Long read: Anatomy of a disaster
Documents released on Thursday shows the unravelling of Derek Handley’s appointment as the Government’s Chief Technology Officer.
It’s time to talk about NZ’s racial wealth gap
In 2015, the median NZ European had $114,000 of wealth while the median Māori had just $23,000. So why the silence?
Follow the Chinese money and the influence
Bernard Hickey calls out our politicians for being soft on China and its attempts to influence our politics. He argues for inquiries into electoral finance rules and China’s activities here.
It’s not people but kaupapa, Russell McVeagh
My low expectations of the Bazley review hit the floor when I saw they had done that classic Pākehā thing of appropriating the best-known whakatauakī in the nation.
Inside a US lobbyist’s deal with NZ
Arms dealers and alleged fraud: What you may not know about a US lobbyist’s ties to our country.
Legal fraternity cuts ties with Russell McVeagh
Several law schools and legal associations have ended relationships with Russell McVeagh following sexual assault allegations against the firm.
‘Zero tolerance’: the law firm’s language of denial
An ex-Russell McVeagh lawyer with close knowledge of its handling of sexual assault complaints warns of the firm’s carefully worded public responses.
Meth-testing’s ‘wild west’
In part two of a deep dive into the businesses and the people behind the meth-testing debacle, Branko Marcetic speaks to some players in the ‘multi-layered’ failure.