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Armstrong: Response not good enough
Armstrong: Response not good enough

Updated The Key administration has plumbed new depths of arrogance and contempt for the notion of politicians being accountable…

Collins: 'I've been let down'

Updated A report into links between Judith Collins and a blog campaign to undermine an ex-SFO boss has cleared her - but she still…

Dirty Politics: John Key not sorry

Updated Prime Minister John Key says he will not offer an apology to Labour's Phil Goff over the involvement in the OIA request…

SIS director's three apologies

Updated SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge has given three apologies over the actions of the SIS in 2011 when Warren Tucker was director…

Gehan Gunasekara: Bumbling officials wrong to play privacy card
Gehan Gunasekara: Bumbling officials wrong to play privacy card

Gehan Gunasekara writes: Privacy rules are inevitably cited as an excuse when bureaucratic bungling occurs in relation to…

Reshuffle aims to end infighting
Reshuffle aims to end infighting

Labour leader Andrew Little says his new caucus lineup is designed to give a new generation of MPs a chance to shine.

Dirty Politics: Key's office in gun
Dirty Politics: Key's office in gun

A report by intelligence watchdog Cheryl Gwyn has found blogger Cameron Slater requested and published damaging material…

Kiwis head home
Kiwis head home

It could be the end of a dream for many as migration figures show that more New Zealanders are not only staying put but…

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Backing secure for jihadist bill
Backing secure for jihadist bill

The Government's controversial "foreign fighters" legislation allowing the recall of suspected New Zealand…

12 Questions: Andrew Little

Labour leader Andrew Little grew up in a right-wing family and at the age of 18 he discovered his father had two earlier…

Views split over retirement village plan

Ryman Healthcare's application to build a retirement village in Greenlane has drawn strong community reaction both for and…

Editorial: Little's good choices

Normally what a new Opposition leader can do is limited by the debts he owes supporters and the need to repair the damage…

Conspiracy striptease
Bryce Edwards: Sexual politics and state integrity

The whole Roger Sutton controversy raises important questions and concerns about sexual politics and the state, writes Bryce…

Labour 'sceptical' about terror laws

Labour says it is "sceptical" about the Government's rush to pass terror laws and the need for tougher measures around passports…

Kim Dotcom bail hearing adjourned

Dotcom faced the prospect of a return to jail today after lawyers applied to the court last week for tighter restrictions…

Labour's winners & losers

New Labour leader Andrew Little has revealed his new lineup this morning, in an announcement delayed by a fire alarm at…

Judith Collins report due out this week
Judith Collins report due out this week

The report from a Government inquiry into former Justice Minister Judith Collins is due out this week…

Press conference a 'miscalculation' - PM

Iain Rennie made a "miscalculation" in allowing a joint press conference over Roger Sutton's resignation, but he should…

Cunliffe dropped from bench

Former Labour leader David Cunliffe is expected to be absent from the party's front bench when the new caucus line-up is…

Len Brown trust under the spotlight

A trust that funded Auckland Mayor Len Brown's election campaign and kept donors' identities secret is under police investigation…

'Short-term' terror laws until 2018

Urgent law changes being introduced to combat the threat of "foreign fighters" will be in place until 2018, as opponents…

Student cash probe expanded
Student cash probe expanded

A probe that has already uncovered nearly $10 million in misappropriated tertiary funding is to be expanded…

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested
Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested

After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things are now moving very quickly indeed.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?
Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?

New Labour leader Andrew Little's personality and personal attributes are seen as somewhat lacking, writes Bryce Edwards…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign
Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign

When Helen Clark announced New Zealand's bid in 2004, for a Security Council seat in 2015 and 2016, it seemed a ridiculously…

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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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