How the National Party lost the 2017 election

(Note for recent readers- this post was written more than three weeks before the actual election) The most frequent emotion when thinking of the National Party is pity and or exasperation. Good people, but politically, they’re straws in the wind. They once carried the torch for small govt, low taxes and personal responsibility, but these…

The National party’s thought police

Former Prime Minister Muldoon would be spinning in his grave if he could witness today’s atrocity, the NZ Human Rights Commission that his govt gave birth to in 1977. It currently operates under legislation called the “Human Rights Act 1993”, an inspiration of the Bolger National party. This act, now incorporating the nonsense of the…

Auckland housing market breaks all records

Unprecedented sales activity in March has seen Auckland’s residential housing market establish new records for prices and sales numbers. The average house price is even more expensive than in Sydney, with the gap widening as a stronger Kiwi dollar heads towards parity. The Australian Business Insider reports– Barfoot & Thompson, the largest agent in the…

Kiwiblog comes out against state ownership

Impressed to read David Farrar’s post the other day stating the “State should not own commercial companies” It made me think for a second what the difference might be between a “commercial” company and any other company, but I couldn’t come up with an answer. He went on to say- I don’t want my taxes…

Submission to polling no way to do politics

I’m not impressed by the priority given to polling recently. Polling is not a positive in the political battle. Its merely a measure of what ideas the voters have digested. If they’re only getting ideas from one side of the political spectrum, then naturally polls will show these ideas as having the edge over other…

Left wing criticism of John Key is a hollow farce

A few days ago a group of hard core Communist activists staged a Bolshevik style demonstration against John Key. The protest was so threatening and hate filled police were called and the PM was forced to exit through a side door. (He shouldn’t have. This is the kind of capitulation John Key is too fond…