I don’t have the time or inclination to provide the same service of a reasonably comprehensive list of links to news stories and blog posts on issues of the day.
However, I’m willing to start with a few and invite anyone who has read anything I’ve missed to add a link to it in a comment.
I won’t pretend to be balanced – there will be more links to blogs of a bluer hue. Anyone who wants the red and green end of the spectrum better represented is welcome to leave links.
(I do realise I did a Politics Daily post this morning, but think it works better in the afternoon so this is a catch-up for today and tomorrow’s will be about this time).
Vernon Small @ Dominion Post – Key gets specific about Pacific
John Armstrong @ NZ Herald – Internet Mana best taken seriously
Christ Trotter @ Bowalley Road – Authoritarian Labour: Why Kelvin Davis Needs To STFU – Right Now!
Chris Keall @ NBR – Cunliffe: no pre-election deals; insider: deals under the radar
Tracy Watkins @ Dominion Post – Internet-Mana creates a crowded Left
John Roughan @ NZ Herald – Oldies after the youth vote
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – “Mana” Cartoon of the Day – 31 May 2014
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – The GIMPs revisited – by Curly Sue
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – The ABC faction say no to a Mana-Dotcom alliance
Cameron Slater @ whale Oil – First sign of trouble between Internet and Mana
Cameron Slater @ wahle Oil – What does Labour think of the Internet Mana Party?
Cameron Slater @ whale Oil – Cartoon of the day
Ele Ludemann @ Homepaddock – Too hard, too early
Pete George @ Your NZ – Greed for power versus democracy
Bryce Edwards @ NZ Herald – The Morality of the Dotcom-Harawira-Harré deal
Peter O’Neill @ Timaru Herald – A marriage made in . . . ?
Nelson Mail – Preposterous pairing could be brilliant
Tracy Watkins @ Dominion Post – NZ now the ‘lucky country’
Matthew Hooton @ NBR Cunliffe tries out the politics of hate; the surprising truth about our migrant mix
Michael Cummings @ Manawatu Standard – Immigration issue fraught with risk
Martin van Beynen @ The Press – Racist rage shakes political landscape
NZ Herald – Fiordland monorail rejection right
Nelson Mail – No surprise monorail plan derailed
Isaac Davison @ NZ Herald – Greens focus on teens
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – Greens promising an extra $280 million a year of health spending
Mary Holm @ NZ Herald – Bill English’s balancing act on the level
Edward A Hudson@ NBR – Government interference: how much it costs
Stephen Mills – The deal with the Conservatives?
Dominion Post – Today in politics
The Nationa @ TV3 – Lisa Owen interviews Nick Smith
The Nation @ TV3 – Lisa Owen interviews Labour’s Housing spokesman Phil Twyford
Judith Collins – Diverse Bananas, Global Dragons conference