In this morning's email we covered the latest developments in the National Party leadership contest.
National MPs will now have two votes - one for a new leader and one for a deputy. It comes as Steven Joyce enters the fray and Labour hits a 15-year high in the polls. Bernard Hickey and Shane Cowlishaw report.
Former Defence Minister Mark Mitchell has announced his candidacy for the National Party leadership. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The final details of the Government’s much-touted Families Package have been released and will see a huge boost for families with children.
Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer was at pains yesterday to portray his slight relaxation of Loan to Value Ratio restrictions as no 'green light' for home buyers and bankers to jump back into a market about to boom again.
The new Labour-led Government's first decision was to announce plans to amend the Overseas Investment Act (OIA) to classify residential housing as "sensitive", which will effectively ban non-resident foreigners from buying existing homes without breaching major trade agreements.
Bill English proved on Saturday night that he was New Zealand's most resilient politician. 15 years after a crushing defeat, he bounced back to win National the right to win an unprecedented fourth term under MMP.
In today's email we report from the campaign trail and preview another poll promising to be 'explosive'.
In another push for potential New Zealand First voters, National has threatened to halve the benefits of those with drug problems who refuse treatment or a job.
In today's email we watch National double down on their claim of a $11.7 billion hole in Labour's fiscal plan and throw threats of a land tax into the mix.