The dirty little secret in this migration debate
NZ is kidding itself that it is growing its economy and its wealth, but all it is doing is bringing in more people, working them harder for less pay, and refusing to invest in the underlying infrastructure and social fabric of the country.
Partnership migrant visa fix is no fix at all
Arranged marriages where partners had the freedom to say no may not be included under a new partnership visa fix. Dileepa Fonseka explains.
National’s predictable education plan
National’s education plans has some good stuff, but the promises that will resonate most could have come from Labour.
Peters accepts National ministers didn’t leak
Winston Peters’ has accepted in the High Court that two former National ministers he had been suing for $450,000 for breaching his privacy were not the source of the leak or responsible for it.
An education hub by any other name
It’s being labelled a backdown but a closer look shows the principles of the Govt’s education overhaul remain.
Susan St John: The real problem in Peters’ case
Winston Peters’ case in the High Court reminds us that NZ Super is chickenfeed to wealthy people. So why don’t we recover the pension through more progressive taxation?
Expert surprised by Peters’ claims
Former top civil servant Sir Maarten Wevers has thrown doubt on three claims by Winston Peters that governing conventions were ignored by two chief executives who told National ministers about Peters’ superannuation overpayment.
Peters and public service chief don’t talk
The unusual case of Winston Peters vs the Crown took a new twist yesterday with revelations the deputy PM and head of the civil service have not talked since the Government was formed.