Category Archives: NZ Politics

Bring Back the Epidemic Response Committee — The BFD

The National Party is calling for the reinstatement of the Epidemic Response Committee following the disgraceful behaviour of Labour MPs in select committees this week, Leader of the Opposition Judith Collins says. “We have launched a petition to send a message to Jacinda Ardern and her Government that their undemocratic, underhanded behaviour is unacceptable and…

via Bring Back the Epidemic Response Committee — The BFD

I Don’t Think They’re Listening, Jacinda — The BFD

As BFD readers will be aware, PM Jacinda Ardern recently implored the Taliban to respect women. Her government also forked out a cool few million in taxpayers’ money to Afghanistan. But it seems that the Taliban are likely to give up their misogynistic cruelty some time after another beneficiary of Ardern’s largesse, the Mongrel Mob,…

via I Don’t Think They’re Listening, Jacinda — The BFD

Letter to the Editor: Co-governance like the House of Lords — The BFD

Dear Editor May I say how delighted I am that the Government is going down the He Puapua route and co-governance. It will remind me of the old country- Great Britain. I refer, of course, to the House of Lords, which represented the land and capital-owning aristocracy mostly from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. How wonderful…

via Letter to the Editor: Co-governance like the House of Lords — The BFD

A Media Hit Job on Judith Collins — The BFD

The UMR poll deliberately released last week appeared designed to be a hit job on Judith Collins. Most of the press releases carried the headline ‘Unprecedented poll result as David Seymour overtakes National leader Judith Collins in new UMR poll’. According to UMR this was ‘unprecedented’, a statement proved incorrect by David Farrar. He says…

via A Media Hit Job on Judith Collins — The BFD

Ideological Necrophilia — Kiwiblog

Moises Naim writes: We all know someone like this: a friend who over and over again falls for the wrong man, or a talented colleague who bounces from job to job because he seemingly cannot tolerate any kind of authority. Sigmund Freud called this the “repetition compulsion”—a psychological pattern where people repeat the same bad…

via Ideological Necrophilia — Kiwiblog

Vance on how the Government is not open nor transparent — Kiwiblog

Andrea Vance writes: From the moment she took office in 2017, Jacinda Ardern promised her government would be the most open and transparent New Zealand has seen. She also promised 100,000 Kiwibuild homes, Auckland Light Rail and a new Dunedin Hospital. Never has a Government broken so many promises. This year, I have made more complaints…

via Vance on how the Government is not open nor transparent — Kiwiblog

Weapons of Mass Distraction – Still Shilling the Wedding — The BFD

Jacinda Ardern must feel that she needs the distraction, so she is throwing out more titbits about her wedding. This time the weapon of mass distraction is telling another radio station that she’s got an idea of what her wedding dress will look like. Party Time. Photoshopped image credit Pixy. The BFD. Ever since Prime…

via Weapons of Mass Distraction – Still Shilling the Wedding — The BFD

How Believable Is the Newshub Poll? — The BFD

What an unbelievable Newshub poll. After all the bad news the Government has had, particularly over the past few weeks and before, Tova O’Brien managed to report on a poll that was right up her alley. The only thing she failed to report in her orgasmic presentation was that pigs actually can fly. This latest…

via How Believable Is the Newshub Poll? — The BFD

Co-governance Has to Stop — The BFD

David SeymourACT Leader David Seymour. Another co-governance plan, this time for South Island water is yet another example co-governance structures put in place by both National and Labour Governments. A plan from the Labour Government to transfer 50 per cent of publicly-owned water assets in the South Island to Ngai Tahu is no different to…

via Co-governance Has to Stop — The BFD

Two Issues to Ride to Election Victory — The BFD

I believe the political winds of change are starting to blow. It might just be a breeze at the moment but it has the potential to be much more. Surprisingly, or maybe not, the breeze has been caused, not by the Opposition, but by the stupidity of the Government itself. Apart from their inability to…

via Two Issues to Ride to Election Victory — The BFD

Face of the Day — The BFD

Collins is still calling for Speaker Trevor Mallard’s head […][…] Collins was scathing of Mallard, and of Ardern for her continued support of him as Speaker.“The debate on the evening of 4 May was unedifying because of the behaviour and statements of Mr Mallard and his reaction to being question, as my MPs were not…

via Face of the Day — The BFD

Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: National leader Judith Collins says she has been leaked documents that recommend the Government undertakes a major shake-up to Department of Conservation (DoC) land.The document, which National passed on to media this morning, outlines a number of draft recommendations from the Options Development Group – a body tasted with reviewing conservation policies.The…

via Govt asked to hand entire conservation estate to Maori — Kiwiblog

Glad to See Collins, Seymour Oppose Two-Govt Plan — The BFD

Hobson’s Pledge Trust There is a glimmer of hope that two political leaders may be listening to voter concern about arrogance by successive administrations on the Treaty, racial preference, and the latest plan for two governments under tribal control. NZ’s gang problem. Cartoon credit SonovaMin. The BFD. On Saturday, National Party leader Judith Collins used…

via Glad to See Collins, Seymour Oppose Two-Govt Plan — The BFD

The wellbeing budget that sank — Kiwiblog

Tess McClure writes in The Guardian: Next month will mark two years since Arden’s Labour government introduced its first “wellbeing budget”, which, rather than bowing to economic metrics such as GDP, used a much broader range of outcomes, including human health, safety and flourishing, to assess the success of policies. The move was greeted with…

via The wellbeing budget that sank — Kiwiblog

WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

Stuff reported: Wellington Mayor Andy Foster has been accused of “delay tactics” and seeking “political cover” after he suggested a proposal to give iwi voting rights on council committees should be taken to the public.A representative from each of Wellington’s two iwi will be given voting rights on all but one city council committee from…

via WCC refuses to give the public any say on voting rights — Kiwiblog

More of Jacinda’s ‘Kindness’ as Mental Health Stats Worsen — The BFD

Jacinda Ardern has made much of “kindness” in her approach to politics. Sadly, like almost everything else she touches, it is more of a slogan than anything else. It isn’t a surprise then that the nation’s mental health statistics have actually worsened under this government’s policies, rather than improved as they promised. Ignominiously, it has…

via More of Jacinda’s ‘Kindness’ as Mental Health Stats Worsen — The BFD

This Government’s Gun Laws Have Just Made Things Worse — The BFD

The results from the government’s disastrous gun law changes are in. NEW ZEALAND- Gun-grabbing, anti-Second Amendment activists have tried to hold up a gun confiscation scheme in New Zealand as a model for the United States to follow, claiming that the government ban in that country resulted in a decrease in gun crime. They may want…

via This Government’s Gun Laws Have Just Made Things Worse — The BFD

Ardern and Biden Bunkering Down — The BFD

Ardern and her friend “sleepy” Joe Biden appear to have quite a lot in common. One is hard left and the other, if not hard left, is being run by the hard left. One can legitimately be questioned on the state of his faculties and the other, while appearing to have them intact, is seemingly…

via Ardern and Biden Bunkering Down — The BFD

Stuff’s 2021 predictions — Kiwiblog

Stuff has made their annual predictions. I’ve copied them below, along with my comments on them. Facing serious pressure on housing prices, Labour will extend the Bright Line Test, arguing this doesn’t qualify as a new tax – just a new way to crack down on people avoiding paying their fair share. DPF: agree they…

via Stuff’s 2021 predictions — Kiwiblog

Increased pressure for Killing centre for unborn at Counties Manukau — Right to Life New Zealand

Media Release 22 December 2020 Right to Life supports the community residing in Counties Manukau who are opposed to having their hospital desecrated with the blood of innocent and defenceless unborn children. The community believes that their hospital should be dedicated to protecting the lives of its patients and promoting their health. Resistance is also…

via Increased pressure for Killing centre for unborn at Counties Manukau — Right to Life New Zealand

Face of the Day — The BFD

Screenshot from Newshub video House Speaker Trevor Mallard has apologised “unreservedly” for falsely accusing a former parliamentary staffer of rape, which led to a $333,000 taxpayer-funded legal settlement. Mallard appeared before the Governance and Administration Select Committee in Wellington on Wednesday where he was grilled by National MPs who have been calling for him to…

via Face of the Day — The BFD

2020 Kiwiblog Awards winners — Kiwiblog

Over 1,500 people have voted in the 2019 Kiwiblog Awards. The winners are: National MP of the year – Judith Collins wins with 31% followed by Simon Bridges on 28%, Shane Reti 22% and Chris Bishop 20%Labour MP of the Year – Grant Robertson wins this year on 53% followed by Jacinda Ardern on 38% and Trevor Mallard on 9%Minor Party MP of the…

via 2020 Kiwiblog Awards winners — Kiwiblog

Watch Labour Duck Its Responsibility with Mallard — The BFD

It is now apparent that the very person who is supposed to uphold the dignity of Parliament and the safety of those working within its corridors has proven himself to be totally unfit for the position. In my previous article I set out the backgrounds of those MP’s elected to Parliament in 2020. On the…

via Watch Labour Duck Its Responsibility with Mallard — The BFD

Who Will Hold the Adults to Account for Screwing Up Children’s Lives? — The BFD

Alwyn Poole Recently the data from Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMMS) came out. New Zealand’s results are an unmitigated disaster. New Zealand is locking our young people into a learning spiral that is opening out towards terminal velocity and has very little about it that could be regarded as aspirational in any…

via Who Will Hold the Adults to Account for Screwing Up Children’s Lives? — The BFD

Latest poll — Kiwiblog

The first post-election public poll is out, and pretty much as expected: Labour 53%National 25%Greens 8%ACT 8%Maori Party 2%While it might be expected, it does show the huge challenge ahead of National, With Greens and ACT polling the same, National needs to poll higher than Labour to be able to form a Government. Now the…

via Latest poll — Kiwiblog

Was COVID Our Biggest Scam of 2020? — The BFD

It’s a toss up between the COVID scam and the Climate Change Emergency scam. I cannot decide which is worse, but surely 2020 will go down as the year of the scams. While we slept, politicians, scientists and experts constructed batches of snake oil, taking advantage of a dozy/lazy media “where inoffensive newspapers compete for…

via Was COVID Our Biggest Scam of 2020? — The BFD

Thomson report on Sir Tim — Kiwiblog

The Thomson report on Invercargill City Council is here. It deals with Sir Tim’s difficulties more bluntly than I expected: This void is seen by participants as most clearly manifesting itself in the Mayor’s reported increasing inability to carry out many aspects of his role. The reported deterioration was stated by many as being evident…

via Thomson report on Sir Tim — Kiwiblog

Why House Prices Will Keep Rising — The BFD

Grant Robertson has written a letter telling the Reserve Bank that the government is unhappy about the cost of housing, and to find a way that the Reserve Bank can assist the government to relieve the situation for potential homebuyers. Adrian Orr is not someone who likes criticism. The Minister of Finance has not overstepped…

via Why House Prices Will Keep Rising — The BFD