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UMR poll on National leadership candidates — Kiwiblog

UMR have asked a number of questions on the National leadership. The main results are: Preferred Leader – all voters Unsure 34% Nikki Kaye 12% Judith Collins 12% Paula Bennett 11% Steven Joyce 10% Amy Adams 8% Simon Bridges 8% Jonathan Coleman 4% Todd Muller 2% Preferred Leader – National voters Unsure 19% Judith Collins…

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NZ Politics

Who's paying for unprepared government?

Suspicions that Labour wasn’t prepared for government were right:

. . . But Labour — which she admitted was not prepared to be in Government . 664 more words


National deputy going to a vote

As well as voting for a new leader next week the National caucus will also vote for a deputy. Paula Bennett is currently the deputy leader. 90 more words


Poverty policy lacks ambition

The government talks a lot about reducing child poverty but its policy lacks ambition:

The Prime Minister’s ‘good intentions’ have once again fallen short, with the Government’s child poverty targets aiming to lift fewer children out of poverty than National actually lifted out in the last five years, National’s Children spokesperson Paula Bennett says. 382 more words


So "throwing money" at poverty does work, according to National?

One of the most oft-used, parroted cliches in the right-wing lexicon…

Bill English said it;

The hard bit of that is reorganising Government – the way the Government works with our most complex families – because frankly, Government doesn’t do that good a job with people who have really serious needs.

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The Body Politic


KidsCan faces losing government funding:

The charity, which has been in operation for 12 years, provides food, clothing and healthcare to 168,000 children across 700 New Zealand schools. 174 more words