Enter the dragon

I’m fascinated by the business card Wetex Kang hands me. It’s heavy and embossed, a respectable card for the Maori Party’s first Asian candidate...

Bringing disability and politics together

Women in New Zealand started voting 124 years ago but it’s been only three years since Telephone Voting was introduced for the visually impaired...

Former PM presents challenge coin to Baljit Kaur

It's not very often that a former Prime Minister calls on an upcoming politician to tell her that he sees great potential. Labour candidate for...

A desire to make things better

It was 2002.  Daniel Bedingfield was at the top of the UK singles chart with his catchy hit Gotta Get Thru This, Michael Jackson...

‘We want this vote because we’re working for it’ – Brown

Simeon Brown was just 17 when he set his sights on parliament. It was 2008 and after watching in admiration as his grandfather sat on...

Kang cleared of bribery

The Electoral Commission has cleared Maori Party candidate Wetex Kang of a bribery allegation. Maori party president Tukoroirangi Morgan  accused the New Zealand Herald “beefed...

Fighting for social justice

The last few weeks have been tough for Julie Zhu. The Green Party candidate for Botany says she took a day to grieve and is...

Damian Light is the new United Future party leader

United Future has a new leader – and it’s one of our very own. Botany candidate Damian Light has been appointed new leader following the...

Special lunch guest at Botany

It’s not every day that the Prime Minister, Bill English taps you on the shoulder and wants to know how you are doing. There was...

Kang quiet on commission investigation

Wetex Kang, the Maori Party candidate standing in the Botany electorate in the General Election this month, is not commenting about allegations he offered...

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