The brilliance of The NZ Project
Thomas Coughlan finds Max Harris’s book ‘The New Zealand Project’ sketches a new politics for New Zealand.
National loads a bullet in Auckland Roulette pistol
Does the Government really want Auckland Mayor Phil Goff to sting ratepayers in an election year to help fund the city’s transport crisis, Tim Murphy asks.
Navy base staying put in spite of warnings
Devonport is to remain as the home of the Defence Force’s naval base, but what happens when both sea levels, and Auckland house prices, rise?
It’s not politics as usual for millennials
Victoria Crockford of The Collective Project responds to Bernard Hickey’s warnings that millennials will remain shut out of the housing market unless they become more politically active.
1989 was year zero for Generation Rent
Bernard Hickey argues 1989 was the year when New Zealand’s housing costs took off and started a massive inter-generational wealth transfer that is showing few signs of being reversed.
Slashing net migration offers no easy answers
Record high net migration is shaping up as the hottest topic in this year’s election debate, but there are no easy ways to significantly cut the inflow,
Little defamation case: Juries are not that daft
COMMENT: The Hagamans may wish to take their legal pursuit of Andrew Little further, but it would be risky.
Monetary policy reforms a mirage
The Government and Labour appear to have signalled big changes to the way the Reserve Bank sets interest rates, but a closer look shows not much change at all.