Wages up so where’s the money gone?

Workers on the average wage are at the centre of a political row after figures show thousands of dollars in pay rises have been whittled back to a few hundred by higher taxes and inflation. A “Joanna Average” is at the centre of the tussle, with National’s figures showing she is only $500 a year […]

Electoral bill limits free speech – lawyers

By Maggie Tait Election spending row Government open to suggestions for electoral finance reform. Criticism of the Government’s Electoral Finance Bill has continued to mount with an article in a law magazine saying it proposes “misguided and chilling” limits on free speech which breach the Bill of Rights. Writing in NZLawyer, Bell Gully partner Roger […]

Matt McCarten: All you wanted to know about John Key but were afraid to ask

By Matt McCarten    Labour’s gloves are off when facing John Key, the pretender to Helen Clark’s throne. Up to now, there has seemed no end to Key’s honeymoon. Labour has obviously realised the only way to pull back National’s breathtaking opinion poll lead is to kneecap Key by raising doubts about his integrity. One […]

Kevin Rudd and the ALP extend big lead over Coalition

September 04, 2007 02:00am Drunken night in strip club not a problem Poll support for Coalition ‘unlikely to recover’ About a dozen ministers ‘would lose their seats’ LABOR and Kevin Rudd have jumped to an overwhelming lead over the Coalition and John Howard after flagging plans to take over public hospitals and revamp industrial relations. […]