: National Leader Simon Bridges with his own wife, Natalie, at his party's annual conference in July. Only the family is off limits in politics, he says.

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. In an at-times testy interview with POLITIK yesterday he addressed charges that National…
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: Ihumatao with a Maori sovereignty flag

Ardern caught in the middle

The Maori King has thrown the Ihumatao dispute back to the Beehive, and the pressure will now go on the Prime Minister to find a solution. All along she – and other Government Ministers – have said they…
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: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - it's her party now

Goodbye Labour - Hello Brand Jacinda

The Labour Party has been thrown into turmoil with conflicting statements last night over whether its investigation into allegations of bullying by a party staffer had included allegations of sexual assault.…
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: ormer Finance Minister, Steven Joyce; Australian Trade Minister, Simon Birmingham and (back to camera) NZ Trade Minister, David Parker.

How China threatens the spirit of ANZAC

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been invited to China for what could be her second trip in less than a year. POLITIK understands the invitation is for early in the new year, but, according to Government s…
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: Former GCSB and SIS Director, Warren Tucker, is invested with his Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit by another former GCSB Director, Governor General, Sir Gerry Mateparae

Did our spies go all the way with the CIA

In an unprecedented move, three former intelligence directors came out yesterday to push back against an official report critical of the way they related to the CIA torture programme during the Afghanistan W…
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