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Analysis - The government and business are playing a high stakes game of chicken - the ultimate confidence game, writes Guyon Espiner.
Analysis - The difference between the NZ First vote and the Green vote at the election? Less than one percentage point. The leverage value for NZ First in those 25,000 extra votes? Priceless, writes…
Analysis - Monday's announcement that the government would be spending billions on surveillance planes was in stark contrast to the nurses' placards, writes Guyon Espiner.
Analysis - It's a great bumper sticker. Ban foreign buyers! It's simple, it resonates and appeals to our sense of fair play. But what's the problem we're trying to fix?
Analysis - In recent days Winston Peters has deployed tactics that have sustained him in his decades-long career, writes Guyon Espiner.
Analysis - Labour is happy to call it a "housing crisis" but it doesn't seem to want to act like it's one, writes Guyon Espiner.
Analysis - Labour's first Budget in nearly a decade looked more like National's tenth Budget rather than Labour's first, writes Guyon Espiner.
Analysis - Top marks for symbolism. Te mutunga kē mai o te pai - couldn't be better. But what of policies to deliver for Māori?
Analysis - To outsiders New Zealand foreign policy must look like a riddle wrapped in a mystery, perhaps clear only to the enigmatic Winston Peters, writes Guyon Espiner in his new fortnightly column.