Phil Goff has been in court and on the ropes over his false claims to have banned two alt right speakers from Council venues last year, but now John Tamihere has gone and shot himself in the foot. Again
Jacinda Ardern is getting the benefit of the doubt over claims of sexual assault by a Labour Party staffer, just as the Czars did in olden-days Russia. But facts will out and so far her actions have hardly screamed leadership
In honour of David Beatson and after the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security’s report into our spies’ work in Afghanistan, I’m re-surfacing some of Beatson’s posts from 2008 and 2009 asking questions about how our soldiers handled detainees
Today Labour admitted it had failed to implement the policy that, more than any other, defined and popularised the party over the past seven years. Even then, there’s little in the reset to suggest it can fix the housing crisis
The publication of the report reviewing the 2018 Population Census and the resignation of the Government Statistician who presided over the disaster is the beginning, not the end, of a discussion on the role of statistics and the state sector in New Zealand.
As the Reserve Bank monetary policy statement might indicate, the answer to the headline question is that as economic growth weakens, we increasingly need some more government spending. The bigger problem is how to manage it.
In laying out how poorly conceived was the law banning prisoners from voting and just how negatively it affects Māori in particular, the Waitangi Tribunal presents us with a fierce reminder of the need for change.
Labour is obsessed with not being seen as a ‘tax and spend’ party, but its economic caution means social issues are dominating its agenda and it risks falling into another trap with the election little more than a year away