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McCully to go to Jordan to discuss Syria, Isis
McCully to go to Jordan to discuss Syria, Isis

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is to travel to Jordan to discuss the crisis in Syria and the on-going threat of the Islamic…

Opinion: Cut it out, RMA spoilsports

The RMA Knights who say no have been a shadowy tribe until now and it's been hard to pin much damage to the economy on them…

Political roundup: Blue-Green battle over housing crisis and RMA

A blue-green battle is looming over housing affordability and the reform of the Resource Management Act.

Rates won't go into convention centre: Brown

Auckland mayor Len Brown says the council will not put any ratepayer cash into building or running an international convention…

'Like a speed dater in first class'
'Like a speed dater in first class'

The PM's halfway up a mountain in the Swiss Alps when he takes a break from his deliciously cliched fondue dinner to explain…

Ratana: Little survives but Peters steals show
Ratana: Little survives but Peters steals show

Andrew Little has survived his first address to Maori at Ratana but was well and truly upstaged by NZ First leader Winston…

MP attracts hoots of laughter
MP attracts hoots of laughter

Spare a thought for Chester Borrows, the National MP for Whanganui, who backed into a car at Ratana yesterday in front of…

Nick Smith's calculation stretch on housing crisis headline-grabbing but way off the mark
Nick Smith's calculation stretch on housing crisis headline-grabbing but way off the mark

What took hold of Nick Smith when he claimed the Resource Management Act added $30 billion to housing costs and stopped…

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John Roughan: New Chums' old charm worth preserving
John Roughan: New Chums' old charm worth preserving

New Chums Beach with its surrounding cliffs of regenerating native bush is worth preserving, writes…

Tim Pankhurst: Cost of the Catch response

The assertion that 80 per cent of New Zealand’s original fish stock has gone due to commercial fishing needs to be challenged…

Turei launches stinging attack on Key

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei launched a stinging attack on John Key in his absence at Ratana today, saying his view of…

AA calls for inquiry on fuel pricing

The Automobile Association has called for a ministerial inquiry into the cost of fuel as an informal survey found variations…

Editorial: RMA move too important for bare majority
Editorial: RMA move too important for bare majority

The most interesting aspect of the Government's latest proposed reform of the Resource Management Act…

Claire Trevett: The great crusader comes up short

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

Brian Rudman: Liveable Len could stop the chop

Just because pohutukawa trees prosper in Auckland's coastal setting is not a reason to treat them as a weed and hack them…

The Insider: MPs bask in a longer summer

While the rest of us are returning to work after the Christmas break, most MPs continue to enjoy a long summer holiday.

Mike Butler: Morgan errs on land-loss rhetoric

Gareth Morgan has demonstrated a willingness to offer solutions to numerous problems confronting New Zealand.

George Wood, Dick Quax, Cameron Brewer: Our rate, borrow and spend city
George Wood, Dick Quax, Cameron Brewer: Our rate, borrow and spend city

If this lack of regard for the financial resources of individual members of our community is to be curbed…

Len Brown: An investment in Auckland's future

Aucklanders have spent many, many years admiring what other cities have, but we're catching up now, writes Auckland Mayor…

RMA will do 'nothing' for house prices - Winston Peters

Local Government NZ welcomes proposed changes to the RMA but NZ First leader Winston Peters says it will do nothing for…

Dita de Boni: NZ daftly addicted to smart solutions

The cost of hiring consultants, or re-hiring experts made redundant and cost-saving cock-ups must tally in the millions…

Morgan lays down Treaty challenge

Philanthropist and economist Gareth Morgan has set out two challenges to the Government at his first visit to Ratana Pa.

John Armstrong: We all know the act is not the problem
John Armstrong: We all know the act is not the problem

Got a problem? Then blame it on the Resource Management Act, writes John Armstrong. "Nick Smith is using…

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Claire Trevett: The year of apologies that keeps on giving
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It was a year of sorrows. It was a sorry excuse of a year. It was also a year of sorries. As of yesterday, they were still…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Challenges to the Treaty consensus
Bryce Edwards: Challenges to the Treaty consensus

Bryce Edwards: Is turbulence returning to race relations via a renewed debate about the role and place of the Treaty of…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General
Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General

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

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Matt McCarten on politics

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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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