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Steven Joyce's line is basically that National won the last election thanks to his strategy. (Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Nats risk picking a Goff as leader

Fri 23 Feb 13

Opinion: Tuesday’s vote will ignite several years of National Party civil war.

Green MP Keith Locke says it’s safer to leave the matter to the parties themselves, or voters at the next election

The dangers of the waka-jumping bill

Wed 21 Feb 17

Political Roundup: Is the bill more about party conformity than waka jumping?

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.

The result of a rise in toxic political tribalism is politics playing out as tantrums.

The perils of 'tantrum politics'

Thu 30 Nov 7

Opinion: New Zealand's main parties have a responsibility to avoid fuelling a bitter hyper-partisanship happening in the rest of the world.

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.

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