Articles tagged Shane Jones

To some Kiwis, Waitangi Day commemorations have become synonymous with protest and political squabbling. With a new prime minister and government, how might that change? And what are the wider implications for Crown-Maori relations? Sam Sachdeva reports.

Around Parliament, there’s no-one quite like Shane Jones. He explains to Shane Cowlishaw how he will plant a billion trees and spend a billion dollars, likely ruffling feathers along the way.

For the convenience of email-avoiding subscribers and samplers, here's the email sent on the morning of April 23, including the latest on Shane Jones' shock departure, the surge in net migration that is already an economic and political issue, some useful long weekend reads (particularly on the Piketty book) and the usual quotes and numbers of the day.

Finance Minister Bill English is keen to look at reform of Section 36 of the Commerce Act, agreeing with the early recommendations of the Productivity Commission and Commerce Commission that reform is needed to increase competition in the services sector in particular.

For the convenience of email subscribers, here's my full Herald on Sunday column, in which I doubt any of Countdown's behaviour will be prosecuted and the ugliness revealed in Shane Jones' allegation is a reflection of the Wal-Martisation of our supermarket industry.

Shane Jones ramped up his attack on the 'Countdown Shakedown' under parliamentary privilege on Wednesday, zeroing in on an Australian manager working for Progressive in New Zealand, although he stopped short of naming him.