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?
The Town Hall campaign launch underlined the startling turnaround for the party under Jacinda Ardern, and the palpable power of momentum, writes Toby Manhire.
Danyl McLauchlan writes an epic and extraordinary essay drawing threads from the past and present of political history and discourse and various books that, he says, 'might be peripherally relevant to the 2017 General Election but to be honest probably won’t be'.
If it's your last speech in parliament, you might as well throw a little shade around, right? Sam Brooks reads the politicians' farewell addresses so you don't have to.
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Confused by all the online tools analysing which party you align best with? Don’t worry, Hayden Donnell is here to help.
Last night the Clutha Southland National Party selected Hamish Walker, a 32 year old business advisor from Balclutha, as the replacement for disgraced MP Todd Barclay. But if National think that will put to rest the questions swirling around their electorate operations in the Deep South they're dreaming, writes Peter Newport.
Reluctant Kiwi Barnaby Joyce is just the latest star in a long-running trans-Tasman citizenship soap opera
The deputy PM can thank the legacy of the British Empire for sparking a political crisis, writes Australian history expert Kate Hunter.
Dirty Politics landed like a bombshell in the NZ election campaign of 2014. It may not have affected that outcome, but that was never the ambition. It has, however, made a big impact on our politics, argues Nicky Hager.
Boot camps, parental fines ... how do these policies fit National's social policy framework? Simon Wilson takes a look at what Bill English and his cabinet colleagues have been saying this year.