It amounts to an abdication of responsibility by ministers whose portfolios focus on transport matters, writes our columnist.
Ardern and Grant Robertson have created a vacuum — one which Simon Bridges has been most pleased to fill.
It's the right thing to do, but it's long been thought the fastest means of committing political suicide, our columnist says.
Before worrying about public opinion, Grant Robertson must first worry about convincing Winston Peters, our columnist says.
In so disastrously closing the door on his own career, Ross has opened it wider for the National Party leader, writes our columnist.
Simon Bridges' appointment of Paula Bennett as National's spokesperson on drug reform is more significant than it might look.
It renders the international crusade being mounted by her and James Shaw as hollow and hypocritical.
The symbolism in the PM fronting impromptu at two public gatherings was vivid and telling, writes our columnist.
In Lees-Galloway’s case, the issue is competence - or rather his increasingly evident lack of it, writes our columnist.
No matter that Simon Bridges is far more victim than villain in the current meltdown. He has become an ever-increasing deadweight on National.
The pair are now engaged in a battle as bitter as any in the history of New Zealand’s Parliament.
It's taken some time for the PM to realise the price hikes have serious economic implications, our columnist writes.
The carefully stage-managed display by Jacinda Ardern and her deputy was not so much a case of fake news as one of fabricated news, writes our columnist.
A bigger step backwards not just for Australia, but for already worsening trans-Tasman relations to boot would be hard to find, writes our columnist.
It is easy to poke fun at National’s still newish, leader in the wake of the leaking of the mega-sized blowout of his spending on travel, writes 1 NEWS' columnist.
The slump in economic optimism is now a crisis bigger than all the problems combined which have confronted them in recent months, and the PM and her colleagues should be very afraid.
National now finds itself in the most peculiar of circumstances. It is currently the most popular party, but is arguably light years away from governing again soon.
Our columnist says it fell on the Greens to determine whether waka jumpers should be booted out of Parliament for good.
Last Wednesday marked 25 years since the official launch of NZ First back in 1993.