There are special gains in luxury cars, migration and services – as Australia looks away from the Pacific and we stride in into the wider world.
Polling well, more than financially buoyant and administratively competent and unified, the National Party is in a strong position.
It has been dispatched by one man – New Zealand First’s party leader, Winston Peters, who has Labour’s inexperienced leader in his pocket.
A solid but unspectacular centre-right Prime Minister, with a good economic record, is trying to fight off a charismatic, high-spending challenge from the left.
Bill English, his successor, worked co-operatively with him and Wayne Eagleson. There’s a lesson here for Nick Timothy and Fiona Hill.
To mark Key’s resignation, we republish our founder’s insights into the basis of his success.
How a New Zealand attack ad is inspiring the Prime Minister’s election push.
Notwithstanding the recent poll showing of New Zealand First, the country’s coming election is still Key’s to lose.
Tony Abbott, like Stephen Harper and John Key, is a convinced monarchist – and support for the institution in the countries they govern is stronger than many believe.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter The international governing politician who David Cameron is closest to is New Zealand's 51 year old, 38th Prime Minister, John Key. Mr Key is no firebrand, reforming conservative. He prides himself on his pragmatism and after a long period of Labour rule he was re-elected at the end of 2011. […]
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter The week began with the victory of Spain's Conservatives. It ends with good news from the other side of the world. Our congratulations to John Key and the New Zealand National Party. Mr Key – the international conservative leader most like David Cameron – has been re-elected as his country's […]
The leader of New Zealand's Nationals has issued these posters to define his forthcoming campaign.
John Key, New Zealand’s new Prime Minister, is riding high in the polls. His National Party is scoring 56% in a latest opinion poll and 69% of New Zealanders are saying that their country is ‘heading in the right direction’. Just 18% say it is going in the wrong direction. Mr Key is achieving this […]
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