Why absolute Labour majority is possible
Common wisdom says an outright majority is all but impossible under MMP - could that change in 2020?
Seymour looks forward to friends in Parliament
David Seymour on the possible path ahead for a growing ACT caucus.
Greater transparency needed in Pacific aid programme
Inquiry into flagship Pacific Reset reaffirms importance of development work in the region, but MFAT needs to be more open.
Greens turn focus to housing crisis
In its third major policy announcement, the Green Party has revealed a suite of plans to subsidise community-provided rental housing and boost the state housing build programme.
Nancy Lu biggest surprise in National list rankings
An Auckland accountant has leapfrogged more than a dozen incumbent MPs on National’s list for the 2020 election.
Failures without Consequences
How come, after numerous condemnatory reports, Oranga Tamariki chief executive Grainne Moss holds on to her job? Aaron Smale wonders if those harmed by her tenure aren’t a big enough voting bloc
Tighter rules for sensitive exports within weeks
Stringent guidelines for goods with potential military uses in countries like China are on the way.
IRD planning consultation on green taxes
Internal Revenue officials are moving ahead with plans to consult on and, eventually, adopt recommendations from the Tax Working Group on environmental taxes.
The sadness of a support partner as the axe looms
New Zealand First and the Greens are facing the reality of the ‘support partner’ curse