Talk is cheap at Dubai climate summit, but only 7 percent of pledged emission cuts entail a national commitment to phase-out exploration, production or use of coal, oil or gas
Grant Robertson used ‘clever workarounds’ to make the books look better than they really are, Nicola Willis alleges
Productivity Commission reports were deeply technical, impartial, and they mattered. So what went wrong?
If we wanted MPs to swear allegiance to anything it should be to Te Tiriti
Central Plains Water didn’t prove its fish screen on the Rakaia River was effective
A court case focused on river protection has been halted but might yet be revived
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Ayesha Verrall grew immensely as a politician in her first term in Parliament. Now she looks to expand from health to another hot button portfolio
Governments govern and oppositions oppose, in the same way they did under First Past the Post
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Updated from before the election: Winston Peters and NZ First have been in coalition three times since 1996 ending in suspicion, controversy or bad blood.
The new government needs civil servants – so must approach job cuts with care
Winston Peters is on the cusp of history if re-elected, becoming one of the oldest leaders ever and primed to surpass great names of NZ politics.