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Metiria Turei’s legacy

Written By: - Date published: 7:27 am, September 26th, 2017 - 57 comments

What she did wasn’t a mistake.

How a National/Green coalition could work

Written By: - Date published: 7:20 am, September 26th, 2017 - 124 comments

A plan for how the Greens could save the election.

Where to now for the Greens?

Written By: - Date published: 11:55 am, September 24th, 2017 - 151 comments

Some post election thoughts on what James Shaw said last night, what the post-election options are, and that given the Left got a possible reprieve not an outright win, what are we going to do next?

Some election night notes

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 pm, September 23rd, 2017 - 15 comments

The timing of this election’s results, how NZ governments are formed, and election stress.

Election night coverage

Written By: - Date published: 1:18 pm, September 23rd, 2017 - 13 comments

Some places for lefties to follow the counting and take part in the talking.

Go Green – the twitter version

Written By: - Date published: 5:24 pm, September 22nd, 2017 - 4 comments

Who are you going to wake up with on Sunday morning?

Go Green

Written By: - Date published: 11:22 am, September 22nd, 2017 - 20 comments

All the good reasons, and it comes down to values and what kind of government and country NZ now wants.

Anger and compassion

Written By: - Date published: 6:07 pm, September 21st, 2017 - 40 comments

It seems that a man set himself on fire in parliament grounds today.

The poll that matters will be completed on Saturday

Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, September 21st, 2017 - 107 comments

Poll results! And, the most important thing we can do now is vote, and get out the vote, and remind people that only Labour and the Greens have committed to changing the government.

The Green Party Policy Manifesto (fully costed and seriously progressive)

Written By: - Date published: 12:43 pm, September 20th, 2017 - 48 comments

The Greens have a fully costed plan of their goals for New Zealand’s future. Anything but boring, this is bold vision, progressive values, and detailed planning as well as solid economics for the fiscal geeks.

The failure of TOP’s Youth UBI policy

Written By: - Date published: 9:48 am, September 19th, 2017 - 97 comments

Safety nets should be for all people and the best way to ensure that is to design them for social need not as economic tools. Despite Gareth Morgan’s assertion that policy is everything, The Opportunities Party has managed to create a youth policy that is discriminatory.

Closing the loops on oil spills and broken pipe lines

Written By: - Date published: 9:10 am, September 18th, 2017 - 210 comments

This isn’t what we meant by keep it in the ground.

Save Mart sacks unionised workers

Written By: - Date published: 8:55 am, September 16th, 2017 - 52 comments

First Union members working at Save Mart were given notice yesterday after complaints this week were made about health and safety conditions and interviews showing a culture of punishment and degradation.

What’s up with NZF?

Written By: - Date published: 7:16 am, September 15th, 2017 - 24 comments

Peters’ major election interview is a mess of epic proportions, and NZF’s own Pauline Hanson makes an iwi/kiwi speech.

Kia Kaha Lefties – it’s one poll

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, September 13th, 2017 - 93 comments

Somewhere between complacency and losing hope there’s the mahi that still needs doing.

Is NZF positioning itself for a 4th term National government?

Written By: - Date published: 12:08 pm, September 12th, 2017 - 33 comments

It’s a timely reminder that 12 days before the election Winston Peters has just reaffirmed the door is very much open to a coalition or Confidence and Supply agreement between National and NZF. If you want to change the government, a vote for NZF is a risk.

Plant trees, love NZ: the Greens’ bold Climate Protection Plan

Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 11th, 2017 - 67 comments

The Greens have a comprehensive, detailed plan for NZ on what to do about climate change that works through transforming the economy, ending poverty, and protecting the environment.

Reasons to vote Green: the TPPA

Written By: - Date published: 12:58 pm, September 9th, 2017 - 61 comments

A strong Green Party presence in government is the best way to prevent the TPPA, and is critical in protecting NZ’s environment and social and political sovereignty.

Speaking of mothers

Written By: - Date published: 1:28 pm, September 5th, 2017 - 31 comments

There’s a direct relationship between how badly we treat mothers and how much we exalt neoliberalism.

Tick tock.

Written By: - Date published: 1:01 pm, September 5th, 2017 - 45 comments

Relentlessly positive will help us change the government. Then what?

Challenging the divine right of kingmakers

Written By: - Date published: 12:40 pm, September 1st, 2017 - 123 comments

23 days to go. We’re now this close to changing the government, and have a real chance at a truly progressive government with a Labour/Green coalition. For that we need strong Green representation.

Climate change and transport – the Greens’ integrated policy

Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 25th, 2017 - 7 comments

Designing policy for a low carbon world and good lives, the Greens are standing strong in the need to act now on climate change.

Words on leaving the House of pain and strength

Written By: - Date published: 8:48 am, August 24th, 2017 - 32 comments

All gratitude to Catherine Delahunty for this blazing speech.

Why Gareth Morgan’s sexist personality matters

Written By: - Date published: 11:12 am, August 21st, 2017 - 123 comments

It’s not just policy that is important. The fight of this election is over values and whether people matter too.

Lefties on The Standard: MMP

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, August 20th, 2017 - 116 comments

Another experimental post on The Standard, providing a discussion space for left-wing and progressive people only.

Godwin on Godwin

Written By: - Date published: 6:20 am, August 20th, 2017 - 83 comments

It’s ok to call Nazis Nazis.

Equal pay protestors chase the Government out of the Dunedin hospital

Written By: - Date published: 1:50 pm, August 19th, 2017 - 50 comments

They ran away from equal pay. 

Green Party makes astounding poll recovery in 24 hours!

Written By: - Date published: 11:29 am, August 19th, 2017 - 68 comments

Can we please get on with the real mahi now?

Getting out the vote

Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, August 18th, 2017 - 10 comments

Tips on helping people to enrol to vote.

Brutal

Written By: - Date published: 7:35 am, August 14th, 2017 - 157 comments

Punitive welfare settles into a new low.

The Greens: solidarity and resistance

Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 13th, 2017 - 102 comments

Ahead of the Green Party’s election campaign relaunch this afternoon, let’s get a few things straight about who and what the Green Party is.

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