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Bribery claims over Saudi farm
Bribery claims over Saudi farm

A controversy over the spending of millions of dollars on a overseas businessman’s farm in Saudi Arabia has boiled over…

Former MP appointed to Environment Court

Former National MP Kate Wilkinson has been appointed to the Environment Court.

Politics: Who killed Campbell Live?

Who’s responsible for the demise of Campbell Live? There are a variety of views being offered in the lead up to the final…

Axing kickstart knocks first Islamic Kiwisaver fund

The managing director of one the newest KiwiSaver schemes, Amanah KiwiSaver Plan, said the Government's decision to remove…

John Armstrong on politics

Front line approaches Kiwis Front line approaches Kiwis

NZ's contingent of military training specialists have…

John Armstrong: Budget draws battle lines for election John Armstrong: Budget draws battle lines for election

The Budget was a rock of certainty and continuity…

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Warning on new blackmarket drug
Warning on new blackmarket drug

The use of a black-market drug in the Auckland area that has caused deaths overseas has sparked a warning from Associate…

NZ paid for farm, but has no rights
NZ paid for farm, but has no rights

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia - but does not have any…

Houses on cemeteries 'nonsense'
Houses on cemeteries 'nonsense'

Nick Smith has defended his plans to free up crown land in Auckland to build new homes despite claims people could end up…

Kickstart axe 'won't deter savers'
Kickstart axe 'won't deter savers'

Prime Minister John Key says axing the $1000 kickstart grant to new KiwiSaver members in the Budget "will not make a blind…

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MP says Iraqi troops cowards
MP says Iraqi troops cowards

NZ First MP Ron Mark has labelled the Iraqi Army "cowards" and questioned why New Zealand forces were…

Bridges dismisses mayor's rail warning

Britomart users may soon have to jostle their way through crowded platforms to get on to backed-up rush-hour trains.

Kiwis are better off and mostly happy

Statistics NZ's General Social Survey has been conducted every two years since 2008-09.

Brian Rudman: Justice must be seen for Pora

Former Auckland Mayor John Banks is screaming blue murder, demanding the Solicitor-General stand down after the Court of…

Little in a bind on backtrack
Little in a bind on backtrack

It is too early in Andrew Little's career as a party leader to be ruling out realistic answers to problems…

SkyCity plan 'looks like a beached ship'

The revamped design of the SkyCity convention centre has divided critics, with one urban design expert saying it looks like…

Counselling service forced to shut doors this week

Embattled counselling service Relationships Aotearoa says it has been forced to shut its doors by the end of the week, leaving…

Saudi farm 'compensates' for live sheep ban

New Zealand spent more than $11.5 million to help establish a demonstration farm in Saudi Arabia after Foreign Minister…

PM: Isis gains won't affect NZ troops
PM: Isis gains won't affect NZ troops

John Keys says NZ Defence Force chiefs have not shared the same concerns as US leaders about willingness…

SkyCity centre: Smaller, still costly

Final designs unveiled following months of negotiations. And it still costs more than the original deal between SkyCity…

Key rejects hard line on Kiwi jihadis

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian woman…

10-year passports back - at a price

New Zealanders are about to get 10-year passports back, but they will cost more and are still more expensive than in many…

Editorial: Hard to find fault with border levy

In some respects, the Budget's introduction of a border clearance levy seemed like a step back in time.

NZ 'unlikely' to strip woman's citizenship - PM
NZ 'unlikely' to strip woman's citizenship - PM

Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could not follow suit if Australia moves to strip a New Zealand-Australian…

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Bill English said the forecast super costs of $30 billion by 2030 were large but ruled out changing anything, saying it…

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Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget
Political roundup: The government’s Campbell Live budget

National's move to increase benefits and address child poverty in the 2015 Budget has left opposition politicians and political…

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Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith
Why axing kickstart is act of bad faith

Keeping silent about axing the $1000 kickstart payment for new KiwiSaver members, isn't a broken promise, strictly speaking…

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