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

Election 2020: Covid, jobs the focus as Jacinda Ardern launches Labour’s re-election campaign

It will be a “Covid election”, says Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, more out of necessity than anything as the country faces down its “biggest challenge for decades”. As she launched … Read More

Election 2020: MP Maureen Pugh – once called ‘useless’ by Simon Bridges – shoots up National Party ranks

The MP called “f****** useless” by former National leader Simon Bridges in a leaked recording of a private conversation has been propelled up the party’s rankings. Maureen Pugh is ranked … 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