Topic archives: New Zealand

Tips and rumours

May 30, 2018 3

A brutal shake up at the ABC, we're buying nor backing the argument for corporate tax cuts, and more pain on its way for the big banks.

Jacinda, please put these whiny little boys in their place

May 29, 2018 8

The New Zealand PM is rising above anonymous abuse in the House of Reps, but maybe it's time to let loose and give the Westminster system the kick up the arse it needs.

New Zealand shows the path ahead on wages growth — and it’s not upward

and May 3, 2018 14

The New Zealand economy is at full employment but wages aren't budging -- suggesting the optimism about wages growth in Australia is ill-founded.

Ardern thirst: flirtatious interview with NZ leader is 60 Minutes’ nadir

and February 27, 2018 20

It seems, with this interview, that 60 Minutes has ruined its once-proud reputation for asking the hard questions.

Young, unmarried couple in New Zealand have sex. You won’t believe what happens next!

January 22, 2018 11

News that New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern was pregnant sent the country into a frenzy last week. We examine the responses which ranged from lovely to bizarre to downright nonsensical.

The Living Wage: a view from across the ditch

November 10, 2017

Crikey speaks to a series of New Zealand employment law experts to gauge the impact of the living wage on their country.

How a socially conservative contrarian came to back Jacinda Ardern for PM

October 20, 2017 2

Winston Peters revels in his anti-establishment vocalisations and in choosing to form a government with a left-leaning party led by a young woman he only burnishes that reputation, writes freelance journalist Rebekah Holt.

The fishing enthusiast who holds New Zealand’s political future in his hands

September 25, 2017 8

Meet Winston Peters, the man currently deciding who will be New Zealand's next prime minister.

Kiwis not applying for permanent residency because of citizenship uncertainty

August 30, 2017 5

The proposed plan to extend the wait for citizenship is giving New Zealander's currently considering becoming permanent residents the runaround, particularly if they are considering enroling in university.

Are Canadians, New Zealanders and Italians more scared of us than we are of them?

July 27, 2017 4

How do Australia's provisions for keeping foreign insurgents out of Parliament stack up against those of other countries? Crikey intern Angus McCubbing investigates.

Is Peter Thiel a Kiwi now?

January 25, 2017

NZ media reports this morning that Peter Thiel, the man who financed the bankrupting of Gawker, has been a New Zealand citizen for at least five years.

The Kiwi experience proves cutting company taxes screws everyone but those companies

The Kiwi experience proves cutting company taxes screws everyone but those companies

January 24, 2017 5

Though Treasury and the Treasurer seem to have missed the point entirely, writes economics reporter Alan Austin.

Farewell to John Key, the Kiwi prime minister with a ‘thing’ for ponytails

December 6, 2016 4

A short history of the prime minister of New Zealand pulling women's hair.

Fairfax deal scuppered across the ditch

November 8, 2016

The rejection will worry Fairfax.

What’s so good about New Zealand’s welfare reforms? Should we copy them?

September 21, 2016 19

Christian Porter talked a lot yesterday about the New Zealand model of welfare and why we should follow the Kiwi example. But what is the New Zealand model, exactly?

Fairfax backs out of New Zealand

May 30, 2016

News Corp's power in the Fairfax-APN New Zealand merger has grown.

A newspaper merger in New Zealand

May 11, 2016

Guess this makes it official.

Business bites: Fed rows back … Kiwis on track … farmers cop a whack …

January 28, 2016

US Federal Reserve flip-flops. And other business tidbits of the day.

Business bites: NZ’s cheese … BHP, please … Macca’s tease …

Business bites: NZ’s cheese … BHP, please … Macca’s tease …

November 11, 2015

New Zealand's dairy and housing sectors trouble our big four. And other business tidbits of the day.

Now the real international fight begins for the TPP

Now the real international fight begins for the TPP

October 6, 2015 3

Trade ministers have finished negotiations on the secretive and controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership. Dr Matthew Rimmer, professor in intellectual property law at QUT, says now it's time for the real debate.