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The newsmakers of Aotearoa in 2023

Government says no to ‘Ferrari’ ferries, says we need to find a ‘Toyota Corolla’

House enters urgency as government's 100-day plan agenda begins in earnest

Treaty issues and new government incite more action and protest

2024 will be make or break for New Zealand infrastructure

MPs settle into new roles as parliament cranks back into action

Our 'worst ever' reading, maths and science scores and why people question them

Government to lay out agenda in speech from the throne

Protest to mark first day of parliament

Tough questions ahead for new climate minister at Cop28

Sticky inflation and expensive policies give new government a fiscal headache

The coalition's 100-day plan and what it means for the health of New Zealanders

What the coalition agreements mean for climate change action

All the new government's cuts, repeals and hopes for 'fixing the economy'

Reality sets in as coalition deals make government priorities plain

The deal is done

What will happen once a government is formed?

Deputy PM position a sticking point as leaders gather in Wellington

Seymour jockeys for position but coalition deal could be struck today and inked tomorrow

Foodbanks consider limiting support and increasing opening hours as demand surges

Labour breaks away from caretaker convention calling for ceasefire in Gaza

Road charges creep closer for congestion-cursed Aucklanders

Bank CEO worries home ownership 'preserve of the rich' as migrant arrivals hit record high

One small U-turn for Act and National, one possible leap forward for coalition deal

How NZ is being represented on the global stage amid wait for government formation

First home purchasers rushing back as door closes again on foreign buyers

Will the City to Sea Bridge survive Wellington’s cost-cutting spree?

The people behind the scenes as Act and NZ First meet

The questions written on Labour's blank page

A coalition agreement is both near and far (away) but talks will go on

Siouxsie Wiles will have her day in court

The election wait is over

Children bear brunt of strain in health system

The house price downturn is 'officially over'

A fast fall for grocery start up as grocery tsar reveals priorities

How much should the Reserve Bank care about jobs?

How the heritage trap became a money pit for Wellington Council

Luxon wants parliament to run longer and start earlier

Largest coronial inquest in New Zealand history begins

Where it all went wrong for Labour – and how the Greens could be partly to blame

Can Auckland Light Rail be saved?

What happened in the Māori seats and what could happen after specials

Hipkins to steady ship and a Little farewell

99 days and the economy will still be a problem at the end of them

National sits tight as Labour postmortems begin

Change and collapse: election delivers National-Act government as tide goes out on Labour

Hipkins goes for the jugular in last-ditch debate attack

Rising tide lifts more Greens as polls show party bringing record number of MPs to parliament

Poll gives Labour a bump as pre-nuptial machinations continue on the right

Why National is likely to gain an extra MP

Don't panic, says Peters, as National claims a deal may not be possible

Another controversy bubbles up from National’s contentious tax plan

National unlocks key tactic as NZ First reality keeps biting

A cost blow out in Wellington and big rate rises for Auckland

Violence and intimidation on the campaign trail

Diagnosis: disaster, as Covid forces Hipkins off campaign trail

Weet-bix case shows size of mountain supermarket challengers need to climb

A different Hipkins turns up to debate and proves he’s got some fight left

The rise and rise of advance voting

Young candidates debate as poll sets stage for return of 'Matua Winston'

Gloves come off as Robertson and Willis show their leaders how it's done

Spirited minor parties debate breathes life into moribund election campaign

When is a recession not a recession at all?

A draw and a win for Chris

Loud whispers in the wings as leaders prepare to debate

At a chaotic Act campaign launch, an assault and a very unwelcome guest

Queenstown debate no holiday for under-fire Willis

Smouldering doubts about National's tax costings set to catch alight

Challenges ahoy for future finance minister

The promise of a hot and dry summer

Policies and pledges from a weekend on the campaign trail

Stick to the facts, Hipkins tells flub-prone MPs

New poll has National and Act on cusp of governing

Five men walk into Te Papa, business leaders present a long face

Drilling into Labour's free dental promise

The Chrises kick off their campaigns

National lays out the welcome mat for wealthy foreign home buyers

Verdicts on National’s tax policy roll in

National's tax plan promises savings of up to $250 a fortnight

Tripwires laid as National prepares to release tax plan

Hypothetical or not, Hipkins is ruling out NZ First

An altercation, an apology, and a finding of contempt of parliament

Why Rawiri Waititi is facing possible censure

Political footballs and policies for parents

Labour pledges vaping crackdown as Hipkins' honeymoon lead goes up in smoke

Can Luxon’s ‘ruthless’ list fix National's gender parity problem?

Petrol taxes fuel war of words over roads

National facing pressure on foreign buyer ban policy

Heat rises as sitting days before election run out

How does Labour's new partner's leave promise stack up?

Will Labour choke on its GST-free food policy?

How long can Luxon ignore the Winston-shaped elephant in the room?

Promise of a gear switch as Labour shifts into campaign mode

National to ban cell phones in schools

Why people are worried about the price of milk

Tunnels and teeth the focus of weekend's campaign announcements

Wayne Brown dreams big for Auckland's waterfront

Few bright spots in a largely dismal poll for Labour

A tough week to be immigration minister

Uncertain future for country's biggest rapid transit projects

Let's Get Wellington Moving? Let's can it, says National

A 'radical' tax policy vs a rumoured GST cut

Cobbers and co-hosts catch up

The politicisation of mental health and the realities of parliament

A ministerial career over and a government under pressure

Up to the voters: Greens double down on wealth tax

This is something that happens in our country

Labour comes off the back foot with final law and order announcement

Not the moment for Victoria to host Games, Christchurch mayor says it could be ours

Borrowing from your future to pay your rent costs today

It's mottoes vs potholes as campaign heats up

The PM's damned captain's call. Can new tax policy steady the ship?

The cost of living canary in the mine for the government

Dawn Raids apology 'hollow' as report finds 'unusual' lack of follow-up

The Greens set out their stall

Could intercity rail really make a comeback?

Curriculum changes under the microscope

Evidence suggests the inflationary beast is under control

Hope springs eternal a year on from health reforms

The rent is too damn high, say the Greens

Golden Mile stumbles across finish line

History repeats as PM wrangles issue with minister from afar

Inside the Great Hall with Xi and Hipkins

National walks thin blue line on law and order

Hipkins’ crucial week in China

A traumatic time for tertiary education

Three ministers down but not out?

Big changes proposed for local government

Debate about reality of health inequities shocked back to life

Wanted: One race relations commissioner

Does anyone actually want our carbon credits?

The ghosts of economic slowdown, past and future

The key shifts four months out from election

Farmers prepare for dose of political mojo

Greens unveil sweeping tax reform plan

All roads lead to Auckland Airport

Brown’s budget goes to the vote

Why Wood was grounded and the PM's battle for clear air

Major changes proposed for our elections

How a debate over $5 chemist fees descended into a row over 'gutter politics'

Running down the clock on agri-emissions pricing

Is the housing crisis over?

Should we follow Australia's lead on vaping?

National u-turn overshadows low-key Labour congress

Is the 'density done well' dream dead?

And with that, the OCR hike season comes to an end

The era of AI political campaigning is here

Welcome to the immigration resurgence?

Handshakes, photo ops and Pacific politics as PM arrives in PNG

Ten key reads on Budget 2023

Your no-frills guide to Budget day

What we know a day after the fatal fire at Loafers

Luxon wants to see the receipts

Budget week kicks off with early spending announcements

Policy purge propels Robertson to $4b saving

Luxon rules out te Pāti Māori – and kicks off a new controversy

Auckland pounded by yet more torrential rain

Has Chris Hipkins flown back into a gathering storm?

Man puts on hat, many cheer

Lessons NZ's news media from hard times for Vice and Buzzfeed

What lies in the wake of Meka Whaitiri's shock defection?

The unwelcome return of dawn raid tactics

Hipkins off to UK in first major overseas jaunt

A morning of chaos on Wellington trains

A drug-rape case of stunning brutality and scale

IRD report reveals ‘fundamental unfairness’ of how the wealthy are taxed

Auckland Transport knows things are bad, but is it holding itself accountable?

Australia rolls out the welcome mat for NZ workers

Police bosses in the firing line over parliament protest

The surprise return of the capital gains tax conversation

Hipkins to hop across the ditch, Luxon makes the India pitch

Recession tipped to be deeper and arrive earlier

Can immigration alone fix the nursing crisis?

Three Waters gets put out of its misery

A supercity woefully unprepared for a superstorm

The edge of a knife, six months to voting day

Political sagas a distraction from real issues

Come hell Orr high interest rates, inflation must come down

Jacinda Ardern draws a line under her political career and an era

PM tells lobbyists to 'go through the front door'

The first day of the post-Today FM era

The big changes coming on April 1

The proposed law raising concerns about fearmongering

Why Stuart Nash had to go and what comes next

Secret agencies step into the light

The anti-trans rally that wasn’t

National’s ‘back to basics’ plan to address the literacy crisis

A letter from Spinoff editor Madeleine Chapman

Why governments are banning a social media app from phones

A climate report to rule them all, but will climate rule the election?

Is it time for more transparency on lobbyists?

The end of interest rate rises?

City Rail Link blowout widens Auckland Council’s budget black hole

Who might replace Stuart Nash as police minister?

Greens in eye of storm after climate policy halt

Bonfires, bread, butter and a boost in the polls

Drums beat louder for investigation into bank profits

Public sector spending and boards give Luxon a boost

If not a wealth tax, then what?

Commitment to bill to lower voting age looking wobbly

The roads will be paved with consultants

National to swap spending on consultants for childcare

Christchurch losing 38 million litres of water a day

Managed retreat is no one-size fits all solution

A new normal beds in for universities

The line between private citizen and public servant

National and Labour take the local route

Teal hues and Maureen Pugh: the National party's spectrum on climate change

No ifs, buts Orr maybes - Reserve Bank makes itself clear

Speeches in the House and pleas from homeowners

Why women are especially vulnerable after a disaster

Tough calls to be made to ‘build back better’

How the cyclone will alter our economic, social and political landscapes

Conditions obscuring the true toll of Cyclone Gabrielle

Severe challenges in Hawke's Bay and fury in Tolaga Bay

Ten states of emergency declared as Cyclone Gabrielle carries on

Heavy rain and wind warnings blanket entire North Island

Will RMA reform be the government’s next difficult sell?

Policies were cleared off the table, so what happens now?

Quake could be one of deadliest in last 100 years

Was there really less politics at Waitangi?

The future of co-governance?

The cost of fixing Auckland now

Cabinet reshuffle gives sector experience the nod

Rain and Wayne to carry on

Prime Minister, you’ve got mail

Poll shows change at the top has potential to shift votes

Hell of a day to be sworn in as prime minister

What was achieved on climate under Ardern and what challenges remain?

The incoming prime minister hits reset

Jacinda Ardern never wanted to be prime minister

Is this... stagflation?

Swimming in choppy waters against a tide of protectionism and conflict

Definitely not a sideshow, but could it be a sidecar election?

A dollar each way: the economy in 2023