The election result wasn’t as clear cut as we hoped for. We would have liked to have seen Labour and the Greens with a higher party vote so they could easily form a government. But it’s not over yet. This is MMP, which means that it is not necessarily the largest party who can form the government, but the one that can command the majority in Parliament.Read more
More than 100 years ago, New Zealand workers helped form a new political party, called the NZ Labour Party. It was formed on 8 July 1916 by unions of the early 20th century as a political arm of workers. It came after earlier attempts to organise industrially, particularly by the miners at Waihi and the murder of unionist Frederick George Evans. What's changed?