Does appear to be a low voter turn out. I made a few guesses on specials and concluded the same seat changes as Graeme. Though my percentages vary a little different.
My Fav article is by Scott Yorke
We cannot blame Tony Maryatt on Parker. He was appointed under Moore
As said above, Christchurch City residents did not vote for amalgamation. Bob Parker found a loop hole (after the initial proposal was rejected) that meant rural BP became part of urban CCC.
That union still makes no sense. Masterton being part of Wellington make no sense either
If the Labour Party spent half the energy on fighting National they are spending on fighting themselves they might have become government. However every MP seems to have an ego that prevents this. And Cunliffe is probably the worst.
Another thing is why pick Matt McCarten for strategy. Matt is charming and I like the man. I have been a room where he professes the campaigns he won for the Alliance In the real world those campaign were won because people wanted a change nothing to do with Matt.
I think the Labour Party needs to take a good hard look at itself. Once it works out what is is them pick a leader that reflect it. Picking a leader first is the plain stupid
Sorry for the muddled response
Only cause I'm old and like the Pogues
I've talked to a couple of the City First candidates standing against me. Despite who they are standing with they seem reasonable people. It is easier being part of a team as you can deliver materials for 5 people at once
Button and Keown seem to have have upset both the right and the left. What I find strange is how they manage to get so many sites for billboards. Or more to the point how can they afford so many billboards
I completed this survey as a candidate in Christchurch (for the Shirley Papanui Community Board).
The questionnaire was poorly designed and full of loaded questions. It irritated me as I completed it.
I do wonder how I'll rate as I did not always tick the heavily favoured box.
I recognise that the questions were set by enthusiastic volunteers and wish their well for their cause.
I meant to include a mention of the two populations (the NZ population which is used to apportion electorate seats (people repressented of all ages) and the voting population that is allocate seats) in my submission. However I missed it out. Really no idea why as I do rant on a fair bit on regional lists which the difference between the two population is very important
I think you have expressed the situation more articulately than I could have. I'm glad someone mentioned it.