NZ First

NZ First is a racist party. No it’s not. Yes it is. Eh?

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On page 3 of Bay of Plenty Times (28 August) the NZ First¬†candidate is quoted saying, “The only parties we won’t work with are¬†ones with race based policies …”

On the same page, in the article below, the NZ First leader repeated his criticism of foreigners buying NZ land and assets.

Isn’t a foreigner typically someone from a different race or ethnic¬†background? Wasn’t Winston’s recent outburst over the Lochinver sale¬†because the buyers were Chinese? ¬† Read more »

The Empire Strikes Back: Official resistance to New Zealand investment in China

The Markets and Banking reporter for the NZ Herald, Christopher Adams has this story

A high-profile Chinese dairy commentator is calling for China’s government to block Fonterra’s investment in Hangzhou-based infant formula maker Beingmate, showing criticism of foreign investment isn’t a purely one-sided affair when it comes to the business relationship between New Zealand and its biggest trading partner.

Foreign investment, particularly from China, has returned to the forefront of public debate in this country since it emerged that Shanghai Pengxin, the owner of the Crafar Farms, wants to purchase the more than 13,000 hectare Lochinver Station in the central North Island.

Opposition parties have opposed the potential sale and NZ First leader Winston Peters has gone as far as vowing to buy back strategic farmland from foreigners.

But it looks like New Zealand is copping a bit of its own medicine in China.

Time for the Labour, Green and NZ First hypocrites to take their medicine.  They are all very happy about Fonterra sticking it to them foreigners, but lo and behold if we were to let them buy stuff here!

It’s simply dog whistle politics that is fueled by the xenophobia that used to be Winston Peter’s personal brand, but has since been adopted by the Greens and Labour as well. ¬† Read more »

This circus doesn’t need another clown

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NZ First MP Andrew Williams had a hissy fit over being positioned 13 on the NZ First partly list and ran off.

Then he cooled down, and did this:

NZ First MP Andrew Williams has started legal proceedings over being dumped from the party list ahead of the election.

Williams is seeking a declaration that the party breached its constitution when it determined the list, removing him as an electorate (East Coast Bays) and list candidate.

Williams had been ranked number 3 on the party list in 2011, and said he was given no reason for his demotion.

“I regret that I have no other option other than to take my party to Court to protect my reputation”, Williams said.

He had been “mistreated” by the party.

“I do not, however, wish to derail NZ First’s campaign, so I am asking for an urgent hearing following the election. Read more »

Labour refuse to confirm leaks on Asset buy-back fund

Winston Peters is the one who lacks principles

Winston Peters is the one who lacks principles

Andrea Vance’s sources have her convinced Labour have set aside $100M to buy back NZ assets.

Labour leader David Cunliffe is refusing to be drawn on whether the party will announce plans for a new asset fund, but says he “stands behind public opinion” in opposition to asset sales.

The party is understood to be planning to set aside funds to buy mainly New Zealand assets, partly to woo NZ First leader Winston Peters into coalition.

Labour would likely need the support of both the Greens and NZ First to form a government. It has said a policy costing about $100 million a year is yet to be announced.

$100M a year doesn’t stretch very far. ¬†But it would allow Labour the high road claiming they are “buying back our assets as we can afford it”. ¬† Read more »

Ass nasty lolly stealer has her own reality field

Asenati Lole-Taylor is a bit of a treasure really.  She has her own reality field.  No matter what people say, show or otherwise present to her as the truth, she has her own way of seeing things.

For example:

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I’m sure someone has told her New Zealand had a Prostitution Reform Bill some years ago, and prostitution is now a legal and legitimate business. ¬† Instead, here we have a NZ First MP interfering with legal business transactions by chasing them down the street trying to take photos.

It’s this kind of la-la-land behaviour that’s come home to roost.

Having been dumped down to an unelectable list position of number 13, Asenati Lole-Taylor sees it as a postitive – her reality distortion field appears to unaffected: ¬† Read more »

The difference between a leak and a hack: A preview of the NZ First list?

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This via the Tipline:

Andrew Williams has been given number 13 on the NZ First list.

He is fuming. Ron Mark has been offered 9 and also feels insulted.

The only winners are Tracey Martin and her supporters.

No¬†one expects NZ First to get more than 6 MPs and it’s an open secret
that Winston’s liver can’t take much more.

If they get back in, Tracey will be leader within 18 months.

Let’s see how good this leaker is when the NZ First list gets published.

 

- Hacked from our own inbox

 

Winston Peters appoints his successor at the cost of drunk TXTing menace

New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams is set to be dumped to an unelectable position on the party list, with former MP Ron Mark set to rejoin the party.

Stuff understands a draft copy of the NZ First list, determined by the party’s selection committee on the weekend, has Williams ranked at 13, and Mark ranked at 9.

Williams was ranked 3rd on the party list in the 2011 election.

NZ First would need to get over 10 per cent on election night for Williams to return to Parliament.

The latest Stuff/Ipsos poll had the party on 3.4 per cent.

Williams was elected to Parliament as a list MP in the 2011 election.

He was formerly mayor of North Shore City.

I never quite understood what Winston saw in him. ¬†The man is truly devoid of any useful qualities. ¬†Unless you’re a tree. ¬† Read more »

Paddy Gower on how Dotcom is driving Winston into Key’s arms

Sorry for the mental image there.

Kim Dotcom has done John Key a big favour.

He has pushed Winston Peters into Key’s arms and made it highly unlikely that the NZ First leader would choose the Labour-Greens over National if he held the balance of power.

Key’s dalliance with Conservative Party leader Colin Craig was all about having some insurance against a Labour-Green-NZ First Government.

One of Key’s big worries was that Peters would go with the Labour/Green side in some form. But the arrival and ongoing rise of the Internet-Mana party has changed all that.

On current polling numbers, a Labour-led Government would need the Greens, NZ First and Internet-Mana to get anywhere close.

And David Cunliffe has repeatedly and pointedly refused to rule out working with Internet-Mana to form a Government.

Despite his previous antipathy towards the Greens, I think Peters is now close enough to them on central economic issues to work with them in Government.

To be fair, Winston has never really considered going left. ¬†He may be able to work with the Labour Party, but there is no way in hell he’s sit at a cabinet table with the Greens. ¬†Imagine Winston having to deal directly with the likes of man hater Jan Logie, 3D Toy Boy¬†Gareth¬†¬†or … Russel Norman? ¬† Never, ever.

However, one could still imagine him holding his nose the the price was high enough.

Not so if Internet-Mana is involved too. Paddy continues

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NZ First enter a siege mentality around Lolly Stealer [ UPDATED ]

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UPDATE

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…oh deary me….

Bob Jones on the demise of NZ First

I’ll spare you the detailed description on Barry Soper and Audrey Young’s mandatory buttock grabbing (you can read that here, if you really want), ¬†instead, picking up the story here:

I never thought anything could top Laila Harre’s 2002 defeat explanation with her “unfortunately the public voted with their heads”, but, by God, there’s been some serious challenges – notably from Laila herself.

Even the most hardened hacks were dumbstruck by her protest at allowing her boss into the country. But she was immediately trumped by Kim Dotcom himself, who agreed it was an outrage. If he feels that strongly then America – where he’s destined to end up anyway – will give him a big hello, plus free accommodation for a very long time, although decidedly smaller than his current abode.

Colin Craig continues to delight. Explaining away his nutty image, he instead cemented it by saying: “It was logical to platform off the rhetoric already being discussed.” Psychiatrists are banned from entering, but there’s a trip to Upper Volta for anyone making sense of that.

Having lost female voters after declaring New Zealand women promiscuous, Colin is now targeting homosexuals by an advertising campaign showing him lying in long grass with a come-hither look. Missing is a rose stem between his teeth.

To add to the madness, Labour’s normally sane Andrew Little, jealous of Trevor Mallard’s moa headlines, declared men charged with sex crimes will be automatically guilty unless they can prove their innocence.

Then to further alienate male voters, Labour’s serial apologiser leader chimed in, unbelievably apologising for being a man.

If you were writing a script, you’f be going: ¬†“no, too much, it’s starting to get to the point nobody would believe this could actually happen”. ¬†And yet… the current farce isn’t over yet!
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