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"When asked if he'd consider allowing New Zealand First leader Winston Peters to serve as prime minister in a Labour-led government, even for just part of a term, Mr Little said it was too far away from the next election to discuss coalition agreements."
"Interesting stalk horse for change in Green candidate selection and their work in the House & Media when elected.
Sounds like a call for a clean out and selection of some more pragmatic people with fine tuned antennae for the hoi polloi…… people who can’t be tarred with the bat shit crazy brush easily?
Has Mr Shaw identified the current crop in caucus are a liability to achieving a balance of power position and being able to work with either major party and actual use that to advance green issues from inside government?"
"In 2006, Turei's Misuse of Drugs (Medicinal Cannabis) Amendment Bill was drawn from the member's ballot. The bill received a conscience vote at its first reading, but was defeated 84–34. Later that year, her Liquor Advertising (Television and Radio) Bill was also drawn, but it too was defeated."
"In July 2009 Turei's Marine Animals Protection Law Reform Bill, which would strengthen protection for dolphins and other marine mammals, was drawn from the member's ballot. The bill was defeated at its first reading later that month."
"In October 2012 her Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 (Application to Casinos) Amendment bill was drawn from the ballot. Before its first reading however, National, ACT and United Future said they would not be voting for it."
Excellent piece Danyll. Thank you.
I suspect most people don’t take much notice of what politicians say but do take notice of what they do. In this respect, I suggest Meteria Turei is an enormous liability who will drag down her recently appointed co-leader who appears to be a sensible and promising fellow.
The subliminal message projected by Turei is the antithesis of everything I thought The Greens stood for. She projects an aura of stunning materialism and gluttony. I doubt she has ever been within a mile of a cycle way.
Despite a last minute effort from council lawyers and a Maori liaison unit to work out a deal with Ms Marsh, the auction went ahead.
And at the auction, police were called after Ms Marsh grabbed the auction room microphone to shout she was not moving.
She does not recognise the council's authority, and instead pays rates to an unregistered iwi, represented by an individual named Arikinui o Tuhoe, Fairfax reported.