Politics

John Armstrong: What are the chances of Bill English calling an early election?

Labour thinks John Key’s departure makes it election time. Will the new PM take the bait?

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The Minister for Social Housing is confident she can get the support behind her to become the next Deputy Prime Minister.

Watch: Paula Bennett revs up the race to be Deputy PM with sly dig at rival Simon Bridges

"I think you'll find it's just three names out of 58" for Bridges, "and ten have come out already for me".

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The Greens' James Shaw teased the Prime Minister over the contenders to replace him next week.

Andrea Vance: John Key's arrogance in assuming a seamless succession a rare political mistake

John Key misjudged his backbenchers, who seized on the power vacuum to exercise some power. And they might not be finished, writes Andrea Vance.

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Voters eager to shake up the nation's political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation's 45th president.

Trump vs Clinton: The most talked about thing on Facebook among Kiwis, ahead of Kaikoura quake

These are the top 10 things that interested you the most on Facebook, New Zealand.

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English's life is about to get even busier, so what will he do before Monday when his new job as PM is rubberstamped?

How is PM-in-waiting Bill English going to spend 'his last weekend of freedom?'

English's life is about to get even busier, so what will he do before his new job as PM is rubberstamped?

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Bill English says he isn't considering anyone else for the role, which the National caucus will vote upon on Monday.

'Will it be Paula Bennett or Simon Bridges?' - PM-in-waiting Bill English pushed on who he wants

Bill English says he isn't considering anyone else for the role, which the National caucus will vote upon.

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Bennett is already an associate finance minister so offers stability but Bridges offers a fresher face.

'I've got a number there who are really keen to back me' - Bridges and Bennett hustling for support

The pair have until Monday to get the numbers to become deputy Prime Minister.

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Bennett is already an associate finance minister so offers stability but Bridges offers a fresher face.

Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges vying to become Bill English's deputy

The pair are desperate to be New Zealand's next deputy PM.

03:18
Collins bowed out, then Coleman conceded defeat, "Mr English has won".

Corin Dann: The hardest thing for Bill English will be picking his cabinet - will he include the young brigade?

Bill English is not wanting to get ahead of himself, but let's face it he is the next Prime Minister.

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The incoming Prime Minister says the discussions during the leadership race will lead to changes in how the National Party operates.

'This has all happened pretty fast' - Bill English to become New Zealand's next Prime Minister

English will be NZ's 39th Prime Minister after Jonathan Coleman and Judith Collins withdrew from the race.

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1 NEWS political editor predicts Paula Bennett will be English’s deputy, since he has been her mentor.

Corin Dann: Bill English 'will be the seamless transition John Key wanted'

1 NEWS political editor predicts Paula Bennett will be English’s deputy, since he has been her mentor.

03:47
Bill English, Jonathan Coleman and Judith Collins have all tossed their names in the hat.

Bulging billion dollar surpluses a boost for English as he closes in on top job

Bill English confirmed Steven Joyce will be appointed Finance Minister if he is elected Prime Minister.

Running for Mt Albert seat a 'tough decision' - Labour MP Jacinda Ardern considering electorate switch

Earlier this morning opposition leader Andrew Little suggested she was in the running.

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1 NEWS Political Reporter Katie Bradford has the latest on all the big shakes ups in Parliament.

Video: Will there be an early election next year?

1 NEWS Political Reporter Katie Bradford has the latest on all the big shakes ups in Parliament.

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John Key's 'left nothing in the tank' a finalist in quote of the year competition

Massey University's 2016 Quote of the Year finallists are out - which is your favourite?

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The Minister of Corrections isn’t ruling herself out of the contest for PM despite strong support for Bill English.

Judith Collins: It's OK that I'm the underdog

The Minister of Corrections isn't ruling herself out of the contest for PM despite strong support for Bill English.

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PM Justin Trudeau wiped away tears during a meeting with Syrian refugees, one who recalled being greeted by Mr Trudeau when he arrived a year ago.

Watch: Canada's PM brought to tears during tear-jerking reunion with Syrian refugee he said 'welcome home' to

"When I met Mr Prime Minister at that moment, he said two words: 'welcome home'."

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The Labour leader says it would be better to have a General Election, than have a Mt Albert by-election.

Video: 'It's time to see who New Zealanders want to run the country' - Little calls for early election

The Labour leader says it would be better to have a General Election, than have a Mt Albert by-election.

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1 NEWS Political Reporter Andrea Vance with the latest on the National Party leadership contest.

'Politicking and horse-trading' - what National's leadership hopefuls are expected to get up to today

1 NEWS Political Reporter Andrea Vance with the latest on National's leadership contest.

02:42
National's influx in activity had the Opposition in fine form during John Key’s final Question Time.

'It's not so much the X factor as the Y factor!'

National's influx in activity had the Opposition in fine form during John Key’s final Question Time.

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While our information is that Bill English is the clear frontrunner, some currently in Cabinet will be feeling nervous.

National backbenchers could see leadership frontrunner change before Monday's vote

Bill English is the clear frontrunner at this stage, according to the information 1 NEWS has.

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Bennett is backing Bill English for the top job, and wants to be his second in command.

Paula Bennett keen to play deputy to Bill English: 'I'm someone who is a bit different!'

The Social Housing Minister is the latest to publicly back Bill English for the National Party leadership.

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1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann wondered whether Mr English needs Ms Bennett to "liven things up".

'He is one of the funniest people I know' – Paula Bennett responds to Bill English 'boring' jibe

1 NEWS political editor Corin Dann wondered whether Mr English needs Ms Bennett to "liven things up".

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Amy Adams explains the changes to keep 17-year-olds out of adult courts.

Minor offences committed by 17-year-olds to be dealt with by Youth Court

Under the new proposals serious crimes would still be tried in adult court.

Six-figure payout, apology for former diplomats criticised in Govt data leak

The pair were previously refused an apology despite a recommendation from the Ombudsman.

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