Bryan Staples

Peters has been taken in: Staples

Christchurch's own "Robin Hood" figure, Bryan Staples speaks out against Winston Peters.

'No need' to screen

Gerry Brownlee An aviation officer gave a pilot the all-clear to fly despite Gerry Brownlee's security breach.

MPs seeking greater expenses

Beehive_strap The hard-done-by politicians are also asking for 30 free flights a year for their families- on top of their at-least $150,000-a-year salaries.

A week is a long time in politics

Parliament OPINION: It has been a topsy-turvy three years since the last election. One more week and time will be called on the 50th New Zealand Parliament.

Running over with mea culpas

National party OPINION: If there are too many more weeks like this on the campaign trail, the election may well end up closer than everyone expects.

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Where do you stand on political coat-tail riding?

If it gets marginalised voices into Parliament, I'm for it.

I'm against it - if you don't get the votes, you shouldn't be there.

It's just part of the political game.

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