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It’s a bit of a privilege to be the first to have your attention this morning.

I won’t pretend to have any deep insights that are better than yours.  I could have picked any number of people for the Face of the Day and put up some half-baked commentary.

I should leave that to Cam who has on the one hand been passionately telling us what he thinks of certain politicians and parties, and yet on the other hand consistently called this result – simply because the numbers always stacked up this way.

So I will just take the morning to reflect on something I have been saying to people:  I trust the NZ voters.   And they haven’t let me down.

Once again, no matter what the media did, no matter what the media said, the polls didn’t change at all.

Where the damage did occur, it was generally self-inflicted.  Metiria.  Winston.  David.

Be in awe of the New Zealand voters.  They get it right.

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Meet Greg Presland.  Labour-MP-wannabe, sharpest lawyer in the party, blind trust setter-upper for David Cunliffe, advisor/supporter to Ben Rachinger, fan of Rawshark and Hager, and of course a long term blogger at The Standard under the name MICKYSAVAGE.

He didn’t have one of his better days yesterday.   Read more »

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Meet Gary Morgan.  The Man At The Top at Roy Morgan Research.  He may be, in the end, the most powerful influencer of how this election turned out.  His company’s poll came out with the exact right numbers for right-leaning voters.

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There is a thin line between madman and genius.  And as it turns out, there is also a thin line between cheeky and being a bint.

Bill English’s campaign stop at a Blenheim cafe has been gatecrashed by the local Labour candidate – who approached the National Party leader before he made a swift exit.

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Jacinda Ardern has chickened out  of being on with Leighton Smith on NewstalkZB.

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If you’re feeling like this marathon runner, there are a few of us here that will help you get across the line.   But know this:  the last five days are going to be the worst.

All the last bits of dirt and scandal will be dumped.  Those that haven’t already got legal injunctions against them, anyway.  Others are being held as bargaining chips for possible coalition negotiations.   Read more »

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Metiria Turei has nothing but naked contempt for the majority of law-abiding, hard-working and decent New Zealanders.  Here she was, with her best co-friend, talking to the guaranteed voter base of society’s victims in South Auckland.

Metiria Turei has returned to the election stage with a speech decrying how cruel and unfair New Zealand has become.

The Green MP has spoken at an anti-poverty rally in the Otara town centre in south Auckland this afternoon.

Some in the crowd held signs saying “I Stand With Metiria” and there were loud cheers when Turei rose to speak.

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Left or Right?   You choose.

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Gareth Morgan says polls showing he won’t make it into Parliament are wrong because they rely on the opinions of voters with landlines.

“When I ask the question in the town hall shows I do every night, ‘ Hands up those who’ve got a landline, it’s 10 or 15 percent,” the Opportunities Party (TOP) leader told The AM Show on Thursday.

“What’s wrong with these polling companies? I think we’ll be somewhere between 5 and 10 percent. I’ve said it from day one.”

TOP polled at 1.6 percent in the latest Newshub-Reid Research poll, and 2 percent in the most recent Colmar Brunton poll.

Only a man with this little grasp on reality could spend lots of his own money and then sit on TV either telling bald-faced lies or expressing his delusions.

For someone with money, he’s actually quite stingy.  If he was running a proper campaign, he would have stumped up some money to get a company to poll for him.  It’s not that expensive – in the scheme of things.

TOP is essentially a party for political lunatics.  It’s the 2017 version of the Internet party.   It even includes a balding bloke with money that speaks with a funny accent.

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Labour party leader Jacinda Ardern’s boyfriend keeps voluntarily inserting himself into the media.  Here’s a pro tip:  A closed mouth gathers no flies feet.  This isn’t PM Idol – it’s politics.  And now that the Labour party are looking to be on the backward slide, things are going to get ugly – fast.