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MPs' pay rise officially confirmed
MPs' pay rise officially confirmed

Updated MPs have had their 1.52 per cent pay rise officially confirmed and backdated to July 1, 2014. The Remuneration Authority…

Saudi farm deal could be examined by Auditor-General

The deal that saw millions of dollars spent on a businessman's Saudi Arabian farm could be scrutinised by the Auditor-General. Foreign…

New Zealand to open embassy in Baghdad

New Zealand will open its embassy in Baghdad, which will be located within the Australian embassy, says Foreign Minister…

Politics: Inside the flying sheep scandal

Claims of corruption, bribery and lies are being made about the Government’s unorthodox scheme of flying sheep to Saudi…

John Armstrong on politics

Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate

Labour is keen to paint Housing Minister Nick Smith…

Front line approaches Kiwis Front line approaches Kiwis

NZ's contingent of military training specialists have…

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Green MP rejects metrosexual criticism
Green MP rejects metrosexual criticism

Green Party leadership hopeful James Shaw has rejected criticism from his main rival that he is a metrosexual, non-driving…

Claire Trevett: Williamson bombshell shows great timing
Claire Trevett: Williamson bombshell shows great timing

Nobody likes a nark but there was great entertainment value in Act leader David Seymour dobbing in National MP Maurice Williamson…

Govt's conservatism a cynical ploy
Govt's conservatism a cynical ploy

Not only will the benefit boost do little to alleviate poverty, but it is accompanied by cuts to other associated benefits…

Co-leadership race: the Green choice
Co-leadership race: the Green choice

The Green Party's choice of a new co-leader on Saturday will come down to two contenders.

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Accusations fly over Saudi farm
Accusations fly over Saudi farm

A threat of legal action being used to partly justify nearly $12 million spent on a Saudi businessman's…

Where there's no will, there's no way

The American Defence Secretary, Ashton Carter, could not have been blunter in his assessment of the Iraqi Army.

Will we see more Uber drivers?

More Uber drivers could soon be on the road after lobbying efforts that included a dinner with the Transport Minister hosted…

Child poverty fight needs plan

The Government recognised in last week's Budget that the gap between market and benefit incomes has become too wide.

Bribery claims over Saudi farm
Bribery claims over Saudi farm

A controversy over the spending of millions of dollars on a overseas businessman’s farm in Saudi Arabia…

Former MP appointed to Environment Court

Former National MP Kate Wilkinson has been appointed to the Environment Court.

Political roundup: Who killed Campbell Live?

Who’s responsible for the demise of Campbell Live? There are a variety of views being offered in the lead up to the final…

Axing kickstart knocks first Islamic Kiwisaver fund

The managing director of one the newest KiwiSaver schemes, Amanah KiwiSaver Plan, said the Government's decision to remove…

Warning on new blackmarket drug

The use of a black-market drug in the Auckland area that has caused deaths overseas has sparked a warning from Associate…

NZ paid for farm, but has no rights
NZ paid for farm, but has no rights

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia - but…

Houses on cemeteries 'nonsense'

Nick Smith has defended his plans to free up crown land in Auckland to build new homes despite claims people could end up…

Kickstart axe 'won't deter savers'

Prime Minister John Key says axing the $1000 kickstart grant to new KiwiSaver members in the Budget "will not make a blind…

MP says Iraqi troops cowards

NZ First MP Ron Mark has labelled the Iraqi Army "cowards" and questioned why New Zealand forces were being put at risk…

Bridges dismisses mayor's rail warning

Britomart users may soon have to jostle their way through crowded platforms to get on to backed-up rush-hour trains.

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy
Kiwis are better off and mostly happy

Statistics NZ's General Social Survey has been conducted every two years since 2008-09.

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Local Government

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Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super
Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super

Bill English said the forecast super costs of $30 billion by 2030 were large but ruled out changing anything, saying it…

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Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget
Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget

National's move to increase benefits and address child poverty in the 2015 Budget has left opposition politicians and political…

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Audrey Young

Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith
Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith

Keeping silent about axing the $1000 kickstart payment for new KiwiSaver members, isn't a broken promise, strictly speaking…

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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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