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

David Cunliffe's holiday regrets David Cunliffe's holiday regrets

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he would not have…

Minister's Dotcom claims 'defy belief' Minister's Dotcom claims 'defy belief'

Updated The minister who oversaw the granting of Kim Dotcom's…

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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

Flag's time has passed, says PM
Flag's time has passed, says PM

New Zealanders will get a vote on a new national flag regardless of who is in the next government.

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Best of Political Analysis

Deborah Hill Cone: Cunliffe's problem is that he just isn't sexy
Deborah Hill Cone: Cunliffe's problem is that he just isn't sexy

Deborah Hill Cone believes sex appeal amounts to political…

John Armstrong: Centrist economic policy a lesson in clever tactics
John Armstrong: Centrist economic policy a lesson in clever tactics

Goodbye whacky Greens; hello orthodox Greens. So moderate…

Claire Trevett: Perfect storm of contradictions blows from North
Claire Trevett: Perfect storm of contradictions blows from North

Come the rains, come the politicians. When the winds…

Brian Rudman: We need a tunnel vision to help pay for rail link
Brian Rudman: We need a tunnel vision to help pay for rail link

The Government shouldn't suddenly decide that ratepayers…

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John Armstrong on politics

Winston for East Coast Bays? Yeah, right
Winston for East Coast Bays? Yeah, right

As captivating and entertaining as such a contest would have been, Winston Peters is unlikely to throw himself feline-like…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Faithful lap up 'we can win' spirit
Claire Trevett: Faithful lap up 'we can win' spirit

It was at the same venue as the National Party's conference the week before, but the Labour Party "congress" came in a different…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy
Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy

The PM has a touch of the Dale Carnegie about him when it comes to international affairs. He knows how to win friends and…

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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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