The prime minister will have the opportunity to take the stick to dangerous monstrosities that were allowed to grow

Time to vote for change

Fri 22 Sep 43

Opinion: Only one prime ministerial candidate has the vision, values, plan and competence for transformational economic and social change.

Sarah Palin was found lacking; will that apply to Jacinda Ardern too?

Is Jacinda Ardern our Sarah Palin?

Fri 15 Sep 60

Weekly Hit: The wheels have come off Jacindamania with the new Labour leader unable to give meaningful answers on anything.

If Bill English manages to pull off a win, it will be his alone (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

English now relies on ‘true believers’

Fri 8 Sep 36

Weekly Hit: Badly let down by his front bench, a National win would be a personal victory for the prime minister.

Could Bill English end up leading an all-National government? (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

English’s bold bid for total power

Fri 1 Sep 15

Weekly Hit: National believes it is just 50,000 votes short of governing without NZ First or any other coalition partners.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will have to explain her spending promises

Ardern in trouble over tax

Fri 25 Aug 57

Weekly Hit: The new Labour leader spent the week making up tax policy on the fly, raising new questions about her reputation as a policy wonk.

Jacinda Ardern has been on the brink of catastrophe twice this week

Ardern’s four unlikely guardian angels

Fri 18 Aug 25

Weekly Hit: There are signs of misjudgment and poor management in Labour’s political machine but luck remains on its new leader’s side.