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National changes tack; the “Crusher” is back

National has now obviously pressed the reset button on Judith Collins campaign and decided to let her revert to being “Crusher”.

Subdued Ardern fails to fire in first debate

Last night’s first TVOne Leaders’ debate did not deliver a knockout blow to either the Prime Minister or Opposition Leader, Judith Collins.

Surging into National’s space

National’s campaign launch yesterday was overshadowed by its Finance spokesperson Paul Goldsmith having to admit before the broadcast that the figures on...

It could have been worse

Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson were able to breathe a massive sigh of relief yesterday. The figure for the...

Has National’s moment come?

The election campaign will now turn to the economy with Treasury yesterday publishing forecasts showing that the economic hangover from Covid-19 could...

How Collins and Seymour are divided

Parliament’s fiscal warriors rode into Whanganui yesterday except that it turned out only one had come to keep the fiscal faith.

Facebook cuts NZ election ad

Facebook has removed a video produced by the New Zealand Advance Party and the New Zealand Public Party claiming that Parliament has...

National tries to cheat the debt target

National’s proposal yesterday for an infrastructure bank will have the effect of cheating the Government accounting system to make it look like...

Debate audience turns to Shakespeare

Wellington’s famous Aro Street debate took place last night somewhat trimmed by Covid-19 restrictions. That meant numbers in the...

Campaigning in the time of Covid

Campaigning in the time of Covid has its limitations, especially for an old-fashioned politician like Winston Peters. Prevented by...

Simon Bridges: diplomat

The very phrase, “Simon Bridges, diplomat”, would seem one of the more unlikely to appear this election year. Bridges...

Every picture tells a story

As Rod Stewart and Ronnie Wood pointed out back in 1971, “every picture tells a story.” And this one...

The Greens’ “ideological tantrums”

The decision to fund the Taranaki green school was made after warnings from Labour Ministers that it should not be funded and...

Ardern points finger over communications failure

The Prime Minister is blaming her own hand-picked officials for the misleading advertising over the weekend which saw long queues of west...

National backtracks (slightly) on Collins’ hardline on water

Even National MPs were yesterday scrambling to get to grips with their Leader’s sudden new interpretation of the party's environment policy.

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