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English: Benefits like 'crack cocaine'
English: Benefits like 'crack cocaine'

'Getting stuck on a benefit is like crack cocaine,' deputy Prime Minister Bill English told a Tauranga crowd yesterday -…

The moment Craig learns his press sec has quit
The moment Craig learns his press sec has quit

Updated Conservative leader surprised by news of press secretary's resignation just two days out from election…

Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on
Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on

There are just two days until the whistle blows on an unprecedented campaign. That campaign was most…

Has journalist spiked NZ's UN bid?
Has journalist spiked NZ's UN bid?

The PM has accused Glenn Greenwald of acting against NZ's interest after the US journalist said he'd release details of…

Dr Jackie Blue: Women need to feel more welcome at our Parliament
Dr Jackie Blue: Women need to feel more welcome at our Parliament

MMP initially saw the percentage of women MPs increase from around 20 per cent to 30 per cent but this is roughly where…

Louise McNally: Kids who get into politics now, vote later
Louise McNally: Kids who get into politics now, vote later

According to the University of Victoria, more than half of New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 did not vote in the last…

Brian Fallow: Free study numbers don't add up
Brian Fallow: Free study numbers don't add up

Policy is pretty easy for the minor political parties.

The Herald Hot Seat

video Fast Fire Leaders Question: Superannuation
Fast Fire Leaders Question: Superannuation

Do you want to know more about your political leaders and what they think but don’t have much time?…

Politicians on God and stuff

What do the party leaders think about flags and cannabis and which one doesn't believe in life after death?

How would you fix inequality?

What do the party leaders think about inequality in NZ? Hear their answers in our Fast Fire video series.

America's Cup bid: Pay up or pass?

What do the party leaders think about the taxpayer subsidising another America's Cup bid? Hear their answers in our Fast…

Key predicts Cabinet shake-up
Key predicts Cabinet shake-up

John Key on who'll be in his Cabinet and what job they'll be doing if he wins power at the election.

Cunliffe not standing down if he loses

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into 2017 election, even if the party loses at the…

Cunliffe: 'I'm not a cry baby'

Labour leader David Cunliffe on doing a deal with the Greens and being in touch with his emotions

'We want senior cabinet positions'

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have senior Cabinet positions…

Greens 'won't be shut out again'

Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have been Green Party co-leaders for five years and after the September 20 election they…

Third cab off the rank can be powerful
Third cab off the rank can be powerful

Wairiki MP Te Ururoa Flavell is no political novice but he is facing his first election as Maori Party…

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Election 2014

John Watson: Which party would God vote for?
John Watson: Which party would God vote for?

Act leader Jamie Whyte calls the Green Party "not so much a political party as a religious movement…

Winston for PM? No way, say leaders

John Key and David Cunliffe have both ruled out any power sharing agreement with Winston Peters as coalition possibilities…

Key v Cunliffe: Who won the debate?

John Key and David Cunliffe have faced off in round four of the pre-election debates, but who came out on top? The Herald's…

As it happened: Final leaders' debate

Click here for Claire Trevett's live blog from the leaders' debate between Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David…

Election 2014 Archives

Politics videos

Final leaders' debate: Key v Cunliffe
video Final leaders' debate: Key v Cunliffe

Mr Key said National was confident of getting the 47 per cent National received in 2007 and while he said he was unsure…

Key: No evidence of spy agencies
Key: 'Believe me or you don't'
Cunliffe: No negotiations before election
In the Hot Seat: Colin Craig
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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Pre-election posturing will count for little
John Armstrong: Pre-election posturing will count for little

In its final few days, the 2014 election campaign has turned from weird to surreal. And that is not even taking the Kim…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Winston woos with one-liners
Claire Trevett: Winston woos with one-liners

Winston Peters harks back to a New Zealand of the 1950s and 1960s when everybody had a job and immigrants didn't take them…

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Toby Manhire

Toby Manhire: Hint of third-termitis stealing Team Key's resolve
Toby Manhire: Hint of third-termitis stealing Team Key's resolve

The National Party is way out in front and in big trouble. John Key is going to win in eight days' time. It's possible…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?
Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?

Will tomorrow's Dotcom/Greenwald revelations about state surveillance change anything in the lead up to polling day? Bryce…

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