It hasn’t been the normal hardships – central government and lousy weather – that have recently pushed Wellingtonians’ tolerance into the red zone.
Yesterday Jacinda Ardern announced an inquiry into the background to the mosque attacks and into the role played by the SIS, GCSB, Police, Customs, and Immigration.
Fear has become such a routine part of the political toolkit that it hardly gets noticed anymore, for what it is.
If David Parker really wants to hone his crisis-managing chops, he maybe should be turning his attention to the Western Sahara
Of all the crimes committed by the Saudi regime, it has been this revenge killing ordered by the Saudi Crown Prince that has finally brought universal condemnation.
Over the course of National’s entire term of office… it had the great good fortune that high global oil prices rarely coincided with a low Kiwi dollar…
From now on it seems, firms will only need to re-invest a paltry $50,000 in research and development – half the previous amount – to qualify for a sizeable tax break.
After various leftist media outlets spoke out against the inclusion of rape apologist Willie Jackson in the Labour Party’s election planning , The Daily Blog welcomed its new influx of male readers
So we now we know how much it costs to buy New Zealand citizenship.
Long before the earthquake hit, the dodginess of the government tax cuts programnme was evident in the language of its packaging.
Once again at the business end of a US election, the result will hinge on the same old bits of geography as always
“The Cubs Have A Smaller Chance Of Winning Than Trump Does”
Yet as we now know…yesterday, the Chicago Cubs concluded their incredible World Series comeback run with an 8-7 victory
What has aroused the ire of Act Leader David Seymour this time is the introduction of a Greens private members bill to the ballot process, “calling for a 15 cents levy on plastic bags to reduce pollution.”
John Key’s rationale for refusing to throw the state’s resources behind reducing child poverty is the lamest excuse since “The dog ate my homework.”
By now, we shouldn’t be surprised by the Beehive’s disinterest in the country’s social problems.
Reportedly, Apple owes Ireland $US14 billion in unpaid taxes, plus interest.
A few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week
The plan to strip out support for older “special needs” children to meet the existing shortfall in funding for special needs in ECE defies belief…
Voter turnout is being actively suppressed in this year’s US elections
Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch.
On the brink of the Brexit vote, the irrationality of the “Leave” option is now apparent.
Once again, news packages from the US and UK underlined the difference in the treatment of the Pulse night club killings and the murder of Jo Cox.
So China and the US both have competing trade deals on offer – the TPP for the US and the RCEP for the Chinese – each of which pointedly exclude the other superpower.
Can a ministerial spin merchant ‘accidentally’ pass on to a journalist the fact that a prominent critic of their Minister is under Police investigation?