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Last week New Plymouth District Council opted to create a Maori ward for the next local government election. That means local Maori who choose to go on a Maori-only role get to elect a representative directly to the council. Everybody else in New Plymouth will be grouped into wards based on where they live. The […]
Last week I called for a Bluegreen Party – an environmental party that I could in all conscience, vote for. It prompted a huge response, which confirmed to me there is a clear constituency that is not being serviced. I have had stacks of messages from National supporters sheepishly acknowledging they vote National, but feel […]
Let there be no mistake, New Zealanders want the NZ dollar to be as high as possible. A 65 US cent dollar makes us a hell of a lot poorer than an 88 cent one. So why does the Reserve Bank (RB), cheered on by our Prime Minister (PM) dream of reducing our wealth via […]
The Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler has dubbed the strength of our exchange rate “unjustified and unsustainable.” Ultimately the problem lies with his own policies, together with the refusal of the Government to tax the income from capital. According to the Governor our exchange rate is too high, despite falling from a peak of over […]
The day before yesterday we argued for a Bluegreen Party – one that could act as a coalition partner to Labour or National. Yesterday we covered a major bluegreen area – climate change. Today we will sketch out three policy areas where National and the Green Party should be able to find common ground and […]
Yesterday I argued for a Bluegreen Party – one that could act as a coalition partner to Labour or National – a party that stuck to its knitting of protecting and improving the environment while remaining relatively agnostic on the economic and social agenda of its partners in government. Then, as if to answer the […]
Congratulations to the National Party. To increase your majority in your third term, reflects public confidence in the leadership team and an endorsement that one’s policies are more attuned to the preferences of voters than those offered up by any other party, or any other combination of parties. This much is indisputable. Many Kiwis are […]
Over the course of this election campaign there has been a lot of focus on dirty politics, spies and conspiracies, and tragically way too little on policy. Those stories will no doubt continue to be discussed long after the vote counting stops but with election day upon us, at least a little attention to the […]
At 12:30pm I will be doing an “ask me anything” live chat on election 2014. Topics I would like to talk about are around the environment, tax, welfare, inequality, economics. Everyone is welcome, leave your indifference at the door. Live Blog Ask me anything re election – With Gareth Morgan