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Radio NZ: Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams – 23 December 2013

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– Politics on Nine To Noon –

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– Monday 23 December 2013 –

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– Kathryn Ryan, with Matthew Hooton & Mike Williams –

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Today on Politics on Nine To Noon,

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Click to Listen: Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams ( 25′ 22″  )

This week:

Looking back on the year that was in politics…

  • Party polls
  • David Shearer
  • Economic growth
  • Smaller political parties
  • Kim Dotcom
  • Asset sales
  • Peter Dunne, Andrea Vance
  • Len Brown
  • GCSB
  • John Banks
  • Corporate welfare, Tiwai Point, film industry, “Muldoonery”, Commerce Commission, Meridian
  • Solid Energy, Auditor General investigation
  • NZ Power
  • Labour, David Cunliffe
  • Year of the Women

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Letter to the editor: Brewer refuses to accept responsibility

23 December 2013 1 comment

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FROM:     "f.macskasy" 
SUBJECT: Letters to the editor
DATE:      Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:44:06 +1300
TO:       NZ Herald ,<letters@herald.co.nz>

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The Editor
NZ Herald

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Right wing Auckland Councillor, Cameron Brewer seems to be
squirming, as his own "lapse" in not declaring freebies from
SkyCity and a free trip to Australia, is made public.

Brewer's latest  excuse, that councillors have been "poorly
advised about the rules"; demanding that the code of conduct
rules on declaring gifts and interests is "cleared up"; and
blaming council staff for "not making declarations easily
accessible to ratepayers" - is simply a pathetic attempt at
buck-passing.

Oh, of course, it's someone else' fault.

As per course, Right Wing politicians do not accept
responsibility. Ever. Just ask the Prime Minister, who is
reknowned - now internationally - for his regular bouts of
memory lapses and "brain fades".

-Frank Macskasy
(Address & phone number supplied)

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References

Radio NZ: Brewer defends actions over trip

Huffington Post: New Zealand’s Leader Questioned Over Apartheid Amnesia

 

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2013 – Ongoing jobless tally

23 December 2013 23 comments

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Continued from: 2013 – More redundancies…

So by the numbers, for this year,

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

See also

Reported Job Losses

(Nice to see Interest.Co.Nz following my lead in recording job losses around the country!)

Current unemployment statistics

June 2013 Quarter

June 2013 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000) (Percent)
Employed 2,242 +0.4 +0.7
Unemployed 153 +3.7 -5.1
Not in the labour force 1,127 0.0 +2.2
Working-age population 3,523 +0.4 +0.9
(Percent) (Percentage points)
Employment rate 63.6 -0.1 -0.2
Unemployment rate 6.4 +0.2 -0.4
Labour force participation rate 68.0 +0.1 -0.4

All figures are seasonally adjusted.  Source: Statistics New Zealand

September 2013 Quarter

September 2013 quarter Quarterly change Annual change
(000) (Percent)
Employed 2,272 +1.2 +2.4
Unemployed 150 -2.6 -13.1
Not in the labour force 1,109 -1.5 +0.5
Working-age population 3,531 +0.2 +1.1
(Percent) (Percentage points)
Employment rate 64.4 +0.7 +0.9
Unemployment rate 6.2 -0.2 -1.0
Labour force participation rate 68.6 +0.5 +0.2

All figures are seasonally adjusted.  Source: Statistics New Zealand

 

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