New Zealand mayors have talked up the benefits of increased collaboration with their Chinese counterparts, while steering clear of concerns about a soft power push from China.
1. Will Labour wait for a natural migration fall?
In this morning's email we dug into the Government's claim of a massive cost blowout with the Christchurch sports complex project.
The contest for Christchurch Central is shaping up as a bellwether of the election at large. National won the seat off Labour in 2011 and increased its majority in 2014. Sam Sachdeva talks to the candidates and finds a fatalistic National incumbent and Labour more confident under Jacinda Ardern.
There are 16 days to go until the election, and a new poll has the gap widening between the two main parties. Shane Cowlishaw reports from the campaign trail.
In today's email we look past the silly hats into the detail from yesterday's campaigning, discuss land taxes and climate change, and share some weekend reads.
There are 30 days to go until the election and New Zealand's military involvement in Afghanistan is again in the news cycle after United States President Donald Trump's announcement he would increase troop numbers.
This table from Fletcher Building’s results presentation on Wednesday clearly shows the company’s incompetent corporate governance.
Bill English and Paula Bennett this morning announced plans to sell up to 2,500 Housing New Zealand Corp state houses in Christchurch to community housing providers in a major expansion of the Government's troubled Social Housing reforms.
Labour formally released its Home Ownership Policy on Wednesday, sparking an attack from Nick Smith , who was in turn criticised by Winston Peters for helping enrich Chinese land bankers in Auckland.