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Williams blames clash with deputy for drop on NZ First list
Williams blames clash with deputy for drop on NZ First list

New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams has blamed his low list ranking on a clash with the party's deputy leader, saying she…

It's in with the old as Labour tests policies on rest home residents

David Cunliffe's prime ministerial credentials are still up for debate, but he was a clear hit with at least one member…

Politicians in Legoland

The Lego Movie was a huge hit earlier in the year - and here are some possible candidates for a political sequel.

Education: The battle for marks, minds and money

How to improve what goes on in our schools has become a key election-year argument.

John Armstrong on politics

Cracks in wall of denial Cracks in wall of denial

John Armstrong writes: Huge cracks suddenly appeared…

John Armstrong: Vilification of author revives Muldoon-era tactics John Armstrong: Vilification of author revives Muldoon-era tactics

The tirade of insults, invective and scorn directed…

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Mr Boring? What about my bow-ties?
Mr Boring? What about my bow-ties?

It is not until I mention Peter Dunne's bow-tie that he really kicks for touch. The 60-year-old MP for Ohariu is known for…

Cunliffe has sights set on long-term ledership of party
Cunliffe has sights set on long-term ledership of party

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into the 2017 election, even if the party loses at…

Police union urges policy crackdown
Police union urges policy crackdown

The national body representing the interests of police has released its election-year policies proposing changes to crime…

Cunliffe: 'Every possibility' of a coalition
Cunliffe: 'Every possibility' of a coalition

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into 2017 election, even if the party loses at the…

Politics

'Standing ovations are the norm'
'Standing ovations are the norm'

Labour leader David Cunliffe on doing a deal with the Greens and being in touch with his emotions

Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data

A survey has found that one in every 20 public servants has seen a colleague inappropriately accessing or misusing a client's…

Labour pledges 'continuum of care' model for aged care

The Labour Party says it would set up a working group for aged care within its first 100 days in office, which would be…

Shark finning ban brought forward

Shark finning will be banned in New Zealand waters from October. Conservation Minister Dr Nick Smith and Primary Industries…

National extends lead in new poll
National extends lead in new poll

National has extended its lead over Labour and Greens after rising slightly in the latest Roy Morgan…

Prime Minister takes pot-shot at Greens

John Key has taken a shot at Russel Norman, saying he must have been smoking dope to believe the Greens could pay off debt…

SIS claims to be probed

Allegations the SIS released official information to blogger Cameron Slater for political purposes will be officially investigated…

Judith Collins: Resignation reports a hoax

The Dirty Politics affair descended into chaos this afternoon with reports of that besieged Justice Minister Judith Collins…

Kim scolded by his own party

He's "a product of a sexist culture which we need to remedy", says Internet Party's gender issues spokeswoman.

video Election 2014 Highlights: Green Party - Norman +Turei
Election 2014 Highlights: Green Party - Norman +Turei

The Hot Seat panel is NewstalkZB host Rachel Smalley, Herald columnists Toby Manhire and Fran O’Sullivan…

video Election 2014: Green Party - Norman + Turei

The Hot Seat panel is NewstalkZB host Rachel Smalley, Herald columnists Toby Manhire and Fran O’Sullivan and political editor…

PM's 'last chance' for Collins

John Key has put Judith Collins on her second final warning in five months over her "unwise" collusion with Whale Oil blogger…

Greens 'won't be shut out again'

Russel Norman and Metiria Turei have been Green Party co-leaders for five years and after the September 20 election they…

Election: Free visits big gun on battlefield

In health, the election has become a bidding war focused on the new centre ground of free doctor visits.

'We want senior cabinet positions'
'We want senior cabinet positions'

Green co-leaders Russel Norman and Metiria Turei want to be in a full coalition with Labour and have…

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Local Government

Council hunts for missing money Council hunts for missing money

Auckland Transport is pursuing tens of thousands of…

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Political Polls

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New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do' Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do'

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Pollies twerk the crowd the old-fashioned way
Claire Trevett: Pollies twerk the crowd the old-fashioned way

After the fury and rage that marked the kickoff of the election campaign, it was rather uplifting to see the candidates'…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics
Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics

New Zealanders were famously described as a 'passionless people' in one landmark book about politics and the national condition…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

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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Matt McCarten on politics

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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Super City

Auckland 10th most liveable
Auckland 10th most liveable

The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has released its report on 140 cities, and for the fifth year in a row Auckland rounded…

$40m to fix seawall danger
Mt Eden slips trigger call for cash
Candidates face off in Epsom
Ratepayers lament state house
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