Written By: - Date published: 10:39 pm, June 22nd, 2017 - 49 comments
Bill English’s texted electorate chair Stuart Davie on 21st February 2016 saying Glenys Dickson was given an extra payout from the Leader’s fund “to avoid potential legal action.” It was the only source available for an extra payout for confidentiality. English said today no-one in February knew there was any issue of illegality. Then what legal action and why an extra payment?
Written By: - Date published: 9:25 am, June 12th, 2017 - 60 comments
The mess surrounding and “affordable” housing development in Manukau highlights a dilemma that sets ratepayers against those in need of a home. This needs leadership from central government. I won’t hold my breath.
Written By: - Date published: 11:26 am, April 16th, 2017 - 17 comments
Photo: RNZ / Diego Opatowski
Written By: - Date published: 9:22 am, April 6th, 2017 - 39 comments
Labour’s new tactic of featuring a leadership team seems to be working well.
Written By: - Date published: 1:03 pm, March 21st, 2017 - 58 comments
In breaking news, Labour’s Māori electorate MPs to stand as electorate candidates only (not on the list).
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, March 16th, 2017 - 145 comments
The attack on Ardern as “all show and no substance” is a curious one for a party that was led for so many years by John Key.
Written By: - Date published: 9:52 am, March 7th, 2017 - 40 comments
The crisis around English’s amateur-hour handling of the super announcement is an opportunity for Judith Collins.
Written By: - Date published: 8:02 am, March 2nd, 2017 - 72 comments
The (presumed) move to Jacinda Ardern as deputy leader has been very well received.
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, February 9th, 2017 - 52 comments
With these deep divisions exposed the party is clearly in total disarray.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, February 7th, 2017 - 21 comments
Anonymous Herald editorial: “Bill English has 8 months to answer Labour’s challenge”.
Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, February 6th, 2017 - 19 comments
Well the lead-up to Waitangi Day this year has certainly had its fair share of drama!
You can read Andrew Little’s thoughts on the day here: Andrew Little: Waitangi a day for all of us to come together
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: 7:23 am, December 19th, 2016 - 53 comments
What next for Collins? Burning ambition, a significant personal following, no future in National. Time jump to ACT? She must fancy her chances of taking over that pretend party and building it up to a “kingmaker” role.
Written By: - Date published: 10:18 am, December 12th, 2016 - 110 comments
Bye John, out with the old. And in with the old. Shortly the Nats will anoint the chosen one, Bill English. A pre-failed leader. Mr 21%. The greedy double dipper. The boring, conservative choice for a boring conservative party.
Written By: - Date published: 6:12 am, December 4th, 2016 - 169 comments
Audrey Young: “The Labour leader has described the win as ‘a bloody nose for National’. It is more like a bloody nose, a black eye and broken jaw.”
Update: As of 11am not a single story on Mt Roskill appears on the online front pages of either The Herald or Stuff. What a surprise!
Written By: - Date published: 1:23 am, November 23rd, 2016 - 39 comments
The misogynist buffoon, under-skilled charlatan and ignorant bigot that the Americans have elected to be their constitutional monarch for the next four years appears to have effectively killed the constraint of trade agreement known as the TPP. From a freer trade advocate, avid exporter, and labour movement supporter with a touch of green :- Good riddance.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, October 14th, 2016 - 41 comments
I’m going to miss you, mate.
Written By: - Date published: 1:36 pm, August 29th, 2016 - 35 comments
There is a new leftie think tank in town. Congratulations to Sue Bradford and her team. We hope to hear plenty more from ESRA!
Written By: - Date published: 1:22 pm, August 26th, 2016 - 10 comments
Robertson: “What is the economic paradigm that will meet the challenge of world of less secure work, more automation?”
Written By: - Date published: 10:16 am, August 23rd, 2016 - 109 comments
Andrew Little: “John Key will give you all the excuses you can stomach for his failure to stabilise house prices and boost incomes but the truth is clear: if we want to change the path we’re on, we need to change the government.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:04 pm, August 22nd, 2016 - 48 comments
After National blocked a proposed official inquiry into homelessness, Labour, The Greens and The Maori Party went ahead with their own. It will no doubt come up with useful recommendations. But to see them implemented we will need to change the government.