National MP and former Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has announced he will step down from politics. His resignation is significant because unlike colleagues Bill English and Steven Joyce who have also stepped down this year, Coleman is an electorate MP meaning his resignation will trigger a by-election.
National is ignoring the looming threat of rising superannuation costs and a changing climate. Thomas Coughlan argues its new leaders should look to the party’s history for solutions.
In today's email we celebrated one year of Newsroom and Newsroom Pro.
The Government hopes value capture will help it to fund its ambitious infrastructure programme, but will it be enough? Thomas Coughlan reports.
In this morning's email we cover the careful reshuffling of the National caucus, a combination of bomb defusal and lolly scramble.
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.
National Party leader Simon Bridges has appointed Amy Adams finance spokesperson.
In today's email we covered the selection of two Westies as leader and deputy leader of the National Party, and asked whether Simon Bridges might defy the conventional wisdom that predicts he will end up as electoral roadkill.
Simon Bridges was wearing one of his favourite ties as he strode confidently out of the caucus room after being crowned the new leader of the opposition.
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.