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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 yesterday 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 2 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 2 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 5 days ago 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 6 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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 7 days ago 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
Labour leadership TVNZ: Cunliffe reveals 'family member' behind Twitter attacks on Labour MPs Laura McQuillan and Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Robertson: Sexuality shouldn't be a barrier Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Nobody does factions like the Labour Party Patrice Dougan (Herald): David Cunliffe's wife Karen Price reportedly targeted his rivals on Twitter Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Moveable feast for leadership Andrea Vance (Stuff): David Cunliffe's wife in Twitter potshots Peter Wilson and Sarah Robson (Newswire): David Cunliffe and Grant Robertson battle for supremacy Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Party members and affiliates – the real losers in Labour’s leadership fight... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of tweets about the application of the US political term ‘Beltway’ to New Zealand politics, and in particular to the Labour Party and the leadership contest. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at liberation
Labour leadership Audrey Young (Herald): Enough support in caucus? 'I don't know', says David Cunliffe TVNZ: 'Musical chairs' on Labour leadership won't work – Cunliffe Stacey Kirk (Stuff): Cunliffe seeks 'new mandate' to lead Labour Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Those who can't learn from history are destined to repeat it Andrea Vance (Stuff): Cunliffe offers olive branch TVNZ: Cunliffe says future Labour leader faces huge task TV3: Cunliffe open to Robertson as deputy Adam Hollingworth (TV3): Robertson takes swipe at Cunliffe Laura McQuillan (Newstalk ZB): Social media support for Cunliffe Susan Wood (Newstalk ZB): Susan's Editorial: Leadership... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at liberation
Labour leadership Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): The Soap Box: Labour's leadership tussle Rachel Smalley (Newstalk ZB): Labour can't afford another leadership disaster Stuff: Cunliffe wrong to contest leadership: Key Brennan McDonald: Elected governments are temporary Herald: Mallard email says he won't be gagged – report Saeran Maniparathy (Beehive Mandate): A Totally Different Cunliffe – Paul Henry Show Toby Manhire (Herald): Nightmare of the long knives Wayne Mapp (Pundit): Not another column about the Labour leadership Phoebe Fletcher (Pundit): How David Cunliffe is like Scarlett Johansson David Farrar (Kiwiblog): How will Cunliffe go? Cameron Slater (Whaleoil): Whay Labour needs a leadership... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2014 at liberation
Labour Toby Manhire (Herald): Nightmare of the long knives Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Does Grant Robertson have the numbers? TVNZ: Is Grant Robertson Labour's next leader? Patrick Gower (TV3): 'ABC' forcing Cunliffe to quit Simon Wilson (Metro): The Customer is Always Right Tracy Watkins and Hamish Rutherford (Stuff): Grant Robertson talks Labour leadership Liz Banas (Radio NZ): Labour leader weighing up his future Selwyn Manning (Daily Blog): Stuart Nash – Red To The Rescue? Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Labour crisis falling into farce Tracy Watkins (Stuff): Powerless Cunliffe told to quit Barry Soper (Newstalk ZB): Cunliffe on break, not commenting on Labour... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2014 at liberation