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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

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

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…

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 and a fully catered…

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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Labour would axe Hobbit laws
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
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
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 is a high…

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Robertson exits after a remedy or two
Robertson exits after a remedy or two

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

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…

Departing MPs' memorable moments

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

Labour promises $2 boost in minimum wage
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…

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

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

Cunliffe: It's just 'Winston being Winston'
Cunliffe: It's just 'Winston being Winston'

Labour leader David Cunliffe said he isn't concerned by Winston Peters' comments that he wouldn't work…

Leaders unplugged: Metiria Turei

Ms Turei tells the story over cups of hot chocolate - fortified with Bailey's against a chilly evening.

Taxpayers spend $240k hosting oil execs

Energy Minister Simon Bridges is defending a $240,000 bill for taxpayers to wine and dine 11 oil executives during the 2011…

Actor distances himself from Mana

The Dark Horse actor Cliff Curtis was a no-show at one of the Mana Party's campaign events yesterday and says his "supposed…

Phil Quin: Inept Labour needs to aim higher

To paraphrase US comedian Lily Tomlin, no matter how dire Labour's political management reveals itself to be, it's impossible…

video Cunliffe: 'We will lift minimum wage'
Cunliffe: 'We will lift minimum wage'

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

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Local Government

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A bid to link two harbours via a new path for walking…

Labour plan to restore local levies Labour plan to restore local levies

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Political Polls

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New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do' Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do'

David Cunliffe says National's support will corrode…

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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 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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