This is an attempt to replace Dr Bryce Edwards’ daily political round-up while he’s taking a break.
I’m not pretending to be balanced.
While I link to a range of news stories, the blogs I link to are usually from the centre to the bluer end of the political spectrum or the more reasonable or witty bits of the pink to red end.
You’re welcome to leave links to other news and blogs in comments.
Torben Akel @ TV3 – The new breed of career MPs
Danyl Mclauchlan @ Dim Post – The awful choice
Vernon Small & Josh Fagan @ – No easy ride on the Shore for Craig
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Why Colin Craig is a political fool
Scott Palmer @ Interest.Co.NZ – Election 2014 – Party Policies – Party Philosophies
Craig Simpson @ Interest.Co.NZ – Budget 2014 – Spending plan
Scott Palmer @ Interest.Co.NZ – Election 2014 – Party Policies – Immigration
Tim Watkin @ Pundit – Dirty deal dancing – when Colin finally meets Key
Peter Dunne – UnitedFuture candidates announced
Paula Bennett – Are you that someone – let’s stop sexual violence campaign
Paula Bennett – Work and Income support pays off
Gerry Brownlee – New start for Re:START mall
Nikki Kaye – 500 schools connected to Network for Learning
Jo Goodhew – Inclusive communities help prevent elder abuse
Rodney Hide @ NZ Herald – Hilarious Dotcom drama is riveting
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Another SMOG from guess who?
Matthew Beveridge – 2014 Election Campaign Social Media Awards
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Whatever happened to Tamati’s tweet?
Matthew Beveridge – It isn’t the crime, it is the cover up: Tamati Coffey
Matthew Beveridge – Twitter Stats: 13 June
Matthew Beveridge – Twitter Stats 13 June
NZ Taxpayers’ Union – Government Should Say No to More America’s Cup Money
Kerre McIvor @ NZ Herald – Eyeing cup again? Go fund yourselves
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – Winston’s $158,000 and the Susan Couch trust
David Fisher @ NZ Herald – Horan’s half-brother instigated changes to mother’s will
David Fisher @ NZ Herald – Horan: our side of the story
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – Horan’s side
The Veteran @ No Minister – Blood sports – better than the ABs (or Cs) even
David Farrar @ Kiwiblog – Tag domestic violence offenders
Inventory 2 @ Keeping Stock – Another crisis averted
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – Looks like Labour’s forestry crisis is over
Cameron Slater @ Whale Oil – If you are an MP, the small laws are really just suggestions
The Veteran @ No Minister – On The EU and the Common Agriculture Policy madness