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Politics

2nd Aug 21, 8:22am
Chris Trotter argues that while Pakeha males of a certain age have dozed in their comfortable armchairs, new social, economic & political forces have not only made it past the 'Establishment’s' front gate, they’re through the front door
Chris Trotter argues that while Pakeha males of a certain age have dozed in their comfortable armchairs, new social, economic & political forces have not only made it past the 'Establishment’s' front gate, they’re through the front door
2nd Aug 21, 8:22am
29th Jul 21, 11:33am
Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
Jenée Tibshraeny argues the Government can't ignore inequality bubbling away, with the poor to pay the price for making the wealthy wealthier
29th Jul 21, 11:33am
26th Jul 21, 10:25am
ACT lobbies the Government to let more people into New Zealand by reversing its yet-to-be-detailed 'immigration reset' and letting private hoteliers run managed isolation facilities
ACT lobbies the Government to let more people into New Zealand by reversing its yet-to-be-detailed 'immigration reset' and letting private hoteliers run managed isolation facilities
26th Jul 21, 10:25am
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
Chris Trotter argues that National cannot regain power by simply hoping for the worst
26th Jul 21, 9:47am
12th Jul 21, 9:43am
How does a commercial enterprise enforce a legal right against an ever-expanding body of human resistance, without the conflict escalating well beyond its original causes?
How does a commercial enterprise enforce a legal right against an ever-expanding body of human resistance, without the conflict escalating well beyond its original causes?
12th Jul 21, 9:43am
9th Jul 21, 4:36pm
Government pushes ahead with revamped $8.7 billion NZ Upgrade Programme despite officials warning of unclear costs/benefits and 'light touch' governance
Government pushes ahead with revamped $8.7 billion NZ Upgrade Programme despite officials warning of unclear costs/benefits and 'light touch' governance
9th Jul 21, 4:36pm
5th Jul 21, 9:30am
Not only is it highly unlikely that the Government’s 'hate speech' proposals will change the behaviour of bigots, they may end up making them worse, Chris Trotter argues
Not only is it highly unlikely that the Government’s 'hate speech' proposals will change the behaviour of bigots, they may end up making them worse, Chris Trotter argues
5th Jul 21, 9:30am
28th Jun 21, 9:44am
Chris Trotter ponders whether Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party has found the same electoral sweet-spot that kept John Key’s National Party in the mid-to-high 40s for the best part of a decade
Chris Trotter ponders whether Jacinda Ardern's Labour Party has found the same electoral sweet-spot that kept John Key’s National Party in the mid-to-high 40s for the best part of a decade
28th Jun 21, 9:44am
23rd Jun 21, 10:53am
Former National leader Todd Muller announces he'll retire from politics in two years' time to prioritise his health and family
Former National leader Todd Muller announces he'll retire from politics in two years' time to prioritise his health and family
23rd Jun 21, 10:53am
21st Jun 21, 9:46am
Could former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s radical right-wing doctrine of 'Traditionalism' offer conservative New Zealand a way out of its deep political funk?
Could former Trump strategist Steve Bannon’s radical right-wing doctrine of 'Traditionalism' offer conservative New Zealand a way out of its deep political funk?
21st Jun 21, 9:46am
9th Jun 21, 6:04pm
There's likely to be some cross-party consensus on emissions budgets; Differences will arise when it comes to a plan on how to achieve these budgets
There's likely to be some cross-party consensus on emissions budgets; Differences will arise when it comes to a plan on how to achieve these budgets
9th Jun 21, 6:04pm
7th Jun 21, 8:59am
Given the events of the week just past, National’s Paul Goldsmith’s unfortunate remarks concerning colonisation could be considered the least of its worries, say Chris Trotter
Given the events of the week just past, National’s Paul Goldsmith’s unfortunate remarks concerning colonisation could be considered the least of its worries, say Chris Trotter
7th Jun 21, 8:59am
31st May 21, 10:03am
Is New Zealand at risk of becoming a nation of 'Stepford Citizens': people who smile politely, nod encouragingly, and recite word-perfectly the bi-cultural and multi-cultural slogans of their masters?
Is New Zealand at risk of becoming a nation of 'Stepford Citizens': people who smile politely, nod encouragingly, and recite word-perfectly the bi-cultural and multi-cultural slogans of their masters?
31st May 21, 10:03am
24th May 21, 9:58am
Economist Brian Easton asks: Do some offshore trends presage the future of New Zealand politics?
Economist Brian Easton asks: Do some offshore trends presage the future of New Zealand politics?
24th May 21, 9:58am
24th May 21, 9:17am
The only real question, after Thursday’s Budget, is: How long will it take National to realise how profoundly the political game has been – and is being – transformed by Covid and Climate Change? Socialism is no longer a dirty word
The only real question, after Thursday’s Budget, is: How long will it take National to realise how profoundly the political game has been – and is being – transformed by Covid and Climate Change? Socialism is no longer a dirty word
24th May 21, 9:17am
17th May 21, 9:38am
A state broadcaster rigorously excluding any and all voices dissenting from the official line, is something most New Zealanders would expect to encounter in Moscow or Beijing – not in Wellington
A state broadcaster rigorously excluding any and all voices dissenting from the official line, is something most New Zealanders would expect to encounter in Moscow or Beijing – not in Wellington
17th May 21, 9:38am
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
[Updated]
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

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