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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.

Brownlee challenges Mallard

Why National persists with its protest even though the Speaker has all but agreed to change the rule on the...

Bridges objects to his own rule — and Greek philosophy

Speaker Trevor Mallard yesterday used a Parliamentary rule which National had refused to change when it was in Government to order them...

Scramble for National nominations begins

The scramble will now be on to win selection as the National candidate for what looks likely to be at least two...

Bridges says only family is off limits

National's Leader, Simon Bridges, says the only thing off-limits in his attacks on the Prime Minister are her family.