coalition government

22nd Oct 20, 9:14am
Peter Dunne says the National Party has to confront some unpleasant realities
Peter Dunne says the National Party has to confront some unpleasant realities
22nd Oct 20, 9:14am
8th Oct 20, 10:06am
Peter Dunne is underwhelmed and undecided little more than a week out from the election
Peter Dunne is underwhelmed and undecided little more than a week out from the election
8th Oct 20, 10:06am
24th Sep 20, 8:36am
Peter Dunne says the main questions in this campaign surround the future of the Greens, while it's all plain sailing for ACT
Peter Dunne says the main questions in this campaign surround the future of the Greens, while it's all plain sailing for ACT
24th Sep 20, 8:36am
10th Sep 20, 9:49am
Peter Dunne says there's still time for what has been a pretty boring and pedestrian campaign to date to show some life, but it would not be wise to count on that
Peter Dunne says there's still time for what has been a pretty boring and pedestrian campaign to date to show some life, but it would not be wise to count on that
10th Sep 20, 9:49am
13th Aug 20, 9:58am
Peter Dunne says we must address the new outbreak thoroughly, calmly and rationally, without letting either petty points-scoring or excessive emotionalism get in the way  
Peter Dunne says we must address the new outbreak thoroughly, calmly and rationally, without letting either petty points-scoring or excessive emotionalism get in the way  
13th Aug 20, 9:58am
6th Aug 20, 9:20am
Peter Dunne says while Covid-19 has proved to be an unexpected boon for a previously struggling Labour Party, fresh unforeseen events could yet disrupt the electoral cycle in a more unpredictable way
Peter Dunne says while Covid-19 has proved to be an unexpected boon for a previously struggling Labour Party, fresh unforeseen events could yet disrupt the electoral cycle in a more unpredictable way
6th Aug 20, 9:20am
13th Feb 20, 8:48am
Peter Dunne says while Labour talks big about transparency and accountability it quickly retreats into its shell whenever challenged to match the rhetoric with action
Peter Dunne says while Labour talks big about transparency and accountability it quickly retreats into its shell whenever challenged to match the rhetoric with action
13th Feb 20, 8:48am
6th Feb 20, 11:45am
Peter Dunne says the chance of having transparent election campaign funding is close to zero because the politicians who call for it really don't want it, and neither do 'smug career officials'
Peter Dunne says the chance of having transparent election campaign funding is close to zero because the politicians who call for it really don't want it, and neither do 'smug career officials'
6th Feb 20, 11:45am
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
Peter Dunne says the controversy over NZ First's funding is already raising questions about how the reputation of the current Government may be affected
21st Nov 19, 9:07am
31st Oct 19, 9:15am
Peter Dunne says the National Party will know that wide-eyed enthusiasm without anything to back it up is not what voters are seeking
Peter Dunne says the National Party will know that wide-eyed enthusiasm without anything to back it up is not what voters are seeking
31st Oct 19, 9:15am
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
Peter Dunne says next year the Government may learn the hard way that more of the same is no longer a winning electoral formula, no matter how positively it is promoted
17th Oct 19, 9:14am
10th Oct 19, 8:51am
Peter Dunne says the only way change such as taxing superannuation could be progressed would be through some form of multi-party agreement, but the chances of that occurring are zero
Peter Dunne says the only way change such as taxing superannuation could be progressed would be through some form of multi-party agreement, but the chances of that occurring are zero
10th Oct 19, 8:51am
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
Peter Dunne looks at the challenges Labour faces from being in coalition with NZ First suggesting the party needs to take a stand against a NZ First position on a drugs issue
3rd Oct 19, 9:53am
11th Oct 18, 8:48am
Peter Dunne says when the Govt Budget is in surplus, the focus comes much more onto the quality and overall value of the new spending being proposed, and that requires Ministers to make some very strong judgements
Peter Dunne says when the Govt Budget is in surplus, the focus comes much more onto the quality and overall value of the new spending being proposed, and that requires Ministers to make some very strong judgements
11th Oct 18, 8:48am
21st Sep 18, 9:34am
Peter Dunne says Jacinda Ardern's apparent unwillingness to ruffle coalition feathers is starting to work against her, suggests she takes a leaf out of Helen Clark's playbook
Peter Dunne says Jacinda Ardern's apparent unwillingness to ruffle coalition feathers is starting to work against her, suggests she takes a leaf out of Helen Clark's playbook
21st Sep 18, 9:34am
22nd Jul 18, 7:02am
Acting PM Winston Peters warned NZ that an economic slowdown was looming, Jason Walls says the NZ First leader now has the right to tell the country ‘I told you so’
Acting PM Winston Peters warned NZ that an economic slowdown was looming, Jason Walls says the NZ First leader now has the right to tell the country ‘I told you so’
22nd Jul 18, 7:02am
17th Jun 18, 7:09am
It has taken a while but tensions are finally starting to show within the parties that form the Government. Jason Walls argues Andrew Little put it best: ‘This is just coalition government’
It has taken a while but tensions are finally starting to show within the parties that form the Government. Jason Walls argues Andrew Little put it best: ‘This is just coalition government’
17th Jun 18, 7:09am
11th Oct 17, 9:49am
Allan Barber reviews the current attempts to form a coalition government, its fractured history, and the lessons from abroad, all from a rural point of view
Allan Barber reviews the current attempts to form a coalition government, its fractured history, and the lessons from abroad, all from a rural point of view
11th Oct 17, 9:49am
31st Aug 17, 11:33am
The election campaign proper starts today, Alex Tarrant writes: How Labour should defend its tax stance, how the campaign might play after tonight's poll & leaders' debate; And why Winston isn't yet 100% Kingmaker
The election campaign proper starts today, Alex Tarrant writes: How Labour should defend its tax stance, how the campaign might play after tonight's poll & leaders' debate; And why Winston isn't yet 100% Kingmaker
31st Aug 17, 11:33am
27th Aug 17, 7:51am
ACT's David Seymour looks to be fighting to stay relevant this election with National odds-on to need Winston Peters to govern; And could NZ First's personality mix put pressure on that 12 October decision deadline?
ACT's David Seymour looks to be fighting to stay relevant this election with National odds-on to need Winston Peters to govern; And could NZ First's personality mix put pressure on that 12 October decision deadline?
27th Aug 17, 7:51am
31st Jul 17, 12:49pm
Labour has a problem, but there are ways to fix it: A simple platform that would appease voters who left; Stay away from complex policies that attract negative reactions & scare National's swingers. And get a proper tax policy again
Labour has a problem, but there are ways to fix it: A simple platform that would appease voters who left; Stay away from complex policies that attract negative reactions & scare National's swingers. And get a proper tax policy again
31st Jul 17, 12:49pm
29th Jul 17, 7:38am
This election and the next more than ever are screaming out for an environmental party to hold the balance of power, Alex Tarrant says; The Greens need to split or grow up and focus only on environmental issues
This election and the next more than ever are screaming out for an environmental party to hold the balance of power, Alex Tarrant says; The Greens need to split or grow up and focus only on environmental issues
29th Jul 17, 7:38am
20th Jul 17, 5:02am
Labour's Robertson holds fast on opposition to tax threshold changes to account for inflation bracket creep, even if 2016/17 tax take comes in above expectations; Says coalition talks could involve reprioritising spending plans
Labour's Robertson holds fast on opposition to tax threshold changes to account for inflation bracket creep, even if 2016/17 tax take comes in above expectations; Says coalition talks could involve reprioritising spending plans
20th Jul 17, 5:02am
4th Jul 17, 11:57am
A Labour-Greens-NZ First coalition would be a 'very good government' for NZ, Andrew Little says; Attacks Maori Party, says he would rather have NZ First in the fold over them if choice was there
A Labour-Greens-NZ First coalition would be a 'very good government' for NZ, Andrew Little says; Attacks Maori Party, says he would rather have NZ First in the fold over them if choice was there
4th Jul 17, 11:57am
4th Jul 17, 6:08am
Maori Party ready to put aside ‘old-school’ animosity towards Labour as it eyes alternative Kingmaker role; Alex Tarrant speaks to Marama Fox about coalitions, Labour’s treatment of its Maori MPs, policy lines & Grandad Winston
Maori Party ready to put aside ‘old-school’ animosity towards Labour as it eyes alternative Kingmaker role; Alex Tarrant speaks to Marama Fox about coalitions, Labour’s treatment of its Maori MPs, policy lines & Grandad Winston
4th Jul 17, 6:08am

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