Quiz: Can you tell the difference between the parties’ finance talk?

It’s surplus season again, and the two main parties are at each other’s throats about management of the national finances. But how unlike one another are they really? Put yourself to the test.

Expert analysis: Jacinda Ardern and Mike Hosking sitting in the same room

The prime minister conducted her Tuesday morning media interviews in-studio today, including her regular chat with Mike Hosking. Madeleine Chapman watched then wrote this.

The Electricity Price Review has good ideas, and they need to happen ASAP

Steve O’Connor, CEO of Flick Electric Co., is excited about the Electricity Price Review outcomes for Kiwi households but wants to see action now.

The great Spinoff working group stocktake

As we approach the end of what Jacinda Ardern called the 'year of delivery', and with the next election a year away, what is the state of play with the critical working groups?

Politics Archive

Cheat sheet: overdue change to refugee policy announced

A long-derided refugee policy has been reversed, the government announced today.

The buzziest data points from the new NZ election-data bonanza

If you data nerds thought the census was fun, wait until you get a load of this. Alex Braae picks out some of the most interesting data points from the 2017 NZ Election Survey.

A short list of people who’d be fined under National’s school leaver policy

Simon Bridges is considering a policy that would fine high school dropouts who don't go into further education or training. Here's a few successful New Zealanders who would have been asked to cough up.

Cheat sheet: the plan to drive down power prices

What effect will the government’s changes to the electricity market have on consumers? Here’s what you need to know. What’s happening? The government has just announced a series of changes designed to …

A review of Shane Jones’s assigned holiday reading: The Cabinet Manual

The prime minister says her misbehaving coalition cabinet minister is taking the Cabinet Manual away to study. Is it the perfect page-turner beach read?

Todd McClay: The Jetstar grounding shows why business confidence really matters

The end of regional flights is a symptom of flailing business confidence, argues the National frontbencher.

Chlöe Swarbrick: Time for a new tribe of anybody-MPs to smash the marble walls

We need more of those who will take to the street, rather than sniffing out put-downs from air-conditioned television studios, writes NZ's youngest MP

How the free-market squad devoured its free-speech children

The High Court rejection of the Free Speech Coalition challenge to the cancellation of an event by Lauren Southern and Stefan Molyneux carries a cruel irony for the zealous right.

The climate strike smashed it for scale. But is it all too … polite?

The groundswell of protesters across NZ on Friday is reason for optimism. But if results don’t follow, the calls for more direct action that confronts the status quo will grow.

Tens of thousands throng for #climatestrike NZ – here’s what happened

Organisers estimate that 170,000 New Zealanders have joined the strike for the climate around the country

Why political attack ads will have to stop using footage from parliament

An electoral law expert explains the latest ruling from Speaker Trevor Mallard that has parliament up in arms

How green is New Zealand’s national grid?

In the fourth part of the series with our partners at Flick Electric Co. to help you make better energy choices, Flick’s Nikki Cockburn explains how to the national grid works.