Hide on Auckland Transport Rodney Hide writes in the HoS: My research led me to Wellingtonian Tony Randle, who spent months trying to get the analysis underpinning the 2010 Rail Business Case, succeeding only after a complaint to the Ombudsman. Once Tony got hold of the analysis he found: 1. Basic spreadsheet errors. The spreadsheet fails to calculate the [...]
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.
Hide on how Governments hurt the poor Rodney Hide in the HoS describes 10 ways Government policies hurt poor people: The Government funds the very best schools for rich kids’ education. The price of entry is the cost of a house that’s “in-zone”. Poor families can’t afford it. They are locked out of decent schools and their kids are consigned to third-rate [...]
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 complains National too soft on Shearer Rodney Hide writes in the HoS: The frightening part for Labour leader David Shearer forgetting to declare his $50,000-plus offshore bank account is National’s response: next to nothing. The Prime Minister said simply that Shearer’s memory lapse was “unfortunate”. Unfortunate? That’s scary. The usual political playbook is straightforward: 1. Make the account suspicious; 2. Keep [...]
Rodney says auction the unemployed on trade Me! Rodney Hide in NBR writes: We have 50,000 people on the unemployment benefit and plenty of work that needs doing. The 50,000 represent 1000 years of work that doesn’t get done each and every week. The waste is horrific. The waste follows from the failure to match the unemployed to the jobs that need doing [...]