Barry Soper is Newstalk ZB's Political Editor
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OPINION: Press conferences with politicians generally have always been torrid affairs.
OPINION: Ardern's first visit in almost three months was virtually over before it began.
OPINION: Like everything with Govt, it seems to me transparency is like mud in your eye.
OPINION: Why is nothing ever Jacinda Ardern's fault...
OPINION: A transparent administration? What bollocks.
OPINION: PM can't say how long we'll be on the road and where the map will take us.
OPINION: Observe the body language of the PM and the pressure she's under seems obvious.
OPINION: The past five weeks in Auckland has been a shemozzle.
OPINION: Speaker Trevor Mallard is convening a skeleton Parliament today.
OPINION: We've been told repeatedly from the Beehive's 'Pulpit of Truth' to be kind.
Ross Ardern was a junior police officer who had not believed it should be part of the job.
OPINION: It seems Health Ministry didn't know whether it was coming or going this week.
OPINION: Official Fiji numbers clearly disguise what's really happening.
OPINION: Willie Jackson should apologise for failing to answer legitimate questions.
They're Scott and Jenny to our PM and our first couple are Jacinda and Clarke to their PM.
OPINION: Mallard's pathetic excuse says he didn't know the definition of the accused word.
OPINION: Like a lot of things this Government proposes, we'll have to wait and see.
COMMENT: Hosking's remarks on being asleep at the wheel are, frankly, a bit rich.
OPINION: It seems Jacinda Ardern simply wants to drown out the noise surrounding her mate.
OPINION: This Government's good at making an announcement about an upcoming announcement.
OPINION: The PM is a celebrity leader and she's determined to keep it that way.
OPINION: They should lead their flock by example, not by doing a runner.
OPINION: For starters, take those deliberate rulebreakers to task and prosecute them.
OPINION: If Labour wanted to change the rules, it should have said so before the election.
OPINION: Mallard may be safe in his job but is now without any moral authority.
OPINION: What's so special about businesses in the Cook Is