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Opinion - What would New Zealand's political landscape look like if we had a truly MMP government? Brent Edwards enters a parallel world where all voters had their influence.
Opinion - At the beginning of the year Jacinda Ardern would not have put money on her becoming Prime Minister. 2018 will be a different story, writes Brent Edwards.
The National Party is shrugging off warnings it does not have the allies it needs to help it get back into government after the 2020 election.
Opinion - A working group to replace the so-called Hobbit law would have given Helen Kelly a great sense of satisfaction and vindication, writes Brent Edwards.
Analysis - Winston Peters needs no introduction, but who are the nine New Zealand First MPs who could form part of the next government? Brent Edwards takes a look.
National and Labour want voters to think they're in a "drag race". For those who need a reminder, this is still an MMP election, Brent Edwards writes.
Analysis - After a 33-year political career, the end for Peter Dunne has been slowly coming for some time, writes Brent Edwards.
Analysis - It says much about the state of politics that Andrew Little's confession of leadership doubts is seen not as a sign of strength, but of weakness, writes Brent Edwards.
Outspoken - Academics are worried about a continuing decline in voter participation, particularly among the young, the poor, Māori and Pasifika. Audio
Analysis - John Key stepped down as Prime Minister on his own terms this year. But what legacy will he leave behind, and how does it compare to the National Party's previous long-serving PM?
Bill English might have cemented his position as Prime Minister, but National Party MPs still must decide who will be his deputy.
Analysis - After a 26-year apprenticeship, Bill English will be confirmed as Prime Minister on Monday. There are plenty of challenges ahead, writes Brent Edwards.
Analysis - Donald Trump's unexpected win has some wondering if a similar event could happen here. Brent Edwards considers it.