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by Jesse Anderson · 21/12/2018 7pm
While driving home on Wednesday night, listening to ZB, I heard a familiar, deep, soothing voice. Its velvety softness crept into my ears and put me into a hypnotic daze, so potent that I had to pull over to avoid having an accident. It was Winston Peters, talking about the harmless, non-binding (but still important enough to fly across the world for) UN ...
by Items on the Balustrade · 05/07/2018 9am
The fourth committee stage of the Social Security Legislation ReWrite was the perfect opportunity to observe the government benches with their hair down, so to speak. Tonight’s session was one of those procedural pantomimes that are a necessary part of the process to progress bills through the house.
by Items on the Balustrade · 26/06/2018 11pm
"All God’s creatures got a place in the choir." Or so Foster and Allen told us. Everyone has a role. You don’t have to be the star. So the Labour party have found a role for Anahila Kanongata’a-Suisuiki and Marja Lubeck.
Coroner (Access to body if the deceased) amended
by Items on the Balustrade · 10/04/2018 11pm
The orgy of virtue signalling which heralded the passing of the Criminal Records (Expunging of Convictions for Historical Homosexual Offenses) Bill last week continued Tuesday night during the debate of the Coroners (Access to Body of Dead Person) Amended Bill. MPs clamoured to demonstrate their understanding of and sensitivity towards the cultural needs of ...
Sir Bob Jones
by John Black · 06/04/2018 10am
Satire, political or social pisstakery is in a sorry state, both at home and abroad in this year of our Lord, 2018. Locally, shrill hordes have demanded via social media organized petitioning that Sir Robert Jones suffer a status reduction back to plain old ‘Bob Jones’, for the crime of taking the mick out of Maori.
NZ Parliament Chamber
by Items on the Balustrade · 27/03/2018 9pm
Maybe Thirty odd hardy souls (including officials and spectators) sat through the third reading of the Taxation (Annual Rates for 2017–18, Employment and Investment Income, and Remedial Matters) Bill on Tuesday night. Not a title designed to either draw a crowd or inspire the loftiest rhetoric, but that’s probably how it’s intended. Certainly Dr Duncan Webb ...
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