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Sexual politics & state integrity
Sexual politics & state integrity

The whole Roger Sutton controversy raises important questions and concerns about sexual politics and the state, writes Bryce…

Labour 'sceptical' about terror laws

Labour says it is "sceptical" about the Government's rush to pass terror laws and the need for tougher measures around passports…

Kim Dotcom bail hearing adjourned

Dotcom faced the prospect of a return to jail today after lawyers applied to the court last week for tighter restrictions…

Labour's winners & losers

New Labour leader Andrew Little has revealed his new lineup this morning, in an announcement delayed by a fire alarm at…

Judith Collins report due out this week
Judith Collins report due out this week

The report from a Government inquiry into former Justice Minister Judith Collins is due out this week, Prime Minister John…

Press conference a 'miscalculation' - PM
Press conference a 'miscalculation' - PM

Iain Rennie made a "miscalculation" in allowing a joint press conference over Roger Sutton's resignation, but he should…

Cunliffe dropped from bench
Cunliffe dropped from bench

Former Labour leader David Cunliffe is expected to be absent from the party's front bench when the new caucus line-up is…

Len Brown trust under the spotlight
Len Brown trust under the spotlight

A trust that funded Auckland Mayor Len Brown's election campaign and kept donors' identities secret is under police investigation…

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'Short-term' terror laws until 2018
'Short-term' terror laws until 2018

Urgent law changes being introduced to combat the threat of "foreign fighters" will be in place until…

Student cash probe expanded

A probe that has already uncovered nearly $10 million in misappropriated tertiary funding is to be expanded to include a…

Your views: Should NZ be in the TPP?

The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a proposed regional free-trade agreement featuring 12 countries from the Asia Pacific region…

Terror law changes to last until 2018

Urgent changes to the law introduced to combat the threat of "foreign fighters" had been flagged by the Prime Minister as…

Rennie 'unfit' for job - Little
Rennie 'unfit' for job - Little

Andrew Little says in the wake of the Roger Sutton sexual harassment claims, state services commissioner…

The fall of Kim Dotcom

It’s one of the biggest houses in the country, but the walls are closing in on Kim Dotcom as he rattles around his mansion…

Several women complained about Sutton

A number of women working with former Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (Cera) boss Roger Sutton made informal approaches…

Press scruffs hacked off at royal rules

As William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, prepare to visit America in a fortnight, controversy is swirling…

Rodney Hide: Men who get things done don't hug

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority (CERA) boss Roger Sutton should have been sacked. Not just for the unwanted hugs…

Herald on Sunday Editorial: Chastened Dotcom - The show's not over
Herald on Sunday Editorial: Chastened Dotcom - The show's not over

Could Kim Dotcom recover some credit in this country? A university lecturer in cultural studies thinks…

Kerre McIvor: Exit Sutton and we're still no wiser

Kerre McIvor writes: Creepiness is subjective. One woman's laid-back, approachable boss is another's sleazy lech and one…

Laila Harre steps down as leader

Laila Harre has announced she will be stepping down as the leader of the Internet Party by the end of the year.

Xi jaunt 'my kind of visit': Key

When they closed the door on President Xi Jinping's Boeing 747 at Auckland Airport yesterday, John Key turned to his wife…

Fast visas and longer job stays for Chinese

More wealthy Chinese visitors will have their New Zealand visas fast-tracked as part of a new joint agreement signed between…

Sutton accuser not alone
Sutton accuser not alone

The woman who filed a formal complaint of sexual harassment against her boss Roger Sutton was driven…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested
Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested

After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things are now moving very quickly indeed.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?
Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?

New Labour leader Andrew Little's personality and personal attributes are seen as somewhat lacking, writes Bryce Edwards…

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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

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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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