Gerry Brownlee

If Jacinda Ardern become prime minister, she'll find there's more to governing than good intentions (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Leadership matters

Thu 21 Sep 6

Order Paper: Whichever leader – Bill English or Jacinda Ardern – becomes prime minister after Saturday, it will be a particularly personal triumph.

NOTE TO AUSSIE MATES: Like pavlova and Phar Lap (pictured), Tower is Kiwi as

Private Bin: Of clichés, denials and Aussie attributions

Fri 4 Aug

A cliché lasts a long time in politics and other home truths.

Chatham Islands Mayor Alfred Preece says the turbines "aren't scrap metal but there's a use-by date"

Owner of mothballed wind turbines on Chatham Islands finally put in liquidation

Thu 3 Aug 3

The second turbine was dismantled this week and the equipment is now in the hands of liquidator Vivien Madsen-Ries of Deloitte.

Former Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee's second offer after the original was deemed to be unlawful in the Supreme Court

Government's second 'red zone' offer unlawful, appeal court rules

Tue 1 Aug 1

The Quake Outcasts, originally 46 property owners, and developer Fowler Developments challenged the lawfulness of the Crown's offers.

Raf Manji is running for the Ilam seat as an independent candidate

Brownlee's challenger, Raf Manji, pitches Christchurch for 2026 Commonwealth Games

Fri 28 Jul 7

Manji is backing his call with a specific plan to spend another billion dollars to finish a range of key projects throughout the city.

British foreign secretary Boris Johnson met with PM Bill English and Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee this morning (photo: Hagen Hopkins)

Boris, Bill and Gerry: Buddies after Brexit

Tue 25 Jul 1

The British Foreign Secretary talked up New Zealand’s relationship with the UK.

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