Louise Upston

Anti-online voting software developer David Lane

READER POLL RESULT: Close result in online vote on online voting

Fri 22 Apr 1

Clash between “dinosaurs” and technology’s true believers.

Local government minister Louise Upston

Online voting axed for this year's local body elections

Tue 19 Apr 16

Minister changes tack, over-rules councils. With special feature audio.

Chinese company launching a judicial review over government's decision to block the sale of Lochinver Station

Shanghai Pengxin wants government’s Lochinver decision reversed

Thu 15 Oct 48

Challenge to the government's blocking of Lochinver Station sale to Chinese.


Sally Lindsay talks about Shanghai Pengxin on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Louise Upston on Q+A

No substantial benefits from Lochinver sale — Upston

Sun 27 Sep 27

Minister defends her government's hot-and-cold approach to foreign investment.  

IAN APPERLEY: ‘While the rest of the world is trialling the technology and figuring out how to make it secure, we are stuck in the dark ages painting the sky as falling’

Online voting on the rocks?

Fri 18 Sep

Elections using paper ballots cost a lot of money. Of the $26 million being spent on the flag referendum for example, about $17 million will be spent on the mechanics of processing postal votes.

Associate local government minister Louise Upston

Online voting trial in peril

Wed 16 Sep 13

Crucial vote in Wellington this morning | Tension between online voting provider and minister. UPDATE: Wellington makes its decision.

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