Winston Peters believes the smelter should be bought-out by the Government.
Political party leaders are bidding Todd Muller farewell with anecdotes about the pressures of leadership.
"Northland has been forgotten for so long it is well and truly overdue."
The party is holding its 'Force for the North' rally in Whangarei without its leader.
National leader Todd Muller described Jian Yang as a "remarkable" and "very passionate" MP.
The Leave.EU campaigners said they would bring "mischief, mayhem and guerrilla warfare" to the New Zealand election.
"We haven't done those in the past, and I see no reason to change that position."
"Some kernels of truth," the 68th-ranked candidate claimed.
"Hopefully the Greens will reassert their values as a party that stands up for free speech."
You can come here at 55 and not lift a finger for this country - and still be entitled to the pension 10 years later, says Duncan Garner.
It's being guided through Parliament by a New Zealand First MP.
It comes a day after an audio recording of the Fisheries Minister blaming NZ First MPs for the delay went public.
"Winston Peters and Shane Jones have made it very clear they do not want cameras on boats."
David Seymour says New Zealand First has "let down a lot of people".
She told Newshub Nation they'll change once the party starts its election campaign.
Another poll has suggested New Zealand First won't make it back into Parliament.
Eugenie Sage acknowledges Māui dolphins look very similar to Hector's dolphins.
Labour and Green MPs have given up hiding their growing frustrations with New Zealand First vetoing their flagship policies.
NZ First leader Winston Peters denied he was blocking light rail.
The second tranche of gun law reforms are still yet to be passed.
He said it was worth a rethink given other Kiwis have been disarmed of the weapons.
James Shaw told The AM Show he has "a lot of respect" for National's new leader.
The latest Newshub-Reid Research poll had the party on 2.7 percent - low even by their standards.
The list MP intends to "pursue other passions".
The ACT leader was accused of using an "ageist phrase".
It comes as National claims coalition dysfunction is costing Kiwi businesses.
National has fallen to a near 20-year-low.
"They would use inside information to destroy internally the very party they belong to."
Todd Muller was elected as the new leader of the party on Friday.
"Public holidays are great, but another holiday will cost small businesses."