After a year of huge ups and downs, Andrew Little is preparing for yet more change. He speaks to Shane Cowlishaw about his new ministerial roles and how he will make his mark.
Police Minister Stuart Nash has his “dream” job following Labour’s rise to Government. He talks to Shane Cowlishaw about why he is in favour of police pursuits, the potential of a crack “flying squad” of officers and how he will ramp up the force’s numbers.
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.
Bill English and Jacinda Ardern have clashed in a fiery debate, with a surprise commitment on child poverty from the PM. With 19 days until the election, Bernard Hickey and Sam Sachdeva report.
Footage of children being removed from their homes by police have shocked the country. Here what the politicians and the Children’s Commissioner have to say.
Following a Serco fight-club scandal that left Corrections reeling, a new woman has been placed in charge of keeping tabs on New Zealand’s prisons. Shane Cowlishaw meets the chief inspector.
The Government has been unapologetic for the record high prison population, but that confidence may be beginning to waver. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
Correction’s quest for more capacity has ratcheted up another gear.
For the convenience of email subscribers, here is my weekend column arguing New Zealand needs to invest in protecting its corruption-free reputation against the pressures of income inequality.