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The speech he should have given on the campaign trail

Winston Peters speech to his party conference at the weekend was the speech he should have given on the campaign trail. It was Peters at...

So now the economy is booming when can we open the border?

Yesterday’s boom GDP figures appear to have caught much of official Wellington by surprise. Only hours before the 1.6 per cent for the March quarter...

$1795 to meet a Labour Cabinet Minister

The Labour Party is charging businesspeople $1795  to have “policy” sessions with some of the top Cabinet Ministers. In a move reminiscent of National's "Cabinet...

How Nick Smith leaves a gap

Nick Smith’s departure from Parliament yesterday marks the end of an era for National. He is the last MP to have served in the 1990...

Our nuclear free moment will depend on electric cars — if we can power...

New Zealand's nuclear-free moment, getting to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, will depend on electric cars. And the cars are going to depend on...

Due diligence and leaked reports; the challenges of managing politicians

Two separate events yesterday  --- both involving the National Party – revealed that our political culture is not up to managing potential scandals. On the...

How Judith Collins forced Nick Smith to resign

National Party leader Judith Collins warned her caucus early last month that media were about to break a scandal involving one of the party’s...

National dials the Treaty campaign back and returns to basics

Judith Collins got two standing ovations after her speech to National’s Central North Island conference in Tauranga yesterday. She had read the conference mood perfectly. She...

A Labour of love

The Budget yesterday was unashamedly political. In many ways it was a Labour of love; certainly for the party's own faithful. The invocation of Ruth...

Bringing home the bacon

This, as former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating might have said, was a budget that brought home the bacon. It was a relentlessly political document...

National caucus to meet today in wake of bad poll

National will go into an all-day caucus today at a Wellington hotel with news last night showing that its leader's popularity has plummeted to...

An end to large scale immigration

The Government is sending more signals indicating that it is planning for a big cutback to Immigration. It would appear that the era of large...

Behind Parliament’s “racist” row

Maori and Pakeha views of what the Treaty means and what that means for Parliament and Government are now beginning to openly conflict. The division...

Collins prepares to ride Pakeha backlash

A draft document setting out Maori aspirations for DOC land obtained by Judith Collins points to a growing issue within Government. POLITIK has spoken to...

The Parliamentary sexual assault saga continues

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s unprecedented criticism of Speaker Trevor Mallard yesterday followed a series of bitter exchanges between him and National MP Chris Bishop...