Rushed website led to Budget hack
An inquiry finds poor procurement processes and governance failures by senior leadership were to blame for security flaws in Treasury’s website.
The NZ Super Fund’s ‘magical’ thinking
By underfunding investment in the young we’ve been able to create budget surpluses to be siphoned into the NZ Super Fund at the current rate of nearly $2.5b a year. This has some serious impacts for a lot of families.
Bridges’ ego-juggling challenge
Simon Bridges would have a testing time putting together a Cabinet that balanced talent with experience and not too many sore egos
Water meters: the ‘third rail’ of council politics
Water meters might work, but they sure don’t get you elected.
An own goal of unprecedented proportions
The National Party donations scandal that had nothing to do with the National Party was the big news of the week. James Elliott has some thoughts on that.
Time for Ardern to confront the elephant
In the interests of her party, let alone her Government, it is surely time for the PM to cut the Gordian knot, and cast aside New Zealand First.
Inside NZ’s water management mess
A major report by the Auditor-General on how New Zealand’s drinking, storm and waste waters are managed finds a conflicting, disorganised and stagnant system ill-prepared for climate change. Dileepa Fonseka reports.
Jami-Lee Ross one of 4 charged by SFO
Former National MP Jami-Lee Ross is one of the four men charged by the SFO in the National Party donations case - alongside a Chinese community leader who gave $100,000 to the party, and two others.
Migrants in limbo as coalition dithers
Labour and NZ First are delaying a painful call on either lifting or cutting the annual residency visa limit, while the Greens want the limits removed completely.