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Labour leaders hit the hustings
Labour leaders hit the hustings

Labour's caucus did not communicate effectively and parts of the party did not talk to each other.

Oil wells drilled without consent - Greens

Shell Todd Oil has drilled two wells off the coast of Taranaki without marine consent, the Green Party says.

Politics: National's boring third term

Blandness seems to be the secret to the National Party's success, and so can we expect a fairly boring third term National…

Watergate editor dies aged 93

Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the…

John Armstrong on politics

Opinion: Dirty Politics' long shadow Opinion: Dirty Politics' long shadow

The rotten smell of the contents of Nicky Hager's…

John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda John Armstrong: John Key drops clue on real agenda

John Key's speech today outlining the National Government’s…

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Laser hit plane with 118 passengers
Laser hit plane with 118 passengers

A man who pointed a laser at a passenger plane carrying 118 people as it came in to Auckland Airport has been told by a…

Fran O'Sullivan: Key catches drift on waterways
Fran O'Sullivan: Key catches drift on waterways

The Prime Minister has finally acknowledged the political reality that there are limits to growth as his Government takes…

Labour like a 'cult' - Parker
Labour like a 'cult' - Parker

Labour leadership contender David Parker says Labour borders on feeling like "a cult" and must look at its branding - including…

State of the parties
State of the parties

The election of Trevor Mallard yesterday as Assistant Speaker will almost certainly take out of play one of the most recalcitrant…

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Harawira's 'feed the kids' bill gets another chance
Harawira's 'feed the kids' bill gets another chance

Mana leader Hone Harawira's "Feed the Kids" bill will get another chance in Parliament despite his absence. Green…

Driverless cars on horizon - minister

The prospect of cars travelling New Zealand highways with no one behind the wheel is moving closer says new Transport Minister…

Editorial: Govt opts for caution

The most notable item in the Government's third term agenda outlined to Parliament yesterday is an intention to hold "job…

Rudman: Varsities should cut costs, not raise fees
Rudman: Varsities should cut costs, not raise fees

As the Labour Party goes through its latest leader selection circus, could I suggest they avoid anyone…

'We've got to stop talking about ourselves'

If Grant Robertson achieves his goal, he'll be the first gay PM and that will be historic. But he doesn't want to focus…

Parker fears Labour acts like a cult

Leadership hopeful says Labour needs to get back in touch with voters, and actually presents itself as a political party…

'I can reach across the divide'

Leadership contender Andrew Little says he doesn't have the baggage of former loyalties his rivals have.

In it to win, not just to be deputy

Cunliffe supporter Nanaia Mahuta says she did not consult with former Labour leader before making her decision run for the…

Beehive open for business
Beehive open for business

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

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

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

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…

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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: Gracinda could be Labour's best bet
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…

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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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