Push or be pushed?

For me personally, February is a time to refocus; I am concerned about a number of issues, but I need to clarify for myself what is most important right now, aside of course, the referendum for the next New Zealand flag.  As a foreign policy watcher, I have notice a number of ‘pushes’: Syrian Civil…

Let’s build a better Auckland together

UnitedFuture Auckland’s campaign proposals have many supporters, it’s just that they may not realise it yet. At the time the Council rate was set, many commentators observed that the rating system is unfair. UnitedFuture Auckland believes the rating system needs reforming. But this week the stories are about public transport and its infrastructure. In last week’s NZ Herald…

Funding the Health Service

One of the more pointless but recurring debates, no matter which government is in office, relates to the level of spending on the public health system. Currently, Labour says there have been $1.7 billion of health cutbacks over the last five years, which National counters by pointing out that health spending has gone up by…