Oct 30

Official – John Key knows everything

Posted by admin

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…

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Oct 30

Labour shuffling the deck chairs with Gay remit

Posted by Dave Griffith

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…

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Oct 15

Len Brown affair allegations damaging for reputation

Posted by Dave Griffith

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…

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Sep 27

Collins tells Judges to hurry up with judgements

Posted by Dave Griffith

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…

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Sep 24

Schools face Govt takeover if pupils fail

Posted by Dave Griffith

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…

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