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Leaders keen to avoid Dotcom in debate
Leaders keen to avoid Dotcom in debate

John Key and David Cunliffe have one thing in common in the leadup to the final debate tonight - both are hoping Kim Dotcom's…

Key failed to stop shutdown of tour company - Peters
Key failed to stop shutdown of tour company - Peters

Prime Minister John Key has been accused of failing to intervene as Tourism Minister in the American…

Fran O'Sullivan: Key wins - now let's focus on real issues
Fran O'Sullivan: Key wins - now let's focus on real issues

John Key goes into the home straight of the election campaign with his integrity publicly intact after…

PM 'comfortable' with NSA
PM 'comfortable' with NSA

Updated John Key says he can't give an absolute assurance New Zealanders are not subject to mass surveillance by the NSA but he…

A delicious reason to vote
A delicious reason to vote

In the interest of ensuring a large proportion of the modern generation heads to the polls this Saturday, I'm going to do…

'NZ spied on friends for US'
'NZ spied on friends for US'

New Zealand has sent spies into friendly countries to electronically snoop for the United States, an award-winning journalist…

Peter Lyons: Trickle-down is part of the problem, not an answer
Peter Lyons: Trickle-down is part of the problem, not an answer

The term "trickle-down effect" should be used only to describe an unfortunate ailment that can affect the elderly.

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?

video 'Win west Auckland, win the election'

Prime Minister and National leader John Key takes the Hot Seat to talk about his plans for the future in series of leader…

video Election 2014: ACT - Jamie Whyte

Philosopher- turned-politician Jamie Whyte took over the leadership of the Act Party only in February this year. In the…

How would you fix inequality?
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

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'
'We want senior cabinet positions'

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

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Election 2014

Status of event under question
Status of event under question

Legal experts are uncertain whether Kim Dotcom's "Moment of Truth" event should be declared by the Internet…

John Armstrong: Moment of 'struth' sees Dotcom bubble burst

Hell hath no fury like a voter who feels he or she has been treated like a fool.

Greens plan gift packs for newborns

The Greens want every newborn child to get a "welcome pack" at birth including a bed, clothes and other essentials, says…

Whanau ora bottom line for Maori Party

Most parties avoid talk about "bottom lines" for fear of sounding too uncompromising.

Election 2014 Archives

Politics videos

Key: No evidence of spy agencies
video Key: No evidence of spy agencies

National Party leader John Key talks to Newstalk ZB's Leighton Smith about whether there are any international spy agencies…

Key: 'Believe me or you don't'
Cunliffe: No negotiations before election
In the Hot Seat: Colin Craig
Election 2014: Green Party - Norman + Turei
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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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