: The National Party caucus in jubilant mood at their conference at the weekend

Bridges promotes rival

It looks as though the ongoing low-key leadership challenge to National Leader Simon Bridges has fizzled out. With the announcement of the retirement of Agriculture spokesperson, Nathan Guy, yesterday, Todd…
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: NZ First Leader, Winston Peters, and Deputy leader, Fletcher Tabuteau, at a public meeting in Rotorua.

Talking himself down

Has the Winston Peters bubble burst? Last night’s TVOne Colmaer Brunt poll showed NZ First on three per cent and Peters himself on only two per cent in the preferred Prime Minister poll. In May last year…
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: Former Finance Minister Ruth Richardson

How crises changed the Government

A host of politicians (present and past) and officials from New Zealand and overseas spent the weekend at a conference in Wellington to mark the groundbreaking 1989 legislation which brought an end to the  
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: National's Ilam MP, Gerry Brownlee and deputy Leader, Paula Bennett

Most of the Nats survive the weekend

National’s conference over the weekend ended up going far better than sceptics within the party feared it might. However that doesn’t mean the party   --- or leader, Simon Bridges --- can celebrate ye…
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: Party President Peter Goodfellow and deputy leader, Paula Bennett at the party's Wellignton regional conference address by leader, Simon Bridges.

The uneasy National Party conference

The National Party’s annual conference opens in Christchurch on Saturday with an atmosphere of unease both within the caucus and more broadly, across the party. There are two unanswered questions; whether…
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