A new leader, but are there 500 members?

The Conservative Party have announced a new leader to replace Colin “poet” Craig.

The Conservative Party has a new leader, Leighton Baker, 18 months after Colin Craig resigned amid a scandal involving his former press secretary.

Mr Baker is a former farmer who now runs his own building company in Christchurch.

The party’s board announced the appointment on Tuesday.

Mr Craig, who founded the party, resigned in June 2015 following a spate of allegations about his relationship with Rachel MacGregor.

In October last year the Human Rights Tribunal ordered Mr Craig to pay Ms MacGregor nearly $129,000 for the “severe humiliation” he had caused her.

Mr Craig had previously lost a defamation action brought by Taxpayers’ Union executive director Jordan Williams, and was ordered to pay $1.27 million.

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Would you donate to the Clinton Foundation?

You’ll recall that the Taxpayers’ Union revealed the millions of taxpayers’ dollars NZ Aid is shuffling into an off-shoot of the Hillary Clinton Foundation.

They’ve been out over the weekend fundraising asking people to part with their own cash and join the Government in donating to the Clinton Foundation.  It didn’t go well…   Read more »

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Winston v Morgan

Who would you pick?

Morgan, an economist, challenged Ratana followers to call out Winston Peters and his party who he claims do not support Māori, and has effectively labelled the party racist against Māori.

Morgan’s went further, calling Peters an “Uncle Tom” – possibly one of the strongest and most inflammatory insults that could ever be laid at a Māori person on a marae.

There was an audible gasp from the audience attending. Read more »

Uh oh. TPP gone, but bipartisan deal with USA to replace it

US President Donald Trump has indicated that the 11 other countries of the TPP – including New Zealand – will be approached to negotiate a one on one deal with the United States.

Earlier today President Donald Trump signed an executive order to the Trade Representative (trade minister) to give notice to the other 11 countries, and the depositary of the agreement – New Zealand – that the US withdraws as a signatory and from the negotiating process.

The order instructs officials “to begin pursuing, wherever possible, bilateral trade negotiations to promote American industry, protect American workers, and raise American wages.” Read more »

Whaleoil and Gay Express articles lead to review of Sonny Bill William’s BMW sponsorship

Whaleoil covered Sonny Bill William’s friendship with an extremist Muslim hate preacher in the following articles.

Time to change cars…Sonny Bill Williams appointed BMW brand ambassador – October 26th 2016 

BMW’s SBW PR disaster spreads – November 17 2016

Advice from Sonny Bill Williams – choose your friends wisely – January 1st 2017

Online magazine Gay Express also covered the story. BMW’S LATEST AMBASSADOR LINKED TO ANTI-LGBT+ FIGURES 

Sonny Bill Williams’ friendship with a radical preacher has drawn complaints from community groups and forced his sponsor to respond…

BMW is “re-looking” at its ambassador deal with Sonny Bill Williams after complaints about the rugby star’s association with controversial Muslim clerics.

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Stupid Andrew Little attacks a potential partner

Andrew Little has attacked the Maori party so now Maori know they have no friend in Labour as they seek to cling to their Ratana rort.

Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back at the Maori Party, saying it has done nothing for its people while “shackled to the National Party”.

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How do liberals figure out if a wall is a good wall or a bad wall?

So, let’s get this straight.   Read more »

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Face of the Day

The Green Party has questioned the financial viability of Auckland’s East West link highway, saying the Government’s own business case has costs outweighing benefits.

Construction of the East West Link started in September 2016, and it will be a four-lane highway connecting state highways 1 and 20 from Onehunga to Penrose.

But Green Party transport spokesperson Julie Anne Genter says a dramatic jump of $200-800 million in estimated cost at the beginning of 2016 casts doubts over the project’s legitimacy. Read more »