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How much do we care about political party posturing #NZ

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### New Zealand Herald 6 Aug, 2017 11:34am
The PM has ‘the personality of a rock’: Labour’s deputy goes on the attack
Nicholas Jones – political reporter
Davis appeared along with new Labour leader Jacinda Ardern on TVNZ’s Q+A programme this morning.

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John Oliver on Eminem vs National #LastWeekTonight

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### tvnz.co.nz Published: 7:34AM Tuesday September 23, 2014
US show mocks NZ over accent and National’s Eminem stoush
Source: ONE News
A British comedian has taken aim at an issue the National Party faced during its political campaign. In a clip posted on YouTube, John Oliver, who hosts the US show The Last Week Tonight, says New Zealand has re-elected Prime Minister John Key on Saturday, “despite a turbulent campaign with a major scandal that engulfed him earlier this week”. He then plays a ONE News clip, in which Wendy Petrie says: “Rap superstar Eminem’s become the latest to take pot shots at our Government.”
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● 16.9.14 Eminem sues National Party
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Eminem sues National Party

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National Party sued over Eminem copyright infringement
By Kurt Bayer, APNZ reporter – Christchurch
US rapper Eminem is suing the National Party for allegedly breaching copyright by using his song Lose Yourself in its campaign advertisements. The Detroit-based publishers of Eminem’s copyrights have filed proceedings in the High Court at Wellington today. Eight Mile Style, LLC and Martin Affiliated, LLC are seeking damages for copyright infringement against the New Zealand National Party. The proceedings stem from allegations that unauthorised use has been made of Eminem’s Grammy and Academy Award winning song Lose Yourself in election campaign advertising run by the National Party in the lead up to the general election.
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Lawyers for Eminem also sued Apple over a licensing issue relating to Lose Yourself in 2009.

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Eminem – Lose Yourself (Official Music Video)
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The Moment of Truth

On the National-led Government of New Zealand: “You’re dealing with a government that has systemic issues of political corruption.” –Bob Amsterdam, Dotcom’s lawyer (TV1’s Q+A)

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John Key PM, plus and minus

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Key’s inch-by-inch retreat to the point where his imagined leftwing conspiracy turned into a rightwing one and he had to sack — sorry, accept the resignation of — Judith Collins has reflected a trading-floor culture, not the disciplined executive management required of a modern prime minister.

Our democracy is still in far better shape than that of the United States, a country Key fawns over. And Key is generally a man of goodwill and decency. If he gets a third term, he could, with guidance from his Deputy Prime Minister, retrieve his democratic authority.

‘The health pillar of good government’ (2.9.14) at http://www.colinjames.co.nz/the-health-pillar-of-good-government/

● Colin James is a social and political commentator.

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Dunedin, ‘small government’ —Calvert

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### ODT Online Wed, 17 Jul 2013
City where the real world meets the hypothetical
By Hilary Calvert
OPINION We heard through the Otago Daily Times that Dunedin must prepare for life in a changing world through an energy plan. Apparently, according to the Dunedin City Council, we need a plan to boost our ability to adapt to future change and to take advantage of economic opportunities in a changing energy context. We also must save costs and enhance quality of life resulting from energy-efficient improvements and reduce our climate change and environmental effects.
Currently, our debt is unsustainable, and it is likely, with the good job Paul Orders has been doing, we have reduced spending as much as we usefully can without making some hard decisions. We have high debt, rates running at much more than the CPI increase, which funds many households, and little understanding, it would appear, of the economic reality within which we are operating.

The council does not have capital sitting around looking for inspirational or aspirational projects to back.

Throughout New Zealand, a new group has been formed called Affordablecity. The basic idea of Affordablecity is that each candidate, or each local party with these ideas, agrees to support five core principles:

1. Lower rates.
2. Balanced budgets.
3. Making housing affordable.
4. Spending only on the basics.
5. Restoring private property rights.

They are also focused on core activities of councils, as described in section 11A of the Local Government Act; namely infrastructure, public transport, sewage, avoidance or mitigation of natural hazards, and libraries, museums reserves etc.
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● Hilary Calvert is a Dunedin resident with an interest in small government.

[Does she mean ‘local government’? But hey! there’s nothing small about Dunedin, right? We’re “punching above our weight”, say the Old Boys.]

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What 48 per cent of voters said…

The coalition or confidence and supply partners will be a bit smaller, but the Prime Minister will be determined to seek to work with all three of those parties.

### stuff.co.nz Last updated 12:49 27/11/2011
Key starts government talks
By Tracy Watkins, Kate Chapman, Andrea Vance and Sarah Harvey
National Party deputy leader Bill English and senior Cabinet minister Gerry Brownlee are on their way up to John Key’s Parnell home in Auckland today as talks to put together a government gather steam. English and Brownlee will join Key and senior MP Murray McCully. They will discuss what’s on the table in coalition talks today and over the next few days. National’s campaign manager Steven Joyce this morning said the next government was going to look “quite similar” to the last one, with the Maori Party, ACT and United Future all crucial in the final make-up.
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2011 General Election Preliminary Results

Preliminary results for the 2011 General Election and advance voting for the Referendum on the Voting System (via Electoral Commission website)

• The preliminary results are based on the 2,014,334 votes counted on election night.
• Special declaration votes still to be counted are estimated at 240,247 (10.7% of total votes). This includes an estimated 19,527 overseas votes.
• The total estimated votes (those counted on election night plus estimated special votes to be counted) is 2,254,581.
• Voter turnout for the 2011 General Election is estimated to be 73.83% of those enrolled as at 5pm Friday 25 November. This compares with a final 79.46% turnout of those enrolled in 2008.

A summary of all party votes, electorate votes and advance votes is available on www.electionresults.govt.nz. The website also shows the probable distribution of seats by party as calculated by the St Lague formula. Preliminary results by polling place for each electorate will also be available on the site.

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