Category Archives: Economy & Money

Women at the Top

Every so often I receive a newsletter from the Ministry of for Women‘s Affairs which showcases a handful of women high achievers.  I don’t know how many lesser mortals read the newsletter.  No chance we’ll all fit at the top of … Continue reading

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National’s Visionless Nullity

TROUBLE AHEAD:  The Reserve Bank has twice in a month put the kybosh on National’s “look how clever we are, we conjured up a surplus” mantra as the solution to all economic ills.   I doubt Finance Minister Bill English … Continue reading

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The Budget, The Media: Lo and Behold a Paper-Thin Surplus

As usual I had difficulty getting  my head around said Budget but my son helped out.   I doubt I’m any more bereft than the average punter so it would help if the media gave us some basic insight into … Continue reading

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Male Narcissism, Roastbusters and Rape

Background: A Brief History of the West A thumbnail and only a tad simplistic sketch of Western ‘civilisation’ records men in the driving seat and women denied the right to drive, to voice objections to the destination and the quality … Continue reading

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Who is the biggest beneficiary?

PART TWO: So Mike Hoskins received some ‘hate’ mail in response to his coverage of Minginui.   His subordinates weren’t sympathetic.   He also received support. I don’t think either the original story or the follow-up (which I saw as … Continue reading

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Ahoy National’s Ordinary Blokes: Mike Hoskins to Your Rescue

PART ONE:   I don’t know how or when tacky Auckland celeb and Seven Sharp frontman and ordinary bloke Mike Hoskins lodged himself in my memory banks as a probable National Party devotee and sloppy commentator.   I  had intended … Continue reading

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Bungles Galore, Spittle, Spite and National’s Poster Girls

In my analysis of National’s road map to the next election I overlooked the very marketable Hekia Parata. I did note that Paula Bennett, cheerleader for anti-beneficiary spittle, was called to the rescue when National surrendered to headwinds and delayed … Continue reading

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