Michael Woodhouse and David Clark have squared off against each other for years, writes ODT's political reporter Mike Houlahan.
Computers and government have been a major issue this past fortnight with the fallout from National accessing Budget data still proving dangerously radioactive to a range of politicians and civil...
The decline and fall of Dunedin South MP Clare Curran was the southern political story of 2018 - but might her return to grace be a story for 2019?
There are many half-truths and untruths told in politics, the biggest of them all being "I don't pay attention to polls".
For an experienced politician, Education Minister Chris Hipkins seems to have given very little thought to the political implications of his proposals to reform the polytechnic sector.
Politics this week offered proof that if at first you do not succeed, you should try, try and try again.
Aristotle claimed nature abhorred a vacuum. But in politics, it's the reverse. A vacuum is terrific, as the absence of information allows a politician free rein to fill the void themselves, writes Mike Houlahan.
Machiavelli wrote that politics have no relation to morals, but in recent days morality and politics have been at the forefront of southern MPs' minds.
For most people, Parliament is the 10-second snippets they see on television of Jacinda Ardern and Simon Bridges shouting at each other across the debating chamber at Question Time.
Politicians often say they want to know what voters are thinking. While the cynical may have their doubts, generally, that is actually the case.
When you are a politician, even something as mundane as choosing a coffee mug can become accidentally significant.
You could forgive Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean for thinking the grass is greener on the other side of the fence ... or at least the other side of the Alps.
One of the hardest things to judge when it comes to national calamities is when it time to return to "normal".
Former National Prime Minister Keith Holyoake's famous advice that first-term backbench MPs should learn to "breathe through their nose" before trying to make their mark on Parliament has echoed...
For New Zealand First, the ongoing rapid rehabilitation of the country's gun laws ought to be easy politics.
One day there will be a sensible, substantive discussion about drug laws in the New Zealand Parliament.
Dunedin, with its collection of rental properties snapped up annually by students, has long been favoured by investors.