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Re: New Zealand Politics

Postby fishandchips on Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:32 pm

Quite a lovely post after last year's melamine milk incident that the New Zealand government had a hard time getting its Chinese counterpart to acknowledge.
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Re: New Zealand Politics

Postby yukon on Thu Mar 26, 2009 11:01 am

Spin-doctor jobs on the line as Govt orders cuts

The jobs of more than 300 public service "spin doctors" are up for review after a Government-ordered purge on public relations advisers.

The National Government yesterday put a "cap" on the public service bureaucracy, which now cannot exceed 38,859 jobs.

But the Public Services Association said it already knew of almost 750 jobs lost, raising questions about the relevance of a cap if the number of jobs was decreasing. The Government said 321 communications or public relations advisers were employed in government departments.

State Services Minister Tony Ryall has told all departmental chief executives to reduce the number of public relations staff, although he has not given a target.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10563777


If they are looking for sympathy and a public outcry to save their jobs, they will probably be waiting a very long time.
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Re: New Zealand Politics

Postby dreamon on Sun Jul 31, 2011 9:03 am

Voters prefer Labour's remedy for the economy over National's, according to the latest Herald-DigiPoll survey - but they still don't like the doctor. A slip in support for Labour has given Labour leader Phil Goff a massive challenge to make up ground four months out from the election.


http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=10741727

I guess not much has been happening in NZ politics, that is until now.

We like your message but don't like you. Not very good news when your in the middle of an election. Guess it's time to change the head messenger for a newer more likeable model.

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Re: New Zealand Politics

Postby dreamon on Sat Sep 20, 2014 7:03 pm

Forget dirty politics, high-profile scalps and accusations of lies and spies - John Key swept all aside last night to win an historic third term as Prime Minister. And his margin of victory was shaping last night to be larger than in 2011 - the first time that has been achieved in almost 90 years and giving National the holy grail of governing alone.

It was also a blackly historic night for Labour which slumped to a new low and will lose as many as three MPs, a result which will heap pressure on leader David Cunliffe to step down despite his determination to stay.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/artic ... d=11328652

3 years later and Labour is in the gutter so to speak. Now Key and his party will have to deliver or he could end up in the gutter along side Labour.

Don't much care for majority leaders, the power usually goes to their head and then the problems begin. Never heard of a majority party avoiding that and if Key does avoid it he may deserve a fourth term if possible.

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Re: New Zealand Politics

Postby keychain on Tue Oct 07, 2014 11:17 am

In the spirit of Halloween and season 5 of The Walking Dead. Thanks to the New Zealand Herald.

All political parties may claim this as their motto. :D

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