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John Armstrong's opinion: Fledgling 'blue-green' party Sustainable New Zealand clever in theory, not so clever in practice
02:15
Emotions ran high as MPs on all sides debated the divisive issue.
John Armstrong's opinion: Winston Peters has breached trust in threatening 'to chuck a spanner' into abortion reform
01:44
The National leader said Ms Ardern should have gone during Parliamentary recess.
John Armstrong's opinion: Simon Bridges' 'part-time' dig is a garbage ploy someone like Donald Trump would use
00:36
The senior National politician said being an MP was “the most incredible privilege, but it's a hard job and it takes a lot out of you”.
John Armstrong's opinion: Little's recruitment of Amy Adams to rewrite abortion laws is smart politics
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John Armstrong's opinion: Trump supporters' 'send her back' chant makes for chilly viewing
03:05
It would be the first time such fees have been imposed.
John Armstrong's opinion: Jacinda Ardern's eco-warrior, emissions cutting image is a 'charade'
John Armstrong's opinion: Report critiquing Government swept under the rug along with thoughts of the future
01:42
But the investigation into the data breach found the then Treasury secretary acted in good faith.
John Armstrong's opinion: Gabriel Makhlouf's refusal to resign over 'Budget hack' saga sets a truly awful example
00:43
Leader David Seymour says New Zealanders should not be punished for voicing unpopular opinions.
John Armstrong's opinion: ACT 'seriously out of sync with New Zealand's political culture'
Comments from ACT MP David Seymour have also added to an increased security risk for the MP.
John Armstrong's opinion: Just as Greens start to shed 'loony left' rep, Golriz Ghahraman sets them back
02:03
The Destiny Church leader made the comments to a congregation in south Auckland last night.
John Armstrong's opinion: The biggest problem facing Brian Tamaki's party is the Destiny Church leader himself
01:41
Gabriel Makhlouf is under fire after complaining to police over a claimed hack of information from its website, something that has a much simpler explanation.
John Armstrong's opinion: Grant Robertson and Treasury boss should resign over Budget data leak
01:49
Alfred Ngaro could front a conservative Christian party at the next election, and he’s already making headlines.
John Armstrong's opinion: Christian parties are of little assistance to the centre-right
01:03
Jacinda Ardern and Emmanuel Macron chaired the summit.
John Armstrong's opinion: Christchurch Call 'nothing short of a triumph' for Jacinda Ardern
03:19
John Armstrong's opinion: There's got to be a better way of revamping archaic drug laws than a cannabis referendum
00:34
Heading into a National Party meeting today, Simon Bridges said he was confident in his leadership.
John Armstrong's opinion: Collins' seeming praise of Bridges maintains fiction she's not plotting to oust him
03:00
In an embarrassing flip-flop, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been forced to ditch the controversial capital gains tax.
John Armstrong on capital gains backdown: Jacinda Ardern’s sure touch in handling tricky matters has deserted her from go to woe
03:03
Supreme Court Justice Sir William young will head the wide ranging inquiry.
John Armstrong’s opinion: Christchurch Royal Commission must dig deep to heal nation's wounds
07:39
Thousands stood and clapped for the Prime Minister after she delivered an impassioned speech.
John Armstrong's opinion: Where was the royal family in New Zealand’s hour of need?
09:02
Military style semi-automatics and assault rifles will be banned in New Zealand under stronger new gun laws announced today, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says.
John Armstrong's opinion: Christchurch terror attack both a wake-up call and a national disgrace
00:34
Jacinda Ardern would not announce the changes however, as "some detail" were needed to be worked through.
John Armstrong's opinion: Ardern's handling of crisis impressive, but she musn't back away from gun ban
AUCKLAND - OCT 15 2018: Lime electric scooters in Auckland, New Zealand. The scooters have a 48km maximum range. Users find, unlock and pay for them using an app and leave them at their destination.
John Armstrong's opinion: Silence from the Beehive astonishing over Lime Scooter's rocky start on NZ streets
02:34
The Prime Minister says she’s ‘not ruling anything in or out,’ including implementing a capital gains tax.
John Armstrong's opinion: Jacinda Ardern struck by a bad case of the political heebie-jeebies over Tax Working Group recommendations
02:34
The Prime Minister says she’s ‘not ruling anything in or out,’ including implementing a capital gains tax.
John Armstrong's opinion: Failure to deliver capital gains tax would see Ardern reduced to a laughing stock
01:34
The National MP ranked higher than him on a recent poll, but doesn’t have her eye on the “toughest job” in politics, she says.
John Armstrong's opinion: Media script requires Bridges to end up as dog tucker
01:50
A group looking at our tax system has put two options on the table.
John Armstrong's opinion: Labour's capital gains tax push is political Russian roulette
01:29
"I think we can all sort of have a guess what my lowlight is," he told Breakfast today while reflecting on the year.
John Armstrong's opinion: Jami-Lee Ross may have inadvertently done Simon Bridges a big favour
00:56
She was also asked how she would vote on the cannabis legalisation referendum, saying, “I’m not a prude, I’m a Westie and I’m a realist”.
John Armstrong's opinion: Cannabis referendum National's opportunity to open fresh front against Labour
03:29
"We know there are economic opportunities to being climate leaders," the PM said today.
John Armstrong's opinion: As NZ tries to lead world on climate change, Jacinda Ardern’s failure to shut down coal-generated power is an ‘absolute cop-out’
00:20
Justice Minister Andrew Little told TVNZ’s Q+A programme it makes sense to hold the three referendums together.
John Armstrong: Small parties' back road route to Parliament must close