In today's email we detail the events last night that see us waking up with a new centre-left Government in waiting.
In one of the strangest Government announcements ever, the country’s new Prime Minister found out they had the job at the same time as all of New Zealand. Shane Cowlishaw picks out some of the more colourful moments of a hectic night.
For the first time since MMP was introduced in 1996, a Government will be formed with the second largest party in charge of a coalition that includes both Green and New Zealand First ministers. Bernard Hickey picks out the key details on an historic night.
In today's email we look at the potential policy mix of a coalition that may be announced today.
Soon the new Government will be announced and incoming Ministers will begin receiving their briefings (BIMS). Shane Cowlishaw does the work for the bureaucrats and writes a BIM for whoever is the next Education Minister.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says his party will announce the result of its coalition negotiations on Thursday afternoon, following days of talks.
In today's email we have the latest on the coalition negotiations, look at the inflation figures, and review the SSC v Guardians of NZ Super Fund drama.
The NZ First caucus and board have wrapped up two days of discussions with no consensus on whether to back National or Labour.
In today's email we look at the issues that any new Government will have to address .. when we finally get one.
We’re still waiting to find out who will form our next government - but whether it’s National or Labour, they and their coalition partners will face some pressing questions within days of taking power. Here’s a taster of the big issues that may be on their minds.