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  • 7 Jul, 2017 4:30am
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COMMENT: Amy Adams has splashed $130m on housing packages in a few days.
  • 6 Jul, 2017 3:40pm
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Govt is holding firm on its decision not to hold an inquiry into abuse in state care.
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  • 4 Jul, 2017 1:37pm
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Nearly 750,000 pages of Parliamentary debates in NZ have been published online.
  • 28 Jun, 2017 1:12pm
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People convicted under anti-gay laws are a step closer to having their records wiped.
  • 27 Jun, 2017 5:19pm
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An intern scheme for foreign students has likely left Labour with debt, Little says.
  • 24 May, 2017 10:32am
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Opposition leaders have refused to meet with the under-fire Auditor-General.
  • 14 May, 2017 5:00am
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It's election year, the time when MPs should be listening. Paul Little has the best tips.
  • 14 May, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Register of pecuniary interests of MPs makes fascinating reading.
  • 10 May, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Your life is an open accounts book when you're a politician in NZ.
  • 5 May, 2017 10:47am
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Cornwall Park leaseholders appeal to Parliament
  • 27 Apr, 2017 3:55pm
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Too many researchers do not seek homes for lab animals: Advocate group
  • 19 Apr, 2017 12:47pm
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A dog-walker turned heads by performing a quiet stunt at Parliament today.
  • 12 Apr, 2017 1:43pm
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Feminists, conservatives unite as an unlikely coalition.
  • 7 Apr, 2017 8:00am
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Sir Geoffrey Palmer sat down with Guyon Espiner to talk about his days as Prime Minister.
  • 4 Apr, 2017 8:09am
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COMMENT: If he'd seen disturbing footage, surely he'd be duty bound to call an inquiry.
  • 24 Mar, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Sending off politicians is always quite an occasion.
  • 23 Mar, 2017 6:01am
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COMMENT: Whether Nicky Hager's new book scores the required hits is yet to be determined.
  • 21 Mar, 2017 9:30pm
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COMMENT: John Key came into politics with few people knowing what he stood for.
  • 17 Mar, 2017 3:00pm
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Milk exporter Oravida has put another $50,000 into the National Party's war chest.
  • 25 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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Top civil servant at centre of pay fracas is a man of contrasts.
  • 20 Feb, 2017 7:00am
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COMMENT: I'd like to moot a nationwide expert and practical authority to come up with a 50-year infrastructure plan that actually works.
  • 19 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: It's been 33 years and 11 elections and, if I was Peter Dunne, I'd say that's enough. I'd call it a day, writes Heather du Plessis-Allan.
  • 18 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: If we had more people in Parliament who would live long enough to experience the results of their actions, we'd all be better off.
  • 15 Feb, 2017 6:43pm
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Pike River families say a commitment to leave the coal mine unsealed and inspect it with drone technology falls short of their requests, but is still "very positive".
  • 15 Feb, 2017 4:16pm
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Pike River families are meeting with Prime Minister Bill English for the first time this afternoon.
  • 8 Feb, 2017 6:11pm
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Former Australia PM John Howard was at Question Time in Parliament, getting a mixed reaction from NZ MPs.
  • 8 Feb, 2017 7:00am
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The New Zealand Initiative blasted the Government's recent co-investment with Peter Thiel as "corporate welfare".
  • 8 Feb, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: John Key returned to Parliament as a meek backbencher to watch English and his opposition counterparts duke it out on the first day of Parliament.
  • 1 Feb, 2017 2:12pm
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New Zealand will go to the polls on September 23, Prime Minister Bill English announced this afternoon.
  • 24 Jan, 2017 1:16pm
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Political Roundup: Should politicians be free to hop in and out of elected office when it suits their career interests?
  • 22 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Former Clerk of the House David McGee is recommending that resigning list MPs not be replaced by the next willing candidate on their party list.
  • 18 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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David McGee, a former Clerk of the House, made an appeal for new rules to keep MPs in their seats for a full term yesterday in Herald.
  • 17 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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COMMENT: Former Clerk of Parliament David McGee says list MPs should not be replaced and electorate MPs should be bonded.
  • 17 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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Resignations by MPs has been pronounced since MMP began in 1996, of both of list and constituency MPs.
  • 10 Jan, 2017 9:25am
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A Ngapuhi kaumatua says the Prime Minister should not "run away" from Waitangi Day commemorations.
  • 24 Dec, 2016 5:00am
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Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye speaks about the positives following a "gruelling few months" since her breast cancer diagnosis.
  • 20 Dec, 2016 6:19pm
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COMMENT: New PM finally gets to sit in the "highest-backed chair" at Cabinet unveiling.
  • 15 Dec, 2016 7:14pm
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COMMENT: His career's been one of ups and downs - and the downs have been fairly spectacular.
  • 15 Dec, 2016 4:59pm
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Thirty years after homosexuality was legalised in New Zealand, gay and bisexual men with historic convictions may be pardoned.
  • 14 Dec, 2016 5:40pm
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Parliament has wound up for the year with a ukulele-playing Maori Party winning the show, despite tough competition from the party leaders.
  • 13 Dec, 2016 6:22pm
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Paula Bennett talks to political editor Audrey Young about her new backroom role with the National Party caucus.
  • 12 Dec, 2016 9:27pm
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Bill English has given the new Deputy Prime Minister a special role in involving National's backbench more in the party.
  • 12 Dec, 2016 1:31pm
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COMMENT: Incoming PM gave a hugely impressive performance at his first press conference, writes Audrey young.
  • 9 Dec, 2016 7:18am
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COMMENT: For a decade National didn't have to think about a leader, now they will be scrambling to make sense of it all, writes Barry Soper.
  • 8 Dec, 2016 12:48pm
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All Blacks tests would have to be broadcast on free-to-air television under a proposed law change to be debated by Parliament.
  • 7 Dec, 2016 5:42pm
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Judith Collins has laid out her policy agenda if she is elected Prime Minister.
  • 3 Dec, 2016 5:00am
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COMMENT: Opposition parties are hoping that their own version of the Brexit-Trump contagion will take grip in New Zealand.
  • 28 Nov, 2016 8:17pm
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New Zealand First has history in opposing any new buildings to house MPs and ministers.