LABOUR WIN: NZ First go with Labour!

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BREAKING: Labour led Government!

Called it.

My daughter is VERY happy

It was down to the wire. In the end it was what Labour could do to change the neoliberal economic settings that won Winston over.

Well done everyone who worked on this in the background.

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Let’s do it again in 3yrs

The right wing media will go feral once the details all come out.

Fuck em – I’m off for a drink.

 

145 COMMENTS

    • Yes Martyn,
      What a beautiful night, I love everyone who worked so hard to get the message out there, and to you Martyn you desrve our absolute admiration and what a beautiful dughter you have bless you all.

      • +100 CLEANGREEN…I had a whiskey nip or two or three for Winston and Jacinda and James Shaw ( who has turned out to be a good balanced strong leader of the Greens)

        I also thought of Martyn Bradbury and you and all the other good stalwart fighters for justice and change on the Daily Blog!

        Winston turned up trumps as we knew he would. He is a statesman.

        He said NZF voted for change… a lot of people are losers under Capitalism…NZF went for change. He wants lots more housing for NZ poor

        A beneficiary I know was shouting with delight and saying Winston is the next Michael Joseph Savage and thank God we had got rid of this National government.

    • Hosking is going in for the kill, he’s making shit up now, using words like” what the hell is going on now”

      My advice to Hosking is “your yesterday’s man”.

      • Did you see his last ditch effort to appear moderate? He went so far as to say this: “We are taking, in today’s decision, 18 years of solid economic performance.”

        So now he respect’s Labour’s economic performance. Right. Can’t wait to see him have a complete rabid meltdown.

      • Yes, I would like to see Hosking’s and Toni Street’s Seven Sharp’s salaries made publicly known….then the two salaries combined together and reallocated between each of them 50-50.

        • Add them up, divide them by two, take away the number you first thought of, then take away the presenter you first thought of.

        • agree Silver tuatara not just their salaries overs as well and these are the people that have been putting the boot into the poor and marginalized. I am not a nasty person but I had not one bit of sympathy for bill and this lot on TV last night. For 9 years they have been hurting too many NZers and even my partner who is not into politics said to me ” he doesn’t think he has done anything wrong because he believes in how he thinks and what he does”

          • Yes Michelle and what annoys me the most is this smug sense of entitlement by the National party ministers. “I’m in power and with it comes arrogance, deceit and outright lies, along with, I’m the only one that is right and everyone else is wrong attitude”

            Well Winston campaigned on “ENOUGH” and now the nasties are gone.

            The great thing to come out of this, is the slime that is Boag, Prebble and Hooten, with luck, they will seep into oblivion.

      • One of NZ1st´s policies is to establish public media, and I can´t see Labour or the Greens disagreeing with this. Let´s hope it happens soon.

    • I hope the first priority for this government is a clean sweep of our National Radio and TV Stations to get rid of all these right wing so-called journalists who have propped up this rotten National party for these past 9 years. Gower, Garner, Hosking, Owens, ETC, ETC. BEGONE THE LOT OF THEM.

      • And this guy who alongside Seymour helped support a corrupt govt…

        Peter Dunne @honpeterdunne
        Congratulations @jacindaardern on becoming our new PM. I did not support you but wish you well in your important new role.
        8:41 PM – Oct 19, 2017

        WELL AS A ONE MAN PARTY, FUCK ALL SUPPORTED YOU DUNNE, AND YOU LET N.Z. DOWN, SO WHO GIVES A,WHO YOU SUPPORT OR NOT!

      • 1000% Maama,

        My blog today 20th October 2017.

        We must have this new Labour lead Gov’t to swiftly purge all former National cling-on’s from all government positions and agencies and SOE’s such as Kiwi rail as these National cling-ons were placed inside kiwi rail and it’s own board to kill our rail system off and isolate the management from public contact, this we know as we have emails from kiwi rail management saying the public have been excluded from contacting all Kiwi rail management last year. Top Board of Kiwi rail appointees by National were Paula Rebstock must be fired now as she was so toxic to Kiwi rail’s survival.

        NZTA/Kiwi rail/Ministry of Transport all must loose their top National Party placed management and be replaced by labour Lead appointed administrative positions.

        A new Minister of rail must be announced by Labour lead government to protect our own Rail company again and setup to restore our regional freight and passenger rail services again.
        The Ministry of the Environment Management must loose all national party appointees also.

        The Parliamentary commissioner for the Environment must re-instate a labour chosen appointee as national have just chosen a former national MP as the new commissioner for the Environment so that is such a bad move and must be stopped.

        “Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment” (PCE) is one of the most important agencies Labour must return full funding to provide complete public services to and conduct regional studies on all environmental issues of concerns to all communities again as labour had set up this agency when last in Government.

        Also included must be similar changes in all Regional Government Management positions as those National appointed managers were becoming un-cooperative with the communities they are supposed to serve.

        We must re-instate the Ministry of Transport as “principal advisory” to Government again, as it was during the last labour Government.
        National had deliberately reduced Ministry of Transport to a door stop for government policies under National and have deliberately advanced NZTA as ‘king of transport’ which is wrong as NZTA is only simply an ‘RCA’ or a (road controlling agency)

        Next we need to return all Government documents to the Former labour government policy platforms & positions regarding the insertion of the “policies for agencies to have regard for “Environmental and Social policy planning” inside all documents supplied to public, Local, and central governments.

        This will ensure we move to save our environment, health and regional wealth of our NZ Nation again after a nine year loss.

      • 1000% Maama,

        My blog today 20th October 2017.

        We must have this new Labour lead Gov’t to swiftly purge all former National cling-on’s from all government positions and agencies and SOE’s such as Kiwi rail as these National cling-ons were placed inside kiwi rail and it’s own board to kill our rail system off and isolate the management from public contact, this we know as we have emails from kiwi rail management saying the public have been excluded from contacting all Kiwi rail management last year. Top Board of Kiwi rail appointees by National were Paula Rebstock must be fired now as she was so toxic to Kiwi rail’s survival.

        NZTA/Kiwi rail/Ministry of Transport all must loose their top National Party placed management and be replaced by labour Lead appointed administrative positions.

        A new Minister of rail must be announced by Labour lead government to protect our own Rail company again and setup to restore our regional freight and passenger rail services again.
        The Ministry of the Environment Management must loose all national party appointees also.

        The Parliamentary commissioner for the Environment must re-instate a labour chosen appointee as national have just chosen a former national MP as the new commissioner for the Environment so that is such a bad move and must be stopped.

        “Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment” (PCE) is one of the most important agencies Labour must return full funding to provide complete public services to and conduct regional studies on all environmental issues of concerns to all communities again as labour had set up this agency when last in Government.

        Also included must be similar changes in all Regional Government Management positions as those National appointed managers were becoming un-cooperative with the communities they are supposed to serve.

        We must re-instate the Ministry of Transport as “principal advisory” to Government again, as it was during the last labour Government.
        National had deliberately reduced Ministry of Transport to a door stop for government policies under National and have deliberately advanced NZTA as ‘king of transport’ which is wrong as NZTA is only simply an ‘RCA’ or a (road controlling agency)

        Next we need to return all Government documents to the Former labour government policy platforms & positions regarding the insertion of the “policies for agencies to have regard for “Environmental and Social policy planning” inside all documents supplied to public, Local, and central governments.

        This will ensure we move to save our society’s environment, health and regional wealth of our NZ Nation again after a painful nine year loss to us all.

          • Cleangreen;

            It’s good to have someone of your experience and contacts
            on board.

            Winnie made the best choice. Now we will see real change.

            Watch for MSM to try and tear it down.

            We were right all along,aye Red Buzzard.

            Good effort to all.

            Cheer.

      • Hear hear, MAAMA. Lets return to real balanced journalists not enabling cheerleaders…. Goodbye propaganda jocks! Hello quality like John Campbell, back in prime time with real issues!

    • yes Mike I love seeing him squirm. he will loose his job now as they split TV one off the TVNZ and it is going to Radio NZ and Hoskings knows this.

  1. Good on ’em. Except that NZF most likely won’t realistically be part of the next government given that NZF won’t likely have sufficient votes to be in parliament (i.e. NZF won’t get 5% in the next general election without Winston who is likely to retire). Seven Sharp has been great tonight with a frowning Hosking and a beaming Caroline Robinson – the contrast is striking.

    • Hehehehee,… when I worked at TV3 as security ( Yes me ! y’all !!! – I had my eyes and ears wide open when I worked there ,- I know about the setting up of Kim Dotcom Mana / Internet party and just who was involved though I wasn’t that involved in the political intricacies at the time ) I saw Caroline ,.. she had a certain bearing , … something… that made me think she was a little different to the peculiar culture there,… there were one or two small little girls banging incessantly on the windows ,… and out came Caroline smiling and saying , ” Oh ,… its my children !!”… almost like an ” Eh ? ,.. what are they dong here at this time of day ? ” …

      I cant place it ,… but there was something in the way she was and how she spoke then that was at once joyous and relaxed that bespoke of family loving-kindness … I don’t know what her political views were but I picked up she was a real caring sort.

      I remember smiling at her and those little daughters just for the sheer unencumbered reality of childhood impatience and the fact that no matter who it is, … little people know no standing on ceremony. They are innocent and precious .

      It was humorous and lovely to watch.

      🙂

  2. Vindicated for voting Winnie. Frank’s iconic “have you been drinking” comment might be apt right now.

  3. Its over ! , – 9 long years of oppressive government! Very very satisfied. And I’m sure many will be partying tonight !!!.

    9 years,… its over . Had a feeling it’d be Labour , then again, just wasn’t sure which way and so were most of us I guess . But its over and out for National.

    Thanks to The Daily Blog for keeping us all in the loop over this discouraging period of time under National . And to all the contributors , … this a truly fantastic result and something for those of the Left to savour. So all have a great evening , Raise a toast .. but be careful of the heads for tomorrow 🙂

    Well done all .

    • I’m always about the 33 years of oppression, but it is a relief. Doubt it will be more than a momentary relief but it’s good.

    • Wild Katipo;

      “Thanks to The Daily Blog for keeping us all in the loop”

      I don’t think so, unfortunately.

      There was a war on Winston / NZF on these pages all year.

      Something TDB should be ashamed of.

      A businessman told me an un-named Proffessor of Political Science told him at the beginning of the year that the MSM was going to starve the oxygen out of NZF and that they just that did, by not covering Winnie on the campaign trail.
      Not one speech.

      Much like this UN speech of Trump. Note it went down like a lead balloon.

      Showing The Trump Administrations true intentions.
      https://tbunews.com/did-u-s-president-trump-announced-the-end-of-the-old-world-order-and-the-beginning-of-a-new-one

      Watch for some really big announcements to come out ON MSM in the near future.

      In fact there have been a couple already in America right now.

      By omission we never get to hear what ANY Change Agent has to say.

      Lets hope NZF really does change the balance of Broadcasting here.

      Cheers.

  4. The look on Hosking face, looks like the sharemarket just crashed and now his attack on Jacinda, fuck off Hosking you are irrelevant!

    • He’s not taking it well at all,I can’t wait until he meets his new employer.We can do without his negative shit.

      • +100 BERT and Barry…I try never to watch him but could not avoid it tonight…he was completely negative and nit picky…disappointment all over his face

  5. Congratulations to everyone in NZ First who has been actively agitating for this for years, and assuring us all their votes of confidence in Winston would not be hijacked 1984-style. I was skeptical much of the time, even critical, but you pulled it off. Respect.

    Now the really challenging part starts. Where NZ First and the Greens work together *within* a government, on issues like opposing slave labour treaties (“free trade agreements” like TPP), regional development (eg hemp processing, and maybe medicinal cannabis growing), greater use of railways (powered by publicly-owned renewable electric generation), and other areas where they are both far to the left of Labour.

    • Hosking is enemployable – having ultimately failed in his mission to keep the statistic shysters and blatant ballyhoo blasters in power.

  6. Happy with the result but could someone with closer connections to Labour than I remind Jacinda to keep Clark out. There’s no First Lady role in NZ and I am not interested in anything he has to say.

    • Some of us value his support of Jacinda. Your view is your view, not really important in the scheme of things.

  7. Does anyone know how long it might take for new MPs to be sworn in and formally start working with their ministries?

  8. I am torn between hope and desperation, knowing what Winston stood for before. His and his party’s lingering tells me, they were having more than second thoughts with the decision finally made, and were also not happy with the Nats.

    The Greens are left out of the equation, have to bow to Jacinda and sign off, they have little choice.

    I expect this government to last no more than three years, given the wide spread of policy and interests and the Nats will wait in anticipation to win with a landslide in 2020.

    My biggest worry is that we will not have a firm stop on the immigration scam, that I have observed for years, I witness it all around, me, all new immigrants audacious, and claiming this and that, and saying, hey, you all are white or Maori and ‘hate’ us, you are ‘racist’. Too many use this angle and Chinese will take over NZ Inc, as they successfully have, besides of Filipinos and Indians.

    If this continues, forget the new government, there will be a HUGE backlash soon.

    • “The Greens are left out of the equation, have to bow to Jacinda and sign off, they have little choice.”

      Wrong. They are not coalition partners, they are confidence and supply. Labour/NZF will rely on their votes to support legislation, so they will need to be kept happy. This will be a good working relationship, contrary to the rantings of media pundits. That’s how a representative democracy works – Even when there are disagreements, people learn to compromise and work together to get things done.

      • Welll said richard clearly you are very intellegent, as Winston said last night when asked how he would get on with greens he said graciously ‘I have never had any bad words with greens leader”.

    • Yes Marc
      If all the politicians keep on flooding the country with immigrants (note. not refugees), it will result in social disorder. It’s all well to vilify people as racist if they disagree with uncontrolled immigration of other races with other values and other religions , but ignoring human nature is asking for trouble. Of corse the politicians won’t be exposed to the strife they cause in the community.
      D J S

    • Marc;

      “I expect this government to last no more than three years, given the wide spread of policy and interests and the Nats will wait in anticipation to win with a landslide in 2020.”

      As long as we all stop listening to what MSM has to say we should be set on
      a new path. I predict MORE support for NZF at next election.

      Just wait and see what major changes are made.

      Education Policy is a major change for the direction of our children that is
      applauded by all our besieged educators.

      Thanks to Tracy Martin. She should be the Minster of that Portfolio.

      See my reply to Christine 50% down page;

      Note the rouge poll link and follow my comments through.

      https://thedailyblog.co.nz/2017/10/14/nz-companies-complicit-in-culture-of-violence-intolerance-and-oppression/

      Cheers.

  9. Finally! Out go a whole bunch of rotten liers and crooks – and one hell of a bias speaker! Finally.
    The most corrupt government ever – gone.
    Now to hold them to account for their crimes.
    Enter pike river for starters…

    • Good stuff Kim Dandy I am elated and a huge weight just disappearred from my shoulders, wonderful, and Jacinda and Winston are the heros of our country now.

      • … ” I am elated and a huge weight just disappeared from my shoulders ”…

        I think ,… you are speaking for many , many people , CLEANGREEN…

        That ,… is exactly how I am feeling , and yes, we can excuse this new incoming govt if they make the odd mistake , and that miracles wont be performed overnight ,… for that is human.

        What is inhuman is the crony capitalism we saw under Key and English , – ranging from Pike River to justifying having family’s living in cars… It is now over.

        I’m sure even Chris Trotter is having a few relaxing tipples of his favorite red wine atm… ( Hi Chris , – hope your joyful as I’m sure you will be )

        I do not wish to set this govt or other people up by saying everything will now be rosy , .. however ,… there will be changes, propelled on by the possibility of Peters wish for a legacy if he chooses to retire ( there’s no good reason for him to do so as he is totally good to go for years yet) ,… and more importantly , – the fact that conditions in this country have reached a critical mass point , – to which exploiters who are the backers of the National party must of known ,… had only a limited shelf life.

        By ‘ exploiters ‘ , … of course ,… I make reference to such clandestine unelected, unmandated body’s such as the New Zealand Initiative ,… who were ,.. among other things ,… architects of the neo liberal destruction ( and quite treasonous ) of the New Zealand social democracy and its Keynesian based economy …

        New Right Fight – Who are the New Right?
        http://www.newrightfight.co.nz/pageA.html

        These ,… and others like them ,… are the unseen hand of the devolution of NZ society ,.. these workers of mischief,… permeating the whole of NZ like a fast growing virus , … using personal ego , vanity and greed as the medium to seduce others with their thinking…

        ………………………………..

        Ken Douglas, then president of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, recalled in the 1996 documentary Revolution:

        The Employment Contracts Act was deliberately intended to individualise the employment relationship. It was a natural outcome of the ideological propaganda of rugged individualism, of self-interest and greed and the appeal to individuals that you could find better for you by climbing over the tops of your colleagues, your mates, and so on. Ruth Richardson was very clear, very blunt, very honest about its purpose. It was to achieve a dramatic lowering of wages, very, very quickly.

        Ruthanasia – Wikipedia
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruthanasia

        ………………………………..

        The above are extracts of what we are talking about , … of what Peters is talking about when he says ” there needs to be changes how this country is run both economically and socially ”…

        If Peters can work in with Labour and the Greens to enact much of that change in this term , well and good, … if it takes longer ,… so be it.

        Let us remember that the neo liberal far right have had 33 years at subverting this great country and plundering its wealth… we cannot expect instant change and it would be unfair to put that on anew govt in the first place.

        Let us be very patient.

        Let us support their efforts. Particularly in building the bridges between workers and big business, … for the hour of negotiation and compromise is now upon us.

        Certain monopoly’s will soon be feeling the effects of being offside with this govt ,… a certain major dairy / fish / vegetable producer comes to mind in their recent exploration and abuse of workers wages and conditions comes to mind, … doesn’t it ,… Talley’s Group Limited .

        You will find Winston’s NZ First party an anathema in wanting to raise the minimum wage to something respectable such as $ 20.00 per hour…

        Feel free to cry.

        Just as women with small children to feed did when you slashed their wages , and as grown male loyal workers did with young family’s to feed did when you made them casual workers by cunning manipulation of legislation designed by National under the guidance of the NZ Initiative…

        For those who choose to resist that fact , … they will find themselves increasingly forced by public opinion to change despite their cherished ‘ born to rule ‘ mentality.

        Oh yes, … they will wage a bitter war of resistance ,… but even now as we ponder all this ,…the IMF and OECD themselves are now against them and have come out and said so.

        Neo liberalism and its exploitative and destructive ‘ pseudo freedoms ‘extremes are dead. There never was freedom gained by enslaving others.

        I believe Winston Peters true to his word in resisting neo liberalism. He has always opposed it. And he has teamed with those whose policy’s support that stance as well. This will be a powerful , volatile , democratic , creative exciting new government. This will be a government that will recapture the NZ public’s imagination , … and renewed interest in the vitality and dynamics of the power of their vote…of their identity as New Zealanders.

        This will be a govt that will say its alright to be a New Zealander , that its alright to challenge exploiters and plunderers and those who would seek to climb up on the shoulders of others to get themselves ahead , – more so , – even encourage that civic pride in doing so.

        This will be a govt that will say its alright to take a pride in your country , no matter where you come from , what occupation you have , no matter what race or religion , – and that greed , undemocratic manipulation and avarice are vices that need to be controlled by govt intervention and regulation to prevent just that same sort of rampant , viscous self centered political and economic thuggery that has gone on in NZ unchecked for the last 33 years.

        This will be a government that , at last ,… will finally put New Zealanders first.

        • Yes Wild latipo,

          I aslo am very confident inWinston as he said in Gisborne to us that this is our chance to save NZ and we willl never get another.

          he is very aware that we are on a knife edge and national were almost bankrupting us.

          So when jacinda with Winston and hopefully ganesh get to review the treasury books they will find no hand grenades left by an errant national party.

      • Cleangreen, I feel exactly the same way. It’s as if someone has inhaled air back into my lungs, I feel my head is light again. And the irony on this historic occasion, is that this has all occurred on Labour weekend.

  10. My ONLY satisfaction and celebration is, FUCK National, we got rid of the bastards, finally. But what the new government may or can offer, that is my worry, I am less hopeful than many others.

    If Labour want to satisfy the mainstream and the markets at the same time, they will soon back down and be screwed. We already had instant messages, oh, the dollar went down.

    This is the stuff that fail and success are made of, and mostly, in history, left and whatever governments got scared, and backed off reforms, that may have been needed.

    It is impossible to opt out of the global markets, but at least, the change of government sends signals to like minded in other countries, we had enough of neoliberalism and selling off, we want CHANGE.

    Whatever that may mean in the end is to be watched and awaited, I truly expect more of a revolution, than Winston and Jacinda may have indicated.

  11. Don’t care, we no longer have Joyce, English, Bennett, Smith,Collins and Brownlee to corrupt our political system, let alone that pathetic corrupt speaker of the house, David Carter,

      • Won’t happen, Jacinda even appeared to express compliments to Bill English as PM and Finance Minister. Stop dreaming, people. The establishment will seize hold of Jacinda and form her the way she is ‘meant to be’.

  12. The shredders and delete buttons will be in overdrive around parliament and government departments right now! Hopefully Hosking and a swag of other media Natzis will get the same treatment that John Campbell received under National. This should be a priority-control the message. It sounds dictatorial but hey, we’ve been living in propaganda state for some time now, nothing will change except the message. There is an urgent need to reverse the brainwashing that has occured over the last 9 years (or maybe 30 years!). Winston should keep the neoliberal arm of the Labour party constrained.

    Looking forward to some genuine change!

  13. The shredders and delete buttons will be in overdrive around parliament and government departments right now! Hopefully Hosking and a swag of other media Natzis will get the same treatment that John Campbell received under National. This should be a priority-control the message. It sounds dictatorial but hey, we’ve been living in propaganda state for some time now, nothing will change except the message. There is an urgent need to reverse the brainwashing that has occured over the last 9 years (or maybe 30 years!). Winston should keep the neoliberal arm of the Labour party constrained.

    Looking forward to some genuine change!

  14. To Jacinda Adern and the Greens to quote an old hymn.

    I vow to thee my country all earthly things above
    Entire whole and perfect the service of my love
    The love that asks no question , the love that stands the test
    that lays upon the altar the dearest and the best
    the love that never falters , the love that pays the price
    the love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

  15. Well done Winston-legend
    Lets get into that mine and secure the crime scene for the 29.
    Wine box and Pike River-what a legacy! Sir Winston Peters sounds mighty good.

  16. Time will tell.

    In the mean time FUCK NATIONAL!
    You greedy, soulless, cadre of time wasting, own pocket lining scum bags.
    Fuck bennett, fuck english, fuck big jizz brownlee, fuck tolly, fuck collins, fuck them all!
    The nine year nightmare is over.

  17. Hey Bill, Paula, Steven and friends.
    Stick your coalition deal up your arses and fuck off while you’re doing it.

    Ahhh…….that felt soo good!
    (Shame Key wasn’t still on board the SS National as it took the Winston torpedo hit tonight).

  18. Enjoy the joy. Strange, Peters said the most inspiring things. Doubts about Ardern and Shaw on that count . To go with massive doubts about Peters prior.

    There is no Savage among them but this is the date for REVOLUTION. Sweep ’84 away. Establish another 50 year demo-cracy.

  19. Fantastic result!

    And I agree with Sumsuch – Winston Peters was surprisingly inspirational with his speech. If those were his own words, and not from a speech writer, the man has a hidden side to him.

    New beginnings for us all…

      • Awww, thanks, CG.

        Interestingly, with our new government about to take over, the role of bloggers is now more important than ever. The likes of Hosking and Boag et al will be stirring; telling lies; spreading mischief; and underming Ardern and her colleagues at every opportunity. Coupled with a massive Opposition (National), we will need need to support the coalition government like nothing before. Joyce’s “$11.7 billion hole” lie was only the beginning.

        Friends, Comrades, countrymen (and women) – the fight has just begun.

        • As usual Frank you are so right. Why we have to be bombarded with the drivel and lies from that “Boag thing” beats me. She appears to be the nastiest, coldest, woman in this country, surely these TV producers can find someone from the right who speaks with honesty or intelligence. Lets hope this will be the last time we hear from the likes of Hooten, Boag, and the rest of the cold hearted mob.

          Cant wait to see how the change of government will effect the hard working families of this country. They most certainly need a break. These past 30 years have been a downward spiral for the majority of NZ’ers.

          Lets ensure that these right wing greedy mongrels never get a foot in our doors ever again.

          Methinks we have to go back to the old times – JOIN OUR LOCAL POLITICAL PARTIES – then as members we ensure that THEY DO WHAT WE WANT. LETS FACE IT – WE PAY THEIR WAGES – WE ARE THE BOSSES.

  20. Media: What is the reaction of business to the new coalition? Tells you how they think, doesn’t it- Business run the country! Watch the market manipulation, dollar manipulation and other resistance over the following months. Essentially, anti-New Zealand activity.

  21. love to see the Nats sad faces makes me happy. Now lets see if we will see the back of Neoliberalism. As Winston said it has not benefiting the average Kiwi.

  22. Shame we have to have Mallard as the speaker. Revolting man. I really wonder when I hear King on the radio right now all this stuff she says, she was part of the 9 years Labour had and did a big fat nothing on child poverty.

  23. It begins::

    ‘The NZD is down significantly after NZ First opted to support a Labour-led government…..

    ‘trading as low as 0.7012 USD and 0.8910 AUD’

    https://www.interest.co.nz/currencies/90439/nzd-significantly-lower-down-between-15-and-23-all-crosses-trading-low-07012-usd

    So presumably THE REAL GOVERNMENT OF NZ -the banks and corporations- will do whatever is necessary to punish those who oppose their agenda of global domination by banks and corporations based in the US and UK etc.

    I don’t think the real owners need to go as far as sending in an invasion force because they already have in place an army of bureaucrats the economists who declare that progress equates with expansion of the industrial economy at the expense of the people and the environment.

    And they still have complete control of the mainstream media.

  24. Lovely photo,
    lovely daughter Martyn,
    Lets get on and make this a better place
    for our children and grandchildren to inherit.

  25. I woke up this morning and stumbled outside to pee on the lawn, as one does, and I noticed… The sun was warm on my face, the wee beasties were in their good humour, ( I have a bee hive between the ceiling and the roof in a spare room.) I saw two little rabbits and they saw me and they didn’t care at all, there was a Starling making a sound like a seagull calling, I heard a sheep babble something about the taste of Mc Donalds hamburgers ( Blaaaahhhhhch! ) to her kids, the air is sweet with spring. There’s a soft and peaceful calm about today.
    It’s our first glorious, Nat-zo Free day.

    Now? For the hunt. Lets get the bastards! Lets never forget.
    ( jonky? Now @ Air NZ AND ANZ ! )

    • CONTRYBOY THAT WAS PRICELESS i GIGGLED TILL i COUGHED.

      I pee on my lawn as the neighbour is onekm away and I have bushes infront of the old farmhouse. Shit I used to be a townee but being up 1650 ft in the raukamaras (behind Gisborne) I can pee freely here.

      Just need to watch the cars and stock trucks comng past now and then.

      Our 50 odd sheep we have dont care where i pee.

      I bring reject citrus up from Gisborne once a week and we get bees now and then too, – because the neighbour has hives down the road.

      We have a lot in common then but a recall you are down south I think?

      Cheers mate have a great day.

    • Now? For the hunt. Lets get the bastards! Lets never forget.
      ( jonky? Now @ Air NZ AND ANZ ! )

      Yes!

      ‘Release the hounds’ ….

      Seriously though , restorative justice needs to be pursued. There’s many many old social and economic scores to be settled. Scores that cost untold thousands their very lives in many cases, let alone their livelihoods, their assets and their dignity.

      Its time the marching and the drumming started and we see action in bringing as many of these treasonous thieves to justice.

  26. My votes were well placed: party to Labour, local MP to NZF. So yes, the wanted result (and Winston at his theatrical best last night). But Martyn, is it quite necessary to exult (that’s OK, of course) but with multiple f-words? Not sure that this enhances your journalistic clout. I am reminded of the Army joke, the soldier who said “f… me, the f…ing f…er’s f…ing well f…ed”.

    • Agree much Tom. Martyn -enable your daughter be really proud of your writing. In fact some of the language and phraseology in this forum is demeaning to all of us. As shakespeare wrote ‘heat not the furnace for thy foe so hot that it singe thyself’

    • we did same but party vote NZF and local MP labour as napier last election took labour back from national in 2014.

  27. Hosking, Prebble in today’s NZH, indulging in vicious nastiness. Both has been, past their used by date clowns in their misery, must have woken up this morning with dreadful gut pain, judging by their venomous articles.

    For the first time ever, I watched Seven Sharp last night. Oh the joy of watching Hosking’s agony, as the reality of a Labour/Green/NZF government set in, making him look positively bilious. Still had a face like a smacked bum this morning. Great stuff 🙂

  28. I note today, after I was celebrating the kick in the backside that Winston gave English and Nats, the known National supporters in my neighbourhood are rather silent and stern today, grim faces I also saw. They are the property owners in Auckland now worried about the value of their homes dropping, and renters getting more rights.

    Screw them, I thought, time for a change.

  29. Couldn’t agree with you more Martyn an excellent result like a dream come true. The thought that finally, after 9 very long years that those criminal bastards that made up the worst National government in history that hurt so many has gotten its well deserve kick in the arse just blew me away and it felt like a collective sigh of relief ran up and down the country and Im not ashamed to admit it but yeah I did get a bit overwhelmed and a wee bit of watery eyes and blubbering ensued within the joy that we now have a real MMP government of Labour with its largest Maori caucus in history, NZ First and the Greens that collectively pretty much represents everyone.You cant get better than that.

    • Marc;

      They are noted for 2 steps forward and 1, even 2 steps back when required.

      Some major ones here. We can only wait and see. World events to come.

      Nice choice for the celebrations. Brought tears to the eyes.

      And I lived long enough to see it.

  30. Good riddance for the National Party having to sit on the opposition benches for time being. Winston Peters’ decision means a change is coming, but given the difficulties to get these deals together, I look forward to the new government with some cautious optimism.

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