This beats the All Whites! It's a very rare event these days that New Zealand scores more kiwis than the rest of the world. Note where the big slide starts: November 2008 ;)
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
I’m looking forward to the following deal “informally mediated” by Joris:
- 1. [Hone Harawira and the Maori Party] would write a personal letter of apology to [Pakeha New Zealanders]
- 2. [Hone Harawira] would offer to meet with the [Leaders of the Pakeha community]
- 3. The Race Relations Commissioner would be invited to address a seminar for [Hone Harawira and the Maori Party (and any other MP)] on race relations
- 4. [The NZ Parliament and the Maori Party] would in general uphold the complaints it had received rather than contest them before [the NZ public]
- 5. [The Maori Party and Hone Harawira] would continue to look at ways to promote positive race relations in New Zealand
- 6. [The Maori Party] would adopt a new policy for its [MPs] who were in a position to lead and shape opinion, that judgments based solely on race, colour or creed were offensive and would not be tolerated.
- I especially love the last one. It would effectively leave the Maori Party without any policies left.
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Igor Popov, the deputy head of the presidential secretariat, said candidates from opposition parties would not have a level playing field trying to campaign if the flu outbreak is not brought under control, Itar-Tass reported.
“The flu epidemic drastically changed the course of the presidential election campaign, and the equal possibilities of presidential candidates and voting rights of citizens were called into question,” Popov said. “The ban on public events affected opposition candidates, while candidates in office could still visit sites under quarantine and meet with their voters and the media. That is discrimination.”
The first-round election is now scheduled for Jan. 17, 2010, but Popov said it could be delayed until May 30."Trancy is a very good resource for anyone worried about or interested in the pandemic, what effect it is having, or where it's headed.