Talkback host, union delegate, and occasional firebrand Willie Jackson is back in Parliament after a 15-year hiatus - and is now a Minister to boot. He tells Shane Cowlishaw about his plans for the Employment portfolio and the evolution of Maori politics.
In today's email we looked into how the new Government's unallocated capital spending is being eaten away by unexpected dead rats left by the departing Government.
In this morning's email we called on the Government to release the complete coalition agreement document.
In this morning's email we detailed the challenges facing Jacinda Ardern and her team as they flew to Asia for Apec and the East Asia Summit.
In today's email we looked at the shake up that is on the way for Auckland's transport infrastructure plans, and we dug into the accuracy of the claim that Australia's foreign buyers ban and capital gains tax did not work to slow house price inflation in its major cities.
In today's email, we look at how the penultimate poll showed National's concerted attacks on Labour's plans for 'seven new taxes' bearing fruit, wrestling momentum away from Labour and blunting the 'Jacinda Effect'.
In today's email we find out what prompted Metiria Turei's benefit fraud revelation, look into what is happening with wages, and peek into a potentially signficant drinks cabinet.
In the last set of jobs figures before the election, Statistics New Zealand has reported surprisingly weak jobs growth and still-subdued wage growth in the June quarter.
In today's email, we ask what the latest poll result might mean for Labour.
The Government has watered down its plans to tighten rules for temporary work visas, but dairy farmers remain unhappy because 60 percent of their migrant workers will still have to leave after three years and can't bring their families with them, Bernard Hickey reports.