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Paul Little: Jail time buoys taggers' rebellion
Paul Little: Jail time buoys taggers' rebellion

Tagging, it's easy to forget, is a form of theft. Anyone who tags someone else's property without their permission, whether…

Jack Tame: A yo-pro praises apartment living

In the three years I've lived in New York, I've never owned a lawnmower. Of course I haven't.

Editorial: Kiwi dream needs Govt on board

The Kiwi dream dies reluctantly. The Prime Minister is no doubt right when he suggests that young people dismayed by the…

Taxpayer the loser in English's reform

Bill English's masterplan to radically "reform" the Labour-initiated, octogenarian state housing scheme has all the hallmarks…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: Shadow lingers on National John Armstrong: Shadow lingers on National

The rotten smell of the contents of Nicky Hager's…

John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda

John Key's speech today outlining the National Government’s…

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Key misses opportunity
Key misses opportunity

Watching John Key tell Parliament he had not spoken to blogger Cameron Slater "in my capacity as Prime Minister" immediately…

Treat Labour Day with respect
Treat Labour Day with respect

So Labour Weekend is upon us; the weekend that includes Labour Day, the day upon which all New Zealanders commemorate the…

What new MPs' maiden speeches say about them
What new MPs' maiden speeches say about them

New MPs have been delivering their maiden speeches in Parliament this week, setting out their backgrounds, what brought…

Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland
Opinion: Pomp + tosh in fantasyland

In Britain, they get the Queen to hold her nose and announce - "my government will..." - the legislative programme. We get…

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Police take Hager to court over sources
Police take Hager to court over sources

Dirty Politics author Nicky Hager has been taken to court by police in an attempt to access the source…

Lawyer, former unionist on advisory panel

A top lawyer, Chris Hodson QC, and former unionist Angela Foulkes have been appointed to the first advisory panel to the…

There were gunmen on roof - Kiwi

A New Zealander in Ottawa was just a block away from the gunman who murdered a soldier and attacked Parliament in shootings…

5 Auckland Airport staff on $1m

Auckland Airport, where profits are forecast to be flat after increasing by more than 10 per cent last year, now pays five…

Editorial: Licence to duck?
Editorial: Licence to duck?

The Prime Minister began his third term by warning National MPs and ministers that he did not want to…

Judith Collins on two parliamentary select committees

Former Justice Minister Judith Collins is on two parliamentary select committees as an ordinary MP, as is former Building…

PM should've answered Slater question

John Key was wrong when he refused to answer a Parliamentary question about his discussion with Cameron Slater about a car…

Canadian shooting: PM's notes accidentally sent to reporter

Prime Minister John Key's office briefing notes have once again been accidentally sent to a reporter ahead of a media conference. Mr…

Departing MPs' one last spend-up

Departing and defeated MPs went out with a splurge on the taxpayer tab, with Mana leader Hone Harawira the biggest-spending…

Child poverty: 'Substantial policy' needed
Child poverty: 'Substantial policy' needed

The Child Poverty Action Group says Prime Minister John Key's goal of addressing the urgent needs of…

John Armstrong: Hard work pinning down slick PM

You do not need to be a mind-reader to spot when the Prime Minister is under real pressure in Parliament, writes John Armstrong…

Dita De Boni: State house poster boy callous to pull up ladder

The market has proven itself absolutely useless at housing the poor, the mentally ill, and the elderly - and anyone else…

Key spoke to blogger 'not as PM'

John Key's conversations with blogger Cameron Slater were not in his capacity as Prime Minister, he said yesterday as he…

David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win
David Rutherford: If we live in fear, terrorists win

Terrorism is an affront to our freedom, human dignity and right to life.

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Factions and females - F words dog Labour
Claire Trevett: Factions and females - F words dog Labour

Attempts to put a ban on the word female in Labour have failed. It seems to be like having a sore tooth they can't help…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom
Bryce Edwards: The next three years of National boredom

Blandness seems to be the secret to the National Party's success, and so can we expect a fairly boring third term National…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign
Audrey Young: NZ must now walk the tough talk of UN campaign

When Helen Clark announced New Zealand's bid in 2004, for a Security Council seat in 2015 and 2016, it seemed a ridiculously…

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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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