Election 2014

Timeline of Collins’ career

Judith Collins has resigned, effective immediately.Her resignation was for her ministerial roles, but she will continue to be the MP for Papakura and stand in this election. Here is a timeline of her career so far: 2002 : E…

Collins resigns: Jared Savage and Fran O’Sullivan respond

Nearly three years ago, I wrote a front page story for the Weekend Herald which detailed how Adam Feeley, the head of the Serious Fraud Office, celebrated the criminal charges laid against Rod Petricevic by hosting a drinks function…

John Armstrong: Key has removed a weeping sore from Nat campaign

Resignation reaction: ‘Too little, too late’

The reaction to Judith Collins’ resignation from opposition parties has been universal. They all believe she had to go but they have criticised the Prime Minister for not acting sooner.Labour MP Grant Robertson said Ms Collins’…


All the financier’s men

Threatened by litigation, his business in tatters, former Hanover Finance boss Mark Hotchin appeared to back a public relations campaign aiming to discredit criminal investigations into his company and attack personal enemies, documents suggest.

Anti-sugar campaigners ‘wowsers’

The NZ Food & Grocery Council has flown in British anti-tax campaigner Chris Snowdon to lobby against soft drink taxes, in a move described by health researchers as suspicious.

The real reason behind Judith Collins’ demise

Laila Harre, the brittle battler

You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to get Laila Harre to cook me some eggs.


Politics in 60 Seconds

Jeremy Corbett & Paul Ego with their satirical take on the week’s news.

UN: Detained peacekeepers in Syria ‘safe’

A group of 44 UN peacekeepers from Fiji are said to be safe and in good health after being detained by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights.

Collins: ‘I completely refute any such inference’

Collins resignation throws campaign into disarray

The resignation of Judith Collins has spun the election campaign into chaos.

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