: Tommy Gear

Peters right hand man dies

NZ First last night announced the death of Tommy Gear, arguably Winston Peters’ closest confidante inside the party. Gear, a successful Tauranga businessman, was also the uncle of NZ First MP Fletcher Tab…
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Is NZ First about to make a capital gain?

Has NZ First scored a big win out of the forthcoming Capital Gains Tax proposal? That's a question that hangs in the wind after a cryptic remark by Shane Jones in a TV interview over the weekend. The excha…
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: Senior Whip Barbara Kuriger and Simon Bridges at the Blue Greens conference in February.

Pressure increasing on Bridges leadership

At the end of the month, the National Party embarks on its annual round of regional conferences. These will be dominated by a contested election for the party board. But in the background will be questions…
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