Katie Bradford

Mocking Bill English, criticising the opposition - National Party conference kicks off

The National Party’s 79th annual conference has kicked off in Auckland.


Minister 'floundered all week' over prison allegations

The government’s set to keep feeling the pressure after its management takeover.


Government facing fallout over prison scandal

Katie Bradford reports on how the government has responded to the Serco prison incident saga.


Serco bosses grilled at Parliament

The company which runs Mt Eden Prison have fronted up at Parliament today to face the corrections minister.

Prisoners 'bashed' and dropped from balconies, Labour claims

MPs are urgently debating the "fight clubs" at some New Zealand prisons.


Conservation minister: Marae served 'roadkill' when it fed MPs protected kereru

Maggie Barry says kereru served to politicians was not meant for human consumption.


Cabinet ministers 'were served a meal of kereru'

It's claimed senior Cabinet ministers were served a meal of the protected bird on a marae two years ago.

Poll shows bleakest economic outlook in years

Turbulent economic times are making One News Colmar Brunton voters nervous.

Will Labour's approach to foreign buyers net them a boost in the polls?

Katie Bradford analyses Labour's controversial strategy.


Minister’s office shies away from talk of corporate manslaughter bill

The justice minister’s office tried to downplay the intent she signalled to introduce new measures as part of health and safety reforms.

Colin Craig admits inappropriate conduct

The Former Conservative Party leader apologised to his wife but would not go into further detail on his involvement with a media advisor.


Quarry incident sparks calls for tougher safety laws

The landslide which trapped a Cantabrian digger driver has sparked debate in Parliament over safety practices.


Last ditch talks fail to save Relationships Aotearoa

A relationship breakdown has resulted in the country’s largest counselling service shutting down.


Bill English’s latest budget is missing the long-promised surplus

This year’s $600m deficit, brought on by under-strength tax revenue and low inflation, is still better than last year’s $6b deficit.


Are zero hour contracts set to be outlawed?

Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse says controversial zero hours contracts could soon be made illegal.


Pacific Island Affairs Ministry racks up hefty restructuring bill

A jump in redundancy payouts has some asking if the Ministry is being run into the ground.


Northland by-election raises claims of political bullying

A roading lobby group says it’s been told by an MP to keep quiet until after the vote.


Broadband promises enter Northland by-election battle

The Government has announced plans to extend its ultra-fast and rural broadband rollout.


Who will challenge the Northland seat?

The battle is on for who will next represent Northland following Mike Sabin’s shock resignation.


Key under pressure to front up over Mike Sabin resignation

The Opposition is adamant that questions needs to be answered about the shock departure.


High-profile athletes in election day tweet sting

The Electoral Commission has referred 26 complaints to the police about social media breaches.


Canadian shooting raises local concerns

Some MPs are questioning security at our Parliament in the wake of the Ottawa shooting.


Labour MPs thrash out leadership race

The latest from the Labour Party’s caucus meeting at Parliament


David Parker not interested in Labour leadership

David Parker is staying on as deputy leader while Labour examines their election failure.


Likely Labour leaders

Katie Bradford takes a look at the possible contenders for leadership of the Labour Party.


Final push for votes in election bid

Political leaders are out and about in their last chance to garner support ahead of voting.


Labour looks to Maori vote

David Cunliffe spent the day with Peeni Henare in an effort to win back the Tamaki Makarau seat.


Nick Smith drops legal action plans

Opposition parties are still calling for the Conservation Minister to fall on his sword.


National and Labour fight for the regions

The two major parties are taking different approaches to a key election battle.

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