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Peters an early favourite
Peters an early favourite

The first poll of the Northland byelection shows NZ First leader Winston Peters has taken an early lead.

video John Key tight-lipped on why spying claims are 'wrong'

John Key says new claims around intelligence collection are wrong - but he won't say why. He also says the GCSB is acting…

Pacific leaders 'have nothing to hide'

The Prime Ministers of Samoa and Tonga have spoken out about any monitoring happening in their countries, saying they have…

#SnowdenNZ revelations: Who cares?

A sense of deja vu accompanies the latest spy scandal in New Zealand politics. Haven't we been here before, asks Bryce Edwards…

Public’s thoughts on NZ spying allegations
video Public’s thoughts on NZ spying allegations

The New Zealand Herald goes to the streets to find out what the public thinks about the allegations that New Zealand is…

PM: Spying claims 'just plain wrong'
PM: Spying claims 'just plain wrong'

John Key says new claims around intelligence collection are wrong - but he won't say why.

Donations to every candidate revealed
Donations to every candidate revealed

Today the New Zealand Herald is releasing an interactive visualisation which shows every candidate donation for the last…

Minister wants to increase electric car use
Minister wants to increase electric car use

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants to increase the use of electric and hybrid cars in new Zealand

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NZ Customs wants to see your password
NZ Customs wants to see your password

Customs is seeking new powers including requiring a person to provide a password or access to their…

MP's mum admits fraud

The mother of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni and her partner have admitted 23 benefit fraud charges totalling nearly $100,000…

Hughes joins contest for Green's leadership

Green MP Gareth Hughes has confirmed he will enter the contest to replace Russel Norman as male co-leader.

PM's terrorism bogeyman

John Key worked to undermine the Herald 's spying revelations before he knew what they were, writes David Fisher.

Housing crisis: Jump in house listings
Housing crisis: Jump in house listings

An increase in Auckland housing stock for sale at the city's biggest real estate agency is being…

Claire Trevett: Rival old dogs' paws crossed for win-win in North

The self-appointed Pied Piper of the North, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, has the words "Follow Me" on the back…

How spies access the data

Snowden documents show how foreign intelligence staff follow a step-by-step process to access the GCSB's South Pacific intelligence…

GCSB 'breaking the law'

Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says the GCSB has broken the law by spying on New Zealand citizens in Pacific nations…

The price of the Five Eyes club

New Zealand's electronic surveillance agency has dramatically expanded its spying operations since John Key came to power…

Labour disputes claims of robust system
Labour disputes claims of robust system

Labour's Jacinda Ardern disputes claims by John Key and Amy Adams that an independent criminal review…

Colin Craig dismissed rumours as 'storm in teacup'

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig has dismissed rumours of a leadership challenge and the expulsion of a party member…

Tourist's licence suspended on the spot

A French driver will be using public transport for the rest of his trip, after his licence was suspended on the spot after…

Brian Rudman: Labour misses chance to rattle Govt with Peters

The Northland byelection had the makings of a real nailbiter if Labour had stood aside and made it a two-horse race.

John Armstrong: Peters faces uphill battle in byelection
John Armstrong: Peters faces uphill battle in byelection

Andrew Little is wise to have ignored the pressure that was coming even from Labour quarters.

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Claire Trevett: Key guarding high ground over Iraq 'crusade'
Claire Trevett: Key guarding high ground over Iraq 'crusade'

No sooner was the announcement made that New Zealand was heading to Iraq, the war of words broke out.

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Bryce Edwards: MP pay - the 1 per cent vs the 99 per cent
Bryce Edwards: MP pay - the 1 per cent vs the 99 per cent

Here in New Zealand, the top 1 per cent of income earners now includes our representatives in Parliament, writes Bryce Edwards…

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Audrey Young: Little's captain's call a sensitive issue
Audrey Young: Little's captain's call a sensitive issue

Andrew Little made something of "a captain's call" on Waitangi Day when suggesting notions of greater Maori sovereignty…

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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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