Columns

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes Fussell As many have noted, the Hager/Snowden revelations of the spying by our security ... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of the convictions of Teina Pora for the rape and murder of Susan Burdett in 1992... more

Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson

27 Feb 2015 Opinion
  Gordon Campbell on the wage hike for MPs, and Paul Robeson Hard to tell what is more infuriating. Is it the 5.3% increase on the already bloated salaries of MPs, or their pantomime of outrage at being... more

Gordon Campbell: Are NZ troops the least of IS’s problems?

25 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on whether New Zealand troops are the least of Islamic State’s problems   Given that it has been politically packaged and sold as a training mission, the Iraq deployment announced... more

Gordon Campbell on drip-fed info about the Iraq deployment

24 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the drip-feeding of information about the Iraq deployment   There are two ways of framing the story of our troop deployment in Iraq. They go roughly like this: The Official Version : We... more

Gordon Campbell on today’s announcement on Iraq

23 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on today’s announcement on sending our troops to Iraq Later today, the Key government is expected to announce that New Zealand is planning to send about 100 troops on a training mission to... more

Gordon Campbell on the dangers of the security review

20 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the dangers posed by the upcoming security services review Could the June review of New Zealand’s security and intelligence be about to bestow on our spy agencies the express... more

Gordon Campbell on the America’s Cup, and Lee Marvin

19 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the latest non-story about the America’s Cup, and Lee Marvin Like the Commonwealth Games, the America’s Cup is one of those large sporting events that is struggling to find anyone... more

Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s not-so-great week

18 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Andrew Little’s not-so-great week No, it hasn’t been a terrific week so far for Andrew Little. The Labour leader’s decision to exclude the Greens from the (toothless?)... more

Gordon Campbell on the SkyCity debacle

16 Feb 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the SkyCity debacle “What is this? A centre for ants? …I don't wanna hear your excuses! The building has to be at least three times bigger than... more

Gordon Campbell on the arm-wrestling over Greek austerity

13 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the latest arm-wrestling bout over Greece’s austerity crisis, and Father John Misty This morning’s meeting between Greece and Europe’s finance ministers seems to have... more

Gordon Campbell on Iraq’s Foreign Minister

12 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on how Iraq’s visiting Foreign Minister embodies an Iraq that’s not worth fighting for When Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari makes a whistle-stop visit to... more

Gordon Campbell: Reluctance to treat IS's enimies as friends

11 Feb 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
    Gordon Campbell on the government’s reluctance to treat the enemies of Islamic State as its friends While the government attacks the left’s alleged reluctance to respond militarily to... more

Gordon Campbell on the Maori “separatism” bogey

10 Feb 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Maori “separatism” bogey Leadership requires the leader to set aside self-interest. It is a concept that sometimes seems quite alien to Prime... more

Gordon Campbell on reluctance to help the Kurds against IS

9 Feb 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the reluctance to support the Kurds against Islamic State The boundary line between our troops having (a) an ‘advise and assist’ role in Iraq and... more

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News

Agreement in principle signed with Ngati Tuwharetoa

6 Mar 2015 News
The Crown has signed an agreement in principle with Ngati Tuwharetoa towards settling their historical Treaty of Waitangi claims,... more

New immunisation videos for older children

6 Mar 2015 News
Health Minister Jonathan Coleman welcomes new online resources on immunisation for older children. “These new immunisation... more

Business

Fliway offering IPO at $1.20 to $1.40 per share

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Fliway Group, the transport and logistics provider behind the first float on the NZX... more

Warehouse eyes costs, better products as it targets growth

6 Mar 2015 Business News
By Tina Morrison March 6 (BusinessDesk) - Warehouse Group is turning its focus to reducing costs and improving its products and... more

Living

Rush Hour dance fitness coming to Unitec

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
A new initiative by the Unitec Performing and Screen Arts (PASA) dance programme starts next Monday 9 March and runs until the end... more

Newly Digitised Films on the Big Screen

6 Mar 2015 Lifestyle
For the first time, newly digitised versions of New Zealand features,The Quiet Earth and The End of the Golden Weather, will be ... more

Property

Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Banks relieved as RBNZ drops '5-plus' test for home loans By Pattrick Smellie March 6 (BusinessDesk) - ... more

NZ dollar falls after RBNZ eyes property speculation

6 Mar 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ dollar falls after RBNZ looks for ways to curb residential property investment By Tina ... more

Migration

PM plays down claim war criminals are living in NZ

2 Mar 2015 Migration
Prime Minister John Key says he is not aware of any suspected war criminals from the former Yugoslavia in New Zealand. The claim that... more

NZ migration rose to record in 2014

30 Jan 2015 Migration By Tina Morrison
  NZ migration surged to record in 2014, helped by robust economy Jan. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand migration surged to a... more

Travel

Productive discussions on Queenstown’s tourism workforce

6 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Sustainable workforce solutions were at the centre of discussions between Government Ministers and tourism industry representatives... more

Air New Zealand promises cheaper deals

2 Mar 2015 Travel & Tourism
Air New Zealand is promising more discounted fares as it adds hundreds of thousands of extra seats to its network where travel agents... more

Sport

Pyper looks like the bolter at the Golden Shears

6 Mar 2015 Sport
Southland shearer Troy Pyper’s surpassed even his own hopes by rapidly making it into the top of New Zealand shearers in a... more

Irene van Dyk Announced as Netball New Zealand Ambassador

6 Mar 2015 Netball
Legendary former Silver Fern Irene van Dyk has been unveiled today as Netball New Zealand’s (NNZ) official ambassador for the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on legal fudging on the GCSB, and Tikrit

6 Mar 2015 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the legal fudging of the GCSB revelations, Tikrit and Jake Xerxes Fussell As many... more

Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision

4 Mar 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Privy Council’s Teina Pora decision and Iron & Wine The quashing of... more

Kiwi Success

Kiwi start-up Glassjar launches payments app in the US

6 Mar 2015 People
Glassjar, the kiwi software start-up whose app provides people an easy way of sharing bills, has launched in the United States. The... more

Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award

6 Mar 2015 People
University of Auckland Rugby great Bryan Williams receives Distinguished Alumni Award Pacific leader, lawyer and former All Black... more

Recruitment

Luring talent to job expos a win-win

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Bringing employers face-to-face with future workforce creates positive labour market outcomes, writes Mark Gillard, director of the... more

Living wage estimate rises to $19.25/hour

2 Mar 2015 Recruitment
Campaigners for a "living wage" say it now costs $19.25 an hour for a mother, father and two children to "live with dignity" in New... more