: Deborah Russell already at the top table at Labour's 2016 conference

Labour's leadership scores some wins

The Labour Party’s leadership were clearly relieved with three-weekend candidate selections. One vindicated the strategic reasons behind the Willie Jackson nomination. Another will help consolidate Andre…
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Waitangi - who won; who lost

Prime Minister Bill English’s Waitangi Day gamble appears to have paid off. His decision not to go to Waitangi itself left him open to criticism that it was the responsibility  of the Prime Minister to b…
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The man in the middle

The declaration by Prime Minister Bill English yesterday that New Zealand First would be an "unlikely" coalition partner after the election probably needs to be taken with a grain of salt.  He made the com…
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