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No TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident'
No TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident'

The TPPA is not dead, with Trade Minister Tim Groser saying he's "extremely confident" a deal will be reached, but no new…

'We have to stop having a soft heart'

NZ First leader Winston Peters is considering a policy that would force new immigrants to take out personal medical insurance…

Disappointment as TPPA talks break down

"This is about getting the best possible deal for New Zealand, not a deal at any cost," said Trade Minister Tim Groser.

TPP: Legal challenge to be lodged

A legal challenge will be lodged in the High Court next week over the secrecy around the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations…

John Armstrong on politics

Nats' policy changes signal Nats' policy changes signal

National's latest bit of tinkering with its immigration…

John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda

If this weekend's National Party conference runs true…

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Peters has high hopes for membership
Peters has high hopes for membership

Winston Peters has said NZ First will grow its membership by tens of thousands of people by the next election or he will…

Injustice 'infuriating' for MH17 victims
Injustice 'infuriating' for MH17 victims

An inability to guarantee justice for the families of those killed in downed flight MH17 is "infuriating" Foreign Minister…

Anthem a dirge but now not the time to flag it
Anthem a dirge but now not the time to flag it

A new song for the nation is certain to find similar opposition and indifference as the flag debate.

Fran O'Sullivan: Groser should walk away from TPP if no decent dairy deal
Fran O'Sullivan: Groser should walk away from TPP if no decent dairy deal

The TPP has the potential to transform the economies of the 12 Asia-Pacific nations - but the devil, as always, is in the…

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Claire Trevett: Bottom line a problem for Little in flag and TPP
Claire Trevett: Bottom line a problem for Little in flag and TPP

The Labour leader is walking a tightrope in delivering trade messages, writes Claire Trevett.

The secret diary of ... Tim Groser in Hawaii

Pale Kiwi holidaymaker Steve Braunias is stopped in his tracks by the contents of his Hawaiian Airbnb accommodation's guest…

TPP a 'threat' to innovation?

Knowledge should not be a restricted property and its applications shouldn't be patentable, writes John Roughan.

(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger

Not so Dirty Politics after all. That's the message from police over a blogger accessing Labour Party computer systems.

Rich celebrated or condemned?
Rich celebrated or condemned?

Should we celebrate the super rich in New Zealand or see their growing wealth as a cause of inequality…

Q&A with Foreign Minister Murray McCully

NZ Herald Political editor Audrey Young sits down with Foreign Minister Murray McCully in New York to reflect on his job…

TPP: Hone Harawira's letter to Obama

Former MP Hone Harawira has written a tongue-in-cheek open letter to President Barack Obama with his thoughts on the Trans-Pacific…

More changes as NZ First looks to future

More changes in New Zealand First are on the way after the recent tussle for the deputy leadership and as many in the party…

Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what?

In simple terms it appears that NZ will need to pay more for our medicines in return for the possibility of greater access…

Labour apologises for plagiarism
Labour apologises for plagiarism

MP Clare Curran has apologised for lifting paragraphs from business magazine 'The Economist' for an…

TPP - what could go wrong?

We don't need to know what's in the TPP - the government themselves barely know, as they change their story by the day…

Rockstar economy? The star isn't well

The rock star is not well. Probably it's nothing to worry about, just that sniffle. But we can all do our bit to get it…

'Light, security and joy' at UN will have to wait

From the outside, the Security Council looks like a shed out the back of the United Nations.

We need more councillors - Auckland Council

Auckland Council plans to ask Parliament to change the Super City's founding legislation that fixed the number of councillors…

Editorial: TPP without dairy access will be hollow
Editorial: TPP without dairy access will be hollow

A gold-standard free trade agreement, so long the Government's goal for the Trans-Pacific Partnership…

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Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise
Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise

Winston Peters clearly got some momentum from the Northland win. The question is whether he's made the most of it, writes…

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Political roundup: The Housing apartheid problem
Political roundup: The Housing apartheid problem

New Zealand's worsening housing affordability problem is causing serious social problems.

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class
Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class

Embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga has scored lowest in the latest Herald report card on the Cabinet's performance…

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Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...
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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