Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has joined the Green Party and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern in scorning National, accusing the party of "undermining democracy".
It was loud, it was rowdy and it was surprisingly hard-hitting. Daisy Hudson headed along to the OUSA Politics Week Youth Wing Debate to see New Zealand’s future political leaders in action.
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says the health of New Zealanders should come before politics and, if that means the upcoming election has to be delayed, "so be it".
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will make a decision about delaying this year's election by Monday, following pressure from the Opposition to push out the voting period.
The PM has called on the opposition to support New Zealand's response to Covid-19's resurgence after National deputy leader Gerry Brownlee labelled the timing of recent announcements as "interesting".
The dissolution of Parliament has been delayed, election campaigning postponed and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is reconsidering the September 19 poll date as she grapples with the return of Covid-19 in the community.
A majority "yes" vote in next month's cannabis referendum would not necessarily lead to its personal use being legalised if National was in charge after the election.
Two new National Parks - including one in the Catlins - have been promised by the National Party if they get elected.
Labour leader Jacinda Ardern won't reveal how she would vote in the upcoming referendum to legalise cannabis for recreational use.
National has promised to bolster the police's powers to crack down on gangs with a specialist unit and introduce tougher punishments for would-be offenders.
With a new poll showing voters back Judith Collins to change the flagging fortunes of the National Party, the leader is hitting the campaign trail in Auckland today.
Legalising cannabis may put more pressure on police resources, and if the pricing system is not correct, could fail to dent the black market, the Police Association says.
The Green Party has unveiled its housing plan, which aims to get the record-high number of people off the social housing waiting list, while improving the size and quality of the rental market.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has ruled out a deal with NZ First in the critical Northland seat after a new poll that shows NZ First's Shane Jones coming a distant third.
NZ First's Northland candidate Shane Jones admits he needs to get the "political jack-hammer out" if he wants to win the seat and give his party a path back to Parliament.
The MP called "f****** useless" by former National leader Simon Bridges in a leaked recording of a private conversation has been propelled up the party's rankings.