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Key hits back at spy-law claim
Key hits back at spy-law claim

John Key has struck directly at a specific detail in the spying claims, saying new laws passed last year had nothing to…

Greens plan gift packs for newborns

The Greens want every newborn child to get a "welcome pack" at birth including a bed, clothes and other essentials, says…

Campaign takes leaders to schools

David Cunliffe faced a lecture theatre full of students at Waikato University and had smoko with workers at a Te Rapa factory…

Whanau ora bottom line for Maori Party

Most parties avoid talk about "bottom lines" for fear of sounding too uncompromising.

Transport and housing top of list
Transport and housing top of list

Political parties are tailoring all manner of policies for Auckland, or more precisely at 1,030,125 enrolled Jafas, to win…

Editorial: Dotcom's credibility
Editorial: Dotcom's credibility

Updated The world's most wanted whistleblower, Edward Snowden, has told us something from his refuge in Russia that we had a right…

Craig's party heads towards 5 percent
Craig's party heads towards 5 percent

Updated Conservative Party leader Colin Craig would push for a code of conduct for MPs to help cleanse the system of behaviour highlighted…

Race to fill gap in Maori electorate
Race to fill gap in Maori electorate

With heavyweights Pita Sharples and Shane Jones out of the election race, there's a gaping hole in Maori politics and the…

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Status of event under question
Status of event under question

Updated Legal experts are uncertain whether Kim Dotcom's "Moment of Truth" event should be declared by the Internet…

$10m focus on engineers

The National Party wants to double the number of people studying engineering at university in a bid to get more graduates…

Auditor-General quizzed on city rail link

Auditor-General Lyn Provost is holding off commenting on the $2.4b city rail link until details of the project appear in…

Fisher: Dotbomb's disaster
Fisher: Dotbomb's disaster

Kim Dotcom had his time to shine and did not. He has talked for almost three years of a conspiracy…

Secret document danger

Secret documents which John Key made public threatened massive damage to NZ's wellbeing if made public without permission…

Harawira complains to Speaker about Key's Dotcom connection

internet-Mana co-leader Hone Harawira has complained to Parliament's Speaker that Prime Minister John Key may have misled…

PM: Claims are 'nothing but rhetoric'

Prime Minister John Key has challenged Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald to front up with evidence of their claims of mass…

photos Out on the campaign trail

A look back at politicians out on the hustings in the closing days of the 2014 election campaign.

Harre: 'No doubt' of truth
Harre: 'No doubt' of truth

Laila Harre says she has no doubt Kim Dotcom is telling the truth over an email dismissed as fake, which…

Opinion: Guest leaves it all out there

Laila Harre first hinted at problems when she alluded to "a special guest" who may or may not show up for The Moment of…

Two US spy bases in NZ?

'You are being watched,' said renegade former intelligence analyst Edward Snowden, as he went on to claim the NSA has two…

Vaccine to counter deadly disease

The New Zealand-based researcher behind the development of a vaccine that could prevent rheumatic fever says it could change…

Old allies at odds in crucial seat for Maori

The two front-runners for the Waiariki seat say there are no hard feelings as they battle for the crucial electorate that…

The next Government: Finding a match
The next Government: Finding a match

What would Winston Peters want? That is one of the issues being discussed in the National and Labour…

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Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail
Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail

For the past month, National leader John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe have bemoaned the focus on Dirty Politics…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?
Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?

Will tomorrow's Dotcom/Greenwald revelations about state surveillance change anything in the lead up to polling day? Bryce…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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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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