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US Admiral backs NZ's bid for UN security council
US Admiral backs NZ's bid for UN security council

The head of the US military in the Pacific says he can't see why New Zealand wouldn't be a great addition to the UN Security…

Turia hits out at Labour

Retiring Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia has hit out Labour, saying it doesn't deserve the Maori vote, but MP Shane…

Craig's family in 'seat swizzle'

Conservative Party leader Colin Craig's family has succeeded in having electorate boundaries redrawn to get his parents…

Bonus blow to minister

State Services Minister Jonathan Coleman says he is not happy about a cash bonus for unionised parliamentary staff, but…

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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Nat Party president married in rest home
Nat Party president married in rest home

National Party powerbrokers Peter Goodfellow and long-term partner Desley Simpson have married in an intimate service at…

MP to the rescue
MP to the rescue

Wild weather couldn't dampen the spirit of Kiwi kindness over Easter weekend.

James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy
James Dann: Backstage of rock star economy

You've all read the stories: the New Zealand economy is predicted to be a "rock star" this year, largely on the back of…

A bromance of convenience
A bromance of convenience

The intricate Hone Harawira and Kim Dotcom dance is proving every bit as exciting as the royal tour.

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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…

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…

'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…

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…

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"…

quiz Politics quiz: April 19

Test your knowledge of all things politics with our quiz.

Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me
Collins: Oravida attacks 'humanised' me

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

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 Jonathan Coleman is joining hundreds of volunteers collecting for the annual Poppy Day appeal today. Dr…

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
The bad smell of politics and money

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

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Road toll holds at three
Road toll holds at three

Police hope to keep this year's Easter road toll at three as they crack down on speeding, distracted and alcohol-fuelled…

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Local Government

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Claire Trevett on politics

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

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Bryce Edwards on politics

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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

Audrey Young: Too many words and not enough Act
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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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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