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Key's six state of the nation speeches
Key's six state of the nation speeches

Audrey Young takes a look at previous state of the nation speeches, and whether he's delivered on the policy promises made…

Opinion: 'Lickspittles to dictators' club?

The things you have to do to keep on side with your oil merchant, writes Brian Rudman. Wouldn't a card and pohutukawa blossoms…

Fran O'Sullivan: Time for NZ to take a stand over TPP

If New Zealand Cabinet ministers really, really want to notch up the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) they could change tack…

Little's big speech focuses on jobs

Updated "The Labour Party I lead is about jobs, good jobs, skilled jobs, well-paid jobs." Andrew Little has delivered his first…

Isis fight decision still weeks away
Isis fight decision still weeks away

Prime Minister John Key says any final decision on New Zealand's contribution to fighting Isis (Islamic State) in Iraq is…

John Key's plan to boost housing
John Key's plan to boost housing

In his first major speech of the year, John Key is expected to outline what his government will do with the supply of social…

Security questions over drone landing
Security questions over drone landing

A hapless United States government worker was apparently responsible for a small drone that crashed on the White House grounds…

Plunket: Catton 'ungrateful', 'traitor'
Plunket: Catton 'ungrateful', 'traitor'

Updated He said what? RadioLive host Sean Plunket has called author Eleanor Catton as an 'ungrateful hua' over her comments...but…

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Editorial: Flag over the top
Editorial: Flag over the top

Did the PM realise it would happen as Auckland was celebrating its 175th anniversary? The tribute to…

Winston Peters criticises foreign student numbers

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has criticised the number of foreign students choosing to study here.

PM won't comment on Sabin investigation

Prime Minister John Key has refused to comment on reports National MP Mike Sabin is under investigation by police but said…

Bryce Edwards: What to expect from politics in 2015
Bryce Edwards: What to expect from politics in 2015

As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly wear off, leaders will stake out their visions for…

No prisoner vote 'dangerous precedent'

Not allowing prisoners to vote is being labelled a dangerous precedent, with claims it could be extended to other groups…

Peter Lyons: Charter schools all about freedom of choice

Most teachers and their unions don't seem to understand the rationale behind charter schools, writes Peter Lyons.

Tribute to Saudi King a bridge too far

He ruled over one of the most repressive regimes in the world - so why were the flags on the Harbour Bridge flying at half…

Little cash for Labour leader's contest

The union backing of Labour leader Andrew Little in last year's leadership contest did not translate into hard cash - his…

Len wants to run again - but can he?
Len wants to run again - but can he?

The Herald understands Len Brown has the backing of his wife and has told his inner circle he wants…

Sue Kedgley: Kiwis in the dark about irradiated fruit and vegetables

"Irradiated food is anything but fresh," writes Sue Kedgley. So why is the govt bending over backwards to bring more of…

video Q&A with Len Brown

Auckland Mayor Len Brown answers our questions on rates, Sky City convention Center and more.

Labour presidency nominees announced

An Auckland University lecturer Nigel Haworth and City Vision chair Robert Gallagher have put themselves forward to be the…

McCully condemns 30 civilian deaths in Ukraine
McCully condemns 30 civilian deaths in Ukraine

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has condemned the killing of up to 30 civilians in Eastern Ukraine over…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: The great crusader comes up short
Claire Trevett: The great crusader comes up short

Gareth Morgan looked about as comfortable as the turkey before Christmas as he arrived at Ratana Pa yesterday, writes Claire…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Blue-Green battle over housing crisis and RMA
Bryce Edwards: Blue-Green battle over housing crisis and RMA

A blue-green battle is looming over housing affordability and the reform of the Resource Management Act.

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General
Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General

The possibility of former Prime Minister Helen Clark leading the United Nations is a common subject of speculation.

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Matt McCarten on politics

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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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