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Bryan Gould: Shift left predicted after privatisation shambles
Bryan Gould: Shift left predicted after privatisation shambles

"Free market" theory has a lot to answer for, writes Bryan Gould. Charter schools? Privately run prisons? What about the…

Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise

Winston Peters clearly got some momentum from the Northland win. The question is whether he's made the most of it, writes…

Nats' policy changes signal

National's latest bit of tinkering with its immigration policy will not solve the Auckland housing crisis. It will barely…

Fran O'Sullivan: Forthright English sets us straight on China

The Finance Minister punctures dairy denials but needs an eye on recent boom and bust, writes Fran O'Sullivan.

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda

If this weekend's National Party conference runs true…

John Armstrong: Key told to flag $26m project John Armstrong: Key told to flag $26m project

Having watched John Key's obviously flagging campaign…

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John Roughan: Little's pragmatic side coming through
John Roughan: Little's pragmatic side coming through

The Labour leader's comments on 90-day trials could be a sign the party is confronting the reality of taking the reins…

Claire Trevett: Key plays it straight as Little lobs on housing
Claire Trevett: Key plays it straight as Little lobs on housing

Those expecting fireworks in John Key and Andrew Little's first encounter since the Chinese-sounding-surname debate broke…

Fran O'Sullivan: Labour must dig deeper in foreign buyer data
Fran O'Sullivan: Labour must dig deeper in foreign buyer data

If the party's key researchers are made of stern stuff they will now further test their analysis, writes Fran O'Sullivan…

John Armstrong: National off-guard over housing
John Armstrong: National off-guard over housing

For all intents and purposes National was done like a dog's dinner by Labour this week, writes John Armstrong.

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John Roughan: Pluto - credible science without politics

John Roughan: Pluto - credible science without politics

We are in awe of the discoveries in outer space but sceptical about climate change - and with good reason, argues John Roughan.

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Dita De Boni: Govt inactive on housing but robust against Hager

Dita De Boni: Govt inactive on housing but robust against Hager

The state was paying unwarranted attention to Nicky Hager when its low-wage citizens needed it more, writes Dita De Boni.

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Claire Trevett: To be like Taylor Swift, Labour has to shake it off

Claire Trevett: To be like Taylor Swift, Labour has to shake it off

Labour could learn a thing or two from the adaptable, influential, and canny businesswoman Taylor Swift, writes Claire Trevett.

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John Armstrong: Euthanasia a dead end for all

John Armstrong: Euthanasia a dead end for all

Public pressure needs to be harnessed if the ban on assisted deaths is to be axed, writes John Armstrong.

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John Roughan: Greece best left to its own devices

John Roughan: Greece best left to its own devices

It would be better for all concerned if the European Central Bank stopped the supply of credit to Greece and left the country to its own devices, writes John Roughan.

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John Armstrong: English gets his surplus, but victory is spoiled

John Armstrong: English gets his surplus, but victory is spoiled

The surplus and its final size will not be known until October. But yesterday's figures effectively guarantee there will be one, writes John Armstrong.

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Claire Trevett: Surprise, surprise - MPs find urgent business in Apia

Claire Trevett: Surprise, surprise - MPs find urgent business in Apia

After a range of World Cups and test matches in his seven years as Prime Minister, Key could now rival Usain Bolt in his sprint to the changing room, writes Claire Trevett.

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John Armstrong: This is the house that Bill built

John Armstrong: This is the house that Bill built

The Finance Minister is fuelling claims that privatisation is the Government's end game, writes John Armstrong.

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John Roughan: Obama finally sounds Presidential

John Roughan: Obama finally sounds Presidential

Barack Obama's Charleston speech could come to rank with Martin Luther King's at the Lincoln Memorial as an inspiring moment of modern times, writes John Roughan.

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Dita de Boni: Beating obesity? Fat chance

Dita de Boni: Beating obesity? Fat chance

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman who says there's no evidence it works. That's wrong, writes Dita De Boni.

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