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Adams: I have no bias on Bain case
Adams: I have no bias on Bain case

Justice Minister Amy Adams says she is "one of the few people in New Zealand" who does not have a personal view on David…

Foreign trusts in IRD sights

The Inland Revenue Department is taking aim at the use of New Zealand trusts by foreigners to shield their income and assets…

Collins cleared of campaign against Feeley

Judith Collins talked of being "let down" after being cleared of allegations that she was involved in a smear campaign against…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: National's response not good enough John Armstrong: National's response not good enough

The Key administration has plumbed new depths of arrogance…

John Armstrong: Little's big clean-out mops up the dregs John Armstrong: Little's big clean-out mops up the dregs

Not quite a Night of the Long Knives; more a Day of…

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Most National party donations come from undisclosed sources
Most National party donations come from undisclosed sources

Nearly 80 per cent of donations to the National party over a three-year period were from undisclosed sources, research by…

Coatsworth quits as Labour president
Coatsworth quits as Labour president

Moira Coatsworth has resigned as President of the Labour Party and will stand down in mid-December.

Goff in the gun over leak of SIS report
Goff in the gun over leak of SIS report

NZ’s spy watchdog Cheryl Gwyn is to investigate Labour MP Phil Goff’s acknowledgement he disclosed findings from her SIS…

Retail electricity margins unsustainably high - broker
Retail electricity margins unsustainably high - broker

Power companies' margins on retail electricity tariffs are unsustainably high, says a new report on listed NZ electricity…

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Abbott opposes gay marriage, says senator
Abbott opposes gay marriage, says senator

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott counselled a senator against introducing a same-sex marriage bill…

How much did Dotcom spend?

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says his three-year, $10m legal fight against extradition to the US has left him 'officially broke'…

SIS surveillance legislation may not get support

The Government’s plans to allow the SIS to conduct surveillance without a warrant for up to 48 hours may not get enough…

Kim Dotcom: I'm broke

Internet mogul Kim Dotcom says his three-year, $10m legal fight against extradition to the US has left him 'officially broke'…

Opinion: John Key defends indefensible
Opinion: John Key defends indefensible

Political correspondent John Armstrong asks: what is so hard about offering an apology, Prime Minister?…

Opinion: Terrorists? Spies bigger threat

Only in a topsy-turvy world would it be seen as rational to bring a posse of spies to heel by increasing their rights to…

Dirty Politics pair dine out on report

Lunch was civilised, given it was being enjoyed by two-thirds of the "Chaos & Mayhem" team from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics…

Dirty Politics: Key 'in denial'

The Opposition says the PM John Key is "in denial" over a report which backs allegations his staff used information from…

Collins cracks on with being an MP

The mug on Judith Collins' desk has "best female in a leading role" written on it. The woman who drinks from it claims she…

Investigation found gaps in data
Investigation found gaps in data

Questions remain about missing evidence and gaps in the Judith Collins investigation.

Editorial: PM centre of failing

The sharing of security intelligence with the Leader of the Opposition is a rare and valuable requirement in our system…

Collins inquiry: 4 questions

A government inquiry has cleared Judith Collins of any involvement in a campaign to undermine the head of the SFO, but there…

video John Key responds to media

John Key responded to the media today after a report on Dirty Politics allegations released this morning found former SIS…

Collins: 'I've been let down'
Collins: 'I've been let down'

A report into links between Judith Collins and a blog campaign to undermine an ex-SFO boss has cleared…

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Warm connection signals exciting times to come

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Labour's new leader Andrew Little has chosen Annette…

Little wins Labour's leadership video Little wins Labour's leadership

Andrew Little, who emerged the winner after a tight…

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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: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested
Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested

After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things are now moving very quickly indeed.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Get ready for more biculturalism in politics
Bryce Edwards: Get ready for more biculturalism in politics

Who runs New Zealand? That’s one of the big questions to arise out of the Waitangi Tribunal’s landmark ruling that Maori…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign
Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign

When Helen Clark announced New Zealand's bid in 2004, for a Security Council seat in 2015 and 2016, it seemed a ridiculously…

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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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