"The quality of some of its grant making, lack of clarity on some of its criteria and policy failure that grants are automatic if applications meet the criteria have led to some bizarre results," David Cunliffe says.
In an open letter, the couple at the centre of Auckland's latest tree controversy back down — but not without a dig at opponents, and a request for compensation. UPDATE: Vector disappointed.
Who has three hats labelled "Party leader," "Shameless Opportunist" and "I Have the Self Awareness of a Bat"? Who has a strong, safety hat with a nosepeg attachment for talking with a blogger? Which group increasingly wear headgear labelled "Please Don't Shout at Me, Minister"?
SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL-RESULT: Does Andrew Little pose more of a threat to the government than David Cunliffe?
Andrew Little has come out swinging according to NBR poll participants, most of whom say Little poses more of a threat to the government than previous Labour leader David Cunliffe.