Posts Tagged ‘opinion’

Higgins on National’s shit creek

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, April 16th, 2017 - 100 comments

Higgins: “Water quality should be a massive issue this election. Some friends, who are the kind of dyed-in-the-wool National supporters who call everyone else a loony leftie, now say water quality will guide their vote and it can’t possibly go to National.”…

Opinions

Written By: - Date published: 8:43 pm, December 9th, 2016 - 162 comments

“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”

Opinion pieces on Labour

Written By: - Date published: 12:29 pm, April 17th, 2016 - 51 comments

Two opinion pieces on Labour this weekend offer a full spectrum from insight to inanity.

Bread and circuses. Hold the bread.

Written By: - Date published: 10:20 am, September 1st, 2015 - 16 comments

Peter Lyons hits the nail on the head in Nothing but spin coming from our Government. Garner misses the point in National gets a case of the dreaded third-termitis.

Weekend reading for the Nats

Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, August 3rd, 2015 - 14 comments

There were some good opinion pieces published over the weekend. Not comfortable reading for the Nats.

Polity: Shifting ground?

Written By: - Date published: 11:31 am, August 7th, 2014 - 19 comments

Rob Salmond looks at the recent shifts in media opinion pieces. Perhaps the National strategy of getting the house to rise too early has backfired. It appears to be giving opposition parties more room to showcase their policy, more room for National to showcase its arrogance, and more time for the polls to close.

Collins resigns: Twitter becomes safer

Written By: - Date published: 7:44 am, May 7th, 2014 - 8 comments

Yesterday Judith Collins announced that she was quitting Twitter. Some mischief makers may mourn the passing of this well-known troll from Twitter, including an awful lot of journalists and their bottom feeder golem wannabes. But there will be many in NZ who currently tend to avoid Twitter may begin to cautiously test the platform again now that at least one blowhard has retired from it.

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