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The Nats start to get serious

Buoyed by recent polls showing they could form the next Government, a National Party conference spent yesterday getting down to the nuts and bolts...

Luxon backs James Shaw

National Leader Christopher Luxon has ended speculation and committed National to the bipartisan climate change policy that was negotiated in 2019 by then-leader Simon...

Parliament to get new powers

Parliament’s security guards are likely to be given powers to restrain and hold people under legislation planned for later this year. The legislation called the...

Equity v human rights. What the Rotorua battle is all about

The future of legislation to allow the Rotorua District Council to create three Maori wards on its ten member Council is now in doubt...

Backtrack on Maori veto

There has been what appears to be an  attempt to bury what is potentially an explosive backdown by the Government with thr release of...

The growing gap between young and old troubles Treasury

As part of the leadup to the Budget (set for May 19) the Treasury has unveiled its latest set of Living Standards Framework statistics. The...

After the Parliament protest, the Tauranga by-election

One of the leaders of the Parliament protest is standing in the Tauranga by-election. Outdoors Party co-leader Sue Grey will stand in the by-election, and...

Ministers ignored advice and kept no records

The  Auditor-General has reported that a $290 million fund to assist tourism businesses hit by Covid in 2020 proceeded with scant regard for conventional...

Bitter row splits farming

Bitter divisions within farmer politics exploded into the open yesterday with the news that the Groundswell movement is declining an invitation from the Prime...

After Covid; politics as usual

The Prime Minister’s announcements yesterday on Covid begin the ending of its dominance of the political agenda for the past two years. As if to...

Simon Bridges’ frustrations

Inevitably Simon Bridges’ resignation yesterday will be seen as a reflection on his relationship with National’s leadership team; Christopher Luxon, Nicola Willis and Chris...

One of our great political stirrers dies at 93

Terry Dunleavy was one of the political world’s great characters. He was a lifelong stirrer and was 93 when he died at the weekend. As a...

Questions about political independence of new broadcaster

The TVNZ-RNZ merger proposal announced yesterday includes a departure from traditional broadcasting funding in New Zealand, which would see the entity be dependent for...

Has our media been bought off?

Yesterday as recriminations and new conspiracy theories dominated the social media channels that have been central to the Parliament protest, NZ on...

It was always going to come to this

It was always going to come to this. The assembly of the naïve, deluded and crackpots who came together as part of the Convoy 2022,...