This is not all about him.
(btw, ministries should be known next week - https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/10/19/54586/labours-got-talent-and-nz-first)
It hasn't had time to sink in yet, but I'm astounded that National are out of power. Stunning stuff! Maybe the coalition will turn sour, but they've got 3 years to show Kiwis that NZ can be something better than a poor-hating tax haven. They can do it, but they've got to be bold.
― sbahnhof, Friday, 20 October 2017 01:37 (three years ago) link
This election's real 'queenmaker':
Back in July, the speech that Metiria Turei gave to the Greens AGM on her experiences as a beneficiary in the 1990s (including an admission she broke the law) was the pebble that started yesterday’s avalanche.
It led to a not insignificant number of Labour voters switching support to the Greens. Which then drove Labour’s poll ratings down to the low-mid 20s. Which caused Andrew Little to resign as leader. Which put Jacinda Ardern in charge of Labour. After which, the rest is history. - (TheSpinoff.co.nz)
― sbahnhof, Friday, 20 October 2017 02:07 (three years ago) link
:-O Story of the year! But do you reckon it's got a chance of passing?
- http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/political/342008/cannabis-referendum-part-of-greens-deal, aroha-bridge-predicted-it
― sbahnhof, Friday, 20 October 2017 07:07 (three years ago) link
Hi @FirstCatofNZ Paddles! I'm First Dog @usembassynz. Glad your mommy @jacindaardern got a call from @POTUS! Congrats & let's be buddies🐾🐶🐱 pic.twitter.com/xDAaLrj7C8— Gracie Brown (@DiploDogGracie) October 23, 2017
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 28 October 2017 13:46 (three years ago) link
Can her first act of office be transferring the US embassy to a dirt road outside of Invercargill?
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 28 October 2017 14:37 (three years ago) link
Mads Chapman on-point as usual:
Meanwhile, Bill English has resigned, and no clue how serious people are contending for the leadership or if it's seen as a poisoned chalice / one for a caretaker figure.
Time to retweet this pic.twitter.com/7JByeNnomS— Colin Jackson (@ThisCJ) February 13, 2018
― etc, Thursday, 15 February 2018 03:56 (three years ago) link