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Keeping He Puapua from Winston and Shane

Was the controversial He Puapua document kept from Cabinet in the lead-up to the election to prevent NZ First from seeing it and masking...

Collins and National make a right turn

The National Party, holding its first regional conference since its defeat at the last election, appears to have taken a right turn and is...

Peeps at Parliament and other Press Gallery observations over 150 years

Tonight the Press Gallery celebrates its 150th anniversary. In fact, it is almost 151 years old, but Covid stopped the 150th celebrations last year. It...

Echoes of Brash and Orewa

National’s Leader Judith Collins is looking to stamp herself on the party with a speech this Saturday at its first regional conference. Collins may feel...

Nats propose limiting caucus power to select leader

The National Party is proposing to limit the ability of its Caucus to change the party leader. And it says "bad behaviour" within the party...

Mahuta has to defend her Five Eyes comments

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrived in Wellington on Wednesday night, followed by curses and threats from Beijing after she ended Victoria’s  Belt and...

Why the Government rejected Simpson’s advice

Heather Simpson declined an interview with POLITIK yesterday at the conclusion of the Beehive Banquet Hall presentation of the Government response to her report...

DHBs to go in radical health restructure

The Government is to scrap District Health Boards as part of its response to Heather Simpson’s “Health and Disability System Review”. In other key moves,...

Riding the border under the threat of xenophobia

Today is bubble day when it becomes possible for travellers from Australia to enter New Zealand without having to go into managed isolation. But polling...

So Grant, what’s next?

One of the country’s leading economics consultancies, Infometrics, has published a report today saying there is no evidence that the Government is ready to...

Government calling National’s bluff

The Government last night looked set to call National’s bluff and deny its request for a time extension on submissions on the Climate Change...

Government to take knife to DHBs

Speculation is mounting that the Government is planning a radical overhaul of District Health Boards, which is likely to see big changes in how...

Whatever happened to Darren Hughes

Ten years ago, it looked like Labour MP, Darren Hughes political career was over. He had resigned from Parliament after Police began to investigate a...

The SIS; its other friends overseas and its problems at home

The Security Intelligence Service Director General, Rebecca Kitteridge, has revealed that the agency has partnerships with other overseas intelligence agencies beyond its Five Eyes...

The big health overhaul picks up pace

Health Minister Andrew Little has set out the bottom lines for what is looking like the most far-reaching shakeup of the country’s health sector...