Extended Hours For Treaty Bills
Parliament resumed at 9am under extended hours provisions to
pass two treaty settlement bills
This morning MPs are
scheduled to complete the third readings of the Ngāti Manuhiri Claims Settlement Bill
and the Ngati Whatua Orakei Claims Settlement
Bill, before resuming for Question Time at
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On Act’s Problem With Taking Personal Responsibility
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. There was for instance, a Herald editorial headlined “Act needs to come up with fresher ideas than flat tax” which makes you wonder why the newspaper had already devoted so many column inches to… Act’s flat tax idea.
Then again, that also seems to be a pattern. After gifting Colin Craig with similar saturation coverage for his ideas on smacking, the Herald rounded that effort out in mid January with an editorial headlined “Craig needs to do better than revive smacking row.” More>>