The Editor, The DomPost, Wellington
New Zealand First has been the destroyer of many of the main promises of the Labour Party from the last election (Cap Gains Tax), but where have been the complaints and insults of Winston? (Thanks to Sharon Murdock, Friday, for illustrating this reality, as she always manages to do.) Contrast that to the wave of heat against Greens Co-Leader James Shaw for a comparatively minor offence.
Yes, the Green private school grant and loan was against Green Party policy, and yes, Shaw has been out of step with the party membership for some time. But that doesn’t explain the vitriol from pundits and politicians. The visceral hatred of the Greens is always close to the surface. The Greens have been right too many times in vocalizing the challenging (terrifying) changes necessary to move forward in a nuclear weapon filled, climate change world with growing inequality that they exist unforgiven.
The Editor, The Sunday Star Times, Auckland
There was a similarity between the demise of the Nats’ Hamish Walker and that of Labour’s David Clark. In both cases, they have been downed by a serious flaw in the approach to the virus by their respective party leaderships. Read the rest of this entry »
MP for Wellington Central
Minister of Finance
Hello Mr. Robertson:
As identified leader of the new infrastructure spend I’m addressing this letter to you. Spending on infrastructure can be a good thing. In some cases it is a new investment and some cases ‘deferred maintenance’. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Listener, Auckland
The surreal nature of New Zealand politics was on open display last week within the context of the Labour Party having continued its unnatural condescension to New Zealand First policy thus putting paid to its ‘transformational’ label. Read the rest of this entry »
The Editor, The Herald, Auckland
07 October, 2019
So Shane Jones tries to hijack the so-called ‘transformative’ label of the current government with his Northland port proposal just after the climate strike success has laid out the most important transformative requirement for the government, in fact for our nation and our culture. Read the rest of this entry »
17 October, 2018
Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister
Parliament Buildings, Wellington
Hello Ms Ardern:
Spending an extra $1B+ on a warplane (Boeing P-8A) while claiming there is not enough money for necessary pay increases for nurses and teachers, to name but two, is not a good look for a Labour government. Read the rest of this entry »
(from Mike) – I am anxious to hear about your elections and the new PM. She sounds like someone you would have supported. What is your perspective? Read the rest of this entry »
Advice of self-respect and forward thinking, from Aotearoa Independence Movement, Murray Horton, ChristchurchPosted: October 24, 2017
Let’s Do THIS!
Labour claims to be planet friendly, but what will be their policies and projects which get funded? Good to remind them of that responsibility.
I notice a few comments on transfers. Transfers would ideally be kept to a minimum and could be accomplished if routes were retained, looking at light rail as being an addition to the system and less as a replacement.