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Colin Craig pulls candidate into line
Colin Craig pulls candidate into line

Colin Craig has been forced to pull one of his candidates into line after he threatened to name the sex offender who Labour…

Sharples: 'We made a lot of noise'

Pita Sharples has defended the Maori Party's decision to go into government with National, as he joined other politicians…

Govt's plan for second harbour crossing an election bribe - Labour

The Government is being accused of pork-barrel election bribes if it fast-forwards a second harbour crossing in Auckland…

ACC back-tracks on cuts to petrol levies

ACC has back-tracked on proposed cuts to petrol levies, cutting them 2 cents to 7.9 cents per litre, rather than 4 cent…

Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate
Cunliffe may boycott leaders' debate

John Key says David Cunliffe is crying wolf by refusing to rule out withdrawing from TVNZ's election debate because Mike…

Greens launch solar schools policy
Greens launch solar schools policy

Greens Party co-leader Dr Russel Norman is launching his party's 'Solar in Schools' policy this morning at Laingholm Primary…

MP admits further misuse of charge card
MP admits further misuse of charge card

Outgoing National MP Claudette Hauiti admits using her parliamentary charge card to buy petrol for her personal car in a…

Bryan Gould: A new weapon of mass distraction
Bryan Gould: A new weapon of mass distraction

The trend towards using inquiries to cover tracks and save embarrassment has reached ludicrous proportions, however, with…

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Opinion: Few MPs leave in high regard
Opinion: Few MPs leave in high regard

Politicians come and politicians go. Some are loved, some are ridiculed, some are despised. Claire Trevett…

Kindies beat Greens on free for 2-Y-Os

The Greens have unveiled a policy to extend 20 hours a week of free early childhood education to 2-year-olds.

Poll finds majority support for 'fat tax'

"Nanny state" interventions such as a "fat tax" on unhealthy products and compulsory nutrition ratings on food labels are…

Bankrupt with link to Peters sues Horan

A bankrupt businessman with convictions for tax avoidance is suing independent MP Brendan Horan and RadioLive in a $650,000…

Law comes down heavily on hand-held laser pointers
Law comes down heavily on hand-held laser pointers

Carrying high-powered laser pointers in a public place without a reasonable excuse will soon be illegal…

video Gerry Brownlee: 'I made a stupid error'

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and two of his staff deliberately bypassed airport security at Christchurch airport this…

Minister's speeding ticket, $80 fine

Courts Minister Chester Borrows admits he is embarrassed after being fined $80 for speeding.

Alan Duff: Get it on for Maori, odd couple

Doesn't he live in France? Yes, I do. So how is he still relevant to this country?

Mutual admiration but no mutual recognition as Hockey meets English
Mutual admiration but no mutual recognition as Hockey meets English

Mutual admiration and friendly banter was flowing as Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey and Finance Minister…

Departing MPs say farewell

Departing MPs have begun saying farewell in the House this afternoon. Six National MPs are giving their valedictory speeches…

Bryce Edwards: The sorry Labour Party

Being 30 points behind National puts Labour under huge pressure and David Cunliffe now appears to be issuing apologies all…

Bankrupt suing Horan, Radio Live

A bankrupt businessman with tax avoidance convictions is suing independent MP Brendan Horan and Radio Live in a $650,000…

Hotel didn't pay worker for six months

A hotel that reportedly didn't pay one of its workers for nearly six months, underpaid her husband, and withheld wages from…

I'm not the anonymous Cunliffe critic
I'm not the anonymous Cunliffe critic

"It wasn't me." Napier's Labour candidate Stuart Nash has denied the PM's accusation he's the party…

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Drugs hidden in uniform

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Political Polls

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Claire Trevett on politics

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Claire Trevett: Perfect storm of contradictions blows from North

Come the rains, come the politicians. When the winds and rains wrought havoc over Northland, it was Labour MP Kelvin Davis…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Conservatives v NZ First
Bryce Edwards: Conservatives v NZ First

The battle between New Zealand First and the Conservatives could be one of the more defining aspects of the coming election…

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Audrey Young

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Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy

The PM has a touch of the Dale Carnegie about him when it comes to international affairs. He knows how to win friends and…

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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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Super City

Parking warden bashed
Parking warden bashed

A parking warden was admitted to hospital after being attacked on duty in Auckland - and the assault was so bad, it kept…

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Proposal opens up Queens Wharf
Storm damage not material: Vector
Rules fight echoes across city
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