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Here's a collection of various images relating to Colin Craig's Conservative Party - mostly a mixture of official advertising and cartoons. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at liberation
This is a collection of interesting and insightful tweets relating to the release of official SIS and Immigration NZ files relating to Kim Dotcom. The most recent are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at liberation
The majority view seems to be that David Cunliffe’s apology on Friday for ‘being a man’ was a mistake. Guest blogger Geoffrey Miller takes a contrary view and argues that the apology was a very deliberate and calculated risk. Here are his three reasons why Cunliffe’s apology might have been a smart move. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2014 at liberation
This is a collection of some interesting and insightful tweets about New Zealand's Malaysian diplomat controversy involving the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and Murray McCully. The most recent tweets are first, and more will be added. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2014 at liberation
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Here a selection of cartoons and images showing how the media has portrayed Johh Key's trip to the USA, and some related foreign policy issues. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2014 at liberation
A sample of some interesting tweets. Most recent first. To be updated. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at liberation
In 2014 there is a huge murkiness about how politicians and political parties raise and spend their money. Numerous recent scandals highlight the problems of transparency about money and politics in New Zealand. The various donations and relationships of Donghua Liu have been particularly illuminating about the problem. And although some of these scandals relate to historical transactions, they are still relevant to the 2014 situation, and the public should continue to be vigilant about the relationship between money and politicians. The Electoral Act, in particular, appears to still be wholely inadequate for providing a proper picture of how and where parties raise and spend their money. So below are a few quick thoughts about the current situation. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2014 at liberation
In Geoffrey Miller’s first guest blog post on the Internet Party he looked at Three reasons why the Internet Party might be successful. Here, he looks at three reasons why it might not be. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at liberation
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The Internet Party has a funder, a leader and now a shortlist of 22 enthusiastic prospective candidates who are seeking a place on the party’s inaugural list. But how likely is the party to succeed? In the following two posts, guest blogger Geoffrey Miller looks at three reasons why the Internet Party may succeed – and three reasons it might not. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 10, 2014 at liberation
This is a small selection of some of the more interesting tweets about the guilty verdict announced today in the John Banks court case. The most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 5, 2014 at liberation
Below is a selection of tweets relating to Labour's dilemma about electoral deals, and about abolishing the MMP 5% exemption for parties that win an electorate. As usual, the most recent tweets are first [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2014 at liberation
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This is a collection of recent images (cartoons and photos) related to the Internet Mana Party, and Laila Harre. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of interesting and insightful tweets responding to breaking news about Laila Harre being the new Internet Party Leader. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. Will be updated. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2014 at liberation
This is a selection of interesting and insightful tweets responding to today’s Internet Mana Party alliance. As usual, the most recent tweets are first. Will be updated. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in NZ Politics today are inequality, opinion polls, GCSB, Greens, National Party, and asylum seekers. Please note, the NZ Politics Daily service is taking a break for while. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in politics for today are NZ First, National Party, housing and immigration, John Banks, Roastbusters, and MPs and Twitter. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in NZ politics today are housing and immigration, the GCSB, MPs and Twitter, NZ First, John Banks, and the Labour and National parties. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at liberation
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A selection of cartoons about housing affordability [to be updated] Chicane - Southland Times 13 May 2014 Al Nisbet - Sunday Star Times 6 October 2013 Moreu - Nelson Mail 28 January 2014 Chicane - Timaru Herald 13 May 2014 Moreu - Nelson Mail 30 July 2013 Emmerson - NZ Herald 13 August 2013 Bromhead - Marlborough Express 31 July 2013 Emmerson - NZ Herald 24 May 2013 Emmerson - NZ Herald 30 July 2013 Evans - Timaru Herald 13 August 2013 Evans - The Press 31 July 2013 Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in NZ politics today are MPs and Twitter, GSCB and drones, housing and immigration, NZ First, John Banks, and the Labour Party. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in NZ politics today are housing, John Banks, Labour Party, the Budget, GCSB and drones. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at liberation
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Cartoons and images of the 2014 Budget [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at liberation
An updating collection of insightful and interesting tweets about the 2014 National Government Budget. As usual, most recent tweets are first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in NZ politics today are Budget 2014 and the economy, fundraising and influence, the Taurima report and media-politico relations, and the Green Party economic plans. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at liberation
The main issues in NZ politics today are about political finance, scandals, and the Budget. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at liberation
A selection of some interesting Twitter reaction to Cameron Slater winning the Best Blog award. As usual the tweets are in reverse-chronological order – most recent first. [Read more below] Continue reading
Posted May 9, 2014 at liberation