Getty Images:  Greens co-Leader James Shaw on election night

The dubious campaign to woo the Greens

What appears to be a carefully orchestrated social media campaign has been running all weekend designed to try and push National and the Greens into Government formation talks. The campaign appears to be mo…
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:  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…
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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…
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:  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 …
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:  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…
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