: The Speaker, Trevor Mallard

Bridges heads for confrontation

National Leader Simon Bridges escalated his confrontation with Speaker Trevor Mallard yesterday and now appears to ready to defy a Speaker’s order for a second time. The stakes are huge. A worst case out…
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: NZ First Leader, Winston Peters; Labour MPs Anahila Kanongata'a-Suisuiki and Willow-Jean Prime at Otamatea Marae during Waitangi week this year. Prime did not campaign during the 2015 Northland by-election allowing Peters to win; will she repeat that next year?

Ardern now dependent on Peters

Both political polls broadcast by the TV networks over the past two days point to the same thing; the Government’s survival at the next election depends on NZ First. Significantly both Newshub and One New…
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: Peters confidante, Tauranga businessman,the late Tommy Gear with resigned NZ First President, Lester Gray at the party conference a year ago.

Shock NZ First resignation

In a surprising move the New Zealand First Party President, Lester Gray, resigned from the Presidency and the party last night. Lester Gray, a Tauranga petrol station proprietor,  was elected President at …
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: Shadow Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee

Brownlee challenges Mallard

The row over National using clips from Parliamentary TV in its Facebook posts has now turned into a review of Parliament’s Standing Orders on the TV coverage of Parliament.  This follows an order from Sp…
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