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NZ concerned over Nauru civil rights abuses
NZ concerned over Nauru civil rights abuses

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has sought a meeting with the Nauru Government and indicated New Zealand's $2.3 million…

Claire Trevett: Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations

There are many who appear to believe they are qualified to step up to the role Sonny Tau has vacated and act as bridge builder…

Visualising Kiwi MPs' Twitter networks

A glimpse into the social fabric of Parliament using the Twitter network for New Zealand MPs.

Hosking: Dangerous ideological territory

It's one thing to use our own money to bank with the Australians as most of us do, but taxpayer money on social services…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter John Armstrong: Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter

Some MPs given the call to speak who try to be funny…

John Armstrong: English bets the house on ideology John Armstrong: English bets the house on ideology

Bill English's willingness to allow a foreign housing…

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Selling houses abroad okay if result is right
Selling houses abroad okay if result is right

If there were any local organisations lining up for large-scale social housing we would not now be hearing about the likes…

Younger students face testing times
Younger students face testing times

School students face more testing after the Education Minister revealed options to assess pupils aged 13 and 14.

Troubled car rego scheme to 'deliver real benefits'
Troubled car rego scheme to 'deliver real benefits'

ACC minister Nikki Kaye says the glitches that have plagued the system have the side-benefit of getting Kiwis talking about…

Clark: NZ should prepare for unexpected
Clark: NZ should prepare for unexpected

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark says New Zealand has to be ready for anything to happen as it assumes the chair of the…

Politics

New bill to give Govt control over state houses
New bill to give Govt control over state houses

New legislation, tabled in Parliament today, is designed to facilitate National's plan to sell up to…

Sonny Tau to stay on as iwi chair

Ngapuhi will keep Sonny Tau on as iwi chairman despite his removal as chair of the iwi’s Treaty settlement body, Tuhoronuku…

Doctors to offer free check-ups to kids

Up to 96 per cent of GP clinics nationwide will offer free check-ups to under-13 year-olds under a Government policy which…

Car rego system causes more headaches

Yet another glitch has hit the “new and improved” troubled car rego system.

Brian Rudman: Govt works blind in state house plan
Brian Rudman: Govt works blind in state house plan

What remains unclear in this long, drawn-out "make-an-offer" phase is what the Government considers…

Refugees like our forebears

Former PM Helen Clark drew parallels between NZ settlers from humble beginnings in Britain and the thousands of boat people…

Free GP boost among policy tweaks

More New Zealanders will be able to get free doctors' visits as part of a raft of changes which come into force today.

Kiwi at the UN's top table

Until last week, most Kiwis would never have heard of Gerard van Bohemen.

It's time Security Council upped its game

Foreign Minister Murray McCully is quite blunt about the Security Council and the Middle East peace process.

Editorial: Govt should widen ticket scalping law
Editorial: Govt should widen ticket scalping law

Steven Joyce, the Economic Development Minister, has made it clear that he is unhappy tickets for the…

Kiwi-trained Iraqi troops pass muster

Iraqi soldiers have graduated from the New Zealand and Australian Defence Force training at Taji Military Camp to join the…

Leasing some state houses 'always part of the plan'

Government says its proposal to lease some state houses instead of selling them does not mean one of its biggest policies…

Charging for police vetting a worry for charities

Charging for police vetting has been given the green light despite concerns from charities and volunteer groups about crippling…

National 'fallen far short' of byelection promise
National 'fallen far short' of byelection promise

Northland MP Winston Peters says National was clearly “bull dusting” on its byelection promise to ugrade…

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Claire Trevett Claire Trevett

Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations

There are many who appear to believe they are qualified…

Mike Hosking Mike Hosking

Hosking: Dangerous ideological territory

It's one thing to use our own money to bank with the…

John Armstrong John Armstrong

Brownlee finds targets with brilliant banter

Some MPs given the call to speak who try to be funny…

Fran O'Sullivan Fran O'Sullivan

Has Auckland cooked its goose?

John Key, Bill English, Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges…

Politics videos

Obama on rainbow lights: 'Moment worth savouring' video Obama on rainbow lights: 'Moment worth savouring'

At a news conference Tuesday, President Barack Obama…

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Stars at the BET Awards, including Smokey Robinson…

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Local Government

Six ways Super City can pick up the pace Six ways Super City can pick up the pace

Barney Irvine urges the Government and Auckland Council…

Party time for Auckland council Party time for Auckland council

Len Brown defends the function as a thank you to staff…

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Political Polls

Ponytail fails to shake PM Ponytail fails to shake PM

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 on politics

Claire Trevett: Anything's possible with a soap opera finale
Claire Trevett: Anything's possible with a soap opera finale

Like any soap opera the Colin Craig saga is full of shadowy villains, unrequited feelings, vengeance, wrath, and wronged…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Political roundup: Dangers for democracy in today's cyber bullying law
Political roundup: Dangers for democracy in today's cyber bullying law

The Harmful Digital Communications Bill is being widely criticised as dangerous in the way it seeks to regulate online activities…

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Audrey Young

Here is that long promised fiasco...
Here is that long promised fiasco...

With the Opposition's relentless description of the Govt's housing policy as "a fiasco", there was a chance they would be…

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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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Super City

Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?
Fran O'Sullivan: Has Auckland cooked its goose?

John Key, Bill English, Paula Bennett and Simon Bridges all know Len Brown is a lame duck mayor, writes Fran O'Sullivan.

Brian Rudman: Park pipe rebuff - what would Father say?
Your Views: Is the Auckland rates hike necessary?
Port should cut its losses on extensions
Charles Levin: No safe harbour for council in storm
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