Thursday, January 23, 2020
Home Politics Page 2


Robertson and Fletchers to talk Ihumatao

The Government appears near to a settlement of the long-running Ihumatao land dispute in Auckland. Executives from Fletchers, who own the disputed...

Shaking up Select Committees

Parliament’s Standing Orders Committee is set to consider a wide-ranging set of proposals to improve the way Parliament goes about its business.

Bipartisan agreement (except for NZ First)

National's decision yesterday to support the Zero Carbon Bill brought plaudits from the Prime Minister and Climate Change  Minister James Shaw and...

National caucus meets late over climate change bill

National called a special caucus meeting late last night to decide whether to abandon its support for the Zero Carbon Bill.

NZ First looks forward while Winston looks back

A glaring disconnect ran through the New Zealand First conference in Christchurch over the weekend. It ended with the...

Why Auckland is growing and why Tokoroa is not

The Productivity Commission has produced a report which in some ways states the obvious but in others answers one of the Government’s most vexing questions; why is Auckland growing and why are so many provincial cities not growing.

Bridges heads for confrontation

National Leader Simon Bridges escalated his confrontation with Speaker Trevor Mallard yesterday and now appears to ready to defy a Speaker’s order...

Ardern now dependent on Peters

Both political polls broadcast by the TV networks over the past two days point to the same thing; the Government’s survival at...

Luxon takes off and the Nats wonder what is next

The news that the former Air New Zealand CEO Christopher Luxon is to seek National’s Botany nomination should not come as a...

Shock NZ First resignation

In a surprising move the New Zealand First Party President, Lester Gray, resigned from the Presidency and the party last night.