Written By: - Date published: 12:47 am, June 26th, 2017 - 21 comments
National’s conference was supposed to be a tour de force, setting them up for the home stretch to the election. Instead it was empty of policy or vision, and coverage was drowned in a rising tide of Billshit.
Written By: - Date published: 7:05 am, May 18th, 2017 - 26 comments
Richard Harman on the Politik blog: “Overall, to use a favourite Government saying, it was an ‘untidy’ weekend capped by a flat speech from English which saw delegates ignore placards they’d been given to wave when he finished speaking.” The B-team is missing John Key.
Written By: - Date published: 1:36 pm, November 6th, 2015 - 118 comments
Labour’s conference will be in full swing this weekend. Don’t expect any policy fireworks.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, July 20th, 2014 - 40 comments
It is a shorter day today. More organisational.
Leading up to Winston Peters speech later today where he is promising about 9 policy announcements.
Campaign slogan “It’s common sense”
Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, November 16th, 2012 - 149 comments
Well, I’m at the Labour conference – as media. Feels somewhat weird after many delegate years. I figure that The Standard needs to start sending someone along to the conferences. So I will ground-break at each of the major ones over the next year. The remit book looks like the main focus for this year. […]
Written By: - Date published: 9:02 am, July 24th, 2012 - 19 comments
Looks like we should conclude that opposition to National in 2012 is much stronger and more vociferous than opposition to Labour in 2008.
Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, August 6th, 2008 - 4 comments
Here’s the recent coverage from TV3 and political reporter Duncan Garner. On Bill English’s comments regarding the sale of Kiwibank (aired August 4, 2008): On Lockwood Smith’s hints at a secret agenda (aired August 5, 2008): [Apologies for errors in the previous videos, have re-uploaded fresh copies, AYB]