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Armstrong: PM's clue on real agenda
Armstrong: PM's clue on real agenda

John Key's speech today outlining the National Government’s legislative and policy programme was unusually non-contentious…

Beehive open for business

Prime Minister John Key has laid out his Government' agenda for the next three years, with housing and the fight against…

Peter Lyons: Ignoring super is political hypocrisy

If an investment approach is suitable for other beneficiaries, education and healthcare it should also be applied to government…

John Armstrong: Here's dinky Dave and Stoner Phil

It was not so much the strange case of the man of the cloth as the odd cut of the man's cloth.

NZ forces could train Iraqi troops - Key
NZ forces could train Iraqi troops - Key

PM John Key said New Zealand helping to train Iraqi troops was among the options the Government would consider when ruling…

Housing strategy may lower prices
Housing strategy may lower prices

The Government's strategy to increase the supply of land for building will take pressure off Auckland house prices and should…

EPMU backing for Little
EPMU backing for Little

Labour's biggest affiliated union, the EPMU, has official thrown its weight behind former national secretary Andrew Little…

Opinion: The choice - nutters or normals
Opinion: The choice - nutters or normals

Bob Jones writes: Currently Labour's best chance of victory in 2017 lies in National's total demise through their MPs all…

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Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war
Keith Locke: Take on extremists with words not war

Keith Locke writes: New Zealanders are right to be concerned about the rise of the Islamic State (Isis)…

Bryce Edwards: Gracinda could be Labour's best bet

Grant Robertson and Jacinda Ardern - now termed 'Gracinda' on social media - could well be the Labour Party's best bet…

Twist on ceremony as new MPs sworn in

Parliament has been sworn in during a ceremony historic for the fact all three of the branches of the New Zealand judiciary…

EPMU backs Little in leadership contest

The EPMU executive will this morning endorse Andrew Little in the four-way Labour leadership contest. Mr Little is a former…

Lifting R&D spend a key focus this term - Joyce
Lifting R&D spend a key focus this term - Joyce

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce has revealed his top priorities for the next three years.

Nats' strategic voting vital for Act

Nearly two-thirds of National supporters voted for the Act Party's David Seymour in Epsom, newly released election data…

Unitary Plan: Hearings 'David v Goliath'

Mary Barry is a tiny voice in a battle over the future of Auckland, fought between powerful developers with expensive lawyers…

Labour's 'new generation'

Grant Robertson says he wants to lead a new generation of Labour, and thinks he can with the help of running mate Jacinda…

Herald on Sunday editorial: The Hon is all that's on for Collins
Herald on Sunday editorial: The Hon is all that's on for Collins

When the PM left Judith Collins off a list of departing ministers who can wear the title Honourable…

Rodney Hide: Labour's answer? Let MPs choose

What sort of person is a member of the Labour Party? Or a union boss? I have no idea. But I do know they aren't the people…

Mike Williams: David Parker's my pick of the bunch

David Parker has a warmth and authenticity that would make him a vote-winner in an election campaign, writes Mike Williams…

Cartoon: Short-term loss

Peter Bromhead's take on Judith Collins' loss of title.

UN seat doesn't mean Iraq action

Foreign Minister Murray McCully says winning a seat on the United Nations Security Council does not mean New Zealand is…

From five-star hotels to state house
From five-star hotels to state house

Ex-Labour MP was infamous for his stays in hotels while a minister, but the frequent flying ambassador's…

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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: Are Labour's 'pale, male, stale' days done?
Bryce Edwards: Are Labour's 'pale, male, stale' days done?

With Nanaia Mahuta entering the race to be Labour leader, Bryce Edwwards asks if the days of the party’s ‘pale, male, and…

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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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