NZ First

The Greens were getting ahead of themselves with their offer to Labour to campaign as a coalition government in waiting, and Labour was right to reject the offer.

Winston’s right. When a party publicly offers to collaborate with another party and there’s no agreement behind the scenes, that’s not a friendly gesture - that’s an attack.

John Key is claiming that the party with the most seats after the next election has a "moral mandate" to govern. Well, you would expect him to think that, wouldn't you?

It seems like I haven't been the only one to take the by-election result in Ikaroa-Rāwhiti as an open invite to speculate wildly on the possible outcome of a general election to be held in some 18 months.

Admit it -- you'd never heard of NZ First MP Richard Prosser till the Wogistan debacle. Now he is a household name. Plus Ralph Stewart's payout and Novopay.

A week ago I wrote a blog about Parliament, noting that what went on there was mostly theatre – a “game” – and the content of what was said there was not to be taken too seriously. In one sense what Richard Prosser MP said last week confirmed this; the content of his statement about young Muslim males and “Wogistan” was such nonsense that only a fool could take this guy seriously.

Supreme Court decision in James Mason case nothing to do with s59 law change; NZ First heading backwards, with support for Family First's demands. Time to give it up, Bob.

The s59 law change hit the headlines again yesterday by default, with the Supreme Court overturning Christchurch man James Mason’s conviction for assaulting his four year old boy by pulling his ear and punching him.

Two Chinese men sentenced to death for role in SanLu milk scandal; John Key freezes MPs' pay; ACC spending on alternative therapies questioned; Winston Peters stays with NZ First--for now; Russell Crowe to appear on Australian stamps; and more

Two Chinese men have been sentenced to death for their part in the SanLu tainted milk scandal, reports the Herald.