Its the economy stupid
A poll being conducted on the
Massey Birdwood Settlers website asks the question - Its
Election Year - what will you base your vote on?
the respondents to date 80% would base their vote on the
economy and 20% on issues like health and
The Massey Birdwood Settlers Association is
a resident and ratepayer group, formed in 1925 and covers
Massey West and East and Massey North in Auckland.
resident and ratepayer groups boundaries are predominately
covered by the new Upper Harbour electorate although parts
of the ratepayer groups boundary will also cover Te Atatu
Those wishing to take part in the online
poll can do so by visiting http:// asseybirdwoodsettlers.org. The poll
will remain open until the end of the
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On Pharmac, Gough Whitlam And Sleater-Kinney
Ridiculous reported comments on RNZ this morning by Trade Minister Tim Groser, as he sought to dampen down concerns about the leaked draft of the IP chapter of ther Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. According to Groser, ‘extreme’ positions are common at the outset of negotiations, and these get whittled down over the course of negotiations. Fine.
Except that we’re not at the outset of these negotiations. The outset was six years ago, and negotiators were hoping to have some sort of ‘framework’ deal finished in time for the APEC meeting in a few weeks’ time. These ‘extreme’ positions are what we’ve reached near the intended end of the negotiations.
Still, Groser did promise that the cost of medicines would not rise as a result of the TPP trade deal. Great. But this is not what politicians in other countries are saying. More>>