New Zealand may be a country divided between the centre right and centre left, rural and urban, old and young – but it isn’t the United States.
Trump has welshed on the Manus deal to Australia… On the weekend, Turnbull humiliated Jacinda Ardern in turn, by once again rejecting New Zealand’s offer.
David Parker needs to continue how he has started
How the backroom strategists might be concocting National’s battle plan…
For some people, words like ‘tax’ and ‘regulation’ and ‘government intervention’ are fighting talk.
As NZ has woken from its nine-year slumber to confront National’s dire legacy of social and economic neglect, the changes are going to be extensive.
The Trump/Kaiser parallels are quite unnerving…
From here on, his power will diminish…
On trade and foreign ownership, Peters is talking sense…
We’re now entering the Agatha Christie phase of coalition negotiations, given all the main characters have been summoned to the drawing room today by M. Hercule Peters.
The death of Tom Petty rekindles the love for one of music’s most under-rated stars.
Sometimes friends have to tell friends they’re acting crazy…
How relevant will Peters treat his own partry policy to his final decision?
PPPs are Steven Joyce’s new imaginary friend…
A government led by Bill English and Winston Peters would be a more conservative one – particularly on social issues – than any during the Key years.
Is the TOP leader a reliable prophet?
Three more years of business as usual is the real risk.
According to Todd McClay the European Union says it wants to conclude a FTA with NZ by the end of 2019. That timetable sounds unbelievably optimistic.
This week, National leader Bill English is claiming that farmers could face a $50,000 cost increase from Labour’s water tax plans. Another phantom fear.
So far, Labour’s tax plans have been treated like an incoming hurricane in the Caribbean – how big will it be, what path it take through the economy, how much damage will it do?
This myth of conservative competence is as widespread as it is unearned
A recent MIT report suggests that the American public is far more tolerant of the mass killing of civilians than the media tend to assume.
So, Police Minister Paula Bennett thinks some New Zealanders deserve “fewer human rights than others”
Politicisation of state-gathered and state-managed information should be a concern to everyone.
Hard to treat the Greens’ belated decision to stand a candidate in Ohariu as being anything other than a desperation move
DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding.
In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms.
One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “ Now, what?”