Written By: - Date published: 10:50 am, February 22nd, 2017 - 222 comments
What if we based our politics on relationships not power?
Written By: - Date published: 7:17 am, February 17th, 2017 - 131 comments
What are the Greens up to then?
Written By: - Date published: 9:33 am, February 14th, 2017 - 19 comments
The Government is refusing to support Jan Logie’s bill aimed at helping the victims of domestic violence despite the bill receiving support from the ANZ and Business New Zealand supporting the bill going at least to select committee.
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: 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: 1:30 pm, January 29th, 2017 - 121 comments
Be part of the movement to change the Government. Sunday 2pm.
Updated with speeches
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 pm, January 27th, 2017 - 77 comments
Be part of the movement to change the Government.
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: 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
Written By: - Date published: 7:57 am, November 24th, 2016 - 18 comments
I was rather amused reading Politik’s “Despite the pact Shaw takes on Robertson“ and was struck by the strange way that some political commentators (and probably some politicians) view the world at the political coalface. They really need to start to think about political parties as being like any other organisation. Tactical compromises without a strategic focus will always kill any organisation – eventually.
Written By: - Date published: 8:12 am, November 4th, 2016 - 167 comments
In advance of the Labour Party conference this weekend Andrew Little’s message is that the polls are neck and neck, that Labour is winning on many issues and that if we work together the left can win the next election.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, October 25th, 2016 - 11 comments
Barry Coates is the new incoming Green Party MP following the resignation of Kevin Hague. Here is his report on his first weeks in parliament, along with his maiden speech.
Written By: - Date published: 12:11 pm, October 10th, 2016 - 81 comments
Labour, the Green Party and the Māori Party are have released their Ending Homelessness in New Zealand report and are calling on the Government to immediately adopt the 20 recommendations.
Written By: - Date published: 8:00 am, September 18th, 2016 - 31 comments
It is local government election time. If you want to vote for progressive candidates these are some suggestions.
Written By: - Date published: 2:43 pm, September 13th, 2016 - 186 comments
Labour has released its latest UMR polling which shows a dramatically different result to that of the latest Colmar Brunton poll.
Written By: - Date published: 8:24 am, September 7th, 2016 - 10 comments
Despite the large number of people with terrible stories about homelessness to the Labour/Greens/Maori Homelessness Inquiry, this Government of Housing Inaction still thinks the problem should be ignored and the Inquiry ‘not needed’.
Written By: - Date published: 5:28 pm, September 5th, 2016 - 26 comments
In breaking news Kevin Hague has announced that he is to leave Parliament to head Forest and Bird.
Written By: - Date published: 7:02 am, August 31st, 2016 - 96 comments
If Phil Goff wins the Auckland mayoralty there will be a by-election in Mt Roskill. Building on their MOU, Labour and the Greens may cooperate. Good!