Transport minister Simon Bridges says no instruction was given to transport officials to hide the business case for the proposed new highway from Auckland to Whangarei. Simon Wilson reviews the paper trail.
Farmers rallied against Labour and the Greens in Jacinda Ardern's hometown Morrinsville yesterday. Simon Wilson went along to see what they had to say for themselves.
Why did Bill English raise the prospect of slaughtering the dairy herd yesterday? As farmers prepare to protest in Jacinda Ardern's hometown Morrinsville, Simon Wilson wants to know why we are suddenly being asked to believe there is a deep urban/rural divide.
Your indispensable guide to counting the numbers on election night. Simon Wilson explains the official way to do it and offers a cheat’s alternative.
If bullshit and bluster could make the trains run, Northland would be full of railroads. Still, when politicians gathered in Whangarei on Monday night, they did have some good things to say, writes Simon Wilson, who was up on the stage alongside them.
What would you do if your political allies were about to form a government but your party was in danger of not being part of it? Simon Wilson goes to Sunday's Green rally, where the sole remaining co-leader launched the battle that will determine the party's future, and may also define the shape of the next government.
There's a lot riding on the Epsom election, with four current MPs in the race and everything from glory to humiliation at stake - for the candidates and for their parties too. Simon Wilson went along to a debate.
What was Steven Joyce really up to when he said Labour’s budget plan was missing almost $12 billion? Simon Wilson considers the possibilities.
TV3 has a new poll out tonight. Simon Wilson unpicks what it will mean for the different parties if that poll reinforces the trend to Labour revealed in TVNZ’s poll three days ago.
Jacinda Ardern faced up to questions about the number of cows in New Zealand today, and she did not say what some people might expect.