:  Standing room only in Clive for Andrew Little's address

Little moves Labour to the centre

Labour Leader Andrew Little is now clearly steering his party to the centre of New Zealand politics. On Friday night in Clive with the new deputy, Jacinda Ardern, sharing the stage, he set out the first sta…
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:  MPs at the Standing Orders' review - Marama Fox, Peter Dunne, Simon Bridges and Gerry Brownlee

Work found for idle MPs

Parliament’s frequent breaks and the absence from Wellington of most MPs during them have now started to come under the scrutiny of the Standing Orders Select Committee. The Committee has been a parade of…
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Muldoon's ghost in resource legislation

Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer is warning that the changes proposed to the Resource Management Act could lead to the kind of centralised decision making that characterised Sir Robert Muldoon’s a…
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How English plans to win the election

Government insiders say that this year’s Budget is critical to National's chances of doing well at the election. By "doing well" they mean getting sufficient seats to be able to govern with their exisitin…
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