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Labour surprised by Jones' resignation
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 says it will scrap a requirement for war veterans to be disabled before they receive a special pension if it gains…

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…

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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Protesters egg PM's car
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
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 her party's leader…

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

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Dunne connection demands grilling
Dunne connection demands grilling

Where is the outrage that Peter Dunne's son is working as a legal mouthpiece for the synthetic high…

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

A law change to ensure paedophiles convicted of the most serious crimes are not released back on to the streets without…

Envoy kept tabs on Collins
Envoy kept tabs on Collins

NZ's ambassador to China asked Judith Collins to tell him anything he needed to know about a Beijing…

Act Party's burglary law will strike out

Editorial: Act's plan to extend the three-strikes law for violent crime to burglary will be welcomed by some. But it has…

Shane Jones to step down

Labour MP Shane Jones will step down from politics at the end of next month and will not run for Parliament again.

PM shoots down Greens proposal to release records of meetings

Prime Minister John Key has shot down a Green Party proposal which would require all ministers to publicly release records…

Liam Dann: Govt's selldown - marks out of 10
Liam Dann: Govt's selldown - marks out of 10

The National Government's asset sale programme is complete but the debate about the process just won't…

Jones: Mein Kampf criticism nonsense

Condemnation of Kim Dotcom's possession of a signed copy of Mein Kampf has been ridiculous, writes Sir Bob Jones.

Act: Jail burglars after third offence

More than 2000 families will have returned home from the Easter break to find they had been burgled.

Pre-job testing finds few on drugs

Just one in 100 beneficiaries who had pre-employment drug tests under a new government policy showed any sign of drug abuse…

Life is sweet - Kiwis in Oz answer critics

Life is just fine for many Kiwis living in Australia who say they have nothing to moan about after crossing the Tasman in…

Nat man co-funded Jones' Labour bid
Nat man co-funded Jones' Labour bid

Labour MP Shane Jones' party leadership bid was part-funded by a cash donation from Sir Wira Gardiner…

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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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