When the US Army, not exactly a bastion of left wing mung bean eating hippies say climate change is a risk, maybe we should listen #nzqtInterestingly, the US Military often goes and helps in natural disaster zones so they're probably one of the few orgs who have seen the effects of climate change first hand all around the world.
— McCluskey. (@JordanMcCluskey) May 22, 2014
You’d think John Key might have heard of Dotcom in 2011, when two of his ministers blocked the purchase of a $30m mansion in his electorate.
— Russell Brown (@publicaddress) May 21, 2014
Key says Fletcher "happened to be in NZ" for 12/12/11 meeting >> http://t.co/wnFeAqeNWC, actually the NZ Govt paid for him to come here.Dotcom has dominated the news because of the Banks trial and Key has tried very hard to gloss over the facts. But the facts are certainly very interesting!
— Alastair Thompson (@althecat) May 21, 2014
unless their parents are unemployed. RT @johnkeypm: We’re helping families at a time when they most need it – the birth of a new baby.Child Poverty Action Group have gone to the Court of Appeal in the past regarding the arguably discriminatory policy that is Working for Families. Always remember, children are non-voters.
— Dave (@caffeine_addict) May 21, 2014
Shane Jones' speech in one tweet: Labour is bigger than him, Māori politics is bigger than Labour, and NZ politics is bigger than Māori.
— Lew (@LewSOS) May 21, 2014
Shane Jones quotes Hone Tuwhare and says do not untether our waka from the spirit of biculturalism embodied by the Treaty of Waitangi.
— Holly Walker (@hollyrwalker) May 21, 2014
Govt turnaround on @PGFNZ cut. Funding restored until Feb 2015 http://t.co/pL3XBtbV32. Do they take it away so they can announce refunding?
— caniwi (@caniwiwilliams) May 20, 2014
So ACC reductions delayed to help balance the budget. Quelle surprise.@#nzqtI love these above two tweets on Budget 2014 - because the surplus is basically an accounting exercise. It has very little real meaning. In the last 5 years so much essential services have been cut or reduced in the name of "tightening our belts" post financial crisis and they will never be restored. The "surplus" is meant to hide the transfer of large amounts of public wealth to the private.
— jo (@jofromgreylynn) May 22, 2014
Special kind of person who uses 'You're like MLK' as an insult tho.
— Alex Coleman (@ShakingStick) May 19, 2014
Now that Helen has been endorsed by Lorde I think this election is hers to take.The last two - ha ha!
— Dovil (@Dovil) May 21, 2014
10 Rules of Top 10
1. Tweets must be funny or thoughtful or informative or display critical analysis
2. What is funny or thoughtful or informative or display critical analysis is subjective and determined by me.
3. I may provide commentary on the tweet if it particularly strikes my fancy
4. They are not ranked from 1-10
5. Disclosure: I *am* particularly looking to highlight gender and racial minority voices
6. If you want to point me to the direction of a good tweet, please do it!
7. Using the #nzpol/#nzqt/#nzvotes is helpful but not required
8. I hope to get better about this as the weeks progress
9. I am a big fan of correct spelling and grammar (but I know mistakes happen too!)
10. Let's try to use social media for good and raise the level of debate!