Written By: - Date published: 12:41 pm, August 17th, 2017 - 6 comments
In America Donald Trump has abandoned business think tanks that he established not that long ago. During the last Labour Government Helen Clark established the Growth and Innovation Advisory Board with mixed results. What should a Jacinda Ardern led Labour-Green coalition do?
Written By: - Date published: 7:00 am, August 16th, 2017 - 158 comments
Over the ditch the Australian Government has accused New Zealand Labour of using Parliament to undermine Barnaby Joyce. But an analysis of the claim suggests that anyone claiming this should be regarded as being a whacka because the media was onto the claim two days before the questions were asked.
Written By: - Date published: 10:44 am, August 15th, 2017 - 65 comments
A list of Labour’s announced policies to date and an easy way to compare them to other parties’ policies.
Written By: - Date published: 12:25 pm, August 14th, 2017 - 100 comments
“Labour’s School Leavers’ Toolkit will help students learn to drive, understand practical budgeting, be equipped with workplace skills, and learn how our political system operates through civics education at school. Every secondary school will be resourced to provide these courses.”
Written By: - Date published: 6:28 am, August 14th, 2017 - 60 comments
Jacinda Ardern at the chippy and James Shaw in the House.
Written By: - Date published: 1:08 pm, August 13th, 2017 - 77 comments
National has announced its policy to deal with youth crime by reannouncing a military service scheme that already exists, proposing a special category for young offenders that will have some young people seek that status and by proposing to fine parents who can’t keep their kids home at night.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, August 11th, 2017 - 69 comments
In the interests of keeping it simple, an obvious fact or two and a basic proposition.
Written By: - Date published: 1:29 pm, August 10th, 2017 - 81 comments
“Hosking is an inappropriate choice to present the election debates in a fair, unbiased manner.”
Written By: - Date published: 11:44 am, August 10th, 2017 - 35 comments
“Newshub political editor Patrick Gower has apologised to Green Party leader James Shaw for suggesting a bad poll result drove his co-leader to quit.” If you are angry about this – use your vote…
Written By: - Date published: 9:01 am, August 10th, 2017 - 68 comments
If Jacinda Ardern’s Labour can get a jump to 33-36% in the polls in just one week, how high can it go for the election? We need to see further gains coming from National – and they will. We need to see the Green vote recover – and it will…
Written By: - Date published: 6:17 pm, August 9th, 2017 - 11 comments
This post was written and ready to go and then news of Metiria Turei stepping down hit. Some of it might read a little strangely because of that. I’ve changed some of the tenses used.
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, August 9th, 2017 - 76 comments
Labour has announced its water policy. Details include higher swimming water quality standards, a work task force to get young people off the dole replanting riperian margins and charges for commercial consumers with the royalties being paid to regional councils.
Written By: - Date published: 12:05 pm, August 8th, 2017 - 70 comments
Matthew Whitehead on what’s going on with the Greens.
Written By: - Date published: 8:42 am, August 8th, 2017 - 276 comments
Shaw in his own words on where the party is at.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, August 8th, 2017 - 45 comments
Is Jacinda Ardern’s rise to power evidence of a change of approach to political campaigning by Labour?
Written By: - Date published: 7:30 am, August 8th, 2017 - 22 comments
Act has announced a policy that would undermine current protection given to the Waitakere Ranges. If it gets a chance …
Written By: - Date published: 6:52 am, August 8th, 2017 - 45 comments
Yes. Quite seriously.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, August 7th, 2017 - 49 comments
A week is a long time in politics, as the saying goes. The election has been turned upside down. The long pent-up mood for change has found its champion.
Written By: - Date published: 6:45 am, August 7th, 2017 - 31 comments
From the letter – “Prime Minister Bill English is asking National voters in Ohariu to support National with their Party vote and Peter Dunne with their Electorate vote as this year’s General Election.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, August 6th, 2017 - 102 comments
Labour has announced its Auckland Transport policy.