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by John Black · 19/11/2018 8am
I was a teenage communist. For about a week. One of my routine excavations of the local library had uncovered a copy of the Communist Manifesto by Messrs Engels and Marx. This insufferableness came to an end when my wise and gentle father gave me another book.
by John Black · 06/11/2018 8pm
The Catholic Boy’s High school I was sentenced to during the term of my teenage years held a weekly assembly, the centrepiece of which was the principal’s address, preceded by a song. Memorably, one Monday morning some poor sap chose John Lennon’s Imagine .
by Dieuwe de Boer · 11/06/2018 9am
Before the by-election, I posited a few possible outcomes and what those would mean, but it turns out that nothing particularly shocking happened. In the end, Labour increase their vote, but National didn't lose any support.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/05/2018 5pm
After losing the general election, a few of the National Party old guard have been calling it quits. This often happens after a government is kicked out of office and often the by-elections are fairly mundane, but the Northcote Electorate, vacated by Jonathan Coleman, looks to be interesting as it features an independent candidate testing the waters for a ...
Councillor parliamentary candidates double dipping as they campaign
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 22/08/2017 5pm
Several full time sitting Councillors are continuing to draw their Council salaries whilst campaigning full time as candidates in the upcoming general election. The Taxpayers Union have exposed this outrageous rort of the system and named and shamed 3 offenders. Denise Lee (Auckland Councillor, standing for National in Maungakiekie); Wellington’s Deputy ...
The Greens In New Zealand Also Abuse Taxpayer Funds
by Tim Levchenko-Scott / Dieuwe de Boer · 05/08/2017 5pm
The Unshackled exposes the rank hypocrisy of the Greens on both sides of the Tasman : The Australian Greens like to think of themselves as the moral arbiters of the nation. They rage against the major parties’ MPs abusing their entitlements but we later learn that they are not much better. Just looking at Sarah Hanson-Young, she blew her staff travel budget ...
Labour Greens Coalition Tax scam
by Tim Levchenko-Scott · 27/03/2017 9am
Labour and the Greens last week released their budget responsibility rules. This is a slick political move which could fool a lot of soft voters. On the face of it, it looks like they are making a firm commitment to fiscal responsibility.