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Has Robertson got enough money to pay for Covid?

The Government is proposing to reduce the Alert Level Three education bubble size to ten which would mean most educational facilities would not be...

Governing without Parliament

Opposition parties are up in arms about  Parliament closing for the week. Parliament was meant to be sitting for three weeks from today and National...

Lockdowns can’t go on forever

Covid-19 response Minister Chris Hipkins said yesterday that New Zealand could not sustain Covid control measures like lockdowns forever. Speaking on TVOne's "Q+A", he said...

Officials ruled out closing the border

In 2017, three years before Covid, the Ministry of Health refused to fund a research project looking at closing the country’s borders to control...

Why Margaret Wilson plays by the rules

Margaret Wilson found throwing her old friend Helen Clark out of Parliament’s Chamber for breaching procedure says a lot about Wilson. She had no compunction...

How POLITIK was duped by fake news

Late on Friday, POLITIK was contacted by a long-existing Wellington business source with the results of what was said to be polling by Labour's...

We are the boys from down on the farm …

For the first time in 25 years, ACT's leader can credibly talk about becoming Prime Minister. Buoyed by increasingly large audiences at his provincial speeches...

How to open the borders

The Government's handpicked group of Covid medical advisors is proposing a cautious opening of our borders, starting with vaccinated New Zealanders only sometime in...

Behind Peter Goodfellow’s re-election

Judith Collins’ proclamation of National Party unity lasted only from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning at the National Party conference. Then a bid to topple...

Employers embarrass Government and the Nats

With unemployment figures yesterday reaching a new low, employers are calling for an amnesty for Pacific Island overstayers. The move will embarrass both the Government...

Ardern’s surprising caution over overstayer amnesty

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has made two big pitches to the Pacific in the past two days. But on one of the biggest issues confronting...

The Government’s new agenda

Parliament resumes this week after the three week winter recess with a huge Select Committee agenda and new polling showing National and Act slightly...

Nats look to change president

National Party members have wrapped up a week of closed-door meetings with nine candidates competing for four positions on its ruling board. The party president,...

National climbs into the Maori science debate

In what appears to be a follow-on from Judith Collins’ criticism of the He Puapua document, National’s education spokesperson, Paul Goldsmith, is now joining...

Gerry Brownlee: Podcast star

In what is one of this year’s most unlikely political phenomena National MP Gerry Brownlee is emerging as a podcast star. Brownlee has launched “The...