All evidence points to one hard fact: it is incredibly improbable that you will remain alive. Hayden Donnell recommends either signing up for life insurance or fleeing to an apocalypse bunker this very minute.
The National Party has voted: something needs to be done to improve students’ welfare. A new consensus has been formed, which may change the lives of struggling students across New Zealand, writes Jack Close
'The culture of politics can take a few lessons from rugby': Kiri Allan kicks off full-time campaigning
Kiri Allan on the emotional rollercoaster after chucking in the day job, growing a layer of skin to deal with the scrutiny, a gathering of women who get shit done, and rugby as a metaphor.
It demands a Herculean effort to shift the spotlight from a scandal engulfing a government MP, but New Zealand Labour's shonky intern scheme might just have done it, writes Toby Manhire.
The Todd Barclay affair has prompted many memory lapses, but perhaps none as powerful as Prime Minister Bill English's now-forgotten objections to cover-ups and deceit. Branko Marcetic looks back to 2002, when Helen Clark's Paintergate and Corngate scandals were making the news – and Bill English was making hay.
Yesterday Newsroom posted a scoop on Todd Barclay’s weird, possibly illegal recordings of one of his former employees. Hayden Donnell keeps track of all the falsehoods unfurling out of the story.
Newsroom today provided fresh details of the payments and coverup in the Todd Barclay scandal. But the MP for Clutha-Southland remains something of a mystery on the national stage.
The story of Todd Barclay's behaviour towards his electorate staff has become a lot more interesting, as new details about efforts to cover it up emerge. A crucial question, writes law professor Andrew Geddis, surrounds claims of pressure put on his former electorate agent to withdraw her complaint
A 10-page advice sheet for candidates on using Twitter and Facebook and the rest has surfaced. And Nicky Wagner has helpfully provided a real-life example of what to avoid. Toby Manhire reads the rules.