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…

Media Communists want to steal more of your earnings

A number of “broadcasting”lobby groups have been established lately whose aim is to take money from your pocket and put it in their pocket.  Most recently there is “The People’s Commission on Better Broadcasting“, (a name surely reminiscent of Soviet Russia). There is also “The Coalition for Better Broadcasting“, and “Action Station“. These three organisations are…

Herald reporter goes ga ga over Hager

Its incredible how lame the reporting has been on Hager’s new work of fiction. Here’s NZ Herald’s Chief Reporter David Fisher thinking he’s got some revealing last minute scoop because ex-Defence Minister Wayne Mapp “admits there were six civilians killed”. Poor uninformed senior journalist Davey apparently doesn’t know this is not news, or any kind…