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TV3 political editor and then Labour leader Phil Goff, 2011 (original image)

UPDATED for the 2017 election: My Twitter list for New Zealand media and politics

UPDATED 28 August 2017: I’ve updated both the Twitter list and this post in time for the 2017 New Zealand General Election In 2012, I began to curate a Twitter list related to New Zealand politics. I would have used someone else’s, but couldn’t find a truly comprehensive list for what...

Success or failure

Three reasons why the Internet Party might not be successful

This post was originally published at Liberation. In my first post, I looked at why the Internet Party might be successful. Here, I look at why it might not be. 1. Ideology  In the last post, I concluded by looking at the Internet Party’s chances of taking the mantle of a populist party....

Kim Dotcom

Three reasons why the Internet Party might be successful

This post was originally published at Liberation. The Internet Party has a funder, a leader and now a shortlist of 22 enthusiastic prospective candidates who are seeking a place on the party’s inaugural list. But how likely is the party to succeed? In the following two posts, I look at three reasons...

Parliament buildings, Wellington.

New Zealand politicians on social media (including Wayne Mapp at The Standard)

This post was originally published at Liberation. MPs past and present in the blogosphere A number of past and present MPs are engaging in social media – blogs, and Twitter in particular. In this blog post,I outline what politicians are communicating online and where. I evaluate their efforts, and report on...

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