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Outski

The Government is reviewing the "good character" requirements for overseas investors in a move that could impact Russian oligarchs and wealthy individuals who...

The protest mutates again

Clashes last evening between Police and demonstrators in Wellington revealed a new harder edge to the protest. Just before 6.00 p.m., about 70 Police linked...

No end in sight

No one seems to have any idea how the Wellington protest will end. POLITIK understands that the Prime Minister spoke with the Police Commissioner on...

Treasury Secretary busts political myth

Treasury Secretary Caralee McLiesh and her officials yesterday more or less demolished one of the sustaining political myths about house prices that has driven...

Splits and threats at Camp Freedom

There were mixed messages coming out of “Camp Freedom” at Parliament last night about whether to negotiate with the Police. A number of groups, led...

The hippies take over

It seemed that by last night the Police had abandoned any intention of immediately moving Parliament’s protest, “Camp Freedom”, on. Perhaps as evidence of that,...

Why the Government can’t end the protest

The big question that hangs over the protest at Parliament is why it has been allowed to continue. Despite heavy hints from the Deputy Prime...

The political cynicism of Judith Collins

CLARIFICATION: POLITIK accepts that former National Leader Judith Collins did not make a “captain’s call” to cast a party vote against the Gay Conversion...

Sorry Jacinda, Winston won’t rate you (now)

In what appears to be a move to distance NZ First from the current Government and on the eve of a comeback-campaign leader Winston...

Our home grown right-wing extremists

A study commissioned by the Government has found that New Zealand has one of the highest rates per head of population of right-wing extremist...

Robertson breaks Labour’s “no new taxes” pledge while Luxon breaks with business

Grant Robertson realised his political dream yesterday with the unveiling of proposals for a Social Unemployment Insurance programme. It is the most significant social reform...

Luxon snubs his party board

National Leader Christopher Luxon didn’t invite his party’s board to its caucus retreat in Queenstown. This broke a longstanding habit that has seen the board...

Inflation rate could deflate the government

The Government might feel that the walls are closing in on them after yesterday’s run of bad news. StatisticsNZ reported that inflation for the 2021...

Guns and knitting needles; Nicole McKee’s remarkable political journey

At first glance, Nicole McKee doesn't quite fit with ACT. The Maori netball player and top-flight competition shooter who lived on the DPB for...

Revealed; the Government’s three phase Omicron plan

The Government is planning for  Omicron to peak in either late March or April, and to cope with what is expected to be a...