Luck on Covid-19, massive stimulus can’t prevent jobless spike

The ACT party once again providing an accurate insight into the Labour Party.  Whilst NZ's media focus on Jacinda Adern's increased sick pay crusade (like all the Labour Party 'policy successes', increased sick pay doesn't require clever analysis and innovative solutions to solve long running problems, it simply requires one line of legislation to be

2020-11-06T20:49:17+00:00November 5th, 2020|2 Comments

Now your tax money is being allocated lottery style (the government owned Lottery is a tax on hope)

$40 Million COVID-19 Fund Opens Thursday, 29 October 2020, 3:20 pm Press Release: Department Of Internal Affairs Te Tari Taiwhenua Department of Internal Affairs has announced a new lottery fund worth $40 million has opened, focusing on community and social initiatives following COVID-19. Clare Toufexis, General Manager Hāpai Hapori says “the fund will support initiatives

2020-11-04T19:28:06+00:00November 4th, 2020|3 Comments

Unemployment rises to 5.3% in the September quarter

RNZ The unemployment rate has risen sharply as the effects of Covid-19 become more evident. The jobless rate in the three months to September rose to 5.3 percent, up from 4 percent in the previous quarter. Expectations had been for a rise to around 5.4 percent. The figures cover the reimposition of lockdowns and the

2020-11-03T22:30:56+00:00November 3rd, 2020|2 Comments

Coronavirus: Another lockdown possible if complacency, border ‘failures’ continue – Sir David Skegg

Newshub New Zealand could face another lockdown if COVID-19 complacency and border "failures" continue, a top health professor says. What Chris Hipkins and Ashley Blomfield need now (11 months into the pandemic) is another review to figure out what they is doing wrong. it is so difficult.  plane load into isolation, test twice, staff wearing

2020-11-03T18:58:24+00:00November 3rd, 2020|1 Comment

Reactions flood in following Jacinda Ardern’s Cabinet announcement

Newshub Reactions are flooding in following Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of her new Cabinet on Monday afternoon. Notably, Grant Robertson is the new Deputy Prime Minister, Andrew Little is Minister of Health, Nanaia Mahuta is Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chris Hipkins is Minister for COVID-19 Response. Ardern said her new Cabinet reflects "greater

2020-11-02T19:22:53+00:00November 2nd, 2020|4 Comments

Jacinda Ardern looking into allowing festival drug testing

This is what the NZ taxpayer voted for! We are facing the biggest financial challenge in living memory and Jacinda Adern uses her time pondering drug testing at festivals Still no plan for NZ's major challenges Still no plan to rebuild our economy Still no plan to increase productivity Still no plan to decrease child

2020-11-03T01:32:03+00:00November 1st, 2020|3 Comments

Jacinda Ardern on giving Greens post-election deal despite Labour majority: ‘I wanted to govern for all New Zealanders’

DeepThink predicts a Labour Greens coalition 19/10/2020 Here comes a wealth tax When a government is: incapable analysing the economic cost of their decisions, unable to plan for economic recovery, spends billions on the basis of shovel ready rather than return on investment (social and monetary) The only option left to them now is to

2020-10-31T17:48:08+00:00October 31st, 2020|0 Comments

Mike’s Minute: We have to get on with running the country

I hope you’ve noticed this week the government literally missing in action. I know they're somewhat limited as we wait for votes, tallies, and confirmations. But the overarching sense I get is that they are in no more of a hurry to do anything now than they were before we voted. Part of that is

2020-10-30T19:57:38+00:00October 30th, 2020|3 Comments

Go David Seymour. The National Party should take note of what effective opposition looks like.

Act's David Seymour wants 'hard-left' Human Rights Commission to be abolished ACT says it wouldn't leave a gap to scrap the Human Rights Commission - because New Zealand has no shortage of political debate. Leader David Seymour claims it's a hard-left organisation masquerading as a government department... after the Commission today laid out 39 issues

2020-10-29T18:50:35+00:00October 29th, 2020|3 Comments

Dominating the grocery market and charging exorbitant grocery prices isn’t enough for greedy supermarket owners.

Meanwhile, one of Auckland's biggest supermarkets has been slapped with a hefty fine for overcharging customers. On six dates in June and October 2018 - mystery shoppers found Pak’nSave Mangere was charged more at the checkout than the promotional price advertised on the shelf. Commerce Commission Chair Anna Rawlings says they found numerous discrepancies. On

2020-10-28T20:23:18+00:00October 28th, 2020|2 Comments

Here comes a wealth tax.

Greens and Labour confident a deal can be reached by Friday NZ Herald, The Greens leadership has confirmed they will emerge from Government-forming talks with the Labour Party by Friday with a deal in hand. But it will be up to a group of high-ranking Greens' members to decide whether the deal offered up by

2020-10-27T17:51:56+00:00October 27th, 2020|5 Comments
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