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Key failed to stop shutdown of tour company - Peters
Key failed to stop shutdown of tour company - Peters

Prime Minister John Key has been accused of failing to intervene as Tourism Minister in the American purchase of a high…

Snowden 'may be right'

Updated John Key concedes NSA whistleblower could be telling truth about New Zealanders’ data being accessible through controversial…

National to slash benefit numbers

Paula Bennett wants to reduce benefit numbers by 25 per cent, including paying more people to move to other regions for…

Peter Lyons: Trickle-down is part of the problem, not an answer

The term "trickle-down effect" should be used only to describe an unfortunate ailment that can affect the elderly.

'NZ spied on friends for US'
'NZ spied on friends for US'

New Zealand has sent spies into friendly countries to electronically snoop for the United States, an award-winning journalist…

Key hits back at spy-law claim
Key hits back at spy-law claim

John Key has struck directly at a specific detail in the spying claims, saying new laws passed last year had nothing to…

Greens plan gift packs for newborns
Greens plan gift packs for newborns

The Greens want every newborn child to get a "welcome pack" at birth including a bed, clothes and other essentials, says…

Campaign takes leaders to schools
Campaign takes leaders to schools

David Cunliffe faced a lecture theatre full of students at Waikato University and had smoko with workers at a Te Rapa factory…

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Southern Cross' chief executive: Key should check his facts
Southern Cross' chief executive: Key should check his facts

The head of the Southern Cross Cable Network has disputed Prime Minister John Key's claim that a cable…

Whanau ora bottom line for Maori Party

Most parties avoid talk about "bottom lines" for fear of sounding too uncompromising.

Transport and housing top of list

Political parties are tailoring all manner of policies for Auckland, or more precisely at 1,030,125 enrolled Jafas, to win…

Editorial: Dotcom's credibility

The world's most wanted whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has told us something from his refuge in Russia that we had a right…

Craig's party heads towards 5 percent
Craig's party heads towards 5 percent

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig would push for a code of conduct for MPs to help cleanse the system…

Race to fill gap in Maori electorate

With heavyweights Pita Sharples and Shane Jones out of the election race, there's a gaping hole in Maori politics and the…

Status of event under question

Legal experts are uncertain whether Kim Dotcom's "Moment of Truth" event should be declared by the Internet Party as an…

$10m focus on engineers

The National Party wants to double the number of people studying engineering at university in a bid to get more graduates…

Peter Calder: An open letter to our leaders
Peter Calder: An open letter to our leaders

Dear John and David. Please forgive the first-name familiarity. I'm older than you are so it doesn't…

Auditor-General quizzed on city rail link

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is holding off commenting on the $2.4b city rail link until details of the project appear in…

Fisher: Dotbomb's disaster

Kim Dotcom had his time to shine and did not. He has talked for almost three years of a conspiracy to have him extradited…

Secret document danger

Secret documents which John Key made public threatened massive damage to NZ's wellbeing if made public without permission…

Harawira complains to Speaker about Key's Dotcom connection

internet-Mana co-leader Hone Harawira has complained to Parliament's Speaker that Prime Minister John Key may have misled…

PM: Claims are 'nothing but rhetoric'
PM: Claims are 'nothing but rhetoric'

Prime Minister John Key has challenged Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald to front up with evidence…

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Key wins - now let's focus on real issues

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail
Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail

For the past month, National leader John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe have bemoaned the focus on Dirty Politics…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?
Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?

Will tomorrow's Dotcom/Greenwald revelations about state surveillance change anything in the lead up to polling day? Bryce…

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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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