Q+A Northland poll: NZ First’s Shane Jones in trouble; National’s Matt King leads, Labour’s Willow-Jean Prime second

NZ First’s Northland candidate Shane Jones has huge ground to make up if he wants to win the seat and give his party a path back to Parliament without the … Read More

Bryce Edwards: Political Roundup – Where is the contest of ideas in the election campaign?

COMMENT: Can we postpone this year’s election? Quite frankly, the political parties don’t seem ready for it, and aren’t about to offer voters the necessary policy choices for the unprecedented … Read More

Election 2020: Greens co-leader James Shaw jokes about NZ First’s Winston Peters

Green Party co-leader James Shaw joked about New Zealand First in his last speech in Parliament this term, but he shook Winston Peters’ hand afterwards as the latter left the … Read More

Election 2020: NZ First doubles down on attacks against Greens with mocking unicorns, pixies post

New Zealand First has doubled-down on its attacks against the Greens’ wealth tax policy with a mocking online post that features raining $100 bills, pixies, flying pigs, and a pink-maned … Read More

Election 2020: Despite low poll, NZ First leader Winston Peters says this election is ‘most definitely not’ the end for him

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has a warning for anyone writing his party off because of low polling just weeks out from an election – “stand back and watch”. … Read More

Election 2020: TVNZ political poll – National bounces back to 32, trail Labour by 21 points

National and new leader Judith Collins have fared much better in a new political poll with support for the party at 32 per cent – 21 points behind Labour. Labour … Read More

‘Disgraceful’: Winston Peters hits back at Greens over accusations of ‘race-baiting’

The Green Party is taking aim at NZ First and National, saying comments by their respective leaders, regarding the refugee status of Kurdish-Iranian author Behrouz Boochani, are “race-baiting”. Greens human … Read More

‘Racist attack on innocent people’: Winston Peters defends sending friends on taxpayer-funded Antarctica trip

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has defended sending two friends on a taxpayer-funded trip to Antarctica, calling it an “appalling, racist attack”. Peters said Bee Lin Chew and her daughter … Read More