Columns

Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory

28 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory Years ago, Richard Nixon explained to his chief adviser Bob Haldeman what has since become known as the “Madman Theory” of foreign po... more

Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox

27 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a 2014 assessment) of the options facing the company have enabled Kiwirail to be... more

Gordon Campbell on banning a leading Iranian film-maker

18 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the banning of a leading Iranian film-maker For the past fortnight, New Zealand has been obsessing on the reputational risk to this country of being seen as a tax haven – despite... more

Gordon Campbell on political rhetoric, and the Dark Triad

15 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on political rhetoric, and the Dark Triad Unfortunately, the systematic use of tax avoidance strategies – by corporates and by wealthy individuals – is not occurring in a... more

Campbell on where Hillary Clinton may be worse than Trump

24 Mar 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Anyone with misgivings about Hillary Clinton’s presidential ambitions had them confirmed in spades by Clinton’s appalling speech this week on the Israel/Palestine conflict. In one stroke, Clinton ... more

Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s unequal battle over Keytruda

3 Mar 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on Pharmac’s unequal battle over the funding of Keytruda Sad to say, but the Key government has never showed much stomach for saying ‘No’ to corporate lobbyists from the ... more

Gordon Campbell on the bogus Syrian peace deal, and Scalia

15 Feb 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the bogus Syrian peace deal, and Judge Antonin Scalia The good thing about the Syrian peace deal announced on Friday is that it might create a small space for humanitarian relief, but…... more

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran's election

22 Jan 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the sort of leadership where real solutions are proposed, funded and enacted. Social... more

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision

24 Dec 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision Inevitably – and with justification – Kim Dotcom has already lodged an appeal against yesterday’s District... more

Gordon Campbell on the rejection of a Pakistani polio worker

23 Dec 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the rejection of a Pakistani polio worker’s claim to asylum Too bad that the New Zealand Immigration and Protection (hah!) Tribunal don’t know how to use Google. If they did,... more

Gordon Campbell on the view from Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo

3 Dec 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the view from Shibuya Crossing, Tokyo Sorry for being out of radio contact overseas for much of this week, even as the Cunliffe/Mahuta duo were being deep-sixed by that feisty Labour leader... more

Gordon Campbell on why IS’s weakness makes it more dangerous

20 Nov 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on why Islamic State’s growing weakness makes it more dangerous One of the great things about writing online is that if you have a bad morning, readers will pick up on it, and take you to... more

Gordon Campbell on Islam and the Paris attacks

17 Nov 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
According to polls, a third of Republican voters in Iowa want Islam to be criminalized. Unfortunately, the cornfields of middle America aren’t the only place that ‘Islam’ is being blamed fo... more

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand's role in the deliberate non-defeat of Islamin State

29 Oct 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Unlike the US and (allies like New Zealand) Russia and Iran have a very clear goal for their intervention in Syria. Russia and Iran want the Assad regime to survive and prevail against an Islamic State that... more

Gordon Campbell on the gender pay gap

27 Oct 2015 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Care to know what Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence thinks about the gender wage gap? No? Well, I suppose she is only (a) a successful entertainer and (b) a 25 year old woman, so… what would she know... more

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News

Business leaders join international cyber security line-up

28 Apr 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 28 April 2016 More than 200 top business people will join... more

ANZAC 2016: 100th Commemoration

25 Apr 2016 News
The Ode of Rememberance  They went with songs to the battle, they were young.Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.They... more

Business

Landmark EQC settlement

28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landmark EQC settlement agrees it must repair homes to 'when new' state By Sophie Boot April 28 ... more

US underwear giant Hanes seeks Pacific Brands

28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 28 April 2016 11:39 AM US underwear giant Hanes seeks Pacific Brands in A$1.1 bln offer By Jonathan ... more

Living

Modern Maori Quartet to showcase hearty Maori showband entertainment in the United Kingdom

4 May 2016 Entertainment
Fresh from their sold-out touring season with the NZ Festival in March 2016, the award-winning Modern Maori Quartet has booked a four... more

100 Years On – ANZAC Day commemorated where it first started, in London

25 Apr 2016 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
You could be forgiven for assuming that the first ever ANZAC Day was commemorated in Australia or New Zealand. In fact, it was on this... more

Property

KiwiSaver home buyer support tweaked

28 Apr 2016 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Housing 28 April 2016  Changes to KiwiSaver withdrawal rules... more

House-sharing aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder

27 Apr 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk House-sharing offer aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder By Fiona Rotherham April 27 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Migration

Kiwis could be affected by tighter UK rules

30 Mar 2016 Migration By Audrey Young
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more

Immigrants' attitudes to corruption worries SFO

17 Feb 2016 Migration By Sophie Boot
Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's record inbound migration has undermined the country's squeaky-clean reputation because of an... more

Travel

Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes

11 Mar 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes By Paul McBeth March 11 (BusinessDesk) -... more

First Dubai - Auckland flights take off

2 Mar 2016 NZ Tourism
New Zealand Government   Hon Simon Bridges Minister of Transport 2 March 2016 First Dubai - Auckland flights take off The start... more

Sport

Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors

28 Apr 2016 Rugby League
New Zealand Rugby League Thursday, April 28, 2016Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors   Akarana second row Annetta Nuuausala is ... more

NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup

28 Apr 2016 Sailing
Yachting New Nealand NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup Hyeres The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory

28 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory Years ago, Richard Nixon explained to his chief adviser Bob Haldeman what has since... more

Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox

27 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a ... more

Kiwi Success

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

28 Apr 2016 Appointments
University of Otago University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the... more

Network for Learning board reappointment

27 Apr 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education 27 April 2016 Media Statement Network for Learning board... more

Recruitment

Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL extended

10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more

Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions

28 Feb 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme... more