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State houses on the chopping block
State houses on the chopping block

Thousands of state houses could be put on the market despite the Government earlier ruling out selling off more state assets…

Fox elected as new co-leader

The Maori Party's new MP Marama Fox has been elected as the party's new female co-leader - marking the end of an era for…

Cut deals to ensure survival

Shane Taurima has spoken at the Maori Party conference telling them they needed to consider cutting deals to ensure their…

Fundraising dinners criticised

One of the Maori Party's electorate chairs has criticised the party's use of Prime Minister John Key and former Prime Minister…

Brian Gaynor: Aussies lead the way with health insurance
Brian Gaynor: Aussies lead the way with health insurance

Australian investors have become excited about health insurance. The enthusiasm is over the privatisation of Medibank Private…

Maori Party focussed on rebuild
Maori Party focussed on rebuild

The Maori Party kicked off its AGM at a dinner last night by celebrating the few good points in the election but will today…

Greens need to let foreign leaders speak when the House sits
Greens need to let foreign leaders speak when the House sits

It's time that we grew up as a nation when it comes to diplomatic courtesy. It's time the Greens revoked their "unofficial…

Pensioner's IRD battle
Pensioner's IRD battle

The taxman has invested millions and decades trying to shut down schemes of its 80-year-old nemesis.

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John Roughan: Councils a waste of chicken sandwiches
John Roughan: Councils a waste of chicken sandwiches

So without enough to do, the elected body ponders long-term planning objectives and reads a great deal…

Greens' 'crackpot ramblings'

Not so long ago, any Green MP who suggested sipping camomile tea or some other herbal concoction to ward off the horrific…

'The purpose is not to spy' - SIS chief

If there's one thing that irks Rebecca Kitteridge, it is being referred to as the new head of the SIS spy agency.

James Griffin: List-making

Things to do today. 1. Write column! Is it wrong that I love making lists? Is it indicative of some kind of compulsive…

Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up
Dr Joshua Freeman: Trade deal needs urgent check up

New drugs and medical procedures undergo careful scrutiny before being foisted on the public. Nobody…

The cuss word on Marama Fox's lips

Maori Party's new co-leader has already taken issue with the Parliamentary oath, voted for NZ First as Speaker and almost…

Editorial: Teabreak law change least impressive

It is a pity that almost the first legislative act of the Government's new term is an act abolishing mandatory "tea breaks"…

NZ's world-class beauty spot targeted

Fresh plans have been lodged for a subdivision near a world-renowned Coromandel beach, reigniting opposition by a group…

Feedback douses council fireplace ban

A controversial plan to ban domestic open fires and old woodburners in Auckland has been kicked to touch until at least…

PM to discuss Ebola, Islamic State with Abbott
PM to discuss Ebola, Islamic State with Abbott

The Islamic State and Ebola are the two big issues Prime Minister John Key will be discussing with Australia's…

Govt passes 'tea-break' bill

A law which takes away the legal right to a tea break and weakens collective bargaining has taken line honours as the first…

Key won't reveal Rawshark's name

The Prime Minister John Key says he won't reveal the name given to him as the identity of the hacker known as Rawshark…

Maori Party almost votes against Government

The Government has survived the first confidence motion of the new Parliament -- but not without a hair raising moment after…

$22m rebuild of leaky school

Gardens School in Manurewa was one of the biggest casualties of the leaky building crisis and has been leaking ever since…

Minister's drink driving conviction
Minister's drink driving conviction

New Police Minister Michael Woodhouse says he has always been upfront about his conviction on a drink…

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Claire Trevett: Chameleon Key a happy distraction for Labour

We are now halfway through the three-week marathon of what Labour likes to call hustings meetings for its leadership contestants…

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Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom
Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom

Blandness seems to be the secret to the National Party's success, and so can we expect a fairly boring third term National…

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Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign
Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign

When Helen Clark announced New Zealand's bid in 2004, for a Security Council seat in 2015 and 2016, it seemed a ridiculously…

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The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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