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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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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Labour’s sleepwalk towards defeat

By   /  July 13, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, leadership, MIL NZ OSI, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Labour’s sleepwalk towards defeat

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Labour’s sleepwalk towards defeat Dr Bryce Edwards. There’s still hope for Labour being able to put together a coalition government after the election. But there do seem to be a lot of barriers at the moment – especially as opinion polls point to the apparent decline or stagnation […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Will Shane Jones be NZ First’s Trump card?

By   /  July 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, MIL NZ OSI, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Will Shane Jones be NZ First’s Trump card?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Will Shane Jones be NZ First’s Trump card? Dr Bryce Edwards. There is more than a hint of Donald Trump in Shane Jones’ political return. So, could he really fan the flames of NZ First’s populist resurgence in this year’s general election?  Shane Jones wants to “Put New […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Hugely damaging Barclay scandal – Police Re-Investigate

By   /  June 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, NZ Politics, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Hugely damaging Barclay scandal – Police Re-Investigate

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Hugely damaging Barclay scandal Dr Bryce Edwards. It’s become a received wisdom that in New Zealand political scandals don’t really hurt governments. But English is looking very damaged by the Barclay saga, and it’s no longer too far-fetched to specutulate on whether this could help deny National’s […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Bill English’s Dirty Politics scandal

By   /  June 27, 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: Bill English’s Dirty Politics scandal

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Bryce Edwards Analysis: Bill English’s Dirty Politics scandal Dr Bryce Edwards. Is the Todd Barclay scandal the National Government’s 2017 version of Dirty Politics? Of course there are key differences, but there are also plenty of parallels. Either way, National will be hoping it’s a scandal with as little impact on […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Todd Barclay’s downfall – who loses and why

By   /  June 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Todd Barclay’s downfall – who loses and why

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards: Todd Barclay’s downfall – who loses and why National Party MP Todd Barclay (pictured above) announced his resignation over illegal taping allegations. The Todd Barclay scandal reminds the public why they distrust and sometimes despise politicians. Therefore, the biggest long-term impact of the scandal might be […]

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New Zealand Budget Analysis: Explaining National’s apparent shift to the left – Bryce Edwards

By   /  May 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Budget Analysis: Explaining National’s apparent shift to the left – Bryce Edwards

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards – New Zealand Budget Analysis: Explaining National’s apparent shift to the left Dr Bryce Edwards. National’s 2017 Budget is a very centrist affair and it involves implementing many of the types of decisions that might be expected of a centre-left Labour-led government. The political left sometimes […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Unaccountability of elites

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: The Unaccountability of elites

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards – The Unaccountability of elites Dr Bryce Edwards. How much accountability is there in New Zealand politics and public life? Not enough, it seems, going on recent controversies.  Mistakes by those in authority can lead to disasters and misfortunes of various magnitudes. Yet a number of recent […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: New Zealand’s democracy and its discontents

By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: New Zealand’s democracy and its discontents

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards: New Zealand’s democracy and its discontents Dr Bryce Edwards. The big theme of this year’s general election could turn out to be disinterest and disengagement in democracy. Can our low voter turnout be solved? Or is there a deeper problem with our democracy? All over the […]

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Bryce Edwards Analysis: Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers

By   /  April 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Health, Health Policy, Indepth, MIL NZ OSI, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards Analysis: Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Dr Bryce Edwards. Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards – Massive and positive victory for low-paid workers Yesterday’s historic pay agreement for care and support workers is a massive victory for the low-paid, and indicates the unusual political times we live in.  Has it become fashionable to support big pay increases for […]

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Bryce Edwards: The 20 must-reads on John Key and the leadership of the National Party

By   /  December 6, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards: The 20 must-reads on John Key and the leadership of the National Party

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ New Zealand Prime Minister John Key greets Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards. John Key is gone. Why? Who will replace him? And what does it all mean? Dr Bryce Edwards. It’s Keymageddon! The phenomenally successfully National Party Prime Minister has pushed the eject button, and everyone […]

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Bryce Edwards’ Politics Daily: Labour languishing outside the zeitgeist

By   /  November 29, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Bryce Edwards, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Politics  /  Comments Off on Bryce Edwards’ Politics Daily: Labour languishing outside the zeitgeist

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Political Daily Analysis by Dr Bryce Edwards. The Labour Party is still lost, neither tapping into discontent nor managing to successfully forge a competent, centrist reputation.  Dr Bryce Edwards. Labour is struggling to get in touch with the zeitgeist. The party, its MPs, and its message just don’t seem to matter […]

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