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Politics

10th May 21, 9:33am
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
Chris Trotter argues that Labour has thrown out the old Political Rule Book, and that the new game they’re playing is no longer called 'Democracy' but 'Holding On To Power At All Costs'
10th May 21, 9:33am
3rd May 21, 8:30am
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
Chris Trotter probes worrying signs that New Zealand’s long democratic history has produced a sense of complacency among its citizens
3rd May 21, 8:30am
2nd May 21, 7:58am
An insight into how the Parliamentary Press Gallery works, and assessment of what that means for the public 
An insight into how the Parliamentary Press Gallery works, and assessment of what that means for the public 
2nd May 21, 7:58am
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
Chris Trotter takes a look at our relationship with Anzac Day and wonders whether it could be caught up by changes in the teaching of New Zealand history
26th Apr 21, 8:47am
19th Apr 21, 8:00am
Chris Trotter asks whether the Government’s proposed 'cure for hate speech is worse than the complaint
Chris Trotter asks whether the Government’s proposed 'cure for hate speech is worse than the complaint
19th Apr 21, 8:00am
12th Apr 21, 9:24am
Will Labour stand behind the revolutionary proposals contained in He Puapua – the 20-year plan to realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand?
Will Labour stand behind the revolutionary proposals contained in He Puapua – the 20-year plan to realise the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa/New Zealand?
12th Apr 21, 9:24am
2nd Apr 21, 7:01am
Does the removal of interest deductibility for investors reduce the likelihood of the RBNZ further restricting bank lending? Quite possibly, Jenée Tibshraeny argues
Does the removal of interest deductibility for investors reduce the likelihood of the RBNZ further restricting bank lending? Quite possibly, Jenée Tibshraeny argues
2nd Apr 21, 7:01am
22nd Mar 21, 7:28am
Rumours of a prime-ministerial resignation may be intended to head-off something considerably more dramatic on the policy front, Chris Trotter suggests
Rumours of a prime-ministerial resignation may be intended to head-off something considerably more dramatic on the policy front, Chris Trotter suggests
22nd Mar 21, 7:28am
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17th Mar 21, 1:19pm
Green Party suggests the Govt gives the RBNZ tools to further restrict bank lending to property investors, and forces it to use these tools if it doesn't on its accord
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Green Party suggests the Govt gives the RBNZ tools to further restrict bank lending to property investors, and forces it to use these tools if it doesn't on its accord
17th Mar 21, 1:19pm
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
Government says next week's housing policy announcement will be part-stick, part-carrot to encourage investment beyond property; RBNZ calls for tax changes; Interest.co.nz considers some options
17th Mar 21, 7:57am
15th Mar 21, 6:42pm
Support for both Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins falls in 1 News Colmar Brunton poll, as 27% of respondents can't pick a preferred PM; Labour comfortably the favourite party
Support for both Jacinda Ardern and Judith Collins falls in 1 News Colmar Brunton poll, as 27% of respondents can't pick a preferred PM; Labour comfortably the favourite party
15th Mar 21, 6:42pm
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
Chris Trotter argues that the National Party’s political survival in the twenty-first century may depend upon its willingness to not only adopt Labour’s policies – but anticipate them
15th Mar 21, 10:15am
5th Feb 21, 10:04pm
Jenée Tibshraeny's take on the revelation Treasury and the RBNZ a year ago warned Robertson he may need to act to prevent money printing increasing inequality
Jenée Tibshraeny's take on the revelation Treasury and the RBNZ a year ago warned Robertson he may need to act to prevent money printing increasing inequality
5th Feb 21, 10:04pm
25th Jan 21, 8:30am
A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
A recent opinion piece by the Herald’s John Roughan raises the question of how far society should go to bring right-wing extremists back into the fold of political acceptance. Chris Trotter offers an answer
25th Jan 21, 8:30am
21st Jan 21, 4:08pm
Govt to unveil demand-side housing response and 'high-level' decisions around the RMA in February, followed by supply-side measures at the May Budget
Govt to unveil demand-side housing response and 'high-level' decisions around the RMA in February, followed by supply-side measures at the May Budget
21st Jan 21, 4:08pm
20th Jan 21, 8:45am
Greens bite the bullet and call for house prices to fall; Govt announcements on housing expected as soon as Thursday
Greens bite the bullet and call for house prices to fall; Govt announcements on housing expected as soon as Thursday
20th Jan 21, 8:45am
18th Jan 21, 9:13am
Economist Brian Easton says all nations have shadows; some acknowledge them. For others they shape their image in uncomfortable ways
Economist Brian Easton says all nations have shadows; some acknowledge them. For others they shape their image in uncomfortable ways
18th Jan 21, 9:13am
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
Chris Trotter says as anybody with the intestinal fortitude to brave the commentary threads of local news-sites, large and small, will attest: the number of Trump-supporting New Zealanders is really quite astounding
18th Jan 21, 8:43am
20th Dec 20, 6:02am
The 2020 Interesties featuring the National Party, Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump, David Seymour, NZX, Ashley Bloomfield, David Clark, Daniel Andrews, COVID-19, Judith Collins & more
The 2020 Interesties featuring the National Party, Adrian Orr, Jacinda Ardern, Donald Trump, David Seymour, NZX, Ashley Bloomfield, David Clark, Daniel Andrews, COVID-19, Judith Collins & more
20th Dec 20, 6:02am
15th Dec 20, 11:47am
With a debt-to-income ratio tool back on the table, Gareth Vaughan looks at the political and other challenges the RBNZ needs to overcome to be granted the financial stability tool
With a debt-to-income ratio tool back on the table, Gareth Vaughan looks at the political and other challenges the RBNZ needs to overcome to be granted the financial stability tool
15th Dec 20, 11:47am
14th Dec 20, 9:42am
Chris Trotter reflects on the life of Professor James R. Flynn, and the pursuit of truth and justice
Chris Trotter reflects on the life of Professor James R. Flynn, and the pursuit of truth and justice
14th Dec 20, 9:42am
30th Nov 20, 11:58am
Economist Brian Easton looks at why this government will not be transformative and questions whether we want it to be
Economist Brian Easton looks at why this government will not be transformative and questions whether we want it to be
30th Nov 20, 11:58am
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
Upsetting New Zealand’s most significant trading partner seems like a very silly thing to do. So, why, Chris Trotter asks, did Foreign Minister Nanaia Mahuta do it?
23rd Nov 20, 9:00am
21st Nov 20, 9:08am
Peter Dunne calls for a National Housing Summit to develop a single, comprehensive, integrated national housing strategy
Peter Dunne calls for a National Housing Summit to develop a single, comprehensive, integrated national housing strategy
21st Nov 20, 9:08am
20th Nov 20, 9:11am
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
Jenée Tibshraeny looks at why it's time for the Government to get its head out of the sand and address the distributional impacts of printing up to $128 billion
20th Nov 20, 9:11am

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