Losers abound in a bad week for NZ politics
There are no winners from a week like this, and Simon Bridges still has explaining to do.
Response to sex allegations rarely about facts
Do people refuse acknowledge the facts of sexual assault or harassment because it doesn’t fit within their priorities?
Follow the 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.
Jami-Lee Ross and the shadow of Dirty Politics
The careers of career politicians are meant to last longer than this, especially when it is all they ever wanted to do.
All change at MediaWorks
In this week’s MediaRoom column, Mark Jennings looks at Newshub Nation’s new hosts, Three’s ratings and the end of Jono and Ben.
Politics wins in leak saga
The leak saga has been bizarre from the get-go but at the centre is someone who needs compassion, argues Laura Walters.
Dunne: One word may decide Bridges’ fate
Sometimes a single misjudgment or even just one word can prove the downfall of a politician.
Invest to close the wellbeing deficits
Today’s Crown accounts presented the Government with the opportunity of its lifetime, but it’s a window that may close before it has the confidence to jump through it.