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PM kicks Labour over balls
PM kicks Labour over balls

Labour's plans for a feel-good announcement in the lead up to the All Blacks Samoa rugby game were gazumped by Prime Minister…

Economy doesn't need fiscal stimulus yet - Key

New Zealand's economy is still fairly robust and doesn't need increased government spending to give it a kickstart, Prime…

National bowel screening from 2017, indicates Minister

Dr Coleman’s announcement is the first concrete commitment from the Government to establishing a national bowel screening…

Top US military commander visits NZ

The United State's top Pacific military commander is in New Zealand on his first visit in the role and will hold talks with…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: This is the house that Bill built John Armstrong: This is the house that Bill built

The Finance Minister is fuelling claims that privatisation…

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…

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Reforms to EQC outlined
Reforms to EQC outlined

Government has outlined the changes it wants to make to insurance cover after natural disasters, including a doubling of…

Runanga supports Sonny Tau
Runanga supports Sonny Tau

A hui held in Kaikohe saw almost 100 kaumatua and kuia support Sonny Tau continuing as chairman of the Ngapuhi Runanga after…

Len Brown: Budget milestone a kickstart
Len Brown: Budget milestone a kickstart

People are concerned about rates - I am too. But as a result of our budget work and the adoption of a levy we can invest…

'Every day I fight for my son'
'Every day I fight for my son'

Desperate parents of special needs children are being forced to pay for teacher aides as state funding falls short.

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Colour and conviction behind sharp suits
Colour and conviction behind sharp suits

Growing a profile as a new MP is tougher than usual when your party is headed by a charismatic veteran…

No evidence to back Mt Eden car ban

Epsom MP David Seymour says the authority which is planning to ban cars from the summit of Mt Eden has no evidence to support…

MP reveals fight with gang member

'He picked me up above his head and tried to throw me across the front entranceway.'

English denies 'recipe' for recession

Finance Minister Bill English has denied falling dairy prices pose a risk to New Zealand, saying the dairy industry is a…

'Not particularly concerned' about Greece
'Not particularly concerned' about Greece

New Zealand’s Finance Minister is “not particularly concerned” about whether Greece’s financial crisis…

Conservative Party battle draws to a close

The battle between the Conservative Party’s Colin Craig and former board member John Stringer appears to be over.

Conservative Party board member resigns

Conservative Party board member John Stringer has resigned.

Rodney Hide: Porkies in pork barrel politics

The 10 bridges promised for Northland is not happening. Good. The bridges are a poor use of public money, Rodney Hide writes…

Don't be 'over-focused' on China

Steven Joyce has dismissed fears of a recession in the next two years.

NZ First deny 'divisions' within party
NZ First deny 'divisions' within party

"The fact that that's even a conversation is absolutely quite bizarre," says Ron Mark.

NZ First: Martin out, Mark the new deputy

Winston Peters puts an to the speculation that has been swirling around Parliament all week and confirms new deputy.

Toby Manhire: Lamingtons are ka pai, kereru pie isn't

In the most recent Roy Morgan poll, the National Party was shown to be plummeting, all the way down to 49.5 per cent support…

Dita de Boni: Beating obesity? Fat chance

A sugar tax is out according to Dr Jonathan Coleman who says there's no evidence it works. That's wrong, writes Dita De…

Pharmac TPP fears dismissed

Leading American trade economist Professor Peter Petri is optimistic that the Trans Pacific Partnership will turn out to…

video Trump creating 'nightmare scenario' for Republican Party
Trump creating 'nightmare scenario' for Republican Party

The Miss USA pageant, without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments…

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Local Government

Beach-ban all bark and no bite? Beach-ban all bark and no bite?

Several Auckland local boards have proposed changes…

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Political Polls

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The ponytail-pulling antics of John Key appear to…

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Kereru scandal overshadows treaty negotiations
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…

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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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