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.
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: 8:30 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: 8:30 am, January 10th, 2017 - 71 comments
Bill English has used a proposal for timing of his Waitangi speech to wrongly claim that he is being silenced. And most of the media bought it.
Written By: - Date published: 9:34 am, January 2nd, 2017 - 369 comments
In strange news Kim Dotcom is talking about resurrecting the Internet Party and claims have been made that a New Zealand journalist is seeking asylum in Russia. Update: I am satisfied the application is for real.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, December 7th, 2016 - 84 comments
Now that we are entering the post Key era the Barbecue season presents the perfect time for all good progressives to talk to everyone about the importance of politics.