Debbie: It's our last chance to change the flag before becoming a republic!
…February was iconic authors…
Almost unnoticed against all the drama surrounding Waitangi Day, the long-awaited Whitehead report into how Muhammad Rizalman was whisked out of New Zealand was quietly dropped in the public domain. The final stinking nailinto any dreams of enlightenment ...
Nothing really 'happens' in NZ politics any more. One reason is the way Ministers never say anything. Some you just about forget even exist. Even the oafs survive by just keeping out of the spotlight and keeping their gobs shut. In their stead, ...
John Key, Richie McCaw's No.1 "Fanboy".
Syrian refugees in Europe, the New Zealand refugee quota, flags, and New Zealand's national image
Here's our new flag… based on land ownership.
Foxy Cartoons: Social Services, Refugees Cartoon comment by Foxy @FoxyLustyGrover . Click for big version. Click for big version.
Martin Doyle Cartoon: Ministry of Super Compaction – on the creation of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Re the survey work planned for the West Coast.
The financial rewards ACC staff are now paid for curtailing the rehabilitation of the injured.
If we're going to get tough on people receiving ACC payments, then is it not time to examine why people even get so badly injured in the first place? Figures released under the Official Information Act show that ACC paid out $56 million for rugby-related ...
Is there no end to the queue of people leaving and the assets being sold?
Don't mean to ruin the party, but I think the wrong offenders have been targeted.
Asset sales: Short term gain, long term loss.
It almost defies belief that we have three highly paid Minister/Associate Ministers of Education and the portfolio seems to be being led (by necessity) by the Prime Minister himself. Do any of these four people, none of whom are teachers, know anything ...
A ditty on asset sales
Just when you think the schools are safe for a while, they come up with something else...
The extraordinary role being played by Russia and China in regards the atrocities unfolding in Syria.
By Dave Wolland
On state-owned power company sales.
Inspired by the discussion of paid parental leave, a few simple points need to be restated about what education means and where it begins.
Re the emerging (and as yet unexplained) new plans for reforming the school system.
Just about every man and his dog seem to be suing someone for defamation at the moment. By indulging in such titchy, neurotic behaviour, are we digging up more trouble than it's worth?
In reference to Judith Collins' proprosed legal action as Minister of ACC in regards her own reputation, I think she is temporarily forgetting something else of equal importance…
Gerry Brownlee on Finland: Brilliant Stand-Up? Or Just a Buffoon?
I could be wrong, but hasn't human history taught us the folly of large classes?
A cartoon celebrating the magnanimous decision by New Zealand Police not to prosecute a member of the media attending a media frenzy organised by two victims, John Key and John Banks.
Martin Doyle cartoon - ACC - In any other country, the 7000 client files and recent and not-so-recent events surrounding Nick Smith would in themselves have justified a major investigation.
Of all the serious problems currently plaguing New Zealand, this would have to be the blackest of them all...
Nick Smith really knows how to ruin a good (but expensive) party.
A Key contribution to Australia - innovative business ideas: tip your unemployed into Australia
Relax up there - we'r ejust having a play with the foundations.
A visual re the new mega-Ministry
On NZ Defence Force cuts
Counsellors advise anxious MFATers to get a pet.
Assets for sale: tyres, slightly kicked.
The 'weather bomb' did not go unnoticed in Wellington.
When the Rich Focus on the Poor by Martin Doyle February 28, 2012
If some infections are closely connected to poverty, then what hope is there... They will become as endemic as cockroaches in the lives of the poor.
Is there absolutely no way to balance the number of babies being born with the number of houses available?
Are there any wise old heads on the 'employment bus' who can see why it's important to let young people get aboard?
Some of the questions being raised about our justice system are so complex, and the changes proposed have so many pros and cons, that it makes one wonder if a JURY should perhaps be used to make the final decision.
Being a cow on the old Crafar farms must be like being a refugee camp: waiting, waiting, reading, reading....
Mojo Mathers's interest in being equipped to follow debates in Parliament reminds everyone of the significance of what is said there.
One of the major motion pictures of our times is being put together right now in the Orcland High Court... The Urewera: An Unexpected Raid
If Winston 'Sherlock Holmes' Peters is able to investigage anomalies within the grants made to low-incomers, imagine what else his heightened senstivity could challenge in the demi-monde of colossal pay packets…
Just a thought on the amazing capacity of so many of our local government CEOs.
At a time when we are seeking to improve relations between New Zealand and Australia, what could be friendlier than agreeing to share our criminal records...
How easy will it be for John Key and John Banks to find the privacy they crave in very crowded public places....?
If the Police examined the tea leaves under powerful microscopes, they might unearth some case-breaking evidence.
Kim Dotcom is granted a free download to Mount Eden.
A personal farewell to the great Kim Jong-il, acknowledging his past acts and our 'warm' wishes for his future.
Eat, drink, and be merry, Kiwis, for tomorrow I'm gonna tear a billion bucks out of your budget.
Jonathan Coleman sacks staff a week out from Christmas: suffering is good for others.
Musing on the implications of a knighthood for Ritchie McCaw
A musing on what goes on in ACT's caucus.
National Party historians attribute growing gap between rich and poor to ancient periods of Labour administration.
A child's view of the incoming Associate Minister of Education and his surprise plan to introduce Charter Schools.
Oh yes, can we have those tapes now, please? - Martin Do