Political scientist Bryce Edwards looks at why the Greens have gone so quiet and who's in line to win Metiria Turei's spot as co-leader alongside James Shaw.
Potential tax increases were one of the main weapons used by National in its election battle. But documents suggest the Government has been considering its own bump in revenue gathering to pay for transport spending. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
National plans to splash another $10.5 billion on new regional motorways. But do they make economic sense and should that money be spent on rail instead? Meriana Johnsen reports.
The Green Party has revealed its final list rankings for this year’s election, with an emphasis on fresh talent and diversity putting some sitting MPs at risk.
The Green Party has proposed a complete revamp of central Government transport spending that would see motorways receive NZ$11.4 billion less and public transport, cycling and walking receive NZ$11.3 billion more over the ten years to 2025.
Jonathan Coleman reported public servant numbers squeaked in one below National's 2012 cap, Gerry Brownlee celebrated the imminent start to building of the Mackays Crossing to Peka Peka expressway north of Wellington, Nick Smith turned the sod on a Housing NZ building project in Petone, Brownlee dropped the Clifford Bay port plan and the Chief Coroner called for an NZTA panel to consider better cycle safety.