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  #3199346 23-Feb-2024 23:58
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  #3199347 24-Feb-2024 00:03
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"Achieved" as in "things the government cancelled" - some with no viable replacement or plan in place.





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  #3199355 24-Feb-2024 07:21
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Can’t believe the majority of kiwis voted this govt in who campaigned to do exactly what they are doing. I don’t know how they democratically got in power knowing that they are right leaning, they will do everything(read repeal/scrap/remove) to remove govt interference in the free market.

Can’t wait for next elections..



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  #3199361 24-Feb-2024 08:19
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I mean nobody can argue they aren't urgently and gleefully destroying everything they said they were going to destroy.





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  #3199366 24-Feb-2024 09:16
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Reddit: removing teaching on sexual consent

This one is hard to believe.

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  #3199386 24-Feb-2024 10:48
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Luxon wants to turn New Zealand into Alabama?
This does not look like Planet Key anymore.


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  #3199417 24-Feb-2024 12:41
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@gzt:

 

 

Reddit: removing teaching on sexual consent

 

 

This one is hard to believe.

 

 

Here’s exactly what students are required to learn in sex ed | The Spinoff

 

 

One of the promises in NZ First’s coalition agreement with National reads, “Refocus the curriculum on academic achievement and not ideology, including the removal and replacement of the gender, sexuality, and relationship-based education guidelines.” 

 





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  #3199601 24-Feb-2024 22:29
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https://www.1news.co.nz/2024/02/23/luxons-popularity-low-compared-to-other-first-term-pms/

 

Interesting to see Luxon's popularity at such a low level, especially considering that he modelled himself on his mentor, Key. Maybe it's because (some) voters think he's being told what to do by Peters and Seymour, rather than piloting the ship (mostly) by himself?


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  #3199610 24-Feb-2024 23:57
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quickymart: Maybe it's because (some) voters think he's being told what to do by Peters and Seymour, rather than piloting the ship (mostly) by himself?

 

I honestly think he's just weak in general and just seems unqualified. Like, reads word by word from queue cards, has repeated the same speech multiple times, just uses the same statements over and over again, blaming Labour for everything even if it wasn't them that did it in the first place etc etc.





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  #3199621 25-Feb-2024 00:58
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quickymart: Maybe it's because (some) voters think he's being told what to do by Peters and Seymour, rather than piloting the ship (mostly) by himself?

 

I honestly think he's just weak in general and just seems unqualified. Like, reads word by word from queue cards, has repeated the same speech multiple times, just uses the same statements over and over again, blaming Labour for everything even if it wasn't them that did it in the first place etc etc.

 

 

The 'buffet of buzzwords'. 





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  #3199660 25-Feb-2024 07:46
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michaelmurfy:

 

quickymart: Maybe it's because (some) voters think he's being told what to do by Peters and Seymour, rather than piloting the ship (mostly) by himself?

 

I honestly think he's just weak in general and just seems unqualified. Like, reads word by word from queue cards, has repeated the same speech multiple times, just uses the same statements over and over again, blaming Labour for everything even if it wasn't them that did it in the first place etc etc.

 

 

100%. He needs to reprint his campaign speeches, the pages are getting ragged


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  #3199662 25-Feb-2024 07:49
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Its like when he turns up to congratulate the firefighters, etc. Yes a leader should be doing that, but it just comes across as another photo shoot given his need to talk and not walk. 


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  #3201928 1-Mar-2024 10:41
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Ah, the party of "Let's find expenses cuts": Benefit mansion: Christopher Luxon claims $52k top-up to rent his own apartment - NZ Herald

 

 

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon appears to have ignored his own orders to the public service to find savings up up to 7.5 per cent from their budgets, quietly claiming an 11 per cent top up to his own $471,000 salary in the form of a $52,000 optional allowance.

 

The allowance is meant to pay for Luxon to find accommodation in Wellington. However, few prime ministers have claimed it - Luxon is the first in at least 34 years. Out-of-towners like Jacinda Ardern have opted to live in the prime minister’s official residence, Premier House, for free. Other prime ministers like Chris Hipkins and Bill English, were already based in Wellington.

 

English claimed an allowance but decided to pay it back after it was revealed he claimed nearly $1000 a week to live in his family home, which was officially deemed a ministerial residence.

 

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said Luxon was “claiming an accommodation allowance on his Wellington apartment in accordance with the rules”.

 

Luxon already owns an apartment in Wellington, where he lives when in the capital. It is one of seven properties owned by Luxon, all of which are held without mortgages according to Parliament’s pecuniary interests register. The $52,000 allowance will cover his costs while living in the apartment.

 

 

Or you know, he could do like Bill English and do not take it, since he (Luxon) owns a property here where he already lives in.

 

It's the hypocrisy. The disregard for everyone else's lives.

 

 





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Ah, the party of "Let's find expenses cuts": Benefit mansion: Christopher Luxon claims $52k top-up to rent his own apartment - NZ Herald

 

 

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon appears to have ignored his own orders to the public service to find savings up up to 7.5 per cent from their budgets, quietly claiming an 11 per cent top up to his own $471,000 salary in the form of a $52,000 optional allowance.

 

The allowance is meant to pay for Luxon to find accommodation in Wellington. However, few prime ministers have claimed it - Luxon is the first in at least 34 years. Out-of-towners like Jacinda Ardern have opted to live in the prime minister’s official residence, Premier House, for free. Other prime ministers like Chris Hipkins and Bill English, were already based in Wellington.

 

English claimed an allowance but decided to pay it back after it was revealed he claimed nearly $1000 a week to live in his family home, which was officially deemed a ministerial residence.

 

A spokesperson for the Prime Minister said Luxon was “claiming an accommodation allowance on his Wellington apartment in accordance with the rules”.

 

Luxon already owns an apartment in Wellington, where he lives when in the capital. It is one of seven properties owned by Luxon, all of which are held without mortgages according to Parliament’s pecuniary interests register. The $52,000 allowance will cover his costs while living in the apartment.

 

 

Or you know, he could do like Bill English and do not take it, since he (Luxon) owns a property here where he already lives in.

 

It's the hypocrisy. The disregard for everyone else's lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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