Which party?

An MP from which party presented this list at a conference in the weekend?

  1. People living in warmer, drier homes.
  2. Grants for first-home buyers.
  3. Better healthcare.
  4. More paid parental leave.
  5. More jobs and higher incomes.
  6. Benefits raised to help children and others in hardship.
  7. More police to keep communities safer.
  8. Putting more money in your pockets.
  9. Breakfasts in schools.
  10. Better education for our children.
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20 Comments

  1. Tipene

     /  May 15, 2017

    The Party with the most to lose in this Election:

    https://www.national.org.nz/10_ways_national_is_helping_families_get_ahead

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    • PDB

       /  May 15, 2017

      Not so sure on your assumption, National look well placed for the future and a stint in opposition laughing at a Little-led disaster could be a welcome break & refresh before another 3 term govt stint starting in 2020. English is but a caretaker & has already had a long and successful political career.

      On the other side Little needs to win or he is political toast, the Greens are desperate to be in power & this could be Winston’s last chance to feast at the top table.

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      • Blazer

         /  May 15, 2017

        with M.P’s the calibre of Todd Barclay,Mark Mitchell,Paul Foster-Bell and Albert Ngaro National sure are positioned for a…blighter…future!

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  2. duperez

     /  May 15, 2017

    I’ve no idea. Wouldn’t be surprised, but for no.9, that it is National.

    What I do know though, I learned it this afternoon, is that seem people seem to expect the answer to a quiz question must be overtly there for all to see. I also learned that some people need to take the world and themselves less seriously and for one moment give themselves the pleasure of lightening up a bit.

    For your entertainment, two questions:
    1 Who was the person with Tenzing Norgay when he and Edmund Hillary became the first to reach the summit of Mt Everest?

    Source, the entry on wikipedia about Edmund Hillary:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edmund_Hillary

    2 What happens when people don’t take their meds?
    (If Q2 has been asked before somewhere in the world and by it’s appearance here offends someone in a close relationship with the Gods of plagiarism, my suggestion to he/she/it, would be to not to forget to take their meds. 😊

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    • High Flying Duck

       /  May 15, 2017

      I’m stuck on Q2 – is it your posts or PZ’s?

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      • duperez

         /  May 15, 2017

        t hadn’t occurred that my posts could be therapeutic. The thought they could fill that purpose for you makes me feel good. 💊💊

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        • High Flying Duck

           /  May 15, 2017

          All tongue in cheek Dupe. I love reading differing views, and yours and Parti’s are more different than most. 🙂

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        • Me too! 😀 I’m really glad you’re finding it beneficial HFD. Online counselling is also available … ;-/

          I always take my meds, but they have nothing to do with my superior clarity of thought … 🙂

          So, in the spirit of *FUN* initiated by duperez, and with due respect to HFD …
          The list is National and its also largely *CRAP* ,..

          1) People in warmer drier homes thanks to Labour/Green’s initiative …?
          2) Grants for first home buyers which still don’t make first homes affordable.
          3) Better healthcare … with a modest increase in previously slashed govt spending … Better compared to what?
          4) More paid parental leave … No comment, I don’t know.
          5) More jobs and higher incomes … Slight gains … mostly inflationary … Comes with masses of immigrants … probably not higher incomes for the low-paid …
          6) Benefits raised … for a small segment of beneficiaries with strict conditions attached and considerable clawback.
          7) More police to keep communities safer … which based on crime stats is not even necessary … and look at the public outcry it took to achieve this …
          8) Putting more money in your pockets …. Meaningless drivel … Not a separate item
          9) Breakfasts in schools … TRIALED IN 2008 UNDER LABOUR … Milk for the lactose intolerant, Weet-Bix for the gluten intolerant, White Bread for the non-nutritious starch intolerant and Baked Beans for the preservative intolerant …
          10) Better education for our children … presumably an oblique reference to Partnership Schools … because the State School figures don’t bear this out, do they?

          https://www.nbr.co.nz/article/breakfast-schools-it-just-doesnt-work-ck-140329

          https://weetbix.co.nz/who-we-are/kickstart-breakfast-club/

          Sanitarium damned well should do this and more, they’re tax exempt!

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  3. David

     /  May 15, 2017

    The National Socialist Party

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  4. Gezza

     /  May 15, 2017

    My guess would be National because Labour had a congress, not a conference?

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    • Kitty Catkin

       /  May 15, 2017

      Congress-how naff and pretentious. The red background was most unflattering to everyone, as the lighing drained it and did nothing for those in front of it-or was it really that watered down tomato soup colour ?

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      • Gezza

         /  May 15, 2017

        Could’ve been worse.

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 16, 2017

          Possibly-but it did nothing for anyone and managed to be both dull and dominating.

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  5. Conspiratoor

     /  May 15, 2017

    In nz where our pollies only know how to tax and spend, this list could ooze from all manifestos except one

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    • Nah C … I reckon two … ACT and The Conservatives …

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      • Conspiratoor

         /  May 15, 2017

        By george you appear to be correct parti. I checked the conservative site and there is some good stuff in there you would enjoy. Some highlights…

        Fatherhood Is Not A Right For Prisoners
        Youth Crime and BOOT Farm
        Time for Parents to Resist Transgender Activism
        Binding Citizens’ Initiated Referendum
        Repeal of the so-called “anti-smacking legislation
        Raising the drinking age back to 20 years
        Cumulative sentencing
        Enforced minimum parole standards
        Increasing sentences

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        • Kitty Catkin

           /  May 15, 2017

          Politicians tax and then spend tax money on tax payers. The money for roading, health and education has to come from somewhere.Where do you suggest that it could come from, Conspiratoor ?

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          • Kitty Catkin

             /  May 15, 2017

            Transgender activism ??? They can’t imagine that people change sex or are betwixt-and-betweens because someone is an activist (assuming that people ARE) No amount of activism or persuasion will make someone change what they are. I suppose that they think that gays are like it because of activism-not thinking that if example and persuasion could make people gay, why can’t it make gays straight, when straights are so much of a majority ?

            Yes, making the drinking age 20 will work-it did in the past (I don’t think)

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  1. Which party? – NZ Conservative Coalition

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