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Power Play - For a party that espouses open and transparent democracy, the secretive nature of the Greens' annual conference is a poor showing, writes Jane Patterson. Audio
Power Play - Whispering campaigns have undermined unanimous caucus support for Simon Bridges, but the National Party leader says he believes he can survive, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - The government has finally fronted up with a timeline dismissing some of the cries of "dirty politics" - but several questions remain about the Budget data breach, writes Jo Moir.
Power Play - For the National opposition, a breakaway Christian party is a 'Hail Mary' of the highest order, writes Craig McCulloch.
Power Play - It's the political curse of Finance Ministers past - deliver a surplus and immediately come under pressure to spend large, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - The Prime Minister's due date marks the start of the handover to Winston Peters, after a week in which coalition bonds were tested, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - While Bill English was given the courtesy of announcing his own resignation, potential successors have already begun agitating for support, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - National's discussions on leadership come amid a sense of aggrieved disbelief the party failed to form a government in coalition negotiations, writes Jane Patterson.
The government will spend $13 million aiming to get about 2000 young unemployed people into work in the first phase of its new job scheme. Audio
Power Play - The ingredients were all there for a tense encounter, but a new trans-Tasman bond appears to have been forged over brunch on a drizzly day in Sydney, Jane Patterson writes.
Power Play - The New Zealand First board has packed up and gone home, and there is now a real sense of momentum towards the ultimate goal of forming a government, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - Superstitious or not, tomorrow doesn't augur well for the announcement of a new government, RNZ's Political Editor Jane Patterson writes.
Power Play - The principals have met and decision hour draws closer. RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson runs through possible permutations of the next government.
Power Play - National is offering more of the same, while attacking Labour's vision-with-values, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - National's leader has just a month to repair the party's relationship with a furious Winston Peters, after personal information about his superannuation overpayment ended up in the public…
Power Play - Effectively resigning from Parliament was the only option left to National MP Todd Barclay, writes RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson.
Power Play - The traditional relationship between New Zealand and Australia is under severe strain, as the Prime Minister questions the very fabric of the trans-Tasman bond, RNZ's Jane Patterson…
Power Play - With Budget Day looming and the election following fast on its heels, the spending and policy promises are starting to roll in, Jane Patterson writes.
Power Play - It is untenable for the NZDF to refuse to answer specific questions about NZ's involvement in alleged attacks on civilians in Afghanistan in 2010, writes Jane Patterson.
Power Play - Bill English's superannuation change might not find cross-party support, but he doesn't think it a risky move, writes Jane Patterson.