The great mistake made by National is that, at the beginning when they dreamed up these feel-good gimmicks, they set target-goal dates too close to the present. For example, when John Key and Bill English published a document entitled “Better Public Services” in February 2014, issuing a whole raft of target-goals, they set the date for accomplishment at 2017 (for most, though not all).
That left National minister in office only three years later having to explain their failure to achieve their target-goals.Read More →
comedy.co.nz productions ltd presents THE INTERNATIONAL COMEDY ALL STARS Hal Cruttenden (UK), Ismo Leikola (FIN), Chris Martin (UK), Jimmy McGhie (UK) Four international pro comedians will be hitting the road bringing some of the globes’ finest, and most hilarious comedy to Hamilton, Tauranga, Rotorua, New Plymouth, Wellington and Napier this April and May. Fresh from […]Read More →
It’s become a depressing pattern. Every time news of record migration numbers come out in the media, the National Party leap into action with another excuse for why they’re justified.
The most recent “alternative facts” laden argument for adding tens of thousands of people to the New Zealand labour market … is that apparently the workers already here can’t pass drug tests.Read More →
Twenty years later and I still get a little sense of unease when I wander into the women’s wear section of Farmers Lambton Quay, or spend fruitless hours looks for a non chintz print edition of a t-shirt dress in the Lyall Bay Warehouse. I still notice the glances I get when I’m going around with makeup on my face, that are absent when I’m being read as male.Read More →
So after building the Prison Empire that we now suffer under, ACT have decided the skyrocketing prison population is a damaging social cancer and are suggesting if Prisoners learn reading or writing the will get an early release.
Lovely to see ACT come out of the dark ages.Read More →
Right now we have Breakfast TVNZ, The AM Show, The Project and Seven Sharp all of which manage to make us less compassionate, more ignorant and a lot dumber.
Unfortunately a stupid electorate is exactly what many Politicians want.Read More →
Ron Mark left Oman in 1990 to return to NZ and has spent much of the last 20 years building his political career in New Zealand. He is currently the deputy leader of NZ First, and should that party enter government after this year’s election, it would be likely that Ron mark would be pushing for a place in cabinet.Read More →
Kina Sai is an artist, musician, photographer and human rights activist. She went to the Auckland Pride Festival this weekend and took a snapshot of our largest Gay Pride celebrationRead More →
The Daily Poem – The Girl On The Swing by Marck PriscoRead More →
Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) says that care must be taken not to undermine the needs of families by promoting a Living Wage (LW) as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ solution. A new report written for CPAG by Susan St John and Yun So, Children and the Living Wage, explains why families in Aotearoa New Zealand need a […]Read More →
A record 71,300 more migrants arrived in New Zealand than left in the January 2017 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This surpassed the previous annual record set in December 2016. The net gain reflected an increasing number of people arriving here and fewer leaving to live overseas. Migrant arrivals numbered 128,300 in the January […]Read More →
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As for his claim that we need to import all this cheap and exploitable migrant labour because NZ stoners keep failing their drug tests, let’s remember that in 2015, 8000 beneficiaries were sent for drug testable jobs, and how many fails were there?
Out of 8000 drug testable jobs.Read More →