In today's email we look into the Electoral Commission's list of donations made to political parties, dig into the sale of the disputes resolution service used by ACC, and ask what is next for ACT.
Before the election, David Seymour was talking about his plan to make ACT relevant again. Yet the party went backwards, leaving Seymour facing opposition as a solo act. What went wrong, and does ACT have a future in its current form?
In today's email we look past the silly hats into the detail from yesterday's campaigning, discuss land taxes and climate change, and share some weekend reads.
ACT leader David Seymour has been going it alone in Parliament for the last three years, but he’s confident about a three-stage plan to revitalise the party’s flagging brand. As part of Newsroom’s election coverage, Seymour speaks about the issues on Kiwis’ minds and his own ambitions.
New charter schools have been announced, as the ACT-driven policy continues to expand.
ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour and United Future Leader and Ohariu MP Peter Dunne have intervened to offer a way for the Government to pass Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms without the support of the Maori Party.
Roy Morgan's monthly opinion poll published last night found support for National fell 5 percentage points to a three-year low of 41.5% in September from August, while support for Labour rose 8 points to 33.5%. Support for the Greens fell 2.5 points to 12% and New Zealand First fell 1 to 8.5%.
Now the dust is beginning to settle on the most famous USB stick in the history of the economy, it's worth looking at the key details and surprises in what would be a complete rewrite of Auckland's zoning rules. (There's more below too in the Hive News alert sent yesterday afternoon after I listened in to a Council briefing for media)
When I was a political reporter in Canberra in the mid-1990s I stumbled across an Australian phrase that was often used in politics there, and most often by Paul Keating. He used to say that when he was putting the heat on someone he was 'putting the blow torch to their bellies'.
Good morning all.