The ‘Three Waters’ plan is clearly part of her government’s He Puapua scheme to change NZ from a constitutional democracy to a constitutional oligarchy with power concentrated into the hands of a few (see the post on NZ Apartheid by Roger Childs). She has no concerns about throwing taxpayers’ money around like water (pun intended) to advance her no-longer-secret Agenda and get what she wants.

When it comes to what the country really needs, however, it’s another matter. She told Mike King there would be nothing for his Gumboot Friday campaign to improve mental health in the country; likewise she shuns proper pay for overworked nurses and teachers. There are plenty of other examples readers can give.