Peter Dunne: Beware, nice guys finish last
Jacinda Ardern needs to make a stand for the things she says her Government believes in, despite the public preference for strong, dominant and often otherwise repugnant politicians.
Our armour-plated housing bubble
Bernard Hickey explains why New Zealand’s housing market bubble has become armour plated and why it is proving almost impossible to burst, despite the predictions of overseas experts.
NZ residency applications outstrip targets
The number of residency applications are outstripping the Government’s lowered planning targets by thousands.
European Union raises PGF concerns with NZ
Could “the lion of the regions” see his provincial payments become a lamb to the slaughter over trade concerns?
A winner in the World Cup of confessions
James Elliott’s review of the week: the truth behind a national catastrophe, and a chance for world domination.
Drug reform impact lost in war of words
There’s nothing stealthy about the Government’s plan to decriminalise personal use of illicit drugs.
Ex-prisoner takes on China’s ‘so-called’ justice
China expert Peter Humphrey tells Newsroom about his first-hand experience with China’s justice system, and his plans to testify against Chinese extradition.
No race relations chief for more than a year
Government is in the final stages of appointing a race relations commissioner, but communities say that’s not good enough.