Editor's Insight

Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking a fourth term

Merkel’s MMP dilemma pits likely win against resurgent populism

Thu 21 Sep

Editor's Insight: An anti-immigrant and Islamophobic party is bound to enter the German national parliament for the first time. 

Seabees clear a road on the US Virgin Islands after Hurricane Irma

Hurricanes blow away climate change backers

Tue 19 Sep 7

Editor's Insight: Man-made carbon emissions have no detectable impact on Atlantic hurricane or global tropical cyclone activity.

Labour leader Jacinda Ardern has already ruled out higher taxes on incomes (photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

There's no confusion about Labour's future tax policies

Fri 8 Sep 7

Editor's Insight: Most of the ideas for tax changes have come from the Left while the government has rejected other calls for reform.

Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson is effectively freezing spending for a variety of areas

Scrooge or spender? Labour's fiscal plan explained

Wed 6 Sep 3

Editor's Insight: Taxpayers' Union says Labour could be returning to the spending freeze days of Sir Roger Douglas.

TVNZ chief executive Kevin Kenrick says TVNZ pays $180 million (after Disney) for content

Chaotic world of broadcasters, broadband and bewildered

Mon 4 Sep 3

Editor's Insight: Viewers face a bewildering choice as streaming services challenge traditional broadcasters. 

NZIER principal economist Christina Leung says the economy is doing better than the Treasury thinks

The election campaign's unsung hero – the economy

Fri 1 Sep 1

Editor's Insight: Economists say everyone's a winner in a week of strong growth forecasts and a near all-time high in the terms of trade. 


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