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OPINION: What's next on the comeback trail? Los Del Rio and the Macarena?
OPINION: To say that Harre's appointment came as a surprise to some of her former allies is an understatement.
OPINION: . Over the last six years, National has managed to implement surprisingly sweeping reforms in most of those areas, and - with the exception of asset sales - with surprisingly little fuss.
OPINION: After preaching belt-tightening for six years, Finance Minister Bill English opened his wallet yesterday for an election-year Budget pitched squarely at middle New Zealand.
OPINION: New haircut, smart blue tie - Bill English was even cracking a big smile ahead of today's Budget.
OPINION: Money may not buy you love or happiness, but there's not much dispute that it buys you friends in high places.
OPINION: It speaks volumes about David Cunliffe's bad week that on the day John Key delivered his pre-Budget speech, it was the Labour leader who copped it on the street over the Government's failure to make a big dent in unemployment.
OPINION: Labour's economic counter so far under Cunliffe has been low-key and delivered largely from the regions.
OPINION: Social media, smear campaigns and now Kim Dotcom ... our election will be frantic and chaotic, says Tracy Watkins.
How long before Prime Minister John Key decides Hekia Parata is a liability in Cabinet?
OPINION: Sorry is the hardest word when your name is Judith Collins.
OPINION: Whether it's a silver fern or a koru, a debate over the design of the flag always had potential to be divisive.
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OPINION: There are some things you shouldn't have to state on the campaign trail.
OPINION: It doesn't get much bluer than the blood that runs through the veins of former National Cabinet minister Philip Burdon.
OPINION: Labour MP Shane Jones wielded the barbecue tongs at Waitangi Day this year.
OPINION: Since his reinvention during the Labour leadership race, Shane Jones has had a new lease of life.
OPINION: Given our relative sizes, a game of one-upmanship with Australia would be difficult to win.
The political year was launched with such hectic pace this week you could almost smell the burning rubber.
OPINION: You know it is an election year when politicians start the year by clearing the decks of things they don't want to spend the rest of the year talking about.