Other countries regard trade deals as an adjunct of diplomacy and defence and proceed accordingly.
What the government’s BORA announcement signaled first and foremost, was that prisoners in the New Zealand could be about to win back the right to vote.
Voters on the centre-right of politics need to pray that Simon Bridges is not the only winner from the National leadership contest.
Gun ownership in the US is a mystery to New Zealanders, and so is the constitutional fetish that surrounds it.
In itself, the indictment of 13 Russian nationals wlll do little to change views on the Mueller investigation
Essentially, English ran a great FPP campaign last year, and if the political system hadn’t changed 25 years ago you’d count that performance as a success…
There has never been a body of evidence – either here or in the US or anywhere else – to show that charter schools provide better educational results for kids
An interview with PPTA president, Jack Boyle
The Dow has precious little to do with the NZ sharemarket…
Every now and then the US system erupts and throws up a piece of political magma that can’t be described or explained in any rational fashion.
There’s a ritual to leadership changes after an election loss, and the National Party is dutifully following the script.
As PM Jacinda Ardern said yesterday, targets alone are not enough.
Shock horror. International students pay fees, spend money, work part-time and pay tax in the NZ economy, and ultimately some of them stay on!
Jacinda Ardern is flatly, 100% wrong when she says that most countries are now chasing multilateral trade deals like the TPP 11 deal she’s due to sign in Chile on March 8.
Once every decade, the Kurds flicker across the Western world’s radar, usually in the role of victims.
Some would querulously ask, zero net carbon emissions by 2050 – while others would say, why not?
It has been a grimly fascinating week for Brexit train (wreck) spotters.
The spending lavished on Defence projects to meet the risks that could maybe, possibly, theoretically face New Zealand in future is breath-taking.
The decision to remove the word ‘vulnerable’ from the Ministry for Vulnerable Children could well mark a whole shift in approach to the care of children in need.
In 2017, bogeymen of all shapes and sizes seem to have fallen on hard times.
Among other things, a year of great break-up albums by female artists…
For the past nine years, there has been a political culture of absentee government, where almost any regulatory action that involved spending money fell out of favour.
Shane Jones has made it clear that he’s going to be saying really, really loudly what he and Winston and the rest of the NZF crew are doing.
Going as low as the Republicans have done will not only wildly expand the deficit, but require cutbacks to welfare provisions, and hiking taxes on middle America.