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Russel Norman resigns as Greens co-leader Stuff: Green Party co-leader Russel Norman resigns Simon Wong and Angela Beswick (TV3): Green co-leader Russel Norman standing down Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim Post): Thoughts on Russel Norman’s retirement and Green Party leadership Rob Hosking (NBR): Green Party leadership: the Norman bequest (paywalled) Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Russel Norman’s resignation Audrey Young (Herald): Russel Norman resigns as Greens co-leader Craig McCulloch (RNZ): Russel Norman steps down Chris Keall (NBR): Russel Norman resigns as Green co-leader No Right Turn: Bugger Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Russel Norman is gone – long live Russel Norman Peter... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets about the resignation of Russel Norman from the Green Party co-leadership today. The most recent are first. If there’s any good ones missing, please add them to the comments section. More will be added later. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting tweets about the mystery Green Party press conference today. The most recent are first. If there’s any good ones missing, please add them to the comments section. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
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This is a selection of various cartoons, memes and other social media images relating to controversy over Eleanor Catton's public statements about New Zealand and politics. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
State of the Nation speeches John Armstrong (Herald): 'Market' swept under social housing rug Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): “Jobs. Jobs. Jobs.” Reflecting On Labour Priorities: Past and Present Vernon Small (Stuff): Key opts for state of state houses over state of the nation Tim Watkin (Pundit): State of the Nation II - John Key Tim Watkin (Pundit): State of the Nation I - Andrew Little Vernon Small (Stuff): Key trumps Little on speech day RNZ: Charities 'not ready' for housing Kurt Bayer (Herald): Reaction to John Key's state housing policy: 'He's forgotten where he came from' TVNZ: State of Nation... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting uses of the #JohnKeyLiterature hashtag in response to the row between Eleanor Catton and John Key. The most recent are first. If there’s any good ones missing, please add them to the comments section. [Read more below] Philip Matthews ‏@secondzeit The Road to Parnell is Paved with Good Intentions. #JohnKeyLiterature Colin ‏@barco030 Paradise Lost #JohnKeyLiterature Frithology ‏@wordgazing One Hundred Years of Platitudes #JohnKeyLiterature Paul Tudor MW ‏@paultudor The Road to Omaha Pier #JohnKeyLiterature Campbell Weal ‏@cwealwarrior #JohnKeyLiterature Life of Key, about a boy journeying through life not knowing whether he... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
State of the Nation speeches Vernon Small (Stuff): Labour leader Andrew Little targets unemployment in state of nation speech Audrey Young (Herald): Andrew Little focuses Labour's image on being the 'jobs party' in first major speech TVNZ: Andrew Little: Zero hour contracts would be scrapped under Labour Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Andrew Little’s SOTN speech Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim Post): SOTN Rob Salmond (Polity): Andrew Little State of the Nation Briar Marbeck (TV3): Jobs, small businesses Labour's new focus Rob Salmond (Polity): Growth and inequality Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Small business Labour's priority RNZ: Little's speech to focus on economic... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting responses to the row between Eleanor Catton and John Key. The most recent are first. If there’s any good ones missing, please add them to the comments section. Another ‘Top tweets’ blog post will cover the #JohnKeyLiterature tweets. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting responses to Andrew Little’s ‘state of the nation’ Labour Party speech. The most recent are first. If there’s any good ones missing, please add them to the comments section. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
Political parties and political year Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On tomorrow’s speeches by John Key and Andrew Little TV3: Can Andrew Little rebuild the Labour Party? Vernon Small (Stuff): Key talks housing while Little backs small business Liam Hehir (Stuff): Labour needs to devise a strategy Rob Hosking (NBR): Key, Little, to launch new political year (paywalled) Newswire: John Key back for first Cabinet meeting No Right Turn: Labour: Time to stop being a valet Claire Trevett (Herald): Nominees announced for Labour Party presidency TV3: Two contesting Labour presidency Claire Trevett (Herald): Little cash for Labour leader - rivals got more... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Housing and RMA reform John Armstrong (Herald): Nick Smith sets up RMA as straw man for housing Vernon Small (Stuff): RMA reforms no long-term solution Bernard Hickey (Herald): Cut it out, you RMA spoilsports Fran O’Sullivan (Herald): Nick Smith's calculation stretch on housing crisis headline-grabbing but way off the mark Bryan Gould: Solving the Housing Crisis – Facts... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
Housing and RMA reform Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): New Zealand Doesn't Need A "Developers' Charter" Herald: Editorial: RMA move too important for bare majority Dominion Post: Editorial – Scant detail on Nick Smith's proposed RMA overhaul Brent Edwards (Radio NZ): Powerplay Audrey Young (Herald): RMA will do 'nothing' for house prices - Winston Peters John Armstrong (Herald): We all know the act is not the problem Isaac Davison (Herald): Govt to unveil home affordability plans in new-look RMA Isaac Davison (Herald): Nick Smith announces 10 dramatic changes to Resource Management Act Vernon Small (Stuff): Smith lays some bait lines on... Continue reading
Posted Jan 22, 2015 at liberation
Gareth Morgan and Treaty of Waitangi Joshua Hitchcock (Herald): Tribunal a part of healing process Joshua Hitchcock (Herald): Economic growth key to future for Maori John Moore (liberation): Treaty politics versus class politics - How the Treaty settlement process has delivered bugger-all for most Maori Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Gareth Morgan and the Treaty Te Kāea: Gareth Morgan thinks Waiting Tribunal should be scrapped Dion Tuuta (Stuff): Ward hysteria is an election distraction Gareth Morgan: About the Treaty project Gareth Morgan: Who owns the Treaty – can only Maori discuss it? Gareth Morgan: Why should Pakeha care/ have... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2015 at liberation
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Maori in New Zealand are disproportionate poor and stuck in low-paid jobs. Added to this situation of inequality, Maori are often hit the hardest during times of economic recession and government restructuring. Yet despite the transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars of assets to Maori tribal organisations over the last few decades, this realty of inequality between Maori and non-Maori continues unabated. And also, despite the failures of Treaty settlements to improve the material position of the majority of Maori, advocates of Treaty politics and identity politics would have us believe that the solution for Maori ills still lies in the continued empowering of iwi-tribal Maori organisations. That is, they continue to push the notion that through the transfer of further assets and capital to iwi from the state, as well as through transferring state responsibilities in areas such as health and education to Maori organisations, Maori general social and economic position will be 'further' positively transformed. In this guest blog post, John Moore argues that this Treaty politics solution just hasn't worked. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at liberation
This is a selection of recent tweets about Gareth Morgan’s latest articles and book about the Treaty of Waitangi. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. This collection will be updated as more tweets appear. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2015 at liberation
NZ reaction to Paris killings Dominion Post: Editorial: Freedom of speech cuts both ways Dave Armstrong (Stuff): Satire in short supply here Sunday Star Times: Editorial – In New Zealand, the threat to free speech is within Gordon Campbell (Scoop): On the Charlie Hebdo killings and response Keith Locke (Daily Blog): Free speech for everyone, from Charlie Hebro to the jihadists Marlborough Express: Editorial – Satire is serious stuff Robert Patman (ODT): Paris massacre highlights deeper political problems Mandy Hager (The Standard): The Hypocrisy of Hate Bryce Johns (Sunshine Coast Daily): Could we see terror attack on Australian journalists? Occassionally... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at liberation
The left in general is going at lengths to apologise for the fanatical terrorists who stormed the offices of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. In part, this grotesque response from the left comes from identity politics advocates wanting to be seen as siding with oppressed Muslims. In this guest blog, John Moore argues that rather than siding with the oppressed and taking a 'nuanced' take on the Paris terrorist attack, the politically correct left is in reality acting as apologists for religious fascists. And although the leftwing intelligentsia may claim that the ‘Islamic’ rage we have seen in Paris comes... Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at liberation
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Here's the response of New Zealand cartoonists to the massacre of the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists and others in Paris. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jan 11, 2015 at liberation
Today’s content Dirty Politics Brendan Manning (Herald): Judicial review hearing for Hager Simon Wong (TV3): Nicky Hager gets Dirty Politics court date over search Pete George (Your NZ): Word of the Year: #dirtypolitics Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Guess who won Massey Univeristy’s Quote of the Year competition? Stuff: Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater wins quote of the year Stuff: Judge orders handover of Nicky Hager raid documents No Right Turn: The courts and the Public Records Act Pete George (Your NZ): Slater versus Hooton on Dirty Politics Pete George (Your NZ): Summary of “Dirty Politics” and dirty politics Economy, and inequality... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2014 at liberation
Today’s content Economy and fiscal policy John Armstrong (Herald): Tax-cut signal looks like rod for National's back John Armstrong (Herald): Quixotic English like dog with bone Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): “I said surface, not surplus” Fran O'Sullivan (Herald): Milk price could sour English's optimism Vernon Small (Stuff): Deficit a bitter pill for Government Patrick O'Meara (Radio NZ): English still tilting for surplus next year Herald: Editorial: English must do more than hope surplus will appear No Right Turn: No surplus Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Bill English's money meteorologists Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Government surplus in doubt Patrick Smellie (BusinessDesk): Economy can... Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2014 at liberation
Climate change Adrien Taylor (TV3): Govt told to cut climate change target gap Isaac Davison (Herald): Climate Change: NZ's emission impossible Press: Editorial: Climate deal as remote as ever Dom Post: A small step on climate change Year in review Colin James (ODT): The year of a man who’s been around a while Martyn Bradbury (Waatea News): Why proclaiming Key as the Politician of the Year is ethically bankrupt Dirty Politics Matthew Hooton (NBR): Left reveals fascist tendencies over Judith Collins’ column (paywalled) Rodney Hide (NBR): Imagine Winston’s Dirty Politics scenario Giovanni Tiso (Bat Bean Beam): Tending fascist Nick Grant... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Year in review Fairfax: Front bench report 2014's winners and losers Tracy Watkins (Dom Post): One clear winner, plenty of dashed hopes Tracy Watkins and Vernon Small (Stuff): One bumpy ride of an election Duncan Garner (Stuff): Key my politician of the year, but now for the third-term blues Scott Yorke (imperato Fish): The 2014 Imperator Fish Awards... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2014 at liberation
Inequality TV3: Inequality study 'robust' and 'sound' – economist Stuff:Labour at inequality crossroad Newswire: John Key dismisses 'out-of-date' OECD report RNZ: Money for poor schools to tackle inequality Susan St John (Daily Blog): Economic ideology destroys us all Audrey Young (Herald): Politicians squabble over income inequality Eric Crampton (Offsetting Behaviour): OECD on inequality Peter Cresswell (Not PC):Inequality? It’s education, not redistribution, stupid [updated] TVNZ: Only half of NZ's most wealthy paying top tax rate Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Jump in public servants on $100K-plus Jessica Williams (RadioLIve): Public sector bosses' pay increases above inflation Countering Foreign Fighters bill The Standard: New... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2014 at liberation
NZ Politics Daily is an email service, sent out to subscribers for free Monday-to-Friday. The daily email contains the text below, as well as a PDF of the full text of the all the items. To subscribe, send an email to: bryce.edwards@otago.ac.nz Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2014 at liberation