Days to the General Election: 19
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MMP

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
21st Sep 20, 7:22am
With Auckland Central apparently set to tumble back into Labour’s arms, Chris Trotter asks whether the Greens can reach the 5% MMP threshold
With Auckland Central apparently set to tumble back into Labour’s arms, Chris Trotter asks whether the Greens can reach the 5% MMP threshold
21st Sep 20, 7:22am
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
31st Aug 20, 7:36am
Chris Trotter says once in government the distance between party leaders and party supporters can widen dangerously as demonstrated by Greens co-leader James Shaw
Chris Trotter says once in government the distance between party leaders and party supporters can widen dangerously as demonstrated by Greens co-leader James Shaw
31st Aug 20, 7:36am
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
3rd Aug 20, 8:31am
Chris Trotter argues Richard Prebble made Act competitive electorally by turning it into a right-wing populist party, and asks whether David Seymour is doing the same
Chris Trotter argues Richard Prebble made Act competitive electorally by turning it into a right-wing populist party, and asks whether David Seymour is doing the same
3rd Aug 20, 8:31am
20th Jul 20, 8:00am
Chris Trotter looks at Winston Peters' handbrake pitch as the NZ First leader presents himself as the indispensable 'Wise Counsellor' to either 'Queen'
Chris Trotter looks at Winston Peters' handbrake pitch as the NZ First leader presents himself as the indispensable 'Wise Counsellor' to either 'Queen'
20th Jul 20, 8:00am
17th Feb 20, 8:17am
Chris Trotter assesses the problems and options the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have with the SFO probing the NZ First Foundation
Chris Trotter assesses the problems and options the Labour Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern have with the SFO probing the NZ First Foundation
17th Feb 20, 8:17am
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
3rd Feb 20, 2:42pm
How National ruling out a relationship with NZ First pressures NZ First to further position itself as a 'handbrake' on the left without going so far as to making the Coalition Government unelectable
How National ruling out a relationship with NZ First pressures NZ First to further position itself as a 'handbrake' on the left without going so far as to making the Coalition Government unelectable
3rd Feb 20, 2:42pm
[Updated]
28th Jan 20, 3:19pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces 2020 general election will be held on September 19; Says Labour's plan is to give NZers a contest that's 'positive, factual and robust'
[Updated]
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announces 2020 general election will be held on September 19; Says Labour's plan is to give NZers a contest that's 'positive, factual and robust'
28th Jan 20, 3:19pm
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
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Chris Trotter argues that although democratic socialism is Labour’s official ideology, New Zealand politics lacks traditional left-wing champions like Bernie Sanders & Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
21st Oct 19, 9:49am
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
9th Sep 19, 9:49am
Chris Trotter argues the causes and conditions are in place for the formation of a new mainstream political party in New Zealand but the chances of one emerging are 'vanishingly remote'
Chris Trotter argues the causes and conditions are in place for the formation of a new mainstream political party in New Zealand but the chances of one emerging are 'vanishingly remote'
9th Sep 19, 9:49am
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
Chris Trotter wonders when we as a nation stopped believing in ourselves sufficiently to attempt big heroic state projects such as those completed in the past
15th Jul 19, 8:00am
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
If Megan Woods really is a left-wing housing minister, then pushing for a left-wing shift in housing policy is the last thing she will do, Chris Trotter argues
1st Jul 19, 9:58am
23rd Apr 19, 8:37am
Chris Trotter doubts Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson will be losing much sleep over their left-wing critics' anger that no Capital Gains Tax will be implemented
Chris Trotter doubts Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson will be losing much sleep over their left-wing critics' anger that no Capital Gains Tax will be implemented
23rd Apr 19, 8:37am
17th Apr 19, 7:40pm
MMP in action: ​Jenée Tibshraeny on the politics of the Government putting a Capital Gains Tax to bed
MMP in action: ​Jenée Tibshraeny on the politics of the Government putting a Capital Gains Tax to bed
17th Apr 19, 7:40pm
[Updated]
5th Mar 19, 12:30pm
Ardern assures any MMP threshold changes wouldn't take effect in 2020 election, despite Little hours earlier saying they could; Bridges says changes would need cross-party support
[Updated]
Ardern assures any MMP threshold changes wouldn't take effect in 2020 election, despite Little hours earlier saying they could; Bridges says changes would need cross-party support
5th Mar 19, 12:30pm

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Days to the General Election: 19
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