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The smoking gun in the Mahuta saga

A journalist’s question about a niece’s contract made the minister uncomfortable.

September 27, 2022
nz politics

Jacinda Ardern’s tilt towards the West continues at the UN

Jacinda Ardern intends to continue a more pro-Western foreign policy strategy, if her agenda from a hectic week of diplomacy is anything to go by.

September 27, 2022
opinion

Who represents the greater threat to democracy right now - Action Zealandia or the Dominion Post?

I see Stuff’s feverish witch-hunt for malignant local government election candidates has claimed a victim.

September 27, 2022
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Time for the Auditor General to investigate Mahuta contracts

Allegations and revelations are mounting up, meaning this issue can no longer be ignored.

September 22, 2022
opinion

On Rachel Stewart and freedom of speech

I see that former New Zealand Herald columnist Rachel Stewart is positioning herself as a champion of free speech.

September 22, 2022
nz politics

National’s unsatisfactory exoneration of Sam Uffindell

National didn’t just commission an investigation to determine Sam Uffindell’s fate, but also to attempt to clear the party itself of wrongdoing or a lack of integrity in its processes.

September 21, 2022
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Jacinda's waste of public interest journalism funds

Do we need any more evidence that this government tolerates waste of taxpayers’ money?

September 21, 2022
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Did Pakeha really crush traditional Māori medicine?

The truth about the Tohunga Suppression Act is rarely told.

September 21, 2022
nz politics

Labour’s fraught battle to retain the Māori vote

This all raises the question of whether Labour’s Māori MPs have focused on the right issues. Or, perhaps the question is whether Labour has become too focused on more elite or middle class Māori concerns.

September 20, 2022
opinion

House prices - where to from here?

Ironically, with rising interest rates and a net outflow of people, this may just be the straw which tips the housing market into a very significant decline.

September 20, 2022