NZ Politics Daily – 26 October 2023


Alan Emerson (Farmers Weekly): This could prove a hard ACT to swallow
Glenn McConnell (Stuff): What National, ACT and NZ First can agree on, and where they may clash
Ben Thomas (Post): How the pieces of the Government puzzle are being put together (paywalled)
Brent Edwards (NBR): National’s 100 days of action might hit wall of reality (paywalled)
Thomas Coughlan (Herald): Act questions National’s tax commitment as negotiations drag on
Oliver Hartwich (Herald): Localism: The common thread in New Zealand’s emerging coalition (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Christopher Luxon promises to release coalition agreement, remains tight-lipped on negotiations
Lloyd Burr and Jamie Ensor (Newshub): David Seymour, Winston Peters mean tweets
Jenée Tibshraeny (Herald): David Seymour calls for sweeping changes to make the Reserve Bank more accountable (paywalled)
Bruce Cotterill (Newstalk ZB): A new Government? Time will tell (paywalled)
William Hewett (Newshub): Mental health advocate says language Christopher Luxon is using sounds like he’s managing company, not country
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): Team-building tips for Luxon, Seymour and Peters
William Hewett (Newshub): Incoming Prime Minister Christopher Luxon grills AM host Ryan Bridge over Christmas leave
Newstalk ZB: Elected leaders on ‘the weird old time’ waiting for special vote count (paywalled)
Toby Manhire (Spinoff): How the fringe right responded to a ‘fierce slapping’ of an election
Mike Hosking (Herald): Special votes won’t change a thing (paywalled)
Hilary Calvert (ODT): Yes, democracy is expensive, but that is because it is worth it (paywalled)

RNZ: Winston Peters’ tweet about what Jacinda Ardern knew before March 15 attacks ‘clearly inaccurate’ – PM’s office
Herald: Call for Winston Peters to apologise after bizarre social media post
Martyn Bradbury (Daily Blog): Has Winston gone insane with his latest bizarre claims against Jacinda?
Richard Harman (Politik): Defiant Peters winds up the conspiracy theorists (paywalled)
1News: Muslim leader accuses Peters of ‘misdirection’ after ‘inaccurate’ tweet
Rachel Maher (Herald): NZ First leader Winston Peters claims former PM Jacinda Ardern never told him of Christchurch terrorist’s email in bizarre post
Ainsley Thomson (Financial Review): Winston Peters, New Zealand’s political comeback kid, does it again


  1. Hang onto your hats kiwis! Red is gonna scrape in!! Dunno how or why, something weird and wonderful is afoot! I HOPE…


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