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He presents as Mr Affable, but there's more to National's new leader than meets the eye.
David Seymour was one of the most impressive and David Parker one of the least.
Don Brash, David Cunliffe and Andrew Little speak about their time as Opposition leader.
Grant Robertson talks of struggling against the biggest economic calamity in a generation.
Comment: NZ, as the last country with open export of logs, is giving locals a raw deal.
Todd Muller wanted Paula Bennett on the backbench, but nobody puts Bennett in a corner.
The PM and her top ministers talked to a number of notable business people.
COMMENT: Labour memo cited Todd Muller as a threat. Today, not so much.
Comments come as new leader Todd Muller reveals caucus line-up.
Comment: The opening of Louisa Wall's electorate to contest should interest everyone.
Simon Bridges left hanging, but Muller gave Bridges' supporters little to complain about.
Todd Muller quotes Alan Curnow and tries to get under the PM's skin.
Personality politics has long paved the road to power.
Comment: Diverse views are essential but should some matters be beyond political feuding?
COMMENT: Muller's first days as leader could not have gone better, minefields ahead.
New York Times: Watching her on Facebook is a lesson in rhetorical blending.
Former lobbyist said to be lined up to become National's new chief of staff.
Comment: The Nats lost their nerve, and Simon Bridges and Paula Bennett are gone.
Muller's challenge took three days to execute, but was weeks in the making.
Prime Minister's office vague on what inquiry will be held on Covid-19, or when.
COMMENT: Todd Muller and Simon Bridges facing off at high noon.
The specialist on social stigma, bias against China and pushing the Govt on Covid-tracing.
'We have achieved greater control of the epidemic than Australia,' Ass Prof Brian Cox says
Judith Collins' time may yet come, writes Audrey Young.
Investigation reveals how during the lockdown New Zealand was only days from disaster.
COMMENT: The best Todd Muller can hope for at this election is to lose well.
Simon Bridges did not appear to have a jot of self-doubt, writes Audrey Young.
Editorial: 'Politics offers few favours for potential and talent when time isn't right'.
COMMENT: Simon Bridges tried so hard, but the more he tried the worse it got.
Comment: Our education export sector has been built on clever decisions. Let it resume.
Todd Muller is no Jacinda Ardern, writes political editor Audrey Young.
National's Gerry Brownlee welcomes new watchdog with words of warning.
COMMENT: Can National take the risk of an untested new leader just before an election?
COMMENT: What needs to happen for National to win the election.
Before midday, the open and transparent Govt had already made a number of faux pas.
Comment: The pair who plan to take on Simon Bridges complement each other on paper.
Simon Bridges takes a Covid-19 strategy to his challengers: go hard, go early. Eliminate.
Is Jacinda Ardern really the most popular Prime Minister in a century?
Modelling, obtained by the Herald, shows the impact of a bad poll for National.
Simon Bridges has lasted for just over 26 months. He may have only a week left.
The Foreign Minister may be goading the Prime Minister to sack him, writes Matthew Hooton.
COMMENT: Ardern and Robertson removed the sitting target of a fees-free extension.
WE SAY: Grant Robertson's 'Rebuilding Together' Budget faces a tight balancing act yet.
How despite rushed missteps NZ ended up with an unlikely victory in the war on Covid.
"Maybe the kids will benefit from it in their twenties."
Comment; Covid 19 Public Health Response Bill passed through the House under urgency.
COMMENT: Bridges and Ardern clash over the Budget 'plan'. Can they both be right?
COMMENT: There is little debate about the need to spend big, but will it be enough?
Political editor Audrey Young assesses how Budget 2020 measures up.
In Budget 2020, lofty ambitions will be replaced by bleak news and pressing needs.
Small business owners speak to the Herald about what they want from today's Budget.
Level 2 begins with muddy waters, and with it a Budget spelling a 'tough winter'.
Comment: Anecdotes of the under-privileged achieving success do not prove classlessness.
COMMENT: We ask five commentators what Budget 2020 has to do to be a success.
Two political heavyweights of NZ politics talk about crises, past and present.
The funerals issues showed PM Jacinda Ardern's power over public opinion had limits.
Comment: Jacinda Ardern was forced to step in to repair Winston Peters' damage.
Comment: NZ getting plaudits for our handling of the Covid-19 crisis. Let's go further.
PM would have struggled to convince many NZers they needed to stay in lockdown.
Dr Rebecca Stirnemann says: "It's cost-effective to do the action now".