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Simon Bridges takes aim at ZB, 'senior male journalists'
Simon Bridges is not going anywhere, despite what certain reporters thinks. ZB's political editor Barry Soper called the National Party leader hapless in an editorial...
Winston Peters slams Māori Santa as 'arrogant'
NZ First leader Winston Peters caught up with Jamie Mackay from The Country today for a wide ranging conversation on the issues currently leading the news. The...
Jacinda Ardern shares thoughts on political correctness
It seems that it's not just talkback callers that are fed up with 'political correctness'. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has weighed in on two of the month's biggest...
Trump's press conferences remind me of Muldoon's - Barry Soper
The day after the midterm elections, President Donald Trump held a tense and combative press conference at the White House. Despite Democrats winning enough seats...
PM remains defiant over handling of Sroubek case
The Prime Minister is standing her ground and defending Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway over the secrecy regarding criminal Karel Sroubek being allowed to...
Simon Bridges: I won't be suing JLR - I'm not Winston
Simon Bridges says he will not copy the actions of his rivals and sue Jami-Lee Ross. The National Party leader told The Country’s Jamie Mackay that there are grounds...
Winston Peters: Moronic media too focused on latest poll
It seems everyone is a moron today in Winston Peters’ eyes. The Deputy Prime Minister had a fiery exchange with The Country’s Jamie Mackay, hitting out over the...
Simon Bridges labels Jacinda Ardern 'Fleecer in Chief'
Simon Bridges has labelled Jacinda Ardern the 'Fleecer in Chief' The National Party leader has taken aim at the Prime Minister over her comments about the fuel...
Winston Peters implies Greens aren't part of the Government
Winston Peters has made it clear where he thinks the Green Party stands in the Coalition. The Deputy Prime Minister was asked about the $5.5 billion surplus on...
Bridges backtracks on 'embarrassing' claims
The Prime Minister says she wouldn't use a word like "embarrassing" if one of her MPs was taking leave for personal health issues. Yesterday, National Leader Simon...
Simon Bridges: Heaven is shining its favour on the National Party
Simon Bridges says the heavens are shining down on him right now thanks to the Labour Party. Speaking with The Country's Jamie Mackay today, the National Party...
Winston Peters reveals himself as a creationist
The deputy Prime Minister's revealed how much he trusts the Bible. Yesterday, Winston Peters compared himself to former US president William Jennings Bryan when...