Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | News Flashes | Scoop Features | Scoop Video | Strange & Bizarre | Search

 


Molesworth & Featherston (Weekend) – Nov 19th 2006

Molesworth & Featherston - Weekend Update edition


Business and Political News
November 19th 2006
molesworthandfeatherston.info

Direct Link To This Week's Weekend Update Edition:
http://molesworthandfeatherston.info/pdf/M&FUpdate19Nov06.pdf

Moley Poll
Four point gap

The UMR poll is back in the National Business Review and enters our data this week, surprisingly opening National’s lead over Labour to four points again. Surprising, because this survey has tended to be in the middle of the range, perhaps with a slight centre-left bias. Surprising too because since its annual conference in Rotorua Labour seemed to be on the mend. Perhaps it was a lag from the previous two months of agony for Helen Clark’s Government, but it will give National pause for thought before it rushes into a leadership spill this side of Christmas - the moment for which must almost have gone now.

The other notable thing in our exclusive rolling poll is the continued firming of the Green vote - seats now in double figures note - on the back of international climate change concerns.

So the numbers are, assuming four Maori Party seats and sitting leaders hold their constituencies:

Percent seats
National 42.61 54
Labour 38.87 49
Greens 7.57 10
NZ First 3.53 0
Maori Party 2.36 4
United Future 1.79 2
Act 1.46 2
Progressive 0.16 1

It is still a 122 seat House with one Maori Party seat and Jim Anderton as overhang seats. 62 seats to govern are where exactly? Labour, the Greens and Jim Anderton plus one other from the lucky dip, perhaps. Or National plus United Future and Act with the Maori Party chipping in? Or that odd Blue- Green mix of National and the Greens?

************

The Weekend Update is a complimentary, condensed edition of the paid-subscription only Governor’s Edition published earlier last week.

UPGRADE TO READ THE EARLY EDITION WITH MORE DEPTH
The ‘Governor’s Edition’ of Molesworth & Featherston is released from its trap deep in the Earth every week.

Bulk subscriptions are available with heavy discounts for organisations to send one to every decision-makers’ in-box.

Just email us for details or secure an individual subscription online through the awardwinning Good-Returns site with your credit card HERE.

Direct Link To This Week's Weekend Update Edition:
http://molesworthandfeatherston.info/pdf/M&FUpdate19Nov06.pdf

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops Headlines

 

Werewolf: Living With Rio’s Olympic Ruins

Mariana Cavalcanti Critics of the Olympic project can point a discernible pattern in the delivery of Olympics-related urban interventions: the belated but rushed inaugurations of faulty and/or unfinished infrastructures... More>>

Live Blog On Now: Open Source//Open Society Conference

The second annual Open Source Open Society Conference is a 2 day event taking place on 22-23 August 2016 at Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington… Scoop is hosting a live blog summarising the key points of this exciting conference. More>>

ALSO:

Buildup:

Gordon Campbell: On The Politicising Of The War On Drugs In Sport

It hasn’t been much fun at all to see how “war on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia. This weekend’s banning of the Russian long jumper Darya Klishina took that fixation to fresh extremes. More>>

ALSO:

Binoy Kampmark: Kevin Rudd’s Failed UN Secretary General Bid

Few sights are sadder in international diplomacy than seeing an aging figure desperate for honours. In a desperate effort to net them, he scurries around, cultivating, prodding, wishing to be noted. Finally, such an honour is netted, in all likelihood just to shut that overly keen individual up. More>>

Open Source / Open Society: The Scoop Foundation - An Open Model For NZ Media

Access to accurate, relevant and timely information is a crucial aspect of an open and transparent society. However, in our digital society information is in a state of flux with every aspect of its creation, delivery and consumption undergoing profound redefinition... More>>

Keeping Out The Vote: Gordon Campbell On The US Elections

I’ll focus here on just two ways that dis-enfranchisement is currently occurring in the US: (a) by the rigging of the boundary lines for voter districts and (b) by demanding elaborate photo IDs before people are allowed to cast their vote. More>>

Ramzy Baroud: Being Black Palestinian - Solidarity As A Welcome Pathology

It should come as no surprise that the loudest international solidarity that accompanied the continued spate of the killing of Black Americans comes from Palestine; that books have already been written and published by Palestinians about the plight of their Black brethren. In fact, that solidarity is mutual. More>>

ALSO:


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Top Scoops
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news