Columns

NZ’s UN Security Council bid hangs by a nuclear thread

27 Aug 2014 Opinion By Bob Rigg
On 16 June the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna circulated a request backed by 18 members of the Arab League calling on Israel to place its nuclear facilities under the IAEA’s inspection... more

Gordon Campbell on the US somersaults over Syria and Iran

26 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the US foreign policy somersaults over Syria and Iran Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military advances of the Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, one remarkable aspect... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: So what are we worrying about…

25 Aug 2014 Column
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: So what are we worrying about…   more

Gordon Campbell on National’s housing assistance plan

25 Aug 2014 Opinion
So, as many as 90,000 people could derive some benefit from National’s housing assistance plans for low and middle-income earners. As much as $218 million might be spent on the programme that was announced... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election

19 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Doing Justice to the Election Given the dirty politics that have been exposed in the highest echelons of the present government, the last line of defence for... more

Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy

19 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on no more Mr Nice Guy by Gordon Campbell When future historians seek to identify the exact moment when the prime ministerial career of John Key hit the downward... more

The Whale Oil leaks: Anti-politics from above

18 Aug 2014 Column
Daphne Lawless   The Whale Oil leaks: Anti-politics from above by Daphne LawlessAugust 15, 2014http://fightback.org.nz/2014/08/15/the-... more

Martin Doyle Cartoon: Big Hager is watching you

18 Aug 2014 Opinion
Opinion - Martin Doyle   Martin Doyle Cartoon: Big Hager is watching you If what has happened (according to Hager) in NZ had happened in the US, it'd be Watergate. In NZ, it triggers a gurgling mass of... more

2014 Election Opinion: A review of Dirty Politics

18 Aug 2014 Opinion By Grant Duncan
Nicky Hager's new book sets up Prime Minister John Key as the main target. It suggests that there is a dark side to his political management that New Zealanders ought to be aware of. But does Hager hit the ... more

'Dirty Politics' Cartoons: Whale Comes Home To Roost

18 Aug 2014 Opinion By Spike Mountjoy
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Gordon Campbell on the ongoing fallout from Hager's book

15 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the ongoing fallout from Nicky Hager’s book by Gordon Campbell Call me old-fashioned, but ad hominem attacks have almost seemed the last refuge of a... more

Gordon Campbell on Nicky Hager’s new book

14 Aug 2014 Column
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Nicky Hager’s new book by Gordon Campbell According to Minister of Everything Steven Joyce – whose duties now extend to fielding questions about... more

Gordon Campbell on dropping bait for election coverage

13 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon campbell
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on dropping bait for election coverage Getting yourself criticised by the educated elite is a well-worn path to electoral success in this country, dating all the... more

Gordon Campbell on the US rescue mission in Iraq

11 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
It isn’t often that unilateral US bombing raids within a foreign country can be supported, but the current US bombing campaign in northern Iraq is one such case. The fighters of the Islamic State (IS)... more

Gordon Campbell on Internet Mana’s swearing video

8 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on Internet Mana’s swearing video Hand on heart time, folks. At any time in the past six years, has the thought “ F+++ John Key” ever crossed... more

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News

NZ urges all parties to make Gaza ceasefire work

27 Aug 2014 News
Foreign Minister Murray McCully says New Zealand welcomes news that an indefinite ceasefire has been agreed by Israel and the ... more

The Dirty Politics Fallout

27 Aug 2014 Politics
3News-Reid Research poll shows that the Conservative Party is on the verge of making it into the next Parliament, even without an ... more

Business

Christchurch property investor wins policy appeal in Supreme Court

27 Aug 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Christchurch property investor Ridgecrest wins IAG policy appeal in Supreme Court By Jonathan ... more

Time to rethink India's IT reputation, delegation says

26 Aug 2014 Business News By Pattrick Smellie
Article - BusinessDesk   Time to rethink India's IT reputation, says visiting delegation Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - India's... more

Living

Entries open The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest

26 Aug 2014 Lifestyle
Air New Zealand Air New Zealand invites Hobbit fans to enter The Hobbit Fan Fellowship Contest for a chance to win a ... more

MTV VMAs 2014: Lorde wins Best Rock Video over actual rock bands

25 Aug 2014 Environment
Singer Lorde shows off her Moonman trophy for Best Rock Video for ‘Royals.’ Lorde, have mercy. The New Zealand pop star... more

Property

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates,... more

Migration

Who's living next door to you?

20 Aug 2014 Migration
Statistics NZ puts out detailed data on different ethnic groups, down to the 108 people from the Isle of Man. Did you know there are... more

NZ population growth speeds up

14 Aug 2014 Migration
New Zealand's climb to 4.5 million people has been faster in the past year than it has in any other year in the past decade,... more

Travel

Auckland 10th most liveable city - again

19 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
Auckland has again been ranked the tenth most liveable city in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its... more

Air NZ Dreamliner to be put on show

15 Aug 2014 Travel & Tourism
An Air New Zealand Dreamliner is to be put on show at a famous air show next week. The Boeing 787-9 aircraft will be exhibited to... more

Sport

Rugby World Cup 2015 Official Team Bases Announced

27 Aug 2014 Rugby
41 team bases selected for use at Rugby World Cup 2015 20 competing teams will be based across England and Wales Team bases selected... more

Emirates Team New Zealand update - 18 points from the last race not enough

26 Aug 2014 Sailing
  Today’s pictures are here, the video here   August 25 2014 There was good and not-so-go... more

Columns

NZ’s UN Security Council bid hangs by a nuclear thread

27 Aug 2014 Opinion By Bob Rigg
On 16 June the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna circulated a request backed by 18 members of the Arab League... more

Gordon Campbell on the US somersaults over Syria and Iran

26 Aug 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on the US foreign policy somersaults over Syria and Iran Amidst the day-to-day reports about the military... more

Kiwi Success

The duo behind NZ's hottest new label

20 Aug 2014 People
We're expecting big things from Harman Grubisa, the new label from Auckland-based friends Madeleine Harman (right) and Jessica... more

Victoria announces new strategic appointments

11 Aug 2014 Appointments
Victoria University of Wellington has announced the appointment of New Zealand’s first Provost, Professor Neil... more

Recruitment

High dollar, hands-off Govt sends workers to dole queue

22 Aug 2014 Recruitment
The loss of up to 100 jobs at Croxley stationery in Auckland is devastating news for their families and the local Avondale... more

On track to surplus, more jobs, higher incomes

19 Aug 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year, backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the ... more