Ombudsman sides with Govt over coalition
The Chief Ombudsman says a secret coalition document has not played a role in policy decisions.
Opinion: Optimistic for open government
Bryce Edwards last month called for a coalition to form to fix the Official Information Act. He reports back on a positive initial response.
Robertson points again to cost cutting
Finance Minister Grant Robertson has emphasised his direction to ministers to cut spending in unwanted areas to ensure the Government meets its fiscal responsibility rules.
‘Not as frank and free as we thought’
Academics researching the freeness and frankness of NZ’s public servants suggest some remedies for the new Government.
Is a more radical mood developing in NZ?
Does the rise of words like ‘Marxism’, ‘feminism’ and ‘racism’ point to an increasingly radical mood in NZ?
Dip in NZ’s child poverty rate a start
The 2017 Child Poverty Monitor shows a slight reduction in child poverty, but Children’s Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft says more needs to be done.
Claire Curran delves into digital convergence
The Communications Minister has shelved work on digital convergence to revisit regulation inconsistencies.
Millions unspent on tourist driver project
Only $4 million of the promised $25 million has so far been spent making the South Island’s key tourist routes safer.