New Zealand awesomeness or shittiness

gafkiwi

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Labour has been thrown a few slowballs with the mosque shooting and COVID-19, where the answers are reasonably obvious to anyone willing to take decisive action (despite the shitshow of the buyback).

Give them something that requires forethought, genuine ability and planning (Kiwibuild...) and they fall over hopelessly. With any luck the political haymaking of COVID and CHCH will lose its shine before the next election.
Her weakness was displayed over her F*ck stick Health Minister. Talks a big game until it affects her and the party. The deputy PM is worth about the same if not less.
 
Sounds like St.Jacinda, saviour of the Western world, has dropped a bollock. It just goes to echo again that a week is a long time in politics.

'Jacinda Ardern must be wishing she could turn back the clock to June 8, when New Zealand was declared coronavirus free.

'The next day she happily shook as many hands as were thrust her way, revelling in the ending of almost all social distancing restrictions. The prime minister was a hero at home and lauded abroad. A poll taken in early June showed two-thirds of New Zealanders trusted her leadership through the pandemic. US magazine The Atlantic gushed she was “the most effective leader on the planet”.

'Yet, in the last week and a bit, it has all gone south for Ardern and her Labour Party led government.
Her administration has been lambasted as “bungling idiots”, her coalition government of “tearing itself apart” and Ardern herself – often seen as untouchable – was accused of having told a “complete lie” about her handling of the pandemic. It’s a worrying wobble she’ll be hoping doesn’t turn into an all-out slide at the next general election which will be held in less than three months.

'Despite her popularity, Ardern has a surprisingly tenuous grip on power. Her government, which is in coalition with the conservative New Zealand First party, has exactly the same numbers of MPs as the opposition National party. Only a confidence and supply agreement with the Greens delivered her the top job in 2017. Just a small swing away from Labour could see her turfed out.'


 
Sounds like St.Jacinda, saviour of the Western world, has dropped a bollock. It just goes to echo again that a week is a long time in politics.

'Jacinda Ardern must be wishing she could turn back the clock to June 8, when New Zealand was declared coronavirus free.

'The next day she happily shook as many hands as were thrust her way, revelling in the ending of almost all social distancing restrictions. The prime minister was a hero at home and lauded abroad. A poll taken in early June showed two-thirds of New Zealanders trusted her leadership through the pandemic. US magazine The Atlantic gushed she was “the most effective leader on the planet”.

'Yet, in the last week and a bit, it has all gone south for Ardern and her Labour Party led government.
Her administration has been lambasted as “bungling idiots”, her coalition government of “tearing itself apart” and Ardern herself – often seen as untouchable – was accused of having told a “complete lie” about her handling of the pandemic. It’s a worrying wobble she’ll be hoping doesn’t turn into an all-out slide at the next general election which will be held in less than three months.

'Despite her popularity, Ardern has a surprisingly tenuous grip on power. Her government, which is in coalition with the conservative New Zealand First party, has exactly the same numbers of MPs as the opposition National party. Only a confidence and supply agreement with the Greens delivered her the top job in 2017. Just a small swing away from Labour could see her turfed out.'


NZ General Election already. It doesn't seem long like the last one?
 
Sounds like St.Jacinda, saviour of the Western world, has dropped a bollock. It just goes to echo again that a week is a long time in politics.

'Jacinda Ardern must be wishing she could turn back the clock to June 8, when New Zealand was declared coronavirus free.

'The next day she happily shook as many hands as were thrust her way, revelling in the ending of almost all social distancing restrictions. The prime minister was a hero at home and lauded abroad. A poll taken in early June showed two-thirds of New Zealanders trusted her leadership through the pandemic. US magazine The Atlantic gushed she was “the most effective leader on the planet”.

'Yet, in the last week and a bit, it has all gone south for Ardern and her Labour Party led government.
Her administration has been lambasted as “bungling idiots”, her coalition government of “tearing itself apart” and Ardern herself – often seen as untouchable – was accused of having told a “complete lie” about her handling of the pandemic. It’s a worrying wobble she’ll be hoping doesn’t turn into an all-out slide at the next general election which will be held in less than three months.

'Despite her popularity, Ardern has a surprisingly tenuous grip on power. Her government, which is in coalition with the conservative New Zealand First party, has exactly the same numbers of MPs as the opposition National party. Only a confidence and supply agreement with the Greens delivered her the top job in 2017. Just a small swing away from Labour could see her turfed out.'


Air Cdre 'Digby' Webb has been appointed to oversee bio-security in the wake of this shambles. Like in the UK, the NZ forces have shown themselves to be very capable organisers and efficient administrators. One of my friends migrated to NZ and joined the RNZAF and speaks very highly of him; Air Cdre Webb's dad flew in Vietnam, btw.

@par avion Elections in NZ are every three years.
 
Sounds like St.Jacinda, saviour of the Western world, has dropped a bollock. It just goes to echo again that a week is a long time in politics.

'Jacinda Ardern must be wishing she could turn back the clock to June 8, when New Zealand was declared coronavirus free.

'The next day she happily shook as many hands as were thrust her way, revelling in the ending of almost all social distancing restrictions. The prime minister was a hero at home and lauded abroad. A poll taken in early June showed two-thirds of New Zealanders trusted her leadership through the pandemic. US magazine The Atlantic gushed she was “the most effective leader on the planet”.

'Yet, in the last week and a bit, it has all gone south for Ardern and her Labour Party led government.
Her administration has been lambasted as “bungling idiots”, her coalition government of “tearing itself apart” and Ardern herself – often seen as untouchable – was accused of having told a “complete lie” about her handling of the pandemic. It’s a worrying wobble she’ll be hoping doesn’t turn into an all-out slide at the next general election which will be held in less than three months.

'Despite her popularity, Ardern has a surprisingly tenuous grip on power. Her government, which is in coalition with the conservative New Zealand First party, has exactly the same numbers of MPs as the opposition National party. Only a confidence and supply agreement with the Greens delivered her the top job in 2017. Just a small swing away from Labour could see her turfed out.'


I hope she is turfed out , despise her type and sympathise with "Real" Kiwi`s.
 
Do we have any cwoosifictions?

'It’s been another difficult week for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who on Thursday had to face the resignation of her health minister.

'That came after a series of government bungles stoked fears COVID-19 might be loose in the country, just weeks after New Zealand was declared coronavirus free. With a general election due in 11 short weeks, questions are being asked if COVID-19 stuff ups, as well as fails in a number of other areas, could damage the Labour Party at the polls and Ardern’s prospects of remaining PM.

'The concern is her much vaunted “team of five million” Kiwis, who pulled together behind her to fight coronavirus, might fall by the wayside as the election nears. Already the opposition National Party have had a swing in the polls in their direction.'


 

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Do we have any cwoosifictions?

'It’s been another difficult week for New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who on Thursday had to face the resignation of her health minister.

'That came after a series of government bungles stoked fears COVID-19 might be loose in the country, just weeks after New Zealand was declared coronavirus free. With a general election due in 11 short weeks, questions are being asked if COVID-19 stuff ups, as well as fails in a number of other areas, could damage the Labour Party at the polls and Ardern’s prospects of remaining PM.

'The concern is her much vaunted “team of five million” Kiwis, who pulled together behind her to fight coronavirus, might fall by the wayside as the election nears. Already the opposition National Party have had a swing in the polls in their direction.'


I am informed by my NZ-Resident offspring that Aussie news sources are campaigning against St. Jacinda, and embellishing basic facts to do so.





Small print- he also believed the UK Labour Party Manifesto of last December was properly costed and logical. :) :) :)
 

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I would hope that you've amended your Will accordingly? :cool:
He already knows that I plan to spend his inheritance, leaving just enough for a cheap funeral. He's cool with that, as I've earned it, apparently!
 

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