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Power Play - Who will seize the day now National is a party looking for a leader? RNZ political editor Jane Patterson takes a look at a party that was supposed to be settling in to fight its election…
Head of the inquiry Michael Heron QC will have the power to require the production of documents, summon witnesses and question parties under oath if necessary.
The government has apologised to those at the centre of a major privacy breach as it moves to track down whoever is responsible.
The State Services Minister says the government will do everything it can to track down who is responsible for a massive privacy breach relating to New Zealand's active Covid cases.
The State Services Commission has been called in to make sure a "thorough investigation" is held.
Power Play - Both he and Ardern have come to the conclusion he's become too much of "distraction", and there's nowhere for a minister to go after that, Jane Patterson writes.
The voice of opposition to firearms law changes - Nicole McKee - could be a MP after the September election, having won a high place on the Act Party list.
Analysis - There is plenty of blame being passed around over the failure to test a large group released early from managed isolation for Covid-19, but the public is no nearer to finding out how or why…
Powerplay - Public confidence in New Zealand's border controls has been shattered, writes political editor Jane Patterson
Senior Labour ministers are playing down any influence coalition partner New Zealand First had on changes to firearms law, soon to be ushered through Parliament.
The new National Party leader has made his pitch to voters for the position of prime minister in a speech in Bay of Plenty today, in the rural community of Te Puna where he grew up.
After hammering out a deal over commercial rents with Labour, New Zealand First is now publicly criticising some of the measures its coalition partner had been pushing for.
Tensions flared over race relations again today at Parliament, with National MP Judith Collins saying questions about treaty partnership and government procurement were "stupid".
National leader Todd Muller is getting support from an unexpected quarter - ousted deputy leader Paula Bennett.
The new National Party leader has defended the lack of diversity on his front bench, saying there are plenty of talented Māori in the wider caucus.
Power Play - National has a new leader, now Todd Muller has less than four months to convince voters he can lead a government after a bruising political coup.
National's MPs are readying for a midday vote that will set their course for the election, after a swift and brutal process that's played out out more publicly than many would have liked.
National MP Todd Muller will challenge for the National Party leadership on Friday, saying the party will not win the election with Simon Bridges at the helm. Video, Audio
Power Play - National Party leader Simon Bridges looks to be calling the bluff of would be challengers Todd Muller and Nikki Kaye, confirming a leadership vote will be held next week.
The government has bowed to pressure and will now allow public scrutiny of the law giving police the power to enforce alert level 2, passed under urgency this week.
The Finance Minister will unveil a Budget today that will set this country's economic course for years, if not decades, to come.
Attorney-General David Parker has accused the Opposition of a "dangerous" attack on public servants and the separation of powers between Parliament and the courts.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs had earlier expressed his view that Taiwan should be able to rejoin the World Health Organisation, which led to China's Embassy releasing a statement on NZ relations.
New Zealand may allow international students to come to this country under quarantine conditions, before the borders are opened up again to other foreign nationals.
Today New Zealanders will find out what life will look like if Cabinet agrees to loosen lockdown restrictions next week.