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Early reaction to Simon Bridges discussion document

By Political
  • This graph represents a network of 1,239 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained “simonjbridges”, or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets.  The network was obtained from Twitter 18-26 August 2019 at 05:05 UTC

1,239 people were tweeting

4820 converations took place

  • 114 tweets
  • 968 retweets
  • 4616 mentions

2335 people replied to tweets in the simonjbridges network

Most frequent words in network

simonjbridges2759
nznationalparty577
national395
simon342
up244
s242
new239
government230
petrol225
taxes204
being192

10 Top hashtags

nzpol65
parttimepm18
nointegritysimon18
ihumātao12
auspol8
conmankeys7
newzealand7
media6
news5
politics5

Top word pairs in network

simonjbridges,nznationalparty253
nznationalparty,simonjbridges172
new,zealanders108
being,fleeced99
fleeced,petrol99
petrol,pump99
jacinda,ardern’s97
zealanders,being97
biggest,fleecer97
taxes,piled97

Most popular tweets in network

Spot the difference. https://t.co/kQSIlnKKxJ ♥ 349  RT 57 

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New Zealanders are being fleeced at the petrol pump. The reality is that the biggest fleecer is Jacinda Ardern’s Government with all the taxes it’s piled on. 304 RT 100

Popularity of tweets from Simonjbridges

DateTweetRT
20/08/2019New Zealanders are being fleeced at the petrol pump. The reality is that the biggest fleecer is Jacinda Ardern’s Government with all the taxes it’s piled on. https://t.co/g3MAPS5TKi304100
24/08/2019The Prime Minister spoke in riddles this week about Ihumātao, saying she speaks directly to herself. It’s time to speak directly to the protesters by telling them there will be no sweetheart deals, so it’s time to go home and let some houses be built.18339
19/08/2019Talk of law changes for prison letters by the PM today are simply excuses to deflect from Kelvin Davis & Corrections being asleep at the wheel. The law doesn’t need to change. Kelvin & Corrections just need to wake up & do their job properly.14926
23/08/2019😆 https://t.co/dnBtjm7Jmk13915
25/08/2019I’ve just launched our Economic Discussion Document. We’re doing the work now in Opposition so we’re ready to hit the ground running in 2020.6322
25/08/2019We’ll repeal 100 regulations in our first six months of office and eliminate two old regulations for every new one we introduce in our first term.447
21/08/2019Speaking at the @Infra_NZ Building Nations Symposium today. My Government will invest in the infrastructure to get New Zealand moving.425
25/08/2019We’ll make sure there is quality cost-benefit analysis for any major new regulation, ensuring the Treasury has a greater focus on providing sound advice on the effectiveness of Government spending, identifying wasteful spending and driving higher public sector productivity.356
25/08/2019We’ll establish a ‘Small Business Payments Guarantee’ to make sure more small businesses get paid on time.143
25/08/2019We’ll require all government departments and government agencies to pay their contractors on time and within 30 days.103
21/08/2019Phil Twyford tells Infrastructure NZ conference: “Decision by Cabinet early in the new year” on light rail. This is the project the PM promised would be finished (to Mt Roskill) by 2021! There’s no chance you’ll be running down Dom Rd in your undies @simonjbridges09
20/08/2019Spot the difference. https://t.co/kQSIlnKKxJ057
21/08/2019The Government could reduce petrol prices tomorrow if they really wanted to. But they’re raising taxes instead. National will get rid of the Regional Fuel Tax, saving you 11.5 cents a litre.031
22/08/2019Pretty clear who’s making the most sense on Ihumātao. And it’s not the Prime Minister.059
22/08/2019Labour cancelling vital transport projects to muck around with a slow tram in Auckland has left the sector with nothing to work on, pushing NZ closer to an infrastructure crisis. If work doesn’t start soon on major projects, we’ll lose our construction workforce to Australia.029
22/08/2019Petrol prices… https://t.co/WLLry405Uo031
23/08/2019Will the Government rule out more fuel taxes? https://t.co/jmai4STpna027
25/08/2019The Government has been working behind closed doors on a law change to ban petrol and diesel vehicles. Seems like their only policies are taxes or bans. You can’t trust this Government.059
26/08/2019New Zealand’s economy is driven by hardworking small business owners. Every Government should do what it can to reduce costs and uncertainty so that our small businesses have the confidence to take risks, invest, hire new staff and lift wages.011

Twitter activity drops #ihumātao and disagreement over PM response

By Topical
  • This graph represents a network of 582 Twitter users whose recent tweets contained “#ihumatao”, or who were replied to or mentioned in those tweets.  The network was obtained from Twitter 25 August 2019 at 08:14 UTC

582 people were tweeting

1263 converations took place

  • 199 tweets
  • 624 retweets
  • 348 mentions

92 people replied to tweets in the #ihumātao network

  • PM and Ardern were the most mentioned words in the #ihumātao network – 122 and 115 mentions respectively.
  • The following 3 tweets indicate the range of views expressed about Jacinda Ardern’s response to ihumātao.
    1. #Ihumātao is a festering boil that should have been lanced weeks ago by the PM.Instead she led the protesters along with promises of `conversations’ and `leadership’. 🙄A real leader would have fronted and told them it was never going to happen. That’s called honesty.#nzpol

    2. Also @jacindaardern still isn’t at #ihumatao because apparently it doesn’t involve the crown? When has stealing indegenous land NOT involved the crown??

    3. Is the PM taking the taxpayers’ credit card to Turangawaewae today to make the #Ihumātao problem go away?

Tweets that resonated in #ihumātao network

DateTweeterTweetRT
22/08/2019alexperroHikoi arrives at the PM’s office. Police have closed off New North Rd from St Luke’s Rd. Powhiri nkw taking place right on New North Rd. #ihumātao https://t.co/xBpCOGHR8W10036

Producer, reporter, presenter at RNZ. Currently with Checkpoint; formerly Morning Report & RNZ Pacific.

DateTweeterTweetRT
24/08/2019anawaruOn Police 10-7 the other week the Popo pulled up a car stolen a few years back that had been on-sold. The Cop said I know you didn’t steal it, but never the less it has to go back to the original owner. Seems logical, moral and well, just tika, aye? #ihumātao much?9527

leaguie, wifey & māma. #warriornation

DateTweeterTweetRT
22/08/2019hamishpricenzThe PM took her entire family halfway across the world in New York to address 20 people at the United Nations. Yet she couldn’t even bother to turn up to her own office to meet 200 #ihumātao protesters. My worry is she’s not taking her job seriously. #nzpol https://t.co/zZG0MN2hu29024
22/08/2019hamishpricenzThe PM changed her diary to make sure she is in Wellington today to avoid the #ihumātao hikoi. Despite being in town, she is still wagging Question Time in Parliament. #nzpol #nzqt7925

Former political advisor. Occasional Tweeter.

DateTweeterTweetRT
22/08/2019democracymum#Ihumātao is a festering boil that should have been lanced weeks ago by the PM. Instead she led the protesters along with promises of `conversations’ and `leadership’. 🙄 A real leader would have fronted and told them it was never going to happen. That’s called honesty.#nzpol6515

“Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth” – President Abraham Lincoln,1863 #nz #democracy #nz #prolife #Trump

DateTweeterTweetRT
22/08/2019notthebaronessNew Zealand in 2019 is a Muslim woman in hijab performing a haka with her children at the site of a peaceful protest led by Māori on sacred land in Auckland where a developer wants to build 500 homes. #Ihumatao https://t.co/RB7ztn2jQX0156

Shirley Williams @notthebaroness

DateTweeterTweetRT
19/08/2019henare_Everyone wants to take the shot until it’s time to take the shot. ✊🏽🔥
#Ihumātao @ Eden Park https://t.co/RqtuXzZt6b
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Tena Koe. Kaiako, Ko Whakatohea te Iwi, Tamaki Makaurau born, Whanganui a Tara by choice.

DateTweeterTweetRT
19/08/2019prosyria2Muslim whanau preparing tonight’s Kai for all the whanau of #Ihumatao https://t.co/lvbES7T2h8043

#Aotearoa #NZ  Auckland, New Zealand

19 Aug - most liked tweets

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stephenjacobiI visited #Ihumatao yesterday with @StMatthewsNZ – we were very warmly welcomed despite the rain. I know the issues are complex but it seems to me that injustice upon injustice has been visited upon the mana whenua and this needs to be stopped.40
haydenrichesnzLoads of time for expensive trips to the middle of nowhere yet no time to go to a protest near her own electorate for a day. If she wasn’t even able to visit the site, she shouldn’t have thrown herself into the middle of the debate. #nzpol #ihumātao25
matthewhootonnzIs the PM taking the taxpayers’ credit card to Turangawaewae today to make the #Ihumātao problem go away? https://t.co/Iu0EUjnXsK22

20 Aug - most liked tweets

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hamishpricenzMāori gave Labour every Māori seat at the last election, but now iwi are sick of her wagging. Footnote: she did not deliver a solution to #Ihumātao today, but we can be sure she will get out the chequebook soon. #nzpol43
te_taipo#Ihumatao https://t.co/9QrNJN4ZyA (media conference post meeting wit Maori King)7
heather_camegreencatherine I wondered if we all need to #sendJacindaamap of how to get from her house to #Ihumātao @laura_oc_rapira @protectihumatao #navigation6
ashtraytrayleeAlso @jacindaardern still isn’t at #ihumatao because apparently it doesn’t involve the crown? When has stealing indegenous land NOT involved the crown??4

21 Aug - most liked tweets

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democracymumJacinda Ardern has said she had NO INTENTIONS to go to #Ihumātao  Also Ardern: 🤔 “I will be there for those hard conversations. I AM THERE…”  Seems like the leader of our country speaks with a mighty large forked tongue. 👅
#nzpol #hypocrite #weakpm
48
nzheadlinerIf Jacinda Ardern announces at 2pm today that the govt will buy Ihumātao land off Fletchers – What legal action can the NZ people take? #nzpol #ihumatao28
jamesstringer2I’ve just driven passed the #Ihumatao protesters on SH20 north of Mangere Bridge. Less than 100 people, a few waving Maori flags. There is a WINZ office in Three Kings they can collect their dole payments on the way to #parttimePM Jacinda’s office 🙀😂  #nzpol24
jacindaardern_0Little A has just asked me to fix the H&S problem at Pike River.   The Maori King and I will visit the mine next week and discuss changing the safety concerns of the Two Exit rule.  #pikeriver I’m sure with a it’s of dialog we can screw it up just like Ihumatao. #ihumātao #nzpol20

22 Aug - most liked tweets

TweeterTweet
alexperroHikoi arrives at the PM’s office. Police have closed off New North Rd from St Luke’s Rd. Powhiri nkw taking place right on New North Rd. #ihumātao100
hamishpricenzThe PM took her entire family halfway across the world in New York to address 20 people at the United Nations. Yet she couldn’t even bother to turn up to her own office to meet 200 #ihumātao protesters. My worry is she’s not taking her job seriously. #nzpol90
hamishpricenzThe PM changed her diary to make sure she is in Wellington today to avoid the #ihumātao hikoi. Despite being in town, she is still wagging Question Time in Parliament. #nzpol #nzqt79
democracymum#Ihumātao is a festering boil that should have been lanced weeks ago by the PM. Instead she led the protesters along with promises of `conversations’ and `leadership’. 🙄 A real leader would have fronted and told them it was never going to happen. That’s called honesty.#nzpol65

23 Aug - most liked tweets

TweeterTweet
te_taipo@lifeafterkey I’m thinking they should pay us to take it off their hands #Ihumatao5
vlcnzCrikey – when you’re friend’s old, pale, stale, male step-dad turns out to be a prolific racist rightwing writer on Facebook and people are sharing *urgh* his cherry picked versions of everything. Right now it’s #Ihumatao I’ll be over here stabbing my eyeballs out5
dallasbarnett3Here’s the thing; If I buy a car that was stolen many years ago, with no knowledge of it being stolen, and the original owner finally tracks it down, they have the right to reclaim their stolen property #Ihumatao4
bigfatraroShout outs the tamariki who walked 26kms to support this mahi, as a fully grown man who just caught up at the last leg, im humbled af. #Ihumātao #protectIhumātao3

24 Aug - most liked tweets

TweeterTweet
anawaruOn Police 10-7 the other week the Popo pulled up a car stolen a few years back that had been on-sold. The Cop said I know you didn’t steal it, but never the less it has to go back to the original owner. Seems logical, moral and well, just tika, aye? #ihumātao much?95
domesticanimalThose wanting to protect #Ihumātao repeatedly asked Jacinda Ardern to visit the #historic site, which she refused to do. So in hope of some movement from government 100s marched in rain to Ardern’s office this week. My @NZStuff @SundayStarTimes #cartoon #nzpol #Māori41
domesticanimalThose wanting to protect #Ihumātao repeatedly asked Jacinda Ardern to visit the #historic site, which she refused to do. So in hope of some movement from government 100s marched in rain to Ardern’s office this week. My @NZStuff @SundayStarTimes #cartoon #nzpol #Māori41
miriammooretooFinally visiting #ihumātao in support with Ngā Aho. Already overwhelmed by the strong community and the site’s beauty! Looking forward to today’s learnings.23
domesticanimalWhen the PM wouldn’t go to the Stonefields, the Stonefields went to the PM. My @SundayStarTimes @NZStuff #cartoon #nzpol #NZHeritageSites #Ihumātao https://t.co/lOxhcgWUEQ20

25 Aug - most liked tweets

TweeterTweet
te_taipoThis is Pania Newton’s official Twitter account @panianewton #ihumātao18
democracymumLol – Ardern ‘timing’ her escape.from #ihumātao 😁17
te_taipo#Ihumatao #ProtectIhumatao https://t.co/RGZ3HFJCXv6
shayne_akl@etangata so why was Chris Finlayson arguing for Tainui to buy #ihumātao and develop it as a golf course for wealthy? #protectihumatao #crownSignedTeTiriti3

19 Aug - most retweeted tweets

TweeterTweetRT
henare_Everyone wants to take the shot until it’s time to take the shot. ✊🏽🔥#Ihumātao @ Eden Park45
prosyria2Muslim whanau preparing tonight’s Kai for all the whanau of #Ihumatao43
eisleku#Ihumatao support from London via @protestencil35

20 Aug - most retweeted tweets

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hamishpricenzMāori gave Labour every Māori seat at the last election, but now iwi are sick of her wagging. Footnote: she did not deliver a solution to #Ihumātao today, but we can be sure she will get out the chequebook soon.9
comptonklIs the PM taking the taxpayers’ credit card to Turangawaewae today to make the #Ihumātao problem go away?6
janehretraining#Ihumatao https://t.co/EbEuIrAyui (OTD Ihumatao Timeline)5
highlordmhoram#Ihumatao https://t.co/EbEuIrAyui5
grevillewhittleNicky Hager at #Ihumatao https://t.co/cVQgDeMUt03

21 Aug - most retweeted tweets

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democracymumJacinda Ardern has said she had NO INTENTIONS to go to #Ihumātao Also Ardern: 🤔 “I will be there for those hard conversations. I AM THERE…” Seems like the leader of our country speaks with a mighty large forked tongue. 👅21
nzheadlinerIf Jacinda Ardern announces at 2pm today that the govt will buy Ihumātao land off Fletchers – What legal action can the NZ people take? #nzpol #ihumatao11
sandybeachesaklIs the PM taking the taxpayers’ credit card to Turangawaewae today to make the #Ihumātao problem go away?6
stephenclarkenzDuring the 1975 hikoi when asked if she thought Pākehā would listen Dame Whina Cooper replied, “Good gracious, it’s our land…of course they will, I have every hope that the Pākehā would.”When #Ihumātao hikoi reaches @jacindaardern office hoping our PM will be there to listen.5

22 Aug - most retweeted tweets

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notthebaronessNew Zealand in 2019 is a Muslim woman in hijab performing a haka with her children at the site of a peaceful protest led by Māori on sacred land in Auckland where a developer wants to build 500 homes. #Ihumatao https://t.co/RB7ztn2jQX156
hamishpricenzThe PM changed her diary to make sure she is in Wellington today to avoid the #ihumātao hikoi. Despite being in town, she is still wagging Question Time in Parliament. #nzpol #nzqt25
hamishpricenzThe PM took her entire family halfway across the world in New York to address 20 people at the United Nations. Yet she couldn’t even bother to turn up to her own office to meet 200 #ihumātao protesters. My worry is she’s not taking her job seriously. #nzpol https://t.co/zZG0MN2hu224
mules_mJacinda Ardern has said she had NO INTENTIONS to go to #Ihumātao Also Ardern: 🤔”I will be there for those hard conversations. I AM THERE…” Seems like the leader of our country speaks with a mighty large forked tongue. 👅
#nzpol #hypocrite #weakpm
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23 Aug - most retweeted tweets

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taneoftheforestHikoi arrives at the PM’s office. Police have closed off New North Rd from St Luke’s Rd. Powhiri nkw taking place right on New North Rd. #ihumātao https://t.co/xBpCOGHR8W36
dunvirkinThe PM changed her diary to make sure she is in Wellington today to avoid the #ihumātao hikoi. Despite being in town, she is still wagging Question Time in Parliament. #nzpol #nzqt25
gringene_bio“We had the pōwhiri and then we just went into a portacom and laid it all out on the table – about how we felt, how difficult it’s been and how upset we were, and they just listened. And we felt they really listened.” Rapprochement via tikanga at #ihumātao https://t.co/DAp03BXv6225
deepsmoke2The PM took her entire family halfway across the world in New York to address 20 people at the United Nations. Yet she couldn’t even bother to turn up to her own office to meet 200 #ihumātao protesters. My worry is she’s not taking her job seriously. #nzpol https://t.co/zZG0MN2hu224

24 Aug - most retweeted tweets

TweeterTweetRT
anawaruOn Police 10-7 the other week the Popo pulled up a car stolen a few years back that had been on-sold. The Cop said I know you didn’t steal it, but never the less it has to go back to the original owner. Seems logical, moral and well, just tika, aye? #ihumātao much?27
sandybeachesaklThe PM changed her diary to make sure she is in Wellington today to avoid the #ihumātao hikoi. Despite being in town, she is still wagging Question Time in Parliament. #nzpol #nzqt25
easegillThose wanting to protect #Ihumātao repeatedly asked Jacinda Ardern to visit the #historic site, which she refused to do. So in hope of some movement from government 100s marched in rain to Ardern’s office this week. My @NZStuff @SundayStarTimes #cartoon #nzpol #Māori https://t.co/d8KhO1Mr6816
sandybeachesaklThe most striking part of this clip of Ardern is where she says
“I will be there, – I am there” Sadly that’s a big fib
She wasn’t there today & she wasn’t in #NZQT to take questions Ardern has not only become the #PartTimePM but #CowardPM & the #JustNotTherePM. #nzpol #Ihumatao
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25 Aug - most retweeted tweets

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hopetoflyOn Police 10-7 the other week the Popo pulled up a car stolen a few years back that had been on-sold. The Cop said I know you didn’t steal it, but never the less it has to go back to the original owner. Seems logical, moral and well, just tika, aye? #ihumātao much?27
_curly_juOn Police 10-7 the other week the Popo pulled up a car stolen a few years back that had been on-sold. The Cop said I know you didn’t steal it, but never the less it has to go back to the original owner. Seems logical, moral and well, just tika, aye? #ihumātao much?27
nzjuliemarshallThose wanting to protect #Ihumātao repeatedly asked Jacinda Ardern to visit the #historic site, which she refused to do. So in hope of some movement from government 100s marched in rain to Ardern’s office this week. My @NZStuff @SundayStarTimes #cartoon #nzpol #Māori https://t.co/d8KhO1Mr6816
domesticanimalWhen the PM wouldn’t go to the Stonefields, the Stonefields went to the PM. My @SundayStarTimes @NZStuff #cartoon #nzpol #NZHeritageSites #Ihumātao https://t.co/lOxhcgWUEQ7