Artículos sobre New Zealand politics

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, speaking alongside Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in February 2020. Bianca De Marchi/AAP

New Zealand outstrips Australia, UK and US with $12 billion coronavirus package for business and people in isolation

New Zealand will spend NZ$12.1 billion – or 4% of its GDP – to support businesses, increase benefits for seniors and low-income families, pay people in self-isolation, and boost health care capacity.
Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters, the leader of the New Zealand First party, maintains that no laws have been broken in his party’s funding arrangements. AAP/Paul Braven

NZ deputy PM under fire, but maintains no laws broken in party donations scandal

The New Zealand First party, a government coalition partner, has received tens of thousands of dollars from a foundation whose trustees include the party’s lawyer and an ex-MP.
Critics of assisted suicide often raise moral objections while proponents focus on the trauma of terminally ill patients. But all arguments have a long history. from www.shutterstock.com

As NZ votes on euthanasia bill, here is a historical perspective on a ‘good death’

The arguments in favour or against euthanasia have a long history, going back to the Hippocratic oath that doctors still swear today.
Rather than encouraging people to become better citizens, rewards and fines can actually reduce peoples’ natural tendencies to do the right thing by others. from www.shutterstock.com

Voter turnout at New Zealand local elections keeps falling, but paying people to vote could backfire

The idea that a small payment could motivate more people to vote resurfaces regularly, but this ignores evidence that monetary incentives to induce pro-social behaviour can be counterproductive.
Metiria Turei (here with James Shaw) was the co-leader of the Green party until 2017, but resigned within weeks of her welfare reform speech in which she shared her personal experience with New Zealand’s welfare system. Scowlie/flickr

Were journalists ‘just doing their job’ in the political resignation of Metiria Turei?

A few weeks before New Zealand's 2017 elections, Metiria Turei's welfare reform speech triggered a sequence of events that led to her resignation and questions about the conduct of journalists.
New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern meeting with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Li Keqiang during last year’s ASEAN summit. AAP Image/Mick Tsikas

Huawei or the highway? The rising costs of New Zealand’s relationship with China

New Zealand's decision to block Huawei from its 5G cellular networks due to security concerns is likely to be just the first of many that challenge Wellington's relationship with Beijing.
New Zealand’s government is considering looking into changes to the way political parties are funded, and areas such as donation transparency could be part of the discussion. from www.shutterstock.com

New Zealand politics: how political donations could be reformed to reduce potential influence

In the aftermath of a controversy surrounding New Zealand's opposition party, discussions now focus on reform of party donations to avoid the potential of political influence.
New Zealand opposition and National Party leader Simon Bridges speaking to reporters, following allegations about his handling of a political donations by former senior whip Jami-Lee Ross. AAP/Boris Jancic

New Zealand politics: foreign donations and political influence

An evolving controversy brewing in New Zealand's opposition National Party has raised questions about political party donations and foreign influence on New Zealand’s democratic system.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the General Assembly of the United Nations last month. EPA/PETER FOLEY

One year on for Ardern’s coalition government in New Zealand

One year since Jacinda Ardern became prime minister, New Zealanders are refamiliarising themselves with the idea that the state can be a force for good.
Bill English addresses supporters at the National Party election night event. AAP

New Zealand votes for conservatism and the status quo

New Zealanders have given the centre-right National Party a fourth consecutive term in office, despite a strong showing from Labour's Jacinda Ardern.
Bill English (right) has campaigned on stability and continuity, while Labour leader Jacinda Ardern (left) is looking for a generational step-change and a new style of politics. Wikimedia

New Zealand elections: same, same, but very different

As New Zealanders go to the polls, they may look back on the election campaign as a turning point in the country's politics, regardless of the outcome.
Despite the Treaty of Waitangi, acts by both the British Crown and successive New Zealand governments have had detrimental effects on the Māori population. AAP Image/SNPA Pool, David Rowland

New Zealand’s indigenous reconciliation efforts show having a treaty isn’t enough

Reconciliation efforts were established in New Zealand 30 years ago to tackle grievances stemming from government initiatives that have seen Māori lose both resources and power.

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