Of all the rotten, despicable tricks played by this government, surely the worst must be the decision to make the Kermadec region an ocean sanctuary.
John Key has announced a special intake of Syrian refugees over the next three years, over and above the existing refugee quota. It’s not much, but it’s better than nothing. So let’s just be grateful, and not play politics over Key’s lack of empathy and absence of humanity.
I continue to be asked whether New Zealand will lift its annual refugee quota. We’re obviously all concerned about events in Europe, but we need to respond in a calm and measured way.
Who the hell do these people think they are? What gives these refugees the right to wash their dead children onto someone else’s beach?
People are getting themselves worked up into near frenzy over the four alternative flag designs released yesterday. But they really shouldn’t. Each of these designs says something very special about New Zealand and its place in the world.
It looks as if John Key is going to decide which flag we have. So I thought I would take the pressure off him by designing a flag he would instantly fall in love with.
Spare a thought for those who failed to make the All Blacks Rugby World Cup squad. One man in particular will be feeling gutted.
He is our greatest ever rugby player. A true champion, and if the All Blacks don’t win the Rugby World Cup he should be burned in effigy.
There was consternation this week as it was announced that King Tuheitia wants all of your things.
If I had a dollar for every opinion thinkpiece I have ever read about where on the political spectrum the New Zealand Labour Party should position itself, I’d be richer than Croesus. Even richer than Colin Craig’s lawyers.
It’s good to see the government finally doing something about the earthworm problem. But why has it taken so long?