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Winston Peters on potential National coalition if Bridges is rolled
Winston Peters has said he won't be playing third fiddle in a potential coalition with a Bridges-less National Party. Simon Bridges is forcing a leadership vote...
Todd Muller denies leadership ambitions despite endorsement by ex-PM
One of the men believed to be considering a run at the National leadership - and touted as the right leader by a former Prime Minister - says he isn't interested...
Shane Jones swipes back at billion trees critics
Concerns that carbon foresters are planting pine trees that will never be harvested are the result of "misinformation", says Regional Economic Development Minister...
PM on what farmers can expect from Budget 2020
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern admits that the Government's limit on funeral numbers is a "sticking point for lots of people". Under the rules of alert level 2 only...
Winston Peters responds to Simon Bridges' 'my sweetheart' comment
Yesterday on The Country Simon Bridges raised a few eyebrows by referring to the Deputy Prime Minister as "my sweetheart Winston". On today's show Jamie Mackay's...
Barry Soper: Could Simon Bridges face a leadership challenge soon?
Could there be a challenge to Simon Bridges' leadership in the next few weeks? A UMR poll has the National Party below 30 per cent while Labour is at 55 per cent. Jacinda...
How rural real estate is selling in lockdown
Peter Newbold is the GM of PGG Wrightson Real Estate. He joined The Country with Jamie Mackay to share his advice on selling a farm in lockdown, and gave an update...
Small rural businesses are struggling as export markets collapse
Small rural businesses are on their knees, despite a perception they are flourishing as an essential workforce. Former special agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen...
Jacinda Ardern: No chance of leaving alert level 3 early
As New Zealand adjusts to life at alert level 3, some Kiwis are already waiting for level 2 to kick in. However, the Prime Minister has ruled out an alert level...
PM: Footpath widening not an 'unreasonable thing' to consider right now
With the government soon to announce details around what Alert Level 3 will look like, many are wondering what it will mean for them. The agriculture sector has...
Peters hits out at ageist attitude ahead of birthday
The Deputy Prime Minister has pointed towards the US Presidential election as an example of why age is not important in politics. Winston Peters will be celebrating...
Sir John Key: The next year is about survivial
A former Prime Minister says the next 12 to 18 months is all about survival. Sir John Key helped steer New Zealand through crises like the Canterbury Earthquake...
Economist warns Covid-19 will leave NZ with record high debt
An economist is warning Covid-19 will leave New Zealand with its highest amount of debt in its history. The Global Financial Crisis resulted in New Zealand’s house...
No quarantine for 3600 people returning to NZ from overseas
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is defending the decision not to quarantine several thousand people coming into New Zealand from overseas who haven't shown any Covid-19...
UK reportedly considering partial lockdown in London
The UK government is considering a partial lockdown in London to stem the spread of novel coronavirus, amid concerns that residents in the capital are not heeding...
Coronavirus: Fieldays 2020 postponed
The New Zealand National Fieldays Society will be postponing the Fieldays event scheduled for 10-13 June 2020. The decision follows Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's...