Election 2011

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Survey reveals why Kiwis didn't vote
Survey reveals why Kiwis didn't vote

Nearly half of the people who did not vote in New Zealand's general election last year made their decision not to vote on…

Young, bright and aiming for the top

Tauranga MP Simon Bridges is both blessed and cursed. He is blessed with attributes that could take him all the way to…

Lawyer: Ambrose didn't act illegally

Laying charges against cameraman Bradley Ambrose would be a waste of further public money, says his lawyer. Police announced…

PM welcomes 'teapot tape' decision

Police will not lay charges against freelance cameraman Bradley Ambrose over the so-called "teapot tapes" affair…

Politics

This is the house that Bill built This is the house that Bill built

The Finance Minister is fuelling claims that privatisation…

NZ First: Martin out, Mark the new deputy NZ First: Martin out, Mark the new deputy

Winston Peters puts an to the speculation that has…

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You're nicked! MP takes law into his own hands
You're nicked! MP takes law into his own hands

The long arm of the law also has a very long memory, and Whanganui MP Chester Borrows showed just...

RadioLive in gun, PM ducks censure
RadioLive in gun, PM ducks censure

The National Party is seeking legal advice on whether it has to declare the Prime Minister's hour-long show on RadioLive…

Isaac hits back at appointment criticism
Isaac hits back at appointment criticism

Former Act president and candidate Catherine Isaac has hit back at accusations her appointment to a board overseeing the…

Love hearts fall foul of election watchdog
Love hearts fall foul of election watchdog

Love hearts, speech bubbles, Pacific greetings and the Prime Minister's reference to the Mad Butcher as "my good friend"…

Election 2011

Josie Pagani: Workers lose faith in party with glum message
Josie Pagani: Workers lose faith in party with glum message

A woman in Taumarunui came running after me, clutching the "Vote Labour" leaflet I'd just put in her…

Editorial: Crown should pay its own tea tape bill

On the last working day before Christmas the Crown Law Office filed a claim with the High Court for nearly $14,000 in legal…

Expert slams Govt 'attack' on media

The decision to seek court costs from the cameraman behind the "tea tapes" controversy has been slammed as part of a dangerous…

'Tea tape' newsman's costs 'political vindictiveness'

The Govt's demand for court costs from cameraman Bradley Ambrose can only be seen as "political...

'Tea tape' newsman's $14,000 costs
'Tea tape' newsman's $14,000 costs

The Attorney-General is seeking court costs of almost $14,000 from the cameraman at the centre of the…

Greens confirm no deal with National

The Green Party has confirmed it will not be a formal part of the Government, following discussions with Prime Minister…

MPs sworn in - Harawira squeezes in own oath

MPs today swore their allegiance to the Queen as they were sworn in at Parliament - though Mana leader Hone Harawira managed…

Key considering deal with Greens

Prime Minister John Key is to sound out the Greens about a closer more formal relationship - possibly involving the Greens…

Questions over Waitakere vote

Evidence of dodgy voting has emerged in the battle for Waitakere. A judge has found nine people voted twice and 393 people…

Cabinet to meet after swearing-in
Cabinet to meet after swearing-in

The new Cabinet will meet for the first time this afternoon, after ministers were sworn in at a ceremony…

Election 2011 Archives

Voting Referendum

Getting punters out to vote
Getting punters out to vote

Forget Kim Dotcom, Winston Peters and Nicky Hager. From here on, National's most dangerous foe in what is left of the 2014…

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Best of Political Analysis

Obama finally sounds Presidential
Obama finally sounds Presidential

Barack Obama's Charleston speech could come to rank…

Beating obesity? Fat chance
Beating obesity? Fat chance

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman…

Auckland, why hate public toilets?
Auckland, why hate public toilets?

Auckland Council's bean counters are trying to make…

John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter
John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter

Some MPs given the call to speak who try to be funny…

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John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: English bets the house on ideology
John Armstrong: English bets the house on ideology

Bill English's willingness to allow a foreign housing provider to buy NZ state houses veers close to allowing blind ideology…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations
Claire Trevett: Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations

There are many who appear to believe they are qualified to step up to the role Sonny Tau has vacated and act as bridge builder…

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Audrey Young

Here is that long promised fiasco...
Here is that long promised fiasco...

With the Opposition's relentless description of the Govt's housing policy as "a fiasco", there was a chance they would be…

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Matt McCarten on politics

Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...
Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...

The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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