Last night's poll suggests the election might be slipping away from Labour. Former National cabinet minister Wayne Mapp gives his perspective on the slide.
Labour’s surge makes a change of government a very serious possibility. History offers some interesting lessons, writes former National cabinet minister Wayne Mapp
I've never seen such tumult in NZ politics, writes National Party cabinet minister Wayne Mapp, but what matters most remains policy - how are the alternative governments likely to proceed in five key areas?
Against a new challenger, Bill English will need to lift his game, while Winston Peters as PM becomes a real proposition, writes former National Party cabinet minister Wayne Mapp.
Will the appeal to regional New Zealand and a pitch centred on reviving the economically interventionist state bear fruit for NZ First, asks former National Party cabinet minister Wayne Mapp.
If they want to move the dial and mobilise young people, Labour and the Greens could yet jettison the budget rules they signed up to, writes former National Party cabinet minister Wayne Mapp.