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Brian Rudman: Annual windfall should benefit all
Brian Rudman: Annual windfall should benefit all

If the campaign to transfer ownership of the Auckland Energy Consumer Trust into the hands of Auckland Council fails, we…

Quote of 2014 goes to...Cameron Slater

Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater uttered the most memorable quote this year when he compared his role in politics to the…

Toby Manhire: A festive verse for NZ

'Twas the end of the day before Christmas, when all through the house, Not a creature was txting, not even a mouse.

Dita De Boni: Our teachers really do know best

The Government would have us believe school teachers are just a pack of whiners, writes Dita De Boni. It is exhausting…

Hager gets hearing
Hager gets hearing

Investigative journalist Nicky Hager's application for a judicial review into the police search of his Wellington home following…

Council wins back accreditation
Council wins back accreditation

Christchurch City Council has won back its accreditation as a building consent authority almost 18 months after it was stripped…

Bryce Edwards: A year of (neverending) Dirty Politics
Bryce Edwards: A year of (neverending) Dirty Politics

After a political year full of controversy over Nicky Hager's Dirty Politics revelations, the debates still won't go away…

Claire Trevett: The year of apologies that keeps on giving
Claire Trevett: The year of apologies that keeps on giving

It was a year of sorrows. It was a sorry excuse of a year. It was also a year of sorries. As of yesterday, they were still…

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Tariana Turia: It's time to restore the 'h' in Whanganui
Tariana Turia: It's time to restore the 'h' in Whanganui

Last Friday, Whanganui District Health Board members voted 9-2 to spell the name of their hospital correctly…

Britomart: From dull to hip

Britomart has gone from decay to super cool, churning over $1.3 billion a year to the Auckland economy, says a book tracing…

Auckland Council's IT project reassessed

An Auckland Council IT project originally budgeted to cost $71 million should be delivered for the new cost of $172 million…

Call for ban on alcohol advertising

The Government has been told to end alcohol sponsorship of sports clubs and ban any alcohol advertising during televised…

Goff apologises for leak
Goff apologises for leak

Labour MP Phil Goff will not face any sanctions for leaking the details of a report by the spy watchdog…

Brian Rudman: Terrorism no justification to fight others' wars

Government MP Mark Mitchell argues that the Sydney hostage drama is 100 per cent justification for the anti-terrorist legislation…

John Armstrong: Tax-cut signal looks like rod for National's back

Can Bill English continue to keep all of National's fiscal balls in the air? And for how long before he drops one?

Fran O'Sullivan: Milk price could sour English's optimism

Rock star to rock bottom? That's not where the New Zealand economy is heading, writes Fran O'Sullivan.

Former MP yet to delete online alleged suppression breach

A former National MP accused of breaching a high-profile name suppression order online says he will delete the offending…

Siege: Govt must weigh risk, rights
Siege: Govt must weigh risk, rights

PM John Key said the Sydney siege gunman highlighted the conundrum for authorities over protecting citizens…

Govt spending cuts key to surplus

The Government's widely touted return to surplus is likely to take a further 12 months and is largely reliant on cuts to…

Treasury forecasts 9pc growth

The Treasury delivered a cheerful set of economic forecasts in its half-year update yesterday, revising up its forecasts…

Editorial: English must do more than hope surplus will appear

Having taken every opportunity to proclaim its return to surplus in this fiscal year, the Government was obliged yesterday…

No surplus this year - Treasury

Opposition parties say new Treasury forecasts that the Crown's books will not return to surplus this year as promised by…

John Armstrong: Quixotic English like dog with bone
John Armstrong: Quixotic English like dog with bone

Stubborn? Bill English? You can say that again. "Stubborn" is probably too weak a word to describe…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Trumping dirty politics with integrity and decency
Claire Trevett: Trumping dirty politics with integrity and decency

Parliament wound up yesterday leaving just a sour taste lingering in the mouth. It was a most peculiar year, replete with…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: New Zealand's war on the poor
Bryce Edwards: New Zealand's war on the poor

Dividing up the resources of any society normally involves exploiting the majority for the benefit of the minority, and…

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Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Former enemy crucial to Labour's resurrection
Audrey Young: Former enemy crucial to Labour's resurrection

Matt McCarten, the former enemy, is now seen as a calm and pragmatic influence in Labour who could play a crucial role in…

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Matt McCarten on politics

Matt McCarten: Now for something similar ...
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The political world was stunned on Wednesday when David Cunliffe announced me as his chief of staff, writes Matt McCarten…

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Super City

Big projects on back burner
Big projects on back burner

Key Auckland transport projects - including some on which work has already started - face long delays unless new funding…

Winston Peters: Super City Grinches want our prize
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Wynyard complex gets ready for sale
Clowns in Auckland
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