Jane Patterson

Jane Patterson is RNZ political editor.

Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Another jaw-dropping day piles more pressure on Simon Bridges

Jami Lee-Ross’s secret recording may not contain a smoking gun on party donations, but the comments about ethnicity and his own MPs leave National's leader on shaky ground

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Politics
Oct 17, 2018

Bombshell after bombshell: a day in NZ politics like no other

You'd have to go to back to the Lange-Douglas meltdown in the late 1980s for anything that comes close.

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Politics
Oct 10, 2018

Grant Robertson and the $5.5 billion curse

The government will welcome the unexpectedly large surplus, but it brings with it a heap of extra pressure from all sides

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Politics
Sep 27, 2018

Another week, another leak: the Meka Whaitiri inquiry explained

The leak of a report into allegations of an assault by the Labour MP on a staffer has sparked another probe. Who might have leaked it, and what does it mean for Jacinda Ardern

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Politics
Aug 24, 2018

If Simon Bridges wasn’t already sweating, he will be now

The ongoing saga around leaked details of the National leader's transport spending reveals a party with serious internal problems

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Politics
Aug 17, 2018

The Bridges leak inquiry is a huge deal, for the leaker and for the press

The stakes are high after Trevor Mallard's announcement of an inquiry into how the opposition leader's travel costs became public.

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Politics
Aug 1, 2018

The Jacindaregnum: how did Winston Peters fare as acting PM?

It was always in his interests to keep things stable, and Peters proved to be at his pin-striped best

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Politics
Mar 14, 2018

Why the mishandling of sexual assault complaints is a political mess for Labour

As the Labour Party goes into overdrive in an effort to acknowledge its woeful response to sexual assault claims at a youth camp, RNZ's Jane Patterson looks at the political mess that's been left in its wake. 

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