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

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

National’s wedge

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National has taken the tough on crime approach to law and order, and are calling on NZ First to do the same. And I think this shows just what an advantage National has when you have a three party government like this. Being in opposition, National has no chance of passing tough on crime bills, … Continue reading National’s wedge

Haggling over the Kermadecs

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NZ First leader Winston Peters has signalled to the Greens that he is willing to negotiate over the Kermadec Islands marine sanctuary.  The Kermadec island sanctuary was originally proposed by the previous National government, but NZ First’s connections to the fishing industry put the proposal on ice when they entered a coalition with the Labour … Continue reading Haggling over the Kermadecs

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?