Top Scoops

Book Reviews | Gordon Campbell | Scoop News | Wellington Scoop | Community Scoop | Search


Parliament and Peters Still Hangs On The Specials

The Greens have made it with six MPs into parliament but the future of NZ First and party leader Winston Peters still hangs in the balance.

Counting of specials in Peters’ seat of Tauranga is underway with some 3700 votes to be counted. Peters won the seat with just over 300 votes clear of National MP Katherine O’Regan.

If Peters loses Tauranga on the specials all five NZ First MPs – including Peters – will be out of parliament. NZ First failed to cross the five per cent threshold on election night, coming in with 4.3 per cent.

The Greens arrival in parliament has already stripped NZ First of one MP and if he loses in Tauranga Labour and the Alliance will get MPs back to allow them to govern without depending on Green support.

Right now the Labour / Alliance coalition has 60 seats – one short of a majority – and needs the support of the Greens.

The Tauranga result is due mid afternoon today.


© Scoop Media

Top Scoops Headlines


Scoop 3.0: Saving The News

Scoop Co-Founder Alastair Thompson - One of the saddest aspects of the decline of the news industry, not just here in NZ - but everywhere, is that it often seems invisible, in large part because news is a confidence business... More>>


"Scoop 3.0" Crowd Sale and PledgeMe Campaign: Taking Scoop's Model To The World

Scoop has a real shot at creating the future of independent news and media intelligence and a solution to the news crisis. The Scoop 3.0 plan aims to create NZ’s first community-owned, distributed, blockchain integrated, news and media intelligence ecosystem in 2019. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Why The Highly Educated Vote Centre-Left

In March of this year, the French economist Thomas Piketty published a paper tracing the political journey that the university-educated have taken across the political spectrum in the past 70 years... More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Elizabeth Warren’s Plan To save Capitalism

Over the past six weeks, Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has emerged from the pack as Trump’s likely Democratic rival in 2020... As set out in the Accountable Capitalism Act she launched in August, Warren aims to rein in those market forces. More>>