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Banks' mudslinger: 'I did it, but I'm not guilty'
Banks' mudslinger: 'I did it, but I'm not guilty'

A serial protester, who allegedly threw manure at John Banks, has admitted his actions in court but pleaded not guilty to…

Key: 'I was on holiday'

Updated John Key has emphatically restated he was not told of the SIS’s intention to release sensitive documents to Cameron Slater…

Teachers reject Govt's education policy

Primary school teachers and principals have voted overwhelmingly to reject the Government's flagship education policy.

Collins: 'I can't discuss that'

Embattled Justice Minister Judith Collins has surfaced visiting an online retailer in Mangere but refused to comment on…

How do MPs compare to us?
How do MPs compare to us?

This is Ours - the voices of our generation this election. Between now and polling day, we're finding out what matters most…

Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics
Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics

Back in 2011 Prime Minister John Key stood before the media and said "there is no place in this country for News of the…

Pauline Wetton: Dirty Politics - with friends like these ...
Pauline Wetton: Dirty Politics - with friends like these ...

I am a 74-year-old student of politics at the University of Auckland, so I am not uninformed or naive about politics and…

More doubt over Key claim
More doubt over Key claim

Another document has emerged casting doubt on John Key and former SIS director Warren Tucker’s claims about how secret documents…

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Dirty Politics: Collins, Ede go to ground
Dirty Politics: Collins, Ede go to ground

Key figures at the centre of the Dirty Politics furore including beleaguered Justice Minister Judith…

Brian Fallow: Free-riding on emissions not an option

Just how far we still are from political consensus on climate policy was evident at a pre-election debate on the issue organised…

MP says clash behind list demotion

New Zealand First MP Andrew Williams has blamed his low list ranking on a clash with the party's deputy leader, saying she…

Labour tests policies at rest homes

David Cunliffe's prime ministerial credentials are still up for debate, but he was a clear hit with at least one member…

Politicians in Legoland
Politicians in Legoland

The Lego Movie was a huge hit earlier in the year - and here are some possible candidates for a political…

Education: The battle for marks, minds and money

How to improve what goes on in our schools has become a key election-year argument.

What about my bow-ties?

It is not until I mention Peter Dunne's bow-tie that he really kicks for touch. The 60-year-old MP for Ohariu is known for…

Cunliffe has sights set on long-term leadership of party

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into the 2017 election, even if the party loses at…

Police union urges policy crackdown

The national body representing the interests of police has released its election-year policies proposing changes to crime…

Cunliffe not standing down if he loses
Cunliffe not standing down if he loses

David Cunliffe would like to remain Labour leader and take the party into 2017 election, even if the…

Cunliffe: 'I'm not a cry baby'

Labour leader David Cunliffe on doing a deal with the Greens and being in touch with his emotions

Peter Bromhead: Was William Sutch a KGB agent?

The information just released suggesting William Sutch really was a KGB agent means I've personally known two potential…

Alan Duff: Why the Maori Party won this sceptic over

My good friend and fellow columnist Bob Jones last month called the cry for compulsory te reo a waste of money and time…

Inside Money: Slater, Collins, Hager and Dotcom cleared in redaction cover-up

David Chaplin's tongue-in-cheek blog post about the current political scandal.

Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data
Public servants see inappropriate access of personal data

A survey has found that one in every 20 public servants has seen a colleague inappropriately accessing…

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Local Government

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Political Polls

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Pollies twerk the crowd the old-fashioned way
Claire Trevett: Pollies twerk the crowd the old-fashioned way

After the fury and rage that marked the kickoff of the election campaign, it was rather uplifting to see the candidates'…

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Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics
Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics

New Zealanders were famously described as a 'passionless people' in one landmark book about politics and the national condition…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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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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