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Audrey Young: Women move up the Govt ranks
Audrey Young: Women move up the Govt ranks

Four women have had significant promotions in important areas in Prime Minister John Key's second-term cabinet along with…

Kerry Woodham: Vote for Winston and you get other NZ First members? Really?
Kerry Woodham: Vote for Winston and you get other NZ First members? Really?

The post mortem after the election has been interesting on the radio this week. The number of people…

John Armstrong: Labour must wield knife to be in shape for voters
John Armstrong: Labour must wield knife to be in shape for voters

Prepare the high altar for sacrifice. The Labour Party can dither no longer. Some of its most sacred…

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Kim Dotcom faces a return to jail Kim Dotcom faces a return to jail

Kim Dotcom faces the prospect of a return to jail…

King named Labour's new deputy leader King named Labour's new deputy leader

Breaking Labour's new leader Andrew Little has chosen Annette…

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David Farrar: Shearer the right man
David Farrar: Shearer the right man

Political pundits were stunned yesterday when Labour List MP David Parker pulled out of the race for the Labour leadership…

Rudman: Maggie's prickly message to mayor seems a bridge too far
Rudman: Maggie's prickly message to mayor seems a bridge too far

The garden-guru MP's message to Len Brown that there would be a CBD rail link before a...

Claire Trevett: Davids back out there to get votes
Claire Trevett: Davids back out there to get votes

On election night, as Labour supporters waited for their leader to arrive to concede defeat, the sharks were circling. All…

John Armstrong: Shearer's move all about playing the long game
John Armstrong: Shearer's move all about playing the long game

Throwing his hat into the ring for the job of Labour Party leader is an audacious move on David Shearer's part. But it…

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John Armstrong: Political match-making begins

John Armstrong: Political match-making begins

One o'clock, United Future; two o'clock, Act; three o'clock, the Maori Party ... it is politics' version of speed-dating. It might take a bit longer than the three one-hour-long meetings John Key has scheduled for this…

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Fran O'Sullivan: Global crisis set to test National

Fran O'Sullivan: Global crisis set to test National

John Key has won a clear mandate to partially privatise state assets to help eliminate the Budget deficit. But storm clouds gathering on the international horizon will test National's economic management during its second…

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John Armstrong: Win huge triumph for Key

John Armstrong: Win huge triumph for Key

So close ... but for a percentage point or two, John Key and National would have achieved the seemingly impossible last night and been able to govern alone. The Prime Minister may rue his tactical mistakes in giving Winston…

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Bernard Hickey: We're no-idea Nellies

Bernard Hickey: We're no-idea Nellies

New Zealand has just gone through an election campaign as if in a daze. We woke up the morning after that white-knuckle World Cup final and the party that followed with a bad case of blurred vision. National and Labour…

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Matt McCarten: Labour's love lost to Green

Matt McCarten: Labour's love lost to Green

It was never in doubt that John Key would be Prime Minister today. In every election the voters collectively have two questions in their subconscious: Has the Government been so bad that we should toss them out? And is…

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Deborah Coddington: Key and Goff no pushovers

Deborah Coddington: Key and Goff no pushovers

It's better to fall on principle than stand on lies and there's no way John Key will sink to Winston Peters' level, go back on his word and form a government by doing a deal with New Zealand First. Not that he needs to…

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Jonathan Milne: Hits to Key love affair a thing of the past

Jonathan Milne: Hits to Key love affair a thing of the past

Election 2005. Lovelorn David Turnock flew a small plane in circles around the Sky Tower then crash-landed it in the harbour. He walked away with only a few bruises and is now back working for an aviation company. "I'm…

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Kerre Woodham: Key drops ball, we get Winston Peters

Kerre Woodham: Key drops ball, we get Winston Peters

Before I begin this rant, I want to say that I live in a house where none of us thinks the same politically. Indeed, I have swung madly over the past three elections and I don't think I have a political axe to grind. I'm…

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David Farrar: Post-election possibilities

David Farrar: Post-election possibilities

Today's NZ Herald DigiPoll paints a fascinating potential electoral outcome. Their poll predicts National will get over 50% of the vote, yet could fail to form a Government. Those who are not experts on electoral systems…

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Morgan Godfery: Vote strategically and bring in more Maori MPs

Morgan Godfery: Vote strategically and bring in more Maori MPs

It is a three-way contest in the Maori electorates between Labour, the Maori Party and the Mana Party. While competition is healthy, such a situation will fragment and dilute the influence of the Maori vote. Under MMP we…

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Herald on Sunday editorial: Perception has become reality
Herald on Sunday editorial: Perception has become reality

When Prime Minister John Key challenged the doubters…

Parties at odds over drop in crime
Parties at odds over drop in crime

Police Minister Judith Collins says it is sad that…

John Armstrong: 'Green Wave' shows party is serious
John Armstrong: 'Green Wave' shows party is serious

We've had Bill Birch's Think Big, Roger Douglas' free…

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