The Opportunities Party has decided to dissolve itself and de-register as a political party after winning just 2.4 percent in the 2017 General Election, well short of the five percent required to enter Parliament.
The National Party essentially has “no mates” at the moment – a lack of obvious coalition partners, which contributed to its loss of power in 2017. Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University examines National’s potential coalition options for 2020.
Political scientist Bryce Edwards surveys what’s happening in the fledgling Opportunities party, and suggests the party needs some of the radical change they advocate for others.
In today's email we detail the follow up to the leaking of Winston Peters' superannuation information.
In today's email we catch up on a busy weekend in politics.
Gareth Morgan’s Opportunities Party is slowly creeping upwards in the polls, with the eccentric economist claiming the party can reach 30 per cent by 2020. Sam Sachdeva was at TOP’s campaign launch in Wellington.
It's game on, as they say in sports commentating, now that Bill English faces a real contest for the Prime Minister's job from Jonathan Coleman and Judith Collins.
Labour's final Future of Work report and its 64 recommendations underpinned the policy announcements at its annual conference in Auckland over the weekend.