New Zealand’s new government will be a coalition of three parties, which necessitates negotiations among them. This situation might be seen as “unthinkable” by Australian Labor and Liberal-National Party corporate backroom boys and the media, who prefer a stable one-party dictatorship. The coalition consists of the New Zealand National Party led by Christopher Luxon, the libertarian-leaning ACT Party, and the conservative-populist NZ First.
Some Kiwi journalists, like John MacDonald, have proposed the National Party joining forces with the NZ Greens as a potential solution to this coalition. However, the three-party coalition includes hard-headed conservatives who aim to undo the progressive agenda imposed by Jacinda Ardern and her socialist allies. One such conservative is Shane Jones of NZ First, who advocates for oil and gas energy development, which was banned by Ardern. Jones would likely become Energy Minister, dealing a blow to the Greens.
Another influential figure in NZ First is Casey Costello, a Maori and former policewoman who supports the Hobson’s Pledge campaign. This campaign opposes the race-based and divisive indigenous co-governance agenda, which Australia also faces.
The challenge for Luxon, who comes from the corporate world, will be resisting the demands of woke corporations like Black Rock. Black Rock, a giant corporation linked to the World Economic Forum (WEF), promotes renewable energy projects in New Zealand. This may be connected to Ardern’s new position with Conservation International, an environmentalist organization funded by corporations and foundations. It is uncertain whether Luxon and his party will support these projects, as NZ First and ACT are unlikely to back them unless they make economic sense.
The ACT Party, led by David Seymour, had campaigned against Winston Peters, a key figure in NZ First. The relationship between the two parties will be a potential weak point in the coalition.
In the recent election results, none of the 11 parties that contested gained a seat in Parliament. The best-performing party was The Opportunities Party (TOP) with 2.22%, followed by Liz Gunn’s Loyal NZ at 1.2%. The article suggests that if the energy and resources expended on these small parties were redirected to support NZ First, there could be a significant shift in New Zealand politics.
Overall, the formation of a three-party coalition government in New Zealand is seen as unthinkable by some in Australian politics and media. However, this coalition brings together conservatives who aim to roll back the progressive agenda implemented by Jacinda Ardern. The challenge for the new government will be balancing the demands of woke corporations and maintaining unity among the three parties in the coalition.