Key makes way for “Crisis Colin”

Key makes way for “Crisis Colin”

If you missed it late last year, let me remind you. Prime Min­is­ter John Key cel­eb­rated his five years in office in a very, very odd way. In his ‘one-on-one’ inter­views with Press Gal­lery journ­al­ists, he ser­i­ously talked up the Con­ser­vat­ive Party and its lead­er, Colin Craig. Key basic­ally invited someone else to the party and […]

Pork Barrel 2014

Pork Barrel 2014

Wel­come to Elec­tion 2014, where every­one has soon for­got­ten about the per­ils of the recent glob­al reces­sion and the hous­ing mar­ket col­lapse. 2014 is sud­denly awash with cash again – just a few tender years after we were bor­row­ing more than $300 mil­lion a week to sur­vive as a coun­try. There’s one simple reas­on for […]

The Good, the Bad and the Adultery

The Good, the Bad and the Adultery

The polit­ic­al year of 2013 is com­ing to an end – it’s time to look back. First, the good. My three win­ners are: Dav­id Cun­liffe If patience is a vir­tue, then Cun­liffe picks up the prize. Ban­ished from the class two years ago for dis­loy­alty, he hid in the bushes and kept quiet. When the caucus […]

Cunliffe drags Labour into the game

Cunliffe drags Labour into the game

Dav­id Cun­liffe should have been made Labour’s lead­er two years ago. We won’t dwell on why he wasn’t. You all know why. The Any­­one-But-Cun­­liffe club was so anti-Cun­­liffe they chose a man woe­fully out of his depth in Dav­id Shear­er and hoped he might be OK. He wasn’t. It was a dis­aster. And Labour lost two […]

Is Auckland world class?

Is Auckland world class?

On TV3’s The Vote recently, Auck­land thespi­an Oliv­er Driver claimed his beloved city was now truly “world class”. He then yelped the evid­ence: “Bey­on­cé is com­ing for a con­cert! So it must be world class to attract her.” I’ve been think­ing about his com­ments since. It’s true Auck­land is New Zealand’s only city of real […]

In defence of me

In defence of me

I tweeted recently sug­gest­ing that Dav­id Shear­er would soon be rolled as Labour’s lead­er. This may or may not have happened by the time this issue of Fish­Head goes to print. I said Shear­er faced a lead­er­ship coup and a let­ter of no con­fid­ence was cir­cu­lat­ing his MPs. When I did that it cre­ated a shit-storm. […]