The head of the NZ Defence Force has signalled plans to cut back on spending and “reprioritise” resources in the coming years, which National fears could be a sign of further cuts to come.
Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has attempted to win over critics of the revived Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal at a public meeting, arguing the Government has kept its promise on five “bottom lines”.
With Parliament currently considering a "waka-jumping" law to prevent MPs from switching parties, Liam Hehir argues voters, not party leaders, should hold politicians accountable for any defections.
Jacinda Ardern's Labour Government did better than expected in its first 100 days. Bernard Hickey looks ahead to the bigger tests in the next 1,000 days before the 2020 election.
In today's email we looked at Labour's immigration dummy pass, and discuss the likelihood of bipartisan agreement on Ardern's Child Poverty Reduction Bill (amid questions over whether Bill English will be around to come to such an agreement).
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has a lengthy name, and it was a lengthy process to get the rejigged deal across the line. What role did New Zealand play in convincing others to sign on, and what comes next?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s baby news was one of the main talking points at Ratana on a day focussed on new opportunities and lacking the tension of recent visits, as Sam Sachdeva reports.
A treasure trove of documents used during coalition talks have been made public, providing a fascinating insight into the formation of the new government.
The Government will not have to release a 33-page coalition document, after a ruling from Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier that it does not qualify as official information.
Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier has backed the Government’s refusal to release a 33-page coalition document, saying in a provisional ruling he is satisfied it has not played a role in policy decisions.