Taking Winston Peters at his word, I felt comfortable planning a holiday in the US from October 13. I got to watch him announce New Zealand First's choice of coalition partner sitting up in bed in Los Angeles.
Prime Minister Jacinda Arden is younger than any member of the outgoing National cabinet and is the youngest in the new one, even if you include the Greens.
(The papers are actually held in the National Library.) Later he apologised, Each December, six months after the budget, the Treasury reports on the state of the economy and the government accounts.
It was the glimpse of New Zealand's future and raised questions about how New Zealand might looked in 20 years. Incumbency is the super power every politician craves, yet this oddly muted new Labour-led government doesn't seem to have figured out how to use it yet.
This week's mini-Budget is now crucial if it wants to position itself as a truly transformational government Economics students have ‘comparative advantage’ drummed into them.
My first memory of Sue Bradford is of the feisty speech she gave to the 1984 Economic Summit Conference pleading that a greater commitment be given to the people she worked with – those on the margins of society: the unemployed, the poor, the mentally and physically disabled. As frustration builds over the way our new government is being built - amidst casual abuse, secrecy and over-reach - we really only have ourselves to blame, for the way this administration is being born in darkness, at least.
It was so impressive that some businessmen offered Sue a job. It has been 21 years since the first Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) election. It is an unfortunate feature of the 2017 coalition negotiations that the country seems to be a mad rush to form a government.
Its total population is probably around a hundred and perhaps not all the locals are as devoted to the republic as my friends are.
Bill Gallagher (he’s a knight), chief executive of the Gallagher Group, claimed that the ‘Treaty [of Waitangi] papers on display at Te Papa were fraudulent documents’ as well as making other extravagant statements.
The intensity of the distress and suffering was such that more than 2,500 people were convicted of cannibalism.
Over forty years ago, researchers identified that children and their families were bulk of the poor It was not possible to do this earlier because there was not the data.
Jim Anderton's final victory comes in the words of tribute from the leaders of the party that once famously "left" him and the sincerity with which they have claimed him as one of their own; a face once more on the Labour totem pole.
Through much of the 1990s while he was bitterly attacked by Labour leaders - Helen Clark included - such tributes were impossible to imagine.
That certainly did not happen in 1911, 1928, 1978 or 1981 when the party with most votes ended up in opposition. Most scientists work within the existing paradigm – the framework of the basic assumptions, ways of thinking, and methodology commonly accepted by the discipline.