Posts by nzlemming

  • Hard News: The new medical cannabis law…,

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This is your government on drugs,

    Also, they have broken them down by sector and the link to the Housing and Infrastructure stuff is broken it should be https://www.beehive.govt.nz/feature/briefings-incoming-ministers-housing-infrastructure

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This is your government on drugs, in reply to Sacha,

    Someone was saying the 2014 election date was earlier so the BIM release this time seems extra late by comparison.

    BIMs are largely prepared ahead of the election. They may be tweaked slightly, depending on who wins (as an incumbent might not need as in-depth a briefing on an on-going matter as a new Minister), but portfolios often change around after elections even if the GotD retains power. It's now been 2 months since the election. They should have been available before now. My guess is that Labour et al wanted to make sure their new ministers had time to fully digest them and get clarification before the media started hitting them with questions. Not as transparent as they're boasting.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: This is your government on drugs, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Why? Because they were complete arseholes and it would have ruined their narrative of "punish the poor".

    In other news, briefings to incoming ministers were finally made available yesterday. I don't think I have never known it to take this long to release them. But the usual link to previous iterations of the Beehive site is no longer available, so I can't check.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Abroad and Home, in reply to linger,

    Much like "Make America Great Again"

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Harkanwal Singh: What really…, in reply to David Hood,

    you forgot:

    mic drop

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Memories of the news,

    Wahine, I think, followed by the moon landing, then Kirk taking office according to my recollections. I remember being very sad when Big Norm died. Another early TV memory is being transfixed by Alister Riddell's Space Waltz on whatever the talent show was at the time. I remember my brother and I looking at each other and saying (in essence) "this is allowed in NZ now?"

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Declaration of the…, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Trust us...

    Another in a long list of reasons not to use these fuckers.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Speaker: The Declaration of the…,

    Not funny, because it's true. Well interpreted, Colin. I'm sure JPB would agree.

    Waikanae • Since Nov 2006 • 2819 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Friday Music: Deep cuts from Aotearoa, in reply to Paul Campbell,

    yes well done that woman! boldly going .... (do we get her back at some point?)

    They have to be pretty careful what they say and where so not in the immediate, I think.

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