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October 14, 2013

THE WINNERS: Snapper: Snapper were mentioned more times than ever before in New Zealand politics, after proposals to reduce the catch quota for recreational fishers were announced. The previously quiet fishing lobby swung into action, and before we could say “Go fish!” the Minister’s own caucus was turning on him and the plans were dropped. […]

October 7, 2013

Under this National Government, there has been hardly a group of people who haven’t been targeted by cuts, a ‘crackdown’ or a punitive policy.

September 30, 2013

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to candidates, but talent is spread thin, and the veils covering the sexism and craziness of some candidates are even thinner.

September 23, 2013

The caucus is split along Robertson–Cunliffe lines, that is no secret; but they are unified in their values and the collective aim of replacing the government.

September 16, 2013

With the leadership contest over, Labour needs to refocus on the real goal of ousting the National Government, but how?

September 9, 2013

The Labour leadership contest is a story that has three losers. The two candidates who don’t take the throne of the party, and John Key.

August 19, 2013

The last month has seen the Government dramatically move away from the principles which many of its supporters hold dear.

August 12, 2013

Whatever you want to call him, Kevin Rudd is a superstar of Australian politics.

August 5, 2013

According to the Chinese calendar 2013 is the year of the snake, but in the political calendar it is the year of the spy.

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