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NZLP Review of Election 2014; the Good, the Bad and the Ugly.

Written By: - Date published: 5:34 pm, June 3rd, 2015 - 124 comments


The NZ Labour party’s review of election 2015 makes for interesting reading. It’s honest, straightforward and heartening. There is much to be learned from the last election campaign and it looks like the membership have got their points across to the review team. Good work, Labour!

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?

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.

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.

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.

Hatin’ on the left

Written By: - Date published: 8:45 pm, February 10th, 2013 - 432 comments

Shearer and Mallard

So Trevor Mallard thinks it’s smart to stick the boot in to Russell Norman for linking to an article about using the printing of money as a tool of monetary policy. Well it says a lot more about the state of the Labour Party than anything else. It just goes to show what happens when […]

For a February leadership vote

Written By: - Date published: 10:07 am, January 25th, 2013 - 153 comments

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No one in Labour can deny there’s a real issue with internal disunity. Not only is the caucus divided (and more than ever since the Shearer camp’s handling of the conference fallout), but there’s a major breach between the membership and the caucus. Unless this is fixed and we can get the party united we’re looking at another term in opposition after 2014.

Cone of Silence?

Written By: - Date published: 1:09 pm, September 3rd, 2012 - 101 comments


A couple of weeks back I wrote a post offering Shearer, Robertson or Pagani an opportunity to justify their (more or less) blanket attack on beneficiaries. At the time, I didn’t realise Pagani had been banned from ‘the standard’ for (from memory) being an idiot . So, okay – he’s not able to respond via […]

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