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by Dieuwe de Boer · 03/10/2019 9pm
Fifty lucky New Zealanders were invited to Beijing to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the brutal, murderous, evil, and oppressive reign of the Communist Party of China. Among then was spy-turned-politician Jian Yang.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 12/02/2019 10pm
And I'm not just talking about the latest poll. While Monday's poll does bolster my arguments it doesn't change anything. Even if National and Labour's fortunes were reversed, the right still wouldn't have a path to victory. Allow me to explain.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 05/06/2018 9am
After Ireland voted to change their abortion laws, the death lobby in New Zealand got all excited and decided to push for more dead babies over here too, with Jacinda announcing that might happen next year. The hapless Simon Bridges had to go on Red Radio and TVNZ to stick his foot in his mouth.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 29/05/2018 12pm
The latest poll provides some interesting insights into just what is going on in the political arena. While polls at this stage don't translate into actual results, they do show us just what is working and what isn't.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 17/05/2018 3pm
The budget news is largely uninteresting: a few key promises have been delayed, funding for all kinds of the usual things are up, and unlike most of National's budgets, this one at least appears to be balanced. There is one funny bit though.
by Dieuwe de Boer · 01/03/2018 1pm
On his first day as National Party leader, when confronted by a media inquisition, Bridges recanted his stance on gay "marriage". Hang on a minute: he wasn't actually asked about it. He just volunteered that information out of the blue.
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 14/02/2018 11pm
The resignation of Bill English as leader of the New Zealand National Party has triggered the first open leadership contest in the party since 2001, when English was elected for his first stint as party leader. The resignation has also resulted in this writer being forced to temporarily suspend his ...
by Alex Eastwood-Williams · 14/03/2017 8pm
I don't believe in kicking people when they're down, which I why I feel bad criticising the New Zealand Labour Party - who as we all know are mortally wounded.