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.
Former MP Peter Dunne argues Gareth Morgan's TOP was one of a long line of short-lived parties set up by moguls, and National can't rely on another flash-in-the-pan party for support.
The Social Investment Agency is the embodiment of one of the previous Government’s key policy planks, so what does it do under a Labour government? The acting Chief Executive Dorothy Adams tells Thomas Coughlan.
Former MP and minister Peter Dunne looks underneath Simon Bridges' apparent change of tack on climate change and National's history of embracing change after the fact.
Former MP Peter Dunne analyses how National might handle soon-to-be-Prime Minister Winston Peters, and why the former governing party is still struggling for relevance.
While National continues to ride high in the polls, the jury is still out on new leader Simon Bridges. Sam Sachdeva was at one of Bridges’ community events as he spoke about National’s lack of friends and how it will bring “some sizzle with the sausage” come 2020.
The National Party essentially has “no mates” at the moment – a lack of obvious coalition partners, which contributed to its loss of power in 2017. Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University examines National’s potential coalition options for 2020.
The Government promised a boring Budget, and it largely delivered - albeit with a bit of culinary flair and political insult-trading around the fringes, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
National was almost as quick off the mark as journalists when the Budget embargo lifted, claiming the Government was borrowing more, taxing more, and spending more.
Steven Joyce, National’s “Mr Fix-It”, bids farewell to Parliament after almost a decade in politics. His valedictory speech covers his career highlights, viral fame, and the personal toll of the job. Sam Sachdeva reports.