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Mt Eden vehicle ban likely
Mt Eden vehicle ban likely

A ban on cars from the summit of Mt Eden has been confirmed as likely by the end of this year.

Union calls for early ed inquiry

A teachers' union called for an inquiry into the quality of early childhood education in the wake of a series of Herald…

NZ irresponsible to follow Obama's TPP spin

Trade Minister Tim Groser says he is going to assume until proved otherwise that the Obama Administration would not have…

Kiwis 'talked down' from Isis

Prime Minister John Key says the SIS has talked would-be jihadists in New Zealand out of joining Isis after their parents…

Law change aimed at building disputes
Law change aimed at building disputes

Amendments to the Construction Contracts Act are due to be passed in Parliament soon and to come into effect from July 1…

David Fisher: Spying - does the nation need to know?
David Fisher: Spying - does the nation need to know?

It would be surprising if our intelligence agencies were not spying on China in some way, writes David Fisher.

Victory for the workers
Victory for the workers

Who cares about workers' rights? Well, suddenly lots of people do. And it’s not just the political left, writes Bryce Edwards…

Abbott takes part in memorial dedication
Abbott takes part in memorial dedication

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot took part in the dedication for the Australian Memorial at the Pukeahu National War…

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NZ trainers in Afghanistan have mission extended
NZ trainers in Afghanistan have mission extended

The remaining New Zealand trainers in Afghanistan will have their mission extended until the end of…

Protesters gather at war memorial in Wellington

Soldiers, veterans, politicians and a small group of protesters have gathered for the dedication of the Australia Memorial…

Key plays down spy claims

Prime Minister John Key has downplayed revelations from Edward Snowden documents that New Zealand and American hackers had…

Abbott: NZ 'splendid sons' of Anzac

Australian PM Tony Abbott says he is certain NZ forces 'will give a fine account of themselves' in the joint fight against…

Support for National steady despite by-election defeat
Support for National steady despite by-election defeat

The National Party's support has remained steady despite its defeat in the Northland by-election, a…

National Party rewards loyalty

National criticised the Labour Party for "cronyism" when it was in Opposition, but a check through appointments shows National…

How are your kids cared for?

A Herald investigation reveals: Children in early childhood education may have been placed at risk of developmental damage…

Green contenders look sharp

Sharp suits - and rhetoric to match - dominated an event in Auckland yesterday featuring hopefuls for the Green Party co-leadership…

National Party support steady despite Northland loss

The National Party's support has remained steady despite its defeat in the Northland by-election, a new poll shows. A TVNZ…

Greens kick off co-leadership race
Greens kick off co-leadership race

The Green Party will kick off its co-leadership race today, with four candidates confirmed as contenders…

Eye spy: How and why?

Five Eyes allies identified a diplomatic data link between Chinese offices as a target for hacking. Nicky Hager and Ryan…

Rodney Hide: Blue misses point on feminism

It's a little creepy having government commissioners monitoring the airwaves ready to pounce should broadcasters stray from…

video John Key on $1000/day house and capital gains tax

A three-bedroom North Shore "do-up" has earned its owner nearly $1000 a day - just shy of the salary of a High Court judge…

Fran O'Sullivan: Housing warning should put PM on red alert

The government needs to act on the Reserve Bank's warning that the boom affecting the Auckland housing market could spark…

Editorial: Lost surplus tarnishes Key's image
Editorial: Lost surplus tarnishes Key's image

After years of focus on returning the state's finances to surplus, the signals now coming from Prime…

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Seymour out to show some Hide with perk attacks

But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? Is it the dawn of a new Rodney Hide, Perkbuster Extraordinaire?

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Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: The politics of axing Campbell Live
Bryce Edwards: The politics of axing Campbell Live

How political is the potential axing of Campbell Live? Certainly politicos on Twitter have been outraged about the prospect…

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Audrey Young

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Audrey Young: PM transcript release a small victory

The PM's Office has finally agreed to release transcripts from his post cabinet press conferences, and Audrey Young says…

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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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