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The Christchurch Royal Commission – a contrary view: Comprehensive; not sufficiently. Magisterial; perhaps...

by Jim RolfeJim Rolfe has had a career in both the public and university sector. He started his working life in the New Zealand...

Big sister Jacinda

Two images seem to sum this weird political year up. One was a Facebook post on March 26, the first day of the Alert Level...

Robertson beats Treasury’s forecasts

Go back eight months; the country was in lockdown, and Treasury produced a series of economic scenarios sketching how Covid might play out. The most...

Ardern and climate change; the gap between ambition and reality

Two weeks after Jacinda Ardern declared a climate change emergency she has been snubbed by a major UN climate conference and left on the...

Judith Collins; Challenging climate change policy and having fun

Judith Collins has just three words, to sum up the past year; "disunity is death." Maybe that is why she seems so cautious about getting...

Confusion of a state; what went wrong with our security and intelligence agencies

The Royal Commission into the Mosque shootings has opened the doors into our security agencies and their political and bureaucratic masters, and what it...

Even a vaccine may not open the border

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern yesterday appeared to set a new bar to be overcome before borders can be fully opened. She told her weekly post-Cabinet...

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. When he...

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 Collins. Goodfellow was...

“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 policies coming...

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 had been speculation he might stand...

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 ten years...

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 on among...

Ardern turns to business

If you want to measure how much this Government is different to the last consider this. Almost exactly three years ago, on November 8, 207,...

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 recession...

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