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What makes a good local MP?

Trusty, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind . . .

These are the character traits a Scout or Guide is supposed to demonstrate. They are also essential character traits for a good MP. 302 more words

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Deploying to Iraq: NZ & the nouveau (Facebook) isolationism

OK, so declarations straight up. I agree with our deployment to Iraq. There is a massive humanitarian crisis that has been created by Islamic State, known in the Arab world, and France as  1,626 more words

New Zealand Society

First signs of trouble for National in polls?

The first Roy Morgan poll for 2015 was released on Friday.

The poll, which is one of the premier political polls conducted as marketing research in New Zealand, shows the Labour Party to have risen six points to 30%, whilst the governing National Party is down to its lowest support level since August 2014 of 49%. 465 more words

New Zealand National Party

And John Key didn't consult either...

Following yesterday’s discovery that there will be no minor party involvement in the oversight of our spy agencies, Andrew Little was castigated for his failure to consult with either the Greens or NZ First regarding his nomination of David Shearer to the Intelligence and Security Committee. 405 more words

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(Almost) unconditional support : ACT forgets to play its hand

On National Radio’s Morning Report show this morning, ACT leader David Seymour provided an excellent example of how not to negotiate. With Environment and Housing Minister Nick Smith set to announce tomorrow National’s proposed changes to the Resource Management Act, Seymour was asked whether he would be supporting the yet-to-be-announced changes. 384 more words

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The year ahead in New Zealand politics: The Opposition

2014 was National’s year. It was a year when the centre-right of New Zealand politics triumphed against a disorganized, dishevelled centre-left. Even though the cracks were starting to show in Team John Key, with Spygate, Oravida and other controversies rocking the National Party, it was still a stellar year for National. 387 more words

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