Today, on the steps of Parliament several hundred protestors gathered to voice their opposition to the proposed End of Life Choice Bill, the day the Justice Select Committee is due to report on the bill.
And I'm not just talking about the latest poll. While Monday's poll does bolster my arguments it doesn't change anything. Even if National and Labour's fortunes were reversed, the right still wouldn't have a path to victory. Allow me to explain.
The latest poll provides some interesting insights into just what is going on in the political arena. While polls at this stage don't translate into actual results, they do show us just what is working and what isn't.
The budget news is largely uninteresting: a few key promises have been delayed, funding for all kinds of the usual things are up, and unlike most of National's budgets, this one at least appears to be balanced. There is one funny bit though.
When preparing for a meeting with the Iranian ambassador, a female Labour MP was told not to shake his hand as this would be inappropriate. The problem with this "handshake snub" by the Iranian delegation isn't one of cultural understanding.
Tim Wilms from The Unshackled is in New Zealand to observe our election first-hand, and his report on the Labour Party is spot on. Jacinda has focused on two issues: more taxes and abortion on demand. Post-birth abortion for the elderly is also on the table. Issues regarding the economy, tax and ...
If you think that this crazy election couldn't get any crazier, you would be wrong. It has been revealed that Labour MP Chris Hipkins colluded with the Australian Labor Party to try and bring down Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce. While the Australians seem to have resolved the ...
In a shocking turn of events, Andrew Little has resigned as leader of the Labour Party just hours after stating that he would not. With less than two months to go till the election, this leaves Labour in turmoil and very low down in the polls. UPDATE: Jacinda Ardern has been named as leader and Kelvin Davis as deputy leader.
We take a look at the announcement for election day, a new Green/Labour policy for compulsory Maori lessons, a Labour challenger in Ohariu, Gareth Morgan goes full-racist, and Willie Jackson might be making the jump to Labour.