Political scientist Bryce Edwards argues New Zealand needs to have a careful debate now about China's use of soft power to influence our political system, rather than ignore it and face a nasty one later.
Political scientist Bryce Edwards called late last month for a coalition to form to fix the Official Information Act. He reports back on a positive initial response in and around Government.
Rod Oram details the latest in agricultural industry innovation unveiled at a conference in Wellington and looks at whether New Zealand is being too complacent and not investing enough in new technology and systems to fend off the coming disruptions of cellular and urban agriculture.
Political scientist Bryce Edwards calls on public servants, academics and journalists to form a coalition to fix the Official Information Act.
Bryce Edwards takes a closer look at the changes in the lobbying scene around Wellington in the wake of the formation of the Labour-led Government. He asks whether New Zealand needs a policy to restrict 'revolving door' moves by political staffers straight into lobbying.
2016 was a big year for surprises and for politics driven by economics, so here's the big three numbers of the political economy over the last 12 months.
House sales volumes are sliding and inflation is slowing, but it's too early to say the bubble has burst yet.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column about how the PM doesn’t trust the Treasury’s forecasts for the very long term and the very short term, but thinks we should rely on the medium term one that says we can afford tax cuts, extra social spending, the quake rebuilds and debt repayment.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column about how Brexit and the election of Donald Trump represent the sudden collapse of a social contract in favour of globalisation. Tweaks won't be enough to rebuild it.
For the convenience of subscribers, here's my weekend column about how long term bond yields have risen sharply since Donald Trump's election, which is pushing up mortgage rates and the Government's borrowing costs just as it may have to start borrowing again and just as housing markets are cooling.