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Jacinda Ardern

Nothing in politics is ever settled, writes Chris Trotter. The hands of history’s clock can go backwards, as well as forwards
4th Jul 22, 8:07am
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Nothing in politics is ever settled, writes Chris Trotter. The hands of history’s clock can go backwards, as well as forwards
Ardern concerned GIB shortages hurting housing supply; expects Woods to move later this week as critics call for supermarket-style breakup of Fletcher’s monopoly
20th Jun 22, 7:48pm
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Ardern concerned GIB shortages hurting housing supply; expects Woods to move later this week as critics call for supermarket-style breakup of Fletcher’s monopoly
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Cabinet reshuffle: Faafoi goes, Mallard goes as speaker, Williams out as Police Minister
13th Jun 22, 3:29pm
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Cabinet reshuffle: Faafoi goes, Mallard goes as speaker, Williams out as Police Minister
Jane Kelsey says the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework remains an enigma - a high level idea in search of substance
25th May 22, 10:26am
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Jane Kelsey says the Indo-Pacific Economic Framework remains an enigma - a high level idea in search of substance
Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all spending plans
20th May 22, 2:51pm
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Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all spending plans
Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all tax collections
20th May 22, 2:51pm
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Budget 2022/23 - Summary of all tax collections
Even if next week’s budget avoids the issue, it’s time New Zealand seriously considered a wealth tax, Lisa Marriott argues
11th May 22, 10:27am
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Even if next week’s budget avoids the issue, it’s time New Zealand seriously considered a wealth tax, Lisa Marriott argues
If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
18th Apr 22, 9:30am
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If the next round of polling reveals a level of Labour support beginning with a “2” – what happens then? asks Chris Trotter
Bars and nightclubs can resume operating normally from Thursday, as NZ moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system
13th Apr 22, 1:41pm
Bars and nightclubs can resume operating normally from Thursday, as NZ moves to the Orange setting of the traffic light system
Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
11th Apr 22, 8:02am
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Blandness is not the stuff of which exciting political contests are made – writes Chris Trotter. If neither Labour nor National are willing to challenge the neoliberal status-quo, then they will have to find something else to fight about
'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
4th Apr 22, 8:14am
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'Unite Against Covid-19' was a blockbuster hit across all the demographics: young and old; rich and poor; left and right; black and white. Audiences loved it. Chris Trotter’s question for 2023, however, is: 'Can Jacinda Ardern’s sequel match the original?
Grey Lynn Ardern declared airily, 'Let’s do this!' If, 18 months from now, Morrinsville Ardern can snarl, 'I’ve bloody done it!', then she’ll lead her Labour Government to a third term
28th Mar 22, 9:49am
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Grey Lynn Ardern declared airily, 'Let’s do this!' If, 18 months from now, Morrinsville Ardern can snarl, 'I’ve bloody done it!', then she’ll lead her Labour Government to a third term
Covid-19 rules relaxed: Gathering limits loosened from this weekend; vaccine passes and some vaccine mandates to be removed from April 5
23rd Mar 22, 11:40am
Covid-19 rules relaxed: Gathering limits loosened from this weekend; vaccine passes and some vaccine mandates to be removed from April 5
NZ to welcomes travelers from Australia from April 12 and those from 'visa waiver' countries and territories from May 1
16th Mar 22, 12:04pm
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NZ to welcomes travelers from Australia from April 12 and those from 'visa waiver' countries and territories from May 1
Government cuts petrol excise duty and road user charges, and halves public transport fares for three months; ANZ economists see this cooling inflation a touch
14th Mar 22, 6:03pm
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Government cuts petrol excise duty and road user charges, and halves public transport fares for three months; ANZ economists see this cooling inflation a touch
Government to pass law enabling NZ to impose sanctions on people, services, companies and assets related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
7th Mar 22, 4:07pm
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Government to pass law enabling NZ to impose sanctions on people, services, companies and assets related to the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Chris Trotter says in a week when smoke billowed over Kyiv and Wellington, what did National’s Christopher Luxon offer? Tax cuts
7th Mar 22, 8:26am
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Chris Trotter says in a week when smoke billowed over Kyiv and Wellington, what did National’s Christopher Luxon offer? Tax cuts
Cabinet to consider Russian sanctions bill on Monday; NZ supports IEA's emergency release of oil reserves to curb soaring prices
2nd Mar 22, 1:38pm
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Cabinet to consider Russian sanctions bill on Monday; NZ supports IEA's emergency release of oil reserves to curb soaring prices
New free trade deal with the UK comes as our exports to them languish, our imports from them grow, and their services drain on our balance of payments builds. It's a deal very like one the Aussies already have
1st Mar 22, 2:29am
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New free trade deal with the UK comes as our exports to them languish, our imports from them grow, and their services drain on our balance of payments builds. It's a deal very like one the Aussies already have
All vaccinated New Zealanders abroad able to enter New Zealand without isolating from Friday
28th Feb 22, 5:23pm
All vaccinated New Zealanders abroad able to enter New Zealand without isolating from Friday
Government confidence Russia's 'illegal invasion' of Ukraine won't affect NZ's fuel supply; Responds to conflict with travel ban and prohibition of some exports to Russia
25th Feb 22, 1:33pm
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Government confidence Russia's 'illegal invasion' of Ukraine won't affect NZ's fuel supply; Responds to conflict with travel ban and prohibition of some exports to Russia
Jenée Tibshraeny, a Central Wellingtonian, calls for empathy, pragmatism and a focus on longstanding inequities by politicians
23rd Feb 22, 1:49pm
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Jenée Tibshraeny, a Central Wellingtonian, calls for empathy, pragmatism and a focus on longstanding inequities by politicians
Chris Trotter says surely, an ever-expanding crowd of angry people who hate politicians and journalists, and now have very little to lose by besieging the nation’s parliament, might just fall within the definition of 'Threat To National Security'
21st Feb 22, 8:12am
Chris Trotter says surely, an ever-expanding crowd of angry people who hate politicians and journalists, and now have very little to lose by besieging the nation’s parliament, might just fall within the definition of 'Threat To National Security'
Chris Trotter suggests the Government’s botched response to the Freedom Convoy has changed the political narrative
14th Feb 22, 9:52am
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Chris Trotter suggests the Government’s botched response to the Freedom Convoy has changed the political narrative
Politics as usual is no longer capable of delivering an Aotearoa worth living in. It is time for a new net to go fishing, says Chris Trotter
7th Feb 22, 8:57am
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Politics as usual is no longer capable of delivering an Aotearoa worth living in. It is time for a new net to go fishing, says Chris Trotter