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Cunliffe denies double standards
Cunliffe denies double standards

Labour leader David Cunliffe has denied he has double standards for refusing to rule out relying on Internet Mana despite…

Nick Smith backs down on legal threat

Conservation Minister Nick Smith says he has "heeded the Prime Minister's advice" and backed down on a legal threat against…

Ian Mackenzie: Green policy muddying water on purity

The National Policy Statement (NPS) for freshwater may not have razzmatazz, but it arose from that exercise in consensual…

PM against any 'silly' legal action

Prime Minister John Key says Conservation Minister Nick Smith would be "silly" to take legal action against an environmental…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson

Colin Craig might not realise it yet, but he and his…

John Armstrong: The 'gotcha politics' disease is afflicting all John Armstrong: The 'gotcha politics' disease is afflicting all

It sure ain't pretty. It sure ain't enlightening…

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Nats say no to Craig
Nats say no to Craig

New Zealand First appears to loom large in National's plan to secure a third term in Government.

Landlord lashes out at quake law
Landlord lashes out at quake law

Heritage building owners are struggling financially, unable to upgrade their places, breaching banking covenants and forced…

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services
Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries…

Tributes to conservation visionary
Tributes to conservation visionary

Tributes are flowing for the civil servant credited with buying more public land in New Zealand than anyone else.

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Slipper to wait two-months for jail decision
Slipper to wait two-months for jail decision

Peter Slipper will have a nervous two-month wait before learning whether he's going to jail for dishonestly…

Bob Jones: Campaign antics worthy of Gilbert and Sullivan

Herald columnist Dita De Boni recently condemned Foreign Minister Murray McCully's responses to foreign crises.

Editorial: Craig may surprise

National Party election strategists have made a fateful call against an accommodation with the Conservative Party of Colin…

Michael Barnett: Let's aim high to fund city rail loop
Michael Barnett: Let's aim high to fund city rail loop

Michael Barnett writes: Two things stand out in arguments about how to fund Auckland's $2.6 billion…

Parliamentary committee backs complete ban on global ivory trade

A Parliamentary committee has backed a complete ban on the international trade of ivory. The Foreign Affairs select committee…

Conservative Party's 'Vote' logo rejected

The Conservative Party has been blocked from using its new "Vote" logo on ballot papers after the Electoral Commission found…

video John Key: No clear run for Colin Craig

Prime Minister John Key has confirmed National will not pull its candidate in East Coast Bays to give Conservative leader…

Minister's legal threat over bully claim

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action after he was accused of trying to stop advocacy group Fish…

No clear run for Craig
No clear run for Craig

John Key has confirmed National will not pull a candidate to give Colin Craig a clear run and ruled…

The election 'Porkometer' returns

Eight weeks out from the election, Labour's new spending promises are running streets ahead of National's.

Men dominate National list

National Party president Peter Goodfellow says the low number of women standing for National this election is partly because…

New Advisor sees room for improvement

Helping close achievement gaps in our classrooms will be a priority for a leading academic appointed to a major new science…

Audrey Young: Policies and people all part of campaign

Anything could happen between now and the election in eight weeks. That's what makes election campaigns so exciting.

Editorial: Targets achieved?
Editorial: Targets achieved?

Politicians hate targets. The risk associated with them is all too apparent.

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John Armstrong John Armstrong
The 'gotcha politics' disease is afflicting all

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Audrey Young Audrey Young
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MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard

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Cunliffe's problem is that he just isn't sexy

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Politics videos

Lorde: 'Can't wait to vote' video Lorde: 'Can't wait to vote'

Seventeen year old pop star Lorde has teamed with…

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Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee and two of his staff…

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Political Polls

Nats fly high, new party nibbles Greens Nats fly high, new party nibbles Greens

New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do' Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do'

David Cunliffe says National's support will corrode…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard
Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard

Politicians come and politicians go. Some are loved, some are ridiculed, some are despised. Claire Trevett looks at two…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The debate about a debate, and media bias
Bryce Edwards: The debate about a debate, and media bias

Political commentator Bryce Edwards writes about the arguments around Labour's objection to Mike Hosking moderating the…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy
Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy

The PM has a touch of the Dale Carnegie about him when it comes to international affairs. He knows how to win friends and…

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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

Ellis in clash over island getaway
Ellis in clash over island getaway

Former All Black Marc Ellis has got offside with a neighbour at the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate on Waiheke…

Urban expert rejects city compaction
Ask Phoebe: Bus lanes free outside hours
Big names in Franklin Rd fight
Parking warden bashed
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