A report card on Labour’s first month
Bernard Hickey assesses the new Labour Government’s first month in power as mostly successful, but the rubber will have to hit the road in a couple of weeks.
Winston Peters’ lawyers signed papers seeking legal action against National leader Bill English and three of his ministers the day before the election was even held.
Rod Oram picks out three key ministers in the Government’s drive to change the inner workings of the economy.
The new Labour-led Government’s first act is to plan an urgent ban on foreign buyers of existing homes.
Arguments to the effect that that it ‘isn’t right’ to form government without the highest-achieving party are factually and historically suspect.
Jacinda Ardern is bringing NZ closer to where it will be - with help from Winston Peters.
Higher wages do not need to come at the expense of jobs, incoming PM says.
Last month’s prevarications and brinksmanship gave MMP a bad rap, but in the end it has been shown to work well.
The new government could chart a new course for NZ in foreign affairs, defence and trade.
Dr Dean Knight asks what we make of the coalition from a constitutional perspective. What’s unusual or different?
NZ First’s demurring to Labour’s more modest immigration policy was done with barely a murmur.
New Zealand First had a lot of ‘bottom lines’ going into the election. What did they get Labour to agree to?
The Labour-NZ First deal includes a mechanism to ban non-residents from buying existing homes and a $1 billion regional development fund.
Outgoing PM Bill English says he will stay on as the face of a positive Opposition.
Jacinda Ardern has suggested the current emissions trading scheme may be scrapped and replaced with carbon and other emissions taxes.
Elite behaviour within the framework of a proportional electoral system could, and should, be better than this, writes Jack Vowles.
“This is the real challenge for the new government – to clean up and restore life to our democracy, as well as to rivers and lakes across the land.”
As NZ finally learned which party Winston Peters would side with, Lynn Grieveson was there with her camera, every step of the way.