: National Leader Simon Bridges last Friday

Bridges told to get tougher

National Leader Simon Bridges is having to fend off an incipient uprising among the party’s farmer members over his decision to support a Labour Bill in Parliament last Thursday. The Bill --- the National…
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: TOP's new leader, Geoff Simmons

Why TOP will not be much help to National

The decision yesterday by The Opportunities Party to stay in politics does almost nothing to assist National win back power at the next election. National’s strategists argue that TOP, with a focus on env…
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: Finance Minister Grant Robertson (Getty Images)

What Labour is really planning to do

Almost unbeknown, certainly to the opposition, Labour is setting out in its backrooms with its myriad of reviews and inquiries to redefine the New Zealand economy. The process is being led by Finance Minist…
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: Finance Minister Grant Robertson

Can the coalition all agree on tax?

(This is Part One of two based on an interview with Finance Minister Grant Robertson. Tomorrow: Labour's future) Labour will need the support of the Greens and NZ First if it is to take a capital gains or w…
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: National Leader Simon Bridges; wife, Natalie and family

The Nats' difficult road to 2020

National's policy rewrite is underway, and the party is showing signs of making a dramatic swing to the centre. However, there are tensions within the party about how far to go. The  MP charged with overs…
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