max
°
min
°
Location:
COLOR-Waatea logo 2016-final

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am
Ed Sheeran

OPINION: The Political Challenges for 2021 mount quickly
Photo: Radio Waatea Image Database.

Share to Email
Share to RSS
Share to Print

Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: 2021 has barely begun and NZ Politics is already reeling on a multitude of fronts which will continue to shape what is already looking like a year that may manage to eclipse the trauma of 2020.

Prison Riot - The smouldering ruins of Waikeria Prison are barely out and there are calls for an independent review of what went wrong and how Corrections managed to allow conditions to break down so appallingly. News that the Armed Offenders Squad opened fire on the Prisoners demands answers as well. There are some hard questions looming for Kelvin Davis.

Meth Crime Wave -The enormous amount of pure meth the 501s have managed to import into NZ through South American cartels has destabilized the domestic black market and combined with violent standover tactics, has seen a wave of gang-related shootings. New Zealanders are not used to the violent tactics displayed by the 501s and if a gang war erupts, Kiwi's will turn to whatever politician promises the worst revenge.

Covid - Despite the optimism that the vaccinations would blunt the pandemic, Covid has mutated and is now more contagious than ever. As we close in on 100 million global infections, the threat of it getting into the country overshadows every other domestic issue.

Trump - The shocking images out of Washington last week showed that right up until the 20th January, Trump could be a destabilising factor so extreme it requires NZ to denounce its actions.


The Government will have its hands full just getting through January.

Martyn Bradbury

Editor - TheDailyBlog.nz

twitter.com/CitizenBomber

Radio Waatea and its board would like to advise that the opinions posted are those of Martyn 'Bomber Bradbury' and not the views of Radio Waatea, its Management or its Board.

Copyright © 2021, UMA Broadcasting Ltd: www.waateanews.com

TMP2

TRM Classes
NLC - One More Try - (feat Stanley T) [Official Video]
OPINION: Kelvin Davis has another terrible day at the office
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: I am honestly not sure who is advising Minister Kelvin Davis, but his surprising decision this week to attack People Against Prisons Aotearoa (PAPA) and refer their pamphlets calling on prison reform to the Police for supposedly inciting the prison riot at Waikeria prison is such a desperately wrong footed move one is left wondering what on earth he thinks he's doing.
Dr Rawiri Taonui Covid Maori | Explaining the Numbers and Risks in the Papatoetoe Cluster
The numbers coming out of the Papatoetoe cluster are confusing.
OPINION: Why banning anti-Maori petitions is true democracy
Martyn 'Bomber' Bradbury: The decision by the Government to step in and stop the anti-Māori petition law from derailing Māori representation at Local Council is true democracy at its best.
0
TMP2
           

Submit

Glossary

 

Subscribe

Enter your email address to receive regular updates from Waatea News.
  • fb

On Air Now
Radio Waatea

07:00am - 10:00am