Allegations raised today by four women about the conduct of rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross, and the response to complaints, send a bleak message to women in Aotearoa.
Jami-Lee Ross's ever-changing story about the $100, 000 donation originating from businessman Zhang Yikun makes it hard to know whether a crime has been committed, writes law professor Andrew Geddis.
The brain-melting mind warp of the week in politics has just got even more sordid, with four women coming forward and speaking against the conduct of rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross. Just how damaged is everyone involved now?
The casual ethnic calculations of Bridges and Ross are just the latest example of the marginalisation of Kiwi Asian voices in our politics
Jami Lee-Ross’s secret recording may not contain a smoking gun on party donations, but the comments about ethnicity and his own MPs leave National's leader on shaky ground
Every great political moment births a thousand not-so-great political memes. Madeleine Chapman gets the ball rolling on the Ross-Bridges saga.
To have a hope of surviving the fallout from Jami-Lee Ross’s extraordinary attacks, a lot of things have to go right for the National leader
An extraordinary 24 hours in NZ politics, as the leak saga culminates in Jami-Lee Ross quitting parliament, accusing the National leader of corruption on the way out
So remember how there was a bit of a battle going on between National leader Simon Bridges and Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross? It has just stepped up about 16 million notches.
Bridges is under huge pressure today after the Jami-Lee Ross saga, but his MPs would be foolish to start apeing Labour's approach to leaders in opposition
Political leaders and their advisers know that the kind of disunity evidenced by the Jami-Lee Ross attacks is uniquely toxic with the public
In a dramatic turn of events, the National Party expenses leak has suddenly turned about a thousand times more toxic. What the hell is going on?
Jacinda Ardern pops by the Spinoff to talk about what's been achieved, what hasn't, and whether or not she's allowed to say 'Labour-led government'
The government announced a $10m strategy yesterday to boost women and girls in sport. Madeleine Chapman wonders if the nice sentiment will turn into action.