"Why would the Herald publish a beat up"
Because, I suspect, there are those in the journalist pool who would really like to create New Zealand's version of the Fox News Network.
And I'm in a bar in Queenstown where the door to the bathrooms and the adjacent wall are covered in wallpaper depicting shelves full of books. Apparently this is not an uncommon theme in NZ interior design.
As Chris points out we also now have to consider the NSA/GCSB.
I'm not sure I would feel comfortable voting online for a party that had promised to reign in the GCSB knowing that my online activity was being observed and recorded by said GCSB.
But using RealMe would get around that issue, wouldn't it?
Is RealMe sophisticated enough to identify the actual person logged on and using the computer?
eg. What would prevent the dominant male in a household taking his wife and kids voting IDs and doing all the voting himself?
if Kim's actually got hard evidence
and if he is signalling well ahead of time that he plans to release it with the clear intent of damaging the legitimate government of the day and also affecting the outcome of an election then isn't he skating perilously close to the old idea of sedition?
Could this not backfire spectacularly with another visit from large gentlemen in dark glasses coming to take him away for threatening the security of the state?
I beg to differ.
Absolutely. I don't care what he may be required to do in pursuit of his profession; he is a middle aged man and she is a teenage girl.
In what world can that not be creepy?
What National MPs seem to miss is govt isn't a business
Unfortunately the top floor of the Beehive is currently occupied by a money manager on temporary leave from Wall St.
It shouldn't be at all surprising that he and his Cabinet will wish to govern in accordance with established corporate boardroom practice.
I can't decide who's being played here, Key or us
Sadly, it's almost certainly both
Auckland has some of the most unaffordable residential property in the world
But you cannot be seriously suggesting that is the fault of the Mayor?
weak and expensive public transport
And he is having to deal with a central government which holds the purse strings and also has an irrational hostility towards necessary, major public transport initiatives.