Two’s company, three’s a crowd
The three parties in the coalition have to negotiate compromises, concessions and conquests week after week.
Yesterdaze: A race to the bottom
One dignified resignation was a bouquet in a sea of brickbats this week as low levels of accountability had eyes rolling. James Elliott has the news of the week.
I offered to delay census: Simpson
A former National Party Minister says he offered to delay the census after the Kaikōura quakes.
Valuable land plans spark concerns
“We need to house our people and to feed them too,” Govt says of proposals to protect rural land - but have they gone too far?
Terror accused writes to supporter from prison
The alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch attacks has been writing to sympathisers from prison.
Stats NZ head resigns over bungled Census
NZ’s chief statistician pays the price for numerous problems with the country’s inaugural “digital-first” Census.
Why NZ needs an Antarctic re-think
A shifting global order is changing Antarctica, and New Zealand must respond, academic Anne-Marie Brady says.
Time to rein in the cash in local politics?
Money talks. And nowhere as effectively as in campaign donations for local government elections. Peter McKenzie asks if we need limits on the private cash flowing into local politics.