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Roy Morgan poll September 2021 — Kiwiblog

The September 2021 Roy Morgan is out. Party Vote Labour 45.5% (+6.0% from August)National 23.0% (-2.0%)Greens 9.5% (-2.5%)ACT 16.0% (+3.0%)Maori 2.0% (-0.5%)NZ First 1.5% (-1.0%)Seats Labour 57 (-8 from election)National 29 (-4)Greens 12 (+2)ACT 20 (+10)Maori 2 (nc)Governments Labour/Green 69/120National/ACT 41/120Direction Right 57.0% (+4.5%)Wrong 32.0% (-5.5%)The Roy Morgan poll is conducted over the entire month, so it…

Roy Morgan poll September 2021 — Kiwiblog

One News Colmar Brunton poll September 2021 — Kiwiblog

TVNZ have released the latest One News Colmar Brunton poll. Key details are: Party Vote Labour 43% (-3% from last poll)National 26% (-3%)Greens 8% (nc)ACT 14% (+5%)Maori 2%NZ First 3% (+2%)Seats Labour 55 (-10 from election)National 34 (+1)Greens 10 (nc)ACT 18 (+8)Maori 2 (nc)Preferred PM Jacinda Ardern 44% (-4%)Judith Collins 5% (-4%)David Seymour 11% (+5%)Christopher…

One News Colmar Brunton poll September 2021 — 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

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

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

NCEA: Not Achieved by Jacinda Ardern on Child Poverty — The BFD

Jacinda Ardern told us all that the reason she got into politics in the first place was because she wanted to do something about child poverty. Since then she’s been found wanting, and yet another report tells the tale of her failure. It is her failure because she is the Minister Responsible for Child Poverty…

via NCEA: Not Achieved by Jacinda Ardern on Child Poverty — 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…

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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…

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The Marxist maligning MP — Kiwiblog

New Green MP Ricardo Menendez March said in his maiden speech: I remember in 2011 watching the election results at the back of the cinema counter while the last film of the night was playing. I clearly remember seeing clips that night of the Winston Peters and Bob Jones of the world scapegoating immigrants for…

via The Marxist maligning MP — Kiwiblog

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…

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How the pollsters did in 2020 — Kiwiblog

PartyResultONCBNRRRMPollDiffMOEPollDiffMOEPollDiffMOELabour50.0%46.0%-4.0%No45.8%-4.2%No47.5%-2.5%YesNational25.6%31.0%5.4%No31.1%5.5%No28.5%2.9%NoGreens7.9%8.0%0.1%Yes6.3%-1.6%No9.5%1.6%YesACT7.6%8.0%0.4%Yes7.4%-0.2%Yes7.0%-0.6%YesMaori1.2%0.6%-0.6%No0.6%-0.6%No0.5%-0.7%NoNZ First2.6%2.6%0.0%Yes3.5%0.9%Yes2.5%-0.1%YesTOP1.5%1.1%-0.4%Yes1.3%-0.2%Yes1.5%0.0%YesNew Cons1.5%1.5%0.0%Yes1.7%0.2%YesAdvance1.0%0.9%-0.1%Yes0.3%-0.7%NoTotal Gap11.0%14.1%8.4%There were three pre-election public polls, from One News Colmar Brunton, Newshub Reid Research and Roy Morgan. With final results, we can now compare how they did. The table above shows the results, the poll, and the difference. The MOE column indicates whether the difference is within the 95% margin of error.…

via How the pollsters did in 2020 — Kiwiblog

Some on the Left Are Fed up — The BFD

Eliora New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a landslide second term last month. It was not a surprise, as she had become a TV star. When COVID-19 was allowed onto our shores, Ardern was elevated to rock star status like no other Prime Minister in the history of New Zealand, as she told us…

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Government Plans to Please No One — The BFD

As I pointed out in my previous article there is a primary reason why this Government is one of the worst achieving in a lifetime. They have gone from a transformational narrative to a govern for all narrative. Governing for all simply results in nothing getting done as in practice it is impossible. Whatever decisions…

via Government Plans to Please No One — The BFD

Is NZ Heading for a Japanese-Style Economic Morass? — The BFD

With a cheerleading media failing to ever hold our hopeless government to account it pays to read international media to get some critical reporting on serious matters. Our media are too focused on what Clarke Gayford tweeted or who Jacinda Ardern has hugged lately. Meanwhile, our government is splurging out in a glut of unsustainable…

via Is NZ Heading for a Japanese-Style Economic Morass? — The BFD

Cultural Sensitivity Goes Two Ways — The BFD

There has been a bit of a furore this week about the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nanaia Mahuta, having a moko, otherwise known as a facial tattoo. The usual suspects have crawled out of the woodwork and claimed that anyone who doesn’t like this decision is ‘raaacist…’, even though the last minister of Foreign…

via Cultural Sensitivity Goes Two Ways — The BFD

“Sane, safe proposals for legislation of cannabis” — Your NZ

From the New Zealand Medical Cannabis Council: Medicinal cannabis industry welcomes sane, safe proposals for legislation of cannabis The head of the New Zealand medicinal cannabis industry association is welcoming the release of the cannabis legalisation and control bill that will be voted on at the referendum as part of the general election this year. […]

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Bumbling Fools Running the Country — The BFD

Not satisfied with blindly and non-analytically peddling the government’s propaganda and presenting Jacinda Ardern as the saviour of the nation, covering her in yet more fairy dust and glitter, without questioning the veracity or accuracy of her utterances, the New Zealand Herald last week joined our schoolmarm, scolding prime minister to lecture us about our…

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New Zealand’s Democratic Vacuum — The BFD

 

Dr Muriel Newmannzcpr.com The Government’s state of emergency has created a dangerous political vacuum. Decisions that profoundly affect everyone’s lives are being undertaken in an autocratic fashion without any attempt at democratic involvement. Even the typically reserved Law Society has raised concerns about the lack of transparency and consultation associated with the lockdown: “As far as…

via New Zealand’s Democratic Vacuum — The BFD

BFD Political Corner: Election 2020 New Conservative — The BFD

 

BFD Political corner: Election 2020 is a new series that will feature political speeches, political ads and political campaigns on Social media from a range of different political parties in the lead up to the New Zealand election. Today we have the New Conservative Party: The BFD. New Conservative Party. Election 2020Highlights from Elliot at…

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BFD Political Corner: Election 2020 New Conservative — The BFD

BFD Political corner: Election 2020 is a new series that will feature political speeches, political ads and political campaigns on Social media from a range of different political parties in the lead up to the New Zealand election. Today we have the New Conservative Party: The BFD. Euthanasia policy New Conservative is opposed to the…

via BFD Political Corner: Election 2020 New Conservative — The BFD

Part Three: China’s Interference in NZ Politics, ‘Soft Power’ — The BFD

 

Professor Anne-Marie Brady Supplementary Submission to the New Zealand Parliament Justice Select Committee Inquiry into Foreign Interference Activities, 2019 Part One: Magic WeaponsPart Two: Leninist tactic As in the Cold War years, united front work not only serves foreign policy goals, but can sometimes be used as a cover for intelligence activities. The Ministry of…

via Part Three: China’s Interference in NZ Politics, ‘Soft Power’ — The BFD

A very thin denial — Kiwiblog

The Herald reports: New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is emphatically denying he or any of his MPs sent covert photos of reporters investigating the NZ First Foundation to a Whale Oil-linked blog.The photos, which emerged on BFD blog last week, showed Stuff and RNZ reporters – who have been looking into the mysterious NZ…

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Refusal to Work with NZ First Is Liberating — The BFD

 

It’s surprising how liberating Simon Bridges‘ refusal to work with NZ First feels. At last, the NZ voter will determine the next Government and not Winston Peters. For years the electorate, and the country, have been held to ransom on the whim of one man. He has paraded his ‘King/Queen maker’ role as a divine…

via Refusal to Work with NZ First Is Liberating — The BFD

Labour’s election support by district under threat? — Your NZ

 

From Harry Jamieson@graveyjones5 The Labour party managed to form a coalition government after this election, making @jacindaardern the 2nd youngest PM in NZ history. They performed best in cities (Dunedin, Wellington, Nelson ect) as well as in rural areas with large Maori populations (East Coast). This excludes special votes but should be approximately the same. […]

via Labour’s election support by district under threat? — Your NZ

Will we have an election year ‘culture war’? — Your NZ

Politics in Aotearoa is quite different to Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA, so it is difficult to know how much we will move towards the fractious and divisive politics of those countries in this election year. Bryce Edwards suggests New Zealand voters must prepare for an ugly culture war this election Trump, Morrison […]

via Will we have an election year ‘culture war’? — Your NZ

Jacinda said they’d solve homelessness in four weeks — Kiwiblog

 

Been a great year of delivery hasn’t it. The number of people on the priority A waiting list for social housing has tripled since September 2017. Nothing at all of course to do with increasing costs on landlords and thern of course tenants. Tags: homeless

via Jacinda said they’d solve homelessness in four weeks — Kiwiblog

Were You Silent for a Minute on Monday? — The BFD

 

Don’t feel bad if you weren’t. I certainly hope the families and friends of the deceased received some comfort from Ardern’s gesture of sympathy, and it’s not that I don’t possess any sympathy myself, because I do. It’s just that my sympathy was overtaken by frustration at how good Ardern is at milking political mileage…

via Were You Silent for a Minute on Monday? — The BFD

Latest poll — Kiwiblog

One News reports: Labour’s support has fallen to its lowest in two years according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, and National and ACT still have the numbers to scrape together a Government. So how does this poll at the end of the middle year of Government compare with the same poll at the same time…

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Peters claims party financials legal, but no explanation of Foundation — Your NZ

Yesterday Winston Peters claimed that NZ First has operated “within electoral laws” and that their financial arrangements using the NZ First Foundation are legal, but has given no explanation of how they have handled donations. A media release: Rt Winston Peters Leader of New Zealand First 19 November 2019 Allegations raised this morning by Stuff […]

via Peters claims party financials legal, but no explanation of Foundation — Your NZ