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Old January 19th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #21
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Yeah broken bones so much pain!

I though he was a trooper to carry on with his official duties not actually realising he'd broken it in two places.

I broken my clavicle and it hurt so much I cried and cried. I was 11 but.

And I wonder if breaking his arm at Chinese New Year function could be an inauspicious thing.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 09:08 AM   #22
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His right arm as well!!! When Helen tripped in the mall, was the first hand to cushion her fall the left one?
She didn't break her arm though does that mean the left is more resilient than the right?

But seriously I wish the PM a rapid, straightforward recovery.
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Old January 19th, 2009, 10:38 AM   #23
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She didn't break her arm though does that mean the left is more resilient than the right?

But seriously I wish the PM a rapid, straightforward recovery.
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Did you notice the cast was blue?

Probably wouldn’t be tempted for the red, even if it was cheaper!
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 03:00 AM   #25
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He's had his right wing clipped.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #26
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I'll do some digging but I believe today Helen Clark has confirmed (???) she will apply for a high ranking position within the UN.

Regardless of what you think of her, I personally find it strange she has no public presence anymore. I think I grew so used to seeing her the last 10 years that it is odd she's no longer in the media.

If its true that she's applying for such a role i wish her all the best. I'm sure she's dead capable of doing such a task and I would ultimately expect bigger and better things from her.

Secutary General perhaps?
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Old February 8th, 2009, 08:43 AM   #27
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Helen Clark's UN job interview
http://www.stuff.co.nz/4841330a11.html

Former Prime minister Helen Clark is in the running for a top United Nations job, and the National government is supporting her bid.

Clark is a candidate for the post of administrator of the UN Development Programme, third behind UN secretary-general and deputy secretary-general.

Prime Minister John Key confirmed yesterday that Clark was a candidate, "and she has all the support of the New Zealand government".

It was too early yet to predict whether she would be successful, Key told the Sunday Star-Times.

Auckland University foreign policy expert Steve Hoadley said the UNDP post was one of "major international importance".

If Clark was successful her appointment would be comparable with former Labour leader Mike Moore's job as director-general of the World Trade Organisation or former National foreign affairs minister Don McKinnon's post as secretary-general of the Commonwealth.

The UNDP had the largest budget of any UN agency, Hoadley said, and was a major presence throughout the world.

The present administrator, former Turkish economic affairs minister Kemal Dervis, is due to retire at the end of his four-year term in August this year.

It has long been expected that Clark, a foreign affairs specialist all her adult life and with a wide international network, would try for an international post. A government source said she would be "a very strong candidate".

Clark said: "This position came up at short notice. It's a very senior position and will be hotly contested by a number of candidates."

The administrator of the UNDP is appointed by the secretary-general of the UN, Ban Ki-Moon, but the appointment must be confirmed by the General Assembly. Hoadley said the government would have to lobby General Assembly members for the job. It would be interesting to see how much it was prepared to spend in supporting the Clark candidacy in a time of financial stringency.

The UNDC is the UN's global development network, overseeing a budget of $US5 billion. Its head office is in New York, and it has 140 offices around the world.

The Clark-led government in its final term increased its aid budget to $400 million, about 0.3 percent of gross national income.
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Old February 8th, 2009, 10:28 AM   #28
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This has been on the cards for some time. Many people were predicting after Labour lost the election she would seek a position like this.

Good luck to her.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 12:07 AM   #29
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Honeymoon continues for National Party

From TVNZ- They have been in office for just over 100 days and already the country has given a big thumbs up to John Key's new National government.

Prefered Government party:

National 56%
Labour 28%
Greens 6%
ACT 3%
Maori Party3%
NZ First 1%

Preferred Prime Minister:

John Key 51%
Helen Clark 10%
Phil Goff 6%

I think Labour must be a bit shocked that their new leader is only polling just over half of what their older leader- who is soon to least parliament altogether is polling. I think he obviously needs a few months to get out from under her shadow before others in the party start sharpening their knives. No surprises that the Nats are going gangbusters, 100 days is not really enough to make any big stuff ups.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #30
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Please no Sue Bradford as 'co'-'leader'.

Jeanette Fitzsimons, has announced she will stand aside as Green party co-leader in June. She will see out the rest of the term on the backbenches before retiring from politics.

The leadership change is very serene and very Green.

"Unlike other parties, the Greens don't change leaders with a coup in caucus. Our leaders are chosen democratically by all the members of the party," says Fitzsimons.

That process will begin in June when a new female co-leader is elected to partner with Russell Norman.

"I think men and women bring something different to the job," says Fitzsimons.

Fitzsimons began her political career in the Values Party in the 1970s. She has largely practised what she preached on Green values, living on an organic farm in the Coromandel, a seat she won in 1999, the same year the Greens entered parliament.

Together with the late co-leader Rod Donald, she brought the Greens from a voluntary movement to a professional political force. Although she worked closely with Helen Clark, Fitzsimons never made the rank of minister.

"I think we can go on making a huge change in New Zealand politics without being part of government and one day we will be part of government and that will be good," says Fitzsimons.

Sue Bradford is a hardened protester who has made her name in parliament pushing through the anti smacking bill. She will now contest the position with Metiria Turei, a fresher and younger face.

"I think I'm capable of taking the leadership that we need at this time but that is not to say anything derogatory about my colleague here," says Bradford.

It is a very Green competition, where even admitting it is a competition is difficult. "This one is going to be interesting because we've got two MPs with similar levels of experience, competing for the role," says Turei.
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Yeah National are enjoying the honeymoon period. Labour are struggling to differentiate themselves from National over the economic crisis - which is dumb because they should be able to do so quite easily. Give Goff some time I reckon.

Regarding the Greens, sad to see Jeanette go. She's been a great leader for them. I hope that Turei is her successor.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 12:37 AM   #32
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Yeah I dont mind Jeanette Fitzsimons at all. I think she has been a good asset to her party. The other dude (still cant remember his name) seems like a real dead head without a personality so Turei would be best to work in conjunction with him.

Although I'm fine with Bradfords bill, I just can not take her seriously as a politician. With her as leader it would stop any chance of the greens expanding their current support base of arts students, lessos and hippies.
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Yes Russell Norman seems a bit bland.... like he's just a Green Party media release with a mouth.

I agree with you on Bradford. She's too polarising.
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Old February 24th, 2009, 01:13 AM   #34
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That just made me think has Sue Kedgeley retired? She's getting on a bit but must be in for contention surely? Best looking of all their MPs in a milfy sort of way. Lens has to be on soft focus only please.
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Don't think she was interested.
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I HATE Sue Bradford!
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Shouldn't the leadership be based on merit, not on someone's gender which would render such organisation discriminatory?
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That's really sad, I liked Jeanette a lot as a politician and as a person.
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That's really sad, I liked Jeanette a lot as a politician and as a person.
She stuck to her principles - good on her. She has served the country well. I hope she enjoys life outside Parliament.
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Old February 25th, 2009, 04:39 AM   #40
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Now it looks like Dr Cullen is about to announce his resignation from politics. Even though I believe he did an adequate job during his tenure as Finance Minister I don't think he'll be missed by anyone in particular.
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