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Fran O'Sullivan: Saudi deal bribe or facilitation payment?
Fran O'Sullivan: Saudi deal bribe or facilitation payment?

Murray McCully's secret Saudi deal is attracting far too much adverse comment on the international stage to be easily swept…

Auckland's projects revealed

Surplus Crown land at Manukau, Avondale, Massey East and Hobsonville are set to be offered up to private development companies…

Greens' image newbie's challenge

The demise of the Alliance should give the Green Party pause for thought, writes John Armstrong.

Greens need injection of new ideas

The Green Party will provide a pointer to the extent of its political ambition today when it chooses a co-leader to replace…

John Armstrong on politics

Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate Political cut and thrust over Auckland real estate

Labour is keen to paint Housing Minister Nick Smith…

Front line approaches Kiwis Front line approaches Kiwis

NZ's contingent of military training specialists have…

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Ex-PM defends legal action
Ex-PM defends legal action

Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley's lawyer says she will vigorously defend legal action she is facing from the liquidators…

Auckland's season of discontent
Auckland's season of discontent

Suzanne McFadden revisits the occupation of Bastion Point, a defining moment in the Maori land struggles of the 1970s.

Red tape sees lolly scrambles banned
Red tape sees lolly scrambles banned

Banning lolly scrambles and having to use a harness on a step ladder are just some of the ludicrous regulations people have…

Poll results: Kiwis choose a flag
Poll results: Kiwis choose a flag

A little of the old as well as the new seems to be the winner among Herald readers when it comes to choosing our national…

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Russel Norman begins next step
Russel Norman begins next step

Russel Norman signs off today as Green Party co-leader after nine years.

Act Party referred to police

The Electoral Commission has referred the Act Party to the police for a tardy disclosure of donations from its biggest backers…

Revealed: Cheap housing locations

The latest round in the Government’s fight to control soaring Auckland house prices has begun in earnest.

McCully heading overseas to discuss Middle East

Foreign Minister Murray McCully will leave behind an ongoing controversy over a multi-million dollar farm deal when he heads…

A surprise for the Greens
A surprise for the Greens

James who? That’d be the likely response from many if the Green Party go for the bold option of electing…

Nick Smith's 'magical housing bus tour'

Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith has embarked on a "magical bus tour" to showcase the Government's plans to free…

Paul Thomas: Caught in crossfire of Isis battle that's not ours

The news that Islamic State (Isis) fighters have advanced to within 100km of Camp Taji where New Zealand's 143 military…

Ex-PM facing legal action

Ex-Prime Minister Jenny Shipley says she will "vigorously defend" legal action she is facing from the liquidators of collapsed…

$2m blowout on limo service

A year of big events has led to a $2 million blowout in the budgets for the Crown limo service and hosting VIPs.

New flag debate firing up online
New flag debate firing up online

The chairman of the Flag Consideration Project panel says despite a low turnout at public meetings…

SuperCity agrees to pay $23.8m bill

Auckland ratepayers are coughing up $23.8 million in the region's biggest leaky building case.

James Dunne: Does Parliament have enough to do?

James Dunne ask, does Parliament have enough to do? Concerns have been raised that the svelte state of Parliament’s Order…

Avoiding armageddon - the fight goes on

The world's largest nuclear meeting, the five-yearly Review Conference of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), has…

MPs' pay rise officially confirmed

MPs have had their 1.52 per cent pay rise officially confirmed and backdated to July 1, 2014. The Remuneration Authority…

Saudi farm deal could be examined by Auditor-General
Saudi farm deal could be examined by Auditor-General

The deal that saw millions of dollars spent on a businessman's Saudi Arabian farm could be scrutinised…

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Greens' image newbie's challenge

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Williamson bombshell shows great timing

Nobody likes a nark but there was great entertainment…

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Keeping silent about axing the $1000 kickstart payment…

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Former SFO boss Adam Feeley is facing an Auditor-General…

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Now I'm totally confused. John Key has nominated Auckland…

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Political Polls

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The ponytail-pulling antics of John Key appear to…

Key slumps in latest poll Key slumps in latest poll

John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett: Williamson bombshell shows great timing
Claire Trevett: Williamson bombshell shows great timing

Nobody likes a nark but there was great entertainment value in Act leader David Seymour dobbing in National MP Maurice Williamson…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Politics: Inside the flying sheep scandal
Politics: Inside the flying sheep scandal

Claims of corruption, bribery and lies are being made about the Government’s unorthodox scheme of flying sheep to Saudi…

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Audrey Young

Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith
Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith

Keeping silent about axing the $1000 kickstart payment for new KiwiSaver members, isn't a broken promise, strictly speaking…

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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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