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Defending the indefensible
Defending the indefensible

John Key would do himself and National a power of good if he dropped the feeble charade which sees him in denial of the…

Opinion: Terrorists? Spies bigger threat

Only in a topsy-turvy world would it be seen as rational to bring a posse of spies to heel by increasing their rights to…

Dirty Politics pair dine out on report

Lunch was civilised, given it was being enjoyed by two-thirds of the "Chaos & Mayhem" team from Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics…

Dirty Politics: John Key 'in denial'

The Opposition says the PM John Key is "in denial" over a report which backs allegations his staff used information from…

John Armstrong on politics

John Armstrong: National's response not good enough John Armstrong: National's response not good enough

The Key administration has plumbed new depths of arrogance…

John Armstrong: Little's big clean-out mops up the dregs John Armstrong: Little's big clean-out mops up the dregs

Not quite a Night of the Long Knives; more a Day of…

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Collins cracks on with being an MP
Collins cracks on with being an MP

The mug on Judith Collins' desk has "best female in a leading role" written on it. The woman who drinks from it claims she…

Investigation found gaps in data
Investigation found gaps in data

Questions remain about missing evidence and gaps in the Judith Collins investigation.

Deception and illusion
Editorial: PM centre of failing
Editorial: PM centre of failing

The sharing of security intelligence with the Leader of the Opposition is a rare and valuable requirement in our system…

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Collins inquiry: 4 questions
Collins inquiry: 4 questions

A government inquiry has cleared Judith Collins of any involvement in a campaign to undermine the head…

video John Key responds to media

John Key responded to the media today after a report on Dirty Politics allegations released this morning found former SIS…

Collins: 'I've been let down'

A report into links between Judith Collins and a blog campaign to undermine an ex-SFO boss has cleared her - but she still…

Dirty Politics: John Key not sorry

Prime Minister John Key says he will not offer an apology to Labour's Phil Goff over the involvement in the OIA request…

SIS director's three apologies
SIS director's three apologies

SIS director Rebecca Kitteridge has given three apologies over the actions of the SIS in 2011 when Warren…

Gehan Gunasekara: Bumbling officials wrong to play privacy card

Gehan Gunasekara writes: Privacy rules are inevitably cited as an excuse when bureaucratic bungling occurs in relation to…

Reshuffle aims to end infighting

Labour leader Andrew Little says his new caucus lineup is designed to give a new generation of MPs a chance to shine.

Dirty Politics: Key's office in gun

A report by intelligence watchdog Cheryl Gwyn has found blogger Cameron Slater requested and published damaging material…

Kiwis head home

It could be the end of a dream for many as migration figures show that more New Zealanders are not only staying put but…

Backing secure for jihadist bill
Backing secure for jihadist bill

The Government's controversial "foreign fighters" legislation allowing the recall of suspected New Zealand…

12 Questions: Andrew Little

Labour leader Andrew Little grew up in a right-wing family and at the age of 18 he discovered his father had two earlier…

Views split over retirement village plan

Ryman Healthcare's application to build a retirement village in Greenlane has drawn strong community reaction both for and…

Editorial: Little's largely cautious picks a good start

Normally what a new Opposition leader can do is limited by the debts he owes supporters and the need to repair the damage…

Bryce Edwards: Sexual politics and state integrity
Bryce Edwards: Sexual politics and state integrity

The whole Roger Sutton controversy raises important questions and concerns about sexual politics and…

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AC/DC's Phil Rudd in court
AC/DC's Phil Rudd in court

Ex-AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd appeared in court this morning, where he winked at media, drummed a rhythm on the dock then sped…

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Defending the indefensible

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Warm connection signals exciting times to come

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Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
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After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things…

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Labour needs to look at back office

Taking the party organisation by the scruff of the…

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Labour's new leader Andrew Little has chosen Annette…

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Local Government

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A trust that funded Auckland Mayor Len Brown's election…

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Who runs New Zealand? That’s one of the big questions…

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Political Polls

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John Key has plunged in personal popularity, dropping…

Conservatives close in on five per cent Conservatives close in on five per cent

The Conservative Party is within a whisker of the…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested
Claire Trevett: Little's diplomatic skills set to be sorely tested

After weeks of things moving slowly in Labour, things are now moving very quickly indeed.

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?
Bryce Edwards: Is New Zealand ready for a grey prime minister?

New Labour leader Andrew Little's personality and personal attributes are seen as somewhat lacking, writes Bryce Edwards…

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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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