In the East Coast, industries are booming but some people are still struggling. Labour's electorate candidate has an uphill battle on her hands to unseat Anne Tolley, but Kiri Allan says locals deserve better support from their government.
In today's email, we look at how the penultimate poll showed National's concerted attacks on Labour's plans for 'seven new taxes' bearing fruit, wrestling momentum away from Labour and blunting the 'Jacinda Effect'.
Stand on one of Gisborne’s main streets for long enough, and it’s easy to get an idea of what Bill English referred to recently as the town’s “growing pains”.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent on the morning of April 23, including the latest on Shane Jones' shock departure, the surge in net migration that is already an economic and political issue, some useful long weekend reads (particularly on the Piketty book) and the usual quotes and numbers of the day.