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Outgoing National leader Bill English delivers his keenly anticipated valedictory speech this Thursday.

Behind the headlines: Bill English – 10,000 days later

Thu 22 Feb

NBR’s weekly snippets.

Bill English saw no future in continuing his already long career in politics.

What National needs in a new leader


Opinon: Who will make the best National leader?

Bill English prepares to leave Parliament with almost nothing to show for his 27 and a half years of public service. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

What does the National Party stand for?

Fri 16 Feb 8

Opinion: After nine years in government, National MPs might want to consider a different approach.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says "It will be interesting to see where it falls.” (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Jacinda Ardern mere observer of National leadership contest

Wed 14 Feb

Jacinda Ardern was reluctant to be drawn into assessing the attributes of the likely candidates.

Bill English says “In opposition a level head is really important." (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

What Bill English says the new National leader will need

Wed 14 Feb

The outgoing politician says he won't miss the media attention. Watch Grant Walker's interview with Bill English.

Bill English leaves big shoes to fill.

Replacing English: Who readers picked from five contenders

Wed 14 Feb 6

Reader poll result: Political commentator Matthew Hooton sees it as too-close-to-call, but what did our readers say?


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