Written By: - Date published: 5:24 pm, October 19th, 2017 - 54 comments
Lots of chatter going on at the moment. The Herald reports that NZF prefers Labour. Will it come down to the baubles in the end?
Updated: He has arrived – join the livestreams. And…. Jacinda
Written By: - Date published: 5:03 pm, October 17th, 2017 - 34 comments
Just watched the “waiting for Winston Peters” live feed from Stuff. It sounds like the NZ First board know what they want and now there will be a bit more negotiation with both major parties to get closer to what the NZF board were after. They are heading back home leaving the politicians to finish up.
Updated: Winston in one-on-one talks with Bill and Jacinda last night. Looks like it is getting serious.
Written By: - Date published: 4:56 pm, October 17th, 2017 - 28 comments
Vance: “Now not committing to the end of the week”
Written By: - Date published: 7:56 am, October 17th, 2017 - 12 comments
Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot by the city’s oldest company, the Wellington Political Theatre, is a triumph.
Written By: - Date published: 5:05 pm, October 16th, 2017 - 19 comments
Spare a thought for our poor political reporters today.
Written By: - Date published: 9:30 am, October 14th, 2017 - 160 comments
Every morning, as the waiting for Winston to decide continues to fray my fragile psyche, I can look at myself in the mirror, contemplate my own frenzied speculative hopes for an Ardern Prime Ministership, and immediately think of a host of strong social-methodological reasons why all such speculation is futile.
Written By: - Date published: 7:40 am, October 12th, 2017 - 26 comments
It’s the last day of coalition talks (probably). Peters has certainly created big expectations of “change”, but what they will mean in practice is still anyone’s guess.
Written By: - Date published: 8:36 am, October 11th, 2017 - 23 comments
Peters’ policy priorities are clearly anathema to National. Depending on the details Labour may be more accommodating, but it’s a risky path given signs that “the economy” is already flatlining.
Written By: - Date published: 6:15 am, October 11th, 2017 - 70 comments
Great news for all those who are enjoying the suspense!
Written By: - Date published: 7:03 am, October 9th, 2017 - 40 comments
Expect to see agendas on display, and egos, and reckons, and the occasional gleaned factoid. But don’t expect predictions to be any better than chance.
Written By: - Date published: 11:28 am, October 5th, 2017 - 166 comments
Preliminary talks between NZF and National have concluded, talks between NZF and Labour are due this afternoon. (Image from Vernon Small)