This means anyone who becomes unemployed in the next 12 weeks will refuse any part time work offered to them because they will lose the new payment. This is obviously supid so we hope will be changed in the future to allow some income on top of what they get as a tax-free payment.
Tourism is one of our major industries, but the plague must be kept out of NZ and that means the borders MUST remain tightly controlled.
To date, Todd Muller, the newly elected leader of the National Party who ousted Simon Bridges, has managed to not justify why he should have taken over or articulated any vision for what National would do if they won power in September.
Ten years ago it happened.
3.30pm Aotea Square Auckland Monday 1st June March to US Embassy
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Simon Bridges, plucky little battler from provincial aspiration street, has been replaced by alpha CEO aspiration in the form of Todd Somebody.
This coup inside National was driven by self interest and the fear of unemployment - as such it has no real political depth or value other than self preservation.
I've been arguing that there has been a seismic shift in the psychology of the electorate.
LOOK HARD at this image. Think about what it depicts. Ask yourself how one human-being could behave so brutally when so many eye-witnesses – and very soon millions of people online around the world – were there to watch him do it. Then ask yourself why he didn’t care.
Jack Tame is one of the best political interviewers on screen in NZ.
It's not that National are card carrying members of the KKK, it's just that they are so privileged that they utterly fail to acknowledge ambition that isn't white.
Well there you have it. Two Labour Party ministers confirming yet again, if any confirmation was necessary, that Labour remains as mired in neo-liberalism as it ever was in the 1980s.
When the best you have to defend the white loaf of bread and gallon of milk the National Party top dozen represents is 'But Paul Goldsmith is a Māori', you know you are in trouble.
After 5 years, the NZ Police have apologised and settled my complaint against their breach of my privacy and civil rights during their deeply flawed case against Nicky Hager. The formal apology is as follows.
Bomber delivers his run-down on the week's big political issues