D uring his recent State of the Union address, US President Donald Trump’s ringingly
declared to his fellow Americans that “We will never be a socialist country!”
To which someone online added the sarcastic sub-head: ‘Except for public education, ...
The Nelson fire has been a useful warning of things to come, given how climate change
will (a) increase the likelihood of reduced rainfall and drought-like conditions
in many parts of New Zealand, which – obviously – will raise (b) the fire danger ...
T ax is always an ideological hot button. Those key equations tax = bad and tax cuts
= good have been hammered into our brains over the past three decades in much the
same way that the virtues of egalitarianism were taken for granted by a previous ...
F or the past 100 years, the West has sold out the Kurds over and over again. So
much so that it came as a surprise yesterday when US National Security advisor John
Bolton appeared to walk back the latest act of betrayal. Before Christmas, US President ...
Police staff and Defence Force personnel will be staffing the cordons in the fire
affected areas today. While we understand residents in the fire affected areas who
remain evacuated will be frustrated by the decision today to cancel restricted access ...
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was joined by Minister of Civil Defence Kris Faafoi
to discuss the government response to the fires in the Nelson Tasman region. This
included the announcement of an additional $50,000 for the mayoral relief fund on ...
Road User Charges incurred by trucking companies and smaller operators transporting
hay to farmers in Nelson should be refunded, says National’s South Island Regional
Development spokesperson Andrew Falloon.
National MPs Nick Smith and Maureen Pugh are calling for the Government to establish
a business support fund similar to that used following other disasters to help small
businesses and contractors affected by the recent fires and ongoing extreme conditions.