16 Jul 2020

Nikki Kaye understood to be planning to announce resignation

From Morning Report, 7:08 am on 16 July 2020

National could be rocked by another high profile resignation today with growing speculation former party deputy leader Nikki Kaye will quit ahead of today's party reshuffle.

RNZ understands she will announce she's going on Thursday morning.

Kaye was National's deputy leader until two days ago.

We have asked Kaye for comment, but haven't heard from her yet.

We contacted the new National leader, Judith Collins, but she declined our interview request saying she won't be commenting on this at the moment.

RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch speaks to Corin Dann.