The public hated National’s politicisation of the coronavirus crisis the first time around. So why is the party doubling down on it now?
What the deputy leader of the opposition has been implying lately is more than 'nonsense' – it represents a threat to one of New Zealand’s most powerful and undervalued assets.
Matt Nippert and Keith Ng pick through economic forecasts and wage subsidy and company administration data to find an economy that's doing better than anyone predicted.
Collins calls for a delay in the election, an update on community transmission and testing, and businesses fearing the fallout of another lockdown.
Just as campaigning was getting properly under way, news from Auckland turned Ardern's plans, and an entire election campaign, on its head.
Parliament is scheduled to be dissolved today for an election on September 19. University of Otago law professor Andrew Geddis runs through how and under what circumstances the election will happen – or be delayed.
Resurgence plan triggered by Covid-19 community transmission, questions about what it will mean for the election, and Christchurch rest home lockdown appears to be unrelated.
Beyond the direct and practical implications, more significant for the eventual outcome is the effect on the electorate’s psyche, writes Ben Thomas.