Columns

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political performance tends to be judged on three things – the unemployment rate, the... more

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand (again) in other peoples wars

16 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on New Zealand getting involved (again) in other peoples wars Apparently, the Key government is still pondering how New Zealand will contribute to the fight against Islamic State. Long may... more

Gordon Campbell: child poverty and Shearer’s latest outburst

15 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The politicisation of (a) the public service and (b) the operations of the Official Information Act have been highlighted by the policy advice package on child poverty that RNZ’s resolute political editor... more

Gordon Campbell on John Key’s posturing about Islamic State

10 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the main achievements of the Clark government was that it kept New Zealand out of overt involvement in the 2003 Iraq invasion. It also kept our Afghanistan role within the direct UN mandate. By doing so,... more

New Zealand government prepares to join US war in Middle Eas

8 Oct 2014 Column
Article - World Socialist Web Site   New Zealand government prepares to join US war in Middle East By Tom Peters7 October 2014  http... more

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand’s response to Kiwi jihadis

8 Oct 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on New Zealand’s response to Kiwi jihadis When Parliament resumes on October 20, Prime Minister John Key will reportedly be making a major speech more

Gordon Campbell on John Key avoiding being held accountable

7 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on John Key avoiding being held accountable for the SIS and GCSB Will the management split on security and intelligence issues that Prime Minister John Key announced yesterday serve to enhance or... more

Gordon Campbell on Lyttleton executive pay, and more TPP

3 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the Lyttleton executive pay scandal, and more TPP problems It isn’t often that one story can encapsulate (a) the bogus rhetoric used to justify sky-high pay packages for top... more

Gordon Campbell on the last rites for the TPP

1 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
The Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal is one of those litmus issues that has always had more to do with one’s place on the political spectrum than with any imminent reality. To date, the Greens have... more

Time to debate proportional representation

30 Sep 2014 Opinion
Article - Sridhar Ekambaram   Time to debate proportional representation By Sridhar Ekambaram30 September 2014 With the elections over, it is time to reflect on the electoral process governing New Zealand.... more

Gordon Campbell on the farcical elevation of David Seymour

30 Sep 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the farcical elevation of David Seymour With the election won, it's time to find jobs for the boy. David Seymour is the Act Party’s latest scrounger to be... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Purr-fect Queen

26 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: The Purr-fect Queen British Prime Minister David Cameron has [unwittingly] revealed that the Queen "purred" when he rang her with the news that Scotland would... more

Gordon Campbell on the case for using air power against IS

26 Sep 2014 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell Gordon Campbell on the case for using air power against the Islamic State There is an Alice Through the Looking Glass quality to the current response to the Islamic State. Everything... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Where did it all go wrong...

24 Sep 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Where did it all go wrong...   <... more

Gordon Campbell on Cunliffe’s Last Stand

24 Sep 2014 Column By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on Cunliffe’s Last Stand Right now, embattled Labour leader David Cunliffe has three options. None of them are particularly attractive for him personally, or for the Labour Party.... more

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News

Terror in Canada: There were gunmen on roof says Kiwi

24 Oct 2014 News
Ottawa resident says shock turning to anger and hard questions being asked about how gunman got so far. A New Zealander in Ottawa was... more

NZ Government Urged to Do More to Fight Ebola

24 Oct 2014 News
New Zealand Government Save the Children Urges the NZ Government to Do More to Fight Ebola As Ebola continues to tear through West... more

Business

Sky TV to launch $20/month subscription ondemand service

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Fiona Rotherham Oct. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Sky Network Television, the country's dominant pay-TV operator, will launch a new $20 a... more

Jade chases growth of 30-50% for Master Terminal

24 Oct 2014 Business News
By Paul McBeth Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Jade Software, which took its intelligence software developer Wynyard Group public last... more

Living

My Kitchen Rules contestants: Hear us raw

24 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
Fresh from two consecutive MKR People's Choice Challenge wins, Neena and Belinda favour wholesome and earthy flavours and aim to... more

Kiwi comics destroy world record for chart-topping podcast

24 Oct 2014 Lifestyle
  New Zealand comedians Guy Montgomery (Billy T winner, 7 Days) and Tim Batt (Radio Hauraki, 7 Days) have broken the world record... more

Property

Double-digit rate increases loom

24 Oct 2014 Property
Aucklanders living in the ‘hottest suburbs’ could be the big losers, while businesses will come out winners Rate rises... more

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

Migration

New Zealand Named The Best Place For Raising Children

24 Oct 2014 Migration
New Zealand has been named the best place to raise a child in the Raising Children Abroad annual league table. According to the HSBC... more

Desperate employers keeping overstayers

24 Oct 2014 Migration
Desperate employers seeking to fill job shortages are keeping migrant workers who previously held a work visa in New Zealand... more

Travel

Air New Zealand's GENIUS Hobbit themed safety video

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Giving flyers an Unexpected Journey! Elijah Wood and Sir Peter Jackson star in 'epic' Hobbit themed Air New Zealand safety video Air... more

Travel 'interns wanted' to tour 2000km of NZ

24 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism
Forget a summer internship of fetching coffee and photocopying - a travel company is offering a $30,000, 10-day, 2000km tour of New... more

Sport

Black Sticks Women in position to win the series

25 Oct 2014 Sport
The Black Sticks Women have won 1-0 against the USA, setting up a series decider in the final test tomorrow at the Trust House... more

Kiwi to play against All Blacks in November Test Series

24 Oct 2014 Rugby
Scotland coach Vern Cotter clears out old guard and makes Grant Gilchrist captain for November Test series No place for Barclay,... more

Columns

At last! Hope for St James Theatre

24 Oct 2014 Opinion By Brian Rudman
After all the delays and stonewalling, the St James finally looks to have a future, even if it’s not clear what it will be Let's... more

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Kiwi Success

Jim Hickey hangs up his umbrella

24 Oct 2014 People
Veteran weathercaster Jim Hickey has announced his retirement today, saying is was a tough decision. "I feel like I'm subbing off at... more

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Recruitment

UK ambulance service poaches Kiwi paramedics

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand paramedics are being poached by Britain's busiest ambulance service. Interviews were held in Auckland on Friday and... more

NZ job market expected to strengthen - survey

24 Oct 2014 Recruitment
The job market is expected to strengthen and potential employees are increasingly looking at staying in New Zealand for work instead... more