The latest annual report of the Inspector-general of
Intelligence and Security is not going to weigh down the
briefcase of your average pie-eating,
For the past two weeks John Key has been under the cosh from
National's opponents to a degree not witnessed previously
during his four year-plus stint as prime minister.
Like every good public servant inculcated with the
bureaucracy's ethos of caution and restraint, Iain Rennie
chooses his words very, very carefully.
When it comes to delivering bad news about the fauna and
flora of the nation, the same advice applies as to tramping
near fairy tern nesting sites: tread with meticulous care.
Why has National remained so incredibly popular for so long
despite suffering continuing calamities, embarrassments and
unwanted distractions, many of them self-inflicted?
When it comes to dealing with Labour's enemies - or as he
would prefer to say - dealing to them, Clayton Cosgrove
displays all the sympathy and mercy of a
What on earth does the management at Mighty River Power think
it was doing, with its blanket refusal to answer questions
posed by the very parliamentary committee to which those
running the power generator are supposedly accountable?
Although it takes some swallowing, the prime minister's
insistence there was no plan B had the Supreme Court blocked
the part-sale of Mighty River Power has to be taken at face
Mr Fix-it has become Mr Fudge-it. It was National's good
fortune this week that the Minister of Economic Development
also happens to be National's unofficial Minister of Damage
The ratings for TVNZ's Seven Sharp may be going
through the floor with (older) viewers finding little
sustenance in the show's anaemic diet which mixes social
media-heavy with current affairs lite.
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