In this morning's email for subscribers, Bernard Hickey looks at Cabinet's meeting today to prepare for a four week sprint of legislative and executive action in the lead-up to Christmas, along with Jacinda Ardern's new-found keenness on both parents sharing Paid Parental Leave.
In today's email we delivered the new Government's first report card.
Bernard Hickey explains how the success and subsequent sale of Trade Me led to the recycling of capital and expertise into a bunch of successful businesses that are now taking on the world.
This morning's email focused on the latest in international relations and finance.
In today's email we caught up on the latest diplomatic developments, along with some fiery speeches in parliament.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met notorious Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, with Iran, fish and nuclear bombs among the topics of conversation during a curious opening.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is unconcerned by reports of people smugglers sending boats to New Zealand, saying she is unable to answer whether the leak is an attempt from Australian spies to undermine her stance on the Manus refugee crisis.
In this morning's email we discussed the unexpected items in the Budget area discovered by the incoming Government.
Officials have briefed new Finance Minister Grant Robertson about a number of unexpected "budget challenges" left over from the previous Government that could force Labour to rejig its plans longer term, or even change some policies.
In this morning's email we looked in detail at the latest from the Apec and EAS meetings, including the resuscitation of the TPP trade deal, now brought back to life as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).