Hide resigns as Act leader Rodney Hide has resigned as ACT leader, endorsing former
National leader Don Brash to take his place.
Now for the post-coup turbulence The political landscape
stretching predictably out before the November 26 election
with barely a wrinkle in sight just got more interesting - or
at least unpredictable.
Sarah Cohen teachers' passion impresses Hide Associate Education Minister Rodney Hide may not have made a
funding announcement but having the opportunity to talk to
him was enough for staff and parents of Sara Cohen School
Hide on Harre’s hypocrisy Rodney Hide wrote at NBR: I am worried about Laila Harré: having dropped any pretence of principle she now finds hypocrisy addictive. There’s no other explanation. She should have OD’d by now, but no, she just keeps loading it up. Her latest dose is to assert property rights in Green Party policy. That’s right. That’s […]
Hide on unions and Labour Rodney Hide writes: The true donations scandal in New Zealand politics was reported this week without comment. It’s the Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union’s $60,000 donation to Labour. The EPMU is one of the six unions affiliated to Labour. The affiliated unions pay fees and fund the Party through donations. The donations and fees total […]
Hide on Labour and Liu Rodney Hide writes: Deny, deny, deny. Attack, attack, attack. That’s been Labour’s response to businessman Donghua Liu claiming he donated tens of thousands of dollars to the Party. Labour’s strategy is risky. It is challenging Liu’s honesty and integrity. He’s no doubt feeling aggrieved. The danger for Labour is that Liu produces documents, witnesses and […]
Hide on Internet Mana Rodney Hide writes: I used to think politics was all about achieving good government. That proved invariably disappointing. These days, politics is no longer my responsibility. I’m happy if it just proves interesting. That’s why I am for the Internet-Mana Party. They’re the best entertainment in years. If they were a parody they would be […]