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National falls below 50 per cent support in new poll
National falls below 50 per cent support in new poll

A new poll has the National Party falling well below 50 per cent support, and the Labour Party surging 6.5 percentage points…

Labour announces $40m package for tertiary centres

Labour has announced a $40 million package to set up ten new 'centres of vocational excellence' at regional institutes of…

FBI's deputy chief calls on Attorney General

The FBI's second in command dropped in on Attorney General Chris Finlayson for a cup of tea this morning but Mr Finlayson…

Labour accuses Govt of 'penny pinching' with veterans' allowances

Labour has accused the Government of "penny pinching" on the eve of World War I centenary events by refusing to provide…

John Armstrong on politics

Even the enemies are voters Even the enemies are voters

It seemed just a slip of the tongue. Or was it, asks…

John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson

Colin Craig might not realise it yet, but he and his…

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Peters: Talk of a deal 'malicious bulldust'
Peters: Talk of a deal 'malicious bulldust'

New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has angrily rejected suggestions he is in talks with National about a post-election…

Whyte lobs resignation call at Devoy
Whyte lobs resignation call at Devoy

Act's leader says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy should quit over her criticism of his racial equality comments…

Novopay move slated as diversion
Novopay move slated as diversion

Australian company Talent2 has been dumped from its own ill-starred Novopay teachers' payroll system.

Act leader slams criticism of remarks
Act leader slams criticism of remarks

Act Leader Jamie Whyte has returned serve to Dame Susan Devoy over her criticism of his claims Maori enjoy legal privilege…

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Young voters wooed with chance to rock
Young voters wooed with chance to rock

Politics and young people aren't always the best mix but a competition offering a night with Tiki Taane…

Labour would axe Hobbit laws

Labour wants to repeal the law changes that were ceded to Warner Bros over The Hobbit films, a move which the Govt says…

Email about Malaysian envoy left unseen

An email to Murray McCully's office about former Malaysian diplomat Muhammed Rizalman bin Ismail invoking diplomatic immunity…

Spending on oil barons draws criticism

The Green Party is angry that the Government forked out $22,000 on food and drink and $37,000 on luxury accommodation.

Ex-MP weighs chance to lead NZ First
Ex-MP weighs chance to lead NZ First

Former New Zealand First MP Ron Mark has confirmed he is considering the offer of what the Herald understands…

Robertson exits after a remedy or two

Veteran Labour MP Ross Robertson bowed out of national politics last night, but not before suggesting a unique remedy to…

Investigation closes in on political 'tiger'

One of the most powerful men in China, who once controlled the police, intelligence networks and law courts, is under investigation…

Ryall checks out after 24 years

Health Minister Tony Ryall has signed off on his 15-year political career by reminiscing on his role in asset sales, helping…

video FBI's second in command visits NZ

The FBI's second in command dropped in on Attorney General Chris Finlayson for a cup of tea this morning but Mr Finlayson…

Departing MPs' memorable moments
Departing MPs' memorable moments

Some of Parliament's longest-serving MPs -including Tony Ryall and Shane Ardern - said their farewells…

Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage

A $2-an-hour boost to the minimum wage, scrapping the 90-day work trial, and a Commission of Inquiry to set industry standards…

Act comments 'grotesque' - Devoy

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has let rip at Act Leader Jamie Whyte, labelling his comments that Maori enjoy…

Novopay no longer a 'dog' - PM

After pouring $45m in to fix Novopay, the teachers’ payroll system is no longer a "dog" and teachers will be thankful that…

Greens plan fishing ban to save dolphin

A Green Government would hugely expand protected areas for Maui’s dolphin and ban lethal fishing methods, while compensating…

Lower drink-drive limit likely to pass
Lower drink-drive limit likely to pass

One of the National-led Govt's final acts in Parliament this term will be to lower the legal drink-driving…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard
Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard

Politicians come and politicians go. Some are loved, some are ridiculed, some are despised. Claire Trevett looks at two…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The debate about a debate, and media bias
Bryce Edwards: The debate about a debate, and media bias

Political commentator Bryce Edwards writes about the arguments around Labour's objection to Mike Hosking moderating the…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Policies and people all part of campaign
Audrey Young: Policies and people all part of campaign

Anything could happen between now and the election in eight weeks. That's what makes election campaigns so exciting.

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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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