Life and Politics is an extraordinarily inactive blog about New Zealand politics and the media and contains occasional updates about the author’s life.

The author, that’s me Jake Quinn, graduated with a Master of Arts with honours in politics from Auckland University and Bachelor of Arts with honours in politics and philosophy from Victoria University of Wellington.

I’ve an interest in elections, government, political parties, international relations, and political journalism.

My professional background is most recently in local government democratic services, and previously in public sector media management and external communication.

I’ve worked for governments in New Zealand and Australia, and for the United Nations in Europe and the Pacific.

I currently live within the rural outskirts of my home town of Hamilton with my partner Olivia and our son Ned.

Contact: [ jakequinn at gmail dot com ]