Politics

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30th Jul 20, 11:18am
State Services Commission finds Ministry of Health should not have circulated Covid-10 patients' details as widely as it did when there was no longer community transmission, but says Walker and Boag are culpable for leaks
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State Services Commission finds Ministry of Health should not have circulated Covid-10 patients' details as widely as it did when there was no longer community transmission, but says Walker and Boag are culpable for leaks
30th Jul 20, 11:18am
27th Jul 20, 9:21am
Chris Trotter considers whether if all news is political, then all news is also, in the eyes of its intended victims, at least, 'fake'
Chris Trotter considers whether if all news is political, then all news is also, in the eyes of its intended victims, at least, 'fake'
27th Jul 20, 9:21am
27th Jul 20, 9:00am
Economist Brian Easton asks: Just where in the economic spectrum does the current National Party stand?
Economist Brian Easton asks: Just where in the economic spectrum does the current National Party stand?
27th Jul 20, 9:00am
26th Jul 20, 6:02am
David Hargreaves fears valuable time will be lost as the political parties now prioritise petty electioneering over long term strategies to deal with Covid-19 and its economic effects
David Hargreaves fears valuable time will be lost as the political parties now prioritise petty electioneering over long term strategies to deal with Covid-19 and its economic effects
26th Jul 20, 6:02am
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22nd Jul 20, 11:20am
Iain Lees-Galloway 'dismissed' by Prime Minister for having a consensual affair with an employee of an agency he oversaw; Matter was initially raised with Judith Collins
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Iain Lees-Galloway 'dismissed' by Prime Minister for having a consensual affair with an employee of an agency he oversaw; Matter was initially raised with Judith Collins
22nd Jul 20, 11:20am
21st Jul 20, 3:33pm
Labour MP Raymond Huo to retire at September election, meaning there'll be no Chinese representation in Parliament unless a new candidate becomes an MP
Labour MP Raymond Huo to retire at September election, meaning there'll be no Chinese representation in Parliament unless a new candidate becomes an MP
21st Jul 20, 3:33pm
21st Jul 20, 2:48pm
Jenée Tibshraeny on the distractions and fear of freaking people out that have led to a dearth of policy being put on the table two months out from the election
Jenée Tibshraeny on the distractions and fear of freaking people out that have led to a dearth of policy being put on the table two months out from the election
21st Jul 20, 2:48pm
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20th Jul 20, 2:26pm
Andrew Falloon to retire at election for mental health reasons; PM's office receives correspondence related to Falloon; He joins five other National MPs who have announced their retirements from politics in recent weeks
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Andrew Falloon to retire at election for mental health reasons; PM's office receives correspondence related to Falloon; He joins five other National MPs who have announced their retirements from politics in recent weeks
20th Jul 20, 2:26pm
16th Jul 20, 11:45am
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
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
16th Jul 20, 9:00am
Todd Muller supporters, Nikki Kaye and Amy Adams, to retire from politics at the election; Kaye didn't fight to retain a leadership role in the party; Both say they support Judith Collins
Todd Muller supporters, Nikki Kaye and Amy Adams, to retire from politics at the election; Kaye didn't fight to retain a leadership role in the party; Both say they support Judith Collins
16th Jul 20, 9:00am
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15th Jul 20, 3:56pm
Judith Collins makes her first move as National Leader, stripping Michael Woodhouse of his health portfolio and giving it to Shane Reti
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Judith Collins makes her first move as National Leader, stripping Michael Woodhouse of his health portfolio and giving it to Shane Reti
15th Jul 20, 3:56pm
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14th Jul 20, 9:16pm
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' 
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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' 
14th Jul 20, 9:16pm
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14th Jul 20, 8:19am
Todd Muller resigns as National Party Leader, saying the role has taken a toll on him personally and this has become 'untenable from a health perspective'
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Todd Muller resigns as National Party Leader, saying the role has taken a toll on him personally and this has become 'untenable from a health perspective'
14th Jul 20, 8:19am
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13th Jul 20, 4:25pm
Serious Fraud Office launches investigation into donations made to Labour in 2017; Party hasn't been told of the specifics of the inquiry
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Serious Fraud Office launches investigation into donations made to Labour in 2017; Party hasn't been told of the specifics of the inquiry
13th Jul 20, 4:25pm
10th Jul 20, 5:31pm
Weakness in National's third line of defence has spread to the front line - will it be able to regain credibility to critique the Government's Covid-19 response?
Weakness in National's third line of defence has spread to the front line - will it be able to regain credibility to critique the Government's Covid-19 response?
10th Jul 20, 5:31pm
10th Jul 20, 11:10am
National list MP Jian Yang to retire from politics, having spent recent years making headlines for his strong connections to the Chinese Communist Party
National list MP Jian Yang to retire from politics, having spent recent years making headlines for his strong connections to the Chinese Communist Party
10th Jul 20, 11:10am
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10th Jul 20, 9:48am
Michelle Boag confesses she also sent National's Michael Woodhouse Covid-19 patient details for political gain; Relinquishes her membership of the party, resigns as Trustee of Simplicity Charitable Trust
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Michelle Boag confesses she also sent National's Michael Woodhouse Covid-19 patient details for political gain; Relinquishes her membership of the party, resigns as Trustee of Simplicity Charitable Trust
10th Jul 20, 9:48am
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2nd Jul 20, 11:17am
David Clark resigns as Health Minister following a 'frank' discussion with the PM, who agreed he was a 'distraction' from the covid response; Chris Hipkins to take over until the election
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David Clark resigns as Health Minister following a 'frank' discussion with the PM, who agreed he was a 'distraction' from the covid response; Chris Hipkins to take over until the election
2nd Jul 20, 11:17am
29th Jun 20, 11:26am
National's former deputy leader and election 2020 campaign manager, Paula Bennett, to retire from politics after 15 years
National's former deputy leader and election 2020 campaign manager, Paula Bennett, to retire from politics after 15 years
29th Jun 20, 11:26am
25th Jun 20, 6:26pm
1 News-Colmar Brunton Poll: Support for Labour drops back amid border problems and as Todd Muller takes over National's leadership
1 News-Colmar Brunton Poll: Support for Labour drops back amid border problems and as Todd Muller takes over National's leadership
25th Jun 20, 6:26pm
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15th Jun 20, 12:11pm
Labour to contest the election with Ardern, Davis, Robertson and Twyford holding the top spots on the party's list; Diseases expert, Ayesha Verrall, gets high position for a newcomer at 18
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Labour to contest the election with Ardern, Davis, Robertson and Twyford holding the top spots on the party's list; Diseases expert, Ayesha Verrall, gets high position for a newcomer at 18
15th Jun 20, 12:11pm
8th Jun 20, 8:30am
Chris Trotter argues the National Party has been reduced to angry incoherence and wonders what arguments it could offer that could slow Labour’s momentum
Chris Trotter argues the National Party has been reduced to angry incoherence and wonders what arguments it could offer that could slow Labour’s momentum
8th Jun 20, 8:30am
4th Jun 20, 10:02am
Gareth Vaughan on a need for more banks, living in a burning building, New Zealand stacking up well, the collision of science and politics, the Psychopath in Chief & a song for Dominic Cummings
Gareth Vaughan on a need for more banks, living in a burning building, New Zealand stacking up well, the collision of science and politics, the Psychopath in Chief & a song for Dominic Cummings
4th Jun 20, 10:02am
26th May 20, 4:51pm
Why Todd Muller needs to release part 1 of National's economic recovery plan ASAP to avoid being branded the MAGA hat guy leading a divided white party
Why Todd Muller needs to release part 1 of National's economic recovery plan ASAP to avoid being branded the MAGA hat guy leading a divided white party
26th May 20, 4:51pm
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25th May 20, 2:05pm
National releases new party list - Amy Adams takes third spot as 'COVID-19 recovery spokesperson'; Judith Collins stays at fourth but passes her high-profile housing portfolio to Nicola Willis; Simon Bridges says he'll run in Tauranga again
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National releases new party list - Amy Adams takes third spot as 'COVID-19 recovery spokesperson'; Judith Collins stays at fourth but passes her high-profile housing portfolio to Nicola Willis; Simon Bridges says he'll run in Tauranga again
25th May 20, 2:05pm

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