Wednesday, December 2, 2020

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Now the hard part on climate change is about to begin

The Prime Minister is set to declare a climate change emergency today, but she has already conceded that New Zealand is unlikely...

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Minister bids for bipartisan end to Auckland jams

The Government looks set to try and ask National to put its votes where its mouth once was over congestion charging for...

Shaking up the Nats

Andy Thompson is a former chair of the West Coast National Party. He runs a daily farm show on Southland’s Radio Hokonui....

Robertson considering crackdown on property investors

The Finance Minister’s letter to the Reserve Bank yesterday about rising house prices is just a part of what is a much...

Parker gets around the RMA to rev up mattress factory

Environment Minister David Parker yesterday indicated he was ready to wade into the middle of a Resource Management row which has pitted...

Goodfellow beats off challenge and calls for unity

National Party President Peter Goodfellow has dodged a potential challenge to his presidency which had the implicit backing of party leader, Judith...

“This crisis is too big; we cannot wait any longer”

Housing Minister Megan Woods sat backstage at the Infrastructure New Zealand symposium yesterday and heard a damning indictment of her Government's housing...

Covid recovery cannot return to the status quo

The Government is ready to turn the reform of the Resource Management Act next year into the basic tool to define what...

Goodfellow decides to stand again

National Party President Peter Goodfellow has confirmed that he is standing again this weekend for the party’s board. There...

China and NZ are in but the US is out of...

New Zealand and 15 East Asian countries yesterday signed up to what is being called the most important trade agreement since the...

How Ardern is trying to tame the housing market

The Prime Minister’s strategy of “jawboning” the banks into restricting lending for housing investment was beginning to look like it was working...

National abandons tax cuts

Judith Collins appointment of Andrew Bayly to a new role as National's  Treasurer spokesperson would seem to bring an end to over...

Goodfellow: Will he stay or will he go?

National's caucus may have settled on a deputy leader yesterday, but the real battle over the future of the party is going...

“It’s going to be a hard call”

There was a warning last night in Wellington that our relationship with China could get more difficult under President Biden.

After Trump what?

Donald Trump has been defeated but what will matter to New Zealand about his election result is how much Trumpism has been...

Ardern turns to business

If you want to measure how much this Government is different to the last consider this. Almost exactly three...

The debate we didn’t have

The statistic that National had hoped would come out before the election appeared yesterday and confirmed that not only are we in...

A Cabinet that reflects New Zealand

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern surprised even some of her own closest confidantes with the appointment yesterday of Nanaia Mahuta as Foreign Minister.

“A very strong mandate”

So confident is the Prime Minister of her authority within the Labour Party that she is likely today to break with convention...

Friendly fire; three views of the National Party

The past week has seen a series of columns intending to analyse the so-called problems within National. Three writers...

Greens’ high stakes game carries a big risk

Greens co-leader James Shaw has indicated just how high the stakes are in the current talks between his party and Labour over...

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