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Waikanae ballot boxes on the move, to make voting easier

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
Voting in the 2020 Waikanae Community Board by-election is being made easier with a series of “pop-up” voting stations leading up to the close of polling on 16 December. Read more »

Why I voted for Shelly Bay (2)

by Cr Jenny Condie
For those who oppose the development at Shelly Bay, the Wellington City Council decision last week was a blow that has left them feeling hurt and disappointed. I have been asked several times for an explanation of why I voted in support of the sale and lease of council land, particularly given I was on record in an Enterprise Miramar survey during the election campaign as being against the development. Read more »

New Cabinet: Grant Robertson is our new deputy Prime Minister

Wellington Central MP Grant Robertson becomes deputy Prime Minister in the new Cabinet announced this afternoon by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern. He retains his position as Finance Minister and also becomes Infrastructure Minister. Read more »

Greens and Labour sign co-operation agreement, with two Green ministers outside Cabinet

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RNZ photo

At Parliament this morning, the Green Party and the Labour Party signed a Co-operation Agreement with a commitment to work together on child poverty, climate change, and the environment. The agreement gives the Greens two ministerial posts outside Cabinet. Read more »

A deal on Sunday? Greens reach final stages of talks with Prime Minister

Report from RNZ – October 29
The Greens and Labour are inching closer to a governing deal, with an announcement expected on Sunday. Read more »

Gatherings of three caucuses

caucus labour

Gathering in Wellington today, the newly elected caucuses of three political parties. The biggest group (above) was all the Labour MPs who will make up the new government. Read more »

Vegetarian Society welcomes invitation for Duncan Garner to eat at Aunty Mena’s

News from NZ Vegetarian Society
The NZ Vegetarian Society has welcomed Finance Minister Grant Robertson’s invitation to take TV3’s Duncan Garner for a meal at Aunty Mena’s in Cuba Street. Read more »

Eight key areas for the new government from the Wellington CofC

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce congratulates the New Zealand Labour Party on their election win and looks forward to working closely with the next government. Read more »

Eritrean refugee, cleaner, VUW student: now a list MP

celenbration labour
Labour Party celebrations in Wellington. L-R: New list MP Ibrahim Omer, list MP and former leader Andrew Little, Ohariu MP Greg O’Connor, new list MP Ayesha Verral, Finance Minister Grant Robertson, and Rongotai MP Paul Eagle.

by Martin Plaut on Eritrea Hub
An Eritrean has won a place in New Zealand’s Parliament. Congratulations! Ibrahim Omer’s story is one every Eritrean will appreciate. He has just been elected as a Labour list Party MP in Wellington. Read more »

Chris Finlayson on National’s poor performance – “got what they deserved”

Report from RNZ
Former Wellington National Party MP Chris Finlayson says long-serving representatives Gerry Brownlee and Nick Smith have run their races. Read more »

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