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Xi jaunt 'my kind of visit': Key
Xi jaunt 'my kind of visit': Key

When they closed the door on President Xi Jinping's Boeing 747 at Auckland Airport yesterday, John Key turned to his wife…

Fast visas and longer job stays for Chinese

More wealthy Chinese visitors will have their New Zealand visas fast-tracked as part of a new joint agreement signed between…

Sutton accuser not alone

The woman who filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment against her boss Roger Sutton was driven to take a stand because…

Connection signals exciting times to come

Xi Jinping has gone out of his way to forge a strong personal relationship with John Key on his visit.

China raises 'fox hunt' co-operation
China raises 'fox hunt' co-operation

Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed his Government's "fox hunt" for economic fugitives with Prime Minister John Key this…

Super getting harder: report
Super getting harder: report

New Zealand's fiscal outlook is not dire, but threatens to become so if the issues of an ageing population and poor-quality…

Cartoon: Rolling Stones segway
20 new China-NZ partnerships signed
20 new China-NZ partnerships signed

Almost 20 partnerships between New Zealand and Chinese firms have been signed following President Xi Jinping's visit to…

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China President: Labour a 'trail blazer'
China President: Labour a 'trail blazer'

China's President Xi Jinping this morning met new Labour leader Andrew Little and paid tribute to the…

Bryce Edwards: Who runs New Zealand?

Who runs New Zealand? That’s one of the big questions to arise out of the Waitangi Tribunal’s landmark ruling that Maori…

PC gone mad - or PR flop?

Public relations is back in the news, with controversy over Iain Rennie and the State Services Commission's "loose" handling…

Axing of HBL reflects poorly on Ryall - Labour

The axing of cost-cutting company Health Benefits Limited is a blot on former health minister Tony Ryall's record, the Labour…

Upgrade, but no Nonu for China
Upgrade, but no Nonu for China

The appearance of All Black Ma'a Nonu at Premier House yesterday to give President Xi Jinping of China…

Govt eyes Aussie supermarket moves

The Government is watching Australian moves to promote fair play between supermarkets and their suppliers despite an independent…

President Xi identifies "new bright spots" for NZ

China’s President, Xi Jinping, today identified five new areas of potential co-operation between New Zealand and China.

Resignation at Cera 'insensitive'

Adecision to allow shamed Canterbury earthquake recovery boss Roger Sutton to quit at a tearful press conference in the…

English set on hitting surplus

Finance Minister Bill English still believes he will be able to get the Government's books back into the black this year…

NZ ducking climate question
NZ ducking climate question

The Government faces two big decisions next year affecting the cost and effectiveness of climate policy…

Key welcomes Xi Jinping in Auckland

A late arrival by darkness did not stop the Chinese president enjoying a stroll around the acclaimed gardens at Government…

First Lady of China's birthday gift

The First Lady of China received the ultimate birthday gift today when she was made an honorary doctor.

Therapeutic products regulator abandoned

New Zealand and Australia have abandoned efforts to establish a joint therapeutic products regulator.

Council budget blowout: New details

New details can be revealed about an Auckland Council IT project with soaring costs

China-NZ relations go 'deeper' than trade
China-NZ relations go 'deeper' than trade

Governor General praises Chinese-NZ links as President of China Xi Jinping receives 21-gun salute at…

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Connection signals exciting times to come

Xi Jinping has gone out of his way to forge a strong…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested

After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things…

John Armstrong John Armstrong
Softly-softly style backfires on state services chief

The State Services Commission moves in mysterious…

Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
Labour needs to look at back office

Taking the party organisation by the scruff of the…

Politics videos

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Local Government

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Low-income ratepayers in Auckland got more than $10…

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Political Polls

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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The Conservative Party is within a whisker of the…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested
Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested

After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things are now moving very quickly indeed.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?
Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?

New Labour leader Andrew Little's personality and personal attributes are seen as somewhat lacking, writes Bryce Edwards…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign
Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign

When Helen Clark announced New Zealand's bid in 2004, for a Security Council seat in 2015 and 2016, it seemed a ridiculously…

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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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