Written By: - Date published: 6:03 am, October 17th, 2023 - 45 comments
In parliamentary politics, there are no final victories. After losing the 2023 election, Labour must now immediately focus on winning in 2026.
Written By: - Date published: 12:33 pm, July 16th, 2020 - 127 comments
The Auckland Central electorate will elect a new MP in September. The Greens have a responsibility to make sure it’s the Labour candidate.
Written By: - Date published: 6:44 am, September 28th, 2017 - 163 comments
Nats and their proxies continue to try and drag the Greens into negotiations with National. They just can’t conceive of a party based on principle. A party that exists for something other than the pursuit of power for power’s sake. But I fear that the Greens might have a stern test coming up.
Written By: - Date published: 9:03 am, August 11th, 2017 - 141 comments
I have been impressed with James Shaw lately. The Greens may have lost Turei, but they have seen Shaw grow in stature.
Written By: - Date published: 3:29 pm, August 1st, 2017 - 50 comments
Well, now they have them. But…
Written By: - Date published: 12:22 pm, July 13th, 2017 - 100 comments
A politician said their party would insist on being a part of government depending on the vote falls in September, while another gets called out for his habitual stirring at the pot of ethnic division. In a place like the South Africa of old, we all know which one would be the story. But this is New Zealand and this is now.
Written By: - Date published: 4:48 pm, June 3rd, 2017 - 136 comments
A wee bit of speculation for a long week-end.
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, January 29th, 2017 - 121 comments
Be part of the movement to change the Government. Sunday 2pm.
Updated with speeches
Written By: - Date published: 6:57 pm, June 1st, 2016 - 140 comments
The Labour/Greens electoral pact spells the end of the line for Parliament’s most self serving MP, Peter Dunne. National have a choice to make; stand down in Ohariu or stab him in the back. And then there’s the equally supine Maori party. Te Ururoa Flavell’s hold on his seat is also shaky. No Flavell, no Maori Party.
No Mates National. The Brighter Future just arrived!
Written By: - Date published: 5:59 pm, April 25th, 2016 - 48 comments
Still out of touch and running out of time.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 20th, 2016 - 139 comments
Recent polling makes it clear that neither National or Labour can win power without the support of NZ First. So should the left be worried that Winston Peters will take his party back over to the blue team?
Written By: - Date published: 11:06 am, February 12th, 2016 - 218 comments
The Green’s Gareth Hughes delivered a blistering speech in reply to the PM’s statement to the House. It begs the question ‘what will Key’s lasting legacy be?’. A failed flag referendum? Poverty? Inequality? Corruption? Selfies with AB’s?
As Key’s star fades, the less he seems to have left us to remember him by. What was the point of him anyway?
Written By: - Date published: 10:59 am, February 12th, 2016 - 66 comments
Green MP Gareth Hughes’ response in Parliament to John’ Key’s opening speech for 2017. Hughes cleanly and definitively nails Key’s true contribution to New Zealand.
Written By: - Date published: 5:19 pm, September 25th, 2015 - 205 comments
Think the Green Party have just sold out and will do a deal with National next election? Think again…
Written By: - Date published: 5:00 pm, September 12th, 2014 - 73 comments
So much for any abatement of dirty politics…
Written By: - Date published: 7:42 am, October 15th, 2013 - 36 comments
Yesterday, the Greens illustrated the size of the gambling concessions in the SkyCity deal with a to-scale cardboard display in Aotea Square. The visually striking move got extensive coverage on Breakfast yesterday and a rather, odd, story in the Herald, which chose to focus on the cost of the protest. What was that, presumably, outrageous cost? $3,000.
Written By: - Date published: 11:57 am, June 4th, 2012 - 73 comments
The Greens have singled out Key and Bennett for scathing personal criticism. Another sign that The Greens are becoming a mainstream political party? Can’t argue with the results, but I must admit that I find it all faintly depressing.
Written By: - Date published: 7:26 am, September 23rd, 2011 - 56 comments
Several commentators have suggested recently that the Greens have crossed some kind of “credibility threshold” and are poised for a strong performance in November. Is this the year of the Greens?
Written By: - Date published: 12:30 pm, June 11th, 2010 - 22 comments
John Key continues to let his attack dog do his business, and take the heat. So on Saturday there’s some more heat with a big Day Of Action to fight Rodney’s latest nasty bill. The Greens, Labour and the Maori Party are all fighting this odorous piece of legislation that aims to allow privatisation of water, amongst other attacks on local democracy.
Written By: - Date published: 11:23 am, February 5th, 2009 - 22 comments
Written By: - Date published: 1:55 pm, December 9th, 2008 - 34 comments
The Greens have joined in opposing National’s “Fire at Will” Bill which they say puts “jobs and democracy at stake”. They’re calling on the Maori Party to stand strong in its previous opposition to the bill. Only two years ago Hone Harawira said when voting against it: [O]ur journey with this bill has not been an […]
Written By: - Date published: 5:08 pm, August 26th, 2008 - 48 comments
The Greens have decided to back the government’s emissions trading scheme saying in a press release that it’s a start but there’s more to do: We reported on Thursday that we had achieved virtually nothing in two areas – agriculture, and protection of important biodiversity from pine plantings. We have now made some progress on […]