A New Zealand First MP has been accused of threatening to withhold government funding from a regional project unless the Opposition agreed not to ask questions about it in Parliament.
A $2 billion decision on whether to purchase new maritime surveillance aircraft for the NZ Defence Force has been kicked down the road, with Defence Minister Ron Mark saying he has secured “a window” to review his predecessor’s plans.
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.
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.
In this morning's email we covered the latest developments in the National Party leadership contest.
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.
Former Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has announced his candidacy for the National Party leadership. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The three main contenders for Bill English’s throne have revealed themselves - but who made the best impression? Sam Sachdeva reports on a day of frenzied activity at Parliament.
The head of the NZ Defence Force has signalled plans to cut back on spending and “reprioritise” resources in the coming years, which National fears could be a sign of further cuts to come.