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Open letter from Paula Bennett to the State House tenants & homeless of Auckland

Dear Homeless and others,

Please leave. Except for Hosking, there’s too many Auckland media asking hard questions like, “What are your plans?” and “How will you help these people?” It really has been quite a trying couple of weeks for me having to not answer them (Why can’t Nick Smith fly in to Hobsonville and distract everyone with a giant promise he’ll never keep?). 52 more words

Politics

Pre-budget: emergency housing

The drip feeding of pre-budget announcements continues. Minister of Social Housing (I didn’t know there was a ministry specific to that) Paula Bennett announced new fund for  emergency housing. 348 more words

General

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett revealed

TVNZ’s Q+A on Sunday 24 April featured an interview with Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett. Her responses were further evidence that  National was  increasingly  unable (or unwilling) to cope with the growing threat of climate change. 1,584 more words

The Body Politic

April 9 in history

32 Jesus Christ ascended into Jerusalem on the first Palm Sunday.

193 Septimius Severus was proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum.

475 Byzantine Emperor… 809 more words

History

Paula Bennett and Wicked Campers

So Paula Bennett’s spoken out about the provocative slogans which are spray painted on the Wicked tourist rental vans. She wants to see the vans banned from DOC sites and see the Advertising Standards Authority given more power to deal with such issues. 299 more words

Rants

BPS targets

The Public Service is working hard to meet the targets the government set for better public services:

Student achievement is ahead of target, welfare dependence continues to fall, immunisation rates are growing and child abuse rates are stabilising, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say. 422 more words

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