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: 5:51 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 53 comments
The agreement between the Mana Movement and the Māori Party.
Written By: - Date published: 2:13 pm, February 20th, 2017 - 13 comments
Te Tai Tokerau looks to be a hotly contested seat in the 2017 general election, and the Greens are entering the fray there for the first time, with new candidate Godfrey Rudolph.
Written By: - Date published: 6:49 am, February 16th, 2017 - 166 comments
Marama Fox and Bill English have painted themselves into a bit of a corner, and Fox is threatening to “walk away from the Government”. Key would have handled this better.
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: 8:42 am, January 24th, 2017 - 81 comments
Totally unexpected in an election year, but Te Ururoa Flavell is making a play for the Māori seats. Morgan Godfery has some thoughts on the hype.
Written By: - Date published: 10:17 am, November 25th, 2016 - 44 comments
Although the personality obstacles probably retired with Turia and Sharples, it is hard to see how Mana’s left wing policies can be reconciled with the Māori Party’s record propping up the Key government.
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: 11:51 am, November 9th, 2016 - 19 comments
A good day to dump bad news. Looks like RMA changes are back on agenda, courtesy of the Maori Party.
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: 7:30 am, October 8th, 2016 - 60 comments
Day one of the International Days of Prayer and Action with Standing Rock. Here’s a post on NZ’s relationship with water, and whether water is a resource or a taonga.
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, September 21st, 2016 - 201 comments
The New Zealand First MP had no answers for the Māori Party co-leader after NZF pulled their support for five major Treaty settlements at the eleventh hour.
Written By: - Date published: 2:45 pm, September 15th, 2016 - 113 comments
The Maori Party are threatening to pull out of their confidence & supply agreement with National. This would leave National with a Hair-thin majority in the House. The Kermadec Sanctuary, if handled with competence instead of arrogance, should have been a massive win for National.
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: 12:00 pm, August 30th, 2016 - 108 comments
The MP for Hauraki-Waikato has responded strongly to the latest jibes coming from the Māori Party.
Written By: - Date published: 10:51 am, August 30th, 2016 - 57 comments
Matt McCarten is to head a new Labour party office in Auckland. The party is going to take to fight to National in the city that decides the election. Yet another bold step from Andrew Little, who is looking more and more like the next PM.
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.
Written By: - Date published: 8:08 am, August 4th, 2016 - 181 comments
Vegemite and marmite taste the same, rugby is naff, John Clarke’s an Australian. What?
Written By: - Date published: 5:40 pm, July 14th, 2016 - 16 comments
The Māori Party have joined Labour and the Greens’ Cross-party Homelessness Inquiry, which is now asking for public input into the crisis including from people directly affected.
Written By: - Date published: 9:00 am, March 11th, 2016 - 37 comments
Iain Lees-Galloway’s speech celebrating the end of zero hour contracts with a special thanks to the Unite Union, the Council of Trade Unions, the Greens and New Zealand First, Marama Fox, even Peter Dunne, and even Michael Woodhouse.
Written By: - Date published: 3:00 pm, August 19th, 2015 - 17 comments
Nanaia Mahuta is calling on the Māori Party to do the right thing for Māori workers and vote to strengthen the Health and Safety Reform Bill.
Written By: - Date published: 8:16 am, July 22nd, 2015 - 49 comments
With support from Labour, the Greens and the Maori Party NZ First is promoting the Fighting Foreign Corporate Control Bill. The support of one more MP will be sufficient to sent the Bill to select committee for consideration.
Written By: - Date published: 9:36 am, May 7th, 2015 - 16 comments
The Auditor General found that no one in National Ltd™, the Māori Party, Te Puni Korkiri, or any other of its apologists can detail exactly what Whānau Ora is supposed to be doing, provide evidence of its outcomes, or explain why up to 33% of the money is being paid in “administration”. In other words, Whānau Ora is a shambles. And dodgy.
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, November 6th, 2014 - 9 comments
The first repercussion of the election result is the almost inevitable defeat of Sue Moroney’s Paid Parental Leave private member’s bill. The Government is clearly determined to prevent her from getting credit for raising and highlighting an issue of importance to Kiwi families.