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Football: Release of report will end the crisis at Fifa
Football: Release of report will end the crisis at Fifa

Fifa President Sepp Blatter declared "the crisis at Fifa is over" after the executive committee of football's governing…

US gives North Korea warning

President Barack Obama declared yesterday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate…

Phelps admits drink-driving

Olympic gold medal swimmer Michael Phelps has pleaded guilty to drunken driving, almost three months after he was arrested…

Our 'rock star' economy in numbers

This was meant to be the year of the "rock star" economy. Finance Minister Bill English now describes it as the "rock solid"…

SkyCity 'holds the cards' - Labour
SkyCity 'holds the cards' - Labour

SkyCity is holding all the cards in the latest round of negotiations with the Government over its increasingly expensive…

The secret diary of the PM
The secret diary of the PM

Cameron was there, of course. We hugged, and he said, ‘Yo dawg sup LOL.’ He could have just sent a text, but it was good…

Bill for SkyCity complex rockets
Bill for SkyCity complex rockets

Design improvements, a new five-star hotel and inflation have rocketed up the SkyCity convention centre's pricetag by as…

Publisher hits back at claims
Publisher hits back at claims

An Auckland publishing company that got $330,000 of taxpayer money is complaining it was treated unfairly after its funding…

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Pressure on Putin as ruble crisis builds
Pressure on Putin as ruble crisis builds

Can Russia afford the economic blowback from taking over Crimea? The markets aren't so sure.

Fran O'Sullivan: Plum US post still in the Xmas pudding

Prime Ministers have a huge sway in just which New Zealanders receive top honours or get to represent New Zealand in the…

Ordinary Russians secret to Putin survival

All politicians like to have props, and in Vladimir Putin's case, some are taken from the box marked Macho and others from…

A timeline of the Sony hack

It's been four weeks since hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace began their cyberterrorism campaign against Sony…

Brian Rudman: Annual windfall should benefit all
Brian Rudman: Annual windfall should benefit all

If the campaign to transfer ownership of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust into the hands of Auckland…

Quote of 2014 goes to...Cameron Slater

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater uttered the most memorable quote this year when he compared his role in politics to the…

Toby Manhire: A festive verse for NZ

'Twas the end of the day before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was txting, not even a mouse.

Dita De Boni: Our teachers really do know best

The Government would have us believe school teachers are just a pack of whiners, writes Dita De Boni. It is exhausting…

Hager gets hearing

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's application for a judicial review into the police search of his Wellington home following…

Council wins back accreditation
Council wins back accreditation

Christchurch City Council has won back its accreditation as a building consent authority almost 18 months…

Bryce Edwards: A year of (neverending) Dirty Politics

After a political year full of controversy over Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics revelations, the debates still won't go away…

Claire Trevett: The year of apologies that keeps on giving

It was a year of sorrows. It was a sorry excuse of a year. It was also a year of sorries. As of yesterday, they were still…

Tariana Turia: It's time to restore the 'h' in Whanganui

Last Friday, Whanganui District Health Board members voted 9-2 to spell the name of their hospital correctly as Whanganui…

Britomart: From dull to hip

Britomart has gone from decay to super cool, churning over $1.3 billion a year to the Auckland economy, says a book tracing…

Auckland Council's IT project reassessed
Auckland Council's IT project reassessed

An Auckland Council IT project originally budgeted to cost $71 million should be delivered for the new…

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The SIS, the country's domestic spying agency, looks…

Greens 'won't be shut out again' Greens 'won't be shut out again'

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Political Polls

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

Conservatives close in on five per cent Conservatives close in on five per cent

The Conservative Party is within a whisker of the…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Trumping dirty politics with integrity and decency
Claire Trevett: Trumping dirty politics with integrity and decency

Parliament wound up yesterday leaving just a sour taste lingering in the mouth. It was a most peculiar year, replete with…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: New Zealand's war on the poor
Bryce Edwards: New Zealand's war on the poor

Dividing up the resources of any society normally involves exploiting the majority for the benefit of the minority, and…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Former enemy crucial to Labour's resurrection
Audrey Young: Former enemy crucial to Labour's resurrection

Matt McCarten, the former enemy, is now seen as a calm and pragmatic influence in Labour who could play a crucial role in…

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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

Big projects on back burner
Big projects on back burner

Key Auckland transport projects - including some on which work has already started - face long delays unless new funding…

Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize
Peter Bromhead: Hidden agenda
Wynyard complex gets ready for sale
Clowns in Auckland
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