Written By: - Date published: 11:41 am, June 28th, 2017 - 8 comments
That’s a mish-mash of Nat soundbites past and present. For the reality underlying it all, check out the excellent RNZ series “Is this the Brighter Future?”
Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, June 26th, 2017 - 50 comments
“We remain committed to setting a resource rental for large water take for irrigation at a fair and affordable price.”
Written By: - Date published: 12:47 am, June 26th, 2017 - 20 comments
National’s conference was supposed to be a tour de force, setting them up for the home stretch to the election. Instead it was empty of policy or vision, and coverage was drowned in a rising tide of Billshit.
Written By: - Date published: 10:37 am, June 25th, 2017 - 17 comments
A little bit of feel good for a Sunday morning (plus a very clever cat!).
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, June 24th, 2017 - 41 comments
Nelson city councillor Matt Lawrey is to run a two tick campaign with the full backing of the party.
Written By: - Date published: 11:17 am, June 22nd, 2017 - 9 comments
A 21st century city simply has to have integrated, multi-modal public transport at its heart.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 20th, 2017 - 101 comments
Max Rasbrooke has done an analysis of donations to political parties, and raises the concern that donations buy influence. There is a solution to this problem.
Written By: - Date published: 10:23 am, June 15th, 2017 - 36 comments
It’s 100 days to the election!
Young voters have the power…
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, June 10th, 2017 - 13 comments
Jonathan Pie celebrates the UK election result.
Written By: - Date published: 11:26 pm, June 8th, 2017 - 12 comments
There’s the heel of a boot, and then there’s the lifting of it.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, June 7th, 2017 - 120 comments
The political right try it on every election year, in an attempt to sow a bit of discord. I expect this sort of obvious and clumsy wedge politics from Hooton and the like, but I was a bit surprised to see Duncan Garner having a go.
Written By: - Date published: 4:48 pm, June 3rd, 2017 - 136 comments
A wee bit of speculation for a long week-end.
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, May 30th, 2017 - 92 comments
“The Budget is what allows National to govern. If National failed to pass the Budget, all its legal ability to tax and spend would dry up and the Government would fall apart. There is no way we would vote for the Budget, because that would be supporting the National Government and its agenda.” Metiria Turei and James Shaw, Green Party blog.
Written By: - Date published: 11:02 am, May 29th, 2017 - 32 comments
Is this an isolated case or is it representative of a change of mood in the non-voting electorate?
Written By: - Date published: 6:25 am, May 29th, 2017 - 13 comments
Despite rumours to the contrary, the Green Party was highly critical of National’s Budget.
Written By: - Date published: 9:07 am, May 27th, 2017 - 19 comments
Rohan Lord this week pulled out from being a Labour candidate because he thought his prospects of being elected were remote because he was a white middle class male. His comments displayed a complete lack of understanding of how the Labour Party works and ignores the fact that having a truly representative caucus is a virtue.
Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, May 27th, 2017 - 61 comments
The chronically erratic Roy Morgan poll is out again, with Nat vs Lab/Green in a dead heat.
Written By: - Date published: 8:31 am, May 25th, 2017 - 25 comments
From pre announced budget initiatives it is clear that today’s budget will provide National the opportunity to announce watered down insipid versions of current Labour Party policies.
Written By: - Date published: 8:34 am, May 23rd, 2017 - 36 comments
We’ve had the Brighter Future (it sucks). We’ve had The Cusp of Something Special (it wasn’t). What will National’s soundbite slogan be this time?
Written By: - Date published: 10:58 am, May 21st, 2017 - 66 comments
And in the United Kingdom the election that was meant to be a foregone conclusion suddenly is suddenly tightening.