Labour: Prime Minister John Key must stand Judith Collins down while he gets to the bottom of her secret meetings with Chinese border officials, her policy advisor and the Chinese managing director of her husband’s company Oravida, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says.
“Judith Collins has been forced to admit she hasn’t told the whole truth about her visit to China last October.
“Now we learn she not only visited Oravida and endorsed its product, but she also had lunch and dinner with the company’s boss Stone Shi. This dinner was also attended by a Chinese border official and her policy advisor... More>>
Anyone who may have feeling twinges of remorse that it might have been a good idea for Shane Jones to have won the Labour Party leadership race last year should be thanking their lucky stars that Labour dodged a bullet on that one… More>>
Greenpeace says the reported failure of Texan company Anadarko to find oil off both the Raglan and Otago coasts confirms the Government needs to stop supporting foreign oil companies and start backing our local clean energy industry. More>>
Prime Minister John Key today outlined a plan to hold a public discussion and vote next parliamentary term on New Zealand’s flag. In a speech at Victoria University today, Mr Key said it was his belief that the design of the current flag symbolises a colonial and post-colonial era whose time has passed. More>>
If it does nothing else, this election will be a test of whether marketing really can turn a pig’s ear into a silk purse. Although it barely registers a pulse, the Act Party has been the beneficiary of saturation coverage in the NZ Herald over the past fortnight. True, not all of it was positive... More>>
The Cabinet manual not only forbids actual conflicts of interest when Ministers are performing public duties from which they or their family members and close associates might derive private gain – it also puts the onus on the Minister to actively avoid even a perception that such a conflict might exist. More>>
As women celebrate March 8th, International Women’s Day, in 23 events around New Zealand, it’s timely to reflect on the fact less than a third of our Members of Parliament are women, and that occupations that women dominate, such as caregivers, are amongst the lowest paid in New Zealand, Sue Kedgley, President of UN Women NZ said today. More>>