Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search


Cunliffe “Underwhelmed” by Key's State of the Nation Speech

Cunliffe “Underwhelmed” by Key's State of the Nation Speech

David Cunliffe press standup – 23 January 2013

Scoop Audio+Photos

By Hamish Cardwell

Click for big version.

Labour Leader David Cunliffe said he was “underwhelmed” by Prime Minister John Key's State of the Nation speech today.

In his annual speech Mr Key laid out new government plans for $359 million worth of spending on establishing specialist teaching roles that reward teacher excellence.

Mr Shearer said Labour would be releasing its own education plans . in his own State of the Nation speech on Monday, as well as in the coming months, which would also include teacher incentives. However, incentives were just part of a package of changes. Paying bonuses to teachers would not change the underlying poverty issues facing New Zealand children.

You can't look at education in isolation from poverty, he said.

Mr Key's state of the nation speech did not include plans for where to take the New Zealand economy, or have give any direction on environmental policy. It was a “six page apology for Hekia Parata”, he said.

Listen to full audio of press conference below.


Click a link to play audio (or right-click to download) in either
MP3 format or in OGG format.



© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Werewolf: ‘Disruption’ Is For Losers

Disruption – anarchic, dynamic, table-tipping, mould-breaking, consensus-shattering disruption – has become part of every corporate bout of auto-hype to the faddish point where the term has lost any useful meaning it might once have had. More>>


Werewolf: Coney Island (And The Trumps), Baby

Like much of that part of the coast, and given the storm surges of Hurricane Sandy, Coney Island should be occupied only by clumps of grass and seabirds. Instead there are 60,000 people in multi-storey apartment buildings living among the faded remnants of a once-spectacular fantasyland.. More>>


Gordon Campbell:
On Corbyn, Trump And Outsider Politics

Jeremy Corbyn elevated to the leadership of Britain’s Labour Party! Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders on the rise in the US… On both sides of the Atlantic, these are dark days for the political Establishment. More>>


Operation Chrysalis: A New Beginning For Scoop

On December 19th 2014 the Scoop Team set out on a project called "Operation Chrysalis". We decided to turn Scoop's 16 year old online news publishing business into a new kind of news business, one connected directly to its readers, owned by a not-for-profit and based on a new business model. More>>


Keith Rankin: The Economy - What's It For?

I re-watched the Q+A 'immigration debate' screenedon 23 August. In light of recent events, the discussion already seems very dated. The underlying assumptions were that the economy is a system in which production growth is pretty much the sole objective, and that migration policy must serve this end of output maximisation... More>>

Until Dawn: Pick Your Own Horrible Adventure

Suppermassive Games’ Until Dawn sees a group of dumb sexy teenagers take a trip to a spooky mansion atop a mountain. It is, obviously, a horror game. However, the game is so ridiculous it turns out to be more of a comedy. Until Dawn begins with ... More>>

Get More From Scoop

Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news