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Firework restrictions should limit usage
Firework restrictions should limit usage

Limits should be placed on when fireworks can be used, not just when they are purchased, the Fire Service has told Parliament…

CYF to get complete overhaul

The Government has announced it wants Child Youth and Family completely overhauled and modernised and has asked Paula Rebstock…

Defence Minister tight-lipped over Iraq

Labour has attacked the degree of secrecy about the preparation of a New Zealand troop deployment to Iraq.

Banks wants retrial decision reversed

John Banks wants the Court of Appeal to reverse its decision to order a retrial on his false electoral return charge following…

National Party byelection flier ruled acceptable
National Party byelection flier ruled acceptable

Tactical campaigning in the Northland byelection could get one candidate in trouble after he urged voters to vote for Winston…

'Boo!’ - Peters back to haunt National
'Boo!’ - Peters back to haunt National

Winston Peters’ first contribution to parliamentary proceedings in his new guise as MP-elect for Northland must rank among…

Immigration powers concern opposition
Immigration powers concern opposition

Wide-ranging new powers including warrantless searches of migrants' homes will be more closely monitored.

Waiheke reserve protested
Waiheke reserve protested

A marine reserve around Waiheke Island beaches could lead to the kind of crowding that occurs at Goat Island, residents…

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PAYE tax plan for business
PAYE tax plan for business

The Government is floating the idea of businesses paying their tax on a pay-as-you-earn basis, in the…

'Pattern of secrecy' criticised

Labour has attacked the degree of secrecy about the preparation of a New Zealand troop deployment to Iraq.

Leagl threat over 'Ko image'

The father of Lydia Ko says he is planning to take legal action against Auckland Korean Society members who he claims have…

Choppers a sorry look for Govt
Choppers a sorry look for Govt

Nine years ago, the decision to buy eight NH90 helicopters for the air force was accompanied by considerable…

MP's mum has sentence reduced

The amount of media attention given to a benefit fraud case involving the mother of MP Carmel Sepuloni has resulted in a…

Child sexual abuse: Enough evidence for 1000 hearings

The head of an Australian royal commission into child sexual abuse says he has uncovered enough material to justify public…

Govt to consider cosmetic testing ban

The Government is expected to propose a ban on testing cosmetics on animals this afternoon.

NZ troops await deployment

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee has confirmed that legal protection has been secured for New Zealand troops to fight in…

Maire Leadbeater: Spying hypocrisy undermines security
Maire Leadbeater: Spying hypocrisy undermines security

The latest Edward Snowden file spying revelations is a grievous abuse of power that should call into…

David Shearer: NZ can be catalyst for change in Syria

A few years ago Damascus was a place of calm in a violent region.

PM ‘acting like a spoilt brat' - Peters

NZ First leader Winston Peters says Prime Minister John Key is "acting like a spoilt brat" by saying he doubted Mr Peters…

NZ choppers skip Vanuatu aid mission

Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee says the difficulties in using the Royal New Zealand Air Force's helicopters in cyclone-hit…

Fijians back in ballot for residency

Fijian nationals will be eligible to register for a residency ballot under the Pacific Access Category for the first time…

RMA reform likely to succeed, expert
RMA reform likely to succeed, expert

Winston Peters' win has raised fears about disruption to the Government's plans for RMA law reform…

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Northland byelection: Busting the myths
Northland byelection: Busting the myths

Election campaigns are packed with exaggerations, scaremongering and obfuscation. The Northland byelection is no different…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Is this the beginning of the end for National?
Bryce Edwards: Is this the beginning of the end for National?

National’s astonishing byelection loss may signal some sort of tipping point for what has been an incredibly popular government…

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Audrey Young: PM transcript release a small victory
Audrey Young: PM transcript release a small victory

The PM's Office has finally agreed to release transcripts from his post cabinet press conferences, and Audrey Young says…

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The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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