Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Why National finally called on Collins

National’s 14 hours of hell ended last night with their former leader, Todd Muller, recovering from a personal crisis in Te Puna and Judith...

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Why Muller failed

Muller’s resignation as leader of the party is a shock; nothing like this has happened in recent New Zealand political...

Where the water reforms will end up

The Government has now committed to what will end up being the most radical upheaval of local Government since the...

Auckland votes close smelter

Auckland voters decided the fate of the Tiwai Point smelter. Opposition from the city, and particularly its business community, to proposals, put up in 2016...

How Walker was persuaded to resign

National MP Hamish Walker’s fate was sealed yesterday by the party’s Southland regional chair, Rachel Bird. She spoke to him yesterday morning and persuaded him...

Muller faces his first big test

  National's new leader, Todd Muller, faces his first big test in the job today as the pressure goes on him to fire Clutha-Southland MP,...

Labour’s red glow

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday clarified her Government’s current thinking on what will happen to the wage subsidy when it runs out in August. Speaking...

Don’t let Covid turn NZ into a fortress

Former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark will join the debate about whether to open the border. Clark along with the former Prime Minister’s Chief Science...

Wage subsidy might extend to the election

New Treasury figures show that the bounceback after leaving Level Two has been greater than forecast, but there are warnings that the worst is...

Ardern shuns Greens’ wealth tax; Nats mount scare campaign

The Greens proposal for a wealth tax seems to be more or less dead on arrival. Labour leader Jacinda Ardern yesterday signalled that her party...

Another 12 months as the military sort out “system under extreme...

The Government is not saying so but read between the lines of everything they've said over the weekend about Covid-19 border restrictions, and it's...

Shane Jones blames the Greens

The Government’s promise to spend $3 billion creating shovel ready jobs for those unemployed because of Covid-19 has run into a Parliamentary logjam. The legislation...

Political utu in the coalition

The decision to stall progress on Auckland’s light rail till after the election looks appears to be part of a complex series of standoffs...

Testing times for Bloomfield

Less than half of the general practitioners surveyed by the University of Auckland believed they have had good support from the Ministry of Health...

The Covid-19 culture clash

The military takeover of the Covid-19 isolation and quarantine response comes after what appears to have been a clash of cultures within the All...

Chinese Ambassador calls for NZ and China to work together on...

Wu XiMme Wu Xi is China's Ambassador to New Zealand and she has contributed this article. POLITIK is publishing it in the...

What the military are really doing in the Covid-19 battle

The military are effectively taking over the management of the Covid-19 border isolation and quarantine facilities and processes. In effect, they will now be coming...

NZ ready to get heavy with the UK

New Zealand now stands between the United Kingdom and its hopes of entering the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement  (CPTPP). POLITIK understands...

Simpson splits up Bloomfield’s Ministry

Heather Simpson’s report on the health system released yesterday proposes a sweeping upheaval of the health bureaucracy. Simpson's proposals will be likely to leave the...

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  1. Re: infrastructure-boss-goes-walkabout

    This requires further investigation. Treasury were well aware of Grayson’s background during the Deputy Secretary appointment process. Staff raised their concerns via appropriate internal channels and were ignored. In one case forced out of Treasury. A second executive promotion without reference checks is appalling at this level. A simple Google search was all that was required.

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