Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Anderton’s Believe-It-Or-Not

5 April 2002

The discovery of a two-headed snake in Spain, as reported by the BOP Times on Thursday comes as no surprise for Winston Peters, because New Zealand has its own version right in Wigram.

“Like the two headed snake in Spain, We in New Zealand also have some questions: ‘Does one head boss the other around and will the creature ever find a mate?’

“Like the two headed snake in Spain, this two headed snake also fights over food with its other head.

“The twisted logic being displayed by the former Alliance Leader is becoming more and more bizarre, and belongs in the annuls of Ripley’s believe it or not.

“We have been looking at Jim’s utterings before the last election and we have found at least 41 different occasions on which he criticized other parties and MPs for leaving their parties and bringing Parliament into disrepute. Yet now that he jumps parties we are all expected to forget that he turned this into a personal crusade.

“It is like a classical Greek tragedy—the very same person who previously ranted and railed against party hopping has now become the very person that he would have attacked before.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>


Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>


Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>


Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>


With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>


Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>


Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news