Bill English's latest experiment in the delivery of social
services to those at the bottom of the socio-economic heap is
the most radical yet to emerge from his Beehive laboratory.
What next, minister? New Zealand's Got Talent?
The time has come for Kim Dotcom to put up or shut up.
Here is a prediction: voter turnout in September's general
election will slump to a new low.
Let's get one thing straight: the Labour Party is not
shutting journalists out of its conference in Wellington this
weekend despite some media and bloggers breathlessly, but
inaccurately, claiming it is.
Amid the energy-sapping and morale-draining bouts of bedlam
afflicting the New Zealand Labour Party, one senior caucus
figure gives every impression of being a veritable rock of
calm and stability.
Words were very much Paul Goldsmith's forte before the former
speechwriter, press secretary and biographer entered
Parliament three years ago.
The downfall and disgrace of John Banks may have seemed the
story of the week. But the Epsom MP was already history -
ancient history, in fact.
Sue Bradford may not be everyone's favourite cup of tea.
It must surely be tempting fate to mention it, but there are
definite signs Labour has finally emerged from its long bleak
winter of dysfunction, despair and inertia.
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