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'I'm not a perfect man'
'I'm not a perfect man'

Colin Craig has sent a personal letter to Conservative Party members to apologise about his behaviour.

NZ commits to post-2020 emissions target

Minister Tim Groser confirmed the new target would be to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 per cent from 2005 levels…

Climate change pledge 'highly conditional'

Economics editor Brian Fallow says the Government's climate change pledge will be hedged with conditions.

McCully to address Nauru civil rights concerns

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is to meet with Nauru's President on Thursday to discuss the future of aid funding after…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: This is the house that Bill built John Armstrong: This is the house that Bill built

The Finance Minister is fuelling claims that privatisation…

John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter

Some MPs given the call to speak who try to be funny…

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Have we underestimated ISIS?
Have we underestimated ISIS?

We see ISIS as thuggish martyrdom-seeking zealots, but brutal and disgusting though they be, its actions as a fighting force…

Tribunal needed for funding fairness
Tribunal needed for funding fairness

Lawyers taking rising numbers of special education cases say an independent tribunal is needed to ensure funding decisions…

'Champagne stunt an utter disaster'
'Champagne stunt an utter disaster'

Judith Collins described a champagne stunt by SFO boss Adam Feeley as an "utter disaster" that threatened to overshadow…

McCully's call for peace talks a tall order
McCully's call for peace talks a tall order

Now that it is our turn to chair the United Nations Security Council Murray McCully says we will attempt to revive peace…

Politics

PM kicks Labour over balls
PM kicks Labour over balls

Labour's plans for a feel-good announcement in the lead up to the All Blacks Samoa rugby game were gazumped…

Economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus yet - Key

New Zealand's economy is still fairly robust and doesn't need increased government spending to give it a kickstart, Prime…

National bowel screening from 2017, indicates Minister

Dr Coleman’s announcement is the first concrete commitment from the Government to establishing a national bowel screening…

Top US military commander visits NZ

The United State's top Pacific military commander is in New Zealand on his first visit in the role and will hold talks with…

Reforms to EQC outlined
Reforms to EQC outlined

Government has outlined the changes it wants to make to insurance cover after natural disasters, including…

Runanga supports Sonny Tau

A hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the Ngapuhi Runanga after…

Len Brown: Budget milestone a kickstart for Auckland transport

People are concerned about rates - I am too. But as a result of our budget work and the adoption of a levy we can invest…

'Every day I fight for my son'

Desperate parents of special needs children are being forced to pay for teacher aides as state funding falls short.

Colour and conviction behind sharp suits

Growing a profile as a new MP is tougher than usual when your party is headed by a charismatic veteran in the midst of a…

No evidence to back Mt Eden car ban
No evidence to back Mt Eden car ban

Epsom MP David Seymour says the authority which is planning to ban cars from the summit of Mt Eden has…

MP reveals fight with gang member

'He picked me up above his head and tried to throw me across the front entranceway.'

English denies 'recipe' for recession

Finance Minister Bill English has denied falling dairy prices pose a risk to New Zealand, saying the dairy industry is a…

'Not particularly concerned' about Greece

New Zealand’s Finance Minister is “not particularly concerned” about whether Greece’s financial crisis will roll on to New…

Conservative Party battle draws to a close

The battle between the Conservative Party’s Colin Craig and former board member John Stringer appears to be over.

Conservative Party board member resigns
Conservative Party board member resigns

Conservative Party board member John Stringer has resigned.

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Obama finally sounds Presidential

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Auckland, why hate public toilets?

Auckland Council's bean counters are trying to make…

Politics videos

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President Barack Obama conceded difficulties in fighting…

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Local Government

John Clark: Trust opposed to any park pipeline John Clark: Trust opposed to any park pipeline

John Clark, chairman of the Cornwall Park Trust Board…

Beach-ban all bark and no bite? Beach-ban all bark and no bite?

Several Auckland local boards have proposed changes…

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Political Polls

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The ponytail-pulling antics of John Key appear to…

Key slumps in latest poll Key slumps in latest poll

John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations
Claire Trevett: Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations

There are many who appear to believe they are qualified to step up to the role Sonny Tau has vacated and act as bridge builder…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: Dangers for democracy in today's cyber bullying law
Political roundup: Dangers for democracy in today's cyber bullying law

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill is being widely criticised as dangerous in the way it seeks to regulate online activities…

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Audrey Young

Here is that long promised fiasco...
Here is that long promised fiasco...

With the Opposition's relentless description of the Govt's housing policy as "a fiasco", there was a chance they would be…

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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

Row over prime land
Row over prime land

Two Auckland Council bodies are at loggerheads over whether 20ha of land at Hobsonville Pt should be used for housing or…

Brian Rudman: Auckland, why hate public toilets?
Six ways Super City can pick up the pace
Party time for Auckland council
Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?
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