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'I never want another mother to go through what I have'
'I never want another mother to go through what I have'

Watered down health and safety proposals will cost lives, family members of those killed in the Pike River disaster say.

TPP: Key lobbying for dairy concessions

As the 12-nation trade deal negotiations enter the final stretch, Mr Key said New Zealand was gaining some support on its…

Peters backs Little over national anthem

Labour leader Andrew Little has found a surprising ally for his call to change the national anthem in NZ First leader Winston…

'You can trust my husband'

Colin Craig's wife stands by him as he announces he is suing "dirty politics brigade" for alleged defamatory comments.

John Armstrong on politics

Nats' policy changes signal Nats' policy changes signal

National's latest bit of tinkering with its immigration…

John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda

If this weekend's National Party conference runs true…

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'Smarter spending' needed on family violence services
'Smarter spending' needed on family violence services

Services to address high rates of family and sexual violence are at times fragmented or duplicate what others are already…

Labour: Scrap flag referendum
Labour: Scrap flag referendum

If fewer than half of eligible voters take part in the first flag referendum the second should be scrapped, Labour say.

Is Colin Craig going to make a comeback?
Is Colin Craig going to make a comeback?

The former Conservative Party leader has called a press conference in Auckland, and is promising two "significant announcements"…

Inside NZ's $11m New York pad
Inside NZ's $11m New York pad

It's our first look inside the apartment New Zealand bought in New York as a permanent residence for its ambassador to the…

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Brian Rudman: High incarceration rate is the real prison scandal
Brian Rudman: High incarceration rate is the real prison scandal

How naive can our political masters be. They let a private prison operator self-report on how well they're…

Kiwis profit from switching

One in five Auckland households switched power companies last year, helping them save an average of $136 in the process.

Serco must be made an example of

Fights in a prison are probably not unusual, and often worse that the "fight club" video from Mt Eden that has had a political…

Is our national anthem a dirge?

The Labour leader thinks so and claims many New Zealanders prefer to sing along to the Australian anthem.

'We said Pharmac and its purchasing model had to be protected' - Little
'We said Pharmac and its purchasing model had to be protected' - Little

The Labour Party says the undermining of Pharmac in the Trans Pacific Partnership breaches one of its…

Minister not worried over inmate arrests

The arrest of three inmates at Mt Eden prison for allegedly helping to run a methamphetamine ring has not worried the Corrections…

Justice Minister to investigate monitoring of offenders

Justice Minister Amy Adams wants to know if there were failings in the way Tony Robertson was monitored - or wider issues…

NZ First members walk out of Parliament

New Zealand First members have walked out on Parliamentary question time after Winston Peters was ejected by Speaker David…

Ministers copping the blame for deeds of predecessors

Women's Minister Louise Upston and Transport Minister Simon Bridges are among those copping blame for the deeds of their…

Overhaul of health funding welcomed
Overhaul of health funding welcomed

A major overhaul of how public health services are funded is being explored - with Health Minister Jonathan…

PM: NZ's drugs bill will rise

John Key admits downside to Trans Pacific Partnership but says this is unlikely to affect consumers.

US Secretary of State thanks NZ for role in Iran deal

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has thanked US Secretary of State John Kerry for his "patient and effective diplomacy" in…

NZ hosts UN lunch in $11m apartment

The council's decision-making process was on the agenda - and snapper and mini pavs were on the menu.

What first-home buyers are up against

New Zealand banks approved three times as many mortgages for investors as they did for first home-buyers over the past year…

Editorial: Regional bait for migrants shows sense
Editorial: Regional bait for migrants shows sense

Providing migrants with an added incentive to settle in regional New Zealand, rather than Auckland…

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Little's pragmatic side coming through

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Forthright English sets us straight on China

The Finance Minister punctures dairy denials but needs…

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Key plays it straight as Little lobs on housing

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Claire Trevett: Key plays it straight as Little lobs on housing
Claire Trevett: Key plays it straight as Little lobs on housing

Those expecting fireworks in John Key and Andrew Little's first encounter since the Chinese-sounding-surname debate broke…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: Labour's dangerous racial politics
Political roundup: Labour's dangerous racial politics

Will Labour become characterised as “the racist party”? That’s the risk that Andrew Little and Phil Twyford are taking in…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class
Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class

Embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga has scored lowest in the latest Herald report card on the Cabinet's performance…

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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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