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Housing NZ cash cow for Govt: Labour
Housing NZ cash cow for Govt: Labour

Housing New Zealand considered using an insurance payout for Christchurch earthquake damage to meet an unexpected demand…

Clues sought for Countdown inquiry

The Commerce Commission is using its powers to compel people to give up information for its inquiry into alleged blackmail…

Light shed on funding bids

Pacific broadcaster Fa'amatuainu Tino Pereira was the sole non-bureaucrat on a panel that evaluated bids in a controversial…

Revealed: Shane Jones' secret fear

Shane Jones' partner, Dot Pumipi, has detailed what the soon-to-be ex-MP's greatest fear was in making the decision to quit…

John Armstrong on politics

Worst time for Jones' resignation Worst time for Jones' resignation

Shane Jones' shock decision to quit as a Labour MP…

John Armstrong: Collins 'witch trial' a long shot for Labour John Armstrong: Collins 'witch trial' a long shot for Labour

The Prime Minister took the rather unusual step of…

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Second ACC waiver form unlawful, lawyer says
Second ACC waiver form unlawful, lawyer says

The privacy waiver form used by ACC for 1.7 million claims a year is unlawful, a lawyer says.

Parting shot undignified way to exit, says Turei
Parting shot undignified way to exit, says Turei

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks show he…

The Insider: Keeping up with Jones
The Insider: Keeping up with Jones

The news that Murray McCully had offered Shane Jones an ambassadorial role covering the Pacific left a few diplomats gasping…

Greg Ansley: Elderly, poor to bear brunt
Greg Ansley: Elderly, poor to bear brunt

Treasurer Joe Hockey is preparing to don his economic hairshirt to cut deeply into the Australian Government's spending…

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Toby Manhire: RE: Shane - tsunami in the parliamentary pond
Toby Manhire: RE: Shane - tsunami in the parliamentary pond

FROM: >ELEC-STRAT-TEAM-JOYCEY NAT-INT-PARL Campbell Live . Study it. A thing of beauty. That cossack…

Tim Groser: China trade not our only option

New Zealand's exports to China are increasing exponentially. In the three years prior to signing the Free Trade Agreement…

Govt refuses to set minimum price on alcohol

Justice Minister Judith Collins says Government will not set a minimum price on alcohol because it would penalise moderate…

Turei: Jones 'won't be missed'

Green Party co-leader Metiria Turei has shot back at departing Labour MP Shane Jones, saying his personal attacks show he…

Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin
Brownlee takes hard-hitting Chch rebuild report on the chin

An in-depth survey of leaders in the Christchurch rebuild indicates serious weaknesses in the way major…

The great escape

Rod Emmerson's take on Shane Jones' departure.

Greens links rankled with Jones

Shane Jones' antipathy for the Greens went so deep he once told Labour's leadership he would not be a minister if he was…

Davis says he's suited for the job

Kelvin Davis has bought a new suit and quit his job for a return to Parliament following the resignation of Shane Jones…

PM egged in Napier

A rock and a ball were thrown at PM John Key's limousine in the Napier suburb of Maraenui yesterday. Police arrested a 22-year-old…

Cunning McCully's hit neutralises Jones
Cunning McCully's hit neutralises Jones

And the Nobel Prize for rat cunning in neutralising an enemy force goes to ... Foreign Minister Murray…

Punching above military weight

One of the least reported developments of Prime Minister Tony Abbott's visit to China this month may also be one of the…

MPs clash over sick Fijian

Associate Immigration Minister Nikki Kaye says Labour is misleading the public about a seriously ill Fijian migrant - but…

Labour all the poorer with Jones gone

Editorial: When a senior MP walks out of his party four months before a general election, he makes it obvious he does not…

Labour surprised by Jones' resignation

Labour party leader David Cunliffe said he did not try to convince Shane Jones to stay with the party when he received news…

Labour pledges to scrap requirement for veterans' pension
Labour pledges to scrap requirement for veterans' pension

Labour says it will scrap a requirement for war veterans to be disabled before they receive a special…

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Labour casts net for votes, heats pan for Collins

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Claire Trevett: Labour casts net for votes, heats pan for Collins
Claire Trevett: Labour casts net for votes, heats pan for Collins

Labour and New Zealand First yesterday mounted a pincer movement against Justice and ACC Minister Judith Collins in Parliament…

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The bad smell of politics and money
The bad smell of politics and money

Business, money and politics are always drawn towards each other as natural bedfellows, but leaves behind a bad smell, writes…

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Audrey Young: Too many words and not enough Act
Audrey Young: Too many words and not enough Act

Tiny parties are rarely in the spotlight and rarely get the chance to set the news agenda. Whyte squandered his opportunity…

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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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