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Opinion - When the worst happens, people look for someone to speak for us - and the Prime Minister brought compassion, sureness, the right words at the right time, writes David Slack
Opinion - How must Fonterra feel to have a politician say things about them that don't begin with "Fonterra is" and end with "a gift from God and a national treasure", asks David Slack.
Time will tell whether this Budget is the start of a transformational shift away from our property market addiction, David Slack writes.
Opinion - Not everyone was excited to see Jacinda Ardern become PM. Some argued that she would look ridiculous and out of her depth amongst world leaders, but she has just proven them all wrong, David…
Opinion - Simon Bridges is a genial man with a touch of JFK youth, but as David Slack asks, is his 'tomorrow's man' image warranted?
Analysis - Politics, eh. Do you build enduring legacies, or just sandcastles? asks David Slack in the wake of Bill English's resignation.
Opinion - Arguing over tinned tomatoes was one of many moments in the year we were invited to imagine what it might be like to live someone else's life, writes David Slack.
Opinion - Our new Prime Minister has more than enough ability to handle the reins of a potentially unruly beast, writes David Slack.
Opinion - Both leaders are worthy finalists in the battle to be New Zealand's Next Prime Minister, judging by last night's debate, writes David Slack.
Opinion - Bill and Jacinda played to the crowd, and their strengths, and were each lustily rewarded in the third debate, writes David Slack.
Opinion - The biggest surprise about this week's scandal is that it was about Winston Peters. The smallest was that within 48 hours he had turned it on government ministers, writes David Slack.