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John Armstrong: 'Market' swept under social housing rug
John Armstrong: 'Market' swept under social housing rug

It is difficult to erase the suspicion that the policy is motivated by ideology as much as anything else, writes John Armstrong. All up, this is political territory within which John Key feels most uncomfortable.

Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies

It's a meeting so prestigious, Prince Andrew himself is invited to attend.

Opinion: Do the decent thing by Bain

Mike Hosking on why he believes we owe David Bain: 'He was found not guilty after being inside for 13…

Key's lost opportunity

State of the Nation speeches, so called, are really about the state of the government or the party in…

Sam Judd: Carbon crop crisis
Sam Judd: Carbon crop crisis

History has shown us time and again that the point of chaos arrives in society when people have nothing to eat or feed their…

Fallow: Reserve Bank does right thing
Fallow: Reserve Bank does right thing

It is a relief the Reserve Bank has moved to a neutral stance in its statement this morning, saying it expects to keep the…

Heather Shotter: We cannot afford to delay centre
Heather Shotter: We cannot afford to delay centre

It is widely acknowledged that international convention centres are essential elements that contribute to the growth and…

Opinion: Will this ad make kids smoke?
Opinion: Will this ad make kids smoke?

Quitline is running an ad depicting little children pretending to "smoke" their crayons, writes Shelley Bridgeman. Aimed…

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John Armstrong John Armstrong
'Market' swept under social housing rug

It is difficult to erase the suspicion that the policy…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Welcome to 'lickspittles to foreign dictators' club

The things you have to do to keep on side with your…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Time for NZ to take a stand over TPP

If New Zealand Cabinet ministers really, really want…

Brian Fallow Brian Fallow
Fallow: Reserve Bank does right thing

It is a relief the Reserve Bank has moved to a neutral…

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Chris Rattue Chris Rattue
Shock! Player says something interesting

Dan Carter is the mouse who roared by rugby standards…

Liam Dann Liam Dann
Time-lag a risk in housing supply boost

The Government might have it right, betting big on…

Dana Johannsen Dana Johannsen
Warner should look at his own kid's book

Australian cricketers sure do excel in hypocrisy…

David Chaplin David Chaplin
Inside Money: Socks and Roses - The gifts of Christmas past

Inside Money blogger David Chaplin engages in a spot…

Bryce Edwards Bryce Edwards
What to expect from politics in 2015

As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly…

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John Drinnan John Drinnan
Concert station gets a tune-up

State radio is conducting a softly-softly review of…

Toby Manhire Toby Manhire
I spy next boss of secret agency

Only fitting, really, for a spy boss to exit under…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Irish builders, burqas, tall poppies? Yep, still mad

Any hopes that this year will be less barking mad…

David Leggat David Leggat
Warner's marching orders overdue

David Leggat writes: Warner is the obnoxious face…

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