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Shaking up the Nats (and their policies)

With really just 12 weeks before the election campaign begins, National's new leader is promising a total rewrite of the party's policies. Todd Muller yesterday...

Adams’ return signals what really lay behind Muller’s campaign

One of National’s leading liberals, Amy Adams, is planning to rescind her retirement decision and return to Parliament on National’s list to help Todd...

D-day for Bridges

Todd Muller appeared last night to have the numbers to become the new leader of the National Party when National's caucus meets at mid-day.. Bridges...

How Bridges flushed out Muller

National Leader Simon Bridges was last night phoning caucus members trying to win enough votes to stave off a vote of no confidence this...

Can Bridges survive?

Simon Bridges now has to survive the next two or possibly three weeks with his Caucus, and he may then stagger on as National...

Robertson’s “Labour” budget; borrowing the future

Nasty, brutish --- but possibly short. Or maybe shortish. That is what yesterday's Budget is picking the depression to be. It was an unashamedly Labour document....

It’s budget day and the election campaign begins

The Prime Minister all but launched her-re-election campaign yesterday. In a speech in the Beehive Theatrette, she said that  In the coming month the Government...

ACT is back with more members, more money and a bold new plan

What is increasingly looking a hard-fought contest between National and ACT for the centre-right vote took another turn last night with ACT releasing a...

Ministry says no to Chinese students because they could mean extra work

There was no overwhelming health reason why students from China could not have come to New Zealand universities this year. Instead, the Ministry of Health...

Do we stay or do we go?

The Prime Minister and Cabinet now face the big question; do we stay at Level Three or do we go to Level Two. If we...

The odd couple open up the Tasman

Air New Zealand could be flying the Tasman again in time for the July school holidays which start on July 1. Tourism industry sources believe...

Infrastructure boss goes walkabout

The key official responsible for the Government’s massive infrastructure programme left New Zealand and went to Queensland at the start of the lockdown. He has...

Years of pain, difficulty and frustration lie ahead.

The Opposition is piling the pressure on to the Government to make an early exit from the Level Three lockdown arguing that it will...

Reminding us that NZ First has a mind of its own

In two speeches on Tuesday and yesterday, Winston Peters has returned to Wellington and reminded everybody that NZ First has a mind of its...

From the hotel to the cowshed

The Government is looking at plans to retrain tourism and other redundant workers as farmworkers. POLITIK understands the proposals are being balanced against a continuation...

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