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PM against any 'silly' legal action
PM against any 'silly' legal action

Prime Minister John Key says Conservation Minister Nick Smith would be "silly" to take legal action against an environmental…

Nats say no to Craig

New Zealand First appears to loom large in National's plan to secure a third term in Government.

Landlord lashes out at quake law

Heritage building owners are struggling financially, unable to upgrade their places, breaching banking covenants and forced…

Aucklanders say cut staff - not services

Many Aucklanders believe the best way to deal with looming budget cuts by the Auckland Council is to reduce staff and salaries…

John Armstrong on politics

'Gotcha politics' is a disease 'Gotcha politics' is a disease

It sure ain't pretty. It sure ain't enlightening…

John Armstrong: Court jester Joyce impales Cunliffe with rapier wit John Armstrong: Court jester Joyce impales Cunliffe with rapier wit

You might well think Steven Joyce and stand-up comedy…

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Tributes to conservation visionary
Tributes to conservation visionary

Tributes are flowing for the civil servant credited with buying more public land in New Zealand than anyone else.

Slipper to wait two-months for jail decision
Slipper to wait two-months for jail decision

Peter Slipper will have a nervous two-month wait before learning whether he's going to jail for dishonestly using taxpayer-funded…

No to Conservatives
Editorial: Craig may surprise
Editorial: Craig may surprise

National Party election strategists have made a fateful call against an accommodation with the Conservative Party of Colin…

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Parliamentary committee backs complete ban on global ivory trade
Parliamentary committee backs complete ban on global ivory trade

A Parliamentary committee has backed a complete ban on the international trade of ivory. The Foreign…

Conservative Party's 'Vote' logo rejected

The Conservative Party has been blocked from using its new "Vote" logo on ballot papers after the Electoral Commission found…

video John Key: No clear run for Colin Craig

Prime Minister John Key has confirmed National will not pull its candidate in East Coast Bays to give Conservative leader…

Minister's legal threat over bully claim

Conservation Minister Nick Smith is considering legal action after he was accused of trying to stop advocacy group Fish…

No clear run for Craig
No clear run for Craig

John Key has confirmed National will not pull a candidate to give Colin Craig a clear run and ruled…

The election 'Porkometer' returns

Eight weeks out from the election, Labour's new spending promises are running streets ahead of National's.

Men dominate National list

National Party president Peter Goodfellow says the low number of women standing for National this election is partly because…

New Advisor sees room for improvement

Helping close achievement gaps in our classrooms will be a priority for a leading academic appointed to a major new science…

Audrey Young: Policies and people all part of campaign

Anything could happen between now and the election in eight weeks. That's what makes election campaigns so exciting.

Editorial: Targets achieved?
Editorial: Targets achieved?

Politicians hate targets. The risk associated with them is all too apparent.

No gains for Labour in poll

Labour's support has dropped in a further poll, down to 28 per cent in TVNZ's Colmar Brunton poll while leader David Cunliffe…

Campaign launched to get more Kiwis voting

A new campaign hoping to empower people to vote this election will hit TV screens tonight. The Electoral Commission is…

Georgina Beyer joins Mana Party

Fomer Labour MP Georgina Beyer will stand for the Mana Party in Te Tai Tonga.

Greens: Ban deep sea drilling
Greens: Ban deep sea drilling

The Green Party announced plans to immediately ban deep sea drilling around NZ’s coast if the Greens…

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New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do' Cunliffe: 'We've got more work to do'

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard
Claire Trevett: MPs come and go but rare few earn high regard

Politicians come and politicians go. Some are loved, some are ridiculed, some are despised. Claire Trevett looks at two…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The sorry Labour Party
Bryce Edwards: The sorry Labour Party

Being 30 points behind National puts Labour under huge pressure and David Cunliffe now appears to be issuing apologies all…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy
Audrey Young: PM wins friends at risk of making an enemy

The PM has a touch of the Dale Carnegie about him when it comes to international affairs. He knows how to win friends and…

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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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