Election 2017 Live Results

Election 2017 Live Results

The votes are in, the results await!

REMEMBER: Anyone who enrolled when they advance voted will be counted as a ‘special’ vote & special votes won’t be counted for another 2 weeks. If there was a youth surge for the Left, it will be found there – we may not have a clear decision tonight

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EXCLUSIVE: My case against a secret NZ Police investigation that breached my privacy and my civil rights

It’s not important to like or dislike my work, but I think we can all agree that allowing the Police to conduct secret investigations into activists and political bloggers that then damage their reputation negatively based on spurious grounds isn’t acceptable in a liberal democracy.

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Setting The Agenda View All →

Election 2017 Live Results

By   3 hours ago

REMEMBER: Anyone who enrolled when they advance voted will be counted as a ‘special’ vote & special votes won’t be counted for another 2 weeks. If there was a youth surge for the Left, it will be found there – we may not have a clear decision tonight

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Sorry – The Daily Blog is closed until 7pm for the NZ election

By   24 hours ago

No comments or blogs published today. The argument and debate has finished. Let all New Zealander’s take the time today to focus on one thing and one thing only, voting as citizens.

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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign thus far… (whitu)

By   24 hours ago

The final day of campaign is upon us. Tomorrow is the “official” Election Day and nine years of National government is about to either end – or win a rare fourth term.

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Opinion, education and social development

By   1 day ago

In this country, we have always been so proud of our social policy. The danger is to segregate social policy from fiscal policy from education and military… this mechanical approach to governance has been a hijacking, but it will always be a dysfunctional governance if it does not consider the synergies of melded societal aspects.

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You’re Wrong Keith: We Have To Do This NOW.

By   2 days ago

KEITH RANKIN IS WRONG about Jacinda needing to lose this election. If that’s what happens on Saturday: if National somehow hauls itself back onto the Treasury Benches; then it is the purest folly to suppose that the election of 2020 will be a Labour walkover. If the Centre-Left cannot win in 2017, then the question that begs to be answered is: “Can it win at all?”

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Let’s make sure the Greens get well over the threshold

By   3 days ago

The Greens hold the key to this election. If the Greens don’t get 5% and leave Parliament its unlikely Labour will be in government. If the Greens get 5% (or 6%, 7%, 8% or 9%) a Labour/Green government is likely.

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Gareth Morgan’s TOP: My Hopes and Doubts

By   3 days ago

Although I remain interested in TOP’s policies and hopeful about their prospects in the upcoming general election, I am not without my doubts.         

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NORML’s Guide to Cannabis Policies of NZ Political Parties

By   4 days ago

Cannabis is well and truly an election issue. For the first time ever, most parties now have written policies or have taken a stance supporting reform of some description. There is a lot to consider so to help we have assessed the cannabis policies or public statements of party leaders against NORML’s three core policies:

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Deconstructing Headlines View All →

How did Paula Bennett get your phone number?

By   1 day ago

Seeing as Paula Bennett has a history of abusing her position to get personal information of beneficiaries and making them public, how did she get people’s phone numbers to text them?

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MSD Staff use fake names to hide from scrutiny for their cruel policy

By   1 day ago

The very first thing the Labour Party needs to do is push for mass sackings within the Public Service so that these sadists can be flushed out of the system. Yes the policy is abusive but this is a toxic culture problem as well.

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Oh so there was Kauri being dug at location of oil pipeline leak

By   1 day ago

After original claims that Kauri poachers were involved in damaging Auckland’s oil line as ‘fake news’ MPI have admitted that there were Kauri poachers in the area…

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Finally someone is actually investigating National and their Chinese connections

By   1 day ago

The National Government are as dependent on their Chinese friends as the entire economy now has become.

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Government hides DHB Debt in outrageous move

By   1 day ago

National have done everything to hide how underfunded our health system has become, and look at this tactic…

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Malnutrition rates double in NZ – what does that say about us as a people?

By   1 day ago

Our neoliberal cultural mythology states that if you succeed you do so as an individual so all your success is your own, likewise if you fail that’s all your fault as well.

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Why I am voting National for the first time in my life

By   2 days ago

Somehow, my modest wee Mt Eden rental has ended up in the electorate of Epsom, and as much as I detest National, I can not articulate my animosity towards fucking ACT.

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BREAKING: LAST TV3 POLL – Nat 45.8% Lab 37.3% Green 7.1% NZF 7.1%

By   2 days ago

This is going to be so close it may well be decided by smaller parties like Maori Party and MANA.

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Media Watch View All →

The one image that sums up Election 2017

By   2 days ago

The only hope left for us as a society are the youth voters who are slowly waking to the horror of the neoliberal debt cage that user pays culture are locking them into. This election isn’t about just who wins on Saturday, it’s about the soul of us as a country and it will answer the question – did the 30 year neoliberal experiment brainwash enough of us to deny us any hope?

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WaateaNews Column: Maori voter suppression allegations demands investigation!

By   5 days ago

Allegations of widespread Maori voter suppression made by Massey University Political Lecturer, Veronica Tawhai require an immediate response from the Electoral Commission.

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Why on earth are we interviewing 13 political parties tonight at 8pm?

By   5 days ago

Tonight from 8pm, live streamed here at The Daily Blog and on www.kiwidebate.online I will interview 13 Political Parties to hear what they think the big issues of our country are and how they intend to solve them.

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Facebook suppressing Willie Jackson’s post on Maori and youth voter suppression

By   6 days ago

…Facebook needs to explain why they are suppressing this post about voter suppression.  

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BREAKING: New Roy Morgan Poll – Nats 40% (down 2.5), Labour 39.5 (up 7), Greens 9, NZF 6 (down 5.5)

By   1 week ago

Somewhere Matthew Hooton, Ben Thomas, David Farrar, Michelle Boag, Cameron Slater, Simon Lusk and Jordan Williams are all silently rocking and sobbing in a  group pity hug.

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BREAKING: New TV One Poll Labour 44% National 40% Green 7% NZ First 6%

By   1 week ago

This gives Labour plus the Greens the majority. If you look at the train wreck of Winston on Radio NZ this morning, you can see that Winston has lost his puff.

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The new Fonterra advert has to be seen to be believed

By   1 week ago

Richie McCaw wanders around a Farm in the early morning and marvels at the pristine goodness of these human beings as if Jesus himself had personally popped down to the milking shed to milk a herd before feeding 5000 with a block of cheese.

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TV Review: Who Owns NZ Now?

By   2 weeks ago

Bryan Bruce has done more fourth estate journalism in one documentary than the entire mainstream media have managed all year on housing. In a country where the sleepy hobbits don’t want to be woken from their slumber with economic ideologies when the Bloc is on, we have allowed a train wreck neoliberal experiment to benefit the few while crucifying the many.

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Guest Blogs + Sponsored Posts View All →

GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – People of New Zealand! It is time to rise up and vote this National Party out!

By   2 days ago

Never before has Labour come from 23% to be neck and neck with National. Jacinda has touched people and made them feel like they can believe again and that is a force that cannot and will not be told by rich right-wing broadcasters to go home and be quiet. Now is the time to show National that lies, deception and deceit will not be rewarded by the people of this country! Let National learn that vision, hope and compassion will always beat cynicism, corruption and venal self-interest.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – URGENT: Maori and youth voters being abused by Electoral Commission staff – KNOW YOUR VOTING RIGHTS!

By   7 days ago

In 2017, I will not tolerate any attempt to rob Maori or young people of their right to vote because of a incompetence and ignorance at our electoral booths.

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Jacinda Ardern – Setting the record straight on National’s tax scaremongering

By   1 week ago

Jacinda Ardern – Setting the record straight on National’s tax scaremongering

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – National’s use of suicide to attack Jacinda disrespectful and ugly

By   2 weeks ago

O’Connor claimed that Jacinda’s tears at the suicide memorial were strange because she supports euthanasia and went as far as to suggest Jacinda’s motives were driven to exterminate voting groups who don’t support Labour.

Just writing that makes me ill.

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GUEST BLOG: Lizzie Cook – I will not vote Labour

By   2 weeks ago

I will not vote Labour, not even strategically to keep the National candidate out in my electorate. Why?

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Why Jonathan Coleman must go

By   2 weeks ago

I have time for many MPs across the spectrum, but Coleman is someone who really tests my patience. Under his watch as Health Minister he and his Government have underfunded health by almost $2billion during their 9 years in power and it’s an underfunding that is killing some of our most vulnerable.

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GUEST BLOG: Willie Jackson – Joyce’s disgraceful dirty politics

By   2 weeks ago

The dirty politics tactics of Steven Joyce who has lied about Labour’s budget is a disgrace to the credibility of the Finance Minister, the National Party and to the entire country.

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GUEST BLOG: Dave Brownz – Will US vs China/Russia end in WW3?

By   2 weeks ago

The Pentagon now agrees with anti-imperialists that the US is in decline and faces the rise of Russia and China. They term this the “loss of US primacy” or global hegemony, and want the US military to gear up to take on Russia and China.

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The Liberal Agenda View All →

The Liberal Agenda – The Winterreise Project

By   5 days ago

 The Winterreise Project plays
17th to the 28st of October 6.30pm
Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Avenue, 
Auckland CBD (adjacent to Civic Car Park)

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Confirmed guests for The Daily Blog’s KIWI FAIR GO DEBATE Monday 8pm

By   1 week ago

The Daily Blog is pleased to announce the “Kiwi Fair Go Debate” – the first major broadcast political debate open to every registered political party standing in the 2017 New Zealand general election.

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The Daily Blog Announces The KIWI FAIR GO DEBATE In a real democracy, everyone gets a voice.

By   1 week ago

The Daily Blog is pleased to announce the “Kiwi Fair Go Debate” – the first major broadcast political debate open to every registered political party standing in the 2017 New Zealand general election.

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The Liberal Agenda – Come To Waihopai Spy Base Protest, January 26-28, 2018

By   3 weeks ago

The disastrous Trump Presidency raises the urgent question – why is New Zealand still an active and willing part of the US Empire? The US intelligence and nuclear war machine controls the NZ Government Communications Security Bureau. The GCSB is now legally allowed to systematically spy on New Zealanders; as well as routinely spying on […]

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The Liberal Agenda – Two-time Nobel Peace Prize Nominee David Swanson joins 4th Internet Party #AntiSpyBill Panel TONIGHT!

By   3 weeks ago

How many people do you know who will be kayaking the Potomac River to the Pentagon in a flotilla to protest the monolithic oil consumption of the war industry? That’s how our friends roll. Well, glide to be precise.

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The Liberal Agenda – Medical Cannabis March – the election special this Saturday!

By   3 weeks ago

Patients, caregivers and supporters of safe legal access to natural affordable cannabis will march down Queen Street in Auckland, this Saturday 2nd September. 

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The Liberal Agenda – Turei Will Not be Silenced on Poverty

By   4 weeks ago

WHEN: Thursday, 31st August

WHERE: Cardboard Cathedral 

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The Daily Gallery View All →

To every red & green voter in Epsom

By   1 day ago

The brilliant Darren Watson

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Malcolm Evans – lipstick on the real pig

By   2 days ago

Malcolm Evans – lipstick on the real pig

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Political Caption Competition

By   2 days ago

10638 people liking this is 10637 too many – buck your ideas up North Shore!

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Friday 22nd September 2017

By   2 days ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Political Caption Competition

By   3 days ago

Romorinsvillus and Remus

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The Daily Blog Open Mic – Thursday 21st September 2017

By   3 days ago

Announce protest actions, general chit chat or give your opinion on issues we haven’t covered for the day.

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Malcolm Evans – National

By   3 days ago

Malcolm Evans – National

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Political Caption Competition

By   4 days ago

A desperate man remembers the last time he was this desperate

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Raw News feed View All →

Housing report earns Nats the red card – Labour Party

By   2 days ago

National’s failure to acknowledge and fix the housing crisis will be their legacy. Labour will tackle the housing crisis head-on, says Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “Their report card shows National has let Kiwis down when it comes to ensuring there are enough houses, supporting homeownership, and making sure all our families have a healthy […]

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Government and Refining NZ to blame for “chaos” at airports – E tū

By   2 days ago

E tū Aviation says it’s appalled the Government and Refining New Zealand have no plan B for disruption to the crucial fuel line between Marsden Point and the rest of the country. “The result has been days of disruption, with flights cancelled and the plans of thousands of travellers thrown into chaos,” says E tū […]

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Coup for hens – Foodstuffs to be cage-free – SAFE

By   2 days ago

SAFE is congratulating Foodstuffs, who owns New World, PAK’nSAVE and Four Square, on their announcement that they will stop selling all cage eggs from 2027. In a statement Foodstuffs said today that following an extensive review of its egg sourcing and animal welfare policies the business has committed to a goal of being 100% cage free […]

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Statement by Waikato DHB Board member Dave Macpherson regarding the latest reported death of a baby at Waikato Hospital

By   3 days ago

Like many other New Zealanders tonight, I viewed the TVNZ News story of the family who lost their baby while under the care of Waikato Hospital with a mixture of sadness, horror and embarrassment. Sadness, that ANY family had to go through that experience – my own family knows what it is like to lose […]

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TOP SLAMS ALL WATER TAXES. IT’S ABOUT SETTING A PRICE

By   3 days ago

The Opportunities Party has joined farmers across the country in rejecting Labour and other parties plans to tax water.   Deputy Leader Geoff Simmons has written a hard-hitting blog rejecting water taxes set by politicians and bureaucrats in favour of a market price for water.   This would allow farmers and other business folk to […]

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National’s health report card gets an ‘F’ for funding – PSA

By   3 days ago

Persistent underfunding of the health system over the last nine years is having a severely negative impact on the quality and timeliness of services, and funding must urgently be restored by the next government if we are to avert the worst of an impending crisis, says the Public Service Association. “Seeing National’s record on health […]

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Political parties need to spell out how they will address burnout of hospital specialists – ASMS

By   3 days ago

“Burnout among hospital specialists providing front-line clinical care in our public hospitals is an important issue that political parties aspiring to be the next government need to address,” says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). “We want to hear from the Government on why they let this disaster happen […]

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E tū: National Government’s record on health funding a fail for members

By   3 days ago

E tū says it fears health services will deteriorate further in the face of Government denials that DHBs are underfunded. E tū is the country’s largest private sector union with more than 55,000 members. “A lot of our members are in the Counties Manukau area, where services have been so under-funded we have the highest […]

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