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'We'll win the TPP war'
'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

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

Bernard Hickey: Let's talk migration

Net migration is increasing our population by more than 1 per cent a year and that's not counting natural population growth…

John Armstrong on politics

Nats' policy changes signal Nats' policy changes signal

National's latest bit of tinkering with its immigration…

John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda John Armstrong: Vibrancy missing on Nats' agenda

If this weekend's National Party conference runs true…

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Sexist lessons at Gloriavale
Sexist lessons at Gloriavale

Politicians will demand answers from education bosses over what the extreme fundamentalist school is teaching girls - besides…

Cartoon: TPP scared of dairy industry
No TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident'
No TPP deal, but Groser 'extremely confident'

The TPPA is not dead, with Trade Minister Tim Groser saying he's "extremely confident" a deal will be reached, but no new…

'We have to stop having a soft heart'
'We have to stop having a soft heart'

NZ First leader Winston Peters is considering a policy that would force new immigrants to take out personal medical insurance…

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Disappointment as TPPA talks break down
Disappointment as TPPA talks break down

"This is about getting the best possible deal for New Zealand, not a deal at any cost," said Trade Minister…

TPP: Legal challenge to be lodged

A legal challenge will be lodged in the High Court next week over the secrecy around the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations…

Peters has high hopes for membership

Winston Peters has said NZ First will grow its membership by tens of thousands of people by the next election or he will…

Injustice 'infuriating' for MH17 victims

An inability to guarantee justice for the families of those killed in downed flight MH17 is "infuriating" Foreign Minister…

Editorial: Anthem a dirge but now is not the time to flag it
Editorial: Anthem a dirge but now is not the time to flag it

A new song for the nation is certain to find similar opposition and indifference as the flag debate.

Fran O'Sullivan: Groser should walk away from TPP if no deal

The TPP has the potential to transform the economies of the 12 Asia-Pacific nations - but the devil, as always, is in the…

Claire Trevett: Bottom line a problem for Little in flag and TPP

The Labour leader is walking a tightrope in delivering trade messages, writes Claire Trevett.

The secret diary of ... Tim Groser in Hawaii

Pale Kiwi holidaymaker Steve Braunias is stopped in his tracks by the contents of his Hawaiian Airbnb accommodation's guest…

John Roughan: TPP a 'threat' to innovation?

Knowledge should not be a restricted property and its applications shouldn't be patentable, writes John Roughan.

(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger
(Not so) Dirty Politics: Police clear blogger

Not so Dirty Politics after all. That's the message from police over a blogger accessing Labour Party…

Rich celebrated or condemned?

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

Q&A with Foreign Minister Murray McCully

NZ Herald Political editor Audrey Young sits down with Foreign Minister Murray McCully in New York to reflect on his job…

TPP: Hone Harawira's letter to Obama

Former MP Hone Harawira has written a tongue-in-cheek open letter to President Barack Obama with his thoughts on the Trans-Pacific…

More changes as NZ First looks to future

More changes in New Zealand First are on the way after the recent tussle for the deputy leadership and as many in the party…

Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what?
Peter Lyons: Govt trading away health costs for what?

In simple terms it appears that NZ will need to pay more for our medicines in return for the possibility…

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Sure beats Friday night bingo

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Groser should walk away from TPP if no deal

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Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise
Claire Trevett: Peters upstaged but again a power on the rise

Winston Peters clearly got some momentum from the Northland win. The question is whether he's made the most of it, writes…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: The Housing apartheid problem
Political roundup: The Housing apartheid problem

New Zealand's worsening housing affordability problem is causing serious social problems.

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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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