The whole thing reminds of nothing so much as one of those interminable corporate sessions where a committee of well-meaning amateurs tries desperately to come up with a mission statement and in the end produces a trite piece of pap that nobody can muster up enough energy to object to.
Agreed. The "Spark" logo or Kraps as we like to call it comes to mind and is exactly what we figured had happened. The relatively new TV program "House of Lies" comes to mind also but that crew, not so amateur.
They covered it on TV recently and this was in Stuff about it all.
Christchurch Labour MP Ruth Dyson said EQC was asking for trouble when it employed family members related to top management.
Nepotism being rife and some woman that worked for EQC doing the assessments then ends up with the business that does said repairs for said assessment. The EQC talking head says the complaints about her are being "managed" and her Mum hired her who also works for the EQC , along with 5 others who have their kids working for EQC. One big circle jerk
Are you saying he’s more of a sheep guy, Steve?
Well, he did say he was only horsing around with ponytail(s)
This Government stoops to a new low, actually just their old low.
But not only was it factually incorrect to accuse a Maori woman of white person's guilt, it's also an insult to the climate change refugees who may only be days away from deportation to Kiribati.
Grant McLachlan is a former Parliamentary researcher and a National Party campaign director.
Everything the National Party has done around the flag debate is dodgy
Well done people!
I'm also impressed with the stand ( or sitting as the case may be) this Doctor has expressed in Wanganui
I’ve been trying to coherently explain this issue to my wife;
I’m not having much luck in either language
This might help, It is worth a read. Many contributions from Labour.
Hansard debate from 29 July. Trevor Mallard raises some interesting points . New Zealand Flag Referendums Bill. He begins thus,
There are times in this Chamber when I despair, and listening to that last member, Jacqui Dean, is one of those times—the fact that someone could chair a select committee and not have the ability to do 5 minutes on the broadest debate on the bill.
From Stuff, Andrea Vance
Once again John Key blames Andrew Little.
Shame Labour didn't have a back-up bill, simply adding Red Peak, with no other changes. Would have put National on the spot.
That would not have been what Labour have been saying all along and simply would have led to National claiming that Labour are doing a flip,flop. Labour want what many NZers have been saying. We should be asked first if we want to change. If yes, by all means let's find a flag to be proud of. If no, save millions of dollars. It is very simple and I don't see why Labour once again are being expected to clean up for John Key. Labour are trying to help the public here. That should't mean they should change their stance on what the public are saying. Now that the peak is something that people have decided is better than the choices given, Labour have stepped in to help without trying a con. National are not helping. Is that really that hard to understand? Surely not?