With the crucial caucus meeting only hours away, Judith Collins and Steven Joyce top preferred leader numbers – but it’s a different story in assessing leadership chops
UMR Research survey conducted mostly before the National leadership contest began puts the polarising MP in the lead – but only slightly.
Mark Mitchell and Steven Joyce have added their names to the ballot for the contest to succeed Bill English as party leader. With a week till MPs make their decision, here are five observations on the race
Revelations around the handling of a complaint at the HRC call for independent scrutiny of an organisation that depends on moral authority.
As she marks six months as Labour leader and embarks on a critical year for her newly formed government, Jacinda Ardern hosts Spinoff editor Toby Manhire at her Auckland home.
When backbench murmurings about leadership change seep through the media, the flow becomes hellishly difficult to staunch
Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, the geodesic sphere deposited into space from the east coast of the North Island.
$40,000 dealing with one organisation's official information requests! How appalled is public spending watchdog the Taxpayers’ Union?
Three years after she was so dramatically unveiled as leader of Kim Dotcom's Internet Party, Laila Harré has returned to Labour. In a frank and revealing interview, she tells Toby Manhire what went down in 2014
After a 10 week hiatus, Colmar Brunton's poll for TVNZ is revealed on Sunday morning, with mobiles surveyed alongside landlines for the first time. Labour will expect a boost, but by how much?
The Labour PM has her work cut out for her with a pair of senior cabinet ministers hardly given to toeing the line, writes Toby Manhire.
A startling story that appears to contradict John Key's 2014 account around the abandonment of a surveillance scheme is a bombshell – and a depressing object lesson in delay tactics and attention spans.
The New Zealand PM has dismissed reports that the American president had confused her with the Canadian prime minister's spouse.
It's one thing for Winston Peters to snarl and threaten the press as an opposition MP, but taking legal action to force media to reveal their sources as deputy PM is quite another, writes Toby Manhire.
The long-awaited decision on the National Party's use of an 'Eminem-esque' track in its 2014 election advertising has finally arrived. These are our favourite parts from the judgment.
Another gold medal for the green-and-gold, in the contest for the worst media opinions on New Zealand's electoral outcome. Toby Manhire reads them so you don't have to.
The resurgence of the left has ended well short, as the ruthless final weeks of National's campaign have them well placed to secure a fourth term. As predicted for months, NZ First will ultimately decide – but the calculus favours the incumbents.