Politics

National’s Todd McClay said the meeting was “robust” at times but the outcome was “much better” than they had anticipated.

Winston Peters said nothing in talks with National, just walked around room with a box cutter

Details have emerged of yesterday’s preliminary coalition meeting between National and New Zealand First, with confirmed reports that Winston Peters did not utter a word during the thirty minute meeting, to which he arrived late. As Prime Minister Bill English – accompanied by Gerry Brownlee and Steven Joyce – sat […]

The fuck is this?

Look what you’ve done, New Zealand

Look what you’ve done. Look at it. Don’t pretend you don’t know what that is. You know exactly what it is. That is exactly what it looks like, and you knew exactly what you were doing. Don’t laugh. It’s not funny. How many times? How many times have you been […]

This woman, identified as Labour leader Jacinda Ardern, spent today walking around Auckland malls shaking people’s hands and picking up their children.

Skirting the law: Was it legal for Jacinda Ardern to walk around malls all day wearing a bag over her head?

The Electoral Commission says it’s investigating complaints that Labour leader Jacinda Ardern spent most of election day walking around malls, meeting supporters and shaking hands. Her activity – which strongly resembles campaigning – would be illegal under electoral law, but it is understood Ms. Ardern took the significant precaution of […]

The Prime Minister hates us but we voted for him anyway.

Bill English held a press conference to say he hates everyone but electoral law made it illegal to report until now

Prime Minister Bill English held a press conference at 1pm this afternoon to tell all New Zealanders that he hates them, and that he can’t stand their “stupid fucking faces.” But due to electoral law – which doesn’t permit the publishing of any politically influential content between midnight and 7pm […]

Do not go gently into that goodnight. Rage, rage, against the closing of the campaign window.

Grant Robertson breaking into people’s homes screaming ‘let’s do this’ in last ditch election eve effort

Political parties are leaving no stone unturned tonight as they aggressively campaign for every last vote. Campaigning and other indications of political support will become illegal at midnight, until polls close tomorrow at 7pm. But given the hotly contested nature of this particular election, politicians are using every last minute. […]

The ACT Party leader had a relatively muted final day of the campaign.

David Seymour spent final day of campaign standing next to stack of his books saying ‘Hey, check these out’

ACT Party leader David Seymour spent his final day of the campaign standing in a local Whitcoulls, next to a stack of his own new book, Own Your Future. Seymour, who is not allowed to say the words “ACT Party” in his electorate of Epsom, or to his family, awkwardly […]