Fresh research suggests the public is becoming more trusting of Government and politicians again. Dr Bryce Edwards of Victoria University highlights new studies on trust, and says that “Jacindamania” still appears to be having a positive impact on society’s view of politics.
In this morning's email we checked out the state of play in the National leadership contest, and detailed further complaints about sexual conduct between staff and law students at Russell McVeagh.
In today's email we report on Newsroom's investigation into complaints of harassment and inappropriate workplace behaviour at one of New Zealand's leading law firms, and we detail yesterday's developments in National's leadership contest.
With New Zealand among those at an international summit in Canada to discuss North Korea's nuclear programme, Robert Ayson says we may have to swallow a "nuclear rat" to prevent war on the Korean peninsula - even if it cuts against our anti-nuclear ideals.
The creator of an inexpensive floating water monitor suspects the Government is unwilling to fund a device that would show how bad our water is. Lynn Grieveson reports.
Wellington Central candidates from five parties were all agreed on one thing when they addressed Victoria University students: more people are tuning out from politics, leaving our democracy in need of strengthening. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
1. Little's leadership in the balance
A panel discussing low levels of turnout among young voters has argued more fundamental changes to New Zealand’s democratic system are needed to reverse the trend. Sam Sachdeva reports.
Last week's forced closure of International Academy of New Zealand (IANZ) and the potential deportation of hundreds of Indian students is threatening to turn into a repeat of the collapses of the Modern Age and Carich English language schools in 2003 that badly damaged the reputation for New Zealand export education in China for a decade.
Todd McClay delayed plans to amend Child Support rules for a year after IRD said it couldn't handle the complex changes in time, retiring Air NZ deputy CEO Norm Thompson was appointed to the board of Tourism NZ, Tariana Turia announced plans to introduce plain packaging legislation next year, Steven Joyce announced changes at Callaghan Innovation and Craig Foss flagged new regulations for the Financial Markets Conduct Act.