Why can't manuhiri be multicultural? Come to that, why can't tangata whenua be multicultural - because there are many individuals who have heritage other than Maori and British?
Public Service Broadcasting would be my choice and justify a trip to Auckland (maybe).
optimistic self-images about “hard work” is textbook political strategy, employed by left and right parties alike
See also "hard working keeeewwwees".
It's a political narrative that came from the right and is all about dividing the people you want to vote for you from an Other, who are condemned as lazy, dishonest, violent, abusive, etc. Depending on the precise alignment, the Other might include beneficiaries, drug users, immigrants, indigenous people, Muslims or atheists. The choice of Other doesn't matter, it's about giving people someone to hate, fear and require the government to protect them from.
A radical narrative (such as Corbyn may be moving towards) rejects this in favour of an inclusive approach that recognises that real problems stem from the crisis of capitalism, not from people who dress or behave differently. Articulate strongly enough (see Syriza) and one might just get elected. (The other option is the way UK Labour got elected in 1973, which was to fuck stuff up badly enough for the government that people were forced to vote them in just get the lights back on. Unfortunately, once elected, they fumbled it).
Canadian politics. If you could combine that with data-based political analysis, you could market it as a cure for insomnia.
It's fairly standard for politicians to acquire an interest in sport once they start to seek public office. Mr Pigpoker can't even remember which team they decided he should support.
I still don't see how spending 25% of their revenue on amateur rugby makes that their *main* purpose. By any normal standard, their main purpose is professional rugby and a secondary purpose is the amateur game.
why is the PM allowed into the dressing rooms for obviously politically motivated photos?
Because he's the one who's paying the bills (using our money, of course)
- $4.5mln directly from the government
- Plus, they pay no income tax under a Taxes Act provision that exempts bodies established mainly to promote an amateur game or sport. Rugby has been professional since 1995 and whilst the NZRFU spends some money on amateur club rugby, it's a small portion of their total revenue.
I assume that they are allowed this somewhat extra-legal concession for political reasons.
- and then there's all the loss making stadia that get subsidized by tax and rate payers.
You mean the AddBlue system, which is fitted on every newish truck in the EU.
Not mandated here, along with catalysts for petrol cars.
VW could ship practically any car to NZ and it would be allowed in as long as it passed vehicle standards someplace in the world. (and is RHD - for some reason, we can't have LHD cars even though the UK is fine with them).