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McCully: 'We cannot allow this'
McCully: 'We cannot allow this'

Foreign Minister condemns long-range rocket launch by North Korea.

Taxpayer money should help buy beach: Labour

Taxpayer money should be put up to help buy an idyllic, privately owned beach at the top of the South Island, Labour says…

Free trade deal with Europe ramping up

New Zealand's efforts to secure a free trade agreement with Europe are ramping up, with Trade Minister Todd McClay flying…

Du Plessis-Allan: An infuriating protest

The opposition to the TPP was ugly. Worse than that, it backfired, writes Heather du Plessis-Allan.

Crackdown on Kiwi OE
Crackdown on Kiwi OE

Another British law change has just made it harder for Kiwis to live and work in the United Kingdom.

PM: Sex-toy toss a bad look
PM: Sex-toy toss a bad look

His right-hand man was the target of a hurled dildo at Waitangi but Prime Minister John Key says he will consider making…

Nothing beats an honest bribe
Nothing beats an honest bribe

If I was a greedy, grasping, socialist, I would be totally underwhelmed by Labour leader Andrew Little promising free "post-school"…

Senility and lack of brains no bar
Senility and lack of brains no bar

Much fun has been had at the expense of the US Republican Party candidates for the presidential nomination over the fact…

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Cartoon: Key would prefer Hawaii to Waitangi
Bums on seats not good enough

This time last week, Labour leader Andrew Little announced in his state of the nation speech that come the glorious day…

How Little is spending Waitangi

While John Key was busy dodging protests on Waitangi Day, Andrew Little was having his foot gently bathed up at Waitangi…

PM calls sex toy incident 'appalling'

John Key says a protest where a sex toy was thrown at Steven Joyce at Waitangi is "appalling" because that image has gone…

Sonny Tau pays tribute to protesters
Sonny Tau pays tribute to protesters

Ngapuhi leader Sonny Tau showed support for the protesters at Waitangi.

Little pledges to attend Waitangi each year

Andrew Little has committed to returning to Waitangi each year if elected - the same pledged John Key made in 2007.

LIVE: Waitangi Day

Join us for all the action from the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

Audrey Young: Harawira and Co. do heavy lifting on TPP

The good news for the Government is that Hone Harawira and his friends just made its sales job a lot easier, writes Audrey…

No charges for flinging pink dildo

Torrential rain and Prime Minister's absence meant it was an uncharacteristically subdued day at Waitangi, until it was…

Steve Braunias' Secret Diary of John Key
Steve Braunias' Secret Diary of John Key

Because what is Waitangi? A nuisance. I'd rather spend the day somewhere festive, writes Steve Braunias…

TPP ministers' lunch cancelled

A celebration lunch for TPP ministers was cancelled at short notice because of concerns protesters could breach security…

Diplomatic immunity sought 62 times

More than 60 diplomatic staff or family members have sought immunity for offences committed in New Zealand in the past 20…

Editorial: Maori anger over TPP hard to grasp

For the first time since John Key became Prime Minister he is not at Waitangi this morning. The reason is that some Maori…

John Roughan: Waitangi event has lost mana

The last thing we need this morning is another lament about protests at Waitangi and this will not be one, writes John Roughan…

Cartoon: Waitangi, TPP, House prices
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