Finance Minister Steven Joyce has been persuaded to pony up an extra $10 million to keep the jobs of 26 safety officers in the Police commercial vehicle investigations unit
Should Edgecumbe residents who don’t have enough (or any) insurance still receive assistance from central government – or not?
Now that America has found its greatness again the traditional way – by bombing someone – the misgivings have set in.
This fiasco has been a perfect example of a bad policy, terribly executed – on a rushed timetable that appears to have been driven by an MSD desire to cut costs in the contracts due for renewal, mid year.
Nothing to see with this SAS raid bizzo, move on. Or so PM Bill English would have us believe.
Why is New Zealand taking part in military war games aimed at our main trading partner?
Labour and the Greens have made concessions intended to establish themselves as a credible alternative government, but they’ve made the concessions to the wrong people.
Truly, with friends like former defence Minster Wayne Mapp, the SAS does not need enemies.
Without an independent inquiry into this incident it will remain a blot on our military record, and on any subsequent Anzac Day celebrations of the exploits of our troops abroad.
A 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis managed to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented.
It isn’t only foreigners who buy into the myth of New Zealand as an equal opportunity Paradise
Do yesterday’s election results in the Netherlands have any lessons for our own election campaign this year?
The 1977 legislation is a conservative law on the books that has been interpreted liberally in practice.
There will always be a risk in bringing the wrong-doing by one’s superiors to the attention of senior management. That’s why the protections for whistle blowers were created.
A policy rollout about appearances rather than urgency, driven more by National’s political need to guard its flank than the country’s best interests. Is there a pattern here?
Some free verse poetry a cockroach typed into my computer over the weekend.
Labour leader Andrew Little chose to appoint Winston Peters – and not Greens’ leader James Shaw – to Parliament’s committee on the security and intelligence services.
It’s about time we cut the crap about Jacinda Ardern being only a show pony.
The Court of Appeal has ringingly found in favour of the pilots’ union over the safety issues raised by the Wellington runway extension.
Society teaches people that admitting to bad behaviour means accepting punishment and giving up support, which is why most people will try deny it.
Now Labour has got a Jacinda Arden – young, smart, compassionate, politically and media adept – what on earth does it do with her?
New Zealanders support greater availability of abortion than the current law allows.
Surely in an election year, it is very much open to question whether the Maori Party’s collaboration with the National government is consistent with a viable, sustainable sense of kaupapa Maori.
If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant.
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
On the left, there’s long been a tendency to attribute phenomenal powers of competence and technological expertise to its opponents on the political right.
Iran and the Trump administration are on a collision course over Iran’s testing of ballistic missiles.
Australia has had no less than four Trumpist political parties and may yet get a fifth. The good news is they have been surprisingly ineffectual.