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GST threshold could be cut - PM
GST threshold could be cut - PM

The threshold for paying GST on foreign products bought online could be cut to $20 or even zero, Prime Minister John Key…

Prince Charles given honorary positions in NZDF

Queen Elizabeth has approved the three honorary positions given to Prince Charles.

Key rejects 'boring' claims

The Prime Minister has rejected claims he labelled the idea of a Maori language month "boring".

Peters defends view on Lotu-Iiga

Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, saying he is partly qualified for the job…

John Armstrong on politics

Nats' policy changes signal Nats' policy changes signal

National's latest bit of tinkering with its immigration…

John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda

If this weekend's National Party conference runs true…

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Element of absurd around talks
Element of absurd around talks

Trade negotiations by their nature tend to teeter on the brink of failure and TPP at Maui proved to be no exception, says…

Tourism drives economy
Tourism drives economy

New Zealand's tourism sector is on track to overtake dairy as New Zealand's biggest export earner and the country will soon…

'We'll win the TPP war'
'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once…

Paul Little: Can't afford meds? Don't get sick
Paul Little: Can't afford meds? Don't get sick

Can't afford medicine? Don't get sick, losers. That's the message our tough love government is sending us, writes Paul Little…

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Rodney Hide: Sure beats Friday night bingo
Rodney Hide: Sure beats Friday night bingo

We live in a beautiful, peaceful country. The Prime Minister has us designing a new flag. Labour leader…

Bernard Hickey: Let's talk migration

Net migration is increasing our population by more than 1 per cent a year and that's not counting natural population growth…

Sexist lessons at Gloriavale

Politicians will demand answers from education bosses over what the extreme fundamentalist school is teaching girls - besides…

No TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident'
No TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident'

The TPPA is not dead, with Trade Minister Tim Groser saying he's "extremely confident" a deal will be…

'We have to stop having a soft heart'

NZ First leader Winston Peters is considering a policy that would force new immigrants to take out personal medical insurance…

Disappointment as TPPA talks break down

"This is about getting the best possible deal for New Zealand, not a deal at any cost," said Trade Minister Tim Groser.

TPP: Legal challenge to be lodged

A legal challenge will be lodged in the High Court next week over the secrecy around the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations…

Peters has high hopes for membership

Winston Peters has said NZ First will grow its membership by tens of thousands of people by the next election or he will…

Injustice 'infuriating' for MH17 victims
Injustice 'infuriating' for MH17 victims

An inability to guarantee justice for the families of those killed in downed flight MH17 is "infuriating"…

Editorial: Anthem a dirge but now is not the time to flag it

A new song for the nation is certain to find similar opposition and indifference as the flag debate.

Fran O'Sullivan: Groser should walk away from TPP if no deal

The TPP has the potential to transform the economies of the 12 Asia-Pacific nations - but the devil, as always, is in the…

Claire Trevett: Bottom line a problem for Little in flag and TPP

The Labour leader is walking a tightrope in delivering trade messages, writes Claire Trevett.

The secret diary of ... Tim Groser in Hawaii

Pale Kiwi holidaymaker Steve Braunias is stopped in his tracks by the contents of his Hawaiian Airbnb accommodation's guest…

John Roughan: TPP a 'threat' to innovation?
John Roughan: TPP a 'threat' to innovation?

Knowledge should not be a restricted property and its applications shouldn't be patentable, writes John…

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Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise
Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise

Winston Peters clearly got some momentum from the Northland win. The question is whether he's made the most of it, writes…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Rich celebrated or condemned?
Rich celebrated or condemned?

Should we celebrate the super rich in New Zealand or see their growing wealth as a cause of inequality and division?

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class
Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class

Embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga has scored lowest in the latest Herald report card on the Cabinet's performance…

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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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