Peters campaign up North was one man and 2 helpers on a bus . Standing on street corners with a microphone . Visiting pubs and halls and community centres and he talked with everyone who wanted to talk . He listened to what was being said. He is good at it but that is all people needed. Someone who cared about our lot up here instead of the platitudes being repeated along with the limo driven first time ever Politicians around the wealthier areas of KeriKeri, and the posing for photos. And the bribes that never were from Simon Bridges.
He didn't go around lying about his ability in Parliament. He didn't make up policy on the hoof nor did he have the finances National were throwing behind their replacement of that Sabin. National have a full time PR machine that is there to further their agenda. Money is their power and greed is their driver. It is easy to spot. Just go and have a look .They have the slick PR machine.
Please do tell, what is flip flop about holding Party decisions close to your chest when you are well aware of the way media responds. What's flip flop about being a politician who uses the system that is there . We may have laws that suck but they are law so yada yada yada. NZ first for all their foibles have touched a nerve. For some it's because many citizens feel shafted and they want to put NZer's first, for others it's zenophobic. I happen to feel it's both. But looking at their policies, I see some similarity with Greens because they both want best for this Country.
So ,nah ,not so slick, just calling it how it is. IMO
When I went into the Council to vote in the Bi election, I spoke with a man who's wife was voting . He was trying to get off the Maori role as he felt it was worth a vote against National. He felt very strongly about it. Interesting times .
Like I already said. If the schools can’t cope with just talking about suicide, how in the hell do they cope with it actually happening
Steven, I'll get back to you with this after the weekend because a friend of mine is in one of Northland's High Schools and he is the Counsellor for the kids. I'll ask him how it works. I also know someone else who had a similar role in another Northland school so I'll see what the protocol is.
Here is a recent survey's findings from the ERO, which may give some insight.
This is something the Press council could look at, I reckon. Should be "banner of the day"
The herald should have been ordered to acknowledge the ruling in print etc. If the Northern Advocate had to retract info re, Ruakaka Kauri within a couple of days of that story going to print, who is pulling the strings?
Yes, here's hoping the average National voter doesn't have the stomach for the kill, when they wake up and realise the future National will be denying the generations to follow
Although many National voters got out on Bi Election day up here in the North, it took Winston shouting louder around the area reminding all voting that we could make a powerful point. Bridges bribe was cream for Winston. Either Winston forced National to give 10 new bridges in 10 days or if not it proved they were dirty liars as has been seen now. And he made National pledge them even if they lost. So ,now Northlanders see more lies from National. Up here it felt like old NZ in action not a slick PR machine success.
Does anyone email their local opposition MPs asking questions ,giving suggestions, seeking information? The public collectively has their ear to the ground. If we question the misinformation, give heads up ,it can make it to the House. We collectively can push for better accountability. Everyone can help. No matter what preference of Party. If we treat the opposition as one instead of individual groups, the opposition will be a more powerful force.
NZ First isn't my usual choice but man, on the day up here, NZ first, (Winston) was necessary.
But it's not hard to see why emergency doctors like Quigley would see it as a better option than most other things that could turn up in a pill:
Quigley was saying on Back Benches recently that, for every 100 alcohol related incidences in ER on a weekend night that he deals with, there may be just 1 case of a drug related incident.
Having tuned in (late start recording) late to Damian and Wallace's show, it appeared that there was a group on MDMA under Quigley's watch. I was astounded (and pleased to see) that this was allowed to happen. I couldn't determine if it was true but I suspect if anyone could do it ,Damian could. Does anyone know if it was true?
What if we all just... stopped?
ETA, I see my post to R of O got tangled in this to Danielle. cant fix it.
The worst thing is the way that corporate dreck spreads, like a fungal growth
Along with endless meetings that eliminates any time to do the actual job at hand, then to be told at the next meeting of the "Team building " activities on Friday in which you will lose half a day travelling somewhere only to be locked in a room with a time limit to find ones way out of said room when really, you could just stay at work in the room that you can do the bloody job in!
Rolling down Custom St this morning…
That is so obviously a table, exquisitely carved, for export to our new overlords.
I wrote as much last night then must have forgotten to post . Yes always seems to be the case. It's such a coincidence innit ;)