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Labour's 'Orwellian' decree
Labour's 'Orwellian' decree

Labour’s president has sent an email to all party members telling them to keep their behaviour in check - an instruction…

Politics: A fraction too much friction

The increasing friction between the Labour factions is producing a 'fractionated' Labour Party, writes Bryce Edwards.

Labour's D-day for leader: Nov 18

Labour will announce its new leader on November 18 after a three week long roadshow by the contenders.

John Armstrong: Cunliffe's bid a non-starter

If Cunliffe were to win the party-wide ballot, he would not have the confidence of the caucus members ranked second and…

Claire Trevett: Bottled-up venom leaking into leadership battle
Claire Trevett: Bottled-up venom leaking into leadership battle

Labour's happy but ineffective Vote Positive slogan is past its expiry date and appears to have been replaced by "Vote Passive-Aggressive"…

Dita de Boni: Time for Labour to embrace the left
Dita de Boni: Time for Labour to embrace the left

One thing I had always believed to be the holy grail of marketing was that if your brand stands for everything, it stands…

Twitter denials provoke fresh attacks
Twitter denials provoke fresh attacks

Labour MPs say they have no hard feelings towards David Cunliffe's wife after she attacked them using an online alias. But…

The boat is sinking

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Gary Taylor: RMA reforms a test of moderation
Gary Taylor: RMA reforms a test of moderation

The Government has a mandate to reform the Resource Management Act.

Alan Duff: New Zealand is in a good head space

It was good to see the minor parties in the election did not get to play an inordinate role in governing our country.

Michael Barnett: Leaders defined by ability to deliver - not sexuality

Being in business I probably have a perspective that says strategy first, then structure.

Not comfortable being a politician's wife

Karen Price is a successful environmental lawyer who until now has largely stayed out of the spotlight.

Oil protesters disrupt event, scale building
Oil protesters disrupt event, scale building

Greenpeace protesters have disrupted a petroleum conference being held in Auckland this morning, bursting…

John Armstrong: Party's way out of leadership quagmire unclear

Two questions ought to be uppermost in the minds of those party members eligible to vote in Labour's forthcoming leadership…

'My actions were ill-judged'

David Cunliffe has denied he had anything to do with a Twitter account set up by his wife Karen Price, which anonymously…

Coleman rejects SAS claim

Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman has dismissed suggestions the elite SAS force is ready and waiting for the green light…

Labour MPs undecided on front-runners

Some MPs are casting about for an Option C in Labour's leadership contest because of concerns about David Cunliffe and Grant…

Obama's guards under fire
Obama's guards under fire

A knife-wielding intruder allowed to run rampant through the first floor of the White House. Bullets…

Editorial: NZ must be ready to join fight against Isis

If ground forces can rid Iraq of the murderers known as Isis, New Zealand should be there.

Brian Rudman: Forget the myth, let's talk about Waitangi charge

Prime Minister John Key says he's upset that the Waitangi National Trust is charging New Zealanders $15 to enter the historic…

Dunne unwittingly pays tribute to serial killer

United Future leader Peter Dunne has unwittingly paid tribute to a notorious serial killer after he fell for an online prank…

Labour candidate's stinging open letter

One of Labour's 2014 election candidates has written a stinging open letter to David Cunliffe, saying he would leave the…

Pike River had 'worst of everything'
Pike River had 'worst of everything'

The Pike River Mine tragedy will go down as a lesson in "what can go wrong when everything's wrong"…

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Claire Trevett: Key happily pillaging as Labour navel gazes
Claire Trevett: Key happily pillaging as Labour navel gazes

While Labour was occupied with brow-smiting and vows of silence, the PM sailed into Labour territory for a bit more pillaging…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

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

Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble
Audrey Young: Deals crucial only if Key hits trouble

Prime Minister John Key signed two insurance agreements yesterday in the form of confidence and supply deals with Act 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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