Posts Tagged ‘conference’

National’s conference – no policy – drowns in Billshit

Written By: - Date published: 12:47 am, June 26th, 2017 - 20 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.

The other conference

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.

Little’s speech – reaction

Written By: - Date published: 7:01 am, November 9th, 2015 - 59 comments

andrew-little-conference-2015-statement

Labour – clearing the decks

Written By: - Date published: 6:47 am, November 7th, 2015 - 53 comments

Labour has positioned itself astutely in the run up to and early stages of its conference. Best news, there will be proper cooperation with The Greens next election.

Labour’s conference

Written By: - Date published: 1:36 pm, November 6th, 2015 - 117 comments

Labour’s conference will be in full swing this weekend. Don’t expect any policy fireworks.

National’s lightweight conference

Written By: - Date published: 6:30 am, July 27th, 2015 - 25 comments

National had a conference in the weekend. They used it to re-announce some Labour policy, but otherwise if you noticed it was probably because of the protest outside.

NZ First conference – Sunday.

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”

Updated: 14:46

Conference 2012 – Labour

Written By: - Date published: 1:54 pm, November 16th, 2012 - 148 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. […]

Protests then and now

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.

Nat conference protests

Written By: - Date published: 9:57 am, July 21st, 2012 - 58 comments

This weekend the National Party is holding its annual conference at SkyCity (how appropriate) in Auckland. Protests are planned.  Be careful, keep it peaceful.

TV3 on the leaks from National’s conference

Written By: - Date published: 2:06 pm, August 6th, 2008 - 2 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]

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