Posts Tagged ‘public opinion’

Losing the debate on global warming

Written By: - Date published: 12:03 pm, April 15th, 2012 - 155 comments

The facts don’t seem to matter when it comes to our understanding of climate change.  As the evidence grows stronger and stronger, so too, apparently, does public skepticism.


Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, July 30th, 2011 - 39 comments

I/S at No Right Turn on the public’s perception of the management of the economy, and National’s “dismal non-performance “.

Undoing the trouser button

Written By: - Date published: 12:28 pm, December 1st, 2009 - 9 comments

Recall that last week Speaker Lockwood Smith tried to heavy the press, demanding that they stop doing stories on MP’s expenses or he would do away with the Press Gallery. I suspected at the time that this was a tactical blunder, any hack worth their salt should take that as fighting talk! And it may […]

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  • Compliance strengthened for property speculation
    Inland Revenue is to gain greater oversight of land transfer information to ensure those buying and selling properties are complying with tax rules on property speculation. Cabinet has agreed to implement recommendation 99 of the Tax Working Group’s (TWG) final ...
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  • Plan to expand protection for Maui and Hector’s dolphins
    The Government is taking action to expand and strengthen the protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins with an updated plan to deal with threats to these native marine mammals. Minister of Conservation Eugenie Sage and Minister of Fisheries Stuart Nash ...
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  • Cameras on vessels to ensure sustainable fisheries
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