Sam Sachdeva

National leader Simon Bridges has wrapped up a two-month tour of New Zealand, saying the community events have given him a better sense of the issues on Kiwis’ minds. Sam Sachdeva spoke to him about how National must change and the road ahead.

This week marks the 25th anniversary of New Zealand First, a party which has had three stints in power under Winston Peters. The party has survived personality clashes, sackings and a stint in the political wilderness - but where does it go next? Sam Sachdeva takes a closer look.

Crown research institute GNS Science almost hired controversial private investigators Thompson & Clark to provide security for an offshore research project - only to pull the pin over fears of bad media coverage. Sam Sachdeva reports.

Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters says Donald Trump’s latest comments about Russia are “horribly confusing”. But Peters himself appears to be confusing matters regarding allegations of Russian interference in US politics, as Sam Sachdeva writes.

Two groups charged by the last government with finding a solution to the freshwater management problem have been put on pause as the Labour-led coalition forges its own way ahead. Sam Sachdeva spoke to the groups’ chairs about their work, and the challenges in finding a way to resolve freshwater issues.

Former policeman and ex-National MP Chester Borrows will lead an advisory group tasked with fixing New Zealand's "broken" criminal justice system, Justice Minister Andrew Little has announced.

The Government's new defence policy statement caught the eye of many for its more candid discussion of China. But a bigger challenge facing New Zealand may be the gap between its defence resources and what the country may be asked to do, as Van Jackson writes.