Maybe some stranger will look up a dream dictionary to check out what my whole life revealed about their inner conflicts: ‘Dream about painting bloody faces’, ‘dreamt I was a lesbian’, ‘black skinny jeans’.
Do you ever wonder if your life is just a dream and one day you’ll be doing something mundane and familiar and bang you’re suddenly waking up as someone else sweating in a bed and the memories of your whole life till then are fading by the second into hazy dream imagery.
An email that purports to show Prime Minister John Key was involved in a plan to get internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom into NZ so he could then be extradited to the US has been released - New Zealand Herald
The National government refused to pay compensation to the families of the Pike River mining disaster, an event which ultimately occurred because the 1992 National government disestablished check inspectors in mines and relaxed safety other rules
Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee (National) has had his decisions relating to Red Zones, land clearances repeatedly questioned and overturned in court. A 2013 report criticised the EQC for “inconsistency in information and processes, and long periods without specific information from EQC about their claim”.
Former Justice Minister Judith Collins (National) was forced to resign after questions were raised about her potentially undermining the Serious Fraud Office. Collins was the minister responsible for the Serious Fraud Office. She was also widely criticised for leaking personal information about a public servant which lead to the man receiving death threats. John Key refused to fire her even after giving her a “last last chance”. Previously, she had been criticised for seeking out favourable treatment from Chinese border officials for her husband’s company Oravida, a serious conflict of interest.
Jason Ede, a National Party staffer who worked for Prime Minister John Key and was paid with public money, accessed a Labour Party computer database without permission – an act which is potentially illegal and carries a possible prison sentence of 2 years.
Senior staff in John Key’s office are being investigated after SIS documents were declassified and given to blogger Cameron Slater in order to attack then-Labour leader Phil Goff.
John Key has admitted to speaking regularly on the phone with Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater
Former Justice Minister Judith Collins is a close friend of Cameron Slater
Despite 67.3% of New Zealanders voting against asset sales in a nationwide referendum, the National Government went ahead with asset sales anyway. The privatisation of electricity companies has not seen a reduction in power prices. Instead, power prices have been rising - up 27 percent since 2008 according to some figures.
The National government’s ally in parliament John Banks (Act), was forced to resign after he was found guilty of electoral fraud. The resignation left the electoral seat of Epsom empty. National had urged National Party voters to elect John Banks in the 2011 election. They are urging National voters to elect the Act Party again in Epsom this year.
TLDR; The current New Zealand government has been doing some incredibly dirty, dodgy and disgusting things and this is our chance to change it.
Voting this election could mean the difference between people having access to basic necessities or continuing to go without, it could be the difference between the destruction of our beautiful natural environment for short-term financial gains and, on a more personal note, it could be the difference between me being able to finish my studies or not.