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Warm welcome for Cunliffe in home electorate
Warm welcome for Cunliffe in home electorate

Updated Labour leader David Cunliffe received widespread support while on the campaign trail in his New Lynn electorate today. About…

'It's about accountability'

Updated John Key has tried to distance himself from claims Mark Hotchin was paying bloggers to undermine the SFO, saying he does…

video John Key: 'This will reflect positively'

John Key visited St Lukes this morning, getting amongst the shoppers and trying to move on from 'Dirty Politics'.

Calls for a full commission of inquiry

Labour leader David Cunliffe says all ministers should be subject to a full commission of inquiry to get to the bottom of…

Commissioner concerned by allegations
Commissioner concerned by allegations

Allegations levelled against former Justice Minister Judith Collins have been described as extremely concerning by the State…

Money men topple Collins
Money men topple Collins

An inquiry into Judith Collins' downfall is poised to investigate links between former Hanover boss Mark Hotchin and right-wing…

Horns locked over housing
Horns locked over housing

National and Labour both claimed they had a solution to the country’s housing problem and John Key and David Cunliffe locked…

The cellar dwellers
The cellar dwellers

They’re the least likely to get into Parliament, yet these lowest ranked party listers still have the passion to put themselves…

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photos Gallery: Emmerson on Collins
Gallery: Emmerson on Collins

Click here for a selection of Herald cartoonist Rod Emmerson's recent work depicting Judith Collins.

Family tragedy over shadows campaign launch

A political candidate who learned of a family tragedy during the launch of her party’s election campaign is paying tribute…

NZ better off without Collins: Karam

One of Judith Collins’ most relentless opponents, Joe Karam, says the country is better off with her out of Cabinet.

Targeting the sporting vote

The main political parties have detailed sport and recreation policies, as Andrew Alderson observed at a Sport Auckland…

Ben Uffendell: Time to sell New Zealand to burger chain
Ben Uffendell: Time to sell New Zealand to burger chain

Nation, I'm bored. And not just because I watched this week's leaders' debate, but mainly for that reason…

Patrick Gower: Voodoo and madness of King Winston

In Winston's World, John Key is a voodoo doll he stabs with a pin whenever he gets bored.

Editorial: Hung out to dry

Judith Collins' resignation yesterday was weeks, perhaps months, overdue. Yet the offence for which she has left the ministry…

Can we have the election back?

Rodeny Hide writes: We want the real game. That's what we sat down for. Nicky Hager, Cameron Slater and Kim Dotcom are the…

Bernard Hickey: Subsidies fuel heated market
Bernard Hickey: Subsidies fuel heated market

It's Economics 101. When demand rises and supply does not, prices will rise. If demand rises at the…

Kerre McIvor: One to Cunliffe, but watch out ...

When the Wallabies drew with the All Blacks in the first Bledisloe Cup match in Sydney, it was widely considered almost…

Paul Little: Housing crisis needs bold cure

Heeding politicians' pleas to focus on policy, not things they'd rather you didn't look at, and to play the ball not the…

Timeline of Collins' career

Judith Collins has resigned, effective immediately. Here is a timeline of her career so far.

Collins resigns: Savage and O'Sullivan respond

An email that led to the resignation of Judith Collins as a Minister names two Herald reporters, they respond.

Collins resigns: Blogger backs mate
Collins resigns: Blogger backs mate

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater is backing his mate Judith Collins.

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Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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