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photos Auckland march for Gaza
Auckland march for Gaza

Crowds gathered again in Auckland to protest Israel's ground offensive in Gaza.

Bob Harvey's incredible life

From mooning a ratepayer to meeting his birth parents at middle age, former Waitakere mayor Bob Harvey has always lived…

Street activist Bradford puts her thinking cap on

Life-long street activist Sue Bradford has turned to the academic world in a bid to overcome the "mindless activism" of…

John Armstrong: Court jester Joyce impales Cunliffe with rapier wit

You might well think Steven Joyce and stand-up comedy would be mutually exclusive. But you would be wrong, writes John Armstrong…

John Roughan: Principles lost in a grammar zone
John Roughan: Principles lost in a grammar zone

What goes through the minds of educational professionals when they see the lengths that property owners will go to remain…

Interview with Tau Henare
Interview with Tau Henare

Yesterday, the retiring National list MP, Tau Henare, was sitting in a vegan cafe in Mt Albert giving someone, or perhaps…

Opinion: Swallow your pride, John - the pension age must be raised
Opinion: Swallow your pride, John - the pension age must be raised

Joe Hockey's forceful realism over the need for Western- style nations to lift the age at which their citizens qualify for…

Butter chicken with Hone
Butter chicken with Hone

Shouting Hone and Hilda Harawira a flash dinner turns out to be something of a mission.

Politics

Tidy profit for Coffey
Tidy profit for Coffey

Former television presenter and Labour hopeful Tamati Coffey has sold his plush Auckland pad for more…

Opinion: The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball

The Kim Dotcom wrecking ball keeps swinging and this time former Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman is in its path, writes…

A debate about a debate, and media bias

Political commentator Bryce Edwards writes about the arguments around Labour's objection to Mike Hosking moderating the…

Labour plan to restore local levies

Labour plans to reinstate the power for local bodies to raise revenue through extra levies such as a 'pillow tax' on visitors…

Hosking debate turn-around
Hosking debate turn-around

Labour leader David Cunliffe was taped saying he'd debate Prime Minister John Key "anytime, any place…

Tick for 'holiday highway'

A Board of Inquiry has granted consent for the Puhoi to Warkworth motorway north of Auckland, known as the "holiday highway"…

Greens unveil confronting billboards

Greens co-leader Metiria Turei was "extremely nervous" about the party's billboard campaign using pictures of hungry, barefoot…

Beginner's guide to NZ politics

As we draw closer to the election, again to be contested under New Zealand's proportional electoral system, here is a crib…

Editorial: 'Sorry' is too easy

The Labour Party's leader need make no apologies for taking a holiday with his family last week. The Prime Minister was…

Dita De Boni: Tin Man needs to find a heart
Dita De Boni: Tin Man needs to find a heart

One thing Whyte seems to ignore, despite his huge intelligence, is that some ideas which sound perfectly…

Quit offer should be taken

The PM should have accepted Gerry Brownlee's offer to resign his Transport portfolio for breaching airport security regulations…

FBI and Dotcom: Coleman told earlier

Jonathan Coleman knew the FBI was interested in Kim Dotcom before his officials granted the tycoon residency - a revelation…

Tuhoe takes lead in homeland's future

The remote, misty, immense Te Urewera country is a treasured place that no one should own - to own it would be to enslave…

Nats to offer fast-track tunnel: Labour

Labour says the Government is poised to offer Auckland motorists an election "bribe" by fast-forwarding motorway tunnels…

Brownlee hands over aviation duties
Brownlee hands over aviation duties

Transport Minister Gerry Brownlee is giving up the aviation security share of his portfolio while the…

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Politics videos

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Cartoons

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Cartoons - where to draw the line

Recently, editorial cartoons have been the subject matter of a Human Rights Review Tribunal in Auckland. When tribunal…

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Political Polls

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New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

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Claire Trevett on politics

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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: Conservatives v NZ First
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…

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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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