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Three strikes and you're out! First it was Helen Clark calling West Coaster's feral and in-bred, secondly it was Young Labour vice-president Jordan Carter calling Coaster's feral bastards. Now, Labour Party president, Bob Harvey, has insulted and marginalised ...
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... so the brakes are on. The full-steam progress of the Employment Relations Bill and the second phase of ACC reforms has been slowed down by Prime Ministerial edict.
The reaction to Tua's 51 second demolition of Obed Sullivan at the weekend was as predictable as it is annoying. Talk of Sullivan being yet another 'noddy' journeyman who one's granny could have put away inside one round abounded. Fight after fight ...
IN THIS EDITION: Fiji Crisis Resolution Imminent Again - Here's Hoping - C.D. Sludge Backs Jim's People's Bank - Helen Clark's Slow Down Shows Discipline - More BS From INL And Mike Robson
PM OK - CAUCUS DECISION GG - DON MCKINNON - HONIARA NORMAL
SUVA: Tensions are rising after the Fijian army gave coup leader George Speight until 3 pm today to lay down his weapons and surrender his hostages.
Tame Iti, (Maori and Indigenous political activist) and Anthony Sinclair (Lawyer, Mediator, Indigenous Rights Advocate) leave for Fiji on Air New Zealand flight 35 at 7.30am Thursday.
SUVA: Truth is always the first casualty in conflict, aided and abetted by half or part truth plus the blundering hands, heads and pens of the less intellectual revolutionaries.
What we are seeing in an arc from South East Asia to the Pacific is the failure of imported and culturally inappropriate systems of governance. Ross Himona of Te Karere Ipurangi writes.
Foreign Minister Phil Goff today condemned the placing of Solomon Islands' Prime Minister Bartholomew Ulufa'alu under house arrest at gunpoint this morning.
Third Way reformist politicians, including Helen Clark, met in Berlin over the weekend agreeing to establish a network of officials to try and get specific about "good governance." John Howard reports.
Helen Clark's Third Way talkfest in Berlin may be nothing more than a global coffee club, according to the authoritative German weekly, Der Spiegel.
When we met one year ago the election was only six months away. We had selected fewer than 25 candidates, mostly from the South Island; we had no money in the national coffers and very little in electorate kitties; we had under 1,500 members, two not ...
The Queens Birthday frustrations experienced by thousands of New Zealand motorists, could be avoided if the Government honoured its word on roading policy, said ACT Transport spokesman Penny Webster.
THERE are reports of militant action in Solomon Islands. The reports include militants setting up roadblocks and seizing installations in and near the capital, Honiara.
"Helen Clark is slowly, brick-by-brick, dismantling every aspect of the heritage which still holds a resonance for the majority of New Zealanders," says National's Northland MP John Carter.
The Institute for the Study of Competition and Regulation (ISCR) today released a study of Internet access charges in New Zealand and Australia.
“It is hardly surprising that student loan figures are rocketing,” said ACT Tertiary Education Spokesman Stephen Franks.
Another key Labour and Alliance election promise is dead in the water. The so-called “waka jumping” Bill, to prevent Members of Parliament from changing parties, will not see the light of day, ACT leader Richard Prebble said today.
GOOD DAY MEDIAPHILES ... what didn't happen: democracy hasn't been overthrown by an out-of-town con man and a few hired goons. Not here, anyway.