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Years of pain, difficulty and frustration lie ahead.

The Opposition is piling the pressure on to the Government to make an early exit from the Level Three lockdown arguing that it will...

Reminding us that NZ First has a mind of its own

In two speeches on Tuesday and yesterday, Winston Peters has returned to Wellington and reminded everybody that NZ First has a mind of its...

From the hotel to the cowshed

The Government is looking at plans to retrain tourism and other redundant workers as farmworkers. POLITIK understands the proposals are being balanced against a continuation...

The Minister’s new house: up the road and into trouble

Health Minister David Clark is in trouble again. having already confessed to being an "idiot" for earlier decisions during the Level Four lockdown to...

Robertson’s revival plan

Grant Robertson is already well into what is likely to be a fundamental reconstruction of the New Zealand economy. This will be no collection of...

“Helicopter” handouts not yet cleared for takeoff

This weekend will see the Government leave the Level Four lockdown where the emphasis has primarily been on health matters and move to a...

Those who could depose Bridges

There are many rumours but few tangible signs that anybody in National is about to try and depose Leader, Simon Bridges. The problem is not...

Avoiding the depression

The Government is now considering the future of the $10 billion wage subsidy scheme and is considering whether it should be amended, continued or...

We’ve got a long way to go yet

One of Auckland biggest construction projects – presumably the Convention Centre --- will only be able to operate at 30 per under its usual...

China sends medical aid here

China is sending medical supplies to New Zealand to assist the country’s fight against the Covid-19 virus. And New...

Robertson: “It is the challenge I have been waiting for.”

In a major speech yesterday Finance Minister Grant Robertson made it clear that the recovery from the covid-19 recession – or very probably, depression...

The pressure goes on

Two separate contributions yesterday have now set the stage for what will be an intense political debate over whether New Zealand should exit the...

After the lockdown, here comes the biggest construction boom – ever.

The construction industry should be back to work in May on a vast infrastructure build that is likely to be the biggest in New...

How the lockdown end may be a false dawn

Cabinet will decide on Monday week whether to come out of Level Four of the lockdown. But as the year unfolds and the grim reality...

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