The Government hopes value capture will help it to fund its ambitious infrastructure programme, but will it be enough? Thomas Coughlan reports.
In this morning's email we cover the careful reshuffling of the National caucus, a combination of bomb defusal and lolly scramble.
Simon Bridges unveiled a fresh National Party lineup that rewarded his leadership rivals with high spots and demoted some of the longest serving MPs. Thomas Coughlan reports.
National Party leader Simon Bridges has appointed Amy Adams finance spokesperson.
Former Finance Minister Steven Joyce has bowed out of Parliament, a week after his failed bid for the National Party leadership following Bill English’s departure. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Simon Bridges was wearing one of his favourite ties as he strode confidently out of the caucus room after being crowned the new leader of the opposition.
Senior courts will soon be able to advise the Government that legislation is inconsistent with the Bill of Rights. The Government hopes it will add another check to Governmental power in New Zealand, but Thomas Coughlan reports this may just add bark to our ultimately toothless constitution. It doesn't hand ultimate power to the courts over Parliament, as some have hoped (or feared.)
The identity of the next National leader still feels very much up in the air - but they can be almost certain of a nigh-impossible task in dethroning Jacinda Ardern and her coalition government, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
With just 24 hours to go until the National caucus votes on its next leader, party firebrand Judith Collins is feeling confident and fronting the media. Sam Sachdeva and Shane Cowlishaw report.
National MPs will now have two votes - one for a new leader and one for a deputy. It comes as Steven Joyce enters the fray and Labour hits a 15-year high in the polls. Bernard Hickey and Shane Cowlishaw report.