Fri, 16 Dec 2016 18:38:00 +1300The Parliamentary year has drawn to a close, with the House rising on Wednesday night and most MPs packing up for the Christmas break. But some National Party MPs and Ministers will spend next week moving offices after the new Prime Minister, Bill English, announces his cabinet reshuffle on Sunday. With our Deputy Political Editor, Chris Bramwell.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:38:00 +1300Political deals to help out a certain candidate or party in an electorate seat have been frowned upon in the past, but the practice will become much more widespread in the 2017 election. National has done deals to help its support partners back into Parliament, but critics of those arrangements, Labour and the Greens, are now signalling their intention to do the same. Here's our political editor, Jane Patterson.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 16:45:00 +1300Housing, crime and transport are the three most talked about problems in Mt Roskill and are high on the agenda for the candidates vying to be the electorate's first new MP in decades. Phil Goff was first elected MP for the then seat of Roskill in 1981 but lost it in 1990 before being re-elected in 1993. Mr Goff has held the seat ever since but has finally left for good to be Auckland's new mayor. Our Political reporter Mei Heron has been in the Auckland seat looking ahead to next Saturday's by-election.