Where is NZ First?

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One thing that I have noticed in my few months of blogging is that I’ve done very little on NZ First. And part of the reason for that is that there hasn’t really been a lot of news out of them. Excluding Shane Jones, who has been given both good and bad coverage by the … Continue reading Where is NZ First?

A good decision by the Greens

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The Greens have announced that they will stand a candidate in the Northcote by-election against Labour’s Shanan Halbert and National’s Dan Bidois. The Greens were apparently tossing up about whether or not to run a candidate, mainly for financial reasons, apparently. However, there’s also the fact that had they not run a candidate, Labour’s Shanan … Continue reading A good decision by the Greens

The frustrating UN

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The UN has made Syria chair of the UN disarmament forum. The country which was the perpetrator of a deadly chemical weapons attack last week (chemical weapons were also banned by the disarmament forum), is now going to be the chair. The hell? You don’t put a country that just violated the rules of your … Continue reading The frustrating UN

My thoughts on Vision Zero

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Assistant transport minster Julie Anne Genter’s plan for zero road deaths has raised some eyebrows, to say the least. It’s been widely criticized as a plan that will never work, a plan that is too audacious. And it is. Having zero deaths is something that is not achievable. But I don’t think that necessarily makes … Continue reading My thoughts on Vision Zero

Robertson and debt

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Hamish Rutherford at stuff writes:  Grant Robertson’s first Budget will demonstrate the scale of his challenge to meet election promises while staying within his self-imposed spending limits… …Unless the Government decides to drop major spending plans or raise revenue through new taxes, it should quickly consider changing the commitment, or abandoning it altogether. While still … Continue reading Robertson and debt

No chance of a teal deal

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Marama Davidson has became Green party co-leader, winning in a landslide vote. And that shows that the Greens have made the choice to stay to the left, and socialist. And this should be concerning for National. Unlike Julie Anne Genter, Marama Davidson represents the core, left-wing values of the party, and that has effectively sealed … Continue reading No chance of a teal deal