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David Cunliffe's holiday regrets
David Cunliffe's holiday regrets

Labour leader David Cunliffe says he would not have gone on his skiing holiday had he known how bad the polls were for Labour…

Minister's Dotcom claims 'defy belief'

The minister who oversaw the granting of Kim Dotcom's residency is stretching credibility over explanations as to how the…

Govt plans to get rid of 'loopy' rules

Govt is giving the public an opportunity to complain about “pedantic” and “unnecessary” regulations.

Labour earmarks $200m for the regions

Labour Leader David Cunliffe says a Govt he led would invest up to $200 million over four years in development projects…

John Armstrong on politics

Winston for East Coast Bays? Yeah, right Winston for East Coast Bays? Yeah, right

As captivating and entertaining as such a contest…

John Armstrong: A raw energy Dotcom's millions could never buy John Armstrong: A raw energy Dotcom's millions could never buy

John Armstrong writes: If any spies from the Labour…

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National MP Claudette Hauiti quits
National MP Claudette Hauiti quits

National list MP Claudette Hauiti - who recently returned her parliamentary credit card she'd used for a overseas trip…

Diplomat case: Key under fire
Diplomat case: Key under fire

Prime Minister John Key has come under fire for refusing to apologise to the victim of an alleged sex attack involving a…

Govt lags on some targets
Govt lags on some targets

The Government is falling short of key targets it set itself for reducing child abuse and rheumatic fever.

Bill 'about giving decisions back to iwi'
Bill 'about giving decisions back to iwi'

A new bill that will change how te reo Maori is safeguarded will have its first reading in Parliament today.

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Bledisloe banter, then talks on ex-pat Kiwis' rights
Bledisloe banter, then talks on ex-pat Kiwis' rights

The banter for the media was about the Bledisloe Cup but John Key and Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey…

Opening pupils' minds to the world

How open Kiwi students are to international cultures and opportunities could be measured as an important part of the school…

Labour losing male appeal

Labour's support among men has fallen to just 23.9 per cent in a new poll and David Cunliffe concedes his 'sorry for being…

Henare tweets farewell to politics

Retiring National MP Tau Henare fondly remembers accusing the Duke of Edinburgh of not doing anything and inviting the French…

Morena Labour
Pita Sharples: A te reo strategy for, by and of the people

Today, Pita Sharples will carry out the first reading of the new Maori Language Bill 2014 in Parliament.

No apology from PM

John Key will not personally apologise to the victim of an alleged sexual attack involving a Malaysian diplomat after she…

Bryce Edwards: Conservatives v NZ First

The battle between New Zealand First and the Conservatives could be one of the more defining aspects of the coming election…

video Greens: Extend free early childhood education

Co-leader Metiria Turei announced the key election social policy this morning, aimed to ensure "that every child has enough…

Greens: Make ECE free for 2-year-olds
Greens: Make ECE free for 2-year-olds

The Green Party wants 20 hours' free early childhood education extended to two-year-olds, which would…

Tax dodgers, GST on NZ First hit list

NZ First would take GST off basic food items and rates bills and would target tax dodgers to fund the expensive policies…

Rebel's report pre-empts Glenn inquiry

The former director of Sir Owen Glenn's family violence inquiry has produced her own solution without waiting for the inquiry…

Attack upsets 'recharged' Cunliffe

David Cunliffe says any MP concerned with his ski-break timing should have the 'integrity' to put their name to criticism…

Top lawyer slams rape case reform

Proposed "vote-winning" law changes relating to criminal justice reform of rape cases could result in more innocent people…

Deborah Hill Cone: Cunliffe's problem is that he just isn't sexy
Deborah Hill Cone: Cunliffe's problem is that he just isn't sexy

Deborah Hill Cone believes sex appeal amounts to political capital. 'But sadly for the Labour Party's…

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Cunliffe's problem is that he just isn't sexy

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Perfect storm of contradictions blows from North

Come the rains, come the politicians. When the winds… More

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Centrist economic policy a lesson in clever tactics

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Brian Rudman Brian Rudman
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Local Government

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Intensive housing development on land surrounding…

Proposal opens up Queens Wharf Proposal opens up Queens Wharf

The western side of Queens Wharf could become open…

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Political Polls

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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'

David Cunliffe says National's support will corrode…

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Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: Perfect storm of contradictions blows from North
Claire Trevett: Perfect storm of contradictions blows from North

Come the rains, come the politicians. When the winds and rains wrought havoc over Northland, it was Labour MP Kelvin Davis…

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Dotcom conspiracy - theory or reality?
Bryce Edwards: Dotcom conspiracy - theory or reality?

If the current Kim Dotcom conspiracy theory turns out to be a reality, then it illustrates some significant lessons about…

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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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