Hypocrisy comes to mind quickly.
This article accurately points out the policies of this government. Adern is hobnobbing with spome of the worst sociopaths on the planet who have flown in on private jets to listen to what the hoy-polloy should do to “save the planet” (read: save the globalist economy)
In the meantime the Green Party leader and minister of Climate Change, James Shaw is missing-in-action.
23 January, 2019
5 MILLION - HOW NEW ZEALAND IS RAPIDLY DESTROYING ITS WELFARE SYSTEM AND ENVIRONMENT.
As of January 2019 our population is 4,934,000.
Senior demographer Kim Dunstan said that, given the current trends, our population could hit the five million mark by the end of this year.
New Zealand's population increases by one person every five minutes and 26 seconds, based on births, deaths and net migration.
The greatest period of population growth in our history occurred between 2008 - 2017 as John Key's government used immigration to create a building boom to provide employment to protect their popularity.
A boom that has been funded with debt as total debt in New Zealand closes in on 550 billion dollars - a figure the Reserve Bank is now worried about.
Along with a record population, New Zealand is also setting a number of other records.
Auckland City has now recorded over 8 billion of debt for the first time in our history as it struggles with infrastructure and services for a booming population.
Tauranga Council is also struggling with record debt ( $301 million net- 2017) and has reached out to the government for funding to help with infrastructure pressure.
Jacinda Ardern has stated she is going to borrow billions to help infrastructure keep up with the rising demands of one of the fastest growing populations of any country in the developed world.
Hospitals and Schools, in particular, are struggling to meet a demand that was never planned for just a short 10 years ago.
Arderns government inherited a 59 billion debt from the previous National government.
We continue to be in the top 5 of the OECD's list for homeless as the Ardern/ Peters government appear to have reneged on their promise to stop immigration and instead signed the UN Migration pact.
And mortgage debt levels in New Zealand are now at record highs for those who have purchased homes in the last 7 years.
In 2017 the National government under increasing pressure finally relented and raised the retirement age to 67 by 2040. ( A peculiar move considering it was Key and English who contributed to the unaffordability of superannuation with their immigration strategy) But an independent analysis done in late 2017 of super affordability found that with our increasing population there is no way this would be achievable, and the report predicted a minimum age of 74 by 2040.
On top of the bleak economic data, the environmental data is just as bad if not worse as the environment is proving much harder to fix.
Auckland's beaches are recording record levels of pollution due to urban buildup, and air quality in Auckland is the worst on record due to the massive increase in vehicles over the last 10 years.
Auckland councillors, reticent to jeopardise their popularity with another rates hike, are presently selling council assets in an effort to control skyrocketing costs. Mayor Phil Goff has indicated they want to dispose of 650 million of assets by 2025.
Queenstown the jewel in the crown of New Zealand tourism is being used as a housing estate as developers and speculators rush to accommodate the thousands arriving here under the government's immigration policy.
A leading researcher on our rivers Professor Russell Death from Massey University stated in a speech last year - "We have the highest percentage of endangered freshwater fish in the world, we have some of the most polluted rivers in the western world,"
Meanwhile, both political parties are under pressure from business groups like the banking sector - who are large donors - to carry on with immigration as it's a boon for their balance sheets.
Business analyst Richard Williams when spoken to by NZNews made the comment - ''Like most countries around the world, our welfare system and environment will continue to collapse as we continue to be fooled that immigration and a large population are a good thing.
New Zealand is primarily a farming economy, that is how we create wealth. If we continue to build houses on the land we need for crops, cattle and forestry we will continue to destroy the standard of living, both environmentally and economically, we've enjoyed in the past.''
When it comes down to it Adern is just a globalist and a neo-liberal. The Greens are "neo-liberals on bicycles".