Simon Bridges

Simon Bridges & Judith Collins response to the meth hysteria their Party fed should rule them out of Government forever

<i>Blue wiggle. Yellow wiggle. Red wiggle. Purple wiggle. Meth Crook wiggle</i>I just fucking don’t even know what to say about this……let me get this …

Methamphetamine

The PM's made mistakes, but they've got nothing to do with gender

<b>OPINION:</b> What a delightful week of politicians' photo opportunities honouring women and Suffrage 125.

New Zealand Politics

Yes Labour did call John Key weak

<i>While female MPs were sipping orange juice at a celebratory Parliament breakfast, and their male colleagues were pinning white camellia to their suit</i> …

Jacinda Ardern

Simon Bridges backs calls for Jan Thomas to resign and says the Government needs to take action

National leader Simon Bridges is backing calls for Massey University vice-chancellor Jan Thomas to resign and says the Government needs to take …

New Zealand News

Simon Bridges says criticism of PM Jacinda Ardern not sexist

National Party leader Simon Bridges has talked about sexism in politics as the nation celebrates 125 years since giving women the vote.

Jacinda Ardern

New Zealand's refugee quota jumps to 1500 per year from 2020, Government announces

New Zealand’s refugee quota will be raised to 1500, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced today.<p>It was previously 1000, after being increased by …

Jacinda Ardern

Trevor Mallard, Simon Bridges in bizarre grammar debate in Parliament

Parliament has been treated to a bizarre English lesson after Trevor Mallard attempted to correct Simon Bridges' grammar.<p>The Opposition leader …

New Zealand Politics

Jacinda Ardern brushes off GDP slip-up

The Prime Minister is laughing off her mistake over GDP and Crown financial statements - suggesting she misheard the question.<p>When answering a …

Jacinda Ardern

Parliament: Questions and Answers - September 18

<b>TUESDAY, 18 SEPTEMBER 2018</b><p><b>The Speaker</b> took the Chair at 2 p.m.<p><b>Karakia</b>.<p><b>ORAL QUESTIONS</b><p><b>QUESTIONS TO MINISTERS</b><p><b>Question No. 1—Finance</b><p><b>1. KIRITAPU ALLAN</b> …

Jacinda Ardern

Armstrong says Winston is outsmarting Labour

<i>It is —to use Peters’ term — a “work in progress’’.</i><p>This is not the deal Labour thought they were getting. Labour thought NZ First has agreed to …

New Zealand First

Watch: Simon Bridges responds to Jacinda Ardern’s big speech – ‘Ultimately there was nothing there’

Winston Peters rules the roost and New Zealanders are starting to wake up to the fact that NZ First is leading the coalition government and not …

Jacinda Ardern

Simon Bridges wouldn't let Winston Peters have 'presidential veto'

Simon Bridges says if National formed a coalition with New Zealand First, he wouldn't let Winston Peters have a "presidential veto on …

Jacinda Ardern

Watch: National dismisses govt blueprint as 'nothing new'

The announcement of the government 'blueprint' has been dismissed as nothing more than damage control by the National Party.

Green Party

Coalition government is working as it should, says Winston Peters

Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters was unimpressed by "mindless" criticism over the Government's progress.

Jacinda Ardern

Jacinda Ardern unveils blueprint of NZ government's top priorities

16/09/2018|3min<p>The New Zealand Prime Minister has unveiled her blueprint of the government’s top priorities in an effort to boost the country’s …

Jacinda Ardern

Simon Bridges blasts Jacinda Ardern's speech as 'Trump-like' and 'desperate'

Comparing Jacinda Ardern to US President Donald Trump, National leader Simon Bridges has blasted the Prime Minister's speech on Sunday as a waste of …

Jacinda Ardern

PM's coalition blueprint speech compared to 'Ted Talk'

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has finished speaking at an event in Auckland this afternoon, where she outlined the coalition government's …

TED Talks

The Nation: National Party Leader Simon Bridges

<b>On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews National Party Leader Simon Bridges</b><p>• <b>National Party Leader Simon Bridges says he got Gerry Brownlee into his</b> …

Jacinda Ardern

Simon Bridges won't commit to sacking expenses leaker

Simon Bridges isn't ruling out keeping the leaker of his expenses, should they be an MP, in his caucus.<p>The details of the National Party leader's …

New Zealand National Party

CTO fiasco makes it 'hard to trust' Jacinda Ardern, Simon Bridges says

Leader of the Opposition Simon Bridges says the prime minister misled Kiwis over when the chief technology officer role was offered to Derek Handley.

Jacinda Ardern

Bridges: Ardern is too nice to be a leader

Simon Bridges has come out swinging over Labour and New Zealand First's latest divides.<p>The divide between the coalition Labour and New Zealand First …

New Zealand First

National challenges NZ First to support more changes to workplace bill

National has lodged a series of amendments to the Government's employment bill before Parliament and is challenging New Zealand First to support them.<p>…

Business (New Zealand)

Kiwi mum, Abby Hartley, who died in Bali to be farewelled in a service next week

A farewell service for wife and mother-of-two, Abby Hartley, will be held in Hamilton next week following her death on Sunday morning.<p>She died in a …

New Zealand News

Attempt to take 1080 protest through doors of Parliament

A man in a Hazmat suit collecting pellets from the main stairs of Parliament.<p>Several toxic 1080 pellets have been thrown into Parliament.<p>The pellets …

New Zealand Politics

NZ woman Abby Hartley who fell ill in Bali dies

New Zealand woman Abby Hartley who has been in a coma in Bali for almost a month has died.

Jacinda Ardern

Duncan Garner blasts Government for 'abandoning' Abby Hartley

Duncan Garner has blasted the Government for its inaction over Abby Hartley, the sick Kiwi woman stuck in Bali, in the wake of her death.<p>"It was with …

Jacinda Ardern

Parliament: Oral Questions - 11 September 2018

Oral Questions - 11 September 2018<p>Questions to Ministers<p>1. Hon SIMON BRIDGES to the Prime Minister: Does she stand by all her statements and actions …

Nerve Agents

Simon Bridges criticises Labour for $800k over-budget Justice Summit he labels a 'PR' exercise

Labour already knew what reforms they wanted to make before holding last month's Justice Summit - a ridiculously expensive public relations stunt - …

Jacinda Ardern

Watch: Simon Bridges on Morning Report

The National Party is calling for the release of Clare Curran's emails from her personal Gmail account, though she's resigned as minister.<p>Watch party …

New Zealand

Māori a 'core subject' by 2025 - but still not compulsory

The Minister for Māori Development says te reo will be a "core subject" in primary and intermediate schools by 2025.<p>But Nanaia Mahuta admits there is …

Physical Education