:  National Party members at regional conference this year

Party to English - Hold the line

There appears to be a division within the National Party as to whether the party should do a deal with NZ First at all. MPs have been told not to speak to the media over the next week, even on background, o…
Read More
:

Who are NZ First?

It is easy to get NZ First wrong. The media mostly do. That is because NZ First is the party of small town New Zealand; particularly  small North Island towns. It is often thought of as the political win…
Read More
:  Paul Carrad and Winston Peters on the campaign

The delicate balancing act

Yesterday was the first day of what you might call the great political void. That is, the period when nothing much will happen while everyone waits for the final election results. Some key political staff …
Read More
:  Election night

English faces uphill battle

Prime Minister Bill English faces an uphill battle to form a coalition Government or get a supply and confidence agreement with New Zealand First. NZ First sources say that Leader Winston Peters remains con…
Read More
:

So now what?

It’s hard to think of an election campaign over the past 50 years that has been as dramatic as this one. As we go towards election day, we are confronted with a series of unusual choices. The big one is …
Read More