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Singapore has been widely cited as an example to follow in emerging from Covid lockdowns. But it’s important we don’t draw the wrong lessons, says Rosie Collins
5th Oct 21, 2:24pm
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Singapore has been widely cited as an example to follow in emerging from Covid lockdowns. But it’s important we don’t draw the wrong lessons, says Rosie Collins
More than 40 years after he arrived in parliament, Winston Peters is facing, barring a miracle, the end of the line. Danyl Mclauchlan traces the life & times of one of the most compelling and enduring characters in NZ political history
11th Oct 20, 6:02am
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More than 40 years after he arrived in parliament, Winston Peters is facing, barring a miracle, the end of the line. Danyl Mclauchlan traces the life & times of one of the most compelling and enduring characters in NZ political history
A new survey by Stickybeak for The Spinoff shows the popular assessment of the government response to the Covid-19 crisis at its lowest level yet
23rd Jun 20, 6:12pm
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A new survey by Stickybeak for The Spinoff shows the popular assessment of the government response to the Covid-19 crisis at its lowest level yet
NZ has crushed Covid-19, but now the government must devise a resilience strategy that will ensure our independence and sovereignty are protected in the post-Covid world, writes Anne-Marie Brady
8th Jun 20, 12:42pm
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NZ has crushed Covid-19, but now the government must devise a resilience strategy that will ensure our independence and sovereignty are protected in the post-Covid world, writes Anne-Marie Brady
The hugely successful coronavirus response means NZ is well-placed for an export-led recovery, writes Charles Finny in this paper for the SSANSE Commission for a Post-Covid Future at the University of Canterbury
20th May 20, 10:15am
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The hugely successful coronavirus response means NZ is well-placed for an export-led recovery, writes Charles Finny in this paper for the SSANSE Commission for a Post-Covid Future at the University of Canterbury
The Spinoff's Duncan Greive on how Jacinda Ardern, Ashley Bloomfield & communications workers accomplished what we would have thought impossible just weeks ago
17th May 20, 11:29am
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The Spinoff's Duncan Greive on how Jacinda Ardern, Ashley Bloomfield & communications workers accomplished what we would have thought impossible just weeks ago
Homeownership has long been touted as the great Kiwi dream, but not everyone’s looking for a permanent fix. Jihee Junn explores the rising phenomenon of renters by choice
26th Feb 20, 2:03pm
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Homeownership has long been touted as the great Kiwi dream, but not everyone’s looking for a permanent fix. Jihee Junn explores the rising phenomenon of renters by choice
A flurry of questions attend the Serious Fraud Office’s announcement it is charging four people in relation to donations, and the answers could have huge implications in election year, writes Andrew Geddis
1st Feb 20, 10:03am
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A flurry of questions attend the Serious Fraud Office’s announcement it is charging four people in relation to donations, and the answers could have huge implications in election year, writes Andrew Geddis
From Middle Earth to outer space, New Zealand business has covered a lot of ground in the last 10 years. The Spinoff's Business Editor Maria Slade looks back
17th Dec 19, 2:31pm
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From Middle Earth to outer space, New Zealand business has covered a lot of ground in the last 10 years. The Spinoff's Business Editor Maria Slade looks back
Closing the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter down entirely isn’t the answer, but neither is letting it run as before. Jeanette Fitzsimons has a compromise plan
2nd Dec 19, 11:41am
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Closing the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter down entirely isn’t the answer, but neither is letting it run as before. Jeanette Fitzsimons has a compromise plan
Duncan Greive profiles Jarrod Kerr, Kiwibank's chief economist who is curious why low interest rates don't induce businesses and governments to invest to catch up our long-term infrastructure deficits
19th Oct 19, 9:41am
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Duncan Greive profiles Jarrod Kerr, Kiwibank's chief economist who is curious why low interest rates don't induce businesses and governments to invest to catch up our long-term infrastructure deficits
If we want to assure our export markets and tourists that we are actually a clean sustainable country, we actually have to prove it, freshwater ecologist Russell Death writes for The Spinoff
10th Oct 19, 11:04am
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If we want to assure our export markets and tourists that we are actually a clean sustainable country, we actually have to prove it, freshwater ecologist Russell Death writes for The Spinoff
As disappointed farmers deal with Fonterra’s poor performance it emerges a new multi-million dollar cheese plant is hardly being used. The Spinoff's Maria Slade reports
5th Oct 19, 9:10am
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As disappointed farmers deal with Fonterra’s poor performance it emerges a new multi-million dollar cheese plant is hardly being used. The Spinoff's Maria Slade reports
When is being unemployed not unemployed? A true measure would show more teens are without jobs than people who have supposedly ‘retired’, writes former Treasury senior staffer Tony Burton
4th Sep 19, 7:34am
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When is being unemployed not unemployed? A true measure would show more teens are without jobs than people who have supposedly ‘retired’, writes former Treasury senior staffer Tony Burton
A mystery donation to National has people asking how secure our electoral system is from corrupt foreign actors. Law expert Andrew Geddis explains what’s at stake
2nd Sep 19, 2:50pm
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A mystery donation to National has people asking how secure our electoral system is from corrupt foreign actors. Law expert Andrew Geddis explains what’s at stake
Tony Burton argues public service chief executives are now more interested in making their mark than providing government ministers with decent advice, which is having disastrous consequences
21st Jun 19, 10:12am
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Tony Burton argues public service chief executives are now more interested in making their mark than providing government ministers with decent advice, which is having disastrous consequences
Landlords face a $4000 fine if their properties are uninsulated on July 1 – but insulation companies say time’s run out and if they haven’t done it by now, bad luck. The Spinoff's Don Rowe reports
14th Jun 19, 10:35am
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Landlords face a $4000 fine if their properties are uninsulated on July 1 – but insulation companies say time’s run out and if they haven’t done it by now, bad luck. The Spinoff's Don Rowe reports
Eric Crampton says Treasury has been haemorrhaging talented economists for years and the budget leaks were just the tip of the iceberg for a department in crisis
9th Jun 19, 6:31am
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Eric Crampton says Treasury has been haemorrhaging talented economists for years and the budget leaks were just the tip of the iceberg for a department in crisis
Unless we can find some way of taxing wealth as well as incomes, New Zealand is headed for an intergenerational economic meltdown, Grant Thornton tax partner Murray Brewer argues
2nd Jun 19, 6:02am
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Unless we can find some way of taxing wealth as well as incomes, New Zealand is headed for an intergenerational economic meltdown, Grant Thornton tax partner Murray Brewer argues
The Spinoff's Toby Manhire sits down in a parliamentary corridor with Climate Change Minister James Shaw to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill, and why he’s been bending over backwards to win National’s support
11th May 19, 9:31am
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The Spinoff's Toby Manhire sits down in a parliamentary corridor with Climate Change Minister James Shaw to discuss the Zero Carbon Bill, and why he’s been bending over backwards to win National’s support
Despite the bitter disappointment of those who backed capital gains tax for a win, it’s not the only horse in the wealth tax race, Max Rashbrooke studies the form guide
1st May 19, 9:28am
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Despite the bitter disappointment of those who backed capital gains tax for a win, it’s not the only horse in the wealth tax race, Max Rashbrooke studies the form guide
A report commissioned by Uber says Auckland wins Australasia’s traffic congestion Grand Prix and needs to embrace ‘point-to-point’ transport, the Spinoff's Maria Slade writes
17th Mar 19, 8:20am
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A report commissioned by Uber says Auckland wins Australasia’s traffic congestion Grand Prix and needs to embrace ‘point-to-point’ transport, the Spinoff's Maria Slade writes
Winston Peters has spent decades gaming MMP to keep himself in the position of king (or queen) maker. Asks Danyl Mclauchlan, are we really going to make it even easier for politicians like him?
4th Mar 19, 4:08pm
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Winston Peters has spent decades gaming MMP to keep himself in the position of king (or queen) maker. Asks Danyl Mclauchlan, are we really going to make it even easier for politicians like him?
The Spinoff's Maria Slade looks at a new study from which the evidence suggests the trucking industry is in a race to the bottom
18th Jan 19, 1:26pm
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The Spinoff's Maria Slade looks at a new study from which the evidence suggests the trucking industry is in a race to the bottom