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Official – John Key knows everything

and this was when Barack asked me for advice......do you think I look like Tony Soprano?The US National Security Agency spying scandal in which the US agency is accused of tapping the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel won't go away. It is also suspected of widespread spying on Spain, France and other nations. In the midst of all this stands one man who 'knows' the United States has not been spying on him. New Zealand Prime Minister [...]

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Labour shuffling the deck chairs with Gay remit

Well this guy has to go for starters. He is not a lesbian woman from an ethnic minority.The Labour Party are suckers for punishment - you have to give them that. After their defeat in the 2008 general election they have overseen one of the most successfully inept re-election campaigns in New Zealand political history. Their ambitious plan to tick off every political mistake in the book carries on this weekend with their conference in Christchurch, where they look [...]

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Len Brown affair allegations damaging for reputation

and then I undid my trousers.....how big was it? oh about that big. Auckland Mayor Len Brown has been caught up in allegations of having an extra-marital relationship with a council employee. Freelance journalist Stephen Cook has reported on the Whaleoil blogsite today that the newly elected mayor had a two-year affair with a woman 25 years his junior, including sex during office hours and on council premises. The mayor has been married to his wife Shan Inglis for more [...]

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Collins tells Judges to hurry up with judgements

This is my happy face because I am making the biggest judicial reforms in 100 years - yeah baby!!Justice Minister Judith Collins is putting judges on notice that slow delivery of reserve judgements will no longer be acceptable. She is concerned about the length of time some judgements take and she is sick of hearing that the best answer to addressing delays is to appoint more judges. "If I have heard that once I have heard it 100 times." But [...]

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Schools face Govt takeover if pupils fail

Me being right all the time can be tiring - for everyone.Hekia Parata today warned that Schools where children were failing exams could be taken over by the Government. She also warned that staff need to be held accountable for students' performance. School interventions - where powers are taken away from a board and put in the hands of a statutory manager or commissioner - usually take place after major staffing, safety or financial issues. But Education Minister Hekia Parata [...]

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