Labour and the Greens have made concessions intended to establish themselves as a credible alternative government, but they’ve made the concessions to the wrong people.
A 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis managed to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented.
If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant.
After various leftist media outlets spoke out against the inclusion of rape apologist Willie Jackson in the Labour Party’s election planning , The Daily Blog welcomed its new influx of male readers
So we now we know how much it costs to buy New Zealand citizenship.
Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging.
Once again at the business end of a US election, the result will hinge on the same old bits of geography as always
“The Cubs Have A Smaller Chance Of Winning Than Trump Does”
Yet as we now know…yesterday, the Chicago Cubs concluded their incredible World Series comeback run with an 8-7 victory
What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, “calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution.”
John Key’s rationale for refusing to throw the state’s resources behind reducing child poverty is the lamest excuse since “The dog ate my homework.”
By now, we shouldn’t be surprised by the Beehive’s disinterest in the country’s social problems.
Reportedly, Apple owes Ireland $US14 billion in unpaid taxes, plus interest.
A few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week
The plan to strip out support for older “special needs” children to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in ECE defies belief…
Voter turnout is being actively suppressed in this year’s US elections
Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch.
On the brink of the Brexit vote, the irrationality of the “Leave” option is now apparent.
Once again, news packages from the US and UK underlined the difference in the treatment of the Pulse night club killings and the murder of Jo Cox.
So China and the US both have competing trade deals on offer – the TPP for the US and the RCEP for the Chinese – each of which pointedly exclude the other superpower.
Can a ministerial spin merchant ‘accidentally’ pass on to a journalist the fact that a prominent critic of their Minister is under Police investigation?