Simon Bridges unveiled a fresh National Party lineup that rewarded his leadership rivals with high spots and demoted some of the longest serving MPs. Thomas Coughlan reports.
The Provincial Growth Fund will spend $1 billion a year on projects in the regions and could provide serious growth to neglected parts of the country. But the process and speed at which the fund is moving could mean some of the most crucial projects miss out. Thomas Coughlan reports.
COMMENT: The Government faces a billion dollar conundrum.
Winston Peters sits down with Sam Sachdeva in Rarotonga to discuss his vision for the Pacific, Chinese influence in the region, and New Zealand's duty as an international leader
Jacinda Ardern has wrapped up her week-long trip to the Pacific, saying the visit has set the Government up well to move ahead with its Pacific reset. Sam Sachdeva travelled with the Prime Minister, and looks at the trip's successes and the challenges that will come next.
In this morning's email we look into the potential costs of Fonterra's Beingmate investment, and of New Zealand's greenhouse gas trajectory.
The CPTPP was signed in Santiago, Chile overnight.
Rod Oram delves behind the scenes of Fonterra's Beingmate debacle in this week's column. He finds the board will have to make a momentous decision that has parallels with Fletcher Building's eventual removal of its CEO and retirement of its Chairman.
New Zealand could be on the hook for a big bill if it fails to take measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions or ramp up the supply of carbon credits. Thomas Coughlan asks why we have been slow to increase the domestic supply of carbon credits.
The Cook Islands is one of the Pacific's success stories - but that success comes with its own challenges. Sam Sachdeva reports from Rarotonga on the buoyant state of the country's economy and how that may affect its future.
Primary teachers and principals could barely contain their anger, and excitement, as their union launched a campaign seeking a $300 million annual pay rise for its members. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Residents of Niue, Tokelau and the Cook Islands will be able to access New Zealand pensions more easily, after Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the Government would ease residency requirements.
Debates about gender and women’s position in society continue to gain mainstream prominence. On International Working Women’s Day, Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University discusses feminism’s continued rise.
In today's email we found out why Air New Zealand is challenging MBIE over airport parking charges.
Air New Zealand is arguing that airport parking fees are inflated and unfair and make New Zealand one of the most expensive countries to be an airline passenger in. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
The Disability Rights Commissioner has submitted a scathing report on David Seymour’s End of Life Choice Bill, saying it does not include adequate safeguards. Thomas Coughlan reports
Tonga bore the brunt of Cyclone Gita, and New Zealand is among the nations lending a helping hand with the recovery. Sam Sachdeva reports from Nuku'alofa on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's visit and the additional assistance she has promised.
In today's email we detail the significance of the resignation of National's "$11.7 billion man".
National Party leader Simon Bridges has appointed Amy Adams finance spokesperson.
When "the daughter of Niue" returns to her home away from home, you may as well get the whole family together.
Former Finance Minister Steven Joyce has bowed out of Parliament, a week after his failed bid for the National Party leadership following Bill English’s departure. Thomas Coughlan reports.
Following a survey showing strong public support for 'City Deals' granting certain councils wide-ranging powers, Wellington City Council is hoping to convince the new Government of the merits of the idea. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
With one of the world's smallest populations in an isolated location, Niue relies heavily on New Zealand aid to combat a "brain drain". The island nation's premier has a dream of achieving self-sufficiency within five to 10 years - but can it be done? Sam Sachdeva reports from Niue.
In today's email, we covered census day concerns, Ardern's travels in the Pacific, and Steven Joyce's announcement that he is to retire from politics.
Former Finance Minister and National Party campaign manager Steven Joyce has announced his retirement from Parliament after an unsuccessful bid for the National Party leadership, which he lost to Simon Bridges last week.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has touched down on Niuean soil - a homecoming of sorts for a woman known by some as "the daughter of Niue".
Jacinda Ardern has called climate change "my generation's nuclear-free moment" - and it is the Pacific in the firing line. Sam Sachdeva reports from Apia on the serious climate change challenges facing the region and how Ardern's government plans to lend a hand.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi has brushed off concerns about Chinese aid following a meeting with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, saying grants and loans from the Asian superpower are “all out in the open”.
In this morning's email we learn that, although they won't say the name, China is the focus of Jacinda Ardern and Winston Peters in the Pacific.