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Simon burns his Teal Coalition Bridges

By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  12 Comments

So with National’s antipathy to taking the crucial, hard steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, what was National’s reasoning to entice the Green Party into a coalition deal (or at least a confidence and supply arrangement)? The answer came from Bluegreens co-chairman, Geoff Thompson. Thompson was unequivocally clear in his stated intention to using his front-organisation as a way for National to return to power;

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National’s Wellington Mayoral candidate, Jo Coughlan – four lanes to nowhere

By   /  July 31, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  9 Comments

Right-wing mayoral candidate, and current Wellington City Councillor, Jo Coughlan, has ducked answering questions relating to her campaign policy advocating for a four-lane motorway from Transmission Gully to Wellington airport.

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Q+A Review: Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett revealed

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Media Watch, Most Recent Blogs  /  24 Comments

TVNZ’s Q+A on Sunday 24 April featured an interview with Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. Her responses were further evidence that National was increasingly unable (or unwilling) to cope with the growing threat of climate change.

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