Good morning and welcome to this one-off edition of The Bulletin.
If you’ve been on social media this week, you may well have come across a surge in interest in sea shanties.
Year closes with government books in reasonable shape, Mallard sets record straight, and government bookings filling up accommodation sector.
Australia welcomes travel bubble talk, no new public info about Ihumātao, and speaker Mallard proactively arranges meeting with select committee.
Trevor Mallard under pressure over legal costs, questions over why border testing review is still under wraps, and Massey academics speak out against cuts.
Why it matters Wairoa lost their dentist service, commercial rent relief won’t be revisited by government, and four year term referendum looking likely.
Infratil fends off first takeover bid but another run likely, Otago graduation ceremonies cancelled after threat, and port processing backlogs strain supply chains
Response to Royal Commission report into March 15 terrorist attack, slow progress on climate change criticised internationally, and ‘digital handshake’ to be added to Covid app.
First poll after election shows Labour surging, Treasury officials sounded alarm about uncapped film rebates, and full scale of Napier flood damage becoming clear
Mahuta signals intent to replace Tauranga council with commissioner, Super Fund keen on local infrastructure, and Safety Warehouse panned for idiotic cash drop stunt.
Early focus put on health select committee, international day for persons with disabilities marked, and appliance delays holding up new builds.
What comes next after climate emergency declaration, petition against parole for cop-killers delivered, and well-known fashion company under fire.
Council considers rates hit to cover Covid, revenue minister fires warning shot over trusts, and some common sense on drug law reform.
Massive workforce boost for horticulture sector, wild opening day at parliament, and dwindling specialist doctor workforce raises burnout fears.
Soldier with far-right ties on spying charges, bright line test could be extended, and Oranga Tamariki boss Grainne Moss will not be resigning.