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Summer Holidays

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Well it’s been a crazy old summer, hasn’t it? Nothing like what what we expected. Forecasts were for a long dry holiday period and we got rain. 253 more words


The quiet achiever - tourism

Tourism is a quiet but significant achiever in New Zealand, with numbers and generated income reaching record levels.

Radio NZ: Migration, tourism raise economic hopes… 357 more words


Garner on next National leader

Duncan Garner ponders on who may be National’s next leader. He rules out Judith Collins, saying her party has lost faith and trust in her (she could earn that back but it will take time, effort and care). 223 more words


Comeback Collins

Judith Collins was down and shown the way out of Parliament last year – sent to the office known as the departure lounge. But she has demonstrated resolve and determination, and will be back in Cabinet next week. 1,012 more words


Hooton lobbying or stirring over National leadership?

When a lobbyist floats leadership change of the governing party I’m naturally sceptical.

Bryce Edwards has tweeted about a paywalled column in NBR where by Matthew Hooton either promotes a National leadership change or is trying to stir one up. 281 more words


State houses - "wrong place, wrong size"?

Information released under the Official Information Act (OIA) suggests that National’s oft-repeated claim that around “one third” ( or 22,000)  of  state houses are in the “ 2,885 more words

The Body Politic

Radio Live Panel: 25 October 2015

Listen to my RadioLive panel with Mark Sainsbury and Matthew Hooton. We talked about the annual round of scrutiny of MPs’ expenses. These tend to be a bit of a  155 more words