As we learned with dismay about the calamities taking place in far-away Ukraine, at the port city of Odessa where dozens of pro-Russian activists sought refuge in the local trade union building after being attacked by a mob of armed Ukrainian Nazis. The union building was surrounded by the Nazis and their supporters, whereupon the ugly mob proceeded to firebomb the building. Dozens of activists were burned alive while others jumped to their deaths in an effort to escape the flames. More
07 May 2014 Leave a comment
Election will be close: English
National’s supporters are too complacent about the September election and need to be aware of the opposition’s chances of grasping victory, the Deputy Prime Minister says.
While National’s support remains well ahead of that of Labour its almost total lack of significant support partners could allow a wide ranging coalition to govern with only small changes in support, opinion polls suggest. More
06 May 2014 10 Comments
The election inches nearer, and Susan Cullen plans her attack on September 20 against the incumbent Nanaia Mahuta from Labour.
It is obvious that Cullen, despite her millions, hasn’t got a chance to unseat Mahuta from the peasant-ridden Hauraki-Waikato electorate. The best that the Maori Party can do is have a stab at the electorate votes. We’ll say that the move to bring in Cullen is really about making her feel important and she brings a ton of cash to the table.
Of course… these days more than ever politics is about friends with benefits.
Maori Party has a Mahuta strategy
The Maori Party’s newly-selected candidate for Hauraki-Waikato has fired the first shot in the battle for the seat.
06 May 2014 10 Comments
A week is a long time in politics. The saying rings true as the Maori Party, who were critical of the Mana Movement’s involvement with millionaire Kim Dotcom’s Internet Party conjure up a millionaire of their own.
Our friends called, asking the question “Who is Susan Cullen?”
Let us fill you in…
She’s a rich b1tch who rorted a massive $74.2 million during her stint at the Wananga o Aotearoa. Of course it is no coincidence either that her father, Rongo Wetere, was the Wananga’s ‘big cheese’ at the time —no coincidence at all. (like a Tui’s ad, yeah right!)
Of course, one wonders about the size of the kickbacks received by Mr Wetere while he was raining down buckets of cash all over his own daughter —that must have have been astounding!
The Maori king was so impressed by Cullen’s ability to rip off an organization at such a scale that he convinced Cullen to serve as a director on his own shonky charity, the Ururangi Trust, and help him to rip off the Tainui tribe in similar fashion.
She did take a seat on his board, but the Maori king’s propensity to lose large sums of cash astounded even her. She gave the king a nice excuse and quit the job after just 3 months.
Now the Maori Party have taken her on for the upcoming election. Lets see how that goes —it might be amusing. More
05 May 2014 1 Comment
Spoiled rotten… the kid has been off the rails for years… lets hope he can pull it all together and be done with this phase of his life. All it takes is a bit of humility. Being surrounded by Morgan, Whakaruru, and co, does not help either the king or his kid.
Korotangi Paki 18, is the Maori king’s middle child —his siblings are an older brother, and a younger sister.
05 May 2014 2 Comments
TVNZ: Maori King’s ‘off the rails’ son admits burglary
The son of the Maori King has fronted up in court today and admitted charges of burglary and theft – behaviour that has devastated his father.
This morning name suppression was lifted for Korotangi Paki, who is charged with three other men of breaking into an East Coast property and taking some surfboards earlier this year.
04 May 2014 1 Comment
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