The Todd Barclay affair has plunged the new prime minister into his first major political maelstrom, leading to claims of contradictory statements. Do they add up? Here's our trawl of the key remarks.
It demands a Herculean effort to shift the spotlight from a scandal engulfing a government MP, but New Zealand Labour's shonky intern scheme might just have done it, writes Toby Manhire.
A 10-page advice sheet for candidates on using Twitter and Facebook and the rest has surfaced. And Nicky Wagner has helpfully provided a real-life example of what to avoid. Toby Manhire reads the rules.
Pollwatch: Reid Research survey suggests a fourth National term remains easily the likeliest scenario, though NZ First is climbing, and their likely recruit is planning an announcement – after the rugby.
Brownlee says a lot of nothing, and in doing so all but renounces NZ’s position on Israeli settlements
In an engrossing radio interview, the foreign minister goes full diplomat-speak over relations with Israel, and again refuses to stand by a six-month-old UN resolution sponsored by NZ, writes Toby Manhire.
‘It’s 12 years ago now, for God’s sake’: Alastair Campbell on his role in the 2005 Lions tour and that O’Driscoll-Umaga tackle
The former political spin doctor talks to Toby Manhire about the controversial tour, and what happens when the media guy becomes the story.
‘It’s actually horrific, what she’s doing’: An interview with Alastair Campbell about the UK election omnishambles
The former Labour communications chief talks to Toby Manhire about being proven wrong by Jeremy Corbyn, Theresa May’s ‘catastrophic’ deal with the DUP, and the chances of a Tony Blair comeback.
Pollwatch: Colmar Brunton and One News serve up a sweet post-budget result for Bill English, while NZ First is tracking to overtake the Greens
Just over three years ago, Susie Ferguson began as co-host of NZ’s most important news programme, Morning Report. She joins Toby Manhire to discuss the show, her rapport with Guyon Espiner, sexist abuse from listeners, how she ended up in NZ, and a dramatic head knock at the hands of her toddler
Thousands of Filipinos have been killed in Rodrigo Duterte’s ‘bloody war’ on drugs. As he approaches a year in office, extrajudicial and vigilante killings remain a daily reality, and countries such as NZ need to speak up, says Wilnor Papa in an interview with the Spinoff.