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Dirty Politics drowned out in debate
Dirty Politics drowned out in debate

The economy, housing and foreign investment featured while Dirty Politics barely came up in the leaders' debate tonight.

Leaders' debate: The verdict

NZ Herald commentators deliver their verdicts on who won the first leaders' debate between John Key and David Cunliffe.

Greens host alternate debate at bar

After being left out of the televised leaders debate, the Greens co-leaders staged a counter-debate at an Auckland bar.

Which leader impressed you most in the debate?

The leaders of the country's two largest political parties squared off in a televised debate this evening, hosted by Seven…

Reaction: Leaders' debate
Reaction: Leaders' debate

A live blog of reaction to the debate between Prime Minister John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe hosted on TV One…

Dirty Politics hacker a 'decent' person
Dirty Politics hacker a 'decent' person

A leak is a safety valve in society - and the Whaleoil hacker is a "decent and ethical person", Dirty Politics author Nicky…

NZ First promises 75pc govt funding for rail loop
NZ First promises 75pc govt funding for rail loop

Would-be kingmaker New Zealand First upped the stakes for an underground railway through central Auckland last night by…

Fight to be the underdog
Fight to be the underdog

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he may pray before tonight's election debate while the Prime Minister says his opponent…

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Key sticks with Collins, despite polls
Key sticks with Collins, despite polls

Prime Minister John Key is sticking by his decision to keep Judith Collins on his team, despite polls…

$40m to reduce cancer treatment waiting times - National

National has announced $40 million in funding to reduce waiting times for cancer treatment and $50 million for more elective…

Google, Facebook and Twitter to be quizzed in hacking investigation - Slater

WhaleOil blogger Cameron Slater says police will soon be obtaining data from Google, Facebook and Twitter as they investigate…

Digipoll: Labour sinks lower

The minor parties are surging in the latest Herald Digipoll but David Cunliffe is on a slippery slope, unwelcome news as…

Leaders' Debate: Touch that dial
Leaders' Debate: Touch that dial

The NZ Herald Rate the Debate dial lets you react live to the Leaders Debate and shows you how everyone…

Key: Peters will be responsible with balance of power

Prime Minister John Key says if Winston Peters holds the balance of power after the election, he believes the NZ First leader…

Josie Pagani: Wage inequality reflects broken economy

If a few are doing well and the rest of us aren't, then things are out of whack.For all the attention in the election campaign…

Inside Money: DIY super for Kiwis not on schedule

For superannuation aficionados, Schedule 3 of the Financial Markets Conduct Act (FMC) makes for titillating copy. "The…

Black budget: Rates rises and cuts

Auckland faces rate hikes of 3.5 per cent for eight years straight and $2.8 billion of cuts to capital projects.

'Perfect' home buyers not looking to buy
'Perfect' home buyers not looking to buy

David Cunliffe is backing the party's choice of a couple used as a case study for Labour's housing policy…

Which minor party do you want to hold the balance of power?

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics, while both National…

Why today is D-Day for David Cunliffe

Today is D-Day for David Cunliffe. Debate Day. The Labour leader must seize the opportunity provided by going head to head…

Key: Only National will deliver major free trade deals

National is trying to position itself as the only party which will deliver major free trade agreements, saying that Labour's…

Support for NZ First, Conservatives rises

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics, while both National…

MP has last laugh on her sign vandals
MP has last laugh on her sign vandals

As some MPs take steps to counter the vandalism of their campaign billboards, Labour's Jacinda Ardern…

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Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics

Back in 2011 Prime Minister John Key stood before the media and said "there is no place in this country for News of the…

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Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics
Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics

New Zealanders were famously described as a 'passionless people' in one landmark book about politics and the national condition…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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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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