Andrew Little turns 5 today

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Mr Little had a quiet day in public on Sunday.  Nothing on Facebook, no Labour press releases and just one tweet:  Read more »

Princess Nanaia Mahuta not dumping Labour for Maori party… yet

Nanaia Mahuta

Nanaia Mahuta

Labour MP Nanaia Mahuta is leaving the question of her own future open and doesn’t think the Maori KingTuheiti’s rejection of the Labour Party will have an impact.

Last weekend at celebrations at Turangawaewae marae in his honour King Tuheiti spoke positively about the Maori Party and Mana Party leader Hone Harawira and said he would not be voting for Labour again.

Ms Mahuta told TVNZ’s Marae program on Sunday “it was a statement made by an individual albeit the king”.

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Judges the key to keeping child sex offenders out of your street


The Minister of Corrections , Judith Collins, says Public Protection Orders should be used more by the courts to keep sex offenders away from potential victims in the community.

Speaking to Jessica Mutch on TV One’s Q+A programme, Mrs Collins said that in cases such as one publicised today, where a young mother of three has a sex offender living behind her house in Mangere, Corrections tried to get a Public Protection Order for him, but the High Court felt he did not meet the criteria. Read more »

Whaleoil General Debate

keep-calm-and-don-t-shoot-the-messenger-3Morning everyone, and welcome to Whaleoil’s daily General Debate post (another one called Backchat will start at 6pm). To participate you’ll need to register a free Disqus account.

There are some rules, and if there is one thing about Whaleoil that you need to know is that these rules are dispassionately and strictly enforced.

Face of the Day






Labour have changed the Housing crisis to a Housing emergency.  Take that, National.

Mr Twyford was responding to a story by One News political reporter Katie Bradford, looking a[t] growing homelessness problem in the tourism hotspot of Taupo, as well as international news reports about New Zealand homelessness in the likes of The Guardian and Al Jazeera. Read more »

Word of the day

The word for today is…

theocracy (noun) – 1. Government ruled by or subject to religious authority.
2. A country or state governed in this way.

Source : The Free Dictionary

Etymology : 1737; earlier as un-Latinised theocraty (1620s), “form of government in which God is recognized as supreme ruler and his laws form the statute book,” originally of the sacerdotal government of Israel before the rise of kings, from later Greek theokratia (Josephus), literally “the rule of God,” from theos “god” + kratos “a rule, regime, strength”. Meaning “priestly or religious body wielding political and civil power” is recorded from 1825.

Daily Proverb

Proverbs 28

3A poor person who oppresses the poor is like a pounding rain that destroys the crops

Sunday nightCap

“You’re Living Under the Sharia, and You Don’t Even Know It”

“You’re Living Under the Sharia, and You Don’t Even Know It”

The American Freedom Alliance sponsored a conference in Los Angeles, “Islam and Western Civilization: Can they Coexist?” Among the most prominent speakers at the event were Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer. Above is a video of their back-to-back speeches.


Who am I?

Guess who the mystery person using the 3 clues. Include in your comments how the clues relate to the mystery person

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