The people have spoken, and MMP has delivered the right result — even if it means Labour governs alone.
In politics, what lifts you up can drag you down. To avoid that, Jacinda Ardern’s Labour government will have to examine its political soul.
Jacinda Ardern and Labour are returned to power in a landslide, making New Zealand political history in the process.
With more votes cast before election day than on it, late strategic voting could make all the difference.
It was a campaign like no other, and while there were missed opportunities and lapses of judgement, the fact New Zealanders are voting in a safe and fair election is reason enough to celebrate.
As they prepare for the final TV leaders’ debate, Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins share the same challenge: overcoming voter perceptions based on masculine definitions of leadership.
The politics of reassurance have made her one of the most popular prime ministers in NZ history. Can Jacinda Ardern turn that into meaningful change?
COVID-19 has all but wiped foreign policy from the election debate, but a world still in crisis awaits the winner of the general election.
As the parliamentary record shows, the Greens have been the only party to consistently challenge orthodox ideas about economic growth and prosperity.
Despite growing numbers of non-religious Americans, self-declared atheists are few and far between in the halls of power – putting the US at odds with other global democracies.
The much-mooted trans-Tasman travel bubble will begin on October 16, but will be very limited.
His populist style made Winston Peters the kingmaker in New Zealand politics, but a new kind of populism may dethrone him in 2020.
During the MMP era, the average vote share of the highest-polling party has been steadily climbing — with big implications for New Zealand democracy.
ew Zealand’s Helen Clark on the pandemic inquiry and avoiding election ‘cat fights’
Michelle Grattan talks with former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark about the global pandemic, and the New Zealand federal election
From policy to performance, a panel of five political experts analyses the first televised leaders’ debate of the 2020 New Zealand election campaign.
Policy and promises matter, but the way politicians articulate them can be just as important — especially on live television.
With a month to until polling day on October 17, the 2020 general election defies conventional analysis.
Jacinda Ardern’s command of social media and her celebrity-level engagement rates make her a formidable campaigner in the digital age.
We have to balance the risk of transmission with the mental health challenges of lockdowns. A bubble system could alleviate loneliness while minimising infection risk.
Fewer cases, fewer deaths and earlier lockdowns were in evidence across nations with female figureheads.