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Friday, 22 September

00:02

A Song For The Times. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"




I know Bill Clintons 1992 Campaign got to this song first, but what the Hell!

Dont stop thinking about tomorrow
Dont stop, it'll soon be here
It'll be even better than before,
Yesterday's gone, yesterday's gone

Dont Stop Fleetwood Mac

NOW, GET OUT THERE AND VOTE!


Video courtesy of YouTube


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00:00

No French Fries for you! "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I wonder if the Restaurant owner on Waiheke Island who refuses to sell adults french fries on their own has ever watched Seinfeld? There was a running gag on Seinfeld that involved a man they called the Soup Nazi. If the customers did not do what he wanted them to do he would refuse to []

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Thursday, 21 September

23:49

RNZ Final Poll of Polls "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Radio NZ via Bryce Edwards

 


23:30

The bullshit of Clarke Gayford "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Clarke Gayford has said more to the media in 6 weeks than Peter Davis ever did in nine years of his wifes draconian rule of New Zealand. One of the things he said, in between moaning about how people are being mean to Cindy, was that she once got up to make him almond milk. []

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23:23

Some Things Never Change. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Sheer, Red-Baiting Idiocy: Here, just five days out from a general election, was proof that, in this country, there are still places which remain entirely untouched by the sunlight of the twenty-first century.

ON THE EVE of Womens Suffrage Day, a Waikato cow-cockie was photographed carrying a sign declaring Jacinda Ardern to be a pretty communist. In terms of reasons for feeling outraged and affronted, Labour supporters were spoiled for choice. Should they be outraged at the overt sexism of the pretty? Or affronted by the sheer, red-baiting idiocy of the communist? Then again, a compelling case could be made for being disturbed by the whole extraordinary image. Here, just five days out from a general election, was proof that, in this country, there are still places which remain entirely untouched by the sunlight of the twenty-first century.

So unenlightened are these ideological troglodytes that they have yet to grasp the fact that the milk from their cows; the liquid that gets processed into powder in Fonterras factories; the export product that gets loaded onto ships; is bound for a country ruled entirely and exclusively by members of the Communist Party of China. Thats right! The people who keep our cow cockies in their tractors and utes may not be all that pretty, but they are, most emphatically, communists!

Another fact these strange subterranean folks seem to have forgotten (assuming they ever knew it in the first place) is that the comprehensive free-trade agreement between New Zealand and the Peoples Republic of China the first such document ever signed by the Chinese state and a democratic western nation was negotiated by the Labour Government of Helen Clark. Thats right! The worlds largest market for milk powder; the market that kept New Zealands dairy industry afloat through the dark days of the Global Financial Crisis; had been opened up for them by a left-wing woman from the Waikato.

...

23:00

Labours fiscal hole isnt a hole, more of a shortfallof more than $10b "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When Steve Joyce brilliantly deployed Cunninghams law over Labours fiscal hole, the commentariat rushing to correct him, and in doing so showed that there was definitely something fishy with the numbers being presented. He got the headlines, and the corrects followed some time later. But the damage was done. Now people dont refer to the []

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22:30

Stop whining Jacinda, if you can claim National cut health then they can claim you are putting up taxes "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Jacinda Ardern has decided to drop the relentlessly positive campaign and start the relentlessly whining campaign. Jacinda Ardern has spoken out about her frustration with the National party campaign, saying they are misleading voters over Labours tax plans. While on the campaign trail today Ms Ardern was asked if Labour was raising income tax, a []

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22:00

Newshub final poll: Nats and Labour slide, Winston is still Kingmaker "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The last major poll before the election is out and all polls are now in alignment. The Newshub/Reid Research poll shows Labour and the Nats sliding back as predicted, with Winston Peters growing. Expect that to continue a little over the next 24 hours. The final poll is in, and it shows either side could []

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21:30

NZDF deploys 70 additional personnel to help ease the fuel shortage "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Twelve New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) drivers will get behind the wheel of tankers early on Friday as about 70 additional personnel, including refuelling operators, were mobilised to help ease the jet-fuel shortage caused by a damaged oil pipeline last week. The extra personnel include 55 Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) sailors and six refuelling []

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21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Meet Greg Presland.  Labour-MP-wannabe, sharpest lawyer in the party, blind trust setter-upper for David Cunliffe, advisor/supporter to Ben Rachinger, fan of Rawshark and Hager, and of course a long term blogger at The Standard under the name MICKYSAVAGE. He didnt have one of his better days yesterday.   I decided to let him know today []

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is introspection (noun) Contemplation of ones own thoughts, feelings, and sensations; self-examination. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1670s, action of closely inspecting or examining, noun of action from past participle stem of Latin introspicere to look into, look at, examine, observe attentively, from intro- inward + specere to []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 22 14 The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous trap; those who make the Lord angry will fall into it.

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20:00

Friday's Fulminations "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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Unfortunately our system does not allow your comments to show up in the blog post itself.  Just in the comments section.

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13:59

09:57

Youre Wrong Keith: We Have To Do This NOW. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Let's Do This NOW! Elections are won when the electorates general preference for prosperity and stability is overwhelmed by its desire to turn the page and begin something new. When simply restoring the same old faces to the same old places no longer seems enough. When obtaining justice for past wrongs; and securing for themselves, and for their children, a different and better future; calls forth from the nations voters an unaccustomed measure of courage and daring. (Photo by JOHN MILLER)

KEITH RANKIN IS WRONG about Jacinda needing to lose this election. If thats what happens on Saturday: if National somehow hauls itself back onto the Treasury Benches; then it is the purest folly to suppose that the election of 2020 will be a Labour walkover. If the Centre-Left cannot win in 2017, then the question that begs to be answered is: Can it win at all?

Presumably, Keith is being guided by the historical precedent of the 1969 nearly-but-not-quite election; That was the election which Labour lost by 14,000 votes, only to be swept into office three years later in the Its time! election of 1972. Or, perhaps hes thinking of the Springbok Tour Election of 1981, when National secured a two-seat majority in spite of receiving 4,122 fewer votes than the Labour Party nationwide. As happened in 1969, Labours narrow defeat was followed by a unambiguous victory three years later in the watershed snap-election of 1984.

If these are the precedents that Keith has in mind, then they deserve closer scrutiny. Especially since Keiths reason for identifying the 2017 election as the one Jacinda needs to lose is that, in his opinion: there will be a financial crisis next year [which Labour] is ill-equipped to handle Further, it may take a major financial crisis (with Labour in Opposition) to drag Labour into the present century, just as the 1930s crisis belatedly dragged L...

09:54

All Over The Place (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The last two major polls are not consistent so everything is up in the air.

I'm going to average these two polls and then make a prediction, slightly tinge with wishful thinking.

Poll average:-

Party                  Party Vote                  Seats

ACT                          0.5                      1
Green                        7.5                      9
Labour                     37                      45
Maori                        0.8                      2
National                  46                       57
NZ1st                       6                         7

I reckon ACT will do a bit better than the poll average and might get up to 2.0% which would give them two seats.

So my prediction is for a Nat/Act/Maori coalition by a slim majority.

So, now all that remains is to reserve a fine bottle of Coonawarra Shiraz for Saturday, sit back and watch the results come in.

Update

I meant to ad it's a shame the two major polls do not use a larger sample, say 1500, for their final two polls.





08:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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07:30

Whale, oil beef hooked, Crusher is going to raise hell about the neglected privately owned pipeline "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Just like Chorus (then Telecom) is more than just a private company because it delivers essential infrastructure to the nation, the oil companies have a similar responsibility. If theres one thing Bill English and his team know, its crisis management. Think earthquakes, floods and the global financial crisis. So does the oil crisis play right []

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07:00

Are the shy tories going with Winston? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The other night my missus was rung by UMR. They wanted someone in the 18-35 age bracket40 somethingmumblemumble is close enough so she answered. I know other people who flat out lie to pollsters. I just hang up on them because I have better things to do for 15 minutes of inane loaded questions. The []

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06:30

It is an historical cycle because history always repeats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We know from the past how civilisations rise and fall. The Roman empire is a good example. Their highly trained soldiers in peace time became idle and fat. Wealth and prosperity led to decadence and vice. They indulged their basest desires and eventually, their civilisation fell apart. When we look at all the factors that []

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06:00

Important questions weve avoided this election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Geoff Neal has seven questions.  Ive answered the first three: 1.Why is our GDP per capita so low? Our GDP is only about US $37,000 per person. Australias is $48,000, the United States is $57,000, and Irelands is $69,000. If you want more wealth to go around, then you need strategies to increase GDP per []

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05:32

ON HEALTH "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The reality is that 'Health' is a bottomless pit.   Whatever you spend on it will not be enough egged along by the simple fact that the 'industry' (and that includes you and me) are very good at 'shroud waving'.  

The demand on vote Health will continue to increase exponentially  driven by the reality of an aging population living longer.

Which makes refusal by Labour and NZ First to countenance the lifting of the age of entitlement to NZ Superannuation to 67 thereby freeing up hundreds of millions of dollars which could be redirected into Health spending totally unconscionable.

This has nothing to do with KiwiSaver ... KiwiSaver doesn't replace NZ Superannuation ... it's a top up to provide an enhanced level of retirement ... unless of course 'they' have a (another) secret plan to means test or reduce NZ Superannuation using KiwiSaver as an offset in order to free up funding for Health ... just askin.

05:30

The Great Replacement "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Voting for the leadership of this country may well be influenced by what is happening elsewhere. Jacinda, childless, pro-abortion, is up against Bill, with a family of six, with RC views on abortion. I have a thing about childless leaders of nations and many of these can be found in Europe. It is not news []

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05:14

Winston Doesn't Like The National Anthem "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

TVNZ is carrying a story in which Winston Peters is promising to change the national anthem.   Good old Winston - always right there with the critical hot button issues.

I nearly died laughing when I read this quote:-

He said that, anecdotally, he had never seen Kiwis sing the anthem in times of great joy or celebration, 

By hell, they will be on September 24th if NZ1st falls below five percent.  You'll hear the song of joyous rapture echoing from coast to coast.


05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

LANDS OF WIND from Baptiste Lanne on Vimeo.

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04:30

Why we are truly blessed to live in New Zealand "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

We live in paradise in New Zealand. We live in a country where anyone no matter what their skin colour, religion or income is can take their family to the beach the lake, the river or the bush to enjoy our beautiful natural environment. The problems that we do have need to be put into perspective by []

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03:39

Not Seen in the New York Times "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Here's an interesting story from the Times of London.

All about a world leader quietly intervening behind the scenes and actually preventing an all out war in the Middle East.  The western leader showed remarkable diplomatic skill and statesmanship in persuading Saudi Arabia and its Sunni friend UAE from invading Shia Qatar..

Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, Kuwaits emir, who has acted as mediator, praised Mr XXXXX's efforts at a September 7 press conference. Thank God, whats important is that we stopped any military action, he said.
You've got to hand it to those suave smooth talking French statesmen, don't you?

Well, not today because the western leader in question was that presidential boorish bastard Donald Trump.

How long before the media and the Republicans wake up to the fact that Trump is a hell of a lot smarter than they are and a sight more competent?

The NYT, CNN, MSNBC, WAPO et al would have been going nonstop ape shit for days if this triumph had been pulled off by Obama.  So far, I've not seen a word apart from the NYT calling the effort a failure.

Somehow, I think the London Times has more credibility that the New York Times..

03:30

Olivia Pierson on Trumps address to the UN "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It will have fallen on deaf ears at the UN, but Trump told them the unvarnished truth anyway. President Trump stated to the delegates of our worlds political leaders: The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members. To overcome the perils of the present, and to achieve the promise []

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03:00

Maori Party: Locking more criminals up wont solve anything. Whaleoil: Oh yes it will "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A group of Mori and Pacific community leaders and service providers met in Panmure on Wednesday, 13th September, 2017. At this fono they agreed that something radical had to be done to overhaul our Justice system in Aotearoa. A system that incarcerates Mori at alarmingly higher rates compared to others. Over 60% of the prison []

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02:30

Jacinda v Bill leadership v management, or fantasies v boredom? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dr Suze Wilson writes In the business world, its become almost mandatory for those staking out a claim as a mover and shaker to position themselves as not just a manager but, more potently, as a leader. As part of this shift, leaders are now expected to develop bold, imaginative visions for the organisations future []

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02:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Garbo The Story Behind Britains Greatest Double Cross Agent The Normandy Landings of 6 June 1944 marked the beginning of the liberation of occupied Western Europe. Until the very last minute, the place of invasion Normandy was the most heavily guarded secret on the planet. The Security Service made a significant contribution to []

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01:30

Warmists finally admit their models are wrong "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

James Delingpole at Breitbart explains: Climate alarmists have finally admitted that theyve got it wrong on global warming. This is the inescapable conclusion of a landmark paper, published in Nature Geoscience, which finally admits that the computer models have overstated the impact of carbon dioxide on climate and that the planet is warming more slowly than predicted. []

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00:30

Labour: Nationals deception an affront to democracy "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Grant is having a tizzy Voters this week have a clear choice between Labours optimism and honesty, or rewarding Nationals campaign of relentless lies, says Labours Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson. Day after day National has been deliberately spreading lies about Labour, our intentions and what we will do in Government. New Zealanders deserve better than []

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00:00

The Moral Cognitive Dissonance of Right-To-Die "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

When an Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist died recently, there was something surreal about the coverage. It is obviously amiss when a fit, young man dies suddenly, yet none of the news reports mentioned any cause of death. Some made elliptical references to mental illness, another ended with non-sequitur links to suicide prevention hotlines.This bizarre whisper-coverage is typical of []

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Wednesday, 20 September

23:30

Nats attack cleared after whinging lefties moaned to BSA "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Some lefty moaner complained to the Broadcasting Standards Authority over Nationals effective attack ad, and failed to get a ruling in their favour. The Broadcasting Standards Authority says a National Party election advertisement with the tagline Lets tax this, parodying Labours campaign motto Lets do this does not breach the Election Programmes Code. The BSA []

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23:15

How to remove annoying Labour Party ads "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Are you sick of Labour Party ads? Help is at hand. NO-AD subscription only 32c a day Subscribe But wait theres more It also gets rid of the disgusting toenail fungus ad Lets do this We cant afford to wait Its time for a change to ad-free

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23:00

Yes Gareth, voters can be THAT thick, 2% of them at least "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Gareth Morgan cant believe that voters are thick: Gareth Morgan says his reaction to Labours surge in the polls after Jacinda Ardern took over as leader was to think voters cannot be this thick. It took wind out of everybodys sails. When 20 per cent of the population moves in 24 hours on a smiley []

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22:36

ADMINISTRATIVE NOTE for our commenters "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

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22:30

Be careful what you wish for with Water Tax "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A new survey says that more than 50% of people want ALL users to pay for water. Yes, that means youcity dwellers. The majority of New Zealanders want farmers to be taxed for taking water from the environment, a new survey shows. Who should pay for water has been a flash point for voters ahead of Saturdays election, []

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22:15

Dear Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Dear Jacinda, Ive seen you on the telly, dear, Theres quite a hullabaloo, But taxing this and taxing that Means my two ticks stay BLUE Youll tax us on our assets Theres nothing you wont snatch Youll tax us on our holidays Youll tax the boat or bach Youve said youll slap a tax on []

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22:00

Jacindamanias bubble has burst, Colmar Brunton shows massive swing to Nats "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Bad news for Jacinda Ardern and Labour in the latest Colmar Brunton poll. There has been a massive turnaround as people discover that Comrade Jacinda isnt all that. The fortunes of our two major parties have been reversed in the latest 1 NEWS Colmar Brunton poll, which has National nine points ahead of Labour. National []

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21:30

NZDF to transport fuels by sea and road "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) will help transport fuel around the country by sea and road to help ease a jet fuel shortage triggered by a damaged oil pipeline in Auckland last week. Major General Tim Gall, the Commander Joint Forces New Zealand, said the Royal New Zealand Navy tanker HMNZS Endeavour would sail []

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21:00

Whaleoil General Debate "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoils daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate youll need to register a free Disqus account. There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.  (No []

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20:30

Face of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Meet Gary Morgan.  The Man At The Top at Roy Morgan Research.  He may be, in the end, the most powerful influencer of how this election turned out.  His companys poll came out with the exact right numbers for right-leaning voters. As the countrys leading pollster, Gary Morgan is seen as having his finger on []

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20:15

Word of the day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

The word for today is indolent (adj) 1. (a) Disinclined to exert oneself; habitually lazy. (b) Conducive to inactivity or laziness. 2. (a) Causing little or no pain. (b) Slow to heal, grow, or develop. Source : The Free Dictionary Etymology : 1660s, causing no pain, painless, from French indolent (16th century) or directly []

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20:00

Daily Proverb "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Proverbs 21 14 A secret gift calms anger; a bribe under the table pacifies fury.

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13:32

A Song For The Times. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"



Its the terror of knowing
What the world is about
Watching some good friends
Screaming Let me out 

Under Pressure - David Bowie/Queen


Video courtesy of YouTube


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10:57

MORE MEDIA CRAP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

I see the media are running a shock horror story (stoked along by Professor Jane Kelsey ... surprise, surprise) about the propriety of officials from MFAT attending a scheduled meeting of officials from the eleven countries still keen on developing a regional tree-trade agreement following the withdrawal on the United States from the TPPA.

It may be news to the media but the world doesn't stop for a country having an election and neither it should.    This is a meeting off officials for c*********s.     Their mandate is to develop a pathway forward.     It will be up to the incoming government to decide whether or not they want to travel the road ... remembering of course that Socialist Cindy is on record as saying she fully supports free trade ... cough, cough, snort.

The media is as shallow as a birdbath in much of their reporting.   If they were consistent in their thinking in respect of an election hiatus then they would be arguing that New Zealand should not be signing the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) which opens for signature in New York today ... fact is New Zealand was a major player in developing the Treaty and will be one of the first countries to sign up to it ... today ... as it should.


10:00

The Russian that saved the world RIP "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77 BBC News

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09:30

There should have been a sense of urgency to get out of there "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Troubling video filmed in Laos has shown construction workers fleeing for their lives after a dam overflowed upstream. The video uploaded to YouTube this week shows the panic at a construction site as a mass of brown water and trees overwhelm the banks of the Nam Ao River last Monday

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08:47

TAXCINDA ... STOP WHINGING "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Ok, we know you're  behind in the polls and running scared (and yes I said 5 days is a long time in politics) but Bill English is entirely right in calling you out on your promise to raise taxes and your attempt to label that as fake news just makes you look silly.

Fact ... Labour has promised to repeal National's effective tax cuts due to take effect from 1 April 2018.

Fact ... Those cuts have received legislative approval.   They are part of the law of the land.

Fact ... were Labour to repeal that legislation they would be legislating for tax increases.

Slam dunk.

The delicious irony in all of this is that should Labour win and to repeal the legislation they would be relying on the votes of the Greens and/or Winston First who both voted for the cuts.   Their gymnastic contortions would be a sight to behold ... voting against your own legislation ... mind boggling.

Sorry Socialist Cindy ... your faux outrage doesn't wash and that's why you're 9% behind in the polls, down 7% in the same number of days. 

08:23

Doomsday This Saturday (2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It might be for Winston Peters if the people at Colmar Brunton are right.



It comes after an intense week of campaigning which saw Jacinda Ardern make a U-turn on tax.

12 MIN AGO

His party vote has plunged to just five percent and he won't hold Northland so there's every chance of a Winstonless gummint come Sunday.

I can't remember when the polls were so 'all over the place' but of course this one is CB not Reid Research and CB has consistently had Labour ahead.  Today they are a whopping nine points behind.

I haven't pushed this poll through the election thingy but it these results are borne out, then National and ACT may well have enough to scrape in on their own.  The Maori Party would be almost a cert to join in to keep Winston away from their precious Maori seats if he did make it.

This is why elections are such marvellous sport.

08:00

Whaleoil Backchat "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Good evening, welcome to Whaleoil Backchat. You dont have to stay on topic in these posts like you do in all others. Feel free to share your own stories, discuss other news or catch up with friends. If you havent tried it before, signing up for a Disqus account is free, quick, and it is easy. New []

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07:30

Labours bring out your dead campaign plan "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It seems Labour and their coalition partner the Media party are now playing the sympathy card to bring out votes for Labour: A passionate Labour supporter died less than two weeks before voting opened, but his message has reached thousands. Rangiora community stalwart Peter Allen who suffered from motor neurone disease  died on August 30, []

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07:00

Nobody pays for water, so why are politicians and Media making you think otherwise? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Making farmers pay for the water they use is unfair, because nobody else pays for the water they use. Federated Farmers is repeating, nobody in New Zealand pays for water. No household, no farm, no hairdresser not even Coca Cola. All we pay for in New Zealand is the right to access the water []

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06:33

Doomsday This Saturday? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Apparently some group of religious nutters in the United States have been given a preview of NZ's general election result on Saturday.

"If you have plans for Saturday, you may want to move them up a day. You see, several media outlets are reporting numerologist David Meade's prediction that this Saturday, September 23, marks the day that the world will end.......
.........The problem with almost all of the reporting, though, is that the news reports connect David Meade's doomsday predictions with a Biblical prophecy ministry named Unsealed. "

Apparently Winston Peters is some nasty character hiding behind the pseudonym 'Nibiru.'

06:30

Dirty Swiss money "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

[] Swiss prosecutors are trying to figure out why someone apparently attempted to flush tens of thousands of euros down the toilet at a Geneva branch of UBS Group AG. The first 500-euro bills were discovered several months ago in a bathroom close to a bank vault containing hundreds of safe deposit boxes, according to []

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06:00

One Tier Wonderland (and NO Constitution) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post New Zealand is the only country in the world with no constitution. What we have are a series of imported Acts and locally passed Acts which jointly and severely form a type of constitution. The oldest of which is the U.K. imported Magna Carta which was first passed into law in 1215. We []

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05:30

Is ANZAC day looking at the wrong battle? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

World War One the Great War is commemorated on ANZAC day together with Australians, and on that day, the Gallipoli campaign is remembered. Perhaps the memories are better than those of the other theatre of war? While the name Gallipoli resonates with many, the huge impact the Western Front and the battle of Passchendaele had []

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05:05

Fake News (Updated) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

From the BBC, desperadoes who are learning fast from CNN.

Australia's warmest winter 'driven by climate change'


Thus sayeth the headline.

This, just days after (a) the world's climate alarmist industry has admitted their models are a crock full of fictitious shit and , (b) more telling, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology has admitted it has been falsifying temperature data, resulting in official readings higher than the actual temperatures.

Funny thing is, people who have lived in Adelaide for sixty years tell me this winter has been the coldest they can remember and I can vouch for the fact it has been the coldest in the six years I've been here.

What the BBC should be reporting about Australia is that as the country dives deeper into debt and as productive industries close because of over-expensive and unreliable electricity supplies, Australia's politicians and media are obsessed with the notion poofters should be allowed to marry each other.

For what reason, nobody can explain.

Oh dear.  Now the ABC is reporting unprecedented heavy frosts in central NSW.

You'd think these bloody pinko media types could co-ordinate their propaganda, wouldn't you?

Update

The confirmation of shenanagans just keeps on keeping on.  Read the story and weep.  Whenever, the data showed a discrepancy between observation and modelling theory, somebody went in and changed the data to remove the discrepancy.  Hide the decline.

Again and again and again.


05:00

Mental Health Break "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Tuscany Dawn from Bjarke Hvorslev on Vimeo.

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04:30

The pro-choice case for infanticide. "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

In 2012 After-Birth Abortion was proposed by two philosophers in the Journal of Medical Ethics. By reopening the ethical debate the pro-choice lobby was put in the difficult position of trying to find arguments to justify why infanticide is medically ethically unacceptable if abortion is medically ethically acceptable. Just when you thought the religious right couldnt []

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04:22

6.1 Earthquake Off New Zealand Follows 7.1 Quake near Mexico City 119 Dead "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off of New Zealand on Tuesday night (Wednesday morning local time).

This was the second quake today on the Ring of Fire zone in the Pacific Ocean.

The quake struck 256 kilometers west of Aukland Island.

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Monday afternoon.

At least 119 people were killed in the attack.

Part of an elementary school collapsed today during the attack.

Emergency workers are still rescuing people tonight after the quake.

04:00

Map of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Net Oil imports/Exports, 2017 Click here for larger view

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03:30

If Labour are relying on youth to get across the line they are out of luck "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Labour in the past several elections have clutched at straws to get over the line. Irrespective of leadership they tried copying Obamas social media campaign for 2011. Campaign chair Trevor Mallard waxed lyrical about how their blogs, twitter and Facebook presence would get them over the line. They claimed that big data was how they []

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03:00

The Commentariat is very frustrating this election "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post I do find the commentariat very frustrating these elections including you Cam for missing some very basic facts. The fact that they have had nine years has been repeated ad nauseum to fix the housing problem, and the transport, and the social issues.  No, they havent! When they were elected New []

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02:30

Canterbury Uni poofs club channels the Wooloomooloo Faculty rules "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

It looks like the Canterbury Uni poofs club is channelling the Wooloomooloo Faculty rulesinstead of no pooftahs, it appears it is no pooftahs who support the Nats. The president of the University of Canterburys (UC) queer students society says he was forced to resign after coming out as a National Party supporter. Max Farra, 20, stirred []

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02:20

More spending sign of failure "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Homepaddock

The opposition and many on the left focus on how much the government spends.

How much matters but not nearly as much as how well.

More spending isnt always better spending.

More spending can be wasteful.

More spending can be entrenching dependency rather than helping people towards independence.

Bill English says:

Our opponents think caring is promising more money.

But the need for more spending is often a sign of failure, not success.

I call it servicing misery.

Our aim is simple, to change lives.

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02:00

Photo of the Day "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Worlds Greatest Traveller He had eyes in his mouth, eyes in his nose, eyes in his ears, and eyes in his mind William Jerdan James Holman, was hailed as one of the greatest wonders of the world he so sagaciously explored. He was known simply as the Blind Travellera solitary, sightless adventurer who fought []

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01:30

Whaleoil Poll Result: 2017 National Party voting intention (September Poll 2) "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Weve run nine previous polls, roughly one a month since February.   This was the result for our tenth and last poll yesterday.   Here is the progression of results   Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug A Aug B Sep A Sep B Other 5 5 4 5 5 4 3 3 3 []

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01:20

The Real Jacinda Ardern "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Leighton Smith suggested people come to the site to view these videos of Jacinda Ardern from 2009. This post is to make it easy for you to find. and:     No one except hard core communists and socialists call people comrade. This is Comrade Jacinda Ardern.

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00:30

The Education Elephant in the Election Room "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post I went to a country high school.  Despite it being many moons ago I have a vivid memory of the good teachers who taught us so much, inspired us to excel, passed on important values and lifted our performance.  I also remember the not so good teachers generally lazy, poorly prepared, not []

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00:00

Lets go back just over a decade to take a peek at Comrade Jacinda "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

What was New Zealands possible future Prime Minister, Comrade Jacinda doing eleven years ago? Lets take a trip down memory lane to a blog post on The Standard that has a fascinating tale to tell. January 31st, 2008 Jacinda Ardern was 27 years old and something big had just happened in her life. At that time []

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Tuesday, 19 September

23:30

The more I hear about poverty in NZ the less I believe it "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Malnutrition is putting twice as many kids in hospital compared with 10 years ago, as food prices continue to bite into household incomes. Child hospitalisation data shows around 120 children a year now have overnight stays due to nutritional deficiencies and anaemia, compared to an average 60 a decade ago. Doctors say poor nutrition is []

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23:15

Welcome to Whaleoil come on in "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to Whaleoil Elections always bring many new eyeballs to New Zealands largest and most popular blog and we have noticed you checking us out. We can be politically incorrect but as you have discovered after reading Whaleoil for a while now we are not at all what you were led to expect. We have []

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23:00

Dirty Politics Podcast Episode 11 Pre-election predictions "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Welcome to episode 11 of our Dirty Politics Podcasts. In this episode, Simon Lusk and I discuss what may..or may not happen on election night and the days after as results become known. This is the first episode where I have outsourced the editing to the guys at Sound Box to give a more professional []

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22:30

Jim Bolger comes good "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Rachel Kevlar Smalley interviewed Jim Bolger yesterday morning, clearly hoping that he would go all feral on National with his revision of history. It didnt pan out that way and shortly after he endorsed Bill English she hurriedly finished the interview by claiming she was out of time. Jim Bolger is warning voters off making their []

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22:00

With Labours tax plans on hold, how big is their fiscal hole now? "IndyWatch Feed Politics.nz"

Guest Post Aunty Helens sock-puppet, Jacinda Ardern and her fellow travellers, along with their media bouncers, are claiming and hoping the Tax Issue has gone away, to be dealt with in a more mature way on some future, brighter day. It hasnt. Because its only half the equation. You cant simply wish away your public-relations []

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