— Newshub (@NewshubNZ) May 31, 2016
BREAKING: Labour/Green source: Coalition, Memorandum of Understanding, Partnership – a plan to change the Government.
— Patrick Gower (@patrickgowernz) May 31, 2016
I very much hope that Gower is right – let’s wait and see…
The stage is set. pic.twitter.com/ECvWoFjNdW
— Chris Bramwell (@ChrisBramwell) May 31, 2016
A memorandum of understanding – Labour and Greens to work together to change the government. Inspired by last week’s failed budget.
Labour and Greens have reached an agreement – common ground. 18 months of work.
This is a significant agreement, and a significant opportunity.
NZ needs a new government. Change is on the way.
Voters want more certainty. This MOU supplies clarity – Labour and Greens are the way for change.
We will work together, we will actually change the government – make the goal real.
Thanks Andrew and Annette for cooperation and work.
Look forward to creating a better future.
[All “quotes” very approximate.]
Both parties still open to working with others (not a monogamous relationship).
Government formation after election (not get ahead of ourselves) – but parties now have a mature and cooperative relationship.
Still own parties with own policies – agree to disagree clause.
This is necessary for the interests of all NZers.
Questions about NZF, but leaders are focused – determined to change the government. Any other parties who can agree and want to come on board are welcome.
New Zealanders will see two parties working together towards the next election – change the government!
Long overdue – good work all!
— New Zealand Labour (@nzlabour) May 31, 2016
— Green Party NZ (@NZGreens) May 31, 2016
The left just clocked social media. pic.twitter.com/ZKYl6xKEbs
— Daniel Haines (@daniel_haines) May 31, 2016
This is a great example of the kind of leader Andrew Little is. Brings people together. Creates unity, movements for change #ChangetheGovt
— Clint Smith (@ClintVSmith) May 31, 2016
18 years ago Helen Clark spoke at the Alliance conference & started coalition talks. The following year she was Prime Minister. #JustSaying
— Richard Hills (@richardhills777) May 31, 2016