: 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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: It's not always easy being Green in this Government --- Co-leaders James Shaw and Marama Davidson

Unhappy Greens

The Greens have finally agreed to support the NZ First-inspired waka-jumping legislation. It has clearly not been an easy process for the Parliamentary party to get agreement from the Greens grassroots memb…
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: NZ First Leader Winston Peters with former party president and MP, Doug Woolerton in 2008.

How NZ First could go with National

New Zealand First turned 25 yesterday and in doing that demonstrated that its leader has persistence and determination, if nothing else. What is often forgotten is that the party originally was a breakaway …
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: There was no question who called the shots in Helen Clark's Government and her attitude to China was equally clear.

How much clout has Peters got

Questions are being asked in Wellington about just how much influence NZ First Leader and currently acting Prime Minister Winston Peters has within the coalition Government. They have sprung from the Defenc…
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