In this morning's email we detailed the Government's planned inquiry into abuse of both migrant workers and international students.
In today's email we discussed the challenges facing Immigration New Zealand, and the aims of new Speaker Trevor Mallard.
In today's email we examine Michael Woodhouse's balancing act as he walks the tightrope between taking a "Kiwis first" line and reassuring employers who need migrant workers, and we also detail how 1989 was the year that rule changes triggered a massive inter-generational divide.
In today's email we dive into the migration debate, look at the resurgence of the homelessness issue, and find that fixing our waterways is going to be an expensive, slow process.
After months of reports about widespread abuse of migrants, the Government moved this morning to crack down on employers who break the rules.
Housing and migration are shaping up as the big issues in next year's election and this week's figures show the Government faces a huge task to convince the public that new housing supply is growing fast enough to keep up with the fastest population growth from migration in over 100 years.
Bill English used his first trip out of Wellington as Prime Minister to visit affected communities along the Kaikoura Coast yesterday, including at Kekerengu on the coast between Kaikoura and Ward, but his welcome was far from friendly or honeymoon-like.
Wellington and Government have turned the corner towards Christmas and is sprinting towards the finish line with extra gusto this year, given the coming announcement of a new cabinet on Sunday and the jockeying of the players ahead of next year's election.