Politics

Journalists suspect Jonathan Coleman has been hanging around at the opposite end of the hallway just to waste their time.

New Zealanders revelling in exciting week of live stream shots of hallways

New Zealanders around the country are savouring the chance this week to partake in one of the great joys of the Westminster political system; leadership bouts that consist of staring down hallways for hours on end waiting for someone to come down them and say something disappointing. As Bill English, […]

English and Coleman’s inspiring stories: how they came from money and stayed there

English and Coleman’s inspiring stories: how they came from money and stayed there

John Key doesn’t just leave behind the legacy of New Zealand’s most popular Prime Minister; he also leaves the legacy of a boy who grew up in a state house, with relatively little, and climbed all the way to the top. It’s an inspiring story, and a hard act to […]

Bill English has yet to make a decision on leadership bid; has to talk it over with his pot plants

Bill English has yet to make a decision on leadership bid; has to talk it over with his pot plants

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Bill English has yet to make a decision this evening on whether he’ll seek his party’s support to become Prime Minister of New Zealand. In a press conference at Parliament this afternoon, he said he would need some time to think on it, and […]

John Key makes shock decision to resign in middle of the day, rather than at the end of the day

John Key makes shock decision to resign in middle of the day, rather than at the end of the day

Prime Minister John Key has shocked the entire nation today, by ending his political career at a time of the day he is deeply unfamiliar with. Key, who normally likes things to become elucidated at the end of the day, took the unusual step of making everything fairly clear in […]

The trappings of social media have haunted the Prime Minister, and made it difficult for him to have a clean break.

John Key wondering how long is appropriate to leave up Facebook pictures of him and the TPP on holiday together

According to sources close to Prime Minister John Key, he is presently feeling the weight of a personal dilemma, wondering how long it’s socially acceptable to leave up Facebook pictures of a holiday he took with the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement (TPP) earlier this year, given that the two […]

Political scientist Bryce Edwards says Winston Peters as Prime Minister makes “no sense at all,” which, given recent events, is a promising sign for the New Zealand First Leader.

At this point, nation just kind of resigned to Prime Minister Winston Peters

Following the results of the Brexit referendum and now the elevation of Donald Trump to the highest office in the world, New Zealanders are becoming increasingly resigned to the inevitable election of Winston Peters as Prime Minister next year. Peters, who has made a long and colourful political career out […]