Showing posts from October, 2017

61 Ministerial Positions In The New Zealand Government

And here there are in order of Most are inside the cabinet, some are out - I don't know which will be which in the newly appointed 2017+ Government. Prime Minister Minister of National Security and Intelligence Deputy Prime Minister Minister of State Services Minister for Women Minister of Tourism Minister of Police Minister for Climate Change Issues Minister of Finance Minister of Infrastructure Minister of Foreign Affairs Minister for Economic Development Minister of Transport Minister for Communications Minister of Justice Minister for Courts Minister for Social Housing Minister of Health Minister for Sport and Recreation Attorney General Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister of Immigration Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety Minister for ACC Minister for Children Minister for Social Development Minister of Local Government Minister for Primary Industries Minister of Ci

MMP: Don't Let Yourself Be Split

This perfectly valid MMP result is still confusing and clearly "unfair", "gamed", or "bulshit" as it causes a lot of anger amongst many. It will take time for the FPP mentality to fade away and so be kind to those struggling with this change. It is NOT a competition, despite what anyone will tell you - there are no winners or losers, there is a bunch of people sitting in Parliament trying to work out how to ensure NZ is safe, prosperous and fair. Check out the Committee work to see how Parliament truly works and not the bun fight at PM Question Time or the hangers-on "reporting". And definitely don't pay credence to anyone that is blinded by dogma. If you are goaded into a "them" vs "us" discussion question where people are putting the split - Miramar v Wellington, South Island v North Island, union v league, urban v country, people v companies, humanity v aliens, you v the person, gang v gang, male v female ... Find

Me too

It's no use being called brave, as I was recently, unless I do things that make my breathing shallow, my chest tight and my heart race a little. As many of you will have seen on  Facebook , and on  Twitter  and possibly many other on-line places, there is a LOT of "Me too" posts from women. These are women from all walks of life, all ages, all work types, all economic circumstances, in or out of relationships, and from all over the world. That's what I'm seeing from my friends on Facebook, so I know. In fact, as I look at that FB search, it's almost EVERY SINGLE WOMAN I am FB friends with. Every. Single. One. The "Me too" posts come in light of the amazing women who have recently called out a powerful movie producer for disgusting behaviour towards them and other women. It is not a one-off though. with previous reports of repulsive behaviour going back decades including people at the BBC, comedians on TV, US Presidents and I'm sure in the