NZ First leader Winston Peters has signalled to the Greens that he is willing to negotiate over the Kermadec Islands marine sanctuary. The Kermadec island sanctuary was originally proposed by the previous National government, but NZ First’s connections to the fishing industry put the proposal on ice when they entered a coalition with the Labour … Continue reading Haggling over the Kermadecs
One thing that I have noticed in my few months of blogging is that I’ve done very little on NZ First. And part of the reason for that is that there hasn’t really been a lot of news out of them. Excluding Shane Jones, who has been given both good and bad coverage by the … Continue reading Where is NZ First?
Claire Trevett at the Herald writes: Winston Peters has ignored gracious farewells to Bill English, instead launching a withering attack on the departing National leader – and his caucus… Asked if he had any kind words for English, Peters said: “I’ll leave those nice words to you. “I don’t think he wants to know about … Continue reading Winston’s attack on English is just part of the problem
In episode ten of Meet the Newbies, I talk with Northland MP Matt King on changes to NZ’s bill of rights, why he prefers cannabis decriminalization over legalization, and his thoughts on when NZ will be ready for a republic. COMING UP ON MONDAY: I talk with Northland based Labour list MP Willow-Jean Prime, on … Continue reading Matt King – Meet the Newbies