Nick Smith

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.

National leader Bill English will release the details later this week (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

English unveils 'strong' Opposition team

Thu 2 Nov 12

UPDATED: Some key changes in National's line-up.

Centreport to demolish Stats House after quake damage

Tue 10 Oct

The future use of the land is still unclear.

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.

NZIER chief economist Christina Leung notes the election is causing "some temporary softness in business investment"

Economic hits and myths for Election 2017

Mon 4 Sep 4

There are some palpable economic hits from New Zealand's non-rock star economy – but myths abound.

Environment Minister Nick Smith announced amendments to his party's water policy yesterday

Councils, farmers welcome clarity as Nick Smith tweaks water policy

Thu 10 Aug

Councils say new policy statement gives them something to work with. 

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