A new government model for Southland?

The Southland District Council is one of seventy-eight councils in New Zealand. In 2002 the Labour-led Government rewrote local government legislation, to streamline the Local Government Act into a modern version. This meant that the purpose of local government, as stated in section 10 of the Local Government Act, was to enable democratic decision making […]

Scapegoating the young and poor (again)

It is interesting that Christopher Luxon reverted to some very old themes in his speech to the National Party faithful at the weekend. The major theme (apart from how good, how perfect, how “humming” the National Party caucus now is) (I wonder what tune they are humming) (“another one bites the dust”, perhaps)…. Sorry start […]