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Disillusioned Australia has a serious case of politics envy

Disillusioned Australia has a serious case of politics envy

Australia's declining trust in politics and politicians paints a vastly different picture to our friends in New Zealand, where voter satisfaction remains high.

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Tax cuts, a return to surplus mark 2019 budget

Good morning, early birds. Tax cuts and an expected return to surplus have marked last night's 2019 federal budget launch, while critics have pointed out significant gaps in foreign aid, ABC funding, Newstart and wages growth. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

The coverage of Christchurch will lead to more shootings

The coverage of Christchurch will lead to more shootings

"If he knew in advance that no one would have published or discussed his manifesto, would that have changed things?"

New Zealand must defend its open society against hate

New Zealand must defend its open society against hate

There have been signs of the mainstreaming of hatred in New Zealand for months.

The endless multicultural vigil outside the Masjid Al Noor

The endless multicultural vigil outside the Masjid Al Noor

The solidarity and compassion on display in Christchurch is a hopeful reminder that the fascists won't win easy. 

Across the Tasman and into a land of common sense and kindness

Across the Tasman and into a land of common sense and kindness

As a Crikey reporter battled a tight stopover in the rush to get to Christchurch, New Zealanders helped her get home to tell their story.

Christchurch shooter emailed ‘manifesto’ to office of Prime Minister

Christchurch shooter emailed ‘manifesto’ to office of Prime Minister

Good morning, early birds. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern confirms that her office received the "manifesto" of the Christchurch mosque shooter, and the Greens push to have MP Fraser Anning expelled from parliament following his response to the tragedy. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

A love letter to Invercargill and cities in decline

A love letter to Invercargill and cities in decline

There is a strange pleasure in visiting places like Invercargill, forlorn cities stuck decades in the past. But nothing can stay unchanged forever.

Digital dystopia

Digital dystopia

Welcome to Side View — a curated guide to new and overlooked content on politics, policy, and public affairs. This week: anarcho-capitalists bring a copy of Ayn Rand to a gunfight, the European fight over energy and the future of music — compulsory Marshmello.

What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

What we can learn from New Zealand’s media transformation

From serious politics to pop culture, there are several bright spots in the New Zealand media landscape. What could we glean from them?