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Jones claims the Nats will get dirty in Northland

NZ First claim that National is preparing a dirty campaign to combat Shane Jones candidacy in the Northland electorate. National needs its candidate, the current...

Firing the Auditor General (not easy)

Parliament’s efforts to untangle the forced resignation of the former Auditor General, Martin Mathews, now includes allegations that he deliberately concealed aspects of his...

Some MPs unable to manage their staff

Parliament’s Speaker, Trevor Mallard, is refusing to agree to some MPs being assigned staff because of their inability to manage them. The MPs --- who...

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...

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