Politics

RSS
Battle to replace Turia neck-and-neck
Battle to replace Turia neck-and-neck

The battle for the Te Tai Hauauru electorate is almost neck and neck between the Labour and Maori Party candidates according…

Big cuts to services revealed tomorrow

Big cuts to transport, parks and community services will be outlined tomorrow when Auckland Mayor Len Brown unveils the…

Obama condemns overseas tax deals

President Obama's denunciation of overseas mergers that lower US companies' taxes is throwing cold water on potential deals…

Poll shows big shake-up

Support for New Zealand First and the Conservative Party has surged since the release of Dirty Politics , while both National…

Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding - survey
Two thirds of voters believe citizens-initiated referenda should be binding - survey

A key policy plank for NZ First and the Conservative Party has been given a boost after two thirds of voters said they believed…

National to outline tax cuts package
National to outline tax cuts package

Prime Minister John Key says National is likely to outline "a broad sense" of the conditions needed for tax cuts before…

Key will keep tourism portfolio if re-elected
Key will keep tourism portfolio if re-elected

Prime Minister John Key says he will keep the tourism portfolio if National is re-elected. He said National would continue…

Labour's 100,000 low-cost home pledge
Labour's 100,000 low-cost home pledge

Labour would be able to offer first home buyers two-bedroom properties in Auckland for as little as $360,000 if elected…

Politics

Electoral commission releases election information
Electoral commission releases election information

Candidate information, party lists and voting booth information for the election on September 20 has…

Greens propose to fund WOF tests for all rental homes

The Greens have gone "one up" on their potential Labour coalition partner with a proposal to require and fund a full warrant…

Ministerial offices to face probe

The Chief Ombudsman will launch an investigation into the way the Official Information Act is being used - and it'll include…

Is NZ still the land of the fair-go?

New Zealand is supposed to be a place where everyone gets a fair go but almost three-quarter of us don't think we live in…

O'Sullivan: Dotcom gaming NZ politics
O'Sullivan: Dotcom gaming NZ politics

It's ridiculous that the New Zealand political system can be gamed by an international businessman with…

Goldsmith on the campaign trail

National's candidate for Epsom - who doesn't want to win the electorate vote - fielded questions from voters on just who…

Collins forced to backtrack over claim

Minister Judith Collins has been forced to backtrack on her claim she was cleared of wrong-doing for giving a public servant's…

video Leaders tell: Who's your hero?

Do you want to know more about your political leaders and what they think but don’t have much time? Here you can watch…

Pike mine blast rings on in PM's ears

It started well enough, but John Key left Greymouth with a heartfelt plea from the widow of one of the 29 dead Pike River…

NZ land: Are the politicians listening?
NZ land: Are the politicians listening?

In the latest Herald series on election policies, we look at whether parties are paying attention to…

Newcomers jump up the party list

Two fresh faces have been catapulted up the New Zealand First ranks as the party dumped sitting MP Andrew Williams and demoted…

Govt looking at charter rules change

Education Minister Hekia Parata is in negotiation in the hope of opening more charter schools next year, possibly allowing…

Three gender options under Labour

Labour wants drivers' licences and passports in New Zealand to offer three gender options.

Editorial: Labour's new move

The Labour Party has broken new ground in election campaigns by announcing cuts to spending that it had not announced.

Cameras nail billboard vandals
Cameras nail billboard vandals

Political parties - tired of repeated attacks on candidates' billboards - are using motion sensor cameras…

Politics Archives

Top Stories

Bio beats out Luminaries
Bio beats out Luminaries

A "stunning" biography of a Wellington art dealer has beaten Eleanor Catton's acclaimed novel The Luminaries to win the…

49-year-old cold case to be revisited
Seven ways to stop a tantrum
Scott Donaldson's kayak washes up
The gadget that sparked mid-flight fury
More Top Stories

Best of Political Analysis

Claire Trevett Claire Trevett
Nothing as good as a baddy in an election duel

Like any decent Western there are goodies and baddies… More

John Armstrong John Armstrong
Even the enemies are voters

It seemed just a slip of the tongue. Or was it, asks… More

Audrey Young Audrey Young
Policies and people all part of campaign

Anything could happen between now and the election… More

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

Deborah Hill Cone believes sex appeal amounts to political… More

Politics videos

Labour's alternative budget video Labour's alternative budget

Labour party leader David Cunliffe and finance spokesman…

Cunliffe on National's Homestead policy video Cunliffe on National's Homestead policy

Labour leader David Cunliffe responds to the National…

More Politics videos

Local Government

Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks Brian Rudman: Fluoridation debate drowned out by dirty tricks

Talk about bad timing. In a battle for the media --…

Bars slam police booze op as 'creepy' Bars slam police booze op as 'creepy'

An operation in which undercover police officers drank…

More Local Government

Political Polls

Greens free travel a hit with students Greens free travel a hit with students

New Zealanders are strongly in favour of a proposal…

Nats fly high, new party nibbles Greens Nats fly high, new party nibbles Greens

New Herald poll shows Internet-Mana would get two…

More Political Polls
Interactive Map

Claire Trevett on politics

Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics
Claire Trevett: No tabloid tactics - except in politics

Back in 2011 Prime Minister John Key stood before the media and said "there is no place in this country for News of the…

More Claire Trevett on politics
Be part of the news. Send pics, video and tips to nzherald.

Send

Bryce Edwards on politics

Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics
Bryce Edwards: Passion, profanity and parody in politics

New Zealanders were famously described as a 'passionless people' in one landmark book about politics and the national condition…

More Bryce Edwards on politics

Audrey Young

Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight
Audrey Young: Leaders under the spotlight

Audrey Young writes: Sometimes it helps to see your politicians in action in order to judge whether they can be trusted.

More Audrey Young

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…

More Matt McCarten on politics

© Copyright 2014, APN New Zealand Limited

Assembled by: (static) on red akl_a5 at 28 Aug 2014 03:13:16 Processing Time: 2901ms