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SkyCity plan 'looks like a beached ship'
SkyCity plan 'looks like a beached ship'

The revamped design of the SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like…

Counselling service forced to shut doors this week

Embattled counselling service Relationships Aotearoa says it has been forced to shut its doors by the end of the week, leaving…

Saudi farm 'compensates' for live sheep ban

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia after Foreign Minister…

PM: Isis gains won't affect NZ troops

John Keys says NZ Defence Force chiefs have not shared the same concerns as US leaders about willingness of Iraqi troops…

John Armstrong on politics

Front line approaches Kiwis Front line approaches Kiwis

NZ's contingent of military training specialists have…

John Armstrong: Budget draws battle lines for election John Armstrong: Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity…

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SkyCity centre: Smaller, still costly
SkyCity centre: Smaller, still costly

Final designs unveiled following months of negotiations. And it still costs more than the original deal between SkyCity…

Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis
Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman…

10-year passports back - at a price
10-year passports back - at a price

New Zealanders are about to get 10-year passports back, but they will cost more and are still more expensive than in many…

No fault with border levy
No fault with border levy

In some respects, the Budget's introduction of a border clearance levy seemed like a step back in time.

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NZ 'unlikely' to strip woman's citizenship - PM
NZ 'unlikely' to strip woman's citizenship - PM

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian…

Act rejects Maurice Williamson

Former Act leader Don Brash has approached the party to ask whether National MP Maurice Williamson could join, but he has…

DJ doppelganger and topless PM

John Key's in da house, showing off his chest and spinning records as he goes viral twice in one weekend.

Claire Trevett: English 'reckless' over super

Bill English said the forecast super costs of $30 billion by 2030 were large but ruled out changing anything, saying it…

Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith
Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith

Keeping silent about axing the $1000 kickstart payment for new KiwiSaver members, isn't a broken promise…

Editorial: Exercise the answer, not hitting dairies

Editorial: Force-feeding has never been a feature of the humble dairy, yet suddenly it finds itself in the business of public…

Kiwi troops 'in a hornet's nest' - analyst

A defence analyst says Kiwi troops are in a "hornet's nest" barely 100km from rampaging Isis troops in Iraq. New Zealanders…

English hits back at anti-poverty figures

The Finance Minister has hit out against the figures used by anti-poverty campaigners to measure child poverty, as he defends…

Stagger out your children law in Myanmar

Myanmar's president has signed off on a law requiring some mothers to space their children three years apart despite objections…

Government not so 'clean and green'
Government not so 'clean and green'

The Government is spending millions on increasing greenhouse emissions, making a mockery of attempts…

Rodney Hide: Banks case exposes festering sore

John Banks has done us a favour and shown our justice system to be truly broken, Rodney Hide writes.

National denies misleading voters

National has denied it misled voters before last year's election, when it vowed not to introduce any new taxes, by announcing…

Police examine protest footage

Police are going through video footage of protesters at Auckland's Convention Centre after peaceful chanting turned aggressive…

John Roughan: Capital gains tax is here - no fanfare?

Economic historians must often be disappointed when they look back at contemporary reaction to a seminal event. If they…

Fran O'Sullivan: Many lessons to be learned
Fran O'Sullivan: Many lessons to be learned

John Banks has finally emerged from a Kafkaesque nightmare after the Court of Appeal acquitted him on…

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The Senate is locked in a battle on how to modify…

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Political Polls

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The ponytail-pulling antics of John Key appear to…

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Birds and the bees? It must be Budget week
Claire Trevett: Birds and the bees? It must be Budget week

By releasing spoilers in advance, Finance Minister Bill English's motto when it comes to Budgets is "boring", writes Claire…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget
Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget

National's move to increase benefits and address child poverty in the 2015 Budget has left opposition politicians and political…

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Audrey Young

Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National
Ponytail antics fuels succession talk in National

Nobody would be shocked if Key called time if his popularity waned, given that his popularity sustains his political drive…

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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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Super City

Residents misled by rates hike
Residents misled by rates hike

A 9.9 per cent average rates rise for Auckland households from July is going down badly with residents and ratepayer groups…

Forced rates sale pulled at last minute
Subsidy four times more than Wellington
Auckland housing bubble?
Storm over the port: 1200 march
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