Friday, 10 June 2011

Roy Morgan Political Poll: 10 June 2011

It looks like the latest Roy Morgan Poll could be a rogue one with support for the Nats down around 4% overall. It is important to watch the trend of polls over the last 3 years and they have been consistently well above 50%:

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Poll shows support for Prime Minister John Key’s National-led Government is at 53.5% (down 4%). Support for Key’s National Party is 49% (down 4%), the Maori Party 2.5% (up 0.5%), ACT NZ 1.5% (down 0.5%) and United Future 0.5% (unchanged).

Support for Opposition Parties is at 46.5% (up 4%) – Labour Party 36% (up 8%), Greens 6.5%, (down 3.5%), New Zealand First 2.5% (down 0.5%), Progressive Party 0% (down 0.5%) and Others 1.5% (up 0.5%).

If a National Election were held today the National Party would easily be returned to Government.

The latest New Zealand Roy Morgan Government Confidence Rating has risen 0.5 points to 127 with 55% (down 1.5%) of New Zealanders saying New Zealand is ‘heading in the right direction’ compared to 28% (down 2%) that say New Zealand is ‘heading in the wrong direction.’

Full New Zealand Voting Results

Full poll here.

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Darren Hughes Saga: Lies and Cover-ups

Who believes Darren Hughes is squeaky clean over his late night, drunken, naked tryst with a young boy? Something unlawful cannot be proven but this incident DID happen, and it is at the very least grubby and untoward of somebody who might some day be representing others as a politician.


Most of us knew where there was smoke there was fire except the deluded, false, moral free left, who are backing him to the hilt. The victim of Hughes affections, the young boy he put the hard word on, has been labeled as a liar and a person not to be trusted. This accusation is one that fits Hughes, not the young boy.

So Mr Hughes has been lying from the beginning over this incident and as the police are not able to prove anything illegal happened Hughes has taken that as vindication of his innocence and in a statement 2 days ago pointed the finger at the boy.

The public must remember he has a history of drunkenness and loose behavior and the incident with this young lad, while not illegal, has vicious shades of influence from an older experienced man who the victim looked up to and if the victim was female there just may have been a different outcome from the police investigation.

I wonder if the complainant might like to undertake a private prosecution or at the very least do some sort of media assault?

Darren needs to come clean about what happened before it comes out some other way. It was a filthy, nasty night that ended in one persons reputation being ruined and another backpedaling as fast as he can to cover his well padded arse.


Darren Hughes @ Political Animal



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Friday, 3 June 2011

What Was I Thinking: A Memoir - By Paul Henry


Paul Henry has a new book out just to pee off all those who swept him under the carpet. It sound like a blast.

From the man whose outrageous comments on TV divided the country, and almost caused an international incident, comes this very funny memoir. Packed with stories from his eventful childhood and his long and adventurous career in journalism, this is a gripping, often hilarious and always entertaining read. It gives a fascinating insight into the complex character of Paul Henry. 'He's surprising - he doesn't subscribe to any expected set of beliefs, he's an individual with contradictory opinions.' 'He's bold - he set himself up as an international news correspondent working out of his Masterton lounge, watching CNN and jetting off to the latest hotspot. He's talked himself into getting interviews with people as diverse as Peter Ustinov and the Prime Minister of Malaysia; he was there for the funerals of Diana and Mother Theresa; he's been thrown into jail in Iraq.' 'He's versatile - starting with drama school, then broadcasting at the BBC, head of Radio NZ, standing for parliament against Georgina Beyer, international correspondent - as well as protesting at Mururoa and running an antique shop and his own radio station.' 'He's entertaining - a natural-born story teller who spins a great yarn, and who says, 'I'll apologise for hurting people's feelings but I'll never apologise for being outrageous.'

About the Author

Paul Henry was the host of TV One's popular Breakfast show until late 2010 when he resigned following outrageous comments about the NZ Governor General and the Delhi Chief Minister.


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Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Campaign Against Auckland Rail Expansion

Lens Brown's proposal for a underground rail loop for Auckland a new line out to the airport and rail over the bridge is unaffordable, inefficient, underestimated in its costs and will lose money from now until the cows come home. It will lead to massive rate hikes for years to come to pay for the ongoing costs for little or no gain. Lets put pressure on Len and his council who are doing this for political reasons rather than practical ones.

Join the Campaign Against Auckland Rail Expansion Facebook Group and lets put some pressure on Len and his mates who will forever saddle Aucklanders and their children with billions of dollars of rail related debt for something that will never work for Aucklanders as a public transport solution.


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