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Luxon builds Bridges

National’s new leader Christopher Luxon yesterday delivered his part of the deal with Simon Bridges, which saw Bridges withdraw from Tuesday's party leadership contest. He...

Government maintains tough clamp on migration

The Government’s move to relax international border restrictions from early next year will not mean a relaxation of immigration requirements. Covid Response Minister Chris Hipkins...

What’s the Luxon-Bridges deal?

National’s new leader, Christopher Luxon, wouldn’t confirm it, but sources close to Simon Bridges were late yesterday claiming he would be the party’s new...

National split down the middle

National’s leadership contest today looks to be going down to the wire. The Caucus is split down the middle. The two contenders, Christopher Luxon and Simon...

Key and Collins push Luxon ahead

Simon Bridges and Christopher Luxon are said to be neck and neck in the contest for the National Party leadership. It appears that Judith Collins...

National trying to avoid leadership ballot

The National Party leadership crisis took new twists last night with suggestions the party may try and avoid a leadership ballot while at the...

Collins burns Bridges

In what is being seen from within the National Party as a desperate attempt to save her leadership National Leader Judith Collins last night...

PM still cautious about opening international border

Air New Zealand's decision to cancel its December flights to and from Australia has been a probability for several weeks. POLITIK was told by an...

Maori Party rips into “arrogant and out of touch” Government

Though the Government has unveiled its summer-holiday liberation for Aucklanders, it may have sparked a war with Maori. Tai Tokerau Border Patrol leader Hone Harawira...

What Helen, Jim and Winston learned from 1996

The country’s three most senior former political leaders last night joined together to reject any idea of lowering Parliament’s five per cent threshold before...

Collins faces a new contender

Despite all the noise that has come from anti-vaxers, last night’s One News Colmar Brunton poll shows the National Party has been unable to...

What’s wrong at the Ministry of Health

Two Cabinet Ministers and then the Auditor-General yesterday in strongly worded public statements damned how the Ministry of Health operates. It was an unprecedented gang...

Digging in on the border

Auckland went back shopping yesterday, but all the signs coming out of the Beehive suggest that the Government will insist on maintaining the border...

After the protest came the big defeat

Yesterday's anti-vaccine protests have come as researchers find that there is increasing violence and antisemitism in the rhetoric of the anti-vax movement. But despite the...

The Covid retreat; border problems

The great Covid retreat began to be more visible yesterday. The Prime Minister clearly signalled that Auckland would move out of Alert Level Three on...