Turning crisis into an opportunity

OK, so the left now fully control both major New Zealand parties. Labour, at least true to their principles, and the National Party, hopelessly infiltrated by the left and now, following the coup by Muller and Kaye, an opposition in name only. Not that it is really much of a loss, given the Nats have…

Polls schmolls, right now they don’t matter a damn

Polling to be released today or tomorrow is predicted to be bad news for the National Party and its leader Simon Bridges. Labour can be as joyful as they wish. The reality is that today’s poll doesn’t matter. Its the one held on election day that matters, and if Jacinda Ardern & Labour are still…

Any display of “hostility” is now a crime in NZ?

There’s a question mark at the end of the title, because it just cannot be true that showing “hostility” is now regarded as a serious crime by NZ Police. They’ve stated so on their Facebook page, but that doesn’t mean its law. Here’s the text- New Zealand Police, and people in New Zealand, do not…

Why is Auckland infrastructure so hard?

OK, so Auckland is a bogged down disaster. That’s plain and simple. What’s harder to understand is the inability of governments to understand why it is bogged down, and how to fix the problem. The Auckland Council is reported to have 400 planners on its staff. If this is so, then they should all have to…

Two more reasons to stop voting for the National Party

The main reason people give for voting National is to keep Labour, who they see as so much worse, out of power. This reasoning doesn’t work anymore. Two recent actions by National emphasize why this is so. 1) Changes to the Resource Management Act that promote separatism. 2) The Harmful Digital Communications Act being used…

Nick and Maggie looking for a hero

The NZ National party lost the battle of ideas decades ago. Its political strategy today is mostly a series of slow steady surrenders, one after the other after the other, to progressive ideology. Currently, the Nationals are all a tizz over the prospect of current Labour party leader Andrew Little losing his defamation case, being…