Keys is crafty at what he does - however - what he does is not what he
should be doing.
Key, the Nats, are masterful at taking a position of strength, being the government, and negotiating/legislating to a position of absolute weakness and liability for the tax/rate payer.
The con centre will bring a swinging velvet lounge non stop disco party to benefit Sky City and although you ain't invited you sure as hell are going to pay for it - Party on Suckers.
I was hoping someone would say that. New Zealanders and their renovations - this could be the most contributed to thread in the history of PAS.
La Moyenne Bourgeoisie desire a different kind of buzz, It intrigues me how some "houses" in the "central city" of Auckland suffer from the fever to renovate.
A house in Ponsonby I know of has changed hands three times in five or so years and has had three kitchen/bathroom renovations - A Villa in Mt Eden that had rimu slat blinds - these were all taken out and replaced with a white synthetic heavy slat blind - the house lot of rimu blinds ended up in the bottom of a skip under the general debris.
It is en vogue to punch out the back of a villa or bungalow and replace a gentle lean to with a loud "beach style" extension - often tasteless an impractical particularly so if the arse end of the house is facing south.
As long as the ppty market defys gravity and the banks are lending there is no cure.
Proof of Labour's plot to Kill Slater.
let’s make Jesus leader of the Labour party because it seems that is what it will take to please some people.
There have been a revolving door of Jesus’s over the last two years – each one of them crucified by the party that lost touch with the electorate.
Labour could not win an election set against the revelations of Dirty Politics – largely because they could not present as a cohesive govt.
That Key made a mistake and admitted it is not the issue upon which to focus.
I stand by what I said earlier – Labour need to do better. Goff may have undermined any perceived advantage – presently both Lab & Nats are crapping into the fan. We will see what happens next week.
Goff going to the media with details of the report before it is released is stupid, to deny he has done so further compromises the opposition stance critcally letting Key off. If "this" is done with Little's knowledge/blessing then it is doubly stupid.
Even though Key came across in the house as a total prick, Little's perforamnce in the house could be better - Labour has to take the Key Govt to task more on how they are failing against the frame work of what they should be doing. Little has to avoid being Mr Shouty.
Yes - taking full advantage of the protocol to provide Goff an advance copy - be interesting to see where that polished turd of political manoeuvring originated - a real gem of a masterstroke - Not.
Q: What do the geezers in the Office of the Prime Mister do when they aren't doing this sort of shit?
A: Probably not much else.
The OIA is a statue that is there to:
1) enable the people of NZ effective participation in the political process that makes and administers law and policy and
2) to promote the accountability of Ministers of the Crown and Officials to enhance respect for the law and to promote the good government of NZ.
Using the OIA request to undermine the opposition is vile - The SIS have acted for the Nat’s political gain and it is "bullshit" that Key knew nothing. I feel Key is a thug leader and engages thugs in pursuing thug practices.
There must be some provision in the State Services Act that preserves the political neutrality of the Public Service so that those that initiated, acted or were used(probably being to kind here) can be taken to task.
I also feel the hallmark of Keys stewardship of NZ is to whilst phucking with the process is to use "whatever" (it doesn’t have to be true) they can to phuck up the opposition or any voice of dissent.
What I want to see now is what the opposition can make out of all of this.
Is there really such a thing as permanently deleting an email. Surely there is at least some forensic IT capacity somewhere in our state apparatus that could recover deleted correspondence.
Ask the Americans or China - pretty sure they kept a copy.
The union is not for the workers - the union IS the workers. If the members (i.e. you, Andrew Geddis, in this particular discussion) are not happy with the way their union is run, it is up to them to put their shoulder to the wheel and be the change, instead of waiting for someone else to do it for them.
That is just a massive fairy story - Union structures and their hierarchy are virtually impregnable – they are the lid on the box that contains the aspiration of working people (to earn a living wage) and that lid is kept firmly in place with the chains of employment legislation.
With the Art that is Lorde the “penetration” the music has achieved is more significant than any NZ Artist I can recall - An example being my 7-year-old daughter is this year beginning to learn the piano and has learnt to play Royal.