Immigration's tentacles on every front

Bill English has reached too far this time on immigration.

OPINION: Pull the other one. The Prime Minister's latest reach on record immigration being the fault of doped up unemployed Kiwis doesn't stack up.

Trump's leaked plan could hurt NZ

Trump discussed using food safety as a cudgel in December.

US President plans to dangle food safety as a weapon in trade talks, tape reveals.

Kiwis stump up $81k for Trump

President Donald Trump and Melania Trump at the Freedom Ball in honour of his inauguration in Washington - just days ...

A glittering Trump inauguration party at NZ's Washington Embassy cost taxpayers $81,000.

Kiwi's Trump owl bomb 'possible'

US President Donald Trump has had a book written about him by Queenstown author Adam Childs.

So far his novel about the US President has followed the script. But there's a plot twist coming.

PM drug claims 'irresponsible' video

Prime Minister Bill English's claim that too many young Kiwis fail workplace drug tests has been called into question.

Bill English says young Kiwis can't get jobs due to drug use, but that's not true, NZ Drug Foundation says.

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PM: Unemployed Kiwis on drugs

Prime Minister Bill English hears from two or three employers a week who say Kiwis can't pass a drug test.

Bill English says overseas workers are needed because Kiwis can't pass drug tests.

Jacinda v Annette: The battle is on

Annette King's backing delivered Little  caucus unity

OPINION: The best advice is free they say. And there is never any shortage of it when you are leader of the Opposition.

No limits on private 'attack ads'

Unlike with electioneering via billboards, newspapers or the internet, the law traditionally has seen the broadcast ...

Opinion: Political parties are constrained in their use of the broadcast media for electioneering purposes, but, according to the Court of Appeal, private individuals and groups are not.

Time for 'swimmable' test

Labour's spokesman on water David Parker says standards should reflect where and when people swim.

Labour calling for water standards that reflect where and when people swim.

Downgrading water standards gives false hope

Muddling the waters: Environment Minister Nick Smith before a 2016 dip in the Manawatu River, which has been described ...

OPINION: Our Government is slowly contaminating our freshwater supplies through a combination of neglect and thoughtless economic strategy.

Quakes shake KiwiRail profit

Ballast trains are bringing stones along the rail line north of Kaikoura to where sleepers have slumped. The ballast is ...

'KiwiRail delivers despite earthquakes', the company says as it reports a slump in half-year profit.

No housing crisis - PM

Prime Minister Bill English says the Government will keep paying emergency housing grants to those who need them.

Budget blowout for emergency housing grants isn't a sign of a crisis, Bill English says.

Labour's future has one name

Younger blood - like new Mt Albert MP Jacinda Ardern - is needed for the top of the Labour party, Chris Trotter says.

OPINION: If Andrew Little doesn't promote Jacinda Arden to deputy-leader, then he's a fool, writes Chris Trotter.

Would you wade into a 'Smithable' river?

Not wading but swimming: Nick Smith prepares for a dip in the Manawatu River in 2016.

OPINION: Baby boomers like me remember clean rivers - and we vote. Dave Armstrong writes.

Immigrant bashing not based on facts

Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse poses for pictures with newly arrived refugees at the Mangere Refugee ...

OPINION: Baseless assertions about the effects of immigration are distorting our political debate

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Immigration's tentacles on every front

Bill English has reached too far this time on immigration.

OPINION: Pull the other one. The Prime Minister's latest reach on record immigration being the fault of doped up unemployed Kiwis doesn't stack up.

Illegal land grabs push peace further away

Opinion: A balancing of power is critical to successful peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.

Dunne deal a smart move from the Left

Jacinda v Annette: The battle is on

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