It appears that Mr Hide talked to at least some of them. Thus far there is no evidence that he actually listened to them however.
Grrrr. They're stealing my Manukau, to be subsumed as the southern suburbs and not much else.
Given who has been involved and cheerleading so far, I would surprised if ACT and those on the far right of National haven't been setting the agenda.
do you really think anything is going to satisfy the likes of Penny Bright or Hone Harawira?
Nothing but a socialist revolution would satisfy Penny Bright. Even then I think she'd be getting thrown out of meetings and being sent to the gulag. Harawira on the other hand strikes me as quite reasonable, and tolerant of compromises that enhance (rather than reduce) the positions he strives for.
You are however joking about block voting leading to democratic outcomes, right? The overseas experience has been wild swings, independents and minority viewpoints excluded, and elected dictatorships. Hardly a compelling track record.
I heard it, and I thought the same thing you did. Tolley didn't seem to know anything.
Tolley was the incoming Minister of Tertiary Education who had to ask her officials "what is a vice-chancellor?".
This morning I'm going to ask my first year students, who have been at university for 6 weeks, if they know what a vice-chancellor is. I'll bet they do better than the Minister.
Kapka Kassabova - The unbearable lightness of being English
The link didn't go through, but I have to say that Kassabova is a national treasure, or at least should be. She's in London now, I think?
Slightly OT, but on the subject of Government accountability... how about the NZ Government lying to get a full law passed through all stages in less than an hour?
This Government is making democracy into a farce.
Predictably, Danyl McLauchlan is being contrarian.
Oh come on Hilary ! You're not seriously expecting the editors and reporters at TVNZ and the Herald to know the difference between a median and a mean, are you?
"Clean green NZ".
What kind of people are we (well not us ) that we allow things like this to happen? Did we suddenly time-warp to 1980?
Thanks David, for helping us oppose this.
so broadcasting sexist, insulting, ridicule is ok...?
No, those things are covered by section 6 f and 6 g of the code.
Oh wait, that's Nanny State huh? How's about we just subtly gesticulate this in a suggestive manner then?
Even that's too much for the current bunch of idiots. Hug a polar bear!
Cause having the Government actually do something about climate change is wrong. Just plain wrong! Wrong! Shouldn't be spending our money on something as irrelevant as the future of the planet. Political correctness gone mad!
They're shiteating fucknuts, to quote Keith.