Politics

The end of the National Party?
Brian Gaynor | Sat, 24 Oct 2020

Early post-election actions by the National Party suggest it hasn't yet grasped the task it faces to remain relevant to a fast-changing electorate.

Labour's lead narrows in latest poll
Staff reporters | Tue, 01 Sep 2020

Support for the Labour Party has fallen 5.5 points to 48 percent since July, according to the latest Roy Morgan poll.Support for National rose 2 points to 28.5 percent, with the wide 19.5 percentage point gap between the country's two major political parties now the narrowest...

Collins picks Reti for health
Staff reporters | Wed, 15 Jul 2020

Newly-minted National Party leader Judith Collins has named Shane Reti her new health spokesman and promoted him to the frontbench. He replaces Michael Woodhouse, under a cloud since it emerged last week that he’d received covid-19 patients’ private information from Michelle Boag...

Record 35,000 submissions on Auckland budget
Staff reporters | Tue, 30 Jun 2020

Auckland Council received 34,800 submissions during a three-week consultation on its emergency budget.  That is the highest number of submissions received on a consultation since the city’s ‘super council’ was formed in 2010, eclipsing the 1,200 responses during the annual budget...


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