Nikki Kaye knew she was going to leave politics as she walked out of the caucus room on Tuesday night.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has paid tribute to her long-term political rival, Nikki Kaye, after the National MP announced her shock retirement this morning.
Michael Woodhouse says he is disappointed of losing his role as the National Party health spokesman but respected his new leader's decision.
Judith Collins is already targeting Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern - and ensuring she won't get away with any "nonsense" - but one of her own senior MPs may be the first in her sights.
Judith Collins has won the National Party leadership contest and Gerry Brownlee has been elected as her deputy, the National Party has confirmed.
COMMENT: National is now a party looking for a leader following a brutal week that saw Todd Muller's leadership and integrity severely tested, says RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson.
Todd Muller replaced Simon Bridges as National Party leader in May. Today he resigned, citing health reasons, and commentators including Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern say politics is a hard job.
COMMENT: MPs are scrambling to Wellington for an emergency caucus meeting to select a new leader tonight and a number of possible names are in the mix.
The National Party is in turmoil just 67 days before the general election after leader Todd Muller's shock resignation.
Shellshocked National MPs are making their way to Wellington for an emergency caucus meeting tonight to begin the process of replacing Todd Muller as leader.
National Party stalwart Michelle Boag gave officials her private email address when asked where best to send a daily list of Covid-19 patients, the Director General of Health says.
OPINION: Only two things can now save Todd Muller and the National Party from the growing likelihood of a crushing defeat at the September 19 election.
The Green Party wants an immediate ban on new industrial coal boilers, as part of its plan to transition away from fossil-fuels.
National health spokesman Michael Woodhouse told leader Todd Muller on Tuesday evening that he was also sent Covid patient data by Michelle Boag.
People living in the current Clutha-Southland electorate will have their fourth MP in seven years after MP Hamish Walker’s political career came to a sudden and ignominious end yesterday.
Former National Party president Michelle Boag says the Ministry of Health sent her the private details of people infected with Covid-19.
National leader Todd Muller has addressed Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker's leaking of confidential details of Covid-19 patients during a visit to Oamaru. Meanwhile a sign at Walker's office says he is on "annual leave".