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The beginning of the end for National?
The beginning of the end for National?

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

John Key: 'I got it wrong on that one'

Prime Minister John Key has admitted he underestimated Winston Peters' potential to win the Northland seat at the weekend's…

Key: 'Rip up' RMA reforms after defeat

Prime Minister John Key says Government will have to "rip up" its Resource Management Act reforms after National's by-election…

Enoch Powell investigated over paedophile ring

Enoch Powell, the late Conservative anti-immigrant firebrand, is being investigated as a member of an alleged Westminster…

Winston won't play ball: Key
Winston won't play ball: Key

Prime Minister John Key does not believe Winston Peters will be any more willing to work with National now he is the Northland…

Winston Peters resigns as list MP
Winston Peters resigns as list MP

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has confirmed he will resign as a list MP, which will allow his party member to…

Aus, NZ need to work together
Aus, NZ need to work together

When the Black Caps played Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground last night it was a perfect example of the aggressive…

Govt must learn from loss
Govt must learn from loss

The Prime Minister would have been glad to be in Melbourne at the weekend. The World Cup final was bound to be more fun…

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PM 'philosophical' about Northland loss
PM 'philosophical' about Northland loss

Prime Minister John Key says losing Northland in yesterday's byelection was disappointing but he was…

Audrey Young: Northland victory one of many for Winston Peters

Winston Peters' victory in Northland is by no means the least important but there are four others that should rate above…

Peters 'considering' no extra MP

NZ First leader Winston Peters says NZ First may decide not to bring an extra MP into Parliament after his Northland by-election…

Rodney Hide: Old fox hands out a spanking to National

Winston Peters' victory is an astonishing achievement. He cleaned out National. He cleaned out Labour, writes Rodney Hide…

Paul Little: Spies, selfies ... and plonkers

The first rule of spying is: don't get caught. Do so and there's a high risk you'll end up in a windowless underground concrete…

John Armstrong: Double triumph for Peters, but damage superficial

It surely does not get much better than this for Winston Peters, writes John Armstrong.

Winston Peters claims Northland seat

NZ First leader Winston Peters has delivered National a humiliating bloodied nose in the Northland byelection, with a majority…

'Make the emails public' says Democrat

Hillary Rodham Clinton wiped her email server "clean," permanently deleting all emails from it the Republican chairman of…

Fran O'Sullivan: Exchange of favours for jobs one of the dirty secrets of global diplomacy

The dirty secret in global diplomacy is that much can and is accomplished through such simple but secret transactions, Fran…

'Measured response' over spying
'Measured response' over spying

Foreign Minister Murray McCully said Brazil had had a "very measured response" to news reports that…

John Roughan: Spying on WTO justified by economic ambitions

Keeping tabs on candidates for director general job the best way to protect New Zealand, and the world’s trade interests…

John Armstrong: If the Salvation Army can't do it, no one can

If the likes of the Salvation Army cannot afford to buy cut-price state houses, it seems improbable that any other social…

Police break up stoush over Lydia Ko donations

Police were called to Auckland Korean Society after meeting on secret donations to golfing superstar Lydia Ko’s family turned…

Bryce Edwards: Peters won the campaign - can he win the election?

The promised "earthquake" from Winston Peters in Northland appears likely. All polling evidence points to the maverick politician…

Brazil demands an explanation from NZ
Brazil demands an explanation from NZ

Brazil has demanded an explanation from New Zealand after reports New Zealand's foreign intelligence…

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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: The ramifications of the spying scandal
Bryce Edwards: The ramifications of the spying scandal

Nicky Hager recently told the radio station bFM that “in some respects we’re only just at the beginning of what people are…

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Audrey Young

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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Matt McCarten on politics

Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...
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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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