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Go Andrew Little – you beauty!

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

As a frequent harsh critic of the Labour government it’s a pleasure to  welcome Health Minister Andrew Little’s decision to restructure the health system.

Dr Liz Gordon: Superman Little strikes again

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

But “Pooffff”, like a clap of thunder, a flash of lightning, today he announced the dramatic reform of the health system.  Oh if only Chris Hipkins had had the courage to do this in education!  Oops, getting off topic a bit.

Drug Driving Bill still “pretty good” – have your say by this Friday

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

The Government’s new approach to drug-impaired driving has changed since I called it “pretty good“, but it’s still evidence based and seems a fair compromise. There are a couple of days left to have your say on the Land Transport (Drug Driving) Amendment Bill. Submissions close this Friday 23rd April. The Bill is being heard […]

Labour’s Health Reforms: Boldly Going Where It Might Not be Wise to Venture.

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG with being bold, the real trick is to be bold about the right things. Is “Health New Zealand” (HNZ) the right thing? Labour supporters are saying it is with a suspicious degree of vehemence. (The sort of vehemence usually reserved for the defence of a dear friend who has done something […]

Christopher Luxon standing patiently outside Judith Collins’ office, tells her ‘let me know when you’re done’

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

Brand new National MP and former Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon has spent much of the past week standing at the front of a one-man line outside leader Judith Collins’ office, in his words, waiting for her to “finish up in there.” When Luxon arrives for work in the […]

Gareth Morgan wins Mental Gymnast of the Decade at Halberg Awards

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Businessman and former politician Gareth Morgan was awarded Mental Gymnast of the Decade at last night’s Halberg Awards, beating out a field of stiff competition to claim his first sporting accolade. This year’s Halberg Awards were a special edition of the long-running sports award ceremony, recognizing not just accomplishments from […]

Landlords threaten to install uneven stairs, put light switches in awkward places if bright-line test is extended

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

The nation’s landlords are panning the Government’s proposed housing changes, saying that extending the bright-line test from 5 to 10 years will do nothing to curb rising house prices, and will in fact force them to raise rent on their tenants, install uneven stairs in their flats, and put their […]

Scientists begin search for elusive ‘capital gain particle’ to explain runaway housing market

Published: (Updated: ) in New Zealand News by .

A team of physicists from Auckland’s The University of Auckland are preparing a series of experiments to uncover a mysterious elementary particle that may be responsible for New Zealand’s runaway housing market. The announcement comes as price increases around the country continue to defy expectations, economics, and even the physical […]

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