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Economist Brian Easton says the more informed an economist is, the more they keep their head down during elections
30th Oct 23, 8:32am
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Economist Brian Easton says the more informed an economist is, the more they keep their head down during elections
Hipkins gets sick, Peters gets bad tempered and the Greens pretend to be accountants in the fifth week of the election campaign. Eric Frykberg summarises what he saw
6th Oct 23, 11:06am
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Hipkins gets sick, Peters gets bad tempered and the Greens pretend to be accountants in the fifth week of the election campaign. Eric Frykberg summarises what he saw
The Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has tested positive for Covid 19
1st Oct 23, 3:11pm
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The Prime Minister Chris Hipkins has tested positive for Covid 19
ACT Party reveals alternative budget including lower taxes, returning ETS money to individual citizens and axing entire Government departments
21st Sep 23, 3:38pm
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ACT Party reveals alternative budget including lower taxes, returning ETS money to individual citizens and axing entire Government departments
National & Act dismissive of proposals to reform the electoral system, Greens & TOP supportive, PM not excited
6th Jun 23, 6:04pm
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National & Act dismissive of proposals to reform the electoral system, Greens & TOP supportive, PM not excited
Electoral review proposes a raft of changes to NZ's electoral system including votes for 16 year old, making it easier for small parties to get into Parliament & stricter donations rules
6th Jun 23, 11:59am
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Electoral review proposes a raft of changes to NZ's electoral system including votes for 16 year old, making it easier for small parties to get into Parliament & stricter donations rules
The United States is gearing up for midterm elections. What are they and what’s at stake?
19th Oct 22, 7:47am
by Guest
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The United States is gearing up for midterm elections. What are they and what’s at stake?
Any normal candidate would have run a mile from Guy Williams, rightly fearing the humiliation the comedian would be straining every muscle to inflict upon his victim. But, as Chris Trotter writes, Leo Molloy is not a normal candidate
18th Jul 22, 8:00am
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Any normal candidate would have run a mile from Guy Williams, rightly fearing the humiliation the comedian would be straining every muscle to inflict upon his victim. But, as Chris Trotter writes, Leo Molloy is not a normal candidate
Serious Fraud Office files criminal charges against six people in relation to donation made to Labour
13th May 21, 11:46am
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Serious Fraud Office files criminal charges against six people in relation to donation made to Labour
Government plans to pass legislation under urgency to ban foreign political donations over $50 and require parties to include a certification on all their advertising to distinguish it from fake ads
3rd Dec 19, 12:01pm
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Government plans to pass legislation under urgency to ban foreign political donations over $50 and require parties to include a certification on all their advertising to distinguish it from fake ads
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
30th Oct 19, 4:39pm
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff gets set to appoint deputy mayor and new committee chair-people at council's first meeting of the new term
Mayoral candidates are now in campaign mode as they all fight for the top job in cities and towns around the country
22nd Aug 19, 4:35pm
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Mayoral candidates are now in campaign mode as they all fight for the top job in cities and towns around the country
David Hargreaves argues that the current push to devolve central government powers to local authorities should not be countenanced - but there's a danger it will be with an election looming
9th Jul 19, 1:09pm
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David Hargreaves argues that the current push to devolve central government powers to local authorities should not be countenanced - but there's a danger it will be with an election looming
Peter Dunne bemoans the current sorry state of politics, which has seen the demise of give-and-take and balanced argument that had previously been the hallmarks of liberal democracy
4th Apr 19, 8:39am
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Peter Dunne bemoans the current sorry state of politics, which has seen the demise of give-and-take and balanced argument that had previously been the hallmarks of liberal democracy
David Hargreaves says we all need to be getting much more interested in local government
7th Mar 19, 8:12am
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David Hargreaves says we all need to be getting much more interested in local government
Peter Dunne would like a political party he can vote for at the next election
20th Dec 18, 9:33am
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Peter Dunne would like a political party he can vote for at the next election
David Hargreaves suggests that if we want to get something positive out of this week's National Party meltdown, we should urgently consider changes to the way our political parties are funded
18th Oct 18, 10:59am
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David Hargreaves suggests that if we want to get something positive out of this week's National Party meltdown, we should urgently consider changes to the way our political parties are funded
David Hargreaves says other things need to happen first before we consider giving local government more decentralised power
16th Jul 18, 4:36pm
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David Hargreaves says other things need to happen first before we consider giving local government more decentralised power
Peter Dunne says much of the commentary around the new National Party leader has been 'mindless'; says the new leader does have an opportunity to fill the current void for a party appealing to the liberal, urban, middle-class
1st Mar 18, 8:44am
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Peter Dunne says much of the commentary around the new National Party leader has been 'mindless'; says the new leader does have an opportunity to fill the current void for a party appealing to the liberal, urban, middle-class
Julienne Molineaux says the call for online voting will not solve the problem of civic engagement by itself, and it creates real security risks
15th Oct 16, 8:49am
by Guest
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Julienne Molineaux says the call for online voting will not solve the problem of civic engagement by itself, and it creates real security risks
Bernard Hickey looks ahead to the election of 2029 to see what the backlash of a generational change in power might look like
20th Sep 15, 5:00am
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Bernard Hickey looks ahead to the election of 2029 to see what the backlash of a generational change in power might look like
Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson has decided not to run against Auckland Mayor Len Brown in October's elections
31st May 13, 11:49am
Pakuranga MP Maurice Williamson has decided not to run against Auckland Mayor Len Brown in October's elections
John Wilson to take over as new Fonterra chairman when incumbent Sir Henry van der Heyden stands down
26th Jul 12, 11:41am
by Amanda Morrall
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John Wilson to take over as new Fonterra chairman when incumbent Sir Henry van der Heyden stands down