Politics

17th Sep 20, 10:05am
Labour Party candidate Vanushi Walters says it's crucial to protect peoples’ incomes and services as we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic
Labour Party candidate Vanushi Walters says it's crucial to protect peoples’ incomes and services as we recover and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic
17th Sep 20, 10:05am
15th Sep 20, 2:35pm
ACT's Brooke van Velden argues a roadmap to economic recovery should see government spending cut, and feature a growth-led and business-led approach, that doesn’t punish people through tax
ACT's Brooke van Velden argues a roadmap to economic recovery should see government spending cut, and feature a growth-led and business-led approach, that doesn’t punish people through tax
15th Sep 20, 2:35pm
15th Sep 20, 10:08am
Brian Fallow takes a look at how the US presidential election may play out and warns it's likely to be messy, including for financial markets
Brian Fallow takes a look at how the US presidential election may play out and warns it's likely to be messy, including for financial markets
15th Sep 20, 10:08am
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
Chris Trotter argues most New Zealand politicians would rather appease a minority than unleash the majority
14th Sep 20, 9:28am
10th Sep 20, 12:15pm
The National Party says it would consult the Reserve Bank on the use of the word 'bank' in the name of the new Crown entity, the 'National Infrastructure Bank', it's proposing
The National Party says it would consult the Reserve Bank on the use of the word 'bank' in the name of the new Crown entity, the 'National Infrastructure Bank', it's proposing
10th Sep 20, 12:15pm
10th Sep 20, 10:22am
Brian Fallow argues nothing about Labour's tax policy indicates a willingness to deliver a tax system to tackle the triple challenge of the debt legacy of the pandemic, stunted productivity and shameful levels of child poverty
Brian Fallow argues nothing about Labour's tax policy indicates a willingness to deliver a tax system to tackle the triple challenge of the debt legacy of the pandemic, stunted productivity and shameful levels of child poverty
10th Sep 20, 10:22am
10th Sep 20, 9:49am
Peter Dunne says there's still time for what has been a pretty boring and pedestrian campaign to date to show some life, but it would not be wise to count on that
Peter Dunne says there's still time for what has been a pretty boring and pedestrian campaign to date to show some life, but it would not be wise to count on that
10th Sep 20, 9:49am
9th Sep 20, 3:58pm
National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure "bank" to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects
National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure "bank" to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects
9th Sep 20, 3:58pm
7th Sep 20, 9:13am
Economist Brian Easton muses on how the world has responded to this year's 'invasion'
Economist Brian Easton muses on how the world has responded to this year's 'invasion'
7th Sep 20, 9:13am
7th Sep 20, 7:30am
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand's costly elimination strategy for dealing with Covid-19 might paradoxically end up paying for itself
Chris Trotter suggests New Zealand's costly elimination strategy for dealing with Covid-19 might paradoxically end up paying for itself
7th Sep 20, 7:30am
5th Sep 20, 9:16am
Both major parties make pitches as responsible economic managers - Robertson stresses 'consistency, continuity and balance', Collins shuns MMT and wealth taxes
Both major parties make pitches as responsible economic managers - Robertson stresses 'consistency, continuity and balance', Collins shuns MMT and wealth taxes
5th Sep 20, 9:16am
31st Aug 20, 7:36am
Chris Trotter says once in government the distance between party leaders and party supporters can widen dangerously as demonstrated by Greens co-leader James Shaw
Chris Trotter says once in government the distance between party leaders and party supporters can widen dangerously as demonstrated by Greens co-leader James Shaw
31st Aug 20, 7:36am
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28th Aug 20, 11:21am
Horizon Research says poll shows strong majority of public backs government's strategy of eliminating community transmission of COVID-19, and believes doing this will be better for the economy in the long-term
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Horizon Research says poll shows strong majority of public backs government's strategy of eliminating community transmission of COVID-19, and believes doing this will be better for the economy in the long-term
28th Aug 20, 11:21am
24th Aug 20, 9:24pm
Lockdown's extended, but the wage subsidy isn't, and the PM can't confirm whether Cabinet considered a cost-benefit analysis when deciding to keep Auckland at L3
Lockdown's extended, but the wage subsidy isn't, and the PM can't confirm whether Cabinet considered a cost-benefit analysis when deciding to keep Auckland at L3
24th Aug 20, 9:24pm
24th Aug 20, 7:59am
Chris Trotter ponders what the political future may hold for National's Shane Reti beyond the October 17 election
Chris Trotter ponders what the political future may hold for National's Shane Reti beyond the October 17 election
24th Aug 20, 7:59am
19th Aug 20, 7:32am
Can National's election campaign centre on eroding trust in Labour without harming the Covid-19 public health response?
Can National's election campaign centre on eroding trust in Labour without harming the Covid-19 public health response?
19th Aug 20, 7:32am
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17th Aug 20, 10:22am
Election moved to October 17; Parliament to dissolve on September 6; Treasury's pre-election economic update deferred; Most political parties support decision but National only 'acknowledges' it
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Election moved to October 17; Parliament to dissolve on September 6; Treasury's pre-election economic update deferred; Most political parties support decision but National only 'acknowledges' it
17th Aug 20, 10:22am
17th Aug 20, 8:00am
The electorate’s love for the Ardern-led government seems undiminished in Covid’s second time around, Chris Trotter says
The electorate’s love for the Ardern-led government seems undiminished in Covid’s second time around, Chris Trotter says
17th Aug 20, 8:00am
13th Aug 20, 9:58am
Peter Dunne says we must address the new outbreak thoroughly, calmly and rationally, without letting either petty points-scoring or excessive emotionalism get in the way  
Peter Dunne says we must address the new outbreak thoroughly, calmly and rationally, without letting either petty points-scoring or excessive emotionalism get in the way  
13th Aug 20, 9:58am
10th Aug 20, 9:19am
Economist Brian Easton says the book ‘Good Economics for Hard Times’ should be on your reading list.
Economist Brian Easton says the book ‘Good Economics for Hard Times’ should be on your reading list.
10th Aug 20, 9:19am
9th Aug 20, 3:43pm
Few surprises in the line-up to fight the election revealed by the National Party
Few surprises in the line-up to fight the election revealed by the National Party
9th Aug 20, 3:43pm
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8th Aug 20, 1:53pm
Labour launches campaign with $311m commitment to expand subsidy paid to businesses that employ people at risk of long-term unemployment
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Labour launches campaign with $311m commitment to expand subsidy paid to businesses that employ people at risk of long-term unemployment
8th Aug 20, 1:53pm
7th Aug 20, 2:32pm
As the September 19 election looms, against the backdrop of COVID-19, right here is the place for some key public policy debates
As the September 19 election looms, against the backdrop of COVID-19, right here is the place for some key public policy debates
7th Aug 20, 2:32pm
7th Aug 20, 9:21am
Chris Trotter takes a look at the lack of policy on offer from the two main political parties as the September 19 election rapidly approaches
Chris Trotter takes a look at the lack of policy on offer from the two main political parties as the September 19 election rapidly approaches
7th Aug 20, 9:21am
6th Aug 20, 6:29pm
The eyebrow raisers of the final parliamentary debate of this term of government
The eyebrow raisers of the final parliamentary debate of this term of government
6th Aug 20, 6:29pm

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