SFO confirms investigation into NZ First Foundation
The Serious Fraud Office takes up police referral over question of political donations.
Peters fires blanks with social media ‘artillery’
The NZ First leader said a Facebook livestream would reveal the truth, but he struggled to be heard.
Peters should stand down as Racing Minister
Leaked documents seen by RNZ show racing industry figures donated large sums secretly to NZ First. Bernard Hickey argues Winston Peters should stand down as Racing Minister, at the very least while those donations are being investigated by the SFO.
Labour brings back stalled roads
Ardern announces $3.5b of new roads in Northland, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Queenstown, including four projects touted by National and stalled in early 2018.
Election 2020 fires up at Rātana Pa
Election politics were in full swing at the first political event of the year.
The Sure Things: Tracey McLellan
Unwittingly signed up to Labour by her son, the former academic is now set to replace stalwart Ruth Dyson
The Government’s handbrake
Winston Peters has admitted he’s not immortal - so is NZ First capable of carrying on without him?
Can low-polling Bridges win an election on current numbers?
Does it matter if a political leader can’t get out of single digits in the popularity polls - and what is the tipping point heading into an election?
‘Let’s do this’ in a holding pattern
Jacinda Ardern sings a sweet tune about improving wellbeing and winning back business confidence. But her self-administered debt shackles are blocking real action on both fronts, writes Bernard Hickey.