NZ First

19 Aug 18, 6:02am
Before the 2020 election, Finance Minister Grant Robertson must decide if Labour will stick with the Budget Responsibility Rules, or ditch them. Jason Walls says this will be a hugely significant decision
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17 Aug 18, 2:30pm
Minister of Infrastructure Shane Jones says a new independent body will help sort out some of NZ’s major infrastructure issues, as well as helping to attract local and foreign investment
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13 Aug 18, 4:00pm
The Government will inject another $240 million to help plant one billion trees over 10 years – this is in addition to the $245 million already allocated
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6 Aug 18, 12:21pm
The Government will undergo a reset in its procurement policy, after major construction sector players lobbied Ministers to lead by example
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5 Aug 18, 7:22am
After a relatively controversy-free six weeks as Acting PM, Winston Peters’ disgraceful comments in the House on Wednesday have marred his short tenure, Jason Walls argues
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2 Aug 18, 3:44pm
Shane Jones says the woes in the construction industry reveal why a beefed-up independent infrastructure agency is needed in NZ
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2 Aug 18, 10:19am
After his stint as Acting PM Winston Peters will consider, with some justification, that he should play a much more prominent role in the leadership and direction of the government, says Peter Dunne
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30 Jul 18, 5:14pm
Acting PM Winston Peters hits back at John Howard for his comments over the weekend that last year’s election was an 'unjust and unfair political result'
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27 Jul 18, 10:30am
Fonterra chairman John Wilson stood down on Friday, citing health reasons. Fonterra critic Shane Jones has a few words of advice for new chairman John Monaghan
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23 Jul 18, 5:06pm
Winston Peters has joined Greens’ co-leader James Shaw in saying the Government might want to look at loosening its budgetary rules before the next election
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23 Jul 18, 6:28am
National Party leader Simon Bridges has led more than 70 town-hall style meetings since May in a bid to let people know ‘what kind of bloke’ he is
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22 Jul 18, 7:02am
Acting PM Winston Peters warned NZ that an economic slowdown was looming, Jason Walls says the NZ First leader now has the right to tell the country ‘I told you so’
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10 Jul 18, 11:58am
The Nurses Union has confirmed members will strike for 24 hours on Thursday, after the union and DHBs failed to reach a compromise after negotiations
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9 Jul 18, 4:43pm
The Government will spend $2.3 billion on four new P-8A Poseidon aircraft, which will replace the six “ageing” P-3K2 Orion patrol airplanes
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3 Jul 18, 12:00pm
NZIER business confidence numbers show firms' optimism at its lowest level in seven years
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26 Jun 18, 3:51pm
Grant Robertson & Phil Twyford say getting house prices to five times income can be done, although it might take ‘some considerable time’
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20 Jun 18, 5:14pm
The NZ First leader, who has railed against capitalism and neo-liberalism, has cited the strength of the NZX multiple times over the past week to deflect criticism of low business confidence
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20 Jun 18, 6:27am
The only consequence Shane Jones has faced for his attacks on corporate NZ is increased airtime & more column inches. Jason Walls doesn't expect him to stop anytime soon
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19 Jun 18, 7:37am
Deputy and soon-to-be acting Prime Minister Winston Peters put his own stamp on this week's post cabinet press conference, as Jason Walls describes
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17 Jun 18, 7:09am
It has taken a while but tensions are finally starting to show within the parties that form the Government. Jason Walls argues Andrew Little put it best: ‘This is just coalition government’
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