Why Lieutenant-General Keating must be stood down
An independent inquiry into the 2010 SAS raids in Afghanistan is inevitable and necessary because the NZDF cover-up is so obvious, writes Dr Jon Johansson.
The left can do fiscal responsibility
Even before it had started, Labour and the Greens’ big announcement on being fiscally responsible had been a PR triumph.
Ward: MPs’ unity on climate goals good for NZ
John Ward, CEO of Vivid Economics, says cross-party action will help NZ meet targets set in the Paris Agreement.
The IRA chief who found peace
There were no IRA trappings as Martin McGuinness, the Irish Republican Army chieftain who turned away from violence to forge bonds with Northern Ireland’s Protestants, was laid to rest Thursday.
‘We’ll be a safe pair of hands’
It will be steady-as-she-goes vs a pledge of being a safe pair of hands. The Labour and Green Parties have announced the first major joint policy of their memorandum of understanding aimed at presenting themselves as an alternative Government in...
A pragmatist signs out: Goodbye and good luck
John Key’s final speech to Parliament was neither profound nor particularly memorable, writes Tim Murphy.
Government’s ‘big data’ decision looms
An imminent decision from the Privacy Commission could be the first check on the Government’s data-driven social investment approach, writes Shane Cowlishaw.
Closing an ugly chapter in our history
Māori children taken from their families may win back the right to be re-homed with whānau, but we’re not done yet, writes Emma Espiner.