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Judith Collins defends Shane Reti as other MPs snap up attention
National leader Judith Collns says she has no intention of changing her Deputy - despite one of her predecessors as Leader grabbing headlines this week. Earlier...
James Shaw challenged to explain the Climate Change Response bill
Climate Change Minster and Green Party co-leader James Shaw has introduced the Climate Change Response (Auction Price) Amendment Bill, and it may confuse a few people...
PM says trans-Tasman relationship important despite Morrison criticism
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the New Zealand-Australian relationship remains important, despite tensions surfacing this week. It was revealed yesterday...
Seymour: Latest lockdown example why private sector should be included in response
ACT leader David Seymour says he hopes Covid-19 isn't spreading - otherwise, we're in "for a long, hard lockdown". Auckland is at COVID-19 alert level three for...
Todd Muller: Why farmers should remain calm about climate change report
National's trade spokesman Todd Muller has advice for Kiwi farmers who may be concerned by the Climate Change report – remain calm. "I think farmers in New Zealand...
DairyNZ backs research showing NZ dairy is the world's most emissions efficient
New research shows New Zealand dairy farmers have the world's lowest carbon footprint – at nearly half the emissions of other international producers. AgResearch...
Where is the PM? Seymour criticises Ardern as he praises Covid case for app use
What's good for the Aussies is good for the Kiwis. Act leader David Seymour is challenging our vaccine response to Covid, after Australia has announced non-emergency...
TV presenter Matt Chisholm loses laptop containing book
After a nighttime dash to Queenstown and plenty of panic, Matt Chisholm is breathing a sigh of relief. The television presenter was left in the lurch when he lost...
Dr Jacqueline Rowarth: Why veganism won't save the world
Opinion: In no case will a vegan diet be better for the planet than a moderate omnivorous diet, writes Dr Jacqueline Rowarth. She spoke with Jamie Mackay from The...
Gore's Megan Whitehead breaks world record for sheep shearing
She's done it. Megan Whitehead broke the solo women's nine-hours strongwool lamb shearing record of 648 with less than 10 minutes to go. The 24-year-old Gore shearer...
'Absolute hospital pass': Judith Collins on a challenging year
Judith Collins remains confident she will retain her position as National Party leader in 2021 – despite what "you people in the media" keep reporting. National...
'Still the pragmatic idealist': PM denies popularity will move Labour to the centre
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that she has never let polls guide her decision-making. Joining The Country's Jamie Mackay for the final time in 2020, Ardern...
David Seymour: Seeing Peters leave Parliament was one of my goals for 2020
2020 has not been a great year for many, but Act leader David Seymour is satisfied with how it turned out. That's because, as he explained to The Country's Jamie...