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Young on Little

Written By: - Date published: 11:14 am, September 14th, 2015 - 48 comments


While Labour leaders are in the spotlight, a good piece on Andrew Little by Audrey Young in the weekend.

Nudge Nudge in Northland

Written By: - Date published: 11:07 am, March 7th, 2015 - 97 comments

John Key Chicken

Two interesting changes in the Northland by-election overnight.


Andrea Vance on Andrew Little’s “dream run”

Written By: - Date published: 9:32 am, March 1st, 2015 - 20 comments

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Andrea Vance on the Labour leader’s first 100 days in office.

Andrew Little; leadership, loyalty and lasting the distance.

Written By: - Date published: 1:19 pm, February 26th, 2015 - 64 comments

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Its 100 days since the NZ Labour Party elected Andrew Little as its leader. What an inspired decision that has turned out to be! Little has galvanised the party, united the caucus and looks set to be the next PM. How has he turned Labour around?

Labour’s Betrayal Continues

Written By: - Date published: 6:35 am, February 18th, 2015 - 440 comments


It might well be in Labour’s best interests to cut the crap now and go into coalition with the National Ltd™ Cult of John Key. It would be the honest thing to do. Kiwis will then know where the boundaries lie and who actually is working to oppose the implementation of the wider neo-liberal ideology.

Principled stands from Little

Written By: - Date published: 9:06 am, February 17th, 2015 - 153 comments

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It’s looking more and more like Labour has found the right leader at last.

Labour’s plan vs National’s plan

Written By: - Date published: 1:34 pm, January 28th, 2015 - 43 comments

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The choice is clear.

Espiner profile on Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, January 20th, 2015 - 17 comments

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Guyon Espiner has a paywalled profile of Andrew Little up at The Listener.

Andrea Vance on Andrew Little’s game plan

Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 19th, 2015 - 94 comments

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Andrew Little will give his state of the nation speech on 28 January. What can we expect to see in it?

’81: knowing your position

Written By: - Date published: 9:21 am, November 22nd, 2014 - 103 comments

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Andrea Vance has written an informative article about Andrew Little.  In it, among other things, we learn that Little remembers exactly which side he was on during the 1981 Springbok rugby tour.

Standard questions: Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, November 13th, 2014 - 63 comments

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A couple of weeks ago we asked readers to suggest questions for written answers from the candidates. We chose / edited six questions, and sent them to the four campaigns. Here are Andrew Little’s answers.

Andrew Little’s plan for Labour

Written By: - Date published: 3:22 pm, November 9th, 2014 - 103 comments

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One of the most important challenges we must confront is rebuilding our Party and our movement.

Leadership carnage! Crisis! Farce! Civil war!

Written By: - Date published: 7:29 am, October 31st, 2014 - 112 comments


Last night I attended the Dunedin meeting of the Labour leadership traveling roadshow. Carnage! Crisis! Farce! Civil war!

Meet the Candidates.

Written By: - Date published: 11:49 am, October 30th, 2014 - 3 comments

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For those interested, a pre-hustings catch up with Labour Party leader contenders in Dunedin today.

Dairy Workers back Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, October 29th, 2014 - 35 comments

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The Dairy Workers Union has officially endorsed Andrew Little’s bid for the Labour leadership.

Questions for the candidates

Written By: - Date published: 10:28 am, October 28th, 2014 - 117 comments


The live Q&A sessions have been great, but we would like to put some written questions to each of the Labour leadership candidates, so that more detailed answers can be compared. Suggestions please…

All Things Being Equal…

Written By: - Date published: 1:46 pm, October 27th, 2014 - 171 comments


Assuming that all four contenders for leadership of Labour are equally worthy, there is a defining factor that ought to be considered…vulnerability to attack.

Have a coffee and a yarn with Andrew Little on Labour Day (Auckland)

Written By: - Date published: 3:48 pm, October 25th, 2014 - 17 comments

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Servo Cafe, Te Atatu, 2:30 on Monday 27 October.

The final field

Written By: - Date published: 8:18 am, October 15th, 2014 - 60 comments


Well, the list of Labour leadership contenders has defied the predictions of the pundits (myself included). Here’s my 2c on the final field.

Q&A with Andrew Little

Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, October 12th, 2014 - 188 comments

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I’d like to say thanks to the Standard for hosting me today. I’ve always enjoyed robust political meetings and I’m a firm believer in fronting up and answering the hard questions. Labour is a great party. Our movement’s values are values that New Zealanders share – we’re a party and a nation that believes deeply […]

Q&A with Andrew Little 3pm Sunday

Written By: - Date published: 8:38 pm, October 10th, 2014 - 39 comments

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At 3pm on Sunday, Andrew Little will be on The Standard for discussion with questions from our audience of ardent left-wingers, greens, those who are just interested, and the odd troll with a fenestration obsession.

Progressive social media

Written By: - Date published: 9:27 am, October 10th, 2014 - 70 comments

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Now that the dust is settling on the 2014 general election it is a good time for progressives to review our and our opponents’ use of social media and what can be done better.  And how do we respond effectively to the approach of the right which is now thanks to Nicky Hager painstakingly clear.

Then there were three

Written By: - Date published: 11:19 am, October 9th, 2014 - 345 comments


Andrew Little has formally announced that he is also seeking the Labour Party leadership.

A Little Goes A Long Way

Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, October 5th, 2014 - 241 comments


Finally confirmed as a Labour List MP, Andrew Little is mulling over a tilt at the leadership. This is good news for the party. Cunliffe is a busted flush and Robertson is too bland to win voters back. Labour needs a circuit breaker. A Little may go a long way.

The Prime Nanny

Written By: - Date published: 10:35 am, November 7th, 2013 - 23 comments

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Parliament’s  Chief Nanny has been in full flight this week, trying to slap down questions from Jan Logie and Andrew Little about trial processes for sexual abuse cases. Nanny was very strict. Everyone else had got it wrong, and needed to be corrected. When Nanny got it wrong herself, as she did when answering Andrew Little, she backed off  quickly. When he challenged “so you don’t want to change anything”, she found the mild heckling “abusive”, which certainly does raise the bar, at least for herself.

When ideology fails: a Dickensian Govt

Written By: - Date published: 10:05 am, December 6th, 2012 - 53 comments


The Key government’s sham and failed ideology of freedom and democracy can be seen in two Bills that were before the House this week.  This government is increasingly autocratic and anti-democratic, while enabling the powerful to exploit and control the powerless, including children.

Crushless Collins drops lawsuit

Written By: - Date published: 5:50 pm, November 14th, 2012 - 18 comments

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Judith Collins pledged to take Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little to court for defamation after they suggested she was involved in leaking Bronwyn Pullar’s name via Slater-Lusk. Today she dropped the suit after a letter from Mallard and Little in which a) don’t concede defaming her and b) deny intent to do so. A huge back down from Crushless.

Collins folds

Written By: - Date published: 5:41 pm, November 14th, 2012 - 18 comments


And so Collins’ “defamation” case against Mallard and Little ends, not with a bang, but a whimper.

Oops – doubled up posting with Eddie – read both posts!

Collins’ Bennett problem

Written By: - Date published: 12:13 pm, August 16th, 2012 - 22 comments

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I look forward to Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little calling Paula Bennett as a witness in their defamation suit with Judith Collins. Bennett openly admits doing what Collins has sued Mallard and Little for accusing her of doing: using ministerial powers to leak the private details of a political opponent. Bennett even says she’ll do it again. She obviously doesn’t see doing it as hurting her reputation.

Collins rates her reputation worthless

Written By: - Date published: 8:27 am, May 31st, 2012 - 25 comments


Judith Collins has tried to go for a lower bar in her defamation suit against Andrew Little and Trevor Mallard to get it over with quicker. But asking for a declaration, rather than damages, doesn’t reduce the legal test. There’s just no way Collins is going to be able to show she was legally defamed, let alone rebuff the defences Little and Mallard have.

Pride cometh

Written By: - Date published: 10:47 am, May 17th, 2012 - 52 comments

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Judith Collins has finally filed defamation action against Trevor Mallard and Andrew Little. She’s waited until close to the Budget so that the story would be quickly overshadowed and then forgotten. You see, Collins had foolishly got herself between a rock and a hard place. Suing wasn’t the optimal choice but she’s too prideful for the alternative.

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