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

Big year blows luxury limo budget Big year blows luxury limo budget

A year of big events has led to a $2 million blowout…

New flag debate firing up online New flag debate firing up online

The chairman of the Flag Consideration Project panel…

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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

Claire Trevett: Williamson bombshell shows great timing
Claire Trevett: Williamson bombshell shows great timing

Nobody likes a nark but there was great entertainment…

Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith
Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith

Keeping silent about axing the $1000 kickstart payment…

Claire Trevett: Birds and the bees? It must be Budget week
Claire Trevett: Birds and the bees? It must be Budget week

By releasing spoilers in advance, Finance Minister…

John Armstrong: Show us the money
John Armstrong: Show us the money

For reasons long forgotten and now covered by the…

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John Armstrong on politics

Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate
Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate

Labour is keen to paint Housing Minister Nick Smith as ever more desperate to find answers to Auckland's housing crisis…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super
Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super

Bill English said the forecast super costs of $30 billion by 2030 were large but ruled out changing anything, saying it…

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Audrey Young

Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National
Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National

Nobody would be shocked if Key called time if his popularity waned, given that his popularity sustains his political drive…

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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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