On Q+A this morning:
Political Editor Corin Dann interviews Labour’s Grant Robertson – what kind of Finance Minister does he want to be?
Robertson sounded fairly slick but very general. As Josie Pagani suggested, little to connect with ordinary people. Slogans are not a good way to sell policies or buy votes these days.
Māori Party co-leader Marama Fox talks about her party’s RMA win this week – how will iwi participation change the way RMA decisions are made?
I haven’t looked closely at the RMA concessions that the Maori party are negotiating to enable National to get it through.
It sounds like one of the key provisions is to ensure Iwi are notified of all RMA applications.
I don’t see any problem with this. Anyone can submit on an RMA application. Here in Dunedin we have people on the other side of the harbour complaining about how a new house may look to them. That sort of trivial thing is a farm more prevalent problem than Maori protesting over a motorway being built through a sacred site.
New Zealander Mark Wilson heads one of the world’s biggest insurance companies – why he believes New Zealand needs to do more to protect against the effects of climate change.
Russia sends warning to America after cruise missiles are dropped on Syrian airbase.