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An end to large scale immigration

The Government is sending more signals indicating that it is planning for a big cutback to Immigration. It would appear that the era of large...

Behind Parliament’s “racist” row

Maori and Pakeha views of what the Treaty means and what that means for Parliament and Government are now beginning to openly conflict. The division...

Collins prepares to ride Pakeha backlash

A draft document setting out Maori aspirations for DOC land obtained by Judith Collins points to a growing issue within Government. POLITIK has spoken to...

The Parliamentary sexual assault saga continues

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s unprecedented criticism of Speaker Trevor Mallard yesterday followed a series of bitter exchanges between him and National MP Chris Bishop...

Keeping He Puapua from Winston and Shane

Was the controversial He Puapua document kept from Cabinet in the lead-up to the election to prevent NZ First from seeing it and masking...

Collins and National make a right turn

The National Party, holding its first regional conference since its defeat at the last election, appears to have taken a right turn and is...

Peeps at Parliament and other Press Gallery observations over 150 years

Tonight the Press Gallery celebrates its 150th anniversary. In fact, it is almost 151 years old, but Covid stopped the 150th celebrations last year. It...

Echoes of Brash and Orewa

National’s Leader Judith Collins is looking to stamp herself on the party with a speech this Saturday at its first regional conference. Collins may feel...

Nats propose limiting caucus power to select leader

The National Party is proposing to limit the ability of its Caucus to change the party leader. And it says "bad behaviour" within the party...

Mahuta has to defend her Five Eyes comments

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne arrived in Wellington on Wednesday night, followed by curses and threats from Beijing after she ended Victoria’s  Belt and...

Why the Government rejected Simpson’s advice

Heather Simpson declined an interview with POLITIK yesterday at the conclusion of the Beehive Banquet Hall presentation of the Government response to her report...

DHBs to go in radical health restructure

The Government is to scrap District Health Boards as part of its response to Heather Simpson’s “Health and Disability System Review”. In other key moves,...

Riding the border under the threat of xenophobia

Today is bubble day when it becomes possible for travellers from Australia to enter New Zealand without having to go into managed isolation. But polling...

So Grant, what’s next?

One of the country’s leading economics consultancies, Infometrics, has published a report today saying there is no evidence that the Government is ready to...

Government calling National’s bluff

The Government last night looked set to call National’s bluff and deny its request for a time extension on submissions on the Climate Change...