David Parker

Forestry and Regional Economic Development Minister Shane Jones says more details on the $1 billion regional development fund will be revealed before Christmas.

Government won’t plant one billion trees after all

Wed 22 Nov 17

Shane Jones says the commitment to plant 100 million trees a year will be split between the government and the private sector.

Team NZ CEO Grant Dalton's backup for the regatta is Italy.

Let the Italians pay for America's Cup

Wed 22 Nov 10

Hidesight: Rodney Hide's mum says ratepayers and taxpayers shouldn't have to pay the bill for a superyacht regatta.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trip to Asia was a success (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

Government now faces the tough stuff

Fri 17 Nov 17

Weekly Hit: The prime minister has passed all her foreign policy tests but her government’s domestic programme represents a much bigger challenge.

Sarah Fitt takes over on January 6

UPDATE: Pharmac promotes Sarah Fitt to top job as CEO Steffan Crausaz heads to private sector

Tue 14 Nov 1

Sarah Fitt has more than five years' executive experience at Pharmac.

Simon Foote is a barrister at Bankside Chambers, specialising in commercial and investment treaty arbitration

TPP's ISDS is no deal breaker

Fri 10 Nov 2

Opinion: Although critics of the ISDS provisions portray the ISDS provisions as the bogey-man of the TPP, the reality is far less dramatic. 

Trade Minister David Parker said there had been "an unusual turn of events"

Last minute glitch hits TPP deal

Fri 10 Nov

The ministers believed they had reached an agreement at around 10pm.

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