Fresh speculation around a
challenge to Tony Abbott's leadership threatens to overshadow
his first official visit to New Zealand.
Labour failed to get over the "credibility hurdle" in the
last election and the work in progress now is to ensure
voters see the party as electable, its new president says.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has confirmed he will
compete in the Northland by-election.
The Labour Party has elected economist Nigel Haworth as its
Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back at National MP
Judith Collins for criticising him for standing Carmel
Sepuloni down, saying Ms Collins was the last person he would
go to for advice on managing conflicts of interest.
Prime Minister John Key says Parliament may change the law on
how MPs' pay rates are set in the future, but he won't turn
down a pay rise expected today.
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