Another week, another southern MP steps down.
The worst-kept secret in politics was finally confirmed this week, with the announcement that Mark Patterson will stand for New Zealand First in Taieri this election.
Politicians are often likened to sharks, but on Wednesday the actual animals had their time in the spotlight in Parliament as Invercargill MP Sarah Dowie’s member’s Bill to permit shark cage diving...
The law of unintended consequences is a given in most of life’s endeavours, but never more so than in politics.
"This is a happy occasion," Dunedin North MP David Clark trilled to the House, as the Health Minister steered the Mental Health and Wellbeing Commission Bill through its committee stages.
On Monday, as a hypothetical exercise, blogger David Farrar imagined who would be in a ‘‘Government of National Unity’’ created to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
It will not be her grand reveal as National’s conservation spokeswoman, but Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean takes her first major step in her new portfolio this weekend at the party’s Blue Green forum, writes political reporter Mike Houlahan.
OPINION: Normally, times of emergency are non-contentious and non-political; it is not regarded as the done thing to try to score points from a government grappling with potential or actual...
New does not really have political dynasties, but the Tirikatene family comes pretty close to the definition.
Parliament does not open its doors until February 11, but the political year is already well and truly under way.
Where in the world does it make sense that the Clutha district is not in the Clutha electorate, that a decent chunk of Dunedin’s southern suburbs are in Dunedin North, and that the deeply inland...
In December, when the long-awaited report on mental health and addiction services was released, its authors included within its 219 pages a plea to politicians not use the subject as a political...
Not every issue politicians debate is a matter of life and death but on Wednesday that was, literally, the topic of the day.
Father Christmas came early this week, in the form of Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones and his Santa Sack, otherwise known as the Provincial Growth Fund.