- #1677758dr-whoMemberMember since: April 12, 2017
Replies: 160dr-who April 28, 2018 at 8:28 am
Actually Halcyon I am well aware which party Coleman belonged to.
Actaully it is worth re-litigating. I am tired of the Nats and their representitives trying to sweep their failures under the carpet.
Actually this happens every time they are thrown out of power. Come the next election they will be pointing the finger at Labour and complaining about spending when the spending is being done to clean up the mess created by their incompetence, actually.
#1677760halcyon April 28, 2018 at 9:00 am
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by dr-who.
Remember Dr_Who, if we re-litigate the matter then we will also have to put the current Minister of Health under the microscope. There is a lot of conflicting information in the public domain about what he was told compared with what he said he was told. Could be an interesting issue. I think Clark wise to avoid re-opening the matter.
Also the Curran affair still hangs in the air. Remember, the Select Committee voted against National’s motion to call Curran to explain the matter. So much for open and transparent Government. This lot are no better than National and no worse.
It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.#1677773lilith7MemberMember since: April 9, 2017
Replies: 2029lilith7 April 28, 2018 at 10:51 am
“However, when a person (he or she) draws attention to themselves by their behaviour, it can be expected that others will comment about the behaviour.”
To some extent a fair point Halycon,but who decides when/how someone has drawn attention to themselves? because it seems to me that if an opposition supporter wants to use that as grounds for putting the boot in,then the very fact that he has a TV show could be sufficient,or that he’s the PM’s partner – both of which guarantee that he’ll be in the public eye.#1677804mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1957mommabear70 April 28, 2018 at 4:45 pm
Twyford announces 30 houses in Papakura as part of the Kiwibuild initiative. (RNZ report)
More underhandedness from the CoL
The developement was started by HNZ back in 2012. RNZ clearly don’t bother checking the facts. No surprises there.#1677846paulinem April 28, 2018 at 8:53 pm
Halcyon I find it really interesting the media paranoid at Clair Curran mistake in performance. Meanwhile in the Christchurch saga of EQC performance and Southern response the minister of most of the time since the earthquake ie Gerry Brownley who OVERSPENT ….TWO Hundred taxpayers Millions in mostly botched repairs …… there is virtually no media publicity. Yet Brownley has not been given any where near the media attention as Curran has … and I repeat Brownley has cost us taxpayers two hundred MILLION more than budgeted for in mostly botched repairs !!! How much at the end of the day will Brownleys performance in the job ( re his loyalty to Fletcher Challenge whom mostly did the botched repairs) going to cost us taxpayers/ insurance policy holders to fix these botched repairs#1677849mommabear70MemberMember since: February 20, 2017
Replies: 1957mommabear70 April 28, 2018 at 9:05 pm
Two hundred million eh? That’s quite a lot.
Paulinem, please remind us how many hundred million buying back a broken rail company cost the taxpayers at the time. Please also remind us how many more millions the taxpayers donate each year to prop it up.#1677855halcyon April 28, 2018 at 10:00 pm
paulinem, I think the interest in the Curran debacle has created interest because, a) there are still unanswered questions, and b) a well respected employee of an organisation Curren had Ministerial oversight for lost her job.
And as you rightly identify, Brownley was responsible for the Christchurch debacle. Considerable information around that matter is available in the public domain. I have had no difficulty in following the progress, or should I say lack of progress, in the matter. Unless one reads widely it is possible to gain the impression that the issue lacks cover. I would suggest that is due to a far longer timeframe of the recovery. Seven years have now passed since that event and yet I have still read articles about issues relating it in the last week. I doubt that the Curran issue will not last more that another 2.5 years at most. After the next election it will resigned to history.
The Curran incident is like Key’s ponytail incident, there are those who still remind us of it.
It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.#1677868paulinem April 29, 2018 at 9:07 am
The question needs to be asked of the PUBLIC OWNED TVNZ ie One news WHY are we getting so much US news in particular internal US news …we are not the 53rd state of US nor are most kiwis intersted in becoming part of US.
We are part of the Commonwealth of nations. Many NZ residents now living here come from these nations. Why are we not getting news of these nations such as India re international news ? Trump is NOT our leader so why is the news so dominated with him ? We hear more about him than our own politicians!! If US resident want him as their leader then let them wallow in their own stupidity in voting him into power!
And how come we dont hear about other leaders in other countries ie who is the leader of India, South Africa etc etc why does the media not give them as much attention as Trump!
Last week on One news we had about five mins on prime time 6pm news about ho hum another US shooting sage WHY, meanwhile the NZ news item re EQC and Southern response story was barely given a minuite of news time and at the end of the news. The reality is these days, to get news of interest ie NZ news you need to listen to RNZ national, its time the news controllers in One news were sacked and replaced by less biased more NZ orientated news selection decision makers.#1677869paulinem April 29, 2018 at 9:16 am
Two hundred million eh? That’s quite a lot. Paulinem, please remind us how many hundred million buying back a broken rail company cost the taxpayers at the time. Please also remind us how many more millions the taxpayers donate each year to prop it up.
Mommabear our railways is a publicly owned vital transport system, which is far cheaper for the taxpayer to economically support as a public transport system then building more highways. In short the railways should NEVER have been sold cant remember which govt did but suspect it was in Nationals time in power.
Back to Christchurch how much will the botched Fletcher Challenge repairs end up costing us the taxpayers to repair. Who appointed this company now in receivership to be the main repairer company of earthquake repairs?#1677874halcyon April 29, 2018 at 10:55 am
I see that the Minister of Health has appointed new Chairs for the Auckland, Waitemata and Counties-Manukau DHBs. His appointed persons appear to have exceptional CVs for the job. (Even though one is an ex-Labour MP). These three DHBs should now be able to move forward with confidence. I will watch their progress with interest.
Interesting, Clark has appointed a Crown Monitor, Ken Whelan, to the Counties-Manukau DHB. Whelan will attend and observe all CMDHB meetings. This will negate any future arguments as to what the Minister is told or not told, as the case may be.
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