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Andrew Little's rating best since Clark
Andrew Little's rating best since Clark

Labour leader Andrew Little heads into a two-day retreat with his caucus today, only mildly buoyed by the latest poll results…

Little's strong start reflected in poll

Support for both Labour and National has gone up in the latest TV3 poll, the first major poll of the year, which reflects…

Green MP won't reveal any leadership plans

West Coast-based Green Party MP Kevin Hague has not revealed whether he hopes to become his party's new co-leader. Russel…

Has Key met his match?

A poll has revealed 55% of voters think Little is potentially a better match for PM John Key than his Labour Party leader…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Loss of Norman a crushing blow for recovering Greens

Russel Norman's decision to step down from the co-leadership…

John Armstrong: Bill's Big Experiment sounds fine in theory John Armstrong: Bill's Big Experiment sounds fine in theory

What if the Govt toiled night and day for years to…

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Key and Plunket prove Catton's point
Key and Plunket prove Catton's point

Is Eleanor Catton a traitor? Does Sean Plunket have a brain? Has the Prime Minister read The Luminaries? Who would have…

Little captures our attention
Little captures our attention

The best way to find out what politicians are about is to listen to what they say. That's why this week's State of the Nation…

Catton funding money well spent
Catton funding money well spent

If Eleanor Catton was a politician she might be in some difficulty today. For it turns out that while she vented her feelings…

Housing woes: What would Lee do?
Housing woes: What would Lee do?

It's worth approaching the tricky problem of Auckland's lack of affordable housing by asking the question: What would Lee…

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Air Force resumes maritime surveillance patrols in Fiji
Air Force resumes maritime surveillance patrols in Fiji

An Air Force Orion yesterday flew the first maritime surveillance patrol in Fiji since defence ties…

Key pressed over handling of Sabin affair

The PM is facing increasing questions about his handling of the Mike Sabin affair after the Northland MP's resignation a…

Fran O'Sullivan: Turei needs to quit as well if the Greens want power

If the Greens are intent on becoming a mainstream political party with sufficient cachet to be a credible Govt partner they…

John Roughan: Child poverty - a lesson for Key's team

In the flush of election victory, John Key said something about tackling child poverty in this term. He was looking for…

Editorial: Greens must do more than hint at centre
Editorial: Greens must do more than hint at centre

Dr Norman will leave the leadership with his party in no worse position than he found it.

I'll discuss backlash with foreign press

Author says she'll discuss “inflammatory, vicious and patronising things that have been broadcast and published in NZ this…

Brownlee bats for renewed Hagley Oval

Amid a brace of political resignations, Gerry Brownlee took a cricket bat to a Cabinet colleague today - to celebrate new-look…

Loony tag gone thanks to him

Norman’s major achievement was to drag Greens out of its Opposition mindset and prod it towards the mainstream.

video Russel Norman resigns

Russel Norman resigns as co-leader of the Green Party so he can spend more time with his family.

PM: National did not ask Sabin to quit
PM: National did not ask Sabin to quit

Prime Minister said his office was told yesterday Mike Sabin intended to resign after MP announced this…

Catton's father takes on Plunket

Author's father blasts Sean Plunket for branding her an "ungrateful hua" as Catton herself tweets written interviews are…

Turei: It's a vote of confidence in me

Russel Norman’s resignation as Green Party co-leader hailed by Metiria Turei as a vote of confidence in her leadership…

Toby Manhire: Look at the state we're in

The National and Labour leaders’ grandly titled annual “state of the nation” addresses were about as dynamic as dry rot…

Editorial: Prince Philip and Key win - Abbott loses

Tony Abbott can now join the long list of politicians wondering how John Key gets away in political life with so much that…

The Insider: Too much dry
The Insider: Too much dry

While many businesspeople are cheering on National's plan for wide-ranging Resource Management Act reform…

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Labour leader Andrew Little has begun broadening Labour's…

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Len Brown and his wife Shan Inglis have sold their…

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Political Polls

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: The great crusader comes up short
Claire Trevett: The great crusader comes up short

Gareth Morgan looked about as comfortable as the turkey before Christmas as he arrived at Ratana Pa yesterday, writes Claire…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: What to expect from politics in 2015
Bryce Edwards: What to expect from politics in 2015

As last year's election and scandal fatigue slowly wear off, leaders will stake out their visions for 2015 in speeches tomorrow…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General
Audrey Young: Stumbling blocks on Helen Clark's road to UN Secretary General

The possibility of former Prime Minister Helen Clark leading the United Nations is a common subject of speculation.

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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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