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Analysis - For years Judith Collins has had her eye on the top prize and it took a complete leadership meltdown, just 10 weeks out from an election, for her National Party colleagues to give her what…
Power Play - It's only been three weeks since Minister Megan Woods and Air Commodore Darryn Webb brought fresh eyes to the country's isolation and quarantine facilities, yet cracks in operating…
The High-profile former National Party president has resigned from her campaign and electorate roles for Auckland Central MP and National deputy leader Nikki Kaye.
Power Play - In an extraordinary move National Party leader Todd Muller has had one of his own MPs, Hamish Walker, lawyer-up over his leaking of private details before coming clean about his… Audio
The government has released a major new report which is touting Manukau Harbour as the preferred option for relocating the Port of Auckland.
Analysis - With just 78 days until the election, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is cleaning house.
The business community pinned its hopes on the border reopening as soon as possible and says the government's failed to hold up its end of the deal. Audio
Power Play - The country's isolation and quarantine system isn't broken according to a new review but the litany of failures shows it's anything but watertight, writes political reporter Jo Moir.
A review of the country's managed isolation and quarantine system has found it to be under "extreme stress" and unable to respond to increasing demands as more NZers return home.
Nick Smith accused the government of being a "Nazi establishment'' in the House last night as he was removed from the chamber. Video
Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones wants the fast-track version of the Resource Management Act to become the new norm.
Labour and Green MPs have given up hiding their growing frustrations with New Zealand First vetoing their flagship policies. Video
It's been a week and counting since the Director-General of Health was first asked how many people have left managed isolation without being tested for Covid-19.
Pressure is mounting on the government and health officials to explain how many people left managed isolation without being tested for Covid-19 since 9 June. Video
One quarter of New Zealand's diplomats returned home as the Covid-19 crisis deepened, and six embassies had to temporarily close leaving some expats without local consular support.
The government has poured $67 million of emergency relief funding in less than two months into helping mostly-struggling foreign nationals stranded in New Zealand as a result of the Covid crisis.
Feature interview - When you see or hear from Sarah Stuart-Black it's usually because there's been a disaster. Political Reporter Jo Moir talked to her about her role in the response to Covid-19. Audio
Tenants unable to pay rent on commercial leases have been given a lifeline after almost two months of negotiations between Labour and New Zealand First.
More than half of a $30 million emergency welfare fund has been spent in just over a month, and many of those in need are foreigners and migrant workers who can't get home.
Labour's Māori electorate MPs are returning to the party list this year after a bold play in 2017 saw them sweep all seven seats.
Cabinet meets today and Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says alert level 2 restrictions have to be discussed.
Tenants in the commercial property market continue to wait for Covid-19 relief while government coalition partners Labour and New Zealand First hammer out a deal.
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.
Senior National MP Amy Adams has backtracked on her retirement plans after a change of leadership last week and is ranked third in caucus following a minor reshuffle. Video
The animosity between National and NZ First shows signs of dissipating after new Opposition leader Todd Muller left the door open to working with Winston Peters and his MPs.