Yesterday we saw an amazing coincidence. The very same day that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced changes in immigration rules (A) Newshub released a new poll showing Kiwi voters are frustrated with continued border restrictions (B).

(A)

Seasonal workers from Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu will be able to enter New Zealand from next month.

This would be one-way corridor, entering New Zealand only, and they would not need to go through the standard two-week managed isolation.

Today’s announcement has “really delighted” the fruit growing industry that was desperate for picking staff.

The move was aimed at addressing worker shortages in certain agricultural areas, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at her weekly post-Cabinet press conference.

NZ Herald

(B)

The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll asked: Does the Government need to create more exemptions to help these people?

A clear majority said yes, 61.3 percent, while just a quarter of voters said no, 24 percent. 

“We’re working on those issues as we speak,” says Immigration Minister Kris Faafoi. “Obviously with the likes of split families etc., it’s about getting the balance right.”

So far that balance has been way out of kilter – and voters don’t like it.

Newshub

What an amazing coincidence. What is also amazing was watching the Prime Minister offer a grovelling apology to a bunch of overstayers who broke the law 47 years ago. On that very same day, a poll was released showing a near 10 per cent drop in Labour’s fortunes.

If you believe that these are mere coincidences then you are probably still very gullible and likely think everything the ‘Covid Queen’ does is pure magic and her farts smell of roses and she rides unicorns instead of flying in carbon-spewing jet aeroplanes.

Ardern loves nothing more than playing dress-up and being treated like a Queen:

Of course, where would we be without the obligatory hug-fest:

This was designed as a weapon of mass distraction to divert attention away from a sudden steep decline in Labour’s poll ratings.

But the most curious coincidence of all was Newshub polling on the very thing the Prime Minister announced a solution to. It certainly looks like the Prime Minister had a very convenient heads-up from her pets at Newshub, leaders of the pack in the team of $55 million.

Coincidence or design?

I think you all know the answer to that.

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A Curious Coincidence
Cam Slater

Cam Slater

As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story. When he’s not creating the news,...