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Conservative Party confirms first five members on list
Conservative Party confirms first five members on list

The Conservative Party has confirmed the first five members on its list, which includes a mix of familiar and new faces.

Key: Education policy rejection 'sadly predictable'

The rejection of the Government's flagship education policy by primary school teachers and principals was "sadly predictable"…

Key denies contradiction

Prime Minister John Key says nothing has changed after a video emerged from 2011 appearing to contradict his claim he was…

Slater in trouble for breaching privacy

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater is being prosecuted for the same thing he is complaining about — using someone else’s private…

A Dirty Politics glossary
A Dirty Politics glossary

Toby Manhire delivers a helpful glossary of common words and phrases used in the Dirty Politics debate, from "left-wing…

Key appears to contradict himself
Key appears to contradict himself

New evidence appears to contradict John Key's claim he was never told about an SIS document release to Cameron Slater -…

Peter Bromhead: Author envy
Peter Bromhead: Author envy

Nicky Hager's latest book is proving nothing but trouble for this weary old cartoonist.

Greens free travel a hit with students
Greens free travel a hit with students

New Zealanders are strongly in favour of a proposal to give tertiary students free trips on public transport, a Herald-DigiPoll…

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Colin Craig heading to court yet again
Colin Craig heading to court yet again

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig is heading to court yet again, this time in an attempt to gain…

Book fallout not all bad, poll shows

More than half of voters surveyed believe the fallout from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics book will damage Prime Minister…

Labour’s free GP scheme a flop

Labour's support among the elderly has slumped despite making free GP visits for pensioners the centrepiece of its election…

Editorial: Dunne should make super a bottom line

Peter Dunne says he is confident his "Flexi-super" proposal can be advanced by any third-term National government without…

Greens up, National falls
Greens up, National falls

National has taken a hit in the first poll since Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics was released but the Greens…

Key and Collins under fire

As soon as he stepped out of the chauffeur-driven BMW, he was on the back foot.

Key hits out at 'stealing of election'

Prime Minister John Key yesterday hit back hard over the Dirty Politics allegations against him and his Government.

Key predicts Cabinet shake-up

John Key on who'll be in his Cabinet and what job they'll be doing if he wins power at the election.

Anders Crofoot: No place for politics in foreigner debate

When it comes to the foreign ownership of farmland, my family has a unique perspective. Before my wife, Emily, and I moved…

John Drinnan: Slater has a friend in Israel
John Drinnan: Slater has a friend in Israel

Cameron Slater and his Whale Oil Beef Hooked website have some passionate advocates. But Slater presents…

video PM denies video contradiction claim

PM John Key says nothing has changed after a video emerged appearing to contradict his claim that he was never told by the…

Before they were politicians

With a general election looming, some MPs may be thinking about a life after politics, but what about their lives beforehand?…

Brian Rudman: Auckland volcanic cones settlement

No doubt the Government was delighted the publicity following last month's Auckland volcanic cones treaty settlement was…

46 people convicted for refusing to fill in census form

More than 40 people ended up with criminal convictions after they refused to fill in their census form, Statistics New Zealand…

PM's popularity dives
PM's popularity dives

John Key's popularity has dived by 8.5 points in the first political poll since Nicky Hager's book Dirty…

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Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics
Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics

Back in 2011 Prime Minister John Key stood before the media and said "there is no place in this country for News of the…

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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

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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: Now for something similar ...

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