Written By: - Date published: 10:32 am, April 28th, 2017 - 8 comments
The Green Party’s Māori Caucus is on a national outreach tour to engage with Māori communities, starting in Northland today.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, April 19th, 2017 - 38 comments
National is about to execute a flip flop on immigration, not for any constructive reason, but to try and head off Winston Peters’ big issue.
Written By: - Date published: 4:31 pm, April 13th, 2017 - 4 comments
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Written By: - Date published: 8:11 am, April 9th, 2017 - 29 comments
National’s New Lynn candidate Paulo Garcia appears to be receiving campaigning assistance from the Philippine Ambassador for New Zealand. Is this appropriate?
Written By: - Date published: 12:16 pm, April 2nd, 2017 - 91 comments
The Green Party has released its indicative party list for consideration by the party membership.
Written By: - Date published: 8:45 am, March 27th, 2017 - 51 comments
John Key has claimed that the transfer of power from himself to Bill English was flawless and designed to ensure continuation of National’s rule. Based on the last couple of opinion poll results he should reconsider his optimism.
Written By: - Date published: 7:24 am, March 27th, 2017 - 73 comments
Marama Fox opens the way for the Māori Party to work with Labour and the Greens.
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: 7:48 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: 5:51 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 53 comments
The agreement between the Mana Movement and the Māori Party.
Written By: - Date published: 12:18 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 165 comments
As reported on Stuff: “Hone Harawira gets clear Te Tai Tokerau run for Mana not running against Maori Party in other seats”.
Written By: - Date published: 11:00 pm, February 18th, 2017 - 86 comments
In a guest post, Labour’s Ōhāriu candidate Greg O’Connor responds to some of the topics of comments in the post “Greg O’Connor selected for Ōhāriu” and elsewhere on the blogs.
Written By: - Date published: 5:52 pm, February 12th, 2017 - 150 comments
The former Police Association president has been confirmed as a Labour’s candidate for Wellington’s Ōhāriu electorate.
Written By: - Date published: 12:27 pm, February 4th, 2017 - 25 comments
Following on from their joint “state of the nation” it’s been a good week for the political left in NZ. Here’s a roundup.