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video John Key on $1000/day house and capital gains tax
John Key on $1000/day house and capital gains tax

A three-bedroom North Shore "do-up" has earned its owner nearly $1000 a day - just shy of the salary of a High Court judge…

A rock-star economy?

It is not raining on John Key and his colleagues. It is pouring, John Armstrong writes.

Housing history repeating itself?

The government needs to act on the Reserve Bank's warning that the boom affecting the Auckland housing market could spark…

Lost surplus tarnishes Key’s image

After years of focus on returning the state's finances to surplus, the signals now coming from Prime Minister John Key are…

John Armstrong on politics

PM's defence of Bridges devalues principles PM's defence of Bridges devalues principles

The manual is absolutely clear about the rules which…

John Key's make-or-break Budget John Key's make-or-break Budget

The two Budget-related announcements risked giving…

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Political quiz - 18.14.15
quiz Political quiz - 18.14.15

How good is your recall of current affairs and political general knowledge? See if you can answer all 10 questions correctly…

Four contenders for Green co-leadership
Four contenders for Green co-leadership

There are four contenders finalised to contest the Green Party co-leadership and they will start a nationwide tour to woo…

Independent investigations necessary
Independent investigations necessary

Having military deaths only investigated in-house raises suspicions that this is a convenient way of closing down investigation…

Tighter lending rules only for Auckland?
Tighter lending rules only for Auckland?

Targeting property investors with stricter lending rules is tentatively backed by experts, who say it would help dampen…

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Editorial: Blunt words Government can't ignore
Editorial: Blunt words Government can't ignore

Reserve Bank deputy governor Grant Spencer could hardly have been blunter in taking the Government to…

Peters' help welcome in Treaty row - minister

Treaty Minister Chris Finlayson says the impasse over Ngapuhi's settlement is largely personality-driven andNZ First leader…

Toby Manhire: Behind the scenes at the museum

A couple of years ago, Chris Finlayson, then culture minister, tooted his bugle and heralded "a golden age for the arts…

Govt wants to clamp down on offshore betting

The Government is looking at clamping down on online overseas betting by New Zealanders, saying it deprives the local racing…

Kauri battle: Man charged with trespass
Kauri battle: Man charged with trespass

The man charged with trespass after the Titirangi kauri protest has appeared in court.

Dita De Boni: Zero-hour contracts backdown

How pleasing it was to see Labour Minister Michael Woodhouse walk back from the worst excesses of zero-hour contracts this…

John Banks: Urgent hearing ordered

The Court of Appeal has now ordered a new hearing after Mr Banks' lawyer David Jones, QC, filed an application to recall…

Act Party hopeful over charter schools

More charter schools will be opened next year if Act Party leader David Seymour's "quiet confidence" is warranted.

NZ link to hardline forces

NZ spies are scooping up intelligence on terrorists in Bangladesh and passing it to local security forces with a reputation…

GCSB's secret Bangladesh spy mission
GCSB's secret Bangladesh spy mission

The GCSB's surveillance operations in Bangladesh are among the most surprising and obscure yet revealed…

Editorial: Guarantee minimum work hours

Just as Labour governments are prone to cater to even the more extravagant wishes of trade unionists, so their National…

Seymour out to show some Hide with perk attacks

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? Is it the dawn of a new Rodney Hide, Perkbuster Extraordinaire?

PM defends Minister over rule-breaking bridge pledge

Prime Minister John Key has defended Transport Minister Simon Bridges' use of officials to get information for a Northland…

Mike Sabin's new job at luxury resort
Mike Sabin's new job at luxury resort

Former National MP Mike Sabin has picked up a job as the head of a luxury resort in Northland.

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Local Government

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The Conservative Party is within a whisker of the…

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Claire Trevett: Labour first in line to court King of Northland
Claire Trevett: Labour first in line to court King of Northland

The member of Parliament-elect for Northland, Winston Raymond Peters, returned to the House this week, a Phoenix rising…

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Bryce Edwards: The politics of axing Campbell Live
Bryce Edwards: The politics of axing Campbell Live

How political is the potential axing of Campbell Live? Certainly politicos on Twitter have been outraged about the prospect…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: PM transcript release a small victory
Audrey Young: PM transcript release a small victory

The PM's Office has finally agreed to release transcripts from his post cabinet press conferences, and Audrey Young says…

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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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