Written By: - Date published: 3:03 pm, June 20th, 2023 - 21 comments
The latest from the fledgling Democracy NZ is a classic schism by people who don’t want to actually achieve anything useful. It has lost about a third of its senior candidates. Classic for those who prioritise their own personal freedom over cooperation and community in their pursuit of power.
Written By: - Date published: 9:27 pm, July 26th, 2020 - 89 comments
Labour has hit stratospheric highs in the new Reid Research poll at 60.9%, and still have a strong partner in the Greens at 5.7%. Who’s in and out on these numbers? How has Collins performed?
Written By: - Date published: 6:24 am, April 5th, 2018 - 75 comments
Politik reports that some mayors from Northalnd are upset that they aren’t going to get a four lane boondoggle to feed more heavy trucks into traffic chaos that is the Auckland isthmus. They can stick their trucks up their body cavity of choice and learn to love rail. We don’t need more traffic in Auckland until we fix the disaster that National have left us.
Written By: - Date published: 7:04 am, September 12th, 2017 - 23 comments
Meet the new bridge, same as the old bridge.
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: 6:00 pm, October 15th, 2016 - 14 comments
Congratulations and thanks to the people of Northland!
Written By: - Date published: 2:25 pm, February 11th, 2016 - 35 comments
Winston Peters has stitched John Key up again, this time hook, line and sinker. When Key lied in Parliament about the Northland MP’s supposedly leisurely lifestyle, Peters offered a challenge: provide some evidence or donate $100k to charity. Will cowardly Key take the bait?
Written By: - Date published: 7:39 am, March 30th, 2015 - 86 comments
There are many specific reasons why National lost Northland, but arrogance is the thread running through all of them.
Written By: - Date published: 2:22 pm, March 29th, 2015 - 25 comments
Steven Joyce is adamant that Northland was unique and what it really needed was improved infrastructure such as roads and broadband. Joyce has a narrow, blinkered view of the world. Sadly the election defeat didn’t remove his blinkers or open his eyes to look at Northlands real needs.
Written By: - Date published: 9:27 pm, March 28th, 2015 - 19 comments
A selection of the wit and wisdom of Twitter tonight. Compare and contrast the Labour and National leaders.
Written By: - Date published: 11:03 am, March 26th, 2015 - 35 comments
Stuff: “Peters says that over the next 48 hours the only thing National voters want from Key is an explanation for why they’re having a by-election in the first place.”
Written By: - Date published: 1:30 pm, March 25th, 2015 - 28 comments
It looks to me like the early voting for Northland is likely to be close to or more than 50% of the total vote. Part of that is because it is a by-election. Part because of National’s hapless and tainted candidates (past and present) going against effective opponents. But also due to the strong trend to early voting. It will need to cause changes in electioneering.
Written By: - Date published: 10:00 am, March 25th, 2015 - 46 comments
Written By: - Date published: 9:31 am, March 21st, 2015 - 32 comments
Written By: - Date published: 12:00 pm, March 19th, 2015 - 45 comments
All these National backbenchers with delusions of grandeur sound the same to me …
Written By: - Date published: 10:13 am, March 19th, 2015 - 37 comments
National is obviously deeply afraid of losing the Northland By Election as is clearly shown by the liberal application of pork barrel politics, the misuse of statistics, the use of Ministerial resources to help campaigning and now the bullying of a local group seeking to have a local road improved.
Written By: - Date published: 7:33 am, March 17th, 2015 - 147 comments
So our PM is cutting short state business for the purposes of party campaigning. Since Key invented the whole silly hats game, I guess it’s fair to ask if he still gets paid as PM when he is acting in his capacity as Party Leader? If so, why?
Written By: - Date published: 9:47 am, March 14th, 2015 - 44 comments
Winston Peters has challenged John Key to a debate in Northland.
Written By: - Date published: 10:42 am, March 13th, 2015 - 81 comments
The Nats are now threatening Northland voters with the loss of roading projects and more. Classy.
Written By: - Date published: 9:38 am, March 12th, 2015 - 15 comments
No need for Mr Gower to get all hot and bothered over this “dirty deal”, it’s just National’s Epsom branch backing the National candidate.
Written By: - Date published: 7:10 pm, March 10th, 2015 - 37 comments
National’s proposal to double lane ten Northland bridges has some unusual aspects. Seven of them were not in the region’s Regional Land Transport Program such was their priority in the scale of things. And one is apparently right next to National candidate Mark Osborne’s home …