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Brown's rates rise hits 9.5%
Brown's rates rise hits 9.5%

Auckland households are facing a steep rates rise of about 9.5 per cent to pay for Mayor Len Brown's latest budget plan.

Give flag vote a chance

Former All Black great Sir Brian Lochore has urged New Zealanders to be open-minded about the flag, saying it was the first…

$33.5m for path over the harbour

Council officers are backing a cycling and walking SkyPath attached to the Auckland Harbour Bridge, subject to conditions…

John Armstrong on politics

Key's chance to take control Key's chance to take control

If Key wants to make life a lot easier, he should…

PM, pull the other one PM, pull the other one

John Key's claim that the "horsing around" was all…

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Cell phones in prison
Cell phones in prison

Cells in all New Zealand jails may soon be fitted out with phones and computers in a bid to boost prisoners' educational…

Opposition focus beyond 'ponytailgate'
Opposition focus beyond 'ponytailgate'

The ponytail saga that has bedeviled Prime Minister John Key for the past 10 days barely took up a minute of Parliament’s…

Aucklanders face 9.5pc rates rise
Aucklanders face 9.5pc rates rise

Auckland households are facing a steep rates rise of about 9.5 per cent to pay for Mayor Len Brown's latest budget plan.

Whanau Ora spending slammed in report
Whanau Ora spending slammed in report

Millions of dollars allocated to help vulnerable families could have been spent on people rather than administration, the…

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Snowden GCSB docs not 'fabricated'
Snowden GCSB docs not 'fabricated'

The “fabrication” claim has been part of the Prime Minister’s standard response to revelations of activities…

MP plans 440km hikoi against sex violence

Te Tai Tokerau MP Kelvin Davis is planning a 440km march from Auckland to Cape Reinga to raise awareness of sexual violence. He…

Speeding up housing supply

Housing Minister Nick Smith is reminding Auckland Council of Government’s power to override local government if it does…

End to zero-hour contracts at Parliament

The Parliamentary Service has announced its contractor has agreed to review the employment agreements of nine staff who…

Kiwis asked to join flag debate
Kiwis asked to join flag debate

New Zealand is one step closer to choosing or ditching a new flag and Kiwis have been invited this morning…

Bolger's $100K taxpayer tab

Former Prime Minister Jim Bolger has racked up more than $100,000 in travel expenses on the taxpayer tab in the last three…

MP's brother: Key slow to act - Little

Andrew Little says John Key should have acted sooner to address any potential conflicts of interest involving a Minister…

PM footing own legal bill

The Prime Minister says he is paying out of his own pocket for legal advice about his tugging of a waitress' ponytail.

Key rejects Little stand-down call

Prime Minister John Key has rejected calls by Labour to stand down a minister whose brother is facing indecency charges.

Price hike for 'affordable' homes
Price hike for 'affordable' homes

The Government's much-flaunted affordable home build in Auckland has just become a little less affordable…

NZ's biggest housing project

Much fanfare accompanied the announcement of the Tamaki urban regeneration. But progress has not matched expectation and…

We're next in line for Gulf FTA, Key

New Zealand should be the next cab off the rank in securing a free-trade deal with the Gulf Co-operation Council, with Prime…

Bob Jones: Key in yet another jam

National's re-election hopes potentially lie in tatters after allegations John Key had a second scone for afternoon tea…

Govt proposes ban to reduce bycatch
Govt proposes ban to reduce bycatch

The Government says sharks should benefit from a proposed ban on wire traces and shark lines in two…

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Key's chance to take control

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Local Government

Storm over the port: 1200 march Storm over the port: 1200 march

Protesters are vowing to carry on the fight to save…

War veteran to council: Harden up War veteran to council: Harden up

Chas Wood, a 91-year-old war veteran, moved slowly…

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Political Polls

Ponytail fails to shake PM Ponytail fails to shake PM

The ponytail-pulling antics of John Key appear to…

Key slumps in latest poll Key slumps in latest poll

John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: The answer is in the tea leaves
Claire Trevett: The answer is in the tea leaves

I have watched Key fairly closely for eight years and how people react to him, writes Claire Trevett. In 2011, I noted that…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: Anzac fatigue and dissent
Political roundup: Anzac fatigue and dissent

For many Kiwis, Anzac Day has an almost sacred or spiritual quality and, for some, it represents a proxy national day, writes…

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Audrey Young

Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National
Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National

Nobody would be shocked if Key called time if his popularity waned, given that his popularity sustains his political drive…

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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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Super City

Port bosses may yet pay price
Port bosses may yet pay price

The compromise between Auckland Council and the Auckland port company will satisfy neither side. Sooner or later, the company…

'Hands off the harbour'
Len Brown proposes 6.5 per cent rates hike
Mt Eden vehicle ban likely
Port presses on with extensions
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