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    Quote Originally Posted by iceman View Post
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    Sadly it sounds like they are going to keep the already implemented first year free. They should change that to graduation year.
    Yes make more sense to me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay View Post
    Yes make more sense to me as well.
    It makes sense to everyone except those in Labour who had nine years in Opposition to come up with decent policy.

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    No CGT, No free tertiary education and fighting teacher pay demands - Looks like this government is turning into another Tory government after all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bjauck View Post
    No CGT, No free tertiary education and fighting teacher pay demands - Looks like this government is turning into another Tory government after all!
    I guess they just realise that talk is cheap. Much easier to dream up unrealistic promises on the opposition benches than running a government. They probably curse by now the day when Winston put them into government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPeter View Post
    I guess they just realise that talk is cheap. Much easier to dream up unrealistic promises on the opposition benches than running a government. They probably curse by now the day when Winston put them into government.
    Change can be uncomfortable and disruptive in the short term - and can affect some more than others. Not enough voters yet want it badly enough?
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    Stumbled across the announcement of the big spend on Wellington’s transport woes

    Mutual admiration society of Minister Twyford, GWRC Chair Laidlaw and Mayor Lester

    What a trio of no hopers ...Wellington is doomed

    Lester positioning himself as an MP ....now the country is doomed
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    Labor Australia should have learnt from Labour NZ and replaced the Little clone in Shorten with somebody who smiles and had a bit of charisma (even if not substance). Result might have been different.

    At least a Labor Government in Australia can’t be blamed for the upcoming economic woes that that country is going to have.
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    Mike Greer must be happy as ...building spec homes in low demand areas and getting the government to buy them if they don’t sell or make up the difference if he sells them cheap.

    Good one Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Mike Greer must be happy as ...building spec homes in low demand areas and getting the government to buy them if they don’t sell or make up the difference if he sells them cheap.

    Good one Phil
    Here is the link: http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA190...rs-worried.htm

    Yep, hard to understand why the government is wasting valuable taxpayer money to build homes nobody wants. Probably too cheap.

    I suppose this a competition which government minister can waste most taxpayer money?

    But I suppose Shane Jones is still leading with his regional slash fund, but yes, it looks like Phil is catching up ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by winner69 View Post
    Mike Greer must be happy as ...building spec homes in low demand areas and getting the government to buy them if they don’t sell or make up the difference if he sells them cheap.

    Good one Phil
    You and your bowling mates should be happy too winner now that Winnie is spending another $8m on the Gold Card and will even provide you with an app for it soon :-)

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    An interesting summary on the Peters/Jones slushfund https://www.newstalkzb.co.nz/news/na...y-being-spent/

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    Quote Originally Posted by fungus pudding View Post
    I think the best measure of the Govt's achievement is the fact that el Zorro has gone to ground - presumably from embarrassment after years of telling us how wonderful the world would be once Labour got into power.
    No, just busy tidying up lately, got a bit behind.

    I'm not worried about Labour's progress, the budget is coming up too. I am very disturbed/horrified by the new "Coalition Party" if it ever gets onto the voting forms. I heard this RNZ interview with Hannah Tamaki live but it's even more weird on video. Watch out around the thirteenth minute onwards. Puts things into perspective doesn't it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaYbvd2zomY
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    Quote Originally Posted by elZorro View Post
    No, just busy tidying up lately, got a bit behind.

    I'm not worried about Labour's progress, the budget is coming up too. I am very disturbed/horrified by the new "Coalition Party" if it ever gets onto the voting forms. I heard this RNZ interview with Hannah Tamaki live but it's even more weird on video. Watch out around the thirteenth minute onwards. Puts things into perspective doesn't it?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaYbvd2zomY
    Well, yes - somewhat bizarre - is this hysterical laughter?

    Not sure though, why you are horrified by them. Are you expecting that Labour needs to get together with them to stay in power after Winstons likely departure next election?

    I see - this would be a real worry, wouldn't it?
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    These people are horrifying even without their proposed political party. Watching that video made me cringe.

    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPeter View Post
    Well, yes - somewhat bizarre - is this hysterical laughter?

    Not sure though, why you are horrified by them. Are you expecting that Labour needs to get together with them to stay in power after Winstons likely departure next election?

    I see - this would be a real worry, wouldn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackPeter View Post
    Well, yes - somewhat bizarre - is this hysterical laughter?

    Not sure though, why you are horrified by them. Are you expecting that Labour needs to get together with them to stay in power after Winstons likely departure next election?

    I see - this would be a real worry, wouldn't it?
    I thought it was Simon who was lining up with the religous conservatives? His only political ally
    Act can aso be a bit weird at times.

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