Taking Winston Peters at his word, I felt comfortable planning a holiday in the US from October 13. I got to watch him announce New Zealand First's choice of coalition partner sitting up in bed in Los Angeles.Prime Minister Jacinda Arden is younger than any member of the outgoing National cabinet and is the youngest in the new one, even if you include the Greens.In contrast, Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters is older than any other member of the two cabinets.Changes to parliamentary procedure that Simon Bridges helped craft and then explicitly championed while in Government now appear to be bad for National in opposition. Over the next three years we will find out and whether our lives can be better.New Zealand’s electoral system gives it a parliament which represents voters.Its winner-takes-all executive government, however, remains unrepresentative.* (This is a follow on from the earlier column on coalitions.) This paper tries to evaluate various coalitions on the basis of their political ideologies.South Pacific Pictures have taken the exciting step of an open casting for the younger version of the character made famous by actor Grant Bowler in Outrageous Fortune.“The young man we’re looking for has some big Grant Bowler size shoes to grow into,” says West Side Story co-creator James Griffin.
The true answer is that it is both; yet because of how our brains are wired to perceive the world, whichever image you choose to see, you then cannot see the other.The Tool Guys van will be on display at MOTAT from March 1, 2014 as part of the Stars and Cars exhibition Head along to MOTAT in Auckland for your chance to see this and many other iconic Kiwi vehicles!In case you've been wondering, yes, I've been away for a bit.David brings that special something to the role.” A skilled group of local actors rounds out the core cast as Ted and Rita’s friends, associates and nemeses: • Dan Musgrove ( and is set in 1970s Auckland against a backdrop of real-life historical events.WESTSIDE tells the story of legendary safe cracker and career criminal Ted West, his wife Rita, their son Wolfgang and their friends, associates and nemeses.