December 6, 2016 4
A short history of the prime minister of New Zealand pulling women's hair.
April 12, 2016 2
New Zealand is going to launch an inquiry into foreign trust disclosure after all. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
February 22, 2016 2
Watch out for Muir ... Trump card ... Malcolm and John hold each other's kayaks ...
September 30, 2015
Along with the Biebs, Malcolm Turnbull's women cabinet ministers also made a splash.
July 21, 2015
Gold has got surprisingly cheap since the start of the year. Plus other business tidbits of the day.
February 25, 2015 15
As the Prime Minister tries to dogwhistle his way out of his leadership malaise, the incessant contradictions of the government become too many to track.
September 22, 2014 6
John Key's National Party has regained power in New Zealand, despite being plagued by accusations of misdeeds. But it might not be long before the scandals catch up with Key, writes NZ-based writer Giovanni Tiso.
September 22, 2014 2
Would lowering the voting age and installing indigenous-only Senate seats re-engage people disillusioned with Australia's political process? Perhaps, but a conservative government would never allow it.
September 19, 2014
New Zealand goes to the polls tomorrow, and it is likely to return the Key government. But there are some wildcards.
September 19, 2014 7
Eminem, Julian Assange and spying allegations are just some of the curious elements in the campaign for New Zealand's general elections, writes New Zealand-based Italian writer Giovanni Tiso.
August 25, 2014 1
Think politics are much more above board across the Tasman? Think again, writes New Zealand-born freelance journalist Rachel Williamson.
August 14, 2014 2
New Zealanders will go to the polls in September, and another minority government is likely. But an Internet Party joint ticket could prove an interesting spanner in the works.
May 12, 2014 4
Is ACT Young Labor a blokey affair? ... murmurs about newspapers merging / folding ... the small world of Tassie politics ...
February 12, 2013 13
Julia Gillard's decision to name the election date in advance was regarded as "unprecedented" by a hostile press gallery. But Harold Holt -- and NZ's John Key -- both announced the date months out.
May 22, 2012 2
The modern science-fiction genre has moved on from bug-eyed monsters and spaceships and is now more likely to explore alternative worlds and realities -- often interacting or existing simultaneously.
December 12, 2011 4
New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has announced his new ministry, after final results from the NZ electoral commission confirmed his re-election for a second term.
November 28, 2011 2
As expected, John Key's National Party was relatively untroubled in Saturday's New Zealand election. But a strong performance from NZ First surprised some pundits.
October 18, 2011 53
Iin a political climate where people are craving leadership, and Australia’s productivity needs a desperate shot in the arm, advocating a tax swap should be opportune, writes Adam Creighton, a research fellow at The Centre For Independent Studies.
October 14, 2011 3
A rich local marine environment -- and the immediate political fortunes of New Zealand’s government -- hinge on the fate of the crippled cargo ship Rena, writes freelancer David Ritter.
September 28, 2011
A big increase in sales of new houses in Queensland in August was not enough to bring much joy to the market overall.