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    National Party's Katrina Bungard received no money at mediation

    National Party's Katrina Bungard received no money at mediation


    A National Party candidate alleging harassment by Jami-Lee Ross denies she was offered money at a mediation meeting between the...

    A National Party candidate alleging harassment by Jami-Lee Ross denies she was offered money at a mediation meeting between the two.
    Waka-jumping bill could come to the aid of National as Jami-Lee Ross refuses to quit

    Waka-jumping bill could come to the aid of National as Jami-Lee Ross refuses to quit


    As National fights against allegations from rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross, who has made a u-turn on resigning, it could be the controversial "waka jumping" bill that comes to their...

    As National fights against allegations from rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross, who has made a u-turn on resigning, it could be the controversial "waka jumping" bill that comes to their rescue. 
    Alleged National donor Yikun Zhang bringing 1000 well-connected compatriots to NZ

    Alleged National donor Yikun Zhang bringing 1000 well-connected compatriots to NZ


    The Chinese businessman caught up in a National Party scandal will host up to 1000 successful Chinese business people at a conference supported by Auckland Council and Tourism New...

    The Chinese businessman caught up in a National Party scandal will host up to 1000 successful Chinese business people at a conference supported by Auckland Council and Tourism New Zealand.
    Iain Lees-Galloway reflects on his first year in Cabinet

    Iain Lees-Galloway reflects on his first year in Cabinet


    A year after his elevation into Cabinet in Jacinda Ardern's Labour-led Government, Iain Lees-Galloway tells Jimmy Ellingham how life has changed from the dark days of...

    A year after his elevation into Cabinet in Jacinda Ardern's Labour-led Government, Iain Lees-Galloway tells Jimmy Ellingham how life has changed from the dark days of Opposition.
    Internet shopping tax change unites politicians but divides consumers

    Internet shopping tax change unites politicians but divides consumers


    Shoppers appear resigned to an "Amazon tax", with politicians, retailers and tax experts lining up in favour of a Government move to slap GST on purchases from overseas...

    Shoppers appear resigned to an "Amazon tax", with politicians, retailers and tax experts lining up in favour of a Government move to slap GST on purchases from overseas websites.
    Editorial: Time for a new approach on Māori healthcare

    Editorial: Time for a new approach on Māori healthcare


    EDITORIAL: In the documentary The Lost Boys of Taranaki, broadcast on the Vice NZ channel, troubled youths spend three weeks in remote New Zealand...

    EDITORIAL: In the documentary The Lost Boys of Taranaki, broadcast on the Vice NZ channel, troubled youths spend three weeks in remote New Zealand bush.
    One year on for Jacinda Ardern's coalition government

    One year on for Jacinda Ardern's coalition government


    Shortly before last years’s general election in Aotearoa New Zealand, a Morrinsville farmer protesting the then opposition Labour Party’s planned water tax held up a placard describing its newly minted leader, Jacinda Ardern, as...

    Shortly before last years’s general election in Aotearoa New Zealand, a Morrinsville farmer protesting the then opposition Labour Party’s planned water tax held up a placard describing its newly minted leader, Jacinda Ardern, as a “pretty communist”.
    Jami-Lee Ross not quitting Parliament

    Jami-Lee Ross not quitting Parliament


    Jami-Lee Ross is not resigning from Parliament and will remain on as an...

    Jami-Lee Ross is not resigning from Parliament and will remain on as an MP. 
    Gender confirmation surgeries cap lifted

    Gender confirmation surgeries cap lifted


    Gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people are set to become a lot more accessible, now that a cap on the number of funded operations has been...

    Gender-affirming surgeries for transgender people are set to become a lot more accessible, now that a cap on the number of funded operations has been lifted.
    National Party has 'strong case' for injunction against Jami-Lee Ross if he chooses to release further recordings

    National Party has 'strong case' for injunction against Jami-Lee Ross if he chooses to release further recordings


    National is considering filing a court injunction to halt the release of any audio recordings by outsider MP Jami-Lee Ross - and a legal expert says the party would have a strong...

    National is considering filing a court injunction to halt the release of any audio recordings by outsider MP Jami-Lee Ross - and a legal expert says the party would have a strong case.
    Clarke Gayford's never seen before photos of the moment the coalition government was born

    Clarke Gayford's never seen before photos of the moment the coalition government was born


    Clarke Gayford has released never seen before photos of the moment now-Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and the rest of the country, heard Winston Peters announce New Zealand First was forming a coalition with the Labour...

    Clarke Gayford has released never seen before photos of the moment now-Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, and the rest of the country, heard Winston Peters announce New Zealand First was forming a coalition with the Labour party.
    Jami-Lee Ross saga shows Peter Goodfellow betrayed Kiwi women

    Jami-Lee Ross saga shows Peter Goodfellow betrayed Kiwi women


    OPINION: Is that you, Doug Stamper, gazing out from the pinched, downward face of National Party President Peter Goodfellow? Eyes like nuggets of black coal, Goodfellow couldn't do a better impression of Frank Underwood's fixer if he...

    OPINION: Is that you, Doug Stamper, gazing out from the pinched, downward face of National Party President Peter Goodfellow? Eyes like nuggets of black coal, Goodfellow couldn't do a better impression of Frank Underwood's fixer if he tried.
    Bridges-Ross call shows National has 'cash for candidates policy', Winston Peters says

    Bridges-Ross call shows National has 'cash for candidates policy', Winston Peters says


    A phone call between National leader Simon Bridges and rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross shows National has "a cash for candidates policy", Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters...

    A phone call between National leader Simon Bridges and rogue MP Jami-Lee Ross shows National has "a cash for candidates policy", Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters says.
    Can National drain the swamp?

    Can National drain the swamp?


    EDITORIAL: Sex, money and power. Political scandals traditionally boil down to at least one of those three things. Throw in corruption claims, anonymous donations, personal treachery, leaks and inquiries, thwarted ambition, insults and casual mental...

    EDITORIAL: Sex, money and power. Political scandals traditionally boil down to at least one of those three things. Throw in corruption claims, anonymous donations, personal treachery, leaks and inquiries, thwarted ambition, insults and casual mental health labelling and you have a scandal that makes National's last round of dirty politics look like a Sunday School picnic.