OPINION: Winston Peters has caught the zeitgeist of a new generation of voters. They are not centrist because he doesn’t need them to be.
OPINION: As the main leaders’ popularity almost levels, Labour will be wondering what policy it needs to get back on public’s side.
OPINION: This will end up being another policy for Labour to walk away from when the going gets tough.
OPINION: Local government amalgamation with Masterton and South Wairarapa councils is a smart move.
OPINION: A change of internal culture within Oranga Tamariki appears to be necessary but that is easier said than done.
OPINION: Unrest and upsets in the party raise the question: How far will Chris Hipkins go to retain government and leadership?
OPINION: There is an undercurrent in Wellington that the days of free and frank advice are over.
OPINION: It is the end of the ministerial road for many – through choice or election outcomes. But what happens to the private members’ bills they leave behind?
OPINION: Blanket ‘hypocritical’ policy will instead make the market even tighter for those it is aimed at.
OPINION: Its package of initiatives focused on trifecta of crime – punishment, rehabilitation, victim support.