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Lawyer, former unionist on advisory panel
Lawyer, former unionist on advisory panel

A top lawyer, Chris Hodson QC, and former unionist Angela Foulkes have been appointed to the first advisory panel to the…

There were gunmen on roof - Kiwi

A New Zealander in Ottawa was just a block away from the gunman who murdered a soldier and attacked Parliament in shootings…

Fears raised of lone-wolf extremists

Canada was already on edge after a radical Muslim convert killed a soldier and injured a second on Tuesday, ahead of yesterday's…

5 Auckland Airport staff on $1m

Auckland Airport, where profits are forecast to be flat after increasing by more than 10 per cent last year, now pays five…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Shadow lingers on National John Armstrong: Shadow lingers on National

The rotten smell of the contents of Nicky Hager's…

John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda

John Key's speech today outlining the National Government’s…

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Editorial: Licence to duck?
Editorial: Licence to duck?

The Prime Minister began his third term by warning National MPs and ministers that he did not want to see any hint of arrogance…

PM should've answered Slater question
PM should've answered Slater question

John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a Parliamentary question about his discussion with Cameron Slater about a car…

Canadian shooting: PM's notes accidentally sent to reporter
Canadian shooting: PM's notes accidentally sent to reporter

Prime Minister John Key's office briefing notes have once again been accidentally sent to a reporter ahead of a media conference. Mr…

Departing MPs' one last spend-up
Departing MPs' one last spend-up

Departing and defeated MPs went out with a splurge on the taxpayer tab, with Mana leader Hone Harawira the biggest-spending…

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Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees
Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees

Former Justice Minister Judith Collins is on two parliamentary select committees as an ordinary MP…

Child poverty: 'Substantial policy' needed

The Child Poverty Action Group says Prime Minister John Key's goal of addressing the urgent needs of New Zealand's poorest…

Hard to pin down slick PM

You do not need to be a mind-reader to spot when the Prime Minister is under real pressure in Parliament, writes John Armstrong…

Opinion: State house boy pulls up ladder

The market has proven itself absolutely useless at housing the poor, the mentally ill, and the elderly - and anyone else…

Key spoke to blogger 'not as PM'
Key spoke to blogger 'not as PM'

John Key's conversations with blogger Cameron Slater were not in his capacity as Prime Minister, he…

David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win

Terrorism is an affront to our freedom, human dignity and right to life.

Labour leaders hit the hustings

Labour's caucus did not communicate effectively and parts of the party did not talk to each other.

Oil wells drilled without consent - Greens

Shell Todd Oil has drilled two wells off the coast of Taranaki without marine consent, the Green Party says.

Harawira's 'feed the kids' bill gets another chance
Harawira's 'feed the kids' bill gets another chance

Mana leader Hone Harawira's "Feed the Kids" bill will get another chance in Parliament despite his absence. Green…

Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom

Blandness seems to be the secret to the National Party's success, and so can we expect a fairly boring third term National…

Watergate editor dies aged 93

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the…

Laser hit plane with 118 passengers

A man who pointed a laser at a passenger plane carrying 118 people as it came in to Auckland Airport has been told by a…

Fran O'Sullivan: Key catches drift on waterways

The Prime Minister has finally acknowledged the political reality that there are limits to growth as his Government takes…

Labour like a 'cult' - Parker
Labour like a 'cult' - Parker

Labour leadership contender David Parker says Labour borders on feeling like "a cult" and must look…

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Rates: What you face

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Political Polls

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Factions and females - F words dog Labour
Claire Trevett: Factions and females - F words dog Labour

Attempts to put a ban on the word female in Labour have failed. It seems to be like having a sore tooth they can't help…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Gracinda could be Labour's best bet
Bryce Edwards: Gracinda could be Labour's best bet

Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern - now termed 'Gracinda' on social media - could well be the Labour Party's best bet…

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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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