A tough first test for both
The first leaders’ debate wasn’t the walkover the PM’s supporters may have expected, but it was also no game-changer
The case for trout farming
Anglers have long resisted the idea of commercial trout farming but a select committee recently recommended the Government give the idea “serious consideration”. Clive Barker makes the case for trout farming.
Hydrogen no cure for emissions
A so-called ‘hydrogen economy’ assumes we can produce renewable electricity inexhaustibly and continue to lead our resource-depleting lifestyles. Pat Baskett argues that this isn’t the future we want.
The leaders’ debate: An unmemorable watch
The first leaders debate was expected to fire some life into a so far ho hum campaign. But, as Mark Jennings writes the Jacinda, Judith and John show fell flat.
Keeping the tax river clear of dams
Wealthy people’s money grows at a faster rate than the economy, like a dam hoarding water while the city below grows thirsty. To conserve our way of life, we need to ensure wealth flows between the top and the bottom, writes Tax Justice’s Louise Delaney.
National’s fiscal stumble blunts campaign launch
The party’s big day was overshadowed by a rudimentary, embarrassing mathematical error.
As safe as houses?
Something strange is happening in NZ. The economy has experienced a devastating contraction and everything is still uncertain - but the house market is booming.
Oram: Business foregoes its future
Does business want what our politicians are peddling at this election? Rod Oram delves into the latest Business NZ pre-election survey.
Campaign diary: Chris Bishop
The Hutt South MP enjoys the culinary delights of the south and prepares for the party’s fiscal plan.