Suddenly, Judith Collins is everyone’s new best friend.
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…
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
It will take six months for us to even find out if anyone has yet laid an anti-dumping complaint about China’s steel dumping
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.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a red nose jammed onto a human face – forever.
The only good news about the Bain compensation fiasco is that it is finally over.
Hopefully, the unions will not lie down and meekly accept yesterday’s Court of Appeal ruling on the employment status of support worker Janet Lowe.
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.
An IOC blanket ban on Russian athletes would have been marked contrast to its treatment of the track and field team from Kenya
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’.
Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch.
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 current Key/McClay expedition to the UK and Europe looks decidedly peculiar.
Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp… In every other respect, this election has been a disaster for the Liberals
Boris Johnson’s exit from the Conservative leadership contest supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected “Leave” to win
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.
On Brexit, the Europeans clearly want Britain to get on with it, but no British politician seems willing to step up