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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Signs of a Labour-NZF government

By   /  October 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Signs of a Labour-NZF government

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Signs of a Labour-NZF government Dr Bryce Edwards. Is Winston Peters about to announce a Labour-NZ First government? Yesterday I looked at arguments NZ First might be inclined to choose National. Below are recent items laying out the reasons a Labour-led government could be NZ First’s best […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Signs of a National-NZF government

By   /  October 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Signs of a National-NZF government

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Signs of a National-NZF government Dr Bryce Edwards. The day has arrived for Winston Peters and New Zealand First to decide which major party to put into power – even if the announcement won’t actually be made today. It really could go either way, but below are […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017

By   /  October 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Economics, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Landowners, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The interesting ways New Zealanders voted in 2017 Dr Bryce Edwards. The final New Zealand general election results for 2017 are in. And although the media and public focus has swiftly turned to coalition building and negotiations, it’s worth looking at some of the more interesting results […]

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Bryce Edwards’s Political Roundup: Time to scrap or reduce the 5% MMP threshold

By   /  October 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Legal issues, Legislation, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’s Political Roundup: Time to scrap or reduce the 5% MMP threshold

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’s Political Roundup: Time to scrap or reduce the 5% MMP threshold Dr Bryce Edwards. MMP has a major problem – it’s killing off the minor parties. Smaller parties were supposed to revive and shakeup the party system, providing a diverse array of ideological options for voters. Instead, since 1996, […]

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Bryce Edwards Political Roundup: Alternative coalition scenarios to consider

By   /  October 5, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Political Roundup: Alternative coalition scenarios to consider

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Political Roundup: Alternative coalition scenarios to consider Dr Bryce Edwards. Winston Peters seems to be faced with a fairly straightforward choice when it comes to forming a coalition government – he needs to decide between Labour or National. And we’re expecting those parties to throw everything at Peters in […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Peters Problem

By   /  October 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Peters Problem

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The Peters Problem Dr Bryce Edwards. Is Winston Peters the tail wagging the dog? He’s certainly very powerful in the current post-election coalition negotiation period. Hence the complaints about whether New Zealand First has too much power or, indeed, whether Peters is so problematic this could lead […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Outrage over the idea of a National-Greens coalition

By   /  September 29, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Outrage over the idea of a National-Greens coalition

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Outrage over the idea of a National-Greens coalition Dr Bryce Edwards. The political left and Green Party supporters are outraged by any notion of the Greens working in government with the National Party. It’s an idea that proposes the Greens use their handful of votes in Parliament […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Why the Maori Party failed

By   /  September 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, Lead, Maori, MIL NZ OSI, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Why the Maori Party failed

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Why the Maori Party failed Dr Bryce Edwards. So it’s haere ra to the Maori Party. But some are also saying good riddance. Nowhere is the divide over the Maori Party’s exit from Parliament starker than on social media, where there’s been satisfaction as well as sorrow […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The emotional Maori Party demise

By   /  September 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The emotional Maori Party demise

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: The emotional Maori Party demise Dr Bryce Edwards. The shock departure of the Maori Party was the only real upset of the election. Some have likened it to a “Maori Brexit”, with voters rebelling against the party in a way that some commentators and politicians are struggling […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Get ready for a Labour-NZ First government

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Get ready for a Labour-NZ First government

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Get ready for a Labour-NZ First government Dr Bryce Edwards. Everyone seems to be preparing for a National-NZ First coalition government. Even many on the left are expecting this will be the outcome, including some in the Labour Party. The reality is Winston Peters could go either […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Volatility defines this election

By   /  September 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Elections, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Volatility defines this election

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ General Election 2017. Election 2017: Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Volatility defines this election Dr Bryce Edwards. Patrick Gower hit the nail on the head last night when he was asked to explain the latest Newshub poll results: volatility. It’s been one of the strongest themes of this election campaign, with its […]

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Bryce Edwards Political Roundup: Winston Peters Vs Dirty Politics

By   /  August 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, General election, General Election 2017, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Political Roundup: Winston Peters Vs Dirty Politics

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards’ Political Roundup: Winston Peters Vs Dirty Politics Dr Bryce Edwards. You don’t have to support Winston Peters or his party to be outraged about the treatment he appears to have received at the hands of government agencies, and possibly the Beehive. It increasingly appears that he is the victim […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Political Roundup – Bittersweet “Pollquake” for the left

By   /  August 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Indepth, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Political Roundup – Bittersweet “Pollquake” for the left

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Political Roundup – Bittersweet “Pollquake” for the left Dr Bryce Edwards. New Zealand politics has been relatively stable for the last nine years. Public opinion hasn’t moved around much at all, even in the face of all sorts of scandal and chaos amongst the politicians. And when volatility […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Political Roundup: NZ (and Australia) needs better political scandals

By   /  August 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Australia, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Political Roundup: NZ (and Australia) needs better political scandals

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Trans-Tasman rivalry between New Zealand and Australia. Bryce Edwards Analysis: Political Roundup: NZ (and Australia) needs better political scandals Trans-Tasman rivalry between New Zealand and Australia. Dr Bryce Edwards. The current trans-Tasman citizenship saga doesn’t warrant the level of hysteria coming from politicians in both countries, on both sides of the […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Who’s to blame for Metiria Turei’s downfall?

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Who’s to blame for Metiria Turei’s downfall?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Who’s to blame for Metiria Turei’s downfall? Dr Bryce Edwards. The fallout from Metiria Turei’s benefit confession is producing some fascinating and revealing analysis and reaction about the state of politics, media, and society. There is anger and disappointment on all sides and much of the very polarised […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Inevitable split in the Greens

By   /  August 8, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Green politics, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Inevitable split in the Greens

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ A future face of the Green Party, candidate Choe Swarbrick. Image: Courtesy of chloeswarbrick.co.nz. Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Inevitable split in the Greens Dr Bryce Edwards. The split in the Green Party over Metiria Turei’s benefit confession and campaign is hardly surprising. The party has always contained an array of very […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Reality check on Jacindamania

By   /  August 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Reality check on Jacindamania

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Reality check on Jacindamania Dr Bryce Edwards. It’s wall-to-wall Jacinda Ardern in the news, with a level of hype that suggests she’s already turned the Labour Party’s fortunes around, and National is now on the back-foot. Yesterday’s column – Jacindamania – showed just how much excitement there is about Labour’s […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Jacindamania

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Jacindamania

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Jacindamania Labour Party leader, Jacinda Ardern. New Labour leader Jacinda Ardern is promising to run an election campaign characterised by “relentless positivity”. And, so far, there’s been an almost relentlessly positive response to her rise to the top. It appears that Ardern’s extraordinary elevation is going to lift […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Get ready for Prime Minister Winston Peters

By   /  July 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Get ready for Prime Minister Winston Peters

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ New Zealand First leader Winston Peters on TVNZ’s Q+A from Russell after winning the Northland by-election. Analysis byBryce Edwards: Get ready for Prime Minister Winston Peters Dr Bryce Edwards. Winston Peters made a mixture of colourful, grandiose, and rather ridiculous statements in the weekend that will infuriate many, and delight others. […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Greens go nuclear – and other options

By   /  July 14, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Greens go nuclear – and other options

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Greens go nuclear – and other options Dr Bryce Edwards. You have to feel a bit sorry for the Greens. Because of Labour’s electoral weakness they will, once again, find themselves with a very weak post-election hand to negotiate with. And they’re in danger of being outmanoeuvred […]

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