At yesterday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode.
Prisoners may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law.
New Zealand is currently chairing the 15 person Security Council for the last time during our two year term on the Council.
Our faith in the benign workings of the market – and of the light-handed regulation that goes with it – has had a body count.
Reportedly, beneficiary parents who refuse to disclose the intimate details of their child’s conception stand to have their benefits substantially docked.
It will take months before Cabinet gets a proposal on whether to re-classify 17 year old youthful offenders as juveniles, rather than as adults.
Automation is starting to wipe out millions of the jobs in the footwear and garment sweatshops of Asia
The truly irritating aspect of the government’s response to the Auckland housing crisis is its insistence merely cranking up the housing supply will bring prices down
The availability of the new generation of anti-cancer drugs in NZ has been driven by political decisions, as much as by medical ones.
Suddenly, Judith Collins is everyone’s new best friend.
Even as they were being built, Rio’s Olympic projects were already starting to collapse…
NZ spent more money to send our biggest team… you could say our haul in Rio cost more per medal and fewer were earned per athlete than ever before
An obsessive tale of two Westerns
Having belatedly advised Havelock North about the pollution of their water supply, local authorities seem to prematurely see light at the end of the tunnel
No surprise to hear that Labour has few problems with the government’s proposed extension of the powers of the intelligence agencies
“War on drugs in sport” has become a proxy version of the Cold War, fixated on Russia.
The proposed new pricing regime will impose energy costs on the Kawerau mill that will be at least double their entire annual profits last year.
Back in the 1990s, central bankers were like kings.
An Olympic medal is starting to feel less like a reward for ruthless competitive excellence, and more like a school competitions where everyone goes home with a prize.
That least some of the Chiefs thought they had a licence for inappropriate sexual touching says a lot about entitlement and rugby in New Zealand.
The only good news about the Bain compensation fiasco is that it is finally over.
The commentariat tends to treat politics as boxing – the public, however, seem to experience politics as the static pageant of a wrestling match
McClay’s obvious difficulty in getting his story straight is part of a wider credibility problem with this government.
Key needs to be asking Biden about how – and why – the White House is busily circumventing the TPP deal signed earlier this year
Decrees include no further negative news about the President and an end to camera angles that made him ‘look shorter’.
Alongside this litany of criticisms of Blair’s style of government and decision-making, Chilcot has also given Blair a remarkable amount of wiggle room.
The working poor have been a direct byproduct of the economic policies in vogue for the past 30 years or more, all over the Western world.