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Legal Beagle: The Northland by-election; or The so-called Tizard Effect

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  • Paul Campbell,

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    Today's Tremain

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Good piece by Matthew Hooton on that very point.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • Alfie,

    That's an excellent piece from Hooton.

    In related news, Winston states that he'll vote against TPPA.

    Peters says his party will stop the National government from passing the TPPA agreement.

    "Trust me I know what we're going to do here. We'll stop them passing this law.

    "It's about foreign corporates suing you as a taxpayer. That's a challenge to this country's democracy which has been going for 167 years.

    "It's about our sovereignty and right to make our own laws. It's no longer a trade deal. Worse still how can you pass a judgement on a contract you've never seen."

    This doesn't mean the end of TPPA. But if Winnie wins in Northland, the pressure goes on Peter Dunne. Does he want to be remembered as the man who undermined New Zealand's sovereignty in exchange for a comfortable overseas posting?

    Dunedin • Since May 2014 • 1386 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Williams, in reply to BenWilson,

    Good piece by Matthew Hooton on that very point.

    He's been pretty consistently taking this line re Key and his truthiness.

    Sydney • Since Nov 2006 • 2273 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Paul Williams,

    He’s been pretty consistently taking this line re Key and his truthiness

    And about time. Nothing has changed with this corporate money trading gangster. It seems that only now has the blinkers come off so really Hooton's slow off the mark and he's finally being joined by other journalists who, some of which, still find it hard to swallow, that their teflon man hasn't given them the promised pony. I said it back then, I'll say it again, John Key is dangerous, he is hurting us, and it is blatantly obvious ,he doesn't care if others hurt all of us. Even the most vulnerable and defenseless. The losses are piling up. All that happens with this Government is one loss after another.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca,

    So Northland ,did ya get out and vote? I advanced voted at the only place in a 50 mile radius. I hope for change.

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 6796 posts Report Reply

  • A C Young, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Looks like you have your change =)

    Wellington • Since Feb 2011 • 35 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson,

    Yes, there is a new King In The North. Now, can he survive a season?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 10641 posts Report Reply

  • simon g,

    Memo to NZ Herald: We love the cricket, but this by-election is actually news ...

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 1324 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to BenWilson,

    Yes, there is a new King In The North. Now, can he survive a season?

    Of course he can, he's like one of those Happy Meals that never decay. Eventually of course some child will prod it, causing it to crumble to nutrient-free dust, but anyone hoping for that to befall Winston better plan on a long wait.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4591 posts Report Reply

  • andin, in reply to simon g,

    this by-election is actually news …

    The proles seem to be a bit distracted at the mo' perhaps they wont notice too much.
    Apologies to Mr Orwell...

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown,

    A 13,000-vote swing in six months. Sure, tactical voting, but my goodness.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22756 posts Report Reply

  • 81stcolumn, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Not a knockout punch but a bit more than a bloody nose eh!

    Nawthshaw • Since Nov 2006 • 790 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to Joe Wylie,

    Of course he can, he’s like one of those Happy Meals that never decay.

    Once upon a time when I was an angry man, I contemplated conspiring to stage an art exhibition, adding different toys to happy meals , and coordinating clowns to be arrested by the police for behaving badly at zebra crossings.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to steven crawford,

    would an adult toys

    was this as part of a splinter group? *winces*

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1889 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to linger,

    would an adult toys

    Sorry, I redacted that out, when I realized the gravity of my statement:)

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    Pity, I rather liked the idea of associating Happy Meals with adult toys.
    But then, Maccas in Japan have been having enough problems already with adulterated foodstuffs.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1889 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford, in reply to linger,

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    But then, Maccas in Japan have been having enough problems already with adulterated foodstuffs.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • Paul Campbell, in reply to BenWilson,

    Yes, there is a new King In The North. Now, can he survive a season?

    Winter is coming John

    Dunedin • Since Nov 2006 • 2608 posts Report Reply

  • Kumara Republic, in reply to BenWilson,

    Yes, there is a new King In The North. Now, can he survive a season?

    Gettysburg-on-the-Hokianga, much?

    The southernmost capital … • Since Nov 2006 • 5420 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Kumara Republic,

    Gettysburg-on-the-Hokianga

    A new St Petersburg?

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    Winter is coming John

    A Game of Over Throwns!
    (conflating the weekend's two big stories...)

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7892 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

    I’m thinking the plans to reform the resorce managment act, might need a bit of tweaking. Mainly in the usage of the water ways, if United future is required to make the number.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

  • andin,

    From blimmin' istuff

    Key was nowhere to be seen in Kerikeri on Saturday night, preferring to head to Melbourne for Sunday's World Cup cricket final.

    "run John run
    cause they got a gun
    and they aiming it at your head"

    Thanks to Lieber & Stoller and The Coasters

    raglan • Since Mar 2007 • 1882 posts Report Reply

  • steven crawford,

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    This is what we're talking about.

    Atlantis • Since Nov 2006 • 4327 posts Report Reply

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