Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton is a writer and long-time political columnist for the Listener.
Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton (@rumpole3) is a long-time political columnist for the Listener. She is the author of political memoir Political Animals and is a regular contributor to Victoria University's post-election autopsy report. Jane has been covering politics in New Zealand for over 20 years.


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89341 2018-04-11 00:00:00Z The startling changes in our language are forcing traditionalists to chill out
89343 2018-04-11 00:00:00Z How Kiwi language is changing for both plebs and Prime Ministers
88370 2018-03-18 00:00:00Z What's with Winston's crush on Russia?
85259 2017-12-21 00:00:00Z Politician of the Year Awards 2017: And the winner is...
81921 2017-10-20 15:49:43Z Minority Rules: Who will be the first voted off Coalition Island?
80858 2017-10-02 14:57:54Z Is a Greens-National coalition actually viable?
80491 2017-09-24 09:10:53Z This post-election business is anything but usual
80347 2017-09-24 00:00:00Z Boris Johnson just stumbled across the perfect Brexit analogy
80400 2017-09-23 00:00:00Z Election 2017: Don't mention the war!
79559 2017-09-11 10:31:05Z Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell and Marama Fox on their literary influences
79053 2017-09-02 00:00:00Z Is there anything left to shock us this election year?
78640 2017-08-27 00:00:00Z The untold story of Katherine Mansfield's childhood
78486 2017-08-26 00:00:00Z Must-haves for Sir Bob Jones' world-beating wooden skyscraper
78478 2017-08-23 00:00:00Z Sir Bob Jones goes green with plans to build world's tallest wooden skyscraper
77969 2017-08-11 13:06:09Z What Metiria Turei's benefit-confession gambit teaches us about politics
77590 2017-08-04 11:56:03Z Poll: What male and female voters think about Jacinda Ardern
77566 2017-08-04 11:00:28Z Why Labour’s last-minute leadership change may be its salvation
77158 2017-08-01 00:00:00Z There's only one way Winston Peters could become Prime Minister