Waiting for Godot, political endurance gets testy

Venkat Raman The current political impasse and the ‘Will he?’ or ‘Won’t he?’ questions dominating the two main political camps is somewhat akin to the two characters in Samuel Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot.’ Those of us who have watched the play would have wondered how, two persons – Vladimir and Estragon – from different, if not antithetical backgrounds, must wait…

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Lawyer slams National’s Immigration Policy as misleading

“New income threshold and ‘Clean system’ will bring down numbers” “Cheats, human traffickers and exploiters are rotting our system” Alastair McClymont The Indian, Chinese and other ethnic communities are all talking about Immigration and the election. There is a lot of talk about the reduction of immigration numbers. But Immigration is not about numbers, it is not about a monetary…

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Prevention First approach will reduce crime

Jacinda Ardern  Labour stands strong with New Zealand communities to create safe, welcoming and secure environments for our families and businesses. It is simply unacceptable to me that our business owners and workers do not feel safe when they are trying to earn a living, or children cannot play in their neighbourhood park because they feel threatened. It is really…

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People’s Party promises right to self-defence

Venkat Raman  All New Zealanders should have the right to self-defence to ward off offenders, New Zealand People’s Party Leader Roshan Nauhria has said. “The only way to put some fear into those offenders who attack retail operators including diaries, liquor shops, petrol stations and others is to allow them the power to defend themselves. Our Party does not accept…

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Working Families Pockets get another filling

Paula Bennett  Alongside (Prime Minister) Bill English, I proudly announced on Tuesday (August 29, 2017), National’s Parents and Newborns Package which gives more support to young New Zealand families – in addition to the extra $26 per week on average that we are putting into $1.3 million Working Families’ pockets. Delivering more to Kiwi families is only possible because of…

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