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Govt refuses to set minimum price on alcohol
Govt refuses to set minimum price on alcohol

Justice Minister Judith Collins says Government will not set a minimum price on alcohol because it would penalise moderate…

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks show he…

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

An in-depth survey of leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates serious weaknesses in the way major projects are being…

The great escape

Rod Emmerson's take on Shane Jones' departure.

John Armstrong on politics

Worst time for Jones' resignation Worst time for Jones' resignation

Shane Jones' shock decision to quit as a Labour MP…

John Armstrong: Collins 'witch trial' a long shot for Labour John Armstrong: Collins 'witch trial' a long shot for Labour

The Prime Minister took the rather unusual step of…

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Greens links rankled with Jones
Greens links rankled with Jones

Shane Jones' antipathy for the Greens went so deep he once told Labour's leadership he would not be a minister if he was…

Davis says he's suited for the job
Davis says he's suited for the job

Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones…

PM egged in Napier
PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old…

Cunning McCully's hit neutralises Jones
Cunning McCully's hit neutralises Jones

And the Nobel Prize for rat cunning in neutralising an enemy force goes to ... Foreign Minister Murray McCully, writes deputy…

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Punching above military weight
Punching above military weight

One of the least reported developments of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China this month may…

MPs clash over sick Fijian

Associate Immigration Minister Nikki Kaye says Labour is misleading the public about a seriously ill Fijian migrant - but…

Labour all the poorer with Jones gone

Editorial: When a senior MP walks out of his party four months before a general election, he makes it obvious he does not…

Labour surprised by Jones' resignation

Labour party leader David Cunliffe said he did not try to convince Shane Jones to stay with the party when he received news…

Labour pledges to scrap requirement for veterans' pension
Labour pledges to scrap requirement for veterans' pension

Labour says it will scrap a requirement for war veterans to be disabled before they receive a special…

The poaching of Shane Jones

National's audacious poaching of Shane Jones could be seen as a cynical ploy to undermine the electoral chances of the Opposition…

Sarkozy 'tried to seduce' Hollande's ex

A new book claims Nicolas Sarkozy unsuccessfully tried to seduce President Francois Hollande's ex-girlfriend, Valerie Trierweiler…

Protesters egg PM's car

Protesters egged Prime Minister John Key's ministerial BMW as it collected him from a state housing development in Napier…

Top lawyer appointed to monitor NZ spying activities

Experienced lawyer Cheryl Gwyn will be put in charge of monitoring New Zealand's spying and intelligence activities, Prime…

Would-be MP defends Cunliffe jibe
Would-be MP defends Cunliffe jibe

Labour's Tukituki candidate says she won't delete a 2011 tweet in which she called David Cunliffe, now…

Brian Rudman: Act's saviour at hand - just push for legal weed

Jamie Whyte was going to resurrect the Act party by returning it to basics.

Dunne connection demands grilling

Where is the outrage that Peter Dunne's son is working as a legal mouthpiece for the synthetic high industry, asks Pam Corkery…

Ross Bell: Law change a comedown for legal high industry

If Star Trek has taught me anything, it is that sometimes you need to change the rules in order to win.

Jones: I'm not a 'sellout' for leaving

Shane Jones says he's not a 'sellout' for leaving the Labour party to take up a position created by the National-led Government…

Sex-abuse law faces hurdle
Sex-abuse law faces hurdle

A law change to ensure paedophiles convicted of the most serious crimes are not released back on to…

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Claire Trevett: Labour casts net for votes, heats pan for Collins
Claire Trevett: Labour casts net for votes, heats pan for Collins

Labour and New Zealand First yesterday mounted a pincer movement against Justice and ACC Minister Judith Collins in Parliament…

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The bad smell of politics and money
The bad smell of politics and money

Business, money and politics are always drawn towards each other as natural bedfellows, but leaves behind a bad smell, writes…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Too many words and not enough Act
Audrey Young: Too many words and not enough Act

Tiny parties are rarely in the spotlight and rarely get the chance to set the news agenda. Whyte squandered his opportunity…

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The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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