Judith Collins

It would be an extraordinary achievement for Bill English to return to a senior ministerial role in 2020. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

National’s old guard on borrowed time

Fri 15 Dec 20

Opinion: If National’s has-beens won’t drink hemlock, the caucus will need to opt for the firing squad.

Judith Collins is the great Lazarus of New Zealand politics. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

On-the-job training from both sides of the political divide

Thu 14 Dec 4

Opinion: Bill English isn't a natural fit for opposition leader, while Labour's MPs are learning what it takes to govern as they go.

Minister of Energy and Resources Megan Woods has accepted MBIE's recommendations.

ComCom to step in over high fuel prices

Wed 6 Dec 15

The government will give the Commerce Commission new powers following concern petrol companies are charging too much.

Transport Minister Phil Twyford accused the government of sitting on the EY reports for political purposes.

Smoke and mirrors over release of rail report?

Fri 1 Dec 8

Everyone's blowing smoke on the timing of a rail report release.

Former Crown prosecutor Simon Bridges is not everyone's cup of tea

Bridges takes early lead in race to replace English

Fri 10 Nov 20

Weekly Hit: Although disappointing in government, the MP for Tauranga has adjusted immediately and brilliantly to opposition.

As energy minister, Judith Collins had a combative and confrontational attitude towards the petrol industry

Change of government as good as holiday for Z Energy

Mon 6 Nov 3

Shoeshine imagines those in Z Energy’s upper echelons breathed a collective sigh of relief when they learnt that Judith “Crusher” Collins would no longer be energy minister.


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