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Dunne unwittingly pays tribute to serial killer
Dunne unwittingly pays tribute to serial killer

United Future leader Peter Dunne has unwittingly paid tribute to a notorious serial killer after he fell for an online prank…

Labour candidate's stinging open letter

One of Labour's 2014 election candidates has written a stinging open letter to David Cunliffe, saying he would leave the…

Pike River had 'worst of everything'

The Pike River Mine tragedy will go down as a lesson in "what can go wrong when everything's wrong", according to one of…

13 bizarre things David Cunliffe has said in the past 24 hours

Under pressure ahead of his resignation and his pending fight to regain the Labour leadership, David Cunliffe has made some…

Anti-drilling hikoi arrives in Auckland
Anti-drilling hikoi arrives in Auckland

About 600 anti-oil drilling protesters gathered in Auckland's QEII square in the central city following a hikoi from Cape…

David Parker: 'We'll keep it seemly'
David Parker: 'We'll keep it seemly'

After an initial flurry of snipes, Labour's new interim leader David Parker said he expected the forthcoming battle for…

Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble
Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble

Prime Minister John Key signed two insurance agreements yesterday in the form of confidence and supply deals with Act and…

McCully states case for NZ UN seat
McCully states case for NZ UN seat

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has addressed the United Nations General Assembly, in a bid to secure New Zealand a place…

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Enough support in caucus? 'I don't know'
Enough support in caucus? 'I don't know'

David Cunliffe officially resigns from his role as leader of the Labour Party today, and says he doesn't…

Key: SAS could join Isis fight on ground

NZ's elite SAS personnel aren't yet on standby for deployment to combat Islamic State militants - but the PM can't rule…

Williamson lobbied colleagues over case

A new link between Maurice Williamson and Donghua Liu has emerged in letters that show the senior MP lobbied two ministerial…

Parliament loses 'a decent woman'

Tariana Turia began parliamentary life as a list MP, then winning Te Tai Hauauru, before parting with Labour in 2004 and…

Support at city council for Warriors move
Support at city council for Warriors move

There is support on Auckland Council for a plan to relocate the Warriors from Mt Smart to Albany's QBE…

Editorial: Cabinet choices

There are no surprises in John Key's agreements with support parties to back National in government for the next three years…

Peter Lyons: Election is over, fire up the barbie

Sometimes it is necessary to put aside economic and political issues and reflect on more fundamental aspects of our culture…

Cunliffe offers Robertson leadership deal

Outgoing Labour leader David Cunliffe has offered leadership rival Grant Robertson the job of deputy leader.

Paula Bennett 'a big asset' for National - Key
Paula Bennett 'a big asset' for National - Key

Prime Minister John Key has praised Paula Bennett as "a big asset" for National, but will not go as…

PM won't rule out using SAS against Isis

Prime Minister John Key won't rule out sending New Zealand's elite SAS personnel to assist US efforts to counter Islamic…

A handshake but no ministerial job

The Act Party has signed a deal to work with National for another three years, but the agreement does not include a ministerial…

Govt agreement a Dunne deal

Peter Dunne says he hopes his new deal with the National-led Government will enable him to knock some "rough edges" off…

Key confident accused envoy will return

Prime Minister John Key says he is confident the disgraced Malaysian diplomat accused of a sex attack on a Wellington woman…

Mallard email says he won't be gagged
Mallard email says he won't be gagged

Trevor Mallard has reportedly sent an email to his fellow MP saying he would not stay silent on the…

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Claire Trevett: Key happily pillaging as Labour navel gazes
Claire Trevett: Key happily pillaging as Labour navel gazes

While Labour was occupied with brow-smiting and vows of silence, the PM sailed into Labour territory for a bit more pillaging…

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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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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: High noon for Cunliffe, Robertson
Audrey Young: High noon for Cunliffe, Robertson

If anybody else in Labour is thinking about putting his or her hat into the leadership contest, they should think again…

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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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