John Key’s Reshuffle Analysed

Prime Minister John Key today announced a reshuffle of his Cabinet, as well as a number of changes in the organisation of some government ministries. The changes will come into effect on 31 January.The biggest winner is Dr Nick Smith. He returns to Cabinet after his fall from grace last year, and is appointed as…

Can This Snail Be Saved?

United Future leader Peter Dunne has unexpectedly been appointed the Associate Conservation Minister. The announcement came today after the National and United Future parties signed a confidence and supply agreement. Dunne says he is looking forward to the new challenge presented by the Conservation role, and cites preservation of the endangered Giant Grey Snail as…

Now I Get It, National

After watching tonight’s National Party election campaign advert I now understand their “Brighter Future” slogan. John Key is obviously promising that if National wins the election he’ll invest more in stage lighting. It was also a bold move to film the National Party ad using someone’s mobile phone, don’t you think? I wonder why they…