Login/Join to access your personalised dashboard now! Returning user? Log in or Register
Log in to your GrownUps

Politics Today

Discussions Politics Today Politics Today

This topic contains 2659 replies, has 41 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of mommabear70 mommabear70 1 hour, 24 minutes ago.

Viewing 10 posts - 111 through 120 (of 2,660 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #1626226
    Profile photo of rob023
    rob023
    Member
    Member since: October 7, 2011
    Topics: 9
    Replies: 1460

    National rejects most gun law changes.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/politics/news/article.cfm?c_id=280&objectid=11876027

    Federated Farmers has applauded the Government’s decision to reject recommendations to tighten firearms rules, including having police record serial numbers on guns.

    Labour’s police spokesman Stuart Nash said he believed Bennett had “got it 100 per cent right”, and backed the same recommendations he had come to believe were needed.

    As a member of the select committee he had received a large amount of feedback after the recommendations were released, including through public meetings. Nash said he came to realise many of the recommendations wouldn’t help keep guns out of the hands of criminals.

    So Labour is saying the Government got it right by rejecting most of the recommendations.
    That makes a pleasant change.

    #1626227
    Profile photo of rob023
    rob023
    Member
    Member since: October 7, 2011
    Topics: 9
    Replies: 1460

    An interesting bunch make up the poll of polls.
    Nicky Hager, Sue Bradford, Mike Williams to name a few.

    Doc’s head office internal polling would make for more interesting reading, if only he could get it released.

    #1626231
    Profile photo of rob023
    rob023
    Member
    Member since: October 7, 2011
    Topics: 9
    Replies: 1460

    E Tu (previously the EPMU and the Service and Food Workers unions) has announced it will donate $120,000 to Labour and $30,000 to the Greens.

    You have to wonder at what point the union members paying for this will get fed up with their money being squandered on political campaigning. If the unions have this money to throw around then members are obviously being overcharged for the contract negotiating service their union is supposed to fulfil.
    If union members really want a better future they would be wise to dump the union and put their weekly dues into their retirement plan.

    #1626241
    Profile photo of drlivingstone
    drlivingstone
    Member
    Member since: October 22, 2006
    Topics: 295
    Replies: 34088

    Union member of ETU &The Service Food Workers  affiliated to The New Zealand Labour Party  will well remember a heartless National Government who  in nine years has gutted State Housing .I am reading an article from  New Zealand Memories headed Making Ends Meet “A Brief History of State Housing in New Zealand” The 1946 ad  is as pertinent today as ever.“A nations prosperity isn,t measured in exports and show and false front’ the videos  narration reads”Its in the way people live and how much sun they get,where the kids grow up and in how the sanitation works. and it speaks of the close connection between “happiness,health and housing” expressing a decent house as a right for every family in New Zealand on the same level as a right to education,sanitation,water,roads and healthcare” Bill English and his Government  have denied  thousands of Kiwis basic human rights shelter and we have homelessless  poverty and a housing crisis  and third world diseases.Roll on September 23rd.

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1626266
    Profile photo of lilith7
    lilith7
    Member
    Member since: April 9, 2017
    Topics: 2
    Replies: 747

    Sir Nigel,I think NZ could find a place in world markets by continuing to encourage those very Kiwi innovative small things we seem to be good at – we’re known for being an ingenious people & while we can’t compete in large areas of production we could be good at smaller niche marketing.
    This kind of stuff is one example:

    https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/watch-rocket-lab-s-successful-hawke-bay-launch-fuels-commercial-interest

    And rather than concentrating on only one product/crop,it may be that diversifying is the way of the future. There’s so much we don’t know & can’t imagine about the future.

     

    Perhaps it may be better to reply to posts Rob,rather than criticising & making comments about the poster.

     

     

    And while this may not be generating income,its largely Kiwi & is advancing our knowledge constantly.

    http://dunedinstudy.otago.ac.nz/studies/assessment-phases/the-birth-of-the-dunedin-study

     

     

    If there were no unscrupulous employers there would be no need for unions – obviously there’s still that need.

    #1626394
    Profile photo of drlivingstone
    drlivingstone
    Member
    Member since: October 22, 2006
    Topics: 295
    Replies: 34088

    Politics Today On TV News now.So Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed  Clutha-Southland M.P. Todd Barclay  told him  he made secret recordings of his staff. An interesting Question Time in Parliament today by Andrew Little and Winston Peters  focussed  on Prime Minister Bill Englishs answers to this . An investigation by Newsroom  reported this morning  that Barclays former  electorate agent  was paid hush money after she learned of recordings .The settlement came from Former Prime Ministers John Keys  leaders budget and texts Newsroom  obtained suggest Bill English  knew of recordings. More to come perhaps?

    Dr.Livingstone
    Peoples Republic Of Christchurch

    #1626407
    Profile photo of Hero42
    Hero42
    Member
    Member since: July 18, 2008
    Topics: 61
    Replies: 10708

    Dr L
    The unraveling is fun to watch.

    Earlier today, Mr English told reporters that conversation was based on second-hand information and he couldn’t remember who told him.

    Now Bill English has admitted National MP Todd Barclay told him he had recordings of a member of his electorate office.

    But Mr English’s statement directly contradicts Mr Barclay, who told reporters this morning he disputed allegations he used a dictaphone to secretly record a staff member in his electorate office in 2015, or that he had spoken to Mr English about it.

    And let’s not forget the staff member who was recorded received a confidential payout to stay quiet, in part funded from the then-prime minister’s budget.

    It may be the PM’s budget (some may even say slush fund) but it is still tax payer money.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1626408
    Profile photo of Hero42
    Hero42
    Member
    Member since: July 18, 2008
    Topics: 61
    Replies: 10708

    Rob023
    You ask when union members will get fed up with some of their dues being used for political campaigning.

    One could ask when consumers will get fed up with part of what they pay for a product being used for political campaigning? Would you care to hazard a guess?

    I suspect that union members do not mind because they know part of their dues will be used in this way when they join the union and they know that when Labour is returned to office their working conditions will improve.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1626411
    Profile photo of Hero42
    Hero42
    Member
    Member since: July 18, 2008
    Topics: 61
    Replies: 10708

    Rob023
    You say “An interesting bunch make up the poll of polls. Nicky Hager, Sue Bradford, Mike Williams to name a few.”

    Do you even know what the poll of polls is?

    Or do you just not like the facts and want to discredit them with a baseless accusation?

    Still your post did give me a good laugh so not a complete waste.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1626417
    Profile photo of Hero42
    Hero42
    Member
    Member since: July 18, 2008
    Topics: 61
    Replies: 10708

    Rob023
    Just one last post but in two parts.

    Post 1626209 – Why do you quote me out of context? Is it that you can’t answer the facts I present?

    Post 1626225 – As for the UK politics issue you omit the huge number who said they were interested. Oh wait that would be because there weren’t a huge number asking for the information. (was it one or two? I can’t remember and I couldn’t be bothered looking it up)
    As for your question did I message every Grownups member, well you already answered that by stating that I made a post asking the question.

    I acknowledge your suggestion but as we have already agreed that you don’t make the rules here I will gracefully decline to be guided by your suggestion.

    Hope your holiday is going well. I see the UK is about to get its hottest day in 176 years. Global warming sure is making a bigger difference in the northern hemisphere then it is down here. Remember to put on your sun block.

    Cheers 🙂

Viewing 10 posts - 111 through 120 (of 2,660 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.

Advertisement
 
Join Free.  Register for newsletter updates & complete your membership for full site access.  Welcome & Enjoy!
Terms
 
GrownUps

GrownUps, New Zealand’s best lifestyle website, social club & brain training hub for 50+.

Join 120,000 GrownUps for Free. Register now to receive our regular email newsletters to keep you up to date & complete your membership to access all areas of the site.  We can’t wait to meet you.

Enjoy!

 


Terms