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Tied up for Tony

Parliament will be especially colourful today.

The best Health Minister in recent times, Tony Ryall, is delivering his valedictory speech this afternoon and his National Party colleagues are getting all tied up in tribute to his sartorial splendour:


Paula Bennett highlights some "loopy rules"

Hello everyone. I’m Local Government Minister and chief National Party sass-machine Paula Bennett. I’ve been asked by MyThinks to write more about our plans to review and reject all of those stupid and loopy rules that many of our tiny but incredibly self-important local bodies have brought in over the years. 263 more words


Loopy regs & red tape cut

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett has announced the establishment of a new taskforce to rid New Zealand of loopy rules and regulations.

“The Rules Reduction Taskforce in partnership with local government will work closely with the public to weed out pedantic and unnecessary rules that frustrate property owners and councils alike.  326 more words


Paula Bennett in Napier

Local Government minister Paula Bennett and Finance Minister Bill English had a party meeting in Napier on Wednesday, July 16.  Which did not go very well… 104 more words

Elections 2014

National MPs - giving us the finger in election year

National MPs and ministers have been busy this year with more botch-ups, scandals, an attempted smear campaign, and spinning bullshit to cover their arses with multiple policy failures in health, education, the environment, child poverty, etc, etc, etc… 2,182 more words

The Body Politic

Fewer teen births

One of National’s initiatives was to take an actuarial approach to welfare.

Social Development Minister Paula Bennett sought, and got, figures for the long-term cost of welfare then worked on policies which would help reduce it. 281 more words