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This is a selection of some of the tweets about TVNZ’s decision to outsource production of its Maori programmes. The most recent tweets are first. More tweets will probably be added – suggestions always welcome. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
National Herald: Editorial: Speaker gives PM, ministers a licence to duck for cover Duncan Garner (TV3): Key is always the PM – it’s not a part-time gig Taranaki Daily News: Editorial: Slipping in and out of the emperor's cloak Adam Bennett and Brendan Manning (Herald): Key should have answered WhaleOil question – Speaker Scott Yorke (Imperator Fish): There appears to be an off button RNZ: Key's blogger response questioned Ben Uffindell (The Civilian): Key spoke to Cameron Slater ‘not as Prime Minister’, but as a sponge Jono Natusch (Occasionally Erudite): The 500 hats of Bartholomew Cubbins – the John Key... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at liberation
Labour Party Chris Trotter (Bowalley Road): More Latté Than Lager: Reflections on Grant Robertson's Campaign Launch Vernon Small (Stuff): Candidates pledge Labour change Tim Watkin (Pundit): It's about history... & votes & elephants Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Robertson, Little the standout performers Simon Wong (TV3): Labour leadership contest hits the road Patrick Gower (TV3): Labour's 'hard-core voters still there' Audrey Young (Herald): Labour leaders hit the hustings TVNZ: Labour leadership contenders in first face-off Sarah Robson (Newswire): Labour leadership battle kicks off in Wellington Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): English, Cunliffe & the Labour contenders face off TV3: At A Glance: Labour... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
Labour Claire Trevett (Herald): David Parker: Labour needs to act like a political party not a cult Claire Trevett (Herald): Like a cult and too red - Parker on Labour Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour leadership: 'I can reach across the ideological divide,' says Andrew Little Claire Trevett (Herald): Nanaia Mahuta: In it to win, not just to be Labour deputy leader Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour leadership: 'We've got to stop talking about ourselves,' says Grant Robertson Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Andrew Little running solo Lynn Prentice (Standard): I have the form – but none to vote for Slightly Left of... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
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This is a selection of photos, images and cartoons to give a visual indication of how the Third Term of John Key's National Government is shaping up, and how it is being portrayed. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at liberation
Labour Vernon Small (Stuff): Robertson's risk with Ardern Audrey Young (Herald): EPMU backing for Little Dan Satherley (TV3): At a glance: Labour's leadership election process Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Previewing the 4 candidates for Leader of the Labour Party Simon Wong (TV3): Mahuta makes leadership pitch to colleagues Willie Jackson (RadioLIve): Labour Maori make their move Andrew Geddis (Pundit): I quite like beer, the rugby no so much Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about #Gracinda Slightly Left of Centre: Leadership race doomed to fail NZ Intervention in Middle East Audrey Young (Herald): New Zealand forces could train Iraqi troops, Key... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at liberation
UN Security Council seat Murray McCully: UN seat doesn't mean Iraq action TVNZ: Security Council seat won't harm NZ foreign policy - UN Ambassador Bernard Manning (Herald): NZ independence important at UN - Jim McLay Tracy Watkins (Stuff): No cushy ride ahead at UN Integrity Talking Points: Can treating UN delegates ever be justifiable? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Cocktail guests gave UN hint Audrey Young (Herald): NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign Dom Post: Editorial: Let's live up to independent promise Southland Times: Editorial: NZ takes its place at the table Press: Editorial: UN win useful but... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
This is a selection of tweets about the Labour leadership candidacy duo of Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern. As usual, the most recent tweets are first, and more will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at liberation
UN Security Council Tracy Watkins (Stuff): 'We nailed it': NZ wins UN Security Council seat Audrey Young (Herald): NZ wins seat on Security Council: 'Victory for the small states' Nevil Gibson (NBR): NZ's UN Security Council seat is 'voice for small nations' Tracy Watkins (Stuff): New Zealand lands seat on UN Security Council TV3: At A Glance: What is the UN Security Council? TVNZ: John Key thanks Helen Clark after Security Council win Aimee Gulliver (Stuff): The UN security council vote explained Stuff: Key players in the UN security council vote Stuff: New Zealand's UN highlights NZ intervention in Middle... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2014 at liberation
NZ intervention in Middle East Paul Buchanan (Kiwipolitico): Lying, clueless or incompetent. Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Key denies call made to join coalition RNZ: NZ could join fight against IS – expert Adam Bennett (Herald): Public misled on US talks: Goff Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Military meeting regular or irregular? Peter Wilson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): John Key weighs up options in fight against IS Brook Sabin (TV3): John Key denies NZ part of coalition against IS TVNZ: John Key denies that NZ is set for war Audrey Young (Herald): Anti-Isis summit 'regular meeting' - John Key Stacey Kirk (Stuff): NZ,... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2014 at liberation
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This is going to get me in trouble… but this is a quick selection of tweets related to Andrew Little’s bid to become Labour leader in cahoots with his cat Buddy. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party RNZ: Meet Labour's leadership hopefuls Patrick Gower (TV3): Shearer unleashes 'utu' on Cunliffe Adam Bennett (Herald): Mahuta cites Maori vote in leadership bid Vernon Small (Stuff): Mahuta in hunt for top job Newswire: Labour's Maori MPs met before Nanaia Mahuta's last minute entry into race RNZ: Mahuta will represent Labour's "core" TVNZ: Nanaia Mahuta says she's in to win Labour leadership battle David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Mahuta stands for the leadership Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Nanaia Mahuta's leadership bid half-hearted Vernon Small (Stuff): Mahuta running for Labour leadership Herald: Nanaia Mahuta to contest Labour leadership NBR: The temp: Annette... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Nanaia Mahuta joins race for Labour leadership Vernon Small (Stuff): Mahuta running for Labour leadership Herald: Nanaia Mahuta to contest Labour leadership Simon Wong (TV3): Nanaia Mahuta makes last-minute Labour leader bid Nick Grant (NBR): Mahuta joins Labour leadership race Bryce Edwards (Liberation): Top tweets about Nanaia Mahuta running for Labour leadership Vernon Small (Stuff): David Parker stays as acting Labour leader Matthew Beveridge (Social Media): I may not agree with The Standard but I will support their right to say it Lynn Prentice (The Standard:) On the unruly parts of the Labour caucus Nick... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of some of the more interesting and insightful tweets relating to Nanaia Mahuta's bid for the Labour leadership in 2014. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at liberation
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This is a selection of cartoons and photographs showing how the post-election Labour leadership contest is being portrayed. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 13, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party Phil Quin (Pundit): Labour's dilemma: The unelectable leader Chris Bramwell (RNZ): Labour's leadership contest a four-way race Eileen Goodwin (ODT): Parker joins Labour race Dom Post: Editorial: Beware of giving in to populism TVNZ: Too many Davids, not enough diversity in Labour leadership race Brendan Manning (Herald): David Parker to run for Labour leader Newswire: David Parker to run for Labour leadership Newswire: David Parker flags idea of referendum on superannuation Herald: Editorial: It's time for Cunliffe to step aside Kirsty Wynn (Herald): Too many chiefs in Labour contest Vernon Small (Stuff): Robertson reveals party push David Farrar... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party John Armstrong (Herald): Little selling himself as Labour's unifier Phil Quin: Labour's leadership vote open to manipulation Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Wild card could trump favourites in leadership race Vernon Small (Stuff): Andrew Little signals change Claire Trevett (Herald): Little banking on a clean break RNZ: Little confident he can take on Key RNZ: Commentators wade in on Andrew Little's bid for Labour leadership TVNZ: Andrew Little 'not too attached to Parliament' Isaac Davison (Herald): Who is Andrew Little? Union chief, lawyer and Gangnam Style dancer Bernard Hickey (Interest): Former union leader and list MP Andrew Little says he... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2014 at liberation
Labour Claire Trevett (Herald): Andrew Little puts hand up for Labour leadership Newswire: Andrew Little to contest Labour leadership TVNZ: Andrew Little to take on Cunliffe, Robertson in Labour leadership bid Adam Bennett (Herald): Stuart Nash: Leadership race pull out not linked to email Rob Hosking (NBR): Labour infighting: the Nash-Lusk 'blackmail' email and the leadership battle (paywalled) David Farrar (Kiwiblog): 3 News on Nash John Bradoch (World Socialist Website): New Zealand Labour leader resigns after election rout Nicholas Sheppard (Stuff): Labour's gay conundrum Fundamentally useless: So you think you’re working class Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Nash & Lusk NZ... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2014 at liberation
New Cabinet John Armstrong (Herald): Key calls tune in cabinet renewal Katie Bradford (TVNZ): Key's reshuffle all about rejuvenation Dominion Post: No big changes with Key's Cabinet Stuff: Winners, losers and sideways gently for some Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Reshuffle puts extra attention on housing Adam Bennett (Herald): The new-look Government: Cabinet gets a revamp David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Ministerial Demographics Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Who's who in the Cabinet reshuffle Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): John Key's rejuvenated Cabinet Michael Wright (Stuff): Brownlee picks up defence portfolio Jack Montgomerie (Stuff): Rangitata MP takes ranking downgrade in her stride National security, surveillance, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2014 at liberation
New Cabinet Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Key's new Cabinet: Winners and losers Adam Bennett (Herald): John Key unveils new Cabinet line-up David Farrar (Kiwiblog): The new Executive No Right Turn: A new Minister for spies Simon Wong (TV3): Key seeks Labour's help to reform SIS laws Rob Salmond (Polity): National's new Ministry: Key fires himself! Labour leadership Francis Cook (Newstalk ZB): Little happy with leadership bid support Laird Harper (Stuff): Little to consider Labour's top job Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): 'A large number' want Little to stand Adam Bennett (Herald): Nash out of race, Little still in mix Will Matthews (Left estate):... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2014 at liberation
Final election results Audrey Young (Herald): Temporary historic victory Isaac Davison (Herald): Final election results in: National loses majority Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Special votes make significant change to parliament Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): National loses majority, Greens pick up one TVNZ: National loses majority on special votes TV3: National down, Greens up in final election results David Farrar (Kiwiblog): Greens pick up a seat from National on specials Labour leadership Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Andrew Little considers Labour leadership bid RNZ: Little considers bid to be Labour leader Newswire: Labour scared voters, says Little Duncan Garner (Stuff): Time for a new... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at liberation
Labour leadership Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour member told to keep behaviour in check Toby Manhire (Herald): Roll up for NZ's maddest show Andrea Vance (Stuff): Nash may yet go for leadership Danyl Mclauchlan (Dim-Post): Just shut up Felix Marwick (Newstalk ZB): Behaviour raised ahead of Labour leadership contest Duncan Garner (RadioLIVE): Why Grant Robertson’s sexuality doesn’t matter ODT: Labour being damaged by uncertainty - O'Connor Jono Natusch (Occassionally Erudite): Labour being damaged by uncertainty - O'Connor Susan Wood (Newstalk ZB): Karen Price should take a leaf out of Bronagh's book Claire Trevett (Herald): Labour leadership: Decision day on Nov 18... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2014 at liberation
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This is a selection of various images of the Green Party from this year - cartoons, advertising, and photos. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2014 at liberation
Labour Party and leadership Duncan Garner (RadioLive): Narcissistic Labour proves voters were bang on Jane Clifton (Listener): Divided we rule (paywalled) John Minto (Daily Blog): I feel sorry for Labour Party members and supporters Jono Natusch: @Tarnbabe67: Cosgrove's conspiracy theory backfires Matthew Beveridge: Karen Price, Tarnbabe67 and David Cunliffe Susan Wood (Newstalk ZB): Karen Price should take a leaf out of Bronagh's book Nick Grant (NBR): Labour limbers up for leadership runoff, self-immolation John Armstrong (Herald): Cunliffe's bid a non-starter Claire Trevett (Herald): Bottled-up venom leaking into leadership battle Dita de Boni (Herald): Time for Labour to embrace the left... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at liberation
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This is a collection of cartoons and photos to show how the media is covering the post-election Labour Party. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2014 at liberation