Politics

So it's unanimous: all parties want to act for students, and the minister must respond

The National Party has voted: something needs to be done to improve students’ welfare. A new consensus has been formed, which may change the lives of struggling students across New Zealand, writes Jack Close

'The culture of politics can take a few lessons from rugby': Kiri Allan kicks off full-time campaigning

Kiri Allan on the emotional rollercoaster after chucking in the day job, growing a layer of skin to deal with the scrutiny, a gathering of women who get shit done, and rugby as a metaphor.

'The whole team went rogue': the gruesome political reality of Labour's campaign for change

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.

The talented Mr Barclay

Todd Barclay is going, but how much damage has he caused - to his party and especially to the leader who tried to cover for him? Or has Bill English brought this on himself?

Who the hell is Todd Barclay?

Newsroom today provided fresh details of the payments and coverup in the Todd Barclay scandal. But the MP for Clutha-Southland remains something of a mystery on the national stage.