The Country with the Highest Rates of Gay Suicide Will Shock you

by Guest Post on June 30, 2019 at 9:00am

By Owen Jennings

According to Israel Folau’s critics, his “hate of homosexuals leads to pressure on them to self-harm and suicide”. That is the stated position of most of Folau’s opponents.

Point 1.

Where has Folau expressed any “hate”? He has quoted Bible passages, but they do not express any emotion – hate or love. They simply state a position. It could be argued he is doing them a favour alongside all other types of “sinners” by pointing them to “repentance”. Expressing concern over an activity does not necessarily include “hating” the people involved in the activity.

The only people drawing such a long bow are those who have another agenda. They deliberately overstate the situation and add their own concocted conclusion to try and make the situation seem worse than it is.
The term “homophobia” has been thrown around loosely, too, in relation to Folau’s tweets. Homophobia is “dislike of homosexual people”. There has been not a single expression of dislike of homosexuals by Folau that I have seen.

Point 2.

There is absolutely no reputable, scientific evidence making a link between criticism of homosexuality and self-harming. It is an ideological assumption for beating people like Folau over the head with.

Point 3.

There is research carried out by two gay-friendly scientists from Columbia and the University of California that found church-attending, same-sex-attracted individuals are two and half times more likely to attend churches that hold and openly teach a traditional, Folau-like biblical view of sexuality than they are to attend so-called welcoming and affirming churches. Clearly, they found a loving, supportive atmosphere at the fundamentalist churches – not a “hate”, “homophobic” situation.

The scientists found to their shock-horror, “There was no main effect of non-affirming religion on mental health, an unexpected finding discussed in this article.” No main effect on mental health itself, much less self-harm and suicide.

Point 4.

If the claim that Folau-like religious “bigotry” and “hate” toward homosexuals leads to self-harm and suicide, as well as depression and other mental disorders, then those places with the highest levels of acceptance of gay people should have lower levels of these problems. That would be a logical corollary. Sadly, it isn’t so. The two areas of the world with the highest affirmation of gays are the Netherlands and Scandinavia.

Despite such acceptance and support, rates of suicide and suicidal ideation among gay youth and adults are tragically high in the Netherlands. Researchers call it the “Dutch Paradox”.
There are several studies confirming this – eg, ‘Suicidality and Sexual Orientation: Differences Between Men and Women in a General Population-Based Sample From The Netherlands’ – de Graf R, Sandfirt T, ten Have M.

A Swedish study in 2016 found gay men were 140% more likely to suffer suicidal ideation. Other studies confirm such high numbers where gay people are given the best possible treatment. Even when gay marriage is promoted heavily as in Sweden, gay couples enjoying their anticipated greater social acceptance and security retained suicide rates nearly three times that of their married opposite-sex peers. These percentages are higher than in any other country.

The conclusion is that there is no evidence that acceptance or, conversely, non-acceptance of gays makes any difference to mental health problems suffered in that community. Reality says there is something else driving the high levels of self-harm and suicide among homosexuals, and common decency demands that answers should be found.

Blaming religious intolerance and the Folaus of this world is a diversion and is more about the growing antipathy toward Christianity than it is about genuine concern for the gay community.

IMF issues Warning about NZ Economy

by Christie on June 28, 2019 at 8:00am

We have been saying it for over a year now; we are in trouble economically. When a bunch of inept politicians get into government, led by a prime minister who does not know what GDP is, any country is immediately in turmoil. Things were good for a while because of the excellent economic stewardship of the previous government and such things do not change overnight. Add in a few extra ingredients, such as blindsiding a profitable industry sector with no warning, and the economy is mortally wounded. It takes a while for the internal bleeding to become apparent… but it is now becoming apparent.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has come to town to tell us the bleeding obvious. Our economy has lost steam.

We have been saying this each and every month this year, and most of last year to boot. The IMF has seen what we saw a year ago: a series of policies that could lead to nothing else but a slowdown.

The reemergence of unions, through large pay claims like the teachers’ and nurses’; the Employment Relations Authority who just this week handed out living wages or higher to Mitre 10 franchisees; the spectre of fair pay agreements where entire industries get told what to pay and have no say over their own work force; a manufacturing sector that’s stalling and certain parts of it now going backwards.

Don’t forget the oil and gas industry; with the withdrawal of Chevron and Equinor, the loss is already starting to be felt, .

We have a services sector where the purses are snapping shut, and they’re snapping shut because of confidence, which has fallen through the floor.
We have an expenditure programme that has shifted billions out of the productive side of the economy and into welfare.
We have a jobseeker plan whereby those without work are no longer pressured to actually find it. The queue has grown by 13,000 people – and the bill has risen with it.
We have state housing for life where not only don’t you have to leave anymore, but the queue has grown to record levels – and by record levels as well.
We have a surplus that has basically vanished, and policies that are not costed, like the gun buyback, that will most likely eat whatever is left of the surplus.
We have growth numbers that now look anaemic – 0.6 per cent in the past quarter.

A competent government would know how to handle the economy in the event of a slowdown, but this ship of fools has no idea. The minister of finance has a degree in political science and a career that has been entirely based around politics. He has no business experience whatsoever, he never was the shadow finance minister and he has never even worked in a government department responsible for fiscal management, such as Treasury. He is totally out of his depth in finance.

And Robertson is one of the ‘better’ performers in this government.

As Cameron Bagrie told us the other day, an economy running at 80kmh in a 100kmh zone.

The IMF didn’t need to look hard to find all of this. Fortunately we’re still selling stuff to the world and still getting good money for it. But if you were here three years ago looking around, then came back today and looked again, your response would be “what the hell happened here?”

And sadly I think we all know the answer, don’t we?

A Newspaper.

Yes, we do. We have a government out of its depth in every portfolio, a prime minister only interested in photo opportunities and visiting schools and kindergartens (because they don’t ask the hard questions and she can give lots of hugs), and a social policy that requires massive spending at every level.

For me, the worst part of this very shambolic government is the influence of the Greens, who want to drive everyone out of cars, spend a fortune on cycle lanes and public transport, take away the personal responsibility aspect of collecting a benefit and spend billions on a zero carbon policy that will damage our primary industries whilst making not the slightest difference to global emissions. We are being bankrupted by these people, but they have the answer: legalise dope so that everyone will be too stoned to care.

What the hell happened? The nation voted for a National government, but Winston decided he knew better. He did warn us, on selection night, that the economy would tank. We just didn’t realise it would be his government that brought it about.

What’s Better than Watching a Trainwreck? Watching Ten Trainwrecks

by SB on June 28, 2019 at 8:30am
That is NOT her happy face.

Apparently, if a minister fails to make progress on a portfolio the answer is to appoint an entire team of ministers to fail to make progress on the portfolio. A negative times a negative makes a positive in maths but I don’t think that multiplying failure by a large number of ministers will equal success somehow.

It is as if Ardern has created a ministerial working group. Labour and their working groups huh? They love their working groups.

It was so hard to settle on a headline for this post.

Face Palm Moment?

Clown Cuckoo Land?

Will she sack ten ministers when they inevitably fail to deliver? It is like she created the Ministry for Everything. Then again why stop at ten? She should have ninety ministers. That way it can’t fail. More will make it fail-proof as it will be too big to fail.

Perhaps the idea is to be able to spread the blame so that no one minister has to take the fall? A team approach makes accountability that much more difficult.

Megan Woods with her PhD in History has been put in charge of the team of ministers. She stuffed up the Oil and Gas industry and now she is having a go at the Building industry. I wonder how long it will take before she stuffs that up? Woods remember, said that she could build 4.5 wind farms per year so 10,000 houses should be easy!

Yet again we have someone with zero experience in building and construction as the Minister of Housing. Her team is not much better. How much construction experience has her helpers, Faafoi, Twyford, Mahuta and Salesa got I wonder? Something is terribly wrong here.

Judith Collins will be ecstatic with the cabinet reshuffle as it is a target rich environment. Maybe she will ask where the ‘equalidy’ is in a cabinet that has 14 men and only 6 women. Perhaps Ardern will reply that she doesn’t need ‘equalidy’ when she has so much ‘diversiddy.’

Since Judith is now going to take on half the cabinet she might as well become the leader and be done with it.

Where Is the Outrage, Hatred and Persecution?

by Guest Post on June 28, 2019 at 9:00am

By George

I was driving about town yesterday and the radio was tuned to RNZ. I was listening to a 12.00pm news bulletin when Dr Mustafa Farouk, the president of the Federation of Islamic Associations NZ, was interviewed. He was asked what his views were concerning the “End of Life Bill”. His response was that Muslims are opposed to it. He then ended his response by stating:

“Lives should be maintained and should not be taken and even if a person was to kill themselves and that person would dwell in hell forever”.

You know where I’m going with this. Farouk’s comment is on par with Israel Folau’s religious views and could set the whole Folau debate on its head. There is an absolute parallel context in this response from the FIANZ president to the Folau biblical quotes.

(Listen to the audio from 3:30 onwards.)

Where the hell is the outrage, the hatred, the persecution and most significantly the MSM’s self-righteous indignation? They aimed it at Folau’s religious beliefs but ignore it when the same threat of “rotting in hell” is aimed at a segment of New Zealand society by the president of FIANZ.

Photoshopped image credit Boondecker

Of course, one’s a Christian and the other is a Muslim. The left and the MSM are all hypocritical cowards whose selective and censored points of view have been exposed for all to see.

So to all you medical professionals who participate in ending a life, to all you politicians who voted for the “End of Life Bill” and to all of you who choose to end your life: this is what’s in store for you according to the Koran and the president of FIANZ, Dr Mustafa Farouk.

“Hell is a place of everlasting punishment which includes being chained and dragged through fetid water and then tossed into the Fire; having boiling water poured on one’s head until internal organs are eaten away; having skin seared off only to have it restored to be seared off again and again; and being beaten with iron maces before being thrown into the Fire.”

Peace be with you from the religion of peace.

Toddler fights for life, five siblings already taken by state

Anna Leask, NZ Herald 
Publish Date
Tuesday, 25 June 2019, 12:31PM
The Auckland toddler was admitted to Starship Hospital with serious head injuries on Sunday night. (Photo / File)
The Auckland toddler was admitted to Starship Hospital with serious head injuries on Sunday night. (Photo / File)

A 17-month-old boy is fighting for his life in Starship Hospital after suffering severe head injuries.

The Herald can reveal the toddler’s mother has had five children previously removed from her care by Oranga Tamariki.

The Auckland toddler was admitted to Starship Hospital with serious head injuries on Sunday night.

Hospital staff alerted police, believing the child’s injuries may have been deliberately inflicted.

No one has been arrested or charged at this stage.

Detective Senior Sergeant Geoff Baber confirmed police were notified at 7.30pm on Sunday.

“A scene examination is being carried out at an address in Auckland’s central business district,” he said.

“Police are continuing to piece together what has led to this child’s injuries which we believe at this stage are non-accidental.

“Police are speaking to several people in relation to this matter and there is no further information available at this stage.”

Police would not comment on the background of the child’s mother or whether she had been spoken to.

But the Herald understands the toddler is her sixth child – and her five older children have all been removed from her care.

Oranga Tamariki has been contacted for comment.

Earlier this month the Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft announced a review into Oranga Tamariki’s child uplift policies relating to care and protection issues for Maori babies.

It follows controversy over the attempted uplift last month of a young Maori mother’s baby from Hawke’s Bay Hospital that today saw Minister for Children Tracey Martin announce an internal inquiry.

The “thematic review” by will look specifically at policies around Maori infants aged 0-3 months.

Judge Becroft said while the review would initially focus on the 0-3 months age group, he could not rule out extending the review to older children.

He said his office had a statutory mandate to investigate.

“If we didn’t do it we would be asleep at the wheel,” he said.

Earlier the same day Minister for Children Tracey Martin announced an internal inquiry by Oranga Tamariki into its processes specifically around the Hasting family’s case.

‘Unqualified failure’: Building industry scathing of KiwiBuild’s progress

The building industry is scathing of KiwiBuild’s lack of progress.

A big KiwiBuild summit was held in Auckland on Monday but the Housing Minister Phil Twyford was a no-show and his replacement didn’t want to talk about it.

Twyford is under intense pressure as the number of homes built so far has fallen drastically short of what’s been promised.

He stuck his neck out when he said 100,000 homes would be built in a decade, with 1000 of those coming in the first year. But with six days to go only 141 have been completed. And many in the industry don’t believe the targets can be met.

While Twyford was unavailable to defend his policy, many of those in the industry were more than happy to speak out.

Wade Hargreaves, who works in the sector, called KiwiBuild an “unqualified failure” and says it’s actually prevented people from getting into a home.

“It’s not a solution to the housing crisis in New Zealand,” he told Newshub.

And in a poll of those attending, more than 50 percent said they had no confidence the building industry could deliver the number of homes in time.

“From a public perception it’s just confusion,” Home Ownership Pathway founder Andrew LavuLavu told Newshub.

Many at the summit believe the main issue has been Twyford being too ambitious. They say the targets were simply too big and it’s ended up putting him squarely in the crosshairs.

For now though the Prime Minister is standing by her man, saying Twyford has done an “incredible job”.

Ardern says her Government is building more houses than any other since the 1970s.

But the industry has a simple message – “do it once and do it right”.

One it wishes the Government had heeded in the first place.


What a waste of money, Government needs to be held Accountable for this

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says there will still be a Government building programme at the next election but she was not able to guarantee that KiwiBuild would be part of it.

KiwiBuild, the Government’s policy to build affordable homes for first-home buyers, is under severe strain after Housing Minister Phil Twyford admitted the Government would fall woefully short of its first year target of 1000 homes by July 1.

It is currently under an extended review and the minister was absent from a KiwiBuild-focused conference in Auckland on Monday, as he had to attend Cabinet.

"We still will have a Government build programme, the rest I'll leave to the reset," Ardern said.
“We still will have a Government build programme, the rest I’ll leave to the reset,” Ardern said.

Ardern was asked repeatedly by media at her post-Cabinet press conference if KiwiBuild would again be Labour policy at the 2020 election, as it was in the 2014 and 2017 elections.

She declined to directly say that, instead guaranteeing that a Government build programme would remain, but leaving any further detail to be announced at the long-expected “reset” of the policy.

“We still will have a Government build programme, the rest I’ll leave to the reset,” Ardern said.

“We’re working on the reset, when we’ve got an announcement to make we’ll make it.

“We are not lessening the focus we have on rectifying what is ultimately a crisis in our housing sector.”

The lack of guarantee echoed a similar issue in recent months when Ardern and Twyford found themselves unable to guarantee the policy would still see 100,000 homes built.

Ardern said the Government was not giving up on housing and expressed confidence in Twyford as minister.

“He has done an incredible job. It’s an very difficult area of policy. No Government has had to do this before or has tried to do this before. And It’s not been easy. But as as a result we are building more than any Government has since the 1970s. I’m proud of that: It’s extended across transitional housing, Housing NZ, public housing spaces, and homelessness, and that’s thanks to Phil Twyford.”

Housing NZ’s build programme has increased rapidly in recent years, increasing by nine-fold between 2016 and 2019.

It’s understood there is frustration in the Beehive that the failure in KiwiBuild has polluted the public image around the rest of the housing portfolio.

A spokeswoman for Twyford declined to comment on the Prime Minister’s remarks.

Ardern said Twyford had brought a paper to Cabinet on Monday – hence his lack of appearance at the KiwiBuild conference – but it was not the “reset” paper.

The programme has been beset with issues ever since its establishment.

The head of the unit Stephen Barclay resigned in January following a bitter employment dispute with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, who took over responsibility for the unit after it was transferred from the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment.

The unit’s first year target of 1000 homes by July 2019 is set to be massively undershot missed with just 122 homes complete and 477 under construction.


Public officials provide cannon fodder as ministers duck for cover

Stacey Kirk13:46, Jun 22 2019

OPINION: About the Beehive, the swagger of some Government MPs has shifted.

Under-siege Housing Minister Phil Twyford has retreated from public interviews on the policy quickly becoming his Waterloo.

Happy to talk about transport, his shoulders hunch and his chin drops a few degrees to cut a visibly downcast figure whenever the K-word is brought up.

Meanwhile, backbenchers and lower-tiered ministers expecting promotion are positively suppressing urges to skip down the hallways.

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Minister made Karel Sroubek residency decision in less than an hour

Nothing like the threat of a reshuffle to make ministers question their performance.

Some of them well might. Although the increasing trend to duck for cover behind the human cannon fodder officials are providing as an added service might have lulled a few into a false sense of security.

Cabinet tables rarely finish the term in the same state they started. PM Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters are front and centre during the first cabinet meeting of the new Labour/NZ First government.
Cabinet tables rarely finish the term in the same state they started. PM Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters are front and centre during the first cabinet meeting of the new Labour/NZ First government.

Much has been made about the level of competence Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has to work with in the Cabinet ranks.

A string of recent political controversies seem to point to a common response: “We were acting on the best advice of officials”.

That might have paid off for a few, having escaped scandal with only flesh wounds to lick. But it’s a problematic approach and one day a minister will have their head lopped off for it.

So here’s a basic lesson on the mechanics of government.

Government sets the policy, and government departments enact the policy.

But it’s the Government’s political policy.

Ministers have to do their homework first because some officials may be boffins, but they’re not miracle workers.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has retreated from public interviews on Kiwibuild.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has retreated from public interviews on Kiwibuild.

​KiwiBuild is an unmitigated disaster. Dreamed up by Annette King in the back seat of a car, she latched on to it and set the original target of 50,000 houses because it sounded good in her head. A wish-list, not a policy.

Legend has it the close breathing of David Cunliffe down David Shearer’s neck was precisely what prompted the last-minute decision to blurt out 100,000 homes on the day of the announcement.

And here sits Twyford. He is the man responsible, because if officials start telling him he’ll need to build the equivalent of two Hamiltons, the red flag should have been raised and the question asked: Is this actually possible?

Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway might now apply more scrutiny to his own decisions, having made a spectacularly wrong call in initially allowing convicted passport fraudster, drug smuggler and known gang associate Karel Sroubek to stay in the country following his prison stint for those crimes.

Has David Clark's management of what has so far been relatively light scrutiny of the health system since his tenure began, been up to the snuff of the Prime Minister? Health is showing all the signs of becoming a bigger liability than normal, as DHBs scream into the red.
Has David Clark’s management of what has so far been relatively light scrutiny of the health system since his tenure began, been up to the snuff of the Prime Minister? Health is showing all the signs of becoming a bigger liability than normal, as DHBs scream into the red.

The advice from officials at the outset may have been found wanting. But the political risk is obvious and it’s another example of a minister asking next to no questions of his officials as to the credibility of Sroubek’s claim (again, convicted of dishonesty charges) he would be killed on his return.

Had Finance Minister Grant Robertson simply asked his Treasury Secretary how he knew his department had been hacked, he may not have prevented Gabriel Makhlouf from knowingly making an incorrect public statement about the leak of Budget documents, but he may have gleaned enough to know the folly of sending out his own matcher.

Most recently, Health Minister David Clark said he was acting on the best advice of medical officials when it was revealed he had no clue there was another 30,000 meningitis vaccines waiting in the wings for purchase that could have ensured every adolescent could be immunised against an outbreak.

He was advised early on there was a cache we had access to, but asked no questions as to whether it was better to vaccinate all children in an infected area, rather than ration the response.

Clark is on surer footing here – the response, as designed by officials, worked and it was in line with international vaccine campaigns.

A man with his thinking face. Did he wear the same expression before granting Karel Sroubek residency in less than an hour?
A man with his thinking face. Did he wear the same expression before granting Karel Sroubek residency in less than an hour?

But political pressure was valid, when questioning whether the lives of some children were needlessly put at risk. His failure to ask for further vaccine details didn’t inoculate him from responsibility when it comes to the politics of health.

Politics is not the job of the neutral public service – that’s the role of the politician.

If a minister is not across their portfolio enough to ask the right questions of officials, then scandal will likely not be far behind. If a minister doesn’t appear to have the political radar to spot political risk then they become the risk.

Sir John Key made a rare return to news headlines this week, sacking his ANZ chief executive David Hisco for his mischaracterisation of spending company funds.

It was a reminder of his complete zero tolerance approach of anyone who made him look bad. He knew he had a finite amount of political capital and he wasn’t prepared to spend any on anyone who wasn’t worth it.

With some ministers proving to be a pain in the neck, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has some tough decisions before what is shaping as a likely Thursday Cabinet reshuffle announcement.
With some ministers proving to be a pain in the neck, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has some tough decisions before what is shaping as a likely Thursday Cabinet reshuffle announcement.

Where Ardern dragged her heels in forcing out ministerial flops Clare Curran and Meka Whaitiri, Key was clinical in his removal of dead weight.

Phil Heatley and Kate Wilkinson can attest to the insult of being ousted for simply failing to deliver. It’s understood Heatley’s crime was showing up to Cabinet four times in a row with a paper full of gaping holes and not remotely up to snuff.

While that was never the problem with Judith Collins, her demise proved no-one was irreplaceable.

It might seem cold, callous even, but New Zealanders do also have a right to expect a high performance from the people they appoint to the highest offices.

Arguably, it forced competence where newbie ministers understood the standard early on and those waiting on the sidelines knew to pull their socks up before stepping on the field.

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen’s “next man up” mentality might be a more palatable example for some Ministers. Every New Zealander knows there’s no going easy on a player who lets the side down, even if they’re the second-stringer.

Blaming mistakes on the rest of the team doesn’t tend to foster trust with the ball.

Much the same way, claiming “the public servants made me do it” doesn’t exactly instil confidence a minister is on top of their portfolio

Gower Let Down by ‘Transformational’ Government

by SB on June 20, 2019 at 1:00pm

Ex-political reporter Patrick Gower has been let down by the Coalition government which has not delivered all the change it had promised and that he had predicted they would deliver.

Former Newshub political editor Patrick Gower has revealed the worst call he has ever made in his career.

On October 19, 2017, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters announced, as the election’s king-maker, that he would form a Government with Labour – ending National’s nine years in power.

Peters said keeping National on top would have meant a “modified status quo” versus creating “change” with Labour, who would give capitalism back “its human face”.

Gower, Newshub’s political editor at the time, said the new Government could be summed up with one word: “Change”.

“Change – complete change. The new Government will totally change New Zealand’s politics and its economy,” Gower wrote in an opinion piece.

But Gower, who admitted he was “excited and hopeful” at the time, has now revealed that that call was the “worst” he has ever made.

[…] “I apologise to everyone who saw it and read it, because we see it is patently not true.”

Gower then goes on to list the promised changes that never eventuated.

  • Drastic immigration cut by up to 30,000,
  • The government building 100,000 homes
  • Foreign buyers being banned from obtaining homes and farms

What New Zealand got instead, immigration-wise, was a net gain of 70,700 compared to October 2016. As for building 100,000 homes, so far the grand total is only 119 which is 881 short of the promised 1000 homes meant to have been built by July 1st.

A capital gains tax was also ruled out – something supporters of the Government believed would dramatically change New Zealand’s tax system.


A Long List of Failures and Scandals

by Guest Post on June 19, 2019 at 11:30am

The Labour-led coalition government has amassed an impressively long list of failures and scandals, considering the length of time they have been in power.

Failures and scandals

  • The Sroubek drug dealer deportation affair
  • The appointment of the speaker on day one
  • Airforce $1B purchase of Hercules with no tender
  • $10 visits to the Doctor
  • Twyford and Parker meet with Goff in a ‘secret meeting’
  • Jenny Marcroft’s attempt to bully Mark Mitchell
  • Shane Jones’s conflict of interest in the far North
  • Kermadec marine sanctuary
  • A lobbyist in the PM’s office who does not declare his clients
  • Kiwibuild recalibrate/reset/retreat/resign
  • Charter schools terminated
  • Child Poverty
  • Immigration
  • Capital Gains Tax
  • Trains
  • Regional Development Fund
  • Trees
  • Road toll reduction
  • No more taxes
  • Police numbers
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Pike River
  • Speaker of the House
  • Oil and Gas Industry
  • Free Speech
  • Open and Transparent government
  • No Strikes
  • No lies
  • Labour Youth Camp
  • Homelessness
  • NCEA Results
  • Fees Free
  • Transformative Government
  • Elective Surgery
  • Economic Growth
  • Business Confidence
  • Mental Health Inquiry
  • Understanding America
  • Budget Responsibility Rules
  • Crime Stats
  • Bullying and Harassment Report
  • Dunedin Hospital
  • Repeal of criminal three strikes policy
  • Claire Curran
  • Meka Whaitiri
  • 2019 Budget ‘Hack’
  • Firearms buy-back
  • Trevor Mallard
  • Phil Twyford
  • Grant Robertson 2019 Budget
  • Golriz Ghahraman
  • Ian Lees Galloway
  • Road Safety Budget


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