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John Key: You're still wrong
John Key: You're still wrong

You're still wrong! That's the message from John Key after a former director of the GCSB said the spy agency did carry out…

Opinion: PM a match for Five Eyes

There is something breathtaking about the Prime Minister's scattergun pre-emptive denunciations.

Voters embrace Prodigal Son

Taking such an early lead over his National rival in the campaign will give Winston Peters' bandwagon even more momentum…

Grant Bayldon: Nothing to hide, nothing to fear?

There's a little-known paragraph in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that reads, "No one shall be subject to arbitrary…

Peters' start wins pay-off off in polls
Peters' start wins pay-off off in polls

If elections were won on fast starts and noise, NZ First leader Winston Peters would have Northland sewn up.

NZ breached our trust - Tongan PM
NZ breached our trust - Tongan PM

Leaders of Pacific nations are beginning to speak out about claims New Zealand has been keeping too close an eye on their…

Air checks lagging - report
Air checks lagging - report

New Zealand's monitoring of air pollution is lagging behind the rest of the developed world and needs to start picking up…

PM to 'put up, not shut up' - Greens
PM to 'put up, not shut up' - Greens

Former director of the GCSB Sir Bruce Ferguson says mass surveillance was being undertaken in the Pacific, and it was mission…

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Cartoon: Spying in the Pacific
Peters an early favourite

The first poll of the Northland byelection shows NZ First leader Winston Peters has taken an early lead.

video John Key tight-lipped on why spying claims are 'wrong'

John Key says new claims around intelligence collection are wrong - but he won't say why. He also says the GCSB is acting…

Pacific leaders 'have nothing to hide'

The Prime Ministers of Samoa and Tonga have spoken out about any monitoring happening in their countries, saying they have…

Bryce Edwards: Who cares about the #SnowdenNZ revelations?
Bryce Edwards: Who cares about the #SnowdenNZ revelations?

A sense of deja vu accompanies the latest spy scandal in New Zealand politics. Haven't we been here…

video Public’s thoughts on NZ spying allegations

The New Zealand Herald goes to the streets to find out what the public thinks about the allegations that New Zealand is…

PM: Spying claims 'just plain wrong'

John Key says new claims around intelligence collection are wrong - but he won't say why.

Donations to every candidate revealed

Today the New Zealand Herald is releasing an interactive visualisation which shows every candidate donation for the last…

Minister wants to increase electric car use

Transport Minister Simon Bridges wants to increase the use of electric and hybrid cars in new Zealand

NZ Customs wants to see your password
NZ Customs wants to see your password

Customs is seeking new powers including requiring a person to provide a password or access to their…

MP's mum admits fraud

The mother of Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni and her partner have admitted 23 benefit fraud charges totalling nearly $100,000…

Hughes joins contest for Green's leadership

Green MP Gareth Hughes has confirmed he will enter the contest to replace Russel Norman as male co-leader.

Snowden revelations: John Key failing leadership test with terrorists-under-the-bed response

John Key worked to undermine the Herald 's spying revelations before he knew what they were, writes David Fisher.

Housing crisis: Jump in house listings

An increase in Auckland housing stock for sale at the city's biggest real estate agency is being claimed as evidence…

Claire Trevett: Rival old dogs' paws crossed for win-win in North
Claire Trevett: Rival old dogs' paws crossed for win-win in North

The self-appointed Pied Piper of the North, New Zealand First leader Winston Peters, has the words "Follow…

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Voters embrace Prodigal Son

Taking such an early lead over his National rival…

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Rival old dogs' paws crossed for win-win in North

The self-appointed Pied Piper of the North, New Zealand…

Mike Hosking Mike Hosking
PM's call brave and honourable

The enemy is no longer on a singular battlefield…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan
Sloganeering offers little protection for our freedoms and values

'Je suis Aotearoa." It has a certain piquant charm…

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Political Polls

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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The Conservative Party is within a whisker of the…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Key guarding high ground over Iraq 'crusade'
Claire Trevett: Key guarding high ground over Iraq 'crusade'

No sooner was the announcement made that New Zealand was heading to Iraq, the war of words broke out.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: MP pay - the 1 per cent vs the 99 per cent
Bryce Edwards: MP pay - the 1 per cent vs the 99 per cent

Here in New Zealand, the top 1 per cent of income earners now includes our representatives in Parliament, writes Bryce Edwards…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Little's captain's call a sensitive issue
Audrey Young: Little's captain's call a sensitive issue

Andrew Little made something of "a captain's call" on Waitangi Day when suggesting notions of greater Maori sovereignty…

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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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