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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...

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 stress”.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Muller goes one way; his party another

National's new leader Todd Muller set out yesterday to answer critics who had charged that his "Make America Great Again" cap and the absence...

A report and a leak point to DHB reform

In what may be the first hints of how the Government is planning to reform District Health Boards, a report yesterday called for a...

Fancy footwork needed with Five Eyes

New Zealand faces a major foreign policy challenge as the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing agreement starts to become more of a security agreement. Australia appears to...

Jones claims the Nats will get dirty in Northland

NZ First claim that National is preparing a dirty campaign to combat Shane Jones candidacy in the Northland electorate. National needs its candidate, the current...

Firing the Auditor General (not easy)

Parliament’s efforts to untangle the forced resignation of the former Auditor General, Martin Mathews, now includes allegations that he deliberately concealed aspects of his...

Some MPs unable to manage their staff

Parliament’s Speaker, Trevor Mallard, is refusing to agree to some MPs being assigned staff because of their inability to manage them. The MPs --- who...

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