Fletcher Tabuteau was once mistaken for Winston Peters’ security detail - now, he’s filling in for him on the world stage. Tabuteau spoke to Sam Sachdeva about racking up the miles as an undersecretary, working in the shadow of Peters and Shane Jones, and his aspirations for higher office.
Shane Jones' attack on the Fonterra chairman was defended by his boss on the grounds he was speaking in a personal capacity. The Government may want to think twice about that approach given its aversion to John Key's hat-switching in the past, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
Justice Minister Andrew Little's plans to repeal the controversial Three Strikes law have been scuppered after coalition partner New Zealand First said it would not give its support.
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.
At first blush, it’s remarkable that a man who was exiled to the political wilderness a mere decade ago will soon ascend to the country’s top job.
Newly released documents into the leaking of Winston Peters' superannuation details show the difficulties in tracking down the leaker - and offer some help to a public servant who does want to blow the whistle to the media, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
A private members bill that would bar anyone without a teaching qualification from calling themselves a teacher is a breach of the Bill of Rights, the Attorney General has found.
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 group of political and legal academics has urged the Government to scrap its controversial waka-jumping bill, calling it an “undesirable and harmful” law which could damage New Zealand’s democracy.
The CPTPP was signed in Santiago, Chile overnight.