Posts Tagged ‘wee gripes’

A moan at 3 News

Written By: - Date published: 2:40 pm, May 10th, 2012 - 11 comments

Hey 3 News –  I know there’s a lot of pressure to churn stuff out and so on.  But, even so, surely you can do better than this.

Wee gripes: the Steven Joyce cult

Written By: - Date published: 10:54 am, March 17th, 2010 - 32 comments

People like to talk about how great Steven Joyce is. But he’s not got a single run on the board.

Am I missing something or is just talking about how good you are all that’s needed nowadays?

Wee gripes: work stoppage stats

Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, January 22nd, 2010 - 6 comments

NZPA is reporting that there were only four work stoppages in the last September quarter, making eighteen for the 2009 year to September. They then repeat the Stats NZ line that this figure is down on 2008. So good news eh? Fewer strikes means a more contented workforce surely. Except for the fact that the […]

Closed for tax evasion

Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, November 4th, 2009 - 7 comments

I see the BNZ’s got itself a new PR campaign: On 4 November, most BNZ people will be working on projects around New Zealand to help our communities be better off – we’re calling it Closed for Good. Um, thanks all the same, but why don’t you just pay your f*cking tax bill instead? Update: […]

Wee gripes: Crying wolf

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, October 2nd, 2009 - 10 comments

I want to make clear this post isn’t about the relief effort in Samoa and Tonga. I think that has been well handled. It was good to see Winnie Laban and Chris Carter, both MPs with links to Samoa, were sent out there immediately to work with our diplomats in assessing the situation and are […]

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