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Poll: Colin Craig's day worsens
Poll: Colin Craig's day worsens

The Conservatives have again failed to make the 5 per cent threshold in the last DigiPoll survey before the election.

Peters endorses Labour candidate

New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is backing Labour's Kelvin Davis in the race for Te Tai Tokerau -- the first time…

Wet weather ahead for election day

Voters will need to wrap up warm and bring raincoats and brollies to get to the ballot box on Saturday as the weekend weather…

Key v Cunliffe: Your highs and lows

Who won the TV debates? We examined each clash second by second and looked at how viewers reacted on the Rate the Debate…

Bill English's cocaine reference slammed
video Bill English's cocaine reference slammed

Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has compared some long-term beneficiaries to crack addicts, sparking criticism.

Updates: On the buses with Key, Cunliffe
Updates: On the buses with Key, Cunliffe

David Cunliffe and John Key are on the road before election day. Join us throughout the day for updates on their campaign…

Colin Craig finds out his press secretary has resigned
video Colin Craig finds out his press secretary has resigned

Colin Craig was confronted by media outside an Auckland radio station this morning after news broke of his press secretary…

Opinion: Look past trickery and deals
Opinion: Look past trickery and deals

On Saturday just vote for what you believe in, writes Josie Pagani. Forget the possible coalition deals, the coat-tailing…

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Brian Fallow: Free study numbers don't add up
Brian Fallow: Free study numbers don't add up

Policy is pretty easy for the minor political parties.

photos Study judges politicians by their looks

A new study judges politicians rates politicians by their looks.

Colin Craig confronts critics in Q+A

Conservative leader surprised by news of press secretary's resignation just two days out from election. She reportedly described…

Claire Trevett: Gamemakers wreak havoc but leaders battle on

There are just two days until the whistle blows on an unprecedented campaign. That campaign was most notable for the powerful…

Has journalist spiked NZ's UN bid?
Has journalist spiked NZ's UN bid?

The PM has accused Glenn Greenwald of acting against NZ's interest after the US journalist said he'd…

Study judges pollies by looks

If elections could be won on looks alone then Internet-Mana leader Laila Harre might just be our next PM - according to…

Getting punters out to vote

Forget Kim Dotcom, Winston Peters and Nicky Hager. From here on, National's most dangerous foe in what is left of the 2014…

Key can't rule out spies on our shores

PM John Key can't rule out US spy agency NSA having NZers' electronic communications under surveillance, even if this country's…

Dr Jackie Blue: Women need to feel more welcome at our Parliament
Dr Jackie Blue: Women need to feel more welcome at our Parliament

MMP initially saw the percentage of women MPs increase from around 20 per cent to 30 per cent but this…

Louise McNally: Kids who get into politics now, vote later

According to the University of Victoria, more than half of New Zealanders aged between 18 and 30 did not vote in the last…

John Drinnan: Could TVNZ 7 make a comeback?

A Labour-led Government with the backing of the Green Party or New Zealand First could mean the return of the public service…

John Watson: Which party would God vote for?

Act leader Jamie Whyte calls the Green Party "not so much a political party as a religious movement, worshipping snails…

Internet Mana would grant Snowden residency in NZ

The Internet Mana Party says it would push for the next Government to give NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden safe passage…

Election 2014: Act rules out deal involving NZ First
Election 2014: Act rules out deal involving NZ First

Act would not enter a coalition government with National if it involved New Zealand First, the party's…

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Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail
Claire Trevett: Schoolyard one-upmanship at expense of detail

For the past month, National leader John Key and Labour leader David Cunliffe have bemoaned the focus on Dirty Politics…

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Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?
Bryce Edwards: Liberty under threat?

Will tomorrow's Dotcom/Greenwald revelations about state surveillance change anything in the lead up to polling day? Bryce…

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Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

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Matt McCarten on politics

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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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