British politics loses the plot completely, Gareth Morgan winds up The Opportunities Party, and defence minister Ron Mark gets some new planes.
Donald Trump behaves like Donald Trump overseas, National wins Northcote by-election, and PM Ardern reassures nation about imminent reign of Lord Winston of Whananaki.
In today's edition: Free trade with Britain moves closer, police and government at odds over drug driver testing, and EQC checks may be recalled.
Podcast host, comedian and big-brained Brit Andy Zaltzman will be coming to New Zealand later this year for the comedy festival. He spoke to Alex Braae about politics, satire, and the game he can't get enough of.
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.
Democracy around the world is under threat, and New Zealand is not immune. Here, government attitudes to official information are hampering democratic debate and accountability, writes Sir Geoffrey Palmer.
With a snap election amid a divorce from the European Union, there's plenty afoot in Britain. Toby Manhire sits down with the UK high commissioner, Jonathan Sinclair, to find out what it means for him, along with his thoughts on NZ rugby crowds, dossing with the Australians post-earthquake, and how many Pitcairn Islanders he knows by name.
By the logic of politics the real surprise was that the UK prime minister hadn't called a snap election earlier, writes the Guardian's Richard Adams.
Theresa 'I’m not going to be calling a snap election' May has called a snap election. And Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn must be crapping himself, writes Jonathan Hutchison from London.
In June, Britain voted to leave the European union. The Brexit decision was entirely understandable, wrote former NZ prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer. Across western democracies, some sense of democratic renewal is needed to avoid alienation
During last week's election madness, many of us comforted themselves with the belief that it couldn't happen here. But how true is that? Thomas Coughlan sees ominous signs in the New Zealand left's embrace of anti-immigrant rhetoric.
A 1976 judgment from New Zealand involving PM Muldoon and a public servant has a cameo role in the English High Court ruling that the prime minister, Theresa May, cannot bypass parliament in triggering the UK exit from the EU.
Geoffrey Palmer, Winston Peters, Judith Collins, Andrew Little, Richard Prebble, Metiria Turei, Willie Jackson and more on two decades of a proportional system, how they’ve changed their view of MMP, and what still needs fixing.
Registers of foreign workers and attacks on human rights lawyers show the poison of Trump seeping into the Conservative government’s new, cynical strategy, laments London-based New Zealander Tze Ming Mok
''Don't call me racist for voting leave,' wrote expat Kiwi and controversy magnet Alex Hazlehurst earlier this week. How about we call you short-sighted, self-centred and sadly misinformed instead, suggests New Zealand-born Londoner Paul Gallagher.
Amid Australia's election deadlock, independent candidates have become a lightning rod for discontented voters, and there are lessons for NZ political parties, writes Jennifer Curtin.
The rancorous fallout from Brexit has served to reinforce one of the key failings of what passes for debate in the social media era: that neither side ever hears the other's argument, writes Richard McManus.
The Brexit vote is entirely understandable. In Britain and across western democracies, some sense of democratic renewal is needed to avoid alienation, writes former NZ prime minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer
By Jove, it's only the hotly anticipated return of Gone By Lunchtime, the Spinoff's epoch-defining politics pod with Annabelle Lee, Ben Thomas and Toby Manhire
In defiance of most predictions, the UK has opted to quit the European Union, and David Cameron is quitting as PM. Reactions from Neil Cross, Rawdon Christie, Bryan Gould, Andrea Vance and more
Less than a week out from the Brexit vote, the 'leave' side is in the ascendant. But it's hard to find much to admire in either camp, writes David Hall. â€¦