The team of five million is splintering
Broadcaster Ryan Bridge will write a weekly column for Newsroom during the election campaign. Today, is the Prime Minister’s lockdown strategy worth the price?
A sigh of relief as NZ seems to dodge the worst
The early signs for our new Covid-19 outbreak are fairly good - but there are hard questions to be asked.
Auckland to stay at Level 3 for 12 days
PM Jacinda Ardern has announced Auckland will remain at Level 3 and the rest of New Zealand at Level 2 for 12 days
National’s happy camper
Propelled to the job at a time of crisis, Judith Collins is having an unexpected amount of fun.
Ardern on Covid-19’s silver lining
The day before new Covid cases come to light, the PM speaks about true transformation and the road ahead.
Politicians clash over Covid’s election impact
As the Government mulls the effect of new cases on the campaign, party leaders are chiming in -including Judith Collins calling to delay the election.
Winston Peters readies for his date with destiny
The polls and pundits are predicting the demise of NZ First leader Winston Peters and his party, but he has no plans to surrender or retire from politics, Dileepa Fonseka writes.
Nats would scrap prisoner reduction target
Proposal to reduce the prison population “has the wrong focus”, National claims.
Why absolute Labour majority is possible
Common wisdom says an outright majority is all but impossible under MMP - could that change in 2020?