My Latest Twitter Updates

  • The death of Tom Wicker, New York Times journalist: http://t.co/7beeM5zS – He wrote these words in 1963: http://t.co/O29Cc4t6 #
  • @Captainsuburbia Thanks for that – some interesting stuff there. And thanks for a very informative discussion last night. #
  • Bluehaze: an eclectic collection of audio files from Melbourne radio stations. http://t.co/lJqaC3I0 (via @Captainsuburbia) #
  • @laceyhd Yes, lean and spare. If only we all were. #
  • From his jail cell, Conrad Black says Nixon and Kissinger are emerging in ever-better light: http://t.co/aOiOTQ7D #
  • Anna Bligh on Peter Slipper: "I have to say, as a Queenslander, I've never thought much of Peter's contribution here." #10News #
  • The Case for Democratisation of the Australian Labor Party: http://t.co/XBoto9SK – Kevin Rudd's speech at launch of Bramston book. #
  • "Sometimes we politicians get a little bit big for our boots" – Tony Abbott speech to Lib State Council AGM http://t.co/LTOvVQfL #
  • @deniswright The man shows some humility and you mock him. I am appalled… #
  • New Zealand election count: 10% of polling places counted shows National 50%, Labour 26%, Greens 10%, NZ First 7% http://t.co/fcjDJLSM #
  • Antony Green live blogging the New Zealand election count here: http://t.co/o3CBS5HU – says National trending under 50% now. #
  • Ben Raue at 'The Tally Room' also blogging NZ results: http://t.co/W2fGYruC – National majority close, Labour result may be worst ever #
  • NZ election now 12.6% polling places counted: National 51% (63 seats), Labor 25% (32 seats), Greens 10% (12 seats), NZ First 7% (8 seats) #
  • TV New Zealand coverage of election streaming online here: http://t.co/HIPIMV2f (via @mumbletwits) – except I can't understand it… #
  • @markatextor Now, now… #
  • New Zealand election: 17.3% polling places counted – National 50%, Labour 26%, Greens 10%, NZ First 7%, Maori Party 1.3%, ACT 1.2%, Mana 1% #
  • @markatextor I'd have to stay in bed all day if I adopted that policy… #
  • @the_green_egg Voters have 2 votes, one for an electorate, first past post, another for a party (similar to Senate here) … #
  • @the_green_egg … overall party vote determines the final number of seats for each party. Called Mixed Member Proportional. #
  • New Zealand election: 25.2% polling places counted. National 50%, Labour 26%, Greens 10%, NZ First 7%. http://t.co/fcjDJLSM #
  • RT @PollBludger: So NZ First goes from zero members to eight. Can someone tell me who that will include, apart from Winston Peters? #votenz #
  • New Zealand: Has anyone said the "Labour brand is tarnished" yet? How about "existential crisis"? #
  • @geehall1 How goes it, Mr. Hall? #
  • NZ election: 45.6% polling places counted. National 49%, Labour 26%, Greens 11%, NZ First 7%. http://t.co/fcjDJLSM #
  • @Drag0nista Good heavens, where did this come from? I thought you'd produced an iPhone app! #
  • NZ tactical voting Epsom: ACT ahead in electorate vote but National miles ahead in Parties vote: http://t.co/fcjDJLSM @markatextor #
  • Tactical voting also in Ohariu: United Future NZ winning electorate vote but National well ahead in Parties vote. http://t.co/Jjdrnx8Y #
  • ABC News 24 is relaying New Zealand TV election coverage and streaming online here: http://t.co/7t5cXCrl #
  • Raue says Left (Labour-Greens-Mana) has 46 seats, National & allies have 67 seats but may need Maori Party. http://t.co/W2fGYruC #
  • NZ election, 76.6% of polling places counted: National 49%, Labour 26%, Greens 11%, NZ First 7%. http://t.co/fcjDJLSM #
  • Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First, applauds MMP voting, says his party was demonised, marginalised and stigmatised. #
  • @john_larkin No, National are close to an outright majority – may need 1-3 extra votes from elsewhere. Big victory for John Key. #
  • RT @benraue: @mfarnsworth I think it's most likely that Nat + ACT + Dunne will equal 62, but that's pretty tight. #
  • NZ election: 84.5% of polling places counted. National 49%, Labour 27%, Greens 11%, NZ First 7% http://t.co/fcjDJLSM #
  • NZ: Antony Green says likely 121 seat Parlt. National 60 +1 ACT + 1 United First NZ for majority. http://t.co/o3CBS5HU #
  • The New Zealand Greens are ecstatically greeting their co-leaders in St. Kevin's Arcade… #
  • RT @PollBludger: Outside of Germany, I'm struggling to think of recent elections where the electorate hasn't moved to the right. #votenz #
  • NZ: 96.2% of polling places counted. National 48.23%, Labour 26.95%, Greens 10.58%, NZ First 6.8%, Maori 1.33%, ACT 1.08%, Mana 0.98% #
  • NZ: Greens have 10.58% of the national vote and will have 13 List seats. NZ First have 6.81% of vote and will have 8 List seats. #
  • NZ: Where Maori Party has 1.33% of the national vote, no List seats, but win 3 electorate seats. ACT/Mana/UFNZ have 1 electorate seat each. #
  • NZ Election: 6,282 of 6,310 polling places counted (99.6%). National 48.04%, 60 seats in a 121 seat parliament. Labour 27.09%, 34 seats. #
  • NZ television says there has been a low voter turnout in today's election. @2FBS #
  • @JaneTribune Do you remember a casual jacket on front seat in my car last night? Can't find it now. Not the one I was wearing. #
  • New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is claiming victory in today's election… "an awesome night…" #
  • Key: Tonight New Zealanders voted for a brighter future and there will be a brighter future… #
  • Key: We're keen that the Maori Party are part of government over the next three years… #
  • Key: I spoke to Phil Goff… he's a hardworking parliamentarian and he's always had NZ's best interests at heart… #
  • Total votes counted so far indicate that around 348,000 fewer people voted in today's NZ election, compared to 2008. #
  • @mumbletwits All booths now in… 2,356,536 votes cast in 2008. Today: 2,014,334. Difference: 342,202. #
  • All booths now counted in New Zealand's election. Final votes: National 47.99%, Labour 27.13%, Greens 10.62%, NZ First 6.81%, Others 7.46% #
  • NZ election final seat count: National 60, Labour 34, Greens 13, NZ First 8, Maori 3, ACT 1, Mana 1, United Future 1 = Total 121. #
  • NZ: Auckland Central, formerly safe Labour seat, won by National. Parties vote for Labour plummets, swings Green. http://t.co/RbiPCreJ #
  • NZ election turnout falls. Total Votes cast today: 2,014,334. Total votes cast last election: 2,356,536. Difference: 342,202. #
  • @Rubbachook Or else it's a helluva lot of illegal immigrants in Australia… #
  • @GeeForce77 The voting population of Brisbane City Council is about a quarter of NZ's total… #
  • Kevin Rudd: on the road with unprecedented access http://t.co/JIo2unFs – Sun-Herald piece by @thomwoodroofe #
  • We'll fade away, Rudd warns http://t.co/CzyK33r5 – Sun-Herald report on this speech by Rudd on the ALP: http://t.co/XBoto9SK #
  • Rising from the mire and letting angels soar: http://t.co/tuwUC1QM – Paul Daley on the week in Parliament. #
  • It's not over yet: the mid-year budget update and the ALP National Conference are up this week. http://t.co/bxPcbAIQ – Michelle Grattan #
  • White and white television in Australia: http://t.co/0vNuRue3 #
  • @BiteTheDust Who is that? #
  • It's one year ago today since Victoria elected the Baillieu government: http://t.co/SlipPHz0 #
  • @LyndsayFarlow I admire a measured approach. #

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