It is noticeable how little media oxygen national are getting right now. that makes it harder for them to connect to voters - we aren't hearing the most effective opposition that we were promised. As you say, they have also maxed out the national vote at 45% and they have no foreseeable partners on the horizon.
I would not bet on them regaining power for at least 2 terms. National will drop bill - the question is when?
I think you are just stirring here. Why would you expect opposition to get any attention right now? The Government hasn't really done anything. As others have pointed out, they are still unpacking their boxes. I expect much the same as National gets themselves prepared.
Hopefully National do a better job in opposition than the awful job Labour did, but that takes time to arrange, to decide on what to oppose (as compared to Labour who blindly opposed everything without any logical reasoning).
National are relaxing a bit after a tough campaign and watching all the new Ministers make promises that wernt in any coalition agreement and wernt funded. Both Little and the new Defence guy are both firing new polices without it seems any sign off from cabinet. I see JAcinda just cancelled a new road today whilst visiting Mayor of Auckland. Good to see they are taking lot of advice from officials and consulting with each other.