Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 14th, 2017 - 30 comments
Anthony Rimell is Labour’s candidate for the Ilam seat. In this post he sets out the reasons why he is standing for Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, March 4th, 2017 - 22 comments
2017 will be New Zealand’s eighth election under MMP, over 22 years. With very strong democratically elected governments appearing right across the world digging in for the long term, it’s useful to take a moment for MMP.
Written By: - Date published: 1:43 pm, February 27th, 2017 - 11 comments
Angela Warren-Clark (Tauranga Women’s Refuge manager) for Bay of Plenty and Jan Tinetti (Principal) for Tauranga. These are the kinds of grounded, real-world perspectives that we need in Parliament.
Written By: - Date published: 12:55 pm, February 26th, 2017 - 12 comments
James Shaw addresses Green Party candidates and shares their vision for Aotearoa New Zealand
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 25th, 2017 - 147 comments
Water is both the front line and the rallying cry.
Written By: - Date published: 7:48 am, February 23rd, 2017 - 130 comments
The left is facing the possiblity of its fourth election loss in a row. What type of campaign should it run this year to win?
Written By: - Date published: 7:41 am, February 21st, 2017 - 15 comments
Idiot/Savant suggests removing the 5% threshold and introducing preferential voting for electorate seats.
Written By: - Date published: 5:51 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 53 comments
The agreement between the Mana Movement and the Māori Party.
Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 13 comments
Te Tai Tokerau looks to be a hotly contested seat in the 2017 general election, and the Greens are entering the fray there for the first time, with new candidate Godfrey Rudolph.
Written By: - Date published: 9:58 am, February 20th, 2017 - 40 comments
Another strong Labour selection in an interesting electorate.
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, February 17th, 2017 - 131 comments
What are the Greens up to then?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, February 8th, 2017 - 3 comments
Green Party co-leader James Shaw’s 2017 Parliamentary Commencement Speech
Written By: - Date published: 8:14 am, January 30th, 2017 - 33 comments
Yesterday’s joint Labour Green state of the nation event was effectively a campaign launch for the 2017 election. And it went well.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 28th, 2017 - 72 comments
Donald Trump’s ascendancy to power presents the left with the chance of showing that progressive politics is a much better choice than the alternative.
Written By: - Date published: 7:49 am, January 26th, 2017 - 103 comments
Greg Presland has been daft enough put his hand up for Labour candidate in New Lynn. That would be unfortunate for this site. But my advice for Labour and New Lynn is to grab him. Media say that the leading candidates are him and Deborah Russell. Regardless of a her competence, a non-Auckland resident is a big ask in the era of MMP seats.
Written By: - Date published: 7:28 pm, January 25th, 2017 - 9 comments
Morgan Godfery, Mike Munro and Stephanie Rodgers will discuss this topic Thursday 26 January at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington at 5:30pm for the Fabian Society. All welcome – will be interesting.
Written By: - Date published: 8:56 am, January 23rd, 2017 - 61 comments
Campaigning is underway in Mt Albert. Looks like it will be a very different kind of by election.
Written By: - Date published: 8:30 am, January 21st, 2017 - 105 comments
I want justice for the families of the worst workplace tragedy in decades. If New Zealanders choose to change the Government this year, Pike will be a priority in my first hundred days as Prime Minister.
Written By: - Date published: 10:46 am, January 13th, 2017 - 39 comments
Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February