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Key pressed over handling of Sabin affair
Key pressed over handling of Sabin affair

The PM is facing increasing questions about his handling of the Mike Sabin affair after the Northland MP's resignation a…

Should Turei also quit?

If the Greens are intent on becoming a mainstream political party with sufficient cachet to be a credible Govt partner they…

Child poverty - a lesson for Key's team

In the flush of election victory, John Key said something about tackling child poverty in this term. He was looking for…

John Armstrong: Bill's Big Experiment sounds fine in theory

What if the Govt toiled night and day for years to create a market for the right to house the poor and downtrodden, only…

Editorial: Greens must do more than hint at centre
Editorial: Greens must do more than hint at centre

Dr Norman will leave the leadership with his party in no worse position than he found it.

I'll discuss backlash with foreign press
I'll discuss backlash with foreign press

Author says she'll discuss “inflammatory, vicious and patronising things that have been broadcast and published in NZ this…

Brownlee bats for renewed Hagley Oval
Brownlee bats for renewed Hagley Oval

Amid a brace of political resignations, Gerry Brownlee took a cricket bat to a Cabinet colleague today - to celebrate new-look…

Loony tag gone thanks to him
Loony tag gone thanks to him

Norman’s major achievement was to drag Greens out of its Opposition mindset and prod it towards the mainstream.

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video Russel Norman resigns
Russel Norman resigns

Russel Norman resigns as co-leader of the Green Party so he can spend more time with his family.

PM: National did not ask Sabin to quit

Prime Minister said his office was told yesterday Mike Sabin intended to resign after MP announced this morning he was standing…

Catton's father takes on Plunket

Author's father blasts Sean Plunket for branding her an "ungrateful hua" as Catton herself tweets written interviews are…

Turei: It's a vote of confidence in me

Russel Norman’s resignation as Green Party co-leader hailed by Metiria Turei as a vote of confidence in her leadership…

Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in
Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in

The National and Labour leaders’ grandly titled annual “state of the nation” addresses were about as…

Editorial: Key wins, not Abbott

Tony Abbott can now join the long list of politicians wondering how John Key gets away in political life with so much that…

The Insider: Too much dry

While many businesspeople are cheering on National's plan for wide-ranging Resource Management Act reform, others are urging…

PM still to address Northland MP Mike Sabin

Prime Minister John Key said he hasn't spoken to under fire Northland MP Mike Sabin and wouldn't comment on reports of a…

Pike River should become 'Great Walk'

The Government has ordered a feasibility study into a new ‘great walk’ from the Pike River Mine site and over the Paparoa…

Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies
Dita De Boni: Key rocks on with trickle-down groupies

Those at Davos, seemingly representing the interests of the very wealthy, like to think they are working…

Claire Trevett: Irish builders, burqas, tall poppies? Yep, still mad

Any hopes that this year will be less barking mad than last year on the political front are rapidly diminishing.

Banks faces retrial over electoral return

Former Act Party leader John Banks will face a retrial for filing a false electoral return, Solicitor-General Mike Heron…

Farmers fear rough ride coming up

Farmers are "battening down the hatches" as they prepare for a low dairy payout this year and as a full-scale drought approaches…

Len Brown joins house-hunting fray

Len Brown and his wife Shan Inglis have sold their big South Auckland home and are now getting first-hand knowledge of the…

Key has 'forgotten where he came from'
Key has 'forgotten where he came from'

John Key grew up in a state house in Christchurch, and many residents of his old street say they're…

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Gareth Morgan looked about as comfortable as the turkey before Christmas as he arrived at Ratana Pa yesterday, writes Claire…

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As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly wear off, leaders will stake out their visions for 2015 in speeches tomorrow…

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The possibility of former Prime Minister Helen Clark leading the United Nations is a common subject of speculation.

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