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Election 2020

National caucus elects medical doctor Shane Reti as Deputy Leader; Backs Judith Collins to remain Leader
10th Nov 20, 12:57pm
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National caucus elects medical doctor Shane Reti as Deputy Leader; Backs Judith Collins to remain Leader
Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
9th Nov 20, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter reflects on the outcome of an extraordinary US election, and delves into the cautious approach from Jacinda Ardern and Grant Robertson in NZ despite their big mandate
Final election results: Māori Party to return to Parliament with two seats, National loses more seats; Brownlee won't seek reappointment as deputy leader, Margin tightens on cannabis
6th Nov 20, 2:03pm
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Final election results: Māori Party to return to Parliament with two seats, National loses more seats; Brownlee won't seek reappointment as deputy leader, Margin tightens on cannabis
Government considers further ways to support businesses through debt and equity; Ardern details her pre-Christmas priorities including the doubling of sick leave entitlements
5th Nov 20, 12:54pm
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Government considers further ways to support businesses through debt and equity; Ardern details her pre-Christmas priorities including the doubling of sick leave entitlements
A closer look at how Jacinda Ardern has divvied up the government's roles and responsibilities
3rd Nov 20, 7:27pm
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A closer look at how Jacinda Ardern has divvied up the government's roles and responsibilities
Ministerial portfolios unveiled: Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister, Andrew Little Minister of Health, Chris Hipkins Minister for Covid-19 Response, Ayesha Verrall brought into Cabinet as Associate Health Minister, Phil Twyford out of Cabinet
2nd Nov 20, 1:27pm
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Ministerial portfolios unveiled: Grant Robertson Deputy Prime Minister, Andrew Little Minister of Health, Chris Hipkins Minister for Covid-19 Response, Ayesha Verrall brought into Cabinet as Associate Health Minister, Phil Twyford out of Cabinet
Labour deputy Kelvin Davis rules out standing for deputy prime minister ahead of Jacinda Ardern announcing ministerial portfolios at 1pm
2nd Nov 20, 11:15am
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Labour deputy Kelvin Davis rules out standing for deputy prime minister ahead of Jacinda Ardern announcing ministerial portfolios at 1pm
Economist Brian Easton says the way we approached the threat of Covid tells us about possibilities for the future ways
2nd Nov 20, 9:07am
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Economist Brian Easton says the way we approached the threat of Covid tells us about possibilities for the future ways
Green Party members okay 'Cooperation Agreement'; James Shaw and Marama Davidson to be given ministerial portfolios outside of Cabinet; Jacinda Ardern keen on 4-year electoral terms
31st Oct 20, 4:38pm
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Green Party members okay 'Cooperation Agreement'; James Shaw and Marama Davidson to be given ministerial portfolios outside of Cabinet; Jacinda Ardern keen on 4-year electoral terms
Preliminary referendum results: 65% of voters support legalising euthanasia; 46% support legalising recreational cannabis use; Labour won't pursue other drug law reform
30th Oct 20, 2:06pm
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Preliminary referendum results: 65% of voters support legalising euthanasia; 46% support legalising recreational cannabis use; Labour won't pursue other drug law reform
Peter Dunne says over the last two elections the genuine traditional liberal voice, so long a feature of New Zealand politics, has all but disappeared
29th Oct 20, 9:13am
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Peter Dunne says over the last two elections the genuine traditional liberal voice, so long a feature of New Zealand politics, has all but disappeared
Economist Brian Easton on what it is like to be a new Minister
29th Oct 20, 8:19am
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Economist Brian Easton on what it is like to be a new Minister
Economist Brian Easton with some sage words for the newbies entering the hallowed halls of Parliament
27th Oct 20, 8:15am
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Economist Brian Easton with some sage words for the newbies entering the hallowed halls of Parliament
If National is to make it back to power, then it will have to re-learn how to organise and inspire the public’s political imagination, says Chris Trotter
26th Oct 20, 9:00am
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If National is to make it back to power, then it will have to re-learn how to organise and inspire the public’s political imagination, says Chris Trotter
The election result, house price inflation, monetary policy, LVRs, NZ's economic recovery - Jenée Tibshraeny shares her two cents with Sharesies users
22nd Oct 20, 6:21pm
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The election result, house price inflation, monetary policy, LVRs, NZ's economic recovery - Jenée Tibshraeny shares her two cents with Sharesies users
Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
22nd Oct 20, 10:25am
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Guy Trafford assesses the pushing and shoving going on about who will set agriculture policies in a group that has little affinity with rural issues and is light on rural talent
Peter Dunne says the National Party has to confront some unpleasant realities
22nd Oct 20, 9:14am
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Peter Dunne says the National Party has to confront some unpleasant realities
Henry Thomson explains that the American presidential election isn't about winning the popular vote, but controlling how the Electoral College 'votes' are assigned
19th Oct 20, 3:12pm
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Henry Thomson explains that the American presidential election isn't about winning the popular vote, but controlling how the Electoral College 'votes' are assigned
Hayden Wilson and Linda Clark of Dentons Kensington Swan assess what the weekend's election result means from a range of perspectives, and for the key protagonists
19th Oct 20, 2:26pm
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Hayden Wilson and Linda Clark of Dentons Kensington Swan assess what the weekend's election result means from a range of perspectives, and for the key protagonists
Jacinda Ardern: Labour has a mandate to form a government within the next 3 weeks; Talks with the Greens won't happen until next week
18th Oct 20, 3:07pm
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Jacinda Ardern: Labour has a mandate to form a government within the next 3 weeks; Talks with the Greens won't happen until next week
Judith Collins hopes to contest the 2023 election as National leader, saying the party needs 'stability'; She pledges to have a 'thorough' party review conducted
18th Oct 20, 1:46pm
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Judith Collins hopes to contest the 2023 election as National leader, saying the party needs 'stability'; She pledges to have a 'thorough' party review conducted
Chris Trotter hears Jacinda Ardern calling the result a 'mandate to accelerate' but he wonders where to and what that means given her essentially conservative instincts that won over so many National voters
18th Oct 20, 10:14am
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Chris Trotter hears Jacinda Ardern calling the result a 'mandate to accelerate' but he wonders where to and what that means given her essentially conservative instincts that won over so many National voters
Election 2020: Updates on the results, commentary, thrills and spills of the evening
17th Oct 20, 7:02pm
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Election 2020: Updates on the results, commentary, thrills and spills of the evening
David Seymour suggests government should consider requiring the RBNZ's Monetary Policy Committee to target asset price inflation
16th Oct 20, 4:11pm
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David Seymour suggests government should consider requiring the RBNZ's Monetary Policy Committee to target asset price inflation
A housing stock-take after three years of a Labour-led Government - what was and wasn't delivered
16th Oct 20, 12:36pm
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A housing stock-take after three years of a Labour-led Government - what was and wasn't delivered