Nicky Hager

Nicky Hager is an author and investigative journalist based in Wellington, New Zealand. He has written six best-selling books.

Sep 2, 2021

The Taliban won the war. Can we learn the lesson?

After 20 wasted years in Afghanistan, New Zealand needs to understand its failure so it can endeavour never to make the same mistake again.

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Nov 19, 2020

Australia’s inquiry into its special forces shows up NZ’s pathetic efforts

The far from admirable contrasting culture in our own defence force has been made obvious.

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Jul 20, 2020

Nicky Hager: Five reasons why Judith Collins won't be prime minister

A few election cycles ago Judith Collins would have been a formidable political contender, writes the Dirty Politics author. Now she's the wrong person, at the wrong time.

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Jan 3, 2019

Summer reissue: Nicky Hager on the Jami-Lee Ross saga and Dirty Politics 2.0

The Jami-Lee Ross saga offered a stark reminder that our politics remain at risk from the poison of dirty politics.

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Oct 25, 2018

Dirty Politics, 2018: Nicky Hager assesses the Jami-Lee Ross saga

The Jami-Lee Ross saga has prompted many to draw parallels with Nicky Hager's 2014 book. Here he argues we're seeing a stark reminder that our politics remain at risk from the poison of dirty politics

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Aug 2, 2018

Book of the Week: Nicky Hager on Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Seymour Hersh

Investigative reporter Nicky Hager reviews the new memoir by one of the world's greatest journalists, Seymour Hersh.

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Aug 16, 2017

Sunlight did what sunlight does: Nicky Hager on Dirty Politics, three years on

Dirty Politics landed like a bombshell in the NZ election campaign of 2014. It may not have affected that outcome, but that was never the ambition. It has, however, made a big impact on our politics, argues Nicky Hager.

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