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Chris Trotter ponders what the political future may hold for National's Shane Reti beyond the October 17 election
24th Aug 20, 7:59am
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Chris Trotter ponders what the political future may hold for National's Shane Reti beyond the October 17 election
Can National's election campaign centre on eroding trust in Labour without harming the Covid-19 public health response?
19th Aug 20, 7:32am
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Can National's election campaign centre on eroding trust in Labour without harming the Covid-19 public health response?
The electorate’s love for the Ardern-led government seems undiminished in Covid’s second time around, Chris Trotter says
17th Aug 20, 8:00am
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The electorate’s love for the Ardern-led government seems undiminished in Covid’s second time around, Chris Trotter says
Chris Trotter takes a look at the lack of policy on offer from the two main political parties as the September 19 election rapidly approaches
7th Aug 20, 9:21am
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Chris Trotter takes a look at the lack of policy on offer from the two main political parties as the September 19 election rapidly approaches
Collins promotes Bridges and keeps Muller and his mates relatively high on the list; Includes a mix of political centrists and those on the centre-right in her front bench
16th Jul 20, 11:45am
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Collins promotes Bridges and keeps Muller and his mates relatively high on the list; Includes a mix of political centrists and those on the centre-right in her front bench
Judith Collins elected National Leader; Gerry Brownlee Deputy; No 'wholesale' policy changes expected; Focus on solidifying the base; Collins won't let the PM get away with any 'nonsense' 
14th Jul 20, 9:16pm
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Judith Collins elected National Leader; Gerry Brownlee Deputy; No 'wholesale' policy changes expected; Focus on solidifying the base; Collins won't let the PM get away with any 'nonsense' 
Eyebrows raised as Simon Bridges appears to sing from China's songbook during a visit that included a meeting with one of the Communist Party's most highly ranked members in charge of all legal enforcement
11th Sep 19, 7:14am
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Eyebrows raised as Simon Bridges appears to sing from China's songbook during a visit that included a meeting with one of the Communist Party's most highly ranked members in charge of all legal enforcement
The Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House have agreed an investigation into the leaking of Simon Bridges travel expenses is warranted
16th Aug 18, 10:08am
by Jason Walls
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The Leader of the Opposition and the Speaker of the House have agreed an investigation into the leaking of Simon Bridges travel expenses is warranted
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
5th Aug 18, 7:22am
by Jason Walls
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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
For the 1st time in his tenure as Speaker Trevor Mallard kicked an MP out of the House. Jason Walls asks if all the theatre & spectacle to make a point was worth it for the Nats
27th May 18, 7:23am
by Jason Walls
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For the 1st time in his tenure as Speaker Trevor Mallard kicked an MP out of the House. Jason Walls asks if all the theatre & spectacle to make a point was worth it for the Nats
In an eventful day National’s deputy leader Paula Bennett stormed out of parliament & Gerry Brownlee attacked speaker Trevor Mallard in a letter and a press conference questioning his ‘neutrality’ 
23rd May 18, 8:27pm
by Jason Walls
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In an eventful day National’s deputy leader Paula Bennett stormed out of parliament & Gerry Brownlee attacked speaker Trevor Mallard in a letter and a press conference questioning his ‘neutrality’ 
The greater the grillings Gerry Brownlee and Sid Miller receive for EQC’s re-repairs cost blowout, the more evident the lack of scrutiny of former AMI directors becomes
25th Apr 18, 7:24am
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The greater the grillings Gerry Brownlee and Sid Miller receive for EQC’s re-repairs cost blowout, the more evident the lack of scrutiny of former AMI directors becomes
Gerry Brownlee speaks out on EQC: “I just think people aren’t seeing the wood for the trees here. And in this case the wood - Megan - is making a whole lot of mischief"
5th Apr 18, 5:40pm
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Gerry Brownlee speaks out on EQC: “I just think people aren’t seeing the wood for the trees here. And in this case the wood - Megan - is making a whole lot of mischief"
The Government commits to increasing EQC cover for buildings, extending the timeframe claims can be made within and enabling more data sharing
20th Mar 18, 11:33am
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The Government commits to increasing EQC cover for buildings, extending the timeframe claims can be made within and enabling more data sharing
National's new leader Simon Bridges has placed Judith Collins in his top 5 and given her the shadow housing portfolio, a role he says she asked for
12th Mar 18, 6:41am
by Jason Walls
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National's new leader Simon Bridges has placed Judith Collins in his top 5 and given her the shadow housing portfolio, a role he says she asked for
Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
11th Sep 17, 11:31am
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Insurance lawyer takes aim at Insurance Council for shooting down Labour's proposal to form a Canterbury quake tribunal
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says NZ at or near top of free trade negotiation list; Says no one can be worse off when asked about stance of Welsh sheep farmers; Also on NZers' access to UK, Brexit & Tory leadership
25th Jul 17, 1:12pm
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UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says NZ at or near top of free trade negotiation list; Says no one can be worse off when asked about stance of Welsh sheep farmers; Also on NZers' access to UK, Brexit & Tory leadership
EQC Act reform to see private insurers receive claims on behalf of EQC; Private insurers urge Government to go all the way and let them assess and settle claims too
26th Jun 17, 3:27pm
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EQC Act reform to see private insurers receive claims on behalf of EQC; Private insurers urge Government to go all the way and let them assess and settle claims too
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Foreign Affairs
27th May 17, 9:45am
by Julia Wiener
Election 2017 - Party Policies - Foreign Affairs
EQC levy to be bumped up 33%; Hike for insured homeowners comes further to 39% fire service levy increase; Decision on EQC Act Review on the way 
25th May 17, 3:28pm
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EQC levy to be bumped up 33%; Hike for insured homeowners comes further to 39% fire service levy increase; Decision on EQC Act Review on the way 
Cameron Preston crunches the numbers to explore whether it is Tower or NZ's insurance system that is 'broken'
18th Feb 17, 7:30am
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Cameron Preston crunches the numbers to explore whether it is Tower or NZ's insurance system that is 'broken'
Tower Chairman says the company would have a higher sale price if the EQC system wasn't 'broken'; Government says the law has nothing to do with the risk the insurer takes on
13th Feb 17, 12:19pm
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Tower Chairman says the company would have a higher sale price if the EQC system wasn't 'broken'; Government says the law has nothing to do with the risk the insurer takes on
Agreement reached to see private insurers receive, assess and settle Kaikoura quake claims on behalf of EQC
13th Dec 16, 2:40pm
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Agreement reached to see private insurers receive, assess and settle Kaikoura quake claims on behalf of EQC
Tower announces plan to ring fence troublesome quake claims; says industry model is 'broken'; widens loss to $21.5 million; share price at record low
29th Nov 16, 9:51am
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Tower announces plan to ring fence troublesome quake claims; says industry model is 'broken'; widens loss to $21.5 million; share price at record low
Key says main road and rail route from Picton to Christchurch may need realignment or re-routing in long term at huge cost; English highlights damage to main transport links and says Govt finances can handle repair costs
15th Nov 16, 1:06pm
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Key says main road and rail route from Picton to Christchurch may need realignment or re-routing in long term at huge cost; English highlights damage to main transport links and says Govt finances can handle repair costs