Politics

Hosking to be replaced in leaders debates by Jim Hickey, who will ask questions exclusively about the weather

Hosking to be replaced in leaders debates by Jim Hickey, who will ask questions exclusively about the weather

In an eleventh-hour turnaround, TVNZ has reneged on its promise to keep Mike Hosking on as the host of its leadership debates, caving to public pressure with less than two hours to go until the first one. Head of News John Gillespie said he simply “couldn’t go through” with letting […]

No tears. Only dreams now.

A look back: We reflect on Peter Dunne’s greatest achievements

This week’s stunning decision by United Future leader Peter Dunne has left a gaping bow tie shaped hole in New Zealand politics. Having served 11 terms in Parliament and been a Minister in both Labour and National governments, Dunne decided to hang it all up, leaving behind a career that […]

National promises ambitious new expressway between South Auckland and prison

National promises ambitious new expressway between South Auckland and prison

Prime Minister Bill English has announced an ambitious multi-billion dollar expressway to be constructed between South Auckland and Auckland Prison, also passing by Mount Eden Corrections Facility. English says the expressway will allow more rapid transit for an ever increasing number of criminals making a one-way commute to their confinement. […]

James Shaw is a mess.

Can it get any worse? Now James Shaw can’t get his hand out of the garbage disposal

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Greens, it’s happened again. Fortunes have gone from bad to worse for the previously ascendant party, after Metiria Turei’s benefit scandal spiralled further and further out of control, ultimately resulting in her resignation, and a collapse in opinion polling. […]

We paid someone $780 for this.

The Civilian’s 2017 Election Tracker

Bill English nearly had a bad day today, after he failed to deny sending 450 text messages to Todd Barclay staffer Glenys Dickson, even acknowledging that Winston Peters may have a copy of them. Indeed, this might’ve been today’s big political story, and looked like it would be, until the […]

The former leader fears yes.

Did Andrew Little entertain hundreds of kids’ stupid bullshit for nothing?

Former Labour leader but still a massive fixture in our election coverage for budgeting and scheduling reasons Andrew Little, has opened up about his resignation today, saying he’s primarily concerned that he may have entertained the “trivial bullshit” of hundreds of children for absolutely nothing. Asked what his biggest regret […]