Stephen Berry has been an Act candidate three times since 2014, currently 5th on the party list and an elected board member since 2018. Berry is Act’s spokesman on Health, Small Business and Employment. A libertarian pragmatist, self-taught economist and Senior Manager in an Auckland supermarket. In 2013 he was the third-placed candidate for Mayor of Auckland, publishing the popular Absolutely Biased Guide to Voting in Auckland’s Election in 2019.
[...] It is an odd feeling having confidence that your Government can be relied upon to tell the truth, giving me a weird insight into why people from across the spectrum are not just backing the Prime Minister in her effort to manage the Coronavirus pandemic but enthusiastically demanding greater restrictions on their freedom be implemented as soon as possible.
[...] I’ve quoted former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating who referred to then Opposition Leader John Howard as “a shiver looking for a spine to run up” as a fitting description for the current National party. National has been more effective at hurting National than any of the three governing parties since 2017.
[...] The surveying of 15-year-olds as part of this testing also found that increasing numbers of children are reporting that their classroom environments are not good places for learning. NZ has some of the worst scores for classroom behaviour in the OECD with 41% of students reporting noise and disorder in the classroom
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