new bridge, same as the old bridge.

The other conference

Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 18th, 2017 - 26 comments

Richard Harman on the Politik blog: “Overall, to use a favourite Government saying, it was an ‘untidy’ weekend capped by a flat speech from English which saw delegates ignore placards they’d been given to wave when he finished speaking.” The B-team is missing John Key.

Protecting the seabed and foreshore

Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, October 19th, 2016 - 7 comments

With the sudden departure of deep sea drilling company Statoil from Northland here’s a timely look the role of community action in that, the state of play in NZ and what is next.

Statoil leaves Northland, Greenpeace announce summer of Climate Action

Written By: - Date published: 6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016 - 13 comments

Congratulations and thanks to the people of Northland!

Northland Fishing Competition

Written By: - Date published: 2:25 pm, February 11th, 2016 - 35 comments

Winston Peters has stitched John Key up again, this time hook, line and sinker. When Key lied in Parliament about the Northland MP’s supposedly leisurely lifestyle, Peters offered a challenge: provide some evidence or donate $100k to charity.  Will cowardly Key take the bait?

Twelve mistakes National made in Northland

Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, March 30th, 2015 - 86 comments

There are many specific reasons why National lost Northland, but arrogance is the thread running through all of them.

LocalBodies: Northland speaks and National still isn’t listening

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, March 29th, 2015 - 25 comments

Steven Joyce is adamant that Northland was unique and what it really needed was improved infrastructure such as roads and broadband. Joyce has a narrow, blinkered view of the world. Sadly the election defeat didn’t remove his blinkers or open his eyes to look at Northlands real needs.

Random observations

Written By: - Date published: 9:27 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 19 comments

A selection of the wit and wisdom of Twitter tonight. Compare and contrast the Labour and National leaders.

Winston takes Northland

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 309 comments

Is anyone else experiencing a bit of political shellshock?

Tremain on Northland

Written By: - Date published: 10:40 am, March 27th, 2015 - 15 comments

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The Key magic

Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, March 27th, 2015 - 98 comments

“John Key heckled in Northland” – ouch.

Peters: Northland wants an explanation

Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 26th, 2015 - 35 comments

Stuff: “Peters says that over the next 48 hours the only thing National voters want from Key is an explanation for why they’re having a by-election in the first place.”

Early heavy voting in Northland continues

Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, March 25th, 2015 - 28 comments

It looks to me like the early voting for Northland is likely to be close to or more than 50% of the total vote. Part of that is because it is a by-election. Part because of National’s hapless and tainted candidates (past and present) going against effective opponents. But also due to the strong trend to early voting. It will need to cause changes in electioneering.

Caption Contest: Northland Special

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 25th, 2015 - 46 comments

Can National lose Northland?

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, March 23rd, 2015 - 99 comments

Is Northland getting sick of National’s panicked invasion? Will having Osborne fail to front Peters in the studio help? Could National actually lose Northland?

Mike Sabin has a prominent chin – A poem for Northland

Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 21st, 2015 - 32 comments

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Northland’s ghost jobs

Written By: - Date published: 9:24 am, March 20th, 2015 - 42 comments

One of National’s big claims in the Northland buy election was that they had created 7500 new jobs in Northland. Lies lies lies.

Who said it? Shane Reti vs. Aaron Gilmore

Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, March 19th, 2015 - 44 comments

All these National backbenchers with delusions of grandeur sound the same to me …

Northland by election – National gets desperate

Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, March 19th, 2015 - 37 comments

National is obviously deeply afraid of losing the Northland By Election as is clearly shown by the liberal application of pork barrel politics, the misuse of statistics, the use of Ministerial resources to help campaigning and now the bullying of a local group seeking to have a local road improved.

How much is National’s Northland panic costing the taxpayer?

Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, March 17th, 2015 - 147 comments

So our PM is cutting short state business for the purposes of party campaigning. Since Key invented the whole silly hats game, I guess it’s fair to ask if he still gets paid as PM when he is acting in his capacity as Party Leader? If so, why?

The Northland coverup

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, March 16th, 2015 - 64 comments

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Chutzpah in Northland

Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, March 14th, 2015 - 44 comments

Winston Peters has challenged John Key to a debate in Northland.

Early heavy voting in Northland

Written By: - Date published: 12:53 pm, March 13th, 2015 - 38 comments

Advance voting only opened on Wednesday in Northland and already double that of the general election. Unusual in a by election for there to be a big turnout, so we will see if it continue.

Nats now threatening Northland

Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, March 13th, 2015 - 81 comments

The Nats are now threatening Northland voters with the loss of roading projects and more. Classy.

Caption competition

Written By: - Date published: 4:05 pm, March 12th, 2015 - 108 comments

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National’s Epsom branch to back National in Northland

Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, March 12th, 2015 - 15 comments

No need for Mr Gower to get all hot and bothered over this “dirty deal”, it’s just National’s Epsom branch backing the National candidate.

Key crosses a bridge too far

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 12th, 2015 - 127 comments

I kid you not but John Key thinks that Dotcom and Hager prevented him from announcing the Northland bridge decaboondoggle. And Sabin is having no effect on the by election campaign.

Northland’s decaboondoggle bridge building programme

Written By: - Date published: 7:10 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 37 comments

National’s proposal to double lane ten Northland bridges has some unusual aspects.  Seven of them were not in the region’s Regional Land Transport Program such was their priority in the scale of things.  And one is apparently right next to National candidate Mark Osborne’s home …

Polity: Pork bridges

Written By: - Date published: 3:28 pm, March 9th, 2015 - 40 comments

A sudden enthusiasm for local infrastructure projects on the eve of a tight by-election. What a remarkable coincidence! I wonder whether the cost/benefit ratios on these bridges are up to scratch? Last year National bribed people in the general election. OIA time

Northland is not a “dirty deal”

Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, March 9th, 2015 - 125 comments

Despite Mr Gower’s excitable tendencies, Andrew Little’s comments that Northland voters may wish to vote to send a signal to the government is not a “dirty deal”.

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