The worst aspect of the Budget is the Government’s plan to keep selling state assets to fund programmes that should be paid from taxation and other government income streams.
Politics sometimes throws up issues that require the wisdom of Solomon, the patience of Job, the courage of Daniel and the faith of Abraham.
The sale of 14,000 hectares of forestry to China shows the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) continues to rubber stamp away the future of thousands of New Zealanders.
New Zealand’s electricity sector is in a shocking state. It’s so bad that even a highly-educated, PhD-holding expert would struggle to explain in simple terms exactly how it operates.
Published in The Dominion Post
Friday 12 April
This week the New Zealand Dollar soared to US86 cents. A high dollar means cheap imports such as flat-screen TVs and cars. But ultimately it means high unemployment and a low growth economy.
Street prostitution is a thriving business – particularly in south Auckland and Christchurch – but it’s one that comes with a huge social and financial cost.
First the Australians tried to claim the great Phar Lap as its own even though the champion thoroughbred actually came from just outside of Timaru.
The public perception that putting your savings in a bank is always a safe option has not just been scrutinised this week, it has been well and truly smashed.
If one thing is certain in New Zealand politics today it’s that we are facing a leadership crisis.