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Timing deliberate

Soon to-be acting Prime Minister Winston Peters is suing the Government.

Peters is suing the Ministry of Social Development, plus it its chief executive, Brendan Boyle, and State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes for $450,000 for breach of privacy – relating to his belief over how details of his pension overpayment were leaked to journalists. 146 more words


Winston acts against Bennett et al for breaching his privacy — Whale Oil Beef Hooked | Whaleoil Media

As predicted here over the past weeks, Paula Bennett’s day of reckoning has come closer. Winston Peters has decided to proceed with a breach of privacy tort against Paula Bennett, Brendan Boyle and Peter Hughes: Quote: Deputy Prime Minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has begun new legal action seeking $450,000 for alleged…

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Paula Bennett and the policy that never was, except when it was

Good afternoon my fellow New Zealanders. I, Paula “The Westie” Bennett, have been asked by this obscure blog to post some words from my brain hole. 453 more words


Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft calls for a fairer, egalitarian New Zealand

This weekend (26/27 May), two disparate voices called for a more egalitarian society in our country. The voices of Children’s Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft, and Chief Executive of the Employers & Manufacturers Association (Northern), Kim Campbell, both made statements on  … 1,721 more words

The Body Politic

Parliament disarray continued

On Wednesday Paula Bennett walked out of Parliament in frustration at Speaker’s rulings. Yesterday Trevor Mallard ejected Bennett from the House in frustration at an ongoing and escalating stoush between the Opposition and the Speaker. 2,017 more words


Barry Soper: Paula Bennett's hissy fit was right up there — New Zealand Herald - Top Stories

As hissy fits go it was right up there. Paula Bennett may be half the size she used to be but she packs a punch in Parliament’s bear pit, although on this occasion it was a bit of self flagellation.

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NZ Politics

Dysfunction in Parliament

Question Time (oral questions) has often been contentious in Parliament, in large part because it is the best chance for MPs, especially Opposition MPs, to get media attention. 2,072 more words

Jacinda Ardern