Pharmac is to fund the HIV drug Truvada for an estimated 4000 at-risk New Zealanders. But with the plan set to cost the taxpayer millions in subsidies, there’s got to be a better way, argues Act's Stephen Berry.
Another one bites the dust, with Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman deciding to retire from politics. He follows Bill English and Steven Joyce out the door, as the party's cleanout continues. So, who's next?
Jones is calling on Air NZ to reinstate regional routes that have been closed for commercial reasons – thereby demonstrating a deep misunderstanding of the national airline's legal duties, writes law professor Andrew Geddis.
Facebook's shares have taken a nosedive after something to do with data used by Cambridge Analytica. Confused? Here's what it means, and what could come next.
The Champion of the Regions versus the Corporate Taniwha. The CEO versus the Minister. Susie Ferguson versus a Straight Answer. Who will come out on top?
Matamata-born Chris Liddell has been given a top job by US President Donald Trump. But how does he fit into the long list of Trump's hires, fires, triers and liars?
World champion para-swimmer, post-grad student and activist Mary Fisher doesn't ever seem to stop moving. Alex Braae rang her up to find out why.
Political parties are salivating over the prospect of getting Lance O’Sullivan to join them. So which party should the good doctor choose? Alex Braae assesses the options.
As the Labour Party goes into overdrive in an effort to acknowledge its woeful response to sexual assault claims at a youth camp, RNZ's Jane Patterson looks at the political mess that's been left in its wake.
A year after the publication of a book alleging civilian deaths in a botched NZ raid in Afghanistan, the Defence Force has quietly conceded its operation was in the same village depicted by the authors, and it makes the case for an inquiry overwhelming
New developments have emerged surrounding sexual assaults that took place at a Labour Party youth camp, how it happened in the first place, and how the party subsequently dealt with the allegations.
The departing National campaign guru details the way John Key’s team overcame the Dirty Politics scandal and the disruptions of Kim Dotcom to return to power
When he was in his early 20s, I used to joke with him about the Bridges administration, circa 2020, writes former National Party cabinet minister Wayne Mapp.
The PM gets the Backbencher treatment in DJ pose, Winston Peters gets a refit, but the publican is unsure whether it's worth bothering with Simon Bridges yet
In our video series Kiwis of Snapchat, comedian Tom Sainsbury sources exclusive Snapchat footage of Kiwi citizens and luminaries making the news. Today, new National Party leader Simon Bridges takes a victory lap.
Ahead of her debut at the Auckland Fringe on Thursday night, former Green MP Catherine Delahunty writes on the good, the bad and the toxic of nine years in parliament – and what needs fixing.
Welcome to the Cheat Sheet, a clickable, shareable, bite-sized FAQ on the news of the moment. Today, the new leader of the National party, Simon Bridges. Who? Simon Joseph Bridges, former â€¦
Has the government been too keen to go for working groups, panels and inquiries, over actual action? Alex Braae counts the announcements.