Join Massive’s Natasha Tziakis as she dissects New Zealand politics and offers her sharp and savvy opinion in this fortnightly column.
Kia ora guys, welcome to the last issue of Pinch of Politics for 2018. This year I have explored scandals, government happenings, and exactly how much of a mess David Seymour looked in sequins.
It’s been a rough couple of weeks for our Labour-led government with dismissals of staff, clashes within the coalition, and tens of thousands of dollars being splashed out for a return flight.
In an unexpected turn of events Phil Twyford, current Housing Minister, has put forward a proposal to change, abolish, and reform a “suite of rental law changes”.
The National Party has historically been regarded as relatively conservative and in turn, against any drug reform. However, it seems the National Party may be undergoing some radical changes.
It may be the end of The Opportunities Party, but hopefully it isn’t the end of idealistic policies, because those are the hard conversations we need to have.
The 2018 Budget was recently announced and it wasn't a big win for everyone.
Winston Peters is the sort of uncle that everyone clashes with ideologically at the annual family dinner - but you know the dinner wouldn't be the same without him.
Watching David Seymour dance on television will be fun for all of us. But we have to acknowledge his main job is a politician - not a slightly disappointing tango dancer.