Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 16
3344 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1089

Trusted
Vocus

  Reply # 1682491 5-Dec-2016 13:35
One person supports this post
Send private message

evnafets:

 

So nothing at all to do with Hayley Holt announcing she will run against him in his Helensville electorate for the Green Party. 

 

 

You're kidding, right?

 

IMO it's obviously family related.  Maybe someone is very ill, or it has just gotten too much and this is a good time to pull the pin.


Banana?
4582 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1129

Subscriber

  Reply # 1682492 5-Dec-2016 13:35
2 people support this post
Send private message

Sad news. I hope he will be remembered as a good Prime Minister (even by those that don't vote National).

 

He has some real sh*t to deal with during his time - 3 earthquakes, the GFC, Pike River off the top of my head.

 

Time to have some family time, and a nice private Christmas.


 
 
 
 


716 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 218


  Reply # 1682493 5-Dec-2016 13:35
Send private message

The election of a successor will be difficult -

 

 

 

Bill English, probably "qualified" for the job but has limited appeal outside of business circles.

 

Judith Collins - Previously stripped of her portfolio, now seems to be back in vogue, probably too polarising.

 

One from a little left field - Amy Adams. She has been a lot more "front and centre" with JK in press conferences etc and she seems to do a decent enough job of her portfolios, don't duck for cover and doesn't put up with crap. She may have broad enough appeal (and getting a woman elected to the job wouldn't hurt Nationals chances with female voters). She will be good to stand against Jacinta Ardern when she rolls Angry Andrew after the next labour defeat


653 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 87

Trusted

  Reply # 1682494 5-Dec-2016 13:39
One person supports this post
Send private message

Pumpedd:

evnafets:

 

Main reason appears to be "It's time to pass the baton" 

 

 

 

So nothing at all to do with Hayley Holt announcing she will run against him in his Helensville electorate for the Green Party. 

 

 

 

 

Cant'e believe anyone would even think that he would resign cause of this...amazing assumption.

 

 

Pretty sure they were joking.




Glurp
9273 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4306

Subscriber

  Reply # 1682496 5-Dec-2016 13:45
4 people support this post
Send private message

Not a fan but I have nothing bad to say about him now he is going. At least the election will be interesting.

 

 





I reject your reality and substitute my own. - Adam Savage
 


14570 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1936


  Reply # 1682497 5-Dec-2016 13:46
Send private message

I was thinking A few months ago, that if he was going to resign , now would be the time to do it, as it gives the new leader, most likely English, a lot of time to regroup the party for the election. The thing is that he needed to resign for a lot of changes to be made, as he did promise that things such as retirement age wouldn't be changed under his leadership. I guess those sorts of things are now open. Ther is also now a lot more pressure on him, over things like the property bubble and unaffordable house prices, th growing gap between the rich and working class etc. IMO he has done a valid job, and it is probably one of the worst and thankless jobs in NZ in a lot of ways. But also very rewarding too. But it was time to go because there are a lot of changes that need to be done, as the current system in NZ is not working. Housing is the number one problem in NZ, and it needs changes to the amount of immigrants we are letting in, stopping overseas people buying housing stock, creating competition in the building materials market to name but a few.

7776 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 4146


  Reply # 1682498 5-Dec-2016 13:46
2 people support this post
Send private message

That's gobsmacking news.

 

I don't think there's any doubt that through assorted crises since he was elected, he's led an extremely stable government.  They usually start to fall apart in the third term - he's held it together.  Many examples elsewhere of liberal democracies with leadership issues which NZ evaded, especially post-GFC.

 

You probably can rationalise timing of the announcement to settle-in a new PM and candidate for election 2017, but I'd be very surprised if something else isn't behind his resignation.  National will have a real job on their hands finding a replacement with Key's popular appeal. Bill E?  Nah - I don't think so.


19154 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5579

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1682500 5-Dec-2016 13:50
Send private message

BlakJak:
Pumpedd:

 

evnafets:

 

Main reason appears to be "It's time to pass the baton" 

 

 

 

So nothing at all to do with Hayley Holt announcing she will run against him in his Helensville electorate for the Green Party. 

 

 

 

 

Cant'e believe anyone would even think that he would resign cause of this...amazing assumption.

 

Pretty sure they were joking.

 

Yes seemed like a joke to me.

 

Being the end of a long hard year, it seems some people might be being a little over sensitive and or lost their sense of humor :) 

 

 


14570 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1936


  Reply # 1682502 5-Dec-2016 13:51
Send private message

Fred99:

That's gobsmacking news.


I don't think there's any doubt that through assorted crises since he was elected, he's led an extremely stable government.  They usually start to fall apart in the third term - he's held it together.  Many examples elsewhere of liberal democracies with leadership issues which NZ evaded, especially post-GFC.


You probably can rationalise timing of the announcement to settle-in a new PM and candidate for election 2017, but I'd be very surprised if something else isn't behind his resignation.  National will have a real job on their hands finding a replacement with Key's popular appeal. Bill E?  Nah - I don't think so.



They are very passive and go with the flow. That isn't always good though, as it means they can be very slow to adapt to changes which are needed. I however don't think NZ would have been any worse off under another party during this time, as NZ Is very stable politically.

13728 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6448

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1682503 5-Dec-2016 13:52
4 people support this post
Send private message

Bill English is a good finance minister and deputy PM but he should stay in those roles.




Mike
Retired IT Manager. 
The views stated in my posts are my personal views and not that of any other organisation.

 

 Mac user, Windows curser, Chrome OS desired.

 

A Tiger in Africa, probably escaped from the Zoo.

 

 


4647 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2618

Trusted

  Reply # 1682504 5-Dec-2016 13:53
Send private message

I don't blame him. Who'd want to be in the public eye as much as someone like a PM all the time? The personal cost must be very high. How many of us could or would do the job?

 

I've had no real problems with him personally as PM since he took over from Helen.


2762 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 720


  Reply # 1682505 5-Dec-2016 13:53
Send private message

his wife asked him to resign , sounds like she might have said it's me and the family or politics ,  he chose family.





Common sense is not as common as you think.


19154 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 5579

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1682506 5-Dec-2016 13:56
Send private message

vexxxboy:

 

his wife asked him to resign , sounds like she might have said it's me and the family or politics ,  he chose family.

 

 

I'd imagine he wouldn't have needed an ultimatum that strong. She could have just said "Hey, I am struggling, would you consider resigning" and he has. 


133 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 43


Reply # 1682508 5-Dec-2016 13:57
One person supports this post
Send private message

networkn:

 

BlakJak:
Pumpedd:

 

evnafets:

 

Main reason appears to be "It's time to pass the baton" 

 

 

 

So nothing at all to do with Hayley Holt announcing she will run against him in his Helensville electorate for the Green Party. tongue-out

 

 

 

 

Cant'e believe anyone would even think that he would resign cause of this...amazing assumption.

 

Pretty sure they were joking.

 

Yes seemed like a joke to me.

 

Being the end of a long hard year, it seems some people might be being a little over sensitive and or lost their sense of humor :) 

 

 

 

 

Confirming that my above comment was being made with tongue firmly in cheek. I just thought it was an amusing coincidence.  

 

I guess I should have added a smiley to remove any confusion.  

 

 


Mad Scientist
19636 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2605

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 1682509 5-Dec-2016 13:58
Send private message

Main reason will be "I can't be stuffed running a campaign for a General Election" - you know how difficult that is?





Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | ... | 16
Filter this topic showing only the reply marked as answer View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.