When it comes down to the delivery, the part New Zealanders care about, this Government fails badly.
As a Government we know we’ve inherited some big and longstanding challenges in health, but we are making progress.
Well, it's almost over. Did you miss it?
A year out from the general election, Magic Talk host Peter Williams asks who you're voting for?
A strong economy allows for more jobs, higher wages for working New Zealanders, and gives us the ability to provide world-class healthcare, education.
So one hour a week where things are slowed down a little bit may not be that bad.
Poor policy direction and meaningless rhetoric from the Government has led to a haemorrhaging of confidence from the small business sector.
It's not like we haven't had our share of mayors and leaders who claimed they cared.
Let’s get serious about all this extra money that is sloshing around in the country, writes Peter Williams.
As far as surpluses go, this is big. They took $7.5 billion from our pockets when they either couldn't spend it or chose not to spend it.
So let's not have kids die unnecessarily because we stay staunch to some ideal. Let's offer the service and keep our kids alive.
What is it they are actually protesting about?
I am always eager to make sure I’m talking to the people on the front line of the agencies I oversee.
I need to offer my apologies - first to all men, for dismissing you so quickly and then to all women for being much too quick to give praise.