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.
Internet Mana Party
Duncan Garner @ Radio Live – Party for sale – Internet-Mana is a sham and a rort
Toby Manhire @ NZ Herald – Thoughts on a strange union
Inventory2 @ Keeping Stock – We can’t help but wonder . . .
Inventory2 @ Keeping Stock Of David and the GIMPs
Chris Bramwell @ RadioNZ – Power play
Claire Trevett @ NZ Herald – PM accuses Dotcom of trying to ‘buy influence’
Cameron Slater @ Whaleoil – Laila Harre not “Kim Dotcom’s political puppet”
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Who is Laila Harre?
Lindsay Mitchell – Why Internet/Mana should be taken seriously
Patrick Gower @ TV3 – Davis ‘not running to come second’ – Labour
Dan Satherley @ TV3 – Labour’s loss is minor parties’ gain – Ross
Gravedodger @ No Minister – Couldn’t Make this stuff Up. Could you?
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – First Gower now Garner
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Tweet of the Day – 30 May 2014
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Scary, scary, scary…
Karl du Fresne – Mana ties knot with eye on cash
Tracy Watkins – Internet leans to Left with Laila in charge
Gordon Campbell @ Scoop – On the rise of Laila Harré
Danyl Mclauchlan @ Dim Post – Uncertainty and the Internet Party
Bryce Edwards @ Liberation – Cartoons and photos of the new Internet Mana Party
The Press – Politics deserves better than this
Dominion Post – Harre breathes life into contest
Vernon Small @ Stuff – Political pre-nup has clues to motivation
Chris Trotter @ Bowalley Road – L’État c’est Sue
Southland times – Whose was the one-track mind?
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – I thought National stood for development and jobs
Shawn McAvinue @ ODT – Snow days issue under new safety law
Simon Bridges – Fortnightly Minimum Wage Order made
Cameron Slater @ Whaleoil – How the unions help Labour campaign
RadioNZ – Labour’s immigration cap ‘bad politics’
Isaac Davison @ NZ Herald – Greens eye up their Cabinet jobs
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil Greens counting chickens before they hatch
NZ High Court – Judgment on TV3 Coverage in John Banks Trial
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – The Banks Trial
Nick Smith – Building consent figures continue to rise
Nick Smith – Latest figures show good progress in Auckland
Claire Trevett @ NZ Herald – Return to 10-year passports on the cards
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Photo of the day 30 May 2014
Stuff – Today in Politics
Victoria University – ‘No contest’ election could lead to fewer young voters