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Observations on the 2017 Election campaign… (Waru)

By   /  September 25, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  14 Comments

At the next election, Labour and the Greens must be better placed to strategically address “fake news” from the National Party. Labour and Green strategists must  be conscious that the Nats will stoop to lies if their pre-election polling shows them at-risk of losing. A rapid-response task-force should be ready and well-resourced to counteract such lies; to do it immediately,  and with energy.

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Kelvin Davis – an unforeseen disaster on 23 September?

By   /  August 2, 2017  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  17 Comments

August 1 began a new chapter in Labour’s 101 year history: the sudden – though not wholly unexpected – appointment of Jacinda Ardern and Kelvin Davis as Leader and Deputy Leader, respectively, of the NZ Labour Party;

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MUST READ: National’s Food In Schools programme reveals depth of child poverty in New Zealand

By   /  February 29, 2016  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  24 Comments

The rise in demand for KickStart breakfasts occurred at the same time as those on welfare benefits was cut dramatically;

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Hekia Parata breaks law – ignores Official Information Act

By   /  December 1, 2015  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  21 Comments

A formal complaint has been laid with the Ombudsman’s Office after Education Minister, Hekia Parata, failed to comply with the Official Information Act.

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How biased are the media? A Patrick Gower case study

By   /  November 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  39 Comments

Quite simply, any reasonable individual would have arrived at the conclusion that Gower should have disqualified himself and the role given, instead, to the highly talented Lisa Owen.

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No More. The Left Falls.

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  35 Comments

As passions settle, disappointment wanes to something approaching tolerable, and we start to look at things a bit more rationally, it’s time to review the last few days, weeks, and months…

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Mana-Internet Roadshow hits Wellington

By   /  August 10, 2014  /  Frank Macskasy, Most Recent Blogs, Setting The Agenda  /  29 Comments

If every hall in the country where the Roadshow has stopped was filled in the same way, then little wonder that John Key and certain right-wing Labour MPs are worried at the spectacular rise of Mana-Internet.

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