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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.

Covid “here for some time” say Ardern and Collins

In a rare mood of consensus both the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, and the Opposition Leader, Judith Collins, yesterday both warned that...

Nats want to manage Covid like the Christchurch earthquake

The sheer size of the task ahead of the Government in trying to measure and contain Covid-19 in New Zealand was demonstrated yesterday with...

A day of salutary lessons

The Prime Minister Cabinet is to be given three options on the future of the Auckland lockdown when she reviews it on Friday. POLITIK has...

A war of ambiguous words

The war of ambiguous words continued yesterday between the Minister of Health and his Director-General. There is a continuing implication in the Minister, Chris Hipkins'...

Tightening up the borders

Now that Parliament is meeting again today and there will be a Question Time the Opposition is going on the warpath over Covid testing...

Peters hints at constitutional challenge to PM

NZ First Leader Winston Peters yesterday threw down what could end up being a constitutional challenge to the legitimacy of the Prime Minister. Peters has...

Postponing the election

Opposition Leader Judith Collins did not meet the Electoral Commission yesterday as she had promised on Tuesday. A National Party spokesperson said it was the...

More Auckland Covid cases add to political uncertainty

A new Auckland Covid-19 cases initially ignored advice to get a test and was thus able to move around the city for four days...

Covid’s back and causes campaign chaos. But who knew what — and when?

The election campaign has been thrown into uncertainty with the announcement last night of Auckland returning to Lockdown Level Three. All campaigns have been suspended...

“Merv” upsets Nats’ Auckland Central selection

The controversial National Party candidate for the party's Auckland Central nomination, Nuwi Samarakone, last night missed out on the selection, but the reverberations over...

Labour heads for landslide

More polling released over the weekend showed Labour heading for its first landslide election victory since 1987. At the same time, a combination of the...

Serious Fraud Office investigation hangs over NZ First election campaign

There are concerns within New Zealand First that the Serious Fraud Office could derail the party's election campaign. In April the SFO’s Director, Julie Read,...

Questions about Jones’ “fund within a fund”

Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones has come out swinging against a report from the Auditor-General raising a series of questions about the Provincial...

Subtle (but radical) changes to Parliament proposed

Parliament is going to extend its sitting hours in a bid to broaden the range of debates within the Chamber. The proposal is one of...

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