Talk is cheap

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The government has changed their stance on immigration in regards to construction, with an estimated 30 thousand foreign workers to be brought in to fill a skills shortage so the government can build houses. It just goes to show how much policy can change between opposition and government. In opposition, they wanted to slash immigration … Continue reading Talk is cheap

Nash risks pulling a Little

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Fisheries minister Stuart Nash has announced that he will try to get support from within cabinet to roll out cameras on commercial fishing boats.  The policy, which was put on ice when the Labour government was sworn in, has been on ice given Labour’s coalition partner NZ First having strong ties to the fishing industry. So, Nash … Continue reading Nash risks pulling a Little

Where’s the positive media?

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On Saturday, it was announced by Conservation minster Eugenie Sage and Energy minister Megan Woods that they had denied an application to mine on conservation land.  This is a positive for the government, as they are following up on their promises to restrict mining in favor of conservation. Ok. What’s the big deal? Well, I … Continue reading Where’s the positive media?

No confidence in Goff

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Earlier this week, nine out of the twenty Auckland City Council councilors penned a letter of no confidence to mayor Phil Goff.  Nine out of twenty councilors. Nearly half. This is no small thing. Councilor Chris Fletcher has also accused Goff of bullying him. But, that’s not the main reason councilors are rebelling against Goff. … Continue reading No confidence in Goff

Power is a fickle thing

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There is some discord amongst the Greens, after Land Information minister Eugenie Sage made a highly controversial decision. Sage made the decision to allow a Chinese owned water bottling company to expand and gain several hectares of land, to grow their Otakiri Springs water bottling plant. This goes against the Greens campaign promises, in which … Continue reading Power is a fickle thing

Guilty unless proven innocent

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Morgan Freeman is the latest Hollywood star to be hit with sexual misconduct claims. Now, the Screen Actors Guild is apparently considering revoking the lifetime achievement award it gave Freeman. Look, that’s not ok. Nothing has been yet proven.  This isn’t the way the justice system works. It is supposed to be innocent unless proven … Continue reading Guilty unless proven innocent

No repeal of Three Strikes

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Labour’s proposed reform of the controversial three strikes law has fallen through, with their coalition partner NZ First saying that they would not support the repeal.  This is what happens when you have a three-way government like this one, and it shows the different sides that NZ First and Labour have taken on law and … Continue reading No repeal of Three Strikes

Bidois wins Northcote

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The Northcote by-election has been won, and National has held the seat, with their candidate Dan Bidois winning. Congrats Dan and condolences Shanan. Labour did move their share of the vote up from 2017 from 34 to 44%, but the kicker for them is that National’s share of the vote barely fell at all – their’s … Continue reading Bidois wins Northcote