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Fran O'Sullivan: John Key doing right thing in Iraq
Fran O'Sullivan: John Key doing right thing in Iraq

Modern warfare is vastly different today. Those going to Iraq will not be in the frontline - at least not yet, Fran O'Sullivan…

Peter Dunne wants rethink if Winston Peters wins Northland

Peter Dunne says he would look at revisiting his post-election concessions from the National Party if New Zealand First…

Labour has to look outwards: Haworth

Labour failed to get over the "credibility hurdle" in the last election - and must look outwards away from internal issues…

National Party donors stay secret

An analysis of electoral finance declarations shows over 80% of donations to National candidates were channelled through…

McCully speaks on NZ-Aus relationship
video McCully speaks on NZ-Aus relationship

Murray McCully speaks with Julie Bishop on the bi-lateral relationship between New Zealand and Australia

Tourist driver punched
Tourist driver punched

Police are warning people not to take matters into their own hands after a motorist punched a tourist driver in the face…

This could be Abbott's last visit to NZ
This could be Abbott's last visit to NZ

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop does nothing to dispel leadership rumours as embattled Tony Abbott flies into New…

MP pay: The 1%  vs the 99%
MP pay: The 1% vs the 99%

Here in New Zealand, the top 1 per cent of income earners now includes our representatives in Parliament, writes Bryce Edwards…

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National's Northland nightmare
National's Northland nightmare

New Zealand First leader announces he'll stand in Northland byelection, saying electorate needs "a real…

Nigel Haworth elected as Party president

The Labour Party has elected economist Nigel Haworth as its new president.

Sabin included in salary payout

Former MPs including Mike Sabin are set to get a taxpayer-funded 5.5 per cent backdated pay rise.

Decision shifts port expansion step closer

Ports of Auckland will start work in April on the first step to reclaim more of the Waitemata Harbour.

Wife charms where Abbott fails
Wife charms where Abbott fails

Australia's First Lady, Margie Abbott, is a former teacher who grew up in Wainuiomata.

Govt nixes airline’s link plan

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has clipped the wings of a fledgling regional airline before it can get off the ground.

Critic's claim not so super

The Taxpayers' Union's trenchant criticism of the NZ Superannuation Fund, over its poor investment in Portugal's Banco Espirito…

Show guts in other ways

Bad news, peaceniks. If you oppose the deployment of NZ troops to Iraq, you are gutless, a coward, at least in the estimation…

Smoking ban bylaw review brought forward
Smoking ban bylaw review brought forward

The question of making a bylaw to stop smoking on beaches, in parks and in many other public places…

Little rejects Collins' criticism over Sepuloni stand-down

Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back at National MP Judith Collins for criticising him for standing Carmel Sepuloni…

Bryce Edwards: The backlash against war

There’s been widespread sceptism and outrage in response to the Government’s announcement that New Zealand troops will be…

English - Wheeler's comments as popular as Ebola

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland's housing were…

Robert G Patman: 'Behind the wire'

Edmund Burke once said political decisions often involve a choice between intolerable and disagreeable options.

Terence O'Brien: Iraq mission case of misguided foreign policy
Terence O'Brien: Iraq mission case of misguided foreign policy

The decision to commit NZ military contingent to Iraq is a case of misguided foreign policy.

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Claire Trevett: Key guarding high ground over Iraq 'crusade'
Claire Trevett: Key guarding high ground over Iraq 'crusade'

No sooner was the announcement made that New Zealand was heading to Iraq, the war of words broke out.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Is NZ being conned into war in Iraq?
Bryce Edwards: Is NZ being conned into war in Iraq?

The public could be wise to be sceptical or wary about politicians trying to manipulate them about the global fight against…

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Audrey Young

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Andrew Little made something of "a captain's call" on Waitangi Day when suggesting notions of greater Maori sovereignty…

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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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