Written By: - Date published: 11:10 am, April 24th, 2017 - 14 comments
Funny how the Nats can always find millions for vanity projects – and sweet FA for the homeless.
Written By: - Date published: 12:34 pm, August 6th, 2016 - 17 comments
The Italian intiaitive encouraging supermarkets to give unsold food to those in need is a great move. Helps the poor, reduces waste, win win. But it’s just a start. We need to massively change attitudes and behaviour to reduce food waste.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, January 29th, 2016 - 73 comments
Yesterday the Nats confirmed the closing of a failed Northland charter school. Turns out we’ll be paying an extra $400,000 for the first quarter of this year, even though the school will not open. Brilliant.
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, October 23rd, 2015 - 30 comments
John Key’s antics trying to drum up support for a flag change are getting increasingly desperate, but NZ isn’t listening.
Written By: - Date published: 3:35 pm, September 1st, 2008 - 98 comments
Perhaps I’ve overestimated the National Party’s PR machine. I mean I’ve seen them run their C/T strategy pretty well and, as much as I hate to admit it, Ansell’s billboards were pretty bloody good last time. But then I opened the PDF with their latest billboard on it. It’s busy, the message is confusing, and […]
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, July 10th, 2008 - 65 comments
I was going to write a piece on the much anticipated paper from ANZ’s chief economist on government spending. But now I’ve tracked it down and read it, there’s hardly any point. It’s just 4 pages in the Bank’s monthly market report and it reads like something I would expect from an excitable commerce student, […]
Written By: - Date published: 11:58 am, June 24th, 2008 - 19 comments
It’s good to see the PSA broadening the public debate on tax cuts with a UMR poll showing the majority of Kiwis don’t want bigger tax cuts if they come at the expense of public services. To summarise: 71% of New Zealanders would prefer to keep taxes at current levels than have higher user charges […]