Given he's regarded as a leader from the pragmatic centrist side of the National Party, it was puzzling to hear Simon Bridges this morning apparently endorse trickle-down theory.
Back once again with the renegade bluster, the Gone By Lunchtime team climb many flights of stairs in the cause of NZ political discourse.
There was no sign of the promise she'd 'let her guard down', and flashes of Sarcastic Wine Mom aside, Hillary Clinton offered little more than platitudes at Spark Arena.
The health sector needs significant investment, but where is that money going to come from? Grant Thornton’s Pam Newlove says the government needs to look to the private sector.
The country is changing. And in contrasting herself from her predecessor and advocating for this change, the PM is wielding her awesome and terrible powers of virtue-signalling.
Hyper-sensalitionism clouds the true gravity of the moves towards reconciliation on the Korean Peninsula, write two Korean New Zealanders.
UMR survey shows National largely resistant to the Labour surge, though Jacinda Ardern's party has made inroads among centre voters, writes Stephen Mills Between June 2017 and February 2018 Jacinda Ardern â€¦
Last night North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in pledged a new era of friendship between the two countries. Is peace finally about to come for the people of Korea?
The list of state agencies using these private investigators to spy on lawful protesters continues to grow, and it is an assault on democracy, writes Frances Mountier.
Despite National’s attempts to paint it as a coalition of uneasy bedfellows, the Labour, Greens and NZ First alliance has held up rather well so far, writes Jason Walls for interest.co.nz.
Why the government is looking into public private partnerships to build infrastructure – and what the other political parties think.
The prime minister's whistlestop tour of Europe saw her meet the German chancellor in Berlin yesterday. And the local press were gushing
On Tuesday, economist Eric Crampton argued prohibiting foreign buyers will do nothing to alleviate the housing crisis. Today, he lays out all the other reasons why the ban makes no sense.
To outsiders New Zealand foreign policy must look like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, perhaps clear only to the enigmatic deputy prime minister and New Zealand First leader Winston Peters.
The prohibition on foreign property buyers is the worst kind of populist, fear-based policy-making, argues economist Eric Crampton.
NZ needs to join those countries that have called for an international prohibition on autonomous weapons and to work with them to make it happen, writes Thomas Nash.
The fact that the ban on new offshore oil and gas exploration permits was announced so quickly – and with seemingly so little research – should worry us all, writes Jenée Tibshraeny.