: Finance Minister Grant Robertson and PM Jacinda Ardern answer media questions after the Caucus retreat.

Ardern's secret diplomacy revealed

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has spent some of her holiday time on the phone to her Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, lobbying him to end his objections to the CPTPP. Well placed Beehive sources say bo…
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: Nikki Kaye with Bill English on the 2017 election campaign

What National needs to do to win 2020

Just after the election, POLITIK ran a piece suggesting – among other things – that Nikki Kaye might be a component of any future leadership change within National if Bill English were to retire. The ne…
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:  Colin James

Political journalism in an unquiet time

Parliament rises today. It has done its dash for the year which has been marked by so much turbulence and change. However, given the amount of legislation that will be held over till the new year, that tur…
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:  Hobsonville Primary School was one of the first of National's PPP schools

The Government gets ideological

Labour’s insistence on sticking to its ideological guns is going to cost it tens of millions as it takes over the construction of new schools which were to have been public, private partnerships. And the …
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:  Winston Peters - can the Nats end his career

Life without NZ First

Polling released over the weekend will strengthen the thinking in some National Party quarters that the party should aim to wipe New Zealand First out at the next election. The One News Colmar Brunton poll …
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