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Compulsory insurance for immigrants already on NZ First agenda
Compulsory insurance for immigrants already on NZ First agenda

Making immigrants take out insurance was rejected as "utterly disgraceful" by an NZ First MP - but his colleague has included…

Saudi farm deal was opposed by Treasury

A controversial deal that saw $11.5 million in taxpayer money spent on a businessman's private farm in Saudi Arabia was…

Fran O'Sullivan: Fonterra chairman a force at TPP talks

Fonterra chairman John Wilson's verbal sharp-shooting skills were put to good effect at the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)…

Adams tackles privacy paralysis

Justice Minister Amy Adams says privacy laws significantly hamper the ability to detect and deal with domestic violence…

John Armstrong on politics

NZ First's appeal to diminishing fan base spells doom for party NZ First's appeal to diminishing fan base spells doom for party

John Armstrong writes: NZ First is marooned in a time…

Nats' policy changes signal Nats' policy changes signal

National's latest bit of tinkering with its immigration…

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Editorial: Adams wise to review abuse guidelines
Editorial: Adams wise to review abuse guidelines

The last thing a police officer probably wants to do is tell a woman her new man has a record of violence in relationships…

Fake profile reportedly used to proposition woman
Fake profile reportedly used to proposition woman

A fake Facebook profile set up in the birth name of Gloriavale leader Hopeful Christian has reportedly been used to proposition…

Warnings before sheep deaths in Saudi
Warnings before sheep deaths in Saudi

Documents reveal a briefing from NZ Trade and Enterprise warned ministers about sending breeding sheep to Saudi in the latter…

Calls to further relax suicide reporting rules rejected
Calls to further relax suicide reporting rules rejected

MPs have rejected calls to further relax the rules on reporting of suicides, and have tightened one aspect of the law in…

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Political roundup: NZ First's big decisions
Political roundup: NZ First's big decisions

Leadership succession continues to be a major issue for New Zealand First. But other divisive issues…

Online tax gets closer

Consumers appear set to pay 15 per cent more for nearly all foreign products bought online.

Revise abuse guidelines - Adams

Justice Minister Amy Adams has told police to revise their guidelines so they can secretly warn people if their partner…

Call to tackle tax rules on seismic work

The head of a listed landlord with $2.2 billion of property investments has called for tax issues on seismic building strengthening…

Key picks quick return to TPP talks
Key picks quick return to TPP talks

Trans Pacific Partnership talks could be under way again within the month as negotiators rush to sign…

Gloriavale hits back at curriculum claims

Green MP Catherine Delahunty said she was concerned the school's narrow curriculum prevented pupils, especially girls, from…

GST threshold could be cut - PM

The threshold for paying GST on foreign products bought online could be cut to $20 or even zero, Prime Minister John Key…

Prince Charles given honorary positions in NZDF

Queen Elizabeth has approved the three honorary positions given to Prince Charles.

Key rejects 'boring' claims

The Prime Minister has rejected claims he labelled the idea of a Maori language month "boring".

Peters defends view on Lotu-Iiga
Peters defends view on Lotu-Iiga

Winston Peters has defended embattled Corrections Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, saying he is partly…

Element of absurd around talks

Trade negotiations by their nature tend to teeter on the brink of failure and TPP at Maui proved to be no exception, says…

Tourism drives economy

New Zealand's tourism sector is on track to overtake dairy as New Zealand's biggest export earner and the country will soon…

'We'll win the TPP war'

Trade Minister Tim Groser insists the government will win the political "war" on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal once…

Paul Little: Can't afford meds? Don't get sick

Can't afford medicine? Don't get sick, losers. That's the message our tough love government is sending us, writes Paul Little…

Rodney Hide: Sure beats Friday night bingo
Rodney Hide: Sure beats Friday night bingo

We live in a beautiful, peaceful country. The Prime Minister has us designing a new flag. Labour leader…

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Hard to assess risks in secret trade talks

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Sure beats Friday night bingo

We live in a beautiful, peaceful country. The Prime…

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TPP a 'threat' to innovation?

Knowledge should not be a restricted property and…

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Bottom line a problem for Little in flag and TPP

The Labour leader is walking a tightrope in delivering…

Politics videos

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Political Polls

Ponytail fails to shake PM Ponytail fails to shake PM

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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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: Celebrating or condemning the 'selfish' super rich?
Political roundup: Celebrating or condemning the 'selfish' super rich?

Should we celebrate the super rich in New Zealand or see their growing wealth as a cause of inequality and division?

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class
Audrey Young: Lotu-Iiga bottom of the class

Embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-Iiga has scored lowest in the latest Herald report card on the Cabinet's performance…

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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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