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Nats’ President breaks party rules

The National Party’s General Manager has admitted the party has broken its own rules over selecting a new candidate for the Auckland Central electorate. Consequently,...

A bad day and a bad poll — but National could still win

If ever there was an awkward day for the National party it must have been yesterday. If it could go wrong, it did. It farewelled two...

National’s polling points to wrangle over list

The Newshub Reid Research poll last night will set National up for an internal party brawl over its list which it will decide in...

Safe seat, not much experience required

The safe Parliamentary seat must take some of the blame for the problems that seem to be afflicting National’s backbench MPs. Hamish Walker and Andrew...

NZ First’s problem; it is part of the Government

New Zealand First Leader, Winston Peters, yesterday launched his party's election campaign trying desperately to put some distance between himself and Jacinda Ardern's Labour-led...

Collins browns National

National’s caucus reshuffle yesterday was a slap in the face for the way both Simon Bridges and Todd Muller had structured their caucus lineups. It...

Speculation that Nikki Kaye may quit

There were questions late last night about the political future of Auckland Central MP, and former National Party deputy leader, Nikki Kaye. Multiple usually reliable...

Letter from Australia: Your Majesty, New Zealanders are jealous of us and are...

An Australian Governor-General complained to the Queen about the reception he got in New Zealand from former Labour Prime Minister Sir Wallace ("Bill") Rowling.  He...

Why National finally called on Collins

National’s 14 hours of hell ended last night with their former leader, Todd Muller, recovering from a personal crisis in Te Puna and Judith...

Why Muller failed

Muller’s resignation as leader of the party is a shock; nothing like this has happened in recent New Zealand political history. But it has been...

How Walker was persuaded to resign

National MP Hamish Walker’s fate was sealed yesterday by the party’s Southland regional chair, Rachel Bird. She spoke to him yesterday morning and persuaded him...

Muller faces his first big test

  National's new leader, Todd Muller, faces his first big test in the job today as the pressure goes on him to fire Clutha-Southland MP,...

Labour’s red glow

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday clarified her Government’s current thinking on what will happen to the wage subsidy when it runs out in August. Speaking...

Ardern shuns Greens’ wealth tax; Nats mount scare campaign

The Greens proposal for a wealth tax seems to be more or less dead on arrival. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday signalled that her party...

Another 12 months as the military sort out “system under extreme stress”.

The Government is not saying so but read between the lines of everything they've said over the weekend about Covid-19 border restrictions, and it's...

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