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PM condemns Slater, defends inquiry
PM condemns Slater, defends inquiry

National leader John Key condemned Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater for the first time during last night's leaders' debate…

In early to make your vote count

David Cunliffe and Kim Dotcom are heading to voting booths today - and so can you.

Kingmaker Peters spells it out

Potential post-election kingmaker Winston Peters says a wide-ranging royal commission of inquiry into "Dirty Politics" allegations…

Epsom won’t vote for a National MP

Despite the lack of a beverage-based endorsement, the true-blue seat of Epsom remains dogged by controversy this election…

Key details Collins inquiry
Debate: Slater condemned
Debate: Slater condemned

National leader John Key condemned Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater for the first time during tonight's leaders' debate…

Who won the second leaders' debate?
Who won the second leaders' debate?

Prime Minister John Key and Leader of the Opposition David Cunliffe faced off in round two of the pre-election debates this…

NZ should abandon Security Council bid - Act
NZ should abandon Security Council bid - Act

Government support party Act says New Zealand should abandon its bid for a seat on the United Nations Security Council because…

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PM defends choices for Collins probe
PM defends choices for Collins probe

John Key has defended his choice of a Government Inquiry into Judith Collins’ dealings with former SFO…

Second leaders' debate: As it happened

Prime Minister John Key and Leader of the Opposition David Cunliffe are facing off in round two of the pre-election debates…

UN boss stays mum on NZ bid for seat

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has touched down for a two-day visit, but won't be drawn on NZ's chances of securing a…

'NZ shouldn't be a busy-body'

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig asked how New Zealand should take on the world if it had a seat on UN Security Council…

Election 2014: Greens unveil wage changes
Election 2014: Greens unveil wage changes

Under the Greens new labour policy, youth wages and the 90-day trial period would be scrapped and the…

Mark Sainsbury: NZ politics a circus on steroids

The circus is in town. The game of politics is often compared to a circus and despite the seriousness of the allegations…

Georgina Beyer lashes out at Dotcom

Mana candidate Georgina Beyer has lashed out at Internet Mana backer Kim Dotcom: "He's using his power and position to seek…

John Armstrong: What does sitting on cross benches actually mean?

Winston Peters' talk of sitting on Parliament's cross benches after the election - rather than entering a coalition or propping…

Whale Oil left out of probe

An inquiry into the events surrounding Judith Collins' downfall will not examine the relationship between her and Whale…

New leak claim hits Collins
New leak claim hits Collins

Judith Collins is depicted in alleged conversations discussing the leak of evidence in a high profile…

Vote will decide control of power cost

Power bills have been rising relentlessly. The two sides of politics are divided on house best to rein that in - competition…

Eyes on the Battle of the Bays

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig's decision to contest East Coast Bays has made this year's vote a gripping watch --…

Bob Jones: Ridicule - a small price to pay for fleeting fame

When I wrote recently that this election was done and dusted, a storm of protest erupted on the NZ Herald 's website from…

Catriona MacLennan: Only a broad-ranging inquiry will do to tackle allegations

Prime Minister John Key should accept the lessons of recent history: a limited inquiry into allegations which have unfolded…

Peter Lyons: I've learned my lesson, life's just not fair
Peter Lyons: I've learned my lesson, life's just not fair

Teacher Peter Lyons says he's finally learned a valuable lesson - life isn't fair, so he explains why…

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