Tim Murphy

In this week's MediaRoom column, Tim Murphy looks at what premium New Zealand Herald content might cost with a new paywall, the write-down of Stuff Ltd by its owner and another experienced journalist heading to PR.

A looming shortage for domestic users of natural gas, and a defence of the dairy industry's efforts to mitigate emissions featured in the National Party's annual conference presentation on the environment and energy.

Winston Peters' new court action over his seven year superannuation overpayment is actually claiming a total of $1.8 million from bureaucrats and former ministers - damages that ultimately may have to be paid by the taxpayer if he is successful. Tim Murphy reports.

Tim Murphy takes a deeper look at why nine Auckland councillors have written a letter of complaint about Mayor Phil Goff and why a vote of no confidence is not imminent.

Auckland Councillors have approved an 11.5 cent a litre regional fuel tax to fund transport projects - but with impassioned criticism from some councillors who say the poorest citizens will be disproportionately affected.

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A National Party MP who studied at an elite Chinese spy school before moving to New Zealand has attracted the interest of our Security Intelligence Service.

Tertiary Education Minister Paul Goldsmith says education authorities have received 11 new complaints after the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) chief executive gave his mobile phone number over RNZ inviting whistleblowers to speak out on the dumbing down of courses to secure funding.