Difficult decision looms for govt over Ihumātao, NZDF story scrutinised at inquiry, and innovative new bus service to be trialled in Timaru.
It's a hard road getting attention for outsider candidates in local elections. Alex Braae, writer of The Bulletin and stout defender of the political little guy, thought he’d lend a hand by moderating a rebel Wellington mayoral debate.
Govt makes business-friendly migrant worker changes, PM off overseas to talk trade, and the cost of Christchurch water in China revealed.
NZDF under inquiry scrutiny, competing statements on Labour investigation released through lawyers, and a thorough look at Air NZ's carbon offsets.
In our latest local elections 2019 race briefing (read the rest here), Alex Braae breaks down the surprisingly bitter Hutt City mayoral race.
An Auckland mayoral candidate has broken the internet* by announcing a plan for a monorail around the central city. Who is Craig Lord, and is he serious? Alex Braae spoke to him shortly after his campaign launch to find out.
Good morning, and welcome to The Bulletin. In today's edition: Examples of why teaching history matters immediately emerge, accused Labour staffer resigns, and giant of Tongan democracy dies. In the space â€¦
Haworth resigns but questions remain, motels for emergency accommodation in spotlight, and avocado growers confident about season ahead.
Bridges sparks controversy with China state-TV interview, timeline of events around Labour staffer allegation, and Weta staff concerned about campaign launch.
Pair of stories highlight coastal erosion, PM responds to allegations against Labour party, and report details complex Afghanistan operations for spy agencies.
Harrowing allegations against Labour and staffer revealed, solo mums on benefit facing terrible choices, and millions put towards Northland rail upgrade.
Most election meetings are by turns angry and boring. On Thursday, Alex Braae went along to a debate in the foothills of Wellington's Mt Victoria and discovered that local democracy can be... nice?
Tensions have flared around the Wellington Council table, with one Councillor accusing her colleagues of engaging in a form of climate change denial.
300 pages worth of health system review delivered, exportable green hydrogen examined, and small hospitality businesses pushed to the brink by Uber Eats.
Cancer sufferers react to govt's new plan, data shows big increase in land sales for forestry, and a striking warning about NZ's future of defence.
Measles cases grow as outbreak spreads, far fewer young people committing crimes compared to a decade ago, and DHB psychologist strike to deepen.
Turnout in our local elections has long been in decline, particularly among the young. Alex Braae looks at what's being done to improve those stats, and find a lack of centralised funding and strategy.
School food programme welcomed with questions about scale, vital tourist infrastructure under pressure, and Transmission Gully won't be tolled.