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Joyce accuses Labour of xenophobia
Joyce accuses Labour of xenophobia

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has accused Labour of "xenophobia" in their opposition of the potential sale…

Craig slams Chinese bid for Taupo farm

Overseas sale of 13,800ha station would be a tragedy, says Conservative leader

New case looms as Banks fights on

What John Banks is labelling compelling new evidence for an appeal against his criminal conviction is believed to be sworn…

All Black legend tweets blue backing

He's famous for wearing black, but don't be surprised to see Jonah Lomu wearing National blue.

John Armstrong on politics

Even the enemies are voters Even the enemies are voters

It seemed just a slip of the tongue. Or was it, asks…

John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson John Armstrong: Craig and Conservatives get a hard lesson

Colin Craig might not realise it yet, but he and his…

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'I'm a half-full kind of guy'
'I'm a half-full kind of guy'

Toby Manhire took Jamie Whyte to a local pub quiz for our candid series on party leaders

Beige brigade uninspiring
Beige brigade uninspiring

This is the first time I can vote, and I've been looking forward to it abstractly for ages. But now, it's looking about…

Dr Bogan heads to small screen
Dr Bogan heads to small screen

A bogan who made a career out of his Holden car-loving, heavy metal, black T-shirt-wearing lifestyle is to bring "boganology"…

The only game in town
The only game in town

You cannot teach an old dog new tricks. Or so they say. Well, just try telling Winston Peters that.

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Critics clobber wrong target
Critics clobber wrong target

The faux outrage over Tim Groser hosting a so-called lavish dinner at which Patagonian tooth fish was…

John Roughan: Whyte lacking a Maori viewpoint

When Dame Susan Devoy was appointed Race Relations Commissioner last year, the intelligentsia sniffed at the choice of a…

Shaky case for $212m roading plan

National's $212 million plan to fast-track regional road projects using asset sales cash is not backed by a strong economic…

US spy tools were set for NZ

The most instrusive and powerful tools in the US electronic spying armoury were being lined up for installation in New Zealand…

Dita De Boni: Government by intimidation
Dita De Boni: Government by intimidation

Whatever the truth about what Nick Smith said, his utterances lay bare what seems to be a long-term…

Toby Manhire: Privilege debate guillotined by Act's French farce

In those terms, it is hard to know what to make of Whyte's self-made maelstrom around race and privilege in New Zealand…

Hosking: Bias? No, I call it as I see it

Last time I wrote in this esteemed organ, I proffered an idea or two as to why Labour wasn't exactly breathing down National's…

Brian Rudman: Mission impossible in Helensville

The icing on the cake for Mr Dotcom is that the stand-off will occur in his home electorate of Helensville.

Claire Trevett: Parting shots in the House

MPs have headed off on the campaign trail with one last blast at their rivals.

John Banks: The fight is not over
John Banks: The fight is not over

John Banks says the battle to clear his name is far from over, claiming "compelling" new evidence will…

Mai Chen: Leaders best take notice of changing NZ

Why is race always an election issue? At the Act Party conference over the weekend, leader Jamie Whyte said that after the…

Editorial: Govt too slow

Why, Labour education spokesman Chris Hipkins asked, had it taken the Government so long to take action over the troubled…

Groser dines on toothfish

Fine wines, controversial French delicacies and a protected species of fish have all been slapped on the taxpayers' tab…

New poll puts National under 50 per cent

A new poll has the National Party falling well below 50 per cent support, and the Labour Party surging 6.5 percentage points…

Labour announces $40m package for tertiary centres
Labour announces $40m package for tertiary centres

Labour has announced a $40 million package to set up ten new 'centres of vocational excellence' at regional…

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Photo-opp fail ups ante
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The FBI's second in command dropped in on Attorney…

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Local Government

Wharf sculpture: How should it look? Wharf sculpture: How should it look?

The public are being denied images of a $1.5m state…

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Political Polls

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New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do' Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do'

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard
Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard

Politicians come and politicians go. Some are loved, some are ridiculed, some are despised. Claire Trevett looks at two…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The debate about a debate, and media bias
Bryce Edwards: The debate about a debate, and media bias

Political commentator Bryce Edwards writes about the arguments around Labour's objection to Mike Hosking moderating the…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Policies and people all part of campaign
Audrey Young: Policies and people all part of campaign

Anything could happen between now and the election in eight weeks. That's what makes election campaigns so exciting.

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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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