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National denies misleading voters
National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing…

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive…

Capital gains tax is here - no fanfare?

Economic historians must often be disappointed when they look back at contemporary reaction to a seminal event. If they…

Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity in a sea of almost surreal politics played out most visibly and vividly…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Show us the money John Armstrong: Show us the money

For reasons long forgotten and now covered by the…

John Armstrong: National's challenge to avoid looking tired John Armstrong: National's challenge to avoid looking tired

Thursday's Budget will be judged just as much by what…

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Many lessons to be learned
Many lessons to be learned

John Banks has finally emerged from a Kafkaesque nightmare after the Court of Appeal acquitted him on a charge of allegedly…

Peters gives warning to Labour over super
Peters gives warning to Labour over super

NZ First leader Winston Peters has warned Labour leader Andrew Little introducing means testing will be politically fatal…

Talks on Treaty deal with Ngapuhi
Talks on Treaty deal with Ngapuhi

The Government has signed an agreement to start formal negotiations with Ngapuhi over what is likely to be the nation's…

MPs' group to focus on LGBTI rights
MPs' group to focus on LGBTI rights

A cross-party working group is to look at and advocate for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex…

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What Key really said at lunch
What Key really said at lunch

The days of big Budget handouts are long gone and New Zealanders need to get used to the "new normal"…

Govt to start negotiations with Ngapuhi

The Government has signed formal terms of negotiations to begin formal negotiations with Ngapuhi.

Kiwi troops settling at their Iraq base

The Defence Force says New Zealand soldiers have settled into their base in Taji, Iraq, and have started training local…

Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget

National's move to increase benefits and address child poverty in the 2015 Budget has left opposition politicians and political…

video Budget 2015: Andrew Little post-budget speech
Budget 2015: Andrew Little post-budget speech

Labour leader Andrew Little says the party will consider means testing superannuation but he did not…

'Little regard for lawful behaviour'

The actions of protesters who tried to force their way into the SkyCity events centre today were disappointing, police say…

Border tax could hit airport growth: S&P

Standard & Poor's says growth at Auckland Airport could be hit by the new passenger tax.

Warning against tax cuts

Child poverty campaigners say the Budget has “broken the mould” of austerity – but say any fiscal surpluses in the next…

Little to look at means testing super

Labour leader Andrew Little appears to have been forced into the first dramatic u-turn of his leadership, backing down on…

Anger at border tax grows
Anger at border tax grows

Airports have joined tourist groups and airlines in objecting to Budget plans to introduce new border…

Liam Dann: Just business as usual

What's in the Budget for business? Well, that's what we usually call our "Budget at a glance" graphic. This year we've opted…

Thomas Pippos: Cruel reality of economic grind

Bill English's seventh budget brings home the reality of a hard economic grind, a far cry from the historic rock star sentiments…

John Armstrong: Opponents left floundering

It is a cleverly constructed document which seeks to touch as many political bases as possible where National feels it is…

Child poverty: Still work to be done

A group which campaigns against child poverty says while it is heartening to see an increase in beneficiary incomes for…

Fran O'Sullivan: English still Mr Relia-Bill
Fran O'Sullivan: English still Mr Relia-Bill

Bill English has basked in the NZ economy's rock star status but ironically unforeseen rocky conditions…

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"I tried to save her but I was too late"

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Politics videos

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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: Birds and the bees? It must be Budget week
Claire Trevett: Birds and the bees? It must be Budget week

By releasing spoilers in advance, Finance Minister Bill English's motto when it comes to Budgets is "boring", writes Claire…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political round-up: Is this a capital gains tax?
Political round-up: Is this a capital gains tax?

There's a lot of ambiguity about the Government's announcement of a quasi-capital gains tax - partly fuelled by politicians…

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Audrey Young

Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National
Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National

Nobody would be shocked if Key called time if his popularity waned, given that his popularity sustains his political drive…

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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

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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