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National Party Leader Poll Results: Newshub vs The BFD — The BFD

Newshub First place Judith CollinsSecond place Mark MitchellThird place Paula BennettLast Simon BridgesThe BFD First place Judith CollinsSecond place Simon BridgesThird place Mark MitchellFourth Todd MullerLast Paula Bennett

via National Party Leader Poll Results: Newshub vs The BFD — The BFD

New Zealanders likely to vote against cannabis legalisation – 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 14 February 2020Family First Comment: Paula Bennett said the result showed that “people are realising that actually legalising recreational cannabis can’t be good for our mental health as a nation”.Exactly.#saynopetodope#VoteNO New Zealanders are more likely to vote against legalisation of cannabis in the upcoming referendum, according to the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton…

via New Zealanders likely to vote against cannabis legalisation – 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton Poll — Family First NZ

Swarbrick and Bennett debate legalisation of personal use of cannabis — Your NZ

On NZ Q&A last night Chlöe Swarbrick and Paula Bennett debated the legalisation of cannabis for personal use. This will be put to the public next year in a referendum. Bennett seems to have changed her mind. In May refused to debate Swarbrick – Cannabis referendum: Paula Bennett on why she won’t debate Chlöe Swarbrick […]

via Swarbrick and Bennett debate legalisation of personal use of cannabis — Your NZ

Bennett goes list only — Kiwiblog

Newshub reports: National MP Paula Bennett says she will not be seeking re-election as MP for Upper Harbour in next year’s election. Bennett has been appointed as National’s campaign chair for the 2020 election and said being the party’s campaign chair will be a “massive commitment” and one that she wants to give “100 percent” of…

via Bennett goes list only — Kiwiblog

Harassed Labour staffers ask Bennett for help — Kiwiblog

The Herald reported: Parliamentary workers who complained about inappropriate behaviour in the Labour Party are fearful, intimidated, and feel they have not been taken seriously, says National Party deputy leader Paula Bennett.Bennett said she had been contacted by one of the women who made a formal complaint with the Labour Party, one of several who…

via Harassed Labour staffers ask Bennett for help — Kiwiblog

Bennett refuses to appear alongside Swarbrick in cannabis discussion — Your NZ

National deputy leader Paula Bennett has refused to appear alongside Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick on Q&A last night to discuss the cannabis referendum. This is a continuation of Bennett, National’s ‘Spokesperson for Drug Reform’, refusing to take part in drug reform discussions. Paula Bennett has refused to appear on @NZQandA tonight to debate Chloe Swarbrick […]

via Bennett refuses to appear alongside Swarbrick in cannabis discussion — Your NZ

Face of the day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

National Party leader kicked out of the House for arguing with Speaker Trevor Mallard […] “How is it appropriate for you to entertain several pointless points of order from that side, and when I react to something the prime minister’s said I’m the naughty boy in this Parliament?” Stuff I can just imagine Paula Bennett…

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I feel Maori therefore I am Maori — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

Paula Bennett has claimed that comments questioning her Maori heritage are “racist.” A similar accusation is used by transgender activists. They accuse people of being “transphobic” if they dare to question their gender identity. Identity politics has upset the apple cart. Previously, people would debate what percentage of Maori blood a person had to have…

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Half arsed apology, Ardern ‘reins in’ MPs, but Willie Jackson ‘hits back’ — Your NZ

Labour list MP Willie Jackson remains defiant despite a half arsed apology, after he was criticised for questioning how Māori Paula Bennett is. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was reported to have reined him in, but instead Jackson has ‘hit back’. For background see Labour Maori versus Paula Bennett continues. Jaskson was interviewed on RNZ yesterday morning […]

via Half arsed apology, Ardern ‘reins in’ MPs, but Willie Jackson ‘hits back’ — Your NZ

Labour Maori versus Paula Bennett continues — Your NZ

Yesterday I posted about Labour list MP Willie Jackson’s slagging off of the Māoriness of Paula Bennett and other National MPs in Parliament on Wednesday – “You have useless Māoris”. Bennett followed up in Question Time in Parliament yesterday: 8. Hon PAULA BENNETT (Deputy Leader—National) to the Minister of Employment: Does he stand by his approach to Mana in […]

via Labour Maori versus Paula Bennett continues — Your NZ

Paula Bennett: We need to know how legal drugs will be controlled — Family First NZ

 

NZ Herald 17 April 2019Family First Comment: Thoughtful column from National’s Paula Bennett“The marijuana of tomorrow won’t look anything like the marijuana of today. It will be in liquid form, consumed via drinks and food, not smoked, and probably marketed to younger people. The evidence tells us marijuana can have significant effects on the growth and refinement…

via Paula Bennett: We need to know how legal drugs will be controlled — Family First NZ

Cabinet will write cannabis referendum question, Jacinda Ardern tells Parliament — Family First NZ

 

TVNZ One News 3 April 2019Family First Comment: “Paula Bennett asked if the Prime Minister thought a cross-party group of backbench MPs (such as Green MPs!!) should be in charge of choosing the question in the referendum. Ms Ardern said the question would instead be chosen by Cabinet.”Good. The question for the cannabis referendum will be…

via Cabinet will write cannabis referendum question, Jacinda Ardern tells Parliament — Family First NZ

Bennett takes pot shots at cannabis debate — Your NZ

Paula Bennett has launched into her new role as National’s spokesperson on drug reform with a lot of gusto and questionable assertions – put another way, with bullshit bluster. Claire Trevett (NZH): National’s Paula Bennett takes on Big Pot Bennett’s job is to appease the conservative base in National while trying to look as if […]

via Bennett takes pot shots at cannabis debate — Your NZ

Jami-Lee Ross continues attacks with another recording reported on — Your NZ

I thought hard about posting in this – another secretly recorded conversation between Jami-lee Ross and Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett. It appears to be released as another attack on Bridges and National, being headlined as ‘a cover-up’, but it looks to me like fairly normal political management, plus an attempt to go relatively easy […]

via Jami-Lee Ross continues attacks with another recording reported on — Your NZ

Four women claim harassment by Jami-Lee Ross — Your NZ

On Tuesday Jami-Lee Ross claimed that Simon Bridges had confronted him with claims that four woman had made allegations against him. Ross suggested he was in a similar situation to Brett Kavanaugh. Paula Bennett was criticised for saying that Ross had acted “inappropriately for a married man” – Paula Bennett stands by claim Ross acted […]

via Four women claim harassment by Jami-Lee Ross — Your NZ

Winston acts against Bennett et al for breaching his privacy — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

 

As predicted here over the past weeks, Paula Bennett’s day of reckoning has come closer. Winston Peters has decided to proceed with a breach of privacy tort against Paula Bennett, Brendan Boyle and Peter Hughes: Quote: Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has begun new legal action seeking $450,000 for alleged…

via Winston acts against Bennett et al for breaching his privacy — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Barry Soper: Paula Bennett’s hissy fit was right up there — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

As hissy fits go it was right up there. Paula Bennett may be half the size she used to be but she packs a punch in Parliament’s bear pit, although on this occasion it was a bit of self flagellation. Parliament’s …

via Barry Soper: Paula Bennett’s hissy fit was right up there — New Zealand Herald – Top Stories

UMR poll on National leadership candidates — Kiwiblog

UMR have asked a number of questions on the National leadership. The main results are: Preferred Leader – all voters Unsure 34% Nikki Kaye 12% Judith Collins 12% Paula Bennett 11% Steven Joyce 10% Amy Adams 8% Simon Bridges 8% Jonathan Coleman 4% Todd Muller 2% Preferred Leader – National voters Unsure 19% Judith Collins…

via UMR poll on National leadership candidates — Kiwiblog

The Gender paygap is real — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

It turns out that the gender pay gap is real but not in the way that Paula Bennett would have us believe. New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Arden earns more money for doing the same job as her male counterpart Justin Trudeau and only $107,000 less than president Trump. The gender pay gap seems very…

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Face of the Day — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

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Paula Bennett’s suggestion some Kiwis have “fewer human rights than others” has been described by the Prime Minister as “not an accurate reflection” of National’s hardline new gangs policy. Ms Bennett made the comment on Sunday while she and Prime Minister Bill English announced an $82 million plan to fight methamphetamine. It includes new powers…

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National’s gang and drugs policy — Your NZ

Yesterday Paula Bennett, the Minister of Police, announced new policy to ‘crack down on gangs and drugs’. It was controversial in particular because it threatened to reduce the human rights of people deemed to be ‘criminal’. Here is National’s full announcement. New crack down on gangs and drugs National will redouble its efforts to stop […]

via National’s gang and drugs policy — Your NZ

Comparing deputy attacks — Your NZ

It hasn’t taken long for the left to pick up on a perceived attack on Jacinda Ardern, but they are making false claims about what Paula Bennett said. On The Nation yesterday: Lisa Own: Because I suppose we don’t think many people would deny the fact that Bill English has economic chops, but one political […]

via Comparing deputy attacks — Your NZ

Having direct experience makes you better at it – who knew? — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

Business leaders who are most concerned about the gender pay gap normally have daughters, Women’s Minister Paula Bennett says. Bennett today released guidance for companies about how they can close the gender pay gap, and in a speech criticised large companies that had declined to speak to the Ministry for Women about the problem. Despite…

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Bennett accusations and online risks — Your NZ

Serious accusations have been made about Paula Bennett online, and Bennett has responded with a crease-and-desist letter and threats of legal action. Warnings have also been issued about the risks of sharing and linking too potentially defamatory information. 1 News: Retired judge warns public after Paula Bennett threatens lawsuit over online post A retired judge […]

via Bennett accusations and online risks — Your NZ

$1.8M Government election bribe to secure up to 8000 dairies

 

High-risk convenience stores and dairies are in line for Government-funded fog cannons, DNA spray, panic alarms and time safes for cash and cigarettes to curb the rise in aggravated robberies. But the measures, part of a $1.8 million package Police Minister Paula Bennett announced in West Auckland today, are “too little, too late” according to…

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Paula Bennett is leaving dairy owners to face crime alone

“Promoted” away from Social Housing, Bennett’s abilities to do nothing haven’t reduced in power “Last weekend hundreds of migrant shopkeepers marched in Manukau protesting against government inaction and calling for Ms Bennett to wake up. “She’s taken no notice. “Since the protest march on Sunday we’ve learned Hawkes Bay stores are being robbed for tobacco…

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Minister praises Green MP on climate change efforts

In Parliament this week Minister for Climate Change Paula Bennett praised Green MP Dr Kennedy Graham – “Can I acknowledge the member for his tireless effort to have cross-party work”. This related to GLOBE-NZ, a cross-party group of members of Parliament that Graham chairs. On Thursday this exchange between Bennett and Graham was more positive […]

via Minister praises Green MP on climate change efforts — Your NZ

People angry about escalating crime

People have expressed anger over the perceived inability of the police to do anything about escalating crime in a meeting in Thames. The Deputy Prime Minister was there to get the message (hopefully). Stuff: Paula Bennett faces angry crowd at Thames meeting The deputy prime minister faced a hostile crowd, fed-up with escalating crime, when she […]

via People angry about escalating crime — Your NZ

Labour’s leadership reshuffle “a cosmetic facelift”

It is clear that National have decided to test Jacinda Ardern’s credentials as a Deputy leader of the 2nd largest political party. Labour’s new deputy leader clashed with Ms Bennett on Newshub’s AM Show on Friday over Ms Kaye’s caustic comments in parliament on Wednesday. Ms Kaye said Ms Ardern would be good for photo…

via Labour’s leadership reshuffle “a cosmetic facelift” — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media