The broad swathe of Government and industry fell in behind a 10 year plan costing $886 million to eradicate mycoplasma bovis, the Salvation Army called on the Government to urgently convene an expert group (rather than an MBIE one) to kickstart KiwiSaver, Jacinda Ardern is riding high in the polls (while Simon Bridges isn't) and political turmoil in Italy is threatening to force a referendum on it staying in the euro zone.
Police reported a man set himself on fire in the grounds outside Parliament this afternoon and is in a critical condition at the scene. Bernard Hickey reports from the campaign trail.
As we approach a single-digit countdown until the election, National has proposed boosting rehabilitation services for prisoners while NZ First wants a "flying squad" to crack down on crime. There are ten days to go. Shane Cowlishaw and Sam Sachdeva report.
Revenue Minister Judith Collins is expected to unveil at least three measures to crack down on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) by international companies later this morning.
For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent earlier on Monday morning, including the latest poll results showing National's support over 50%.
Roy Morgan has reported National rose 3.5% to 45.5% in its latest opinion poll, while Labour fell 3.5% to 32%, NZ First rose 0.5% to 5% and Green rose 1.5% to 12.5%.
The bounce in support for Labour seen after the election of David Cunliffe appears to have stalled in the results of two opinion polls released over the weekend.
The Green Party's support rose 5 points to 14% in TVNZ's Colmar Brunton poll published on Sunday night.
Roy Morgan's latest opinion poll shows support for the National Government surging 4% to 51% in the second half of July while support for the Labour/Green combination fell 3.5% to 43%.