Voters lose control when the coalition
Stuff.co.nzVoters lose control when the coalition negotiations beginStuff.co.nzApologists for MMP (former prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer is one) continue to make excuses for its failings and to pretend that it's fit for purpose. The politicians have become thoroughly acclimatised to it too and either fail to see, or don't ...and more »
Posted on 3 October 2017 | 1:30 am
Mohammad Sarwar returns to Scotland after
HeraldScotlandMohammad Sarwar returns to Scotland after son's leadership bid turns bitterHeraldScotlandProfessor Geoffrey Palmer, who was in the ELREC building at the time, said a group of people "came in, and then they came out", and then "took photographs in front of the office". Palmer described it as a “passing visit”. Sarwar also visited the ...and more »
Posted on 29 September 2017 | 7:16 am
Election: Why do we have to wait so long for
Stuff.co.nzElection: Why do we have to wait so long for the special votes?Stuff.co.nzSpecial votes shouldn't take two weeks to be counted, former Prime Minister Geoffrey Palmer says. New Zealand is in a state of limbo until October 7, when the results of the 384,072 special votes are returned. These special votes account for about 15 ...
Posted on 28 September 2017 | 4:04 pm
Winston's awful start - Newsroom
NewsroomWinston's awful startNewsroomHe was magnanimous and thoughtful as he handed over to Geoffrey Palmer. He even joked halfway down the aisle as he left that he had changed his mind, milking the moment for the last laugh. He was a statesman, albeit flawed and ultimately unsuccessful.and more »
Posted on 28 September 2017 | 3:41 pm
Post-election madness a return to 'bizarre
Stuff.co.nzPost-election madness a return to 'bizarre situation' of 1996, but that's MMP for youStuff.co.nzIs it fair that one man dictates the formation of New Zealand's 52nd Government when his NZ First party secured just over 7 per cent of the vote? New Zealand's First Past the Post (FPP) electoral system was tossed aside for a more nuanced approach ...and more »
Posted on 27 September 2017 | 7:49 pm
Sir Geoffrey Palmer: Powerful statement
Surrounded by mountains of thick green bush and magnificent seascapes Hiroshima today does not look like a place visited by a nuclear disaster. It is a modern, attractive city of more than 1.2 million people. During an official visit to Japan in 1987 ...
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 8:56 am
Butterflies & The Royal actress Wendy
"Ben and the boys send their love," she said. "And I've left them a casserole in the oven." That was a reference to her screen husband, played by Geoffrey Palmer, and her sons, one of whom, Nicholas Lyndhurst, went on to find further fame as Rodney in Only ...
Posted on 19 August 2015 | 4:55 pm
Unlocking Maori identity: keeping New
Geoffrey Palmer, then justice minister in a Labour government, welcomed many of the report’s suggestions but remained “totally opposed to the setting up of a separate legal system for Māori”, saying, “equality under the law is the greatest ...
Posted on 17 August 2015 | 12:26 pm
Controversial Developer Geoffrey Palmer Is
Controversial developer Geoffrey Palmer is back with a new development that is even bigger than any of his previous ones. Geoffrey Palmer couldn't be deterred by the massive blaze that took out part of his Da Vinci project in December, and now he's ...
Posted on 10 June 2015 | 8:50 am
Geoffrey Palmer seen as both downtown L.A.
Before rows of trendy restaurants and luxury residential towers became common in downtown Los Angeles, developer Geoffrey H. Palmer had a vision for some of the city center's more neglected corners. Over the last 15 years, he built a series of fortress ...
Posted on 9 December 2014 | 4:00 pm