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Backtrack on Epsom boundary
Backtrack on Epsom boundary

Snobbery and a false rumour that a boundary change would take some homes out of the Auckland Grammar zone and affect property…

Migrant vote an untapped poll winner

The migrant vote could "swing the political ballot" as the number of overseas-born New Zealanders reach over a million…

Fran O'Sullivan: Collins row a distraction from the real issue

Opposition politicians are sinking their fangs into Judith Collins over the Oravida affair, distracting attention from the…

Collins: I do recall ambassador talks

Justice Minister Judith Collins has recovered her memory after telling Parliament she could not recall whether she had briefed…

John Armstrong on politics

Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence Oravida affair rocks MP's confidence

The reluctance of her fellow National MPs to come…

What completes the Oravida jigsaw? What completes the Oravida jigsaw?

Winston Peters has got to the crux of the matter of…

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'Mindset change' cuts benefit roll
'Mindset change' cuts benefit roll

A single parents' group says "a complete change of mindset" has helped reduce the number of people on the sole parent benefit…

James Griffin: Tax-free children
James Griffin: Tax-free children

Okay, as a change from being the guy who sits back and lobs grenades of cynicism at the easy targets, here's an actual idea…

Cartoon: The week that was
Paul Thomas: Love and loathing on the royal roadshow
Paul Thomas: Love and loathing on the royal roadshow

I think we can all agree the royal tour went rather well. A Herald editorialist had to de-mothball the words "glorious"…

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Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me

Opposition attacks on Judith Collins and her husband over the Oravida affair have "humanised" her, the notoriously combative…

Electoral boundary changes announced

A new Upper Harbour electorate has been confirmed for Auckland, as well as other major boundary changes in both Auckland…

Genesis shares end first day up 17pc

Shares in Genesis Energy closed up 26c to $1.81 after the first day of trading.

Defence Minister to volunteer for Poppy Day appeal
Defence Minister to volunteer for Poppy Day appeal

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman is joining hundreds of volunteers collecting for the annual Poppy…

Confusion over truck ban plan

Labour's truck ban could cover 0.7 per cent or 7 per cent of New Zealand's motorways - depending on who you listen to.

The bad smell of politics and money

Business, money and politics are always drawn towards each other as natural bedfellows, but leaves behind a bad smell, writes…

Claire Trevett: Labour casts net for votes, heats pan for Collins

Labour and New Zealand First yesterday mounted a pincer movement against Justice and ACC Minister Judith Collins in Parliament…

Labour's 'unashamedly pro-kiwi' manufacturing policy

A Labour Government would adopt an "unashamedly pro-kiwi'' policy to favour New Zealand suppliers, David Cunliffe said this…

Karam wins $535k defamation payout
Karam wins $535k defamation payout

Joe Karam has been awarded $535,000 in a defamation case against two men who launched an "all-out assault"…

Collins battles on two fronts

Judith Collins was under pressure on two fronts yesterday, facing further questions over both the Oravida conflict-of-interest…

Jones' claims unfounded, says Lotto

There is "no substance" to Labour MP Shane Jones' claims that Countdown squeezed thousands of dollars out of Lotto, the…

Govt defends Nines cash veto

Any taxpayer money stumped up by the Govt to help establish the NRL Auckland Nines would have gone straight into the pockets…

video Legal rights for 'Ka mate ka mate'
Legal rights for 'Ka mate ka mate'

A law setting out legal rights of Ngati Toa Rangatira over the haka Ka Mate Ka Mate was passed in Parliament…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Today the hangover sets in, but all that fun for $1.2m? Bargain!
Claire Trevett: Today the hangover sets in, but all that fun for $1.2m? Bargain!

For one short week, we were unapologetic pigs in muck - at first slightly appalled at ourselves before shelving the guilt…

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Who would have thought that the supposedly sectarian and extremist Hone Harawira could foster a mega alliance between his…

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Audrey Young

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Audrey Young: Too many words and not enough Act

Tiny parties are rarely in the spotlight and rarely get the chance to set the news agenda. Whyte squandered his opportunity…

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Matt McCarten on politics

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The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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