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How significant is National's poll drop?

Mon 20 Feb 21

That 4% drop is a warning to National – but, hard though it is for political insiders to stomach, most New Zealanders haven't been paying much attention to politics yet this year.

Infometrics economist and chief forecaster Gareth Kiernan

Politics represent biggest risks to NZ economy

Fri 17 Feb

Risks abound for the New Zealand economy but they are mostly offshore and geopolitical in nature.

Don Brash

Don Brash and the Winston conundrum

Thu 16 Feb 4

Don Brash's endorsement of Winston Peters is a really large, flea-ridden rodent for Labour and Green party members to swallow.

Winston Peters

UK Labour party seeing red over NZ lamb imports

Mon 13 Feb 8

Debate on how the UK government planned to protect British sheep farmers against NZ lamb imports raged in the House of Commons last week. 

Rachel Hodder

Initiative matters: Confronting populism with evidence

Fri 3 Feb 1

The New Zealand Initiative responds to its critics on the benefits and costs of immigration

Election 2017: Tricky balancing acts required

Fri 3 Feb


Leadership is, as it always is, the overriding election issue this year – and both the alternatives for prime minister have some awkward balancing acts to perform between now and polling day.



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